Dr. Tina Marie Briere
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
- Gastrointestinal tumor motion
- In vivo patient dosimetry
At present my research interests focus on two very different areas: gastrointestinal tumor motion and in vivo patient dosimetry.
In my group, we are investigating ways to limit the effects of tumor motion on radiation treatment using respiratory gating. That is, we are determining the best ways to target the tumor at a certain phase of respiration and verify that we hit the target. Other related areas of interest involve the use of 4D-CT to account for tumor motion in treatment planning.
My second area of interest involves in vivo dosimetry. One way to verify that the treatment has been delivered as planned is to actually measure the dose delivered during treatment. We are investigating the use of MOSFET detectors for such a purpose.
A tutorial in my group would be quite practical and hands-on. Depending on interest, the student would learn to use a linear accelerator, CT scanner, and/or treatment planning software. The student may also be able to observe patient treatments relevant to the project.
Beddar AS, Salehpour M, Briere TM, Hamidian H, Gillin MT (2005) Preliminary evaluation of implantable MOSFET radiation dosimeters. Phys. Med. Biol. 50:141-149.
Briere TM, Beddar AS, Gillin MT (2005) Evaluation of pre-calibrated implantable MOSFET radiation dosimeters for megavoltage photon beams, Med. Phys. 32:3346-3349.
Beddar AS, Kainz K, Briere TM, Tsunashima Y, Pan T, Prado K, Mohan R, Gillin MT, Krishnan S (2007) Correlation between internal-fiducial tumor motion and external-marker motion for liver tumors imaged with 4D-CT. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 67:630-638.
Briere TM, Gillin MT, Beddar AS (2007) Characterization of the dose response of a new implantable MOSFET detector. AAPM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July.
Briere TM, Krishnan S, Dong L, Balter P, Nelson C, Starkschall G, Beddar AS (2007) Tumor motion and the effect of gated set-up on the treatment of liver tumors. AAPM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July.
Office: MDA Y2.5312 (Unit 94)
Title: Assistant Professor
Ph.D. - State University of New York at Albany - 1995