The Dutch Research Council (NWO) awarded a Veni grant to 2 highly promising young scientists of UMC Utrecht. The grant provides the laureates with the opportunity to further elaborate their own ideas during a period of three years.
Stefano Mandija: MR-based measurements of ‘Tissue ElectroMagnetic Properties in radiation Oncology (TEMPO)’: A predictive tool for early-stage assessment of radiotherapy treatments. Stefano Mandija will use his Veni grant to develop a new MRI methodology to accurately measure the electromagnetic properties of cancer tissues. The applicability of this research will be tested for diagnosis and response evaluation of brain tumor radiotherapy treatments. This will open a new window into personalized, adaptive radiotherapy treatments while improving their cost/efficiency.