ECMP is a major event in the calendar of medical physicists and ORIGIN was delighted to have the opportunity to present ORIGIN results “Pre-clinical characterisation of optical fibre sensors in HDR brachytherapy”.
Review Article in BJR
In this article, ORIGIN researcher Dr Orla Houlihan describes the potential role for in vivo dosimetry in the reduction of uncertainties in pelvic brachytherapy, the pertinent factors for consideration in clinical practice, and the future potential for in vivo dosimetry in the personalisation of brachytherapy.
ORIGIN at BGCS 2022
ORIGIN researcher Dr Orla Houlihan highlighted the role for personalised brachytherapy treatment in cervical cancer at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society in London. Dr Houlihan’s recent review emphasises the clinical need for in vivo dosimetry to monitor radiation dose and radioactive source location in real-time.
ORIGIN at ICHEP 2022
Dr Agnese Giaz from the University of Insubria recently presented the work of ORIGN at ICHEP, the cornerstone event for the scientific community involved in high energy physics. Dr Giaz described how ORIGIN will provide Real-time 3D dose imaging and source localisation in brachytherapy and gave an overview of the commissioning and first results of a 16-sensor prototype.
Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting
ORIGIN was delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda at the Photonics Partnership Annual Meeting in Brussels. Coordinator Dr Sinéad O’Keeffe presented an update on the ORIGIN project and joined in discussions to shape the future of photonics research in health.
ORIGIN raises €1,120 for Irish Cancer Society
ORIGIN is delighted to announce that over €1000 was raised for the Irish Cancer Society in response to the VHI women’s mini marathon fundraising event.
ORIGIN researchers joined over 20,000 women on the start line in Dublin this June to raise awareness of gynaecological cancer, promote women in STEMM and raise vital funds for the Irish cancer society.
A massive thank you to everyone who donated and super well done to all who took part on the day. Special thanks to Agnese Giaz, who travelled from Italy for the race!
ORIGIN video launched
Check out ORIGIN’s video which describes how ORIGIN will lead to more effective and precise brachytherapy for the treatment of prostate and gynaecological cancer.
ORIGIN at 15th Pisa meeting on advanced detectors
Dr Agnese Giaz, University of Insubria, presented the commissioning and first results of a 16 sensor prototype at the advanced detectors conference in Italy this May.
ORIGIN at SPIE
ORIGIN was delighted to be selected to showcase an early prototype of the ORIGIN system at the SPIE Photonics Europe Innovation village. This was a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the system amongst industry innovators and leading photonics researchers.
ORIGIN at ESTRO
ORIGIN featured at ESTRO 2022 in Copenhagen. Dr Orla Houlihan, Queens University Belfast, presented two posters for discussion.