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Christopher G. Ainsley, PhD

Christopher G. Ainsley, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
TRC-2 West
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-0946
Education:
B.A. (Natural Sciences)
University of Cambridge, UK, 1999.
M.Sci. (Experimental & Theoretical Physics)
University of Cambridge, UK, 1999.
M.A. (Natural Sciences)
University of Cambridge, UK, 2002.
Ph.D. (Experimental Particle Physics)
University of Cambridge, UK, 2003.
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Description of Research Expertise

Proton therapy equipment and techniques
Monte Carlo simulation
Optimization algorithms

Description of Clinical Expertise

Proton therapy treatment planning system commissioning
Proton therapy treatment planning
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) treatment planning
Brachytherapy treatment planning

Selected Publications

P Doolan, J Alshaikhi, I Rosenberg, C Ainsley, A Gibson, D D’Souza, E Bentefour, G Royle: Performance analysis of the optimization algorithms of three proton treatment planning systems in the planning of meningioma patients with single-field uniform dose pencil beam scanning. J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. October 2014 Notes: in press.

E Lee, J Polf, D Mackin, S Beddar, D Dolney, C Ainsley, A Kassaee, S Avery: Study of the angular dependence of a prompt gamma detector response during proton radiotherapy. Int. J. Particle Ther. October 2014 Notes: in press.

L Lin, M Kang, T Solberg, C Ainsley, J McDonough: Experimentally validated pencil beam scanning source model in TOPAS. Phys. Med. Biol. 59(22): 6859-6873, October 2014.

C Ainsley, C Yeager: Practical considerations in the calibration of CT scanners for proton therapy. J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 15(3): 202-220, May 2014.

L Lin, J Shen, C Ainsley, T Solberg, J McDonough: Implementation of an improved dose-per-MU model for double scattered proton beams to address inter-beamline modulation width variability. J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 15(3): 297-306, May 2014.

D Sánchez-Parcerisa, J-C Pourbaix, C Ainsley, D Dolney, A Carabe: Fast range switching of passively scattered proton beams using a modulation wheel and dynamic beam current modulation. Phys. Med. Biol. 59(7): N19-N26, March 2014.

L Lin, C Ainsley, T Solberg, J McDonough: Experimental characterization of two-dimensional spot profiles for two proton pencil beam scanning nozzles. Phys. Med. Biol. 59(2): 493-504, January 2014.

L Lin, C Ainsley, J McDonough: Experimental characterization of two-dimensional pencil beam scanning proton spot profiles. Phys. Med. Biol. 58(17): 6193-6204, September 2013.

C Ainsley, L Lin, J McDonough: Optimization of the modelling of longitudinal dose distributions for double-scattered proton beams in a commercially-available treatment planning system. Phys. Med. Biol. 58(11): N145-N155, June 2013.

L Lin, C Ainsley, T Mertens, O De Wilde, P Talla, J McDonough: A novel technique for measuring the low-dose envelope of pencil beam scanning spot profiles. Phys. Med. Biol. 58(12): N171-N180, June 2013.

J Christodouleas, R Forrest, C Ainsley, Z Tochner, S Hahn, E Glatstein: Short-term and long-term health risk of nuclear power plant accident. Encyclopedia of Radiation Oncology. L Brady, T Yaeger (eds.). Springer, New York, Page: 782-789, September 2012.

E Diffenderfer, C Ainsley, M Kirk, J McDonough, R Maughan: Comparison of secondary neutron dose in proton therapy resulting from the use of a tungsten alloy multileaf collimator or a brass collimator system. Med. Phys. 38(11): 6248-6256, November 2011.

E Diffenderfer, C Ainsley, M Kirk, J McDonough, R Maughan: Reply to Comment on "Comparison of secondary neutron dose in proton therapy resulting from the use of a tungsten alloy multileaf collimator or a brass collimator system" Med. Phys. 39(4): 2306-2309, April 2012.

J Christodouleas, R Forrest, C Ainsley, Z Tochner, S Hahn, E Glatstein: Short-term and long-term health risks of nuclear-power-plant accidents. New Engl. J. Med. 364(24): 2334-2341, June 2011.

C Ainsley, J McDonough: Physics considerations in proton therapy. Radiation Medicine Rounds: Proton Therapy. C Thomas, J Metz (eds.). Demos Medical Publishing LLC, 1(3): 415-440, December 2010.

S Avery, C Ainsley, R Maughan, J McDonough : Analytical shielding calculations for a proton therapy facility. Radiat. Protect. Dosim. 131(2): 167-179, August 2008.

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Last updated: 11/11/2014
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