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Alejandro Carabe-Fernandez, Ph.D.

Alejandro Carabe-Fernandez, Ph.D.

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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
TRC 4 West, 4-324W
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Phiadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 614-1605
Education:
MPhys (Physics with Medical Technology)
University of Hull, 2000.
MSc (Medical Physics)
University of Glasgow, 2002.
Ph.D. (Radiobiology)
Imperial College, 2008.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Proton and convencional radiotherapy

Description of Research Expertise

Clinical and theoretical radiobiology
High-LET radiobiology and radiotherapy
Radiobiological Optimization
TCP/NTCP specific for high-LET radiations
Repair kinetics modeling

Selected Publications

Mayer R, Lin L, Fager M, Douglas D, McDonough J, Carabe A.: Proposed linear energy transfer areal detector for protons using radiochromic film. Rev Sci Instrum. 86((4)): 044301, Apr 2015.

Cortés-Giraldo MA, Carabe A.: A critical study of different Monte Carlo scoring methods of dose average linear-energy-transfer maps calculated in voxelized geometries irradiated with clinical proton beams. Phys Med Biol. 60(7), Apr 2015.

Fager M, Toma-Dasu I, Kirk M, Dolney D, Diffenderfer ES, Vapiwala N, Carabe A.: Linear energy transfer painting with proton therapy: a means of reducing radiation doses with equivalent clinical effectiveness. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 91(5): 1057-64, Apr 2015.

Darafsheh A, Guardiola C, Palovcak A, Finlay JC, Cárabe A: Optical super-resolution imaging by high-index microspheres embedded in elastomers. Opt Lett 40(1): 5-8, Jan 2015.

C. Guardiola, A. Carabe, F. Gómez, G. Pellegrini, C. Fleta, S. Esteban, D. Quirion, M. Lozano : First Silicon Microdosimeters Based on Cylindrical Diodes Sensors & Transducers 183(12): 129-133, Dec 2014.

Sánchez-Parcerisa D, Kondrla M, Shaindlin A, Carabe A.: FoCa: a modular treatment planning system for proton radiotherapy with research and educational purposes. Phys Med Biol. 59(23): 7341-60, Dec 2014.

C. Guardiola, A. Carabe, F. Gómez, G. Pellegrini, C. Fleta, S. Esteban, D. Quirion, M. Lozano: First Silicon Microdosimeters Based on Cylindrical Diodes. Sensors & Transducers 183(12): 129-133, Dec 2014.

Lin L, Solberg TD, Carabe A, Mcdonough JE, Diffenderfer E, Sanzari JK, Kennedy AR, Cengel K.: Pencil beam scanning dosimetry for large animal irradiation. J Radiat Res 55(5): 855-61, Sep 2014.

Sánchez-Parcerisa D, Pourbaix JC, Ainsley CG, Dolney D, Carabe A: Fast range switching of passively scattered proton beams using a modulation wheel and dynamic beam current modulation. Phys Med Biol 59(7): N19-26, Apr 2014.

Carabe A, España S, Grassberger C, Paganetti H: Clinical consequences of relative biological effectiveness variations in proton radiotherapy of the prostate, brain and liver. Phys Med Biol 58(7): 2103-17, 2013.

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Last updated: 05/13/2015
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