Advancing Sustainability Using ICT

The environmental issues we now face are believed to be the result of our social systems. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has the potential to help us better understand, monitor in read-time, and reduce our impact on the environment. AITIS Lab, in the Department of Engineering Science, is committed to utilize the engineering expertise and research activity of its faculty to initiate innovative and sustainable graduate and undergraduate projects to educate future environmentally responsible and skilled engineers. We work with local industries and organizations to provide sustainable engineering solutions. Click here to learn more about our research activities and ongoing projects .....more; / Main Page. Checkout our Calendar of Events.

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Low Dose-Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy

Low Dose-Rate (LDR) Brachytherapy  is an increasingly popular alternative to radical surgery and radiotherapy for many patients with early, localised prostate cancer. It involves the transperineal placement of radioactive seeds directly into the prostate under ultrasound guidance, and aims to deliver a high dose of radiation to the prostate. However, in many cases the patient is required to return for multiple treatments. In such cases, the radiation treatment must be precisely aligned with previous cases. Thus, an accurate positioning system is required. The reference point can be some place in the therapy room. The designed device must detect the six degree of freedom position and orientation information for any location as the device is inserted.This is considered to be intra-fraction positioning as the position inside the body is being determined.The accuracy of the device is preferred to be within several mm. A number of technologies may be used for this project including fast object tracking using Linux-based Vision System.

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Sponsor: ACC, Texas