Key themesGuiding technical and clinical drivers
There are four key themes that frame the activities of IGT Network+. Each theme is led by a Co-Investigator of the network who acts as a contact point and facilitator.
Theme 1 (T1)
Intervention planning and real-time computational update
Lead: Zeike Taylor
Developing new technologies for interventional planning, and for updating these plans intra-operatively, which ensures optimal delivery of treatments.
Theme 2 (T2)
Focused energy delivery and motion compensation
Lead: Marcel van Herk
Taking advantage of planning and the increasing ability to focus different energy beams at directed anatomical targets is enabling a variety of new treatments for radiotherapy, proton therapy and minimally invasive interventional options.
Theme 3 (T3)
Interventional imaging, sensing and contrast agents
Lead: Dan Elson
Improving imaging capabilities to deliver information about the patient’s anatomy in real‐time during surgery – one of the most fundamental drivers of change in interventional practice.
Theme 4 (T4)
Clinical workflow, skills assessment and simulation
Lead: Dan Stoyanov
Optimising the workflow of procedures in the increasingly complex operating room, where technology and a variety of systems need to be used synergistically.