4D Particle Therapy


Researchers investigated the potential of particle therapy for moving tumors for more than a decade with the aim to maximize the benefit for the patients. The 13th 4D workshop on particle therapy will be held at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (October 21-22, 2022), where students, technicians, senior researchers, experts, and clinicians will investigate current clinical practice and identify open issues and future directions. To summarize the outcome of 4D workshop and give the possibility to contribute to the discussion, the present virtual special issue will collect short communications, full research and review papers. The special issue is also open for contributions of scientists working in this field that were not attending the meeting. Topics covered will include clinical practice, 4D treatment planning, 4D imaging as well as 4D dosimetry.


Guest editors:

Barbara Knäusl, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical University of Vienna

Xiadong Zhang, PhD, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Manuscript submission information:

Submission deadline: January 31, 2023

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline. For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact the guest editors via email: barbara.knaeusl@meduniwien.ac.at and xizhang@mdanderson.org

The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript and select the appropriate article type associated with the title “VSI:4D Particle Therapy” when submitting your manuscript online. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here: Physics & Imaging in Radiation Oncology - Journal - Elsevier

All the submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Upon its editorial acceptance, your article will go into production immediately. It will be published in the latest regular issue, while be presented on the specific Special Issue webpage simultaneously. In regular issues, Special Issue articles will be clearly marked and branded.


Particle therapy, motion management, 4D and real-time imaging, dose tracking, adaptive radiotherapy

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