The ACRF Image X Institute is a centre for innovation in radiation therapy and cancer imaging technologies.
By improving our ability to see cancer, we can target it more accurately, and treat it more effectively. Made up of academic staff, researchers, students and professional staff from a diverse range of expertise, our institute benefits from a truly multidisciplinary approach. We have a thriving program of projects at all stages of development, from research exploration to clinical implementation. We engage with industry, hospitals, international collaborators and universities to forge relationships that help take our projects from lab bench to patient bedside.
Our mission is to create, share and apply scientific knowledge to improve radiation therapy and cancer imaging.
Our projects fall under three main sub-goals:
- Revolutionise medical imaging
- Pioneer functionally targeted radiotherapy
- Enable global access to cancer radiotherapy
Crowdfunding – Remove the Mask
30 April 2019
We’re joining forces with cancer survivors to crowdfund a project which is set to revolutionise radiation therapy for people with head & neck cancer. If successful, we’ll be on the path to reducing the debilitating anxiety and fear experienced by hundreds of thousands of people every year who must wear a mask for their radiation therapy.
Through our work on other cancer sites including breast, prostate, liver and lung, we’ve already developed two of the technologies needed to be able to remove the mask. With your help, we can develop the final piece of the puzzle – surface mapping technology, which will monitor the position of the patient.
You can make a donation or keep up to date with the campaign here.
Physics World – Feature Article
14 April 2019
Our work to improve cardiac diagnostic imaging is in the spotlight, with a feature article on our recent ACROBEAT publication.
“Cardiac images reconstructed using the conventional protocol contained streak and blurring artefacts for all three ECG traces. In all ACROBEAT simulations, these artefacts almost completely disappeared.”
Read the full article here.