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Shirin Enger, PhD

Junior Scientist, RI-MUHC, Glen site

Cancer Research Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology, Medical Physics Unit, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

 

Keywords


Radiotherapy • brachytherapy • treatment planning software • radiation biology and microdosimetry • detector development

Research Focus


The overall goal of the research in my lab is to enable patient-specific radiotherapy delivery. We are introducing new delivery systems and radiation sources for brachytherapy treatments, developing fast model-based dose calculation and treatment planning software for research and clinical use, investigating the difference in radiobiological effectiveness between different radiation modalities, and developing new detectors for use in quality assurance of radiotherapy treatments and imaging. Our aim is to reduce the side-effects related to radiotherapy and improve outcomes, with a better quality of life for patients.

Selected Publications


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  • Famulari G, Pater P, Enger SA. Microdosimetric evaluation of alternative high and intermediate energy high dose rate brachytherapy sources - a Geant4-DNA simulation study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. In Press, S0360-3016 (2017).

  • Famulari G, Urlich T, Armstrong A, Enger SA. Practical aspects of 153Gd as a radioactive source for use in brachytherapy. APPL RADIAT ISOTOPES. 130:131-139 (2017).

  • Famulari G, Pater P, Enger SA, Microdosimetry calculations for monoenergetic electrons using Geant4-DNA combined with a weighted track sampling algorithm. Phys Med Biol, 62(13):5495-5508 (2017).

  • DeCunha J, Janicki C, Enger SA, A retrospective analysis of catheter-based sources in intravascular brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 16(3):586-596 (2017).