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Thomas Reinhard Bortfeld, Ph.D.

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I am a Medical Physicist with a passion for research and development to solve clinical problems, deploying the resulting innovative technologies in the clinic, and translating new problems that arise in the clinic back into research questions. I made this transition of technologies from the bench to the bedside and back many times throughout my career.

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  1. 1 R01 CA266803-01A1 (BORTFELD, THOMAS R.) Sep 20, 2022 - Aug 31, 2027
    NIH/NCI
    An Ionizing Radiation Acoustics Imaging (iRAI) Approach for guided Flash Radiotherapy
    Role Description: The goal is to address the current challenges of effective and safe FLASH-RT clinical delivery by developing an image-pulse guidance system utilizing technological advances in radiation acoustic imaging and machine learning algorithms.
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  2. R01CA266275 (BORTFELD, THOMAS R.) Jan 6, 2022 - Dec 31, 2026
    NIH/NCI
    Automated interactive definition of the clinical target volume in radiation oncology
    Role Description: The definition of the clinical target volume in which high doses of radiation are delivered to treat cancer is the weakest link in the radiation therapy chain. It is currently a cumbersome manual process in which a radiation oncologist draws the target contours manually, with many uncertainties involved, leading to a large variability between contours drawn by different physicians. In collaboration with a leading company in radiation treatment planning, we develop a machine learning based approach to define the clinical target volume semi- automatically, which will lead to greater efficiency in defining the clinal target, more consistency, and better treatment plans for the patients.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01CA266275 (BORTFELD, THOMAS R.) Jan 6, 2022 - Dec 31, 2026
    NIH
    Automated interactive definition of the clinical target volume in radiation oncology
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01CA118200 (BORTFELD, THOMAS R.) Jul 1, 2007 - May 31, 2013
    NIH
    Management of Breathing effects in Radiotherapy Planning
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01CA103904 (BORTFELD, THOMAS R.) Dec 1, 2003 - Jul 31, 2012
    NIH
    Multi-Criteria IMRT Optimization
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.