Alana Thibodeau-Antonacci

Ph.D. Student
Department of Physics
Novel Brachytherapy Technology

Bio

Alana completed a B.Sc. in physics at the University of Montreal and a M.Sc. in medical physics at McGill University. She is currently pursuing a dual Ph.D. in physics at McGill University and University of Bordeaux.

Current Projects

Development of a dynamic shielding brachytherapy applicator for the treatment of rectal cancer
Alana is developing a novel applicator equipped with a magnetic resonance imaging compatible dynamically-rotating shield for intensity-modulated endorectal brachytherapy. Treatments with the new applicator will ensure optimal irradiation of the tumor while reducing the dose received by the surrounding healthy tissue, which will improve the curative potential of this treatment while simultaneously reducing toxicity and improving patient’s quality of life.

2021

Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana

Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral Program Award

from NSERC in 2021.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Garant, Aurelie; Singh, Kelita; Miller, Corey; Vuong, Té; Enger, Shirin A.

Deep learning based tumor segmentation of endoscopy images for rectal cancer patients Presentation

ESTRO Annual meeting, 27.08.2021.

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Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Jafarzadeh, Hossein; Carroll, Liam; Weishaupt, Luca L.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award Award

from MITACS in 2021.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Garant, Aurelie; Singh, Kelita; Miller, Corey; Vuong, Té; Enger, Shirin A.

Inter-Observer Variability and Deep Learning in Rectal Tumor Segmentation from Endoscopy Images Presentation

The COMP Annual Scientific Meeting 2021, 22.06.2021.

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Morcos, Marc; Antaki, Majd; Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Kalinowski, Jonathan; Glickman, Harry; Enger, Shirin A.

RapidBrachyMCTPS: An open-source dose calculation and optimization tool for brachytherapy research Presentation

COMP, 01.06.2021.

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Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Vuong, Té; Bekerat, Hamed; Liang, Liheng; Enger, Shirin A.

Development of a Dynamic Shielding Intensity-Modulated Brachytherapy Applicator for the Treatment of Rectal Cancer Award

from Curietherapies in 2021.

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Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Vuong, Té; Bekerat, Hamed; Childress, Lilian; Enger, Shirin A.

OC-0112 development of a dynamic-shielding intensity modulated endorectal brachytherapy applicator Presentation

Radiotherapy and Oncology, 01.05.2021, ISBN: 0167-8140, 1879-0887.

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