Dr. Stephen F. Kry
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
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
Office: MDA ERD1.381 (Unit 94)
Title: Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston - 2007