Novel Multiphase Radiation Detectors in Oncology

I. Wearable radiation detectors

Characterizing the therapeutic radiation dose delivered to patients is a standard procedure in radiation therapy. However, commercial dosimeters (radiation detectors) only provide 0-D or point-by-point dose information. We design flexible dosimeter bands that can be worn around the patient, enabling high-resolution 1-D dosimetry around the patient. 

II. Droplet radioactivity sensors

We develop droplet-based sensors for high throughput detection of clinical radiotracer uptake in cells. 

Individual cells are co-encapsulated in pico- to nano-liter droplets containing radiation sensitive compounds using droplet microfluidics.