Academy of Finland  
 
 
 
 
 
Funding decision
 
Applicant / Contact person Myllylä, Teemu
Organisation University of Oulu
Project title Advanced sensing of water during brain tumor radiotherapy and in neuro-oncologic multimodal MRI
Decision No. 318347
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Funding 485 812
   
Project description
Methods for monitoring water and the amount of free oxygen radicals during brain tumor radiotherapy are lacking. The monitoring could ensure the effectiveness of the radiation therapy when the concentration of oxygen radicals correlates with the power of radiotherapy. In addition, there is a close relationship between brain water, glymphatic system and several brain diseases including brain disorders caused by brain tumor radiotherapy. These require new brain imaging techniques to be developed. Our goal is to accomplish a novel brain sensing system capable of measuring more comprehensively different characteristics in the human brain, particularly free water radicals, oxygen radicals and glymphatic water flow in brain tissue. This will be achieved by effectively combining the assets of the preferred sensing methods, while knowing that they are safe and not affected by each other. By this project, we aim at providing technology and a novel tool for improving brain tumor radiotherapy.