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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2022

Zou, Yujing; Lecavalier-Barsoum, Magali; Pelmus, Manuela; Maleki, Farhad; Enger, Shirin A.

Predictive modeling of post radiation-therapy recurrence for gynecological cancer patients using clinical and histopathology imaging features Conference

Curietherapies 2022.

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Zou, Yujing; Lecavalier-Barsoum, Magali; Pelmus, Manuela; Maleki, Farhad; Enger, Shirin A.

Young Investigator Competition Winner at the Curietherapies Conference Award

from Curietherapies in 2022.

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Enger, Shirin A.; Famulari, Gabriel

Delivery system for intensity modulated high dose rate brachytherapy with intermediate energy brachytherapy isotopes Patent

2022, (US Patent 11,324,966).

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Carroll, Liam; Enger, Shirin A.

Second prize at the International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications Award

from in 2022.

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Rahbaran, Maryam; Kalinowski, Jonathan; Tsui, James Man Git; DeCunha, Joseph; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte-Carlo Based Simulations of the Uncertainties in Clinical Water-Based Intravascular Brachytherapy Dosimetry Presentation

11.04.2022.

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Daoud, Youstina; Carroll, Liam; Enger, Shirin A.

A Radiation detector simulation toolkit for calculating the Arterial Input Function during Dynamic Positron Emission Tomography Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Monte Carlo Techniques for Medical Applications, 2022.

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Enger, Shirin A.; Sankey, Jack; Childress, Lilian; Megroureche, Julien

Radiation dosimeter Patent

2022, (US Patent App. 17/298,743).

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Jafarzadeh, Hossein; Mao, Ximeng; Enger, Shirin A.

Bayesian Optimization in Treatment Planning of High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E200–E200, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Enger, Shirin A.; Bekerat, Hamed; Vuong, Te

Gafchromic film and scintillator detector measurements in phantom with a novel intensity-modulated brachytherapy endorectal shield Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. 5688–5689, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Martinez, Victor Daniel Diaz; Cyr, Melodie; Slobodan, Devic; Tomic, Nada; Lewis, David F; Enger, Shirin A.

Use of the Monte Carlo Method to Relate GAFCHROMIC (R) EBT3 Film Response to Absorbed Dose for Alpha Particle Dosimetry Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. 5653–5653, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Bian, Jingyi; Duran, Juan; Shin, Wook-Geun; Ramos-Mendez, Jose; Childress, Lilian; Sankey, Jack; Seuntjens, Jan; Enger, Shirin A.

Update of the GEANT4-DNA Software for Simulation of Radiation Chemical Yield for Reactive Water Radiolysis Species at Different Temperature and PH Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E911–E912, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Carroll, Liam; Enger, Shirin A.

Non-invasive measurement of the arterial input function for dynamic positron emission tomography: Simulation of clinical workflow Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. 5643–5644, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Dev, Sachin; Behmand, Behnaz; Pater, Piotr; Enger, Shirin A.

To Establish Correlation Between Physical Microdosimetric Quantities Such as Dose Mean Lineal Energy, Target Size and Biological Endpoints Such as DNA Double Strand Breaks in HeLa Cells Irradiated with Iridium-192 High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Source and 225kV X-Rays Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E345–E345, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Babik, Joud; Chabaytah, Naim; Behmand, Behnaz; Connell, Tanner; Evans, Michael; Ruo, Russell; Poirier, Y; Enger, Shirin A.

Characterization of the Relative Biological Effectiveness of a Range of Photon Energies for Irradiation of HeLa and PC-3 Cell Lines Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E980–E980, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Martinez, Victor Daniel Diaz; Carroll, Liam; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo Simulation of the 224Ra Decay Chain and the Diffusion of 220Rn for Diffusing Alpha-Emitters Radiotherapy Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E828–E828, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Berumen-Murillo, Francisco; Enger, Shirin A.; Beaulieu, Luc

Sub-Second D (M, M) Calculation for LDR Prostate Brachytherapy Using Deep Learning Methods Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E163–E163, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Han, Dae Yup; Damato, Antonio; Enger, Shirin A.; Roberts, K; Prisciandaro, J; Han, D; Nunez, D

Emerging and Re-Emerging Brachytherapy Treatments Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E356–E356, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Zou, Yujing; Lecavalier-barsoum, Magali; Pelmus, Manuela; Enger, Shirin A.

Patient-Specific Nuclei Size and Cell Spacing Distribution Extraction From Histopathology Whole Slide Images for Treatment Outcome Prediction Modelling Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E266–E266, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Vuong, Te; Liontis, B; Rayes, F; Pande, S; Enger, Shirin A.

Development of a Novel MRI-Compatible Applicator for Intensity Modulated Rectal Brachytherapy Inproceedings

In: MEDICAL PHYSICS, pp. E240–E240, WILEY 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA 2022.

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Weishaupt, Luca L.; Vuong, Te; Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Garant, A; Singh, K; Miller, C; Martin, A; Schmitt-Ulms, F; Enger, Shirin A.

PO-1325 Automated rectal tumor segmentation with inter-observer variability-based uncertainty estimates Journal Article

In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, 170 , pp. S1120–S1121, 2022.

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Zou, Yujing; Weishaupt, Luca; Enger, Shirin A.

SP-0014 McMedHacks: Deep learning for medical image analysis workshops and Hackathon in radiation oncology Journal Article

In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, 170 , pp. S4–S5, 2022.

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Enger, Shirin A.

SP-0706 Creating a'successful'work environment Journal Article

In: Radiotherapy and Oncology, 170 , pp. S620, 2022.

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Vuong, Te; Garant, A; Khosrow-Khavar, F; Devic, S; Enger, Shirin A.; Boutros, M; Cohen, A; Miller, CS; Friedman, G; Galiatsatos, P; others,

A141 IS SURGERY STILL THE ONLY TREATMENT OPTION FOR CURABLE RECTAL CANCER? Journal Article

In: Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, 5 (Suppl 1), pp. 13, 2022.

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Weishaupt, Luca L; Vuong, Te; Thibodeau-Antonacci, Alana; Garant, A; Singh, KS; Miller, C; Martin, A; Enger, Shirin A.

A121 QUANTIFYING INTER-OBSERVER VARIABILITY IN THE SEGMENTATION OF RECTAL TUMORS IN ENDOSCOPY IMAGES AND ITS EFFECTS ON DEEP LEARNING Journal Article

In: Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, 5 (Supplement_1), pp. 140–142, 2022.

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Rodrigues-Machado, Fernanda C; Pestre, Pauline; Dumont, Vincent; Bernard, Simon; Janitz, Erika; Scanlon, Liam; Enger, Shirin A.; Childress, Lilian; Sankey, Jack

Sideband cavity absorption readout (SideCAR) with a robust frequency lock Journal Article

In: Optics Express, 30 (2), pp. 754–767, 2022.

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Carroll, Liam; Enger, Shirin A.

Monte Carlo Simulations of a Non-Invasive Positron Detector to Measure the Arterial Input Function for Dynamic PET Inproceedings

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, pp. 012005, IOP Publishing 2022.

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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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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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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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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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