ECI 2019 de verano (2 – 4 de enero). Avances en radioterapia, flash irradiation, entre otros. Dante Roa (University of California, Irvine)

Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology
School of Medicine
Ph.D., Florida State University, 1997, Experimental Nuclear Physics
M.S., Florida State University, 1994, Physics
University of California, Irvine
Research Interests
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy, Stem Cells
Academic Distinctions
2014-Present ASTRO Faculty – Refresher Course for Latin America and Spain
2014-Present IAEA Faculty in Radiation Oncology Physics
2013 The Abdus Salam International Center of Theoretical Physics – Invited Faculty – Radiation Oncology Physics
Research Abstract
My primary interest is to fully utilize the latest technology in radiation therapy available at UC Irvine to deliver the most efficient and effective treatment to a patient. For this purpose, I have worked in the implementation and dosimetric measurements of VMAT (volumetric-modulated arc therapy) for SRS/SBRT treatments, have performed fetal dose measurements outside a VMAT treatment field using an anthropomorphic phantom to determine potential risks to a patient, and have investigated the effects on cognition after a high dose (10Gy) irradiation of the whole brain and single hippocampus of athymic nude rats using a high-precision VMAT technique.
In addition to this work, I have given numerous presentations and webinars on the use of a VMAT technique highlighting my experience working with it and its efficacy.
Finally, I teach physics to radiation oncology residents (MDs), which is always a rewarding and stimulating experience since this group brings a clinical perspective which often differs from the analytical approach that characterizes the physics field. This is the synergy that I embrace and pursue.

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