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Biomedical Physics Colloquium - October 28

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 13:00
KHE 225

Title: Personalized brachytherapy, Past, Present and Future

Presenter: Dr. Ananth Ravi, Ph.D.
Affiliate scientist, Physical Sciences, Odette Cancer Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Assistant professor, department of radiation oncology, U of T
Lead brachytherapy medical physicist, department of medical physics, Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, Ryerson University


Brachytherapy is a radiation therapy technique that involves the implantation of radioactive sources in or around cancerous tissues. Because of the close contact of the sources with the target tissues, brachytherapy is one of the most conformal and effective radiation therapy techniques currently available. This talk will discuss the evolution of brachytherapy techniques from past to future avenues of active research.


Dr. Ananth Ravi is the clinical operations lead of brachytherapy services at Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. He is also a board-certified medical physicist as well as an associate professor in the department of radiation oncology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ravi has considerable clinical and research experience in both image-guided brachytherapy as well as improving guidance for surgical oncology. Dr. Ravi is one of the founders and is the Chief Scientific Officer for MOLLI Surgical, a company focused on making precision surgery simpler through the incorporation of innovative and robust tracking technologies.