The Department works in tandem with radiation oncology and is responsible for Treatment Planning of all cancer patients in Radiation Oncology.
Dr.K.S.Chandrasekar.PhD headed the Department then. He retired in August 2006 as Director (Administration) and continues his services as an Adviser.
Dr.N.Vivekanandan PhD joined the Institute in July 1993 and is currently working as Professor& Head of the Department since May 2007
The Department is responsible for Treatment Planning of all cancer patients in Radiation Oncology. The routine work includes conventional, conformal, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, RapidArc treatment and SBRT planning as well as HDR Brachytherapy planning. Cancer Institute is the first centre in the country to install and upgrade to RapidArc Technology on 22 January 2009.We have FIVE linacs, ONE Telecobalt machine, TWO HDR units and ONE SIMULATOR. Also we have SIX ECLIPSE Treatment Planning systems and ONE MONACO Planning System.
The Department was the FIRST to start the M.Sc (MEDICAL PHYSICS) course in South ASIA in 1981 in collaboration with ANNA UNIVERSITY. (The PG Degree course is offered at the university).So far over 460 students have passed out and well settled in INDIA and abroad. At present 30 students are enrolled per year.
The Department is also involved in Teaching M.Sc Radiotherapy Technology, BSc RT Technology, B.Sc Radiology Technology and B.Sc Nuclear Medicine Technology.
The Department is involved in research actively and so far ELEVEN Scholars got their Degrees under the guidance of Dr.N.Vivekanandan. Ongoing studies include, A 3D printed Insert compatible with QUASAR phantom is successfully fabricated and being tested for gafchromic film based 4D dosimetry for possible routine clinical use. QA tracker, using python software is being modelled for cancer institute needs, which will help to track and analyse Quality Assurance tests of all teletherapy equipment.
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- Volumetric modulated arc radiotherapy for esophageal cancer” NagarajanVivekanandan, Padmanaban Sriram, M.Sc., S. A. Syam Kumar, M.Sc.,Narayanan Bhuvaneswari, M.Sc., and Kamalakannan Saranya, M.Sc. Medical Dosimetry 37 (2012) 108-113
2. Characterization of responses of 2d array seven29 detector and its combined use with octavius phantom for the patient-specific quality assurance in rapidarc treatment delivery” S. A. Syamkumar, M.Sc., Sriram Padmanabhan, M.Sc., Prabakar Sukumar, M.Sc., and Vivekanandan Nagarajan, Ph.D. Medical Dosimetry 37 (2012) 53-60.
3. Treatment planning and dosimetric comparison study on two different volumetric modulated arc therapy delivery techniques “S.A. Syam Kumara,Raghavendra Holla b, Prabakar Sukumara, Sriram Padmanabanan, Nagarajan Vivekanandan. Reports of practical oncology and radiotherapy, 2012 Aug 9;18(2):87-94.
4. Exit fluence analysis using portal dosimetry in volumetric modulated arc therapy”, Prabakar Sukumar,Sriram Padmanaban, Dhanabalan Rajasekaran, Muniyappan Kannan, Vivekanandan Nagarajan. Reports of practical oncology and Radiotherapy 1 7 ( 2 0 1 2 ) 324-331
5. In-house spread sheet based monitor unit verification program for volumetric modulated arc therapy”Prakash Jeevanandam*, Dhanabalan Rajasekaran, Prabakar Sukumar, Vivekanandan Nagarajan Physica Medica 30 (2014) 509 – 512
6. A study on the correlation between plan complexity and gamma index analysis in patient specific quality assurance of volumetric modulated arc therapy”Dhanabalan Rajasekaran, Prakash Jeevanandam, Prabakar Sukumar, Arulpandiyan Ranganathan,Samdevakumar Johnjothi, Vivekanandan Nagarajan reports of practical oncology and radiotherapy 2 0 Issue 1, 2015,Pages 57-65
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