Quentin Bouchez

CRIG member
Quentin Bouchez

Doctoral fellow - Department of human structure and repair – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent
Principal investigator: prof. Barbara Vanderstraeten (PhD)


Research focus

My research focuses on assessing the value of online adaptive radiotherapy (oART) for extracranial oligometastatic disease (OMD), specifically lung and abdominal lesions. We aim to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of oART by implementing a time-driven activity-based costing (TD-ABC) framework. Additionally, we will assess how oART improves treatment accuracy and patient outcomes by analyzing radiation doses to tumors and nearby tissues, predicting treatment effectiveness and side effects.
The significance of this research lies in addressing the logistical and financial barriers hindering the widespread adoption of oART in clinical practice. By providing insights into the cost implications, potential outcome improvements, and educational aspects of oART, our findings can inform decision-making by healthcare providers, policymakers, and researchers.
This project contributes to multidisciplinary cancer research by bridging the gap between clinical innovation and implementation. Our approach not only offers valuable insights for improving radiotherapy practices but also provides a framework that can be adapted to other clinical settings beyond our specific focus on OMD. Ultimately, our goal is to facilitate the translation of research findings into tangible benefits for patients, healthcare systems, and society at large.

Contact & links

  • Lab address: UZ Gent, Department of Radiation Oncology, Corneel Heymanslaan 10 RTP Ingang 98, 9000 Gent
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  • Quentin Bouchez is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks