Brain atlas to protect important brain areas during radiation

27 juni 2022
Bron: Maastro

What is a brain atlas and why is it so important? Watch the video. In this video Dr. Eekers provides insight into the areas in the brain and how these affect cognition and memory.

A multidisciplinary team is conducting innovative research into the relationship between cognition (memory and concentration capacity) and radiation dose and changes in imaging (MRI). For example, we have developed an international brain atlas. This allows us to uniformly draw in those areas that may be important for cognition. This ensures that these areas can be spared even better during irradiation. You can watch the brain atlas in the video below.
This project is set up thanks to intensive collaboration between Maastricht UMC+ and Maastro.

Eekers et al. have published an international neurological atlas for contouring of organs at risk in consensus with the European Particle Therapy Network (EPTN) in 2018 and an update in 2021. The purpose of this consensus atlas is to decrease inter- and intra-observer variability in delineating OARs relevant for neuro-oncology.

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