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Dr. Peter A. Balter

Dr. Peter A. Balter

Associate Member

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics

My current research involves radiation therapy for lung cancer. Lung cancer is a particularly challenging area for radiotherapy as tumors move significantly with respiration. The challenge of treating these moving tumors is increased by the radio-sensitivity of the lung. We are developing methods to image these moving tumors and developing strategies to treat them either while moving or during breath-hold treatments. We are also developing methods to determine the overall dose distributions to the lungs when respiratory motion is factored into the planning process.

A student working in this environment will become familiar with radiographic imaging and radiation therapy treatment planning systems.

PubMed

SciVal

MDACC Faculty

Program Affiliation:

Program in Medical Physics

Contact Information

Phone: 713.563.2560

Email: pbalter@mdanderson.org

Office: MDA Y2.5324 (Unit 94)

Title: Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D. - The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston - 2003