Dr. Stephen F. Kry
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
- Out-of-field dose
- Peripheral radiation
- Late effects
- Secondary malignancies
- Risk models
My research is directed at quantification and minimization of the dose away from the treatment site during radiation therapy. This includes photons, and, when relevant, neutrons. I use both measurement techniques (including ion chambers, TLD, neutron moderators, and Bonner Spheres) as well as computational methods (primarily MCNPX).
Additionally, I study the impact of these doses. I use and evaluate risk models that are available for estimating late effects (particularly second malignancies) from low doses of radiation.
Depending on the student’s interests, a tutorial with me would provide experience with Monte Carlo methods, measurements of secondary photons and/or neutrons, and study of risk models for late effects.
Program in Medical Physics