Dr. Matthew Larocque is currently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Physics in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
ResearchQuantitative Imaging of Tissue Response to Therapy
Use of multiparametric quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has shown that MR-sensitive tissue parameters such as ADC and T2 show response to radiotherapy earlier than tumour volume changes. My work aims to characterize these changes in animal models,
and find insight into the mechanisms involved.Episcleral Plaque Brachytherapy
The Alberta Ocular Brachytherapy Program treats patients with uveal melanoma and other select eye cancers by use surgical application of episcleral brachytherapy plaques. Use of asymmetric plaque loadings and placements can be used to minimize dose to ocular structures such as the fovea, papillomacular
bundle, and optic disc, ultimately improving visual outcome for patients.