Welcome to a seminar with the title “Mastering the art of image guided hyperthermia in the head and neck region”. At this seminar Dr. Ir. M.M. (Maarten) Paulides, Associate Professor Erasmus MC Cancer Institute will discuss the steps taken from basic idea generation to clinical application of the first phased-array microwave hyperthermia applicator. After discussion of the clinical potential in head and neck cancer, the various developments in device and simulation technologies will be discussed. This talk will continue with new approaches that are being developed for realtime assurance and optimization of the heating pattern and finalize with the opportunities in the clinic.
Speaker: Dr. Ir. M.M. (Maarten) Paulides, Associate Professor Erasmus MC Cancer Institute
When? Friday 2 march, 10:00-11:00
Where? EDIT room, Chalmers, Campus Johanneberg
Maarten Paulides studied electrical engineering at Eindhoven University, and obtained his PhD at Erasmus University in 2007 (cum laude) on the development of an RF hyperthermia applicator to treat cancers of the head and neck. He is currently Associate Professor in the Radiotherapy Department of Erasmus MC Cancer Institute. In 2016, he was appointed leader of the new Research Pillar on Biology Image Guided Radiotherapy. His current research is focused on MRI guided radio- and thermal therapies, including elucidating aberrant molecular and physiological properties of tumors. In addition, he is working on clinical studies and clinical application of head and neck hyperthermia. He was recipient of several prestigious awards, amongst others a VENI scholarship of STW/NWO (2010) and an EUR fellowship in 2016. He serves in the Dutch Health Council (EMF committee) and in the Scientific Expert Group of ICNRIP/WHO. Finally, he is advisor medical physics of Sensius BV, a start-up company aimed at providing solutions for computer simulation guided hyperthermia treatment.