Shirin Enger, PhD - Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Radiotherapy • brachytherapy • treatment planning software • radiation biology and microdosimetry • detector development
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.
Famulari G, Renaud MA, Poole C, Evans M, Seuntjens J, Enger SA. RapidBrachyMCTPS: a Monte Carlo-based treatment planning system for brachytherapy applications. Phys Med Biol. 63(17):175007-175020 (2018).
DeCunha J, Enger SA. Investigation of a New Device to Improve Dosimetric Outcomes in Intravascular Brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 17(3):634-643 (2018).
Mann-Krzisnik DW, Verhaegen F, Enger SA. The influence of tissue composition uncertainty on dose distributions in brachytherapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 26(3):394-410 (2018). Selected as the Issue Highlight by the editor.