"Advances in Small Animal Radiation Research"

Monday, December 3, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Health Sciences Ctr. - Room 63-105

John W. Wong, PhD, FAAPM

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
(310) 825-5268

Additional Information

Presented by: John W. Wong, PhD, FAAPM
Professor and Director
Medical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
Johns Hopkins University

“Dr. John Wong’s clinical research interests focus on the development advanced radiation treatment techniques to improve tumor eradication while minimizing radiation-induced toxicity.   He is on the invention team of the Active Breathing Control device to manage breathing motion during treatment, as well as Cone-beam CT (CBCT) with a flat panel imager on board a medical accelerator to facilitate CT guided radiation treatment.  More recently, he is exploring the use of on-board 3D ultrasound and CBCT as the surrogate imaging methods to bring multi-modality imaging information, such as MRI, to guide radiation treatment.
In the informatics area, Dr. Wong is a co-principal investigator with Drs. McNutt and DeWeese in developing the multidisciplinary and multi-institutional “OncoSpace” informatics infra-structure to support data reuse and promote distributed data sharing for clinical research and decision making.
In the laboratory, Dr. Wong have developed a unique small animal radiation research platform with CT imaging capability to support the translation of pre-clinical radiation research for human treatment.  The system is being enhanced to incorporate molecular-optical tomography to guide radiation and assess response.”

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