Shirin Abbasinejad Enger

Associate Professor
Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology

Bio

Dr. Shirin Abbasinejad Enger is a tenured Associate Professor at the Medical Physics Unit, Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, interim Co-Director at the Medical Physics Unit and holder of a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Medical Physics. She is research director in Translational Physics and Radiobiology at the Lady Davis Institute and Segal Cancer Centre of the Jewish General Hospital. 

Dr. Abbasinejad Enger received her Ph.D. degree from Uppsala University in 2009 and was a postdoctoral fellow at Université Laval from 2009 to 2011. She has several leadership roles in international and national workgroups and committees. She is chair of the Intensity Modulated and Anisotropic Brachytherapy Sources Task Group (TG-337) and member of multiple other work and task groups at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. This includes the workgroup on Science Council Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. She is member of the Science  Committee and Women’s Committee at the Canadian Association of Medical Physicists. 

Dr. Abbasinejad Enger’s multidisciplinary research involves development of applied technology to address current limitations in radiotherapy treatment and imaging of cancer.
She has multiple patents and has received competitive funding to develop her innovations from proof of concept to clinical trials. Please have a look at her four main research axes; development of novel brachytherapy technology, radiobiology and microdosimetry, detector development, and artificial intelligence


Her research group has won several medical innovation
awards and several papers published by her group have been selected as editor’s pick in major peer-reviewed journals in the field.

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2021

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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DeCunha, Joseph M.; Villegas, Fernanda; Vallières, Martin; Torres, Jose; Camilleri-Broët, Sophie; Enger, Shirin A.

Patient-specific microdosimetry: a proof of concept Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2021, ISSN: 1361-6560.

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Lecavalier-Barsoum, Magali; Khosrow-Khavar, Farzin; Asiev, Krum; Popovic, Marija; Vuong, Te; Enger, Shirin A.

Utilization of brachytherapy in Quebec, Canada Journal Article

In: Brachytherapy, pp. S1538–4721(21)00452–9, 2021, ISSN: 1873-1449.

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Bui, Alaina; Childress, Lilian; Sankey, Jack; Seuntjens, Jan; Enger, Shirin A.

Effect of Incoming Particle Energy and Ionization Cluster Size on the G-value of Hydrated Electrons Presentation

AAPM 63rd Annual Meeting, 25.07.2021.

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Bui, Alaina; Bekerat, Hamed; Enger, Shirin A.

Film measurements for verification of dose results in hydrated electron dosimetry Presentation

COMP Virtual Scientific Meeting, 25.06.2021.

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Bui, Alaina; Childress, Lilian; Sankey, Jack; Seuntjens, Jan; Enger, Shirin A.

Effect of incoming particle energy, cluster size, LET, and depth in water on the G-value of hydrated electrons Presentation

COMP Virtual Scientific Meeting, 22.06.2021.

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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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Behmand, Behnaz; Evans, Michael D. C.; Kamio, Yuji; Enger, Shirin A.

Correlation between Radiation-induced Foci from 192Ir Brachytherapy and Tumor Nuclei Size Presentation

World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) - Online, 06.05.2021.

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Morcos, Marc; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Enger, Shirin A.

On the impact of absorbed dose specification, tissue heterogeneities, and applicator heterogeneities on Monte Carlo-based dosimetry of Ir-192, Se-75, and Yb-169 in conventional and intensity-modulated brachytherapy for the treatment of cervical cancer Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 48 (5), pp. 2604–2613, 2021, ISSN: 2473-4209.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Torres, Jose; Camilleri-Broët, Sophie; Rayes, Roni F.; Spicer, Jonathan D.; Maldonado, Sabrina Côté; Enger, Shirin A.

Deep learning-based tumor segmentation on digital images of histopathology slides for microdosimetry applications Journal Article

In: arXiv:2105.01824 [physics], 2021, (arXiv: 2105.01824).

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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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Zou, Yujing; Lecavalier-Barsoum, Magali; Enger, Shirin A.

Treatment outcome Prediction for gynecological cancers patients with a machine learning model using pre/post diagnostic image modalities and digital histopathology images Presentation

CRUK RadNet Manchester AI for Optimising Radiotherapy Outcomes Workshop, 10.02.2021.

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Morcos, Marc; Enger, Shirin A.

A novel minimally invasive IMBT delivery system for cervical cancer Presentation

JGH-Lady Davis Institute, 01.02.2021.

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Morcos, Marc; Antaki, Majd; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Enger, Shirin A.

A novel minimally invasive dynamic-shield, intensity-modulated brachytherapy system for the treatment of cervical cancer Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 48 (1), pp. 71–79, 2021, ISSN: 2473-4209.

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DeCunha, Joseph M.; Poole, Christopher M.; Vallières, Martin; Torres, Jose; Camilleri-Broët, Sophie; Rayes, Roni F.; Spicer, Jonathan D.; Enger, Shirin A.

Development of patient-specific 3D models from histopathological samples for applications in radiation therapy Journal Article

In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 81 , pp. 162–169, 2021, ISSN: 1724-191X.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Sayed, Hisham Kamal; Mao, Ximeng; Choo, Chunhee; Stish, Bradley; Enger, Shirin A.; Deufel, Christopher

Approaching automated applicator digitization from a new angle: using sagittal images to improve deep learning accuracy and robustness in high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy Journal Article

In: 2021 ABS Annual Meeting, 2021, (Type: Journal Article).

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Morcos, Marc; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Enger, Shirin A.

On the impact of absorbed dose specification, tissue heterogeneities, and applicator heterogeneities on Monte Carlo-based dosimetry of Ir-192, Se-75, and Yb-169 in conventional and intensity-modulated brachytherapy for the treatment of cervical cancer Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 48 (5), pp. 2604–2613, 2021, ISSN: 2473-4209, (_eprint: https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/mp.14802).

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Morcos, Marc; Antaki, Majd; Viswanathan, Akila N.; Enger, Shirin A.

A novel, minimally invasive, dynamic‐shield, intensity‐modulated brachytherapy system for the treatment of cervical cancer. Editors’ pick. Miscellaneous

ESTRO Newsletter, 2021.

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DeCunha, Joseph M.; Villegas, Fernanda; Vallières, Martin; Torres, Jose; Camilleri-Broët, Sophie; Enger, Shirin A.

Patient-specific microdosimetry: a proof of concept Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine & Biology, 2021, ISSN: 0031-9155.

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Morcos, Marc; Enger, Shirin A.

MR-guided intensity modulated brachytherapy for gynecologic cancers Presentation

McGill FMT, 01.01.2021.

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2020

Antaki, Majd; Deufel, Christopher L; Enger, Shirin A.

Fast mixed integer optimization (FMIO) for high dose rate brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 65 (21), pp. 215005, 2020, ISSN: 1361-6560.

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Bui, Alaina; Childress, Lilian; Sankey, Jack; Enger, Shirin A.

Developing a hydrated electron dosimeter and determining the G-value of hydrated electrons Presentation

Association Québécoise des Physicien(ne)s Médicaux Cliniques, 05.11.2020.

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Famulari, Gabriel; Enger, Shirin A.

La curiethérapie avec modulation d’intensité par blindage dynamique pour le cancer de la prostate Presentation

Association Québécoise des Physiciens Médicaux Cliniques (AQPMC) Annual Meeting in QC, 02.11.2020.

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Mao, Ximeng; Pineau, Joelle; Keyes, Roy; Enger, Shirin A.

RapidBrachyDL: Rapid Radiation Dose Calculations in Brachytherapy Via Deep Learning Journal Article

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 108 (3), pp. 802–812, 2020, ISSN: 1879-355X.

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Turgeon, Vincent; Morcos, Marc; Antaki, Majd; Enger, Shirin A.

Impact of choices in dosimetric calculation method for high dose rate brachytherapy of breast cancer Presentation

Radiotherapy and Oncology, 01.11.2020, ISSN: 0167-8140, 1879-0887.

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Famulari, Gabriel; Rosales, Haydee M. Linares; Dupere, Justine; Medich, David C.; Beaulieu, Luc; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo dosimetric characterization of a new high dose rate 169 Yb brachytherapy source and independent verification using a multipoint plastic scintillator detector Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 47 (9), pp. 4563–4573, 2020, ISSN: 2473-4209.

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Carroll, Liam; Croteau, Etienne; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Sarrhini, Otman; Turgeon, Vincent; Lecomte, Roger; Enger, Shirin A.

Cross-validation of a non-invasive positron detector to measure the arterial input function for pharmacokinetic modelling in dynamic positron emission tomography Journal Article

In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 76 , pp. 92–99, 2020, ISSN: 1724-191X.

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Behmand, Behnaz; Kamio, Yuji; Evans, Michael D. C.; Enger, Shirin A.

Correlation Between Radiation-Induced Foci and Tumor Nuclei Size Distribution Presentation

AAPM | COMP Virtual Meeting, 12.07.2020.

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Famulari, Gabriel; Enger, Shirin A.

AIM-Brachy: a novel intensity modulated brachytherapy (IMBT) delivery system for prostate cancer. Winner of the 2019 Jean Pouliot Prize for best paper published in 2019 awarded by Association Québécoise des Physicien(ne) Médicaux Cliniques. Award

from Association Québécoise des Physicien(ne) Médicaux Cliniques in 2020.

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Famulari, Gabriel; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo dosimetry of a custom-made 169Yb source for intensity modulated brachytherapy Presentation

MCMA, 20.06.2020.

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Morcos, Marc; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo Dosimetry Study of Novel Rotating MRI-Compatible Shielded Tandems for Intensity Modulated Cervix Brachytherapy Presentation

MCMA, 20.06.2020.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Sayed, Hisham Kamal; Mao, Ximeng; Choo, Chunhee; Stish, Bradley; Enger, Shirin A.; Deufel, Christopher

Approaching automated applicator digitization from a new angle - Using sagittal images to improve deep learning accuracy and robustness in high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy Presentation

12.06.2020, (Type: Journal Article).

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Famulari, Gabriel; Alfieri, Joanne; Duclos, Marie; Vuong, Té; Enger, Shirin A.

Can intermediate-energy sources lead to elevated bone doses for prostate and head & neck high-dose-rate brachytherapy? Journal Article

In: Brachytherapy, 19 (2), pp. 255–263, 2020, ISSN: 1873-1449.

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Kim, S. Peter; Cohalan, Claire; Juneau, Daniel; Enger, Shirin A.

Investigating the Self-calibration Factor for Yttrium-90 SPECT/CT Image-Based Dosimetry Radiation Presentation

Radiation Research Society, Winter Workshop in Big Sky, 04.03.2020.

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Famulari, Gabriel; Duclos, Marie; Enger, Shirin A.

A novel 169 Yb-based dynamic-shield intensity modulated brachytherapy delivery system for prostate cancer Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 47 (3), pp. 859–868, 2020, ISSN: 2473-4209.

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Morcos, Marc; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo dosimetry study of novel rotating MRI-compatible shielded tandems for intensity modulated cervix brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 71 , pp. 178–184, 2020, ISSN: 1724-191X.

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Famulari, Gabriel; Alfieri, Joanne; Duclos, Marie; Vuong, Té; Enger, Shirin A.

Can intermediate-energy sources lead to elevated bone doses for prostate and head & neck high-dose-rate brachytherapy? Journal Article

In: Brachytherapy, 19 (2), pp. 255–263, 2020, ISSN: 1538-4721.

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Enger, Shirin A.; Vijande, Javier; Rivard, Mark J.

Model-Based Dose Calculation Algorithms for Brachytherapy Dosimetry Journal Article

In: Seminars in Radiation Oncology, 30 (1), pp. 77–86, 2020, ISSN: 1532-9461.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Torres, Jose; Camilleri-Broët, Sophie; Maldonado, Sabrina Côté; Enger, Shirin A.

Classification and Segmentation of Tumor Cells and Nuclei On Biopsy Slides Using Deep Learning for Microdosimetry Applications Journal Article

In: 2020 Joint AAPM textbar COMP Virtual Meeting, 2020, (Type: Journal Article).

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Famulari, Gabriel; Rosales, Haydee M. Linares; Dupere, Justine; Medich, David C.; Beaulieu, Luc; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo dosimetric characterization of a new high dose rate Yb brachytherapy source and independent verification using a multipoint plastic scintillator detector Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 47 (9), pp. 4563–4573, 2020, ISSN: 2473-4209, (_eprint: https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/mp.14336).

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Famulari, Gabriel; Duclos, Marie; Enger, Shirin A.

A novel 169Yb-based dynamic-shield intensity modulated brachytherapy delivery system for prostate cancer Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 47 (3), pp. 859–868, 2020, ISSN: 2473-4209, (_eprint: https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/mp.13959).

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Enger, Shirin A.; Vijande, Javier; Rivard, Mark J.

Model-Based Dose Calculation Algorithms for Brachytherapy Dosimetry Journal Article

In: Seminars in Radiation Oncology, 30 (1), pp. 77–86, 2020, ISSN: 1053-4296.

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Mao, Ximeng; Pineau, Joelle; Keyes, Roy; Enger, Shirin A.

RapidBrachyDL: Rapid Radiation Dose Calculations in Brachytherapy Via Deep Learning Journal Article

In: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 108 (3), pp. 802-812, 2020, ISSN: 0360-3016.

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2019

Kim, S. Peter; Cohalan, Claire; Kopek, Neil; Enger, Shirin A.

A guide to 90Y radioembolization and its dosimetry Journal Article

In: Physica medica: PM: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology: official journal of the Italian Association of Biomedical Physics (AIFB), 68 , pp. 132–145, 2019, ISSN: 1724-191X.

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Song, William Y.; Enger, Shirin A.

Commentary on Systematic Review of Intensity Modulated Brachytherapy (IMBT): Static and Dynamic Techniques Journal Article

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 105 (3), pp. 493–494, 2019, ISSN: 1879-355X.

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Shoemaker, Tristan; Vuong, Té; Glickman, Harry; Kaifi, Samar; Famulari, Gabriel; Enger, Shirin A.

Dosimetric Considerations for Ytterbium-169, Selenium-75, and Iridium-192 Radioisotopes in High-Dose-Rate Endorectal Brachytherapy Journal Article

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 105 (4), pp. 875–883, 2019, ISSN: 1879-355X.

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Mégrourèche, Julien; Childress, Lilian; Sankey, Jack; Bui, Alaina; Enger, Shirin A.

Development of an in-vivo radiation dosimeter for radiotherapy. Winner of the best in Physics Award. Award

from in 2019.

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Enger, Shirin A.

Canada Research Chair Tier II in Medical Physics Award

from Government of Canada in 2019.

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