SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council


Februrary 19th, 2019: Nanotechnology for Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Nanotechnology for Imaging and Radiation Therapy
Professor Lei Xing, Director of Medical Physics, Stanford University
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Tues Feb 19, at Varian Medical Systems Cafe, 3130 Hansen Way, Palo Alto
     11:00 am: Lunch (buy or bring your own)
      12:00 noon: Seminar (free)

During the last decade tremendous progress has been made in nanotechnology and nanomedicine. These developments have provided significant opportunities to advance medical practice and patient care. In this talk I will first present an overview of nanotechnology. The need for molecular imaging and nanomedicine will be highlighted. I will then talk about our recent research on using nanoparticles for high resolution and high sensitivity X-ray molecular imaging, including X-ray luminescence computed tomography, X-ray fluorescence computed tomography, Cerenkov imaging and its potential application in image guided surgery. Nanotechnology for radiation therapy enhancement will also be discussed.
Lei Xing, Ph.D., is the Director of Medical Physics Division and the Jacob Haimson Professor of Medical Physics in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Electrical Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford University. His research has been focused on artificial intelligence in medicine, biomedical data science, medical imaging, inverse treatment planning, image guided interventions, nanomedicine, and molecular imaging. Dr. Xing is on the editorial boards of a number of journals in medical physics and imaging, and is recipient of numerous awards. He is a fellow of AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) and AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering).