Our network organises tri-annual events which take place at partner institutes across the UK. These events are designed to put the spotlight on areas of specialist IGT research, stimulate new ideas and promote collaborations. The network offers its members funding support for travel to these events. We also list a range of other IGT events from the community, if you would like to add your listing please contact katie.konyn@kcl.ac.uk.


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IGT Network+ Meeting – University of Manchester

16th October 2017

Registrations for the IGT Network+ meeting are now open! Please visit our Eventbrite page to secure your place.

The event will take place on Monday 16 October 2017 at the University of Manchester, Michael Smith Building. As usual the event will coincide with the Network Management Group meeting (private) which will take place in the morning. The Network+ Meeting will then begin with a lunch followed by a series of image-guided therapy talks from academic, industry and clinical speakers.

The University of Manchester is a partner institute of our network and also the base for Theme 2, focused energy delivery and motion compensation, led by Marcel van Herk.


11.00—12.00: Network Management Group (NMG) meeting [closed session; invitation only]

12.00—12.50: Lunch and poster setup

12.50—13.00: Welcome from Professor Marcel van Herk (University of Manchester)

13:00 – 13:10     Prof Sebastien Ourselin: Update on Network activities

Session One: Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Adapting, targeting and guidance | Chair: Marcel van Herk

13.10—13.30: Dr James O’Conner: Using oxygen enhanced MRI to guide radiotherapy

13.30—13.50: Dr Thomas Hambrook: MRI/PET guidance

13.50—14.10: Dr Alan McWilliam: The MR-Linac project

14.10 – 14.15: Short Break

Session Two: Early Career Researcher session | Chair: Dr Alan McWilliam

14.15—14.30: Abigail Bryce-Atkinson: Optimising reduced dose CBT

14:30 – 14:45: Bilal Tahir: A comparison of CT-based surrogates of ventilation with hyperpolarised gas MRI

14:45 – 15:00: Jianyu Lin: An endoscopic system enabling tissue surface depth measurement and hyperspectral imaging

15:00 – 15:15: Katjana Ehrlich: Fibre optic time-resolved spectroscopy using CMOS-SPAD line arrays

15.15—15.50: Poster Session & refreshment break

Session Three: Better targeting therapy | Chair: Dr Marianne Aznar

15.50—16.10: Dr Michael Taylor: Imaging guidance in protons

16.10—16.30: Prof Marcel van Herk: Image-based data mining, better targeted therapy

16.30—16.50: Prof Tim Cootes: Shape/pattern recognition – micro-fractures on CT

16.50—17.00: Final discussion and close of day






16th October 2017
Event Category:


EPSRC Image-Guided Therapies UK Network+


University of Manchester
Michael Smith Building, Oxford Road
Manchester, M19 9PL United Kingdom
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