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2021

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biological Effectiveness, Brachytherapy, Cellular Morphology, Microdosimetry, Patient-specific

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: High dose rate brachytherapy, Interstitial brachytherapy, Intracavitary brachytherapy, Low dose rate brachytherapy, Number of brachytherapy treatments, Trends in utilization

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, dynamic shield brachytherapy, Female, Humans, IMBT, Intensity modulated brachytherapy, Iridium Radioisotopes, Monte Carlo Method, MR-guided brachytherapy, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, rotating shield brachytherapy, RSBT, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

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).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Physics - Medical Physics

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, Female, Humans, Image-guided cervix brachytherapy, Intensity modulated brachytherapy, Monte Carlo based dosimetry, Monte Carlo Method, MRI-guided GYN brachytherapy, Organs at Risk, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Cell Nucleus, Cellular dosimetry, Histopathology, Humans, Microdosimetry, Patient-specific, Radiometry

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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Deufel, Christopher; Weishaupt, Luca L.; Sayed, Hisham Kamal; Choo, Chunhee; Stish, Bradley

Deep learning for automated applicator reconstruction in high-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy Journal Article

In: World Congress of Brachytherapy 2021, 2021, (Type: Journal Article).

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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).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: dynamic shield brachytherapy, IMBT, Intensity modulated brachytherapy, MR-guided brachytherapy, rotating shield brachytherapy, RSBT

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, Humans, Linear Models, Male, Monte Carlo Method, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiation Dosage, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Software, Time Factors

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Colon, Computer, Computer-Assisted, Deep Learning, Female, Humans, Iridium Radioisotopes, Male, Monte Carlo Method, Neural Networks, Organs at Risk, Prostate, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Rectum, Retrospective Studies, Sigmoid, Urinary Bladder, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Geant4, IMBT, Monte Carlo Method, mPSD, Plastics, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Dosage, shielded applicator, TG-186, TG-43, Yb-169

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Arterial input function, Arteries, Dynamic PET, Electrons, Humans, Imaging, Non-invasive detector development, Phantoms, Positron-Emission Tomography, Scintillation

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Bone and Bones, Brachytherapy, Cobalt Radioisotopes, Computer Simulation, Computer-Assisted, Dose calculation, Gadolinium, Humans, Intermediate-energy source, Iridium Radioisotopes, Male, Monte Carlo, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiation Dosage, Radioisotopes, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Selenium Radioisotopes, Tissue composition, Tongue Neoplasms, Ytterbium

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Cohort Studies, Computer-Assisted, Humans, IMBT, Intensity-Modulated, Male, Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo Method, prostate cancer, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radioisotopes, Radiotherapy, Radiotherapy Planning, Uncertainty, Yb-169, Ytterbium

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Anisotropy, Brachytherapy, Female, Humans, Image-guided cervix brachytherapy, Intensity modulated brachytherapy, Intensity-Modulated, Iridium Radioisotopes, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Monte Carlo based dosimetry, Monte Carlo Method, MRI-guided GYN brachytherapy, Radiometry, Radiotherapy, Selenium Radioisotopes, Uterine Cervical Neoplasms, Ytterbium

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Dose calculation, Intermediate-energy source, Monte Carlo, Tissue composition

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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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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, Female, Humans, Male, Medical, Models, Neoplasms, Photons, Practice Guidelines as Topic, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Societies, Theoretical

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).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geant4, IMBT, mPSD, shielded applicator, TG-186, TG-43, Yb-169

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).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, IMBT, Monte Carlo, prostate cancer, Yb-169

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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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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: (90)Y, Clinical Background, Computer-Assisted, Dosimetry, Embolization, Humans, Radioembolization, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Planning, Therapeutic, Yttrium Radioisotopes

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.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning

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.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Femur, Humans, Iridium Radioisotopes, Monte Carlo Method, Organs at Risk, Pelvic Bones, Radioisotopes, Radiotherapy Dosage, Rectal Neoplasms, Rectum, Selenium Radioisotopes, Tomography, Urinary Bladder, X-Ray Computed, Ytterbium

Turgeon, Vincent; Kertzscher, Gustavo; Carroll, Liam; Hopewell, Robert; Massarweh, Gassan; Enger, Shirin A.

Characterization of scintillating fibers for use as positron detector in 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), 65 , pp. 114–120, 2019, ISSN: 1724-191X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Arterial input function, Dynamic PET, Electrons, Positron-Emission Tomography, Radiation detector, Scintillating fibers, Scintillation Counting

2018

Famulari, Gabriel; Renaud, Marc-André; Poole, Christopher M.; Evans, Michael D. C.; Seuntjens, Jan; Enger, Shirin A.

RapidBrachyMCTPS: a Monte Carlo-based treatment planning system for brachytherapy applications Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 63 (17), pp. 175007, 2018, ISSN: 1361-6560.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, Humans, Imaging, Monte Carlo Method, Phantoms, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Software

DeCunha, Joseph M.; Enger, Shirin A.

A new delivery system to resolve dosimetric issues in intravascular brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Brachytherapy, 17 (3), pp. 634–643, 2018, ISSN: 1873-1449.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Catheterization, Catheters, Computer Simulation, Coronary Vessels, Humans, Intravascular, Monte Carlo Method, Physics, Radiation Dosage, Radiometry, Restenosis, Stents, Strontium Radioisotopes

Mann-Krzisnik, Dylan; Verhaegen, Frank; Enger, Shirin A.

The influence of tissue composition uncertainty on dose distributions in brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, 126 (3), pp. 394–410, 2018, ISSN: 1879-0887.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Body Composition, Brachytherapy, Elemental composition, Humans, Mass energy-absorption coefficient, MBDCA, Organs at Risk, Radiotherapy Dosage, Review, Tissue heterogeneity, Uncertainty

Famulari, Gabriel; Pater, Piotr; Enger, Shirin A.

Microdosimetric Evaluation of Current and Alternative Brachytherapy Sources-A Geant4-DNA Simulation Study Journal Article

In: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, 100 (1), pp. 270–277, 2018, ISSN: 1879-355X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Gadolinium, Imaging, Iodine Radioisotopes, Iridium Radioisotopes, Linear Energy Transfer, Monte Carlo Method, Phantoms, Radioisotopes, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Dosage, Relative Biological Effectiveness, Selenium Radioisotopes, Ytterbium

2017

Famulari, Gabriel; Urlich, Tomas; Armstrong, Andrea; Enger, Shirin A.

Practical aspects of 153Gd as a radioactive source for use in brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes: Including Data, Instrumentation and Methods for Use in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine, 130 , pp. 131–139, 2017, ISSN: 1872-9800.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: (153)Gd, Brachytherapy, Gadolinium, Humans, Neutron Capture Therapy, Nuclear Reactors, Radiochemical separation, Radioisotopes, Radionuclide production, Radiotherapy Dosage, Specific activity, Thermal neutron capture cross section

Famulari, Gabriel; Pater, Piotr; Enger, Shirin A.

Microdosimetry calculations for monoenergetic electrons using Geant4-DNA combined with a weighted track sampling algorithm Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62 (13), pp. 5495–5508, 2017, ISSN: 1361-6560.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, DNA, DNA Damage, Electrons, Imaging, Monte Carlo Method, Phantoms, Photons, Radiometry

DeCunha, Joseph M.; Enger, Shirin A.

Investigation of a New Device to Improve Dosimetric Outcomes in Intravascular Brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Brachytherapy, 16 (3), pp. S80, 2017, ISSN: 1538-4721, 1873-1449, (Publisher: Elsevier).

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DeCunha, Joseph M.; Janicki, Christian; Enger, Shirin A.

A retrospective analysis of catheter-based sources in intravascular brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Brachytherapy, 16 (3), pp. 586–596, 2017, ISSN: 1538-4721.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Attenuation, Brachytherapy, Dose, Dosimetry, Intracoronary, Intravascular, Physics, Planning, Restenosis, Treatment

2016

Quast, Ulrich; Kaulich, Theodor W.; Álvarez-Romero, José T.; Tedgren, Sa Carlsson; Enger, Shirin A.; Medich, David C.; Mourtada, Firas; Perez-Calatayud, Jose; Rivard, Mark J.; Zakaria, G. Abu

A brachytherapy photon radiation quality index Q(BT) for probe-type 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), 32 (6), pp. 741–748, 2016, ISSN: 1724-191X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Absorbed dose to water, Brachytherapy, Detector response, Effective energy, Photon brachytherapy radiation quality index, Photons, Radiation, Radiometry, Scattering, Uncertainty

Tran, H. N.; Karamitros, M.; Ivanchenko, V. N.; Guatelli, S.; McKinnon, S.; Murakami, K.; Sasaki, T.; Okada, S.; Bordage, M. C.; Francis, Z.; Bitar, Z. El; Bernal, M. A.; Shin, J. I.; Lee, S. B.; Barberet, Ph.; Tran, T. T.; Brown, J. M. C.; Hao, T. V. Nhan; Incerti, S.

Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation of absorbed dose and radiolysis yields enhancement from a gold nanoparticle under MeV proton irradiation Journal Article

In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 373 , pp. 126–139, 2016, ISSN: 0168-583X.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Geant4-DNA, Nanoparticle, Proton beam, Radiation therapy, Radiolysis

Pater, Piotr; Bäckstöm, Gloria; Villegas, Fernanda; Ahnesjö, Anders; Enger, Shirin A.; Seuntjens, Jan; Naqa, Issam El

Proton and light ion RBE for the induction of direct DNA double strand breaks Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 43 (5), pp. 2131–2140, 2016, ISSN: 2473-4209, (_eprint: https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1118/1.4944870).

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: biological effects of ionising particles, biomolecular effects of radiation, Cell Nucleus, cell nucleus model, cellular effects of radiation, DNA, DNA double-strand breaks, Dosimetry, Dosimetry/exposure assessment, Energy transfer, Genomics, Ion beams, Ion radiation effects, Monte Carlo calculations, Monte Carlo methods, Monte Carlo simulations, Monte Carlo track structure, Protons, RBE, Schottky barriers, Scintigraphy

2015

Poole, Christopher M.; Ahnesjö, Anders; Enger, Shirin A.

Determination of subcellular compartment sizes for estimating dose variations in radiotherapy Journal Article

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 166 (1-4), pp. 361–364, 2015, ISSN: 1742-3406.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Breast Neoplasms, Cell Nucleus, Computer Simulation, Computer-Assisted, ErbB-2, Female, Humans, Image Processing, Imaging, Immunoenzyme Techniques, Male, Monte Carlo Method, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Receptor, Signal Processing, Subcellular Fractions, Three-Dimensional

2014

Adams, Quentin E.; Xu, Jinghzu; Breitbach, Elizabeth K.; Li, Xing; Enger, Shirin A.; Rockey, William R.; Kim, Yusung; Wu, Xiaodong; Flynn, Ryan T.

Interstitial rotating shield brachytherapy for prostate cancer Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 41 (5), pp. 051703, 2014, ISSN: 2473-4209.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Catheters, Computer-Assisted, Equipment Design, Gadolinium, Humans, Iridium Radioisotopes, Male, Monte Carlo Method, Needles, Nickel, Platinum Compounds, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiation Protection, Radioisotopes, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Rectum, Time Factors, Titanium, Urethra, Urinary Bladder

2013

Enger, Shirin A.; Fisher, Darrell R.; Flynn, Ryan T.

Gadolinium-153 as a brachytherapy isotope Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 58 (4), pp. 957–964, 2013, ISSN: 1361-6560.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Anisotropy, Brachytherapy, Equipment Design, Gadolinium, Humans, Iridium Radioisotopes, Male, Monte Carlo Method, Photons, Prostatic Neoplasms, Radiation, Radiation Protection, Radioisotopes, Radiotherapy Dosage, Scattering

2012

Enger, Shirin A.; Landry, Guillaume; D'Amours, Michel; Verhaegen, Frank; Beaulieu, Luc; Asai, Makoto; Perl, Joseph

Layered mass geometry: a novel technique to overlay seeds and applicators onto patient geometry in Geant4 brachytherapy simulations Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57 (19), pp. 6269–6277, 2012, ISSN: 1361-6560.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Computer-Assisted, Humans, Monte Carlo Method, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning

Enger, Shirin A.; Ahnesjö, Anders; Verhaegen, Frank; Beaulieu, Luc

Dose to tissue medium or water cavities as surrogate for the dose to cell nuclei at brachytherapy photon energies Journal Article

In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57 (14), pp. 4489–4500, 2012, ISSN: 1361-6560.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Brachytherapy, Cell Line, Cell Nucleus, Humans, Monte Carlo Method, Photons, Radiation Dosage, Radiotherapy Dosage, Water

Enger, Shirin A.; Lundqvist, Hans; D'Amours, Michel; Beaulieu, Luc

Exploring (57)Co as a new isotope for brachytherapy applications Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 39 (5), pp. 2342–2345, 2012, ISSN: 0094-2405.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Anisotropy, Brachytherapy, Cobalt Radioisotopes, Monte Carlo Method, Radiation, Radiometry, Scattering

2011

Enger, Shirin A.; D'Amours, Michel; Beaulieu, Luc

Modeling a hypothetical 170Tm source for brachytherapy applications Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 38 (10), pp. 5307–5310, 2011, ISSN: 0094-2405.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Brachytherapy, Computer Simulation, Computer-Assisted, Electrons, Equipment Design, Gold, Humans, Models, Monte Carlo Method, Photons, Platinum, Radioisotopes, Radiotherapy Planning, Stainless Steel, Theoretical, Thulium, Titanium

Xu, Chen; Verhaegen, Frank; Laurendeau, Denis; Enger, Shirin A.; Beaulieu, Luc

An algorithm for efficient metal artifact reductions in permanent seed Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 38 (1), pp. 47–56, 2011, ISSN: 0094-2405.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Algorithms, Artifacts, Brachytherapy, Humans, Imaging, Metals, Monte Carlo Method, Phantoms, Tomography, X-Ray Computed

2006

Enger, Shirin A.; af Rosenschöld, Per Munck; Rezaei, Arash; Lundqvist, Hans

Monte Carlo calculations of thermal neutron capture in gadolinium: a comparison of GEANT4 and MCNP with measurements Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 33 (2), pp. 337–341, 2006, ISSN: 0094-2405.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Computer-Assisted, Fast Neutrons, Gadolinium, Humans, Imaging, Monte Carlo Method, Neutron Capture Therapy, Phantoms, Radiologic, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Planning, Reproducibility of Results, Technology

Enger, Shirin A.; Rezaei, Arash; af Rosenschöld, Per Munck; Lundqvist, Hans

Gadolinium neutron capture brachytherapy (GdNCB), a new treatment method for intravascular brachytherapy Journal Article

In: Medical Physics, 33 (1), pp. 46–51, 2006, ISSN: 0094-2405.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biological, Blood Vessel Prosthesis, Brachytherapy, Computer Simulation, Computer-Assisted, Gadolinium, Graft Occlusion, Humans, Models, Monte Carlo Method, Neutron Capture Therapy, Radiometry, Radiotherapy Dosage, Radiotherapy Planning, Relative Biological Effectiveness, Statistical, Stents, Vascular

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

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