Dimitris Mihailidis, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiation Oncology

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Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
3400 Civic Center Blvd., TRC-2W
Philidelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-584-6634
Lab: 215-615-5632
Education:
BSc. (Physics)
University of Ioannina, Greece, 1986.
Ph.D. (Nuclear Physics)
University of Minnesota, 1994.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

1) CARDIAC IMPLANTED ELECTRONIC DEVICES (CIEDs) AND RADIATION: MANAGING RADIOTHERAPY PATIENTS WITH CIEDs.
2) CLINICAL ELECTRON BEAM THERAPY.
3) QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY CONTROL IN CLINICAL RADIOTHERAPY PHYSICS.
4) Optically Stimulated Luminesce Detector dosimetry and clinical use.

Clinical development of new treatment techniques, implementation of novel clinical techniques in the radiotherapy external beam and brachytherapy treatments.

Description of Other Expertise

DEVELOPING QUALITY CONTROL PROTOCOLS FOR DENTAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL CONE BEAM COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS

Description of Research Expertise

1) CLINICAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW HALCYON RADIOTHERAPY PLATFORM.
2) CALCULATIONS OF SIZE-SPECIFIC DOSE ESTIMATES FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCANNING.
3) ELECTRON MODEL CALCULATIONS
4) AUTOMATED OBJECT CONTOURING METHODS and SOFTWARE
5) INVESTIGATING DOSIMETRY ISSUES OF FLASH BEAM DELIVERY MODES

New technologies in radiation therapy and treatment deliveries, treatment plan optimization based on biological parameters and electron beam dosimetry. Radiotherapy patients with cardiac and other medical devices.

Selected Publications

Kry SF, Alvarez P, Cygler JE, DeWerd LA, Howell RM, Meeks S, O'Daniel J, Reft C, Sawakuchi G, Yukihara EG, Mihailidis D: AAPM TG 191: Clinical use of luminescent dosimeters: TLDs and OSLDs. Med Phys 47(2): e19-e51, Feb 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/mp.13839.

Miften M, Mihailidis D, Kry SF, Reft C, Esquivel C, Farr J, Followill D, Hurkmans C, Liu A, Gayou O, Gossman M, Mahesh M, Popple R, Prisciandaro J, Wilkinson J.: Management of Radiotherapy Patients with Implanted Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators: A Report of the AAPM TG203#. Med Phys 46(12): e757-e788, Dec 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1002/mp.13838.

Miften M, Olch A, Mihailidis D, Moran J, Pawlicki T, Molineu A, Li H, Wijesooriya K, Shi J, Xia P, Papanikolaou N, Low DA.: Tolerance limits and methodologies for IMRT measurement-based verification QA: Recommendations of AAPM Task Group No. 218. Med Phys 45(4): e53-e83, Apr 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1002/mp.12810.

Wu X, Udupa JK, Tong Y, Odhner D, Pednekar GV, Simone CB 2nd, McLaughlin D, Apinorasethkul C, Apinorasethkul O, Lukens J, Mihailidis D, Shammo G, James P, Tiwari A, Wojtowicz L, Camaratta J, Torigian DA: ΑΑ-RT-A system of auto-contouring organs at risk on CT image for radiation therapy planning: Principles, design, and large-scale evaluation on the head-and-neck and thoracic cancer cases. Med Image Anal 54: 45-62, May 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.media.2019.01.008.

Netherton T, Li Y, Gao S, Klopp A, Balter P, Court LE, Scheuermann R, Kennedy C, Dong L, Metz J, Mihailidis D, Ling C, Young Lee M, Constantin M, Thompson S, Kauppinen J, Uusitalo P.: Experience in commissioning the Halcyon linac. Med Phys 46(10): 4304-4313, Oct 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1002/mp.13723.

Gay SS, Netherton TJ, Cardenas CE, Ger RB, Balter PA, Dong L, Mihailidis D, Court LE.: Dosimetric impact and detectability of multi-leaf collimator positioning errors on Varian Halcyon. J Appl Clin Med Phys. WILEY, 20(8): 47-55, Aug 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1002/acm2.12677.

Mihailidis Dimitris N: Malfunctions of implantable cardiac devices in patients receiving proton beam therapy: incidence and predictions. In regard to Gomez et al. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 88(3): 753, Mar 2014.

Laurence Court, Dimitris Mihailidis, Peter Balter, Chris Kennedy, Song Gao, Ryan Scheuermann, Tucker Netherton, Lei Dong, Yuting Li, James Metz: Experience and Suggestions on “Commissioning and QA Procedures” for Halcyon, v1.2. White Paper-Report. Varian's Medical Affairs 2018 Notes: White Paper.

Smilowitz Jennifer B, Das Indra J, Feygelman Vladimir, Fraass Benedick A, Geurts Mark, Kry Stephen F, Marshall Ingrid R, Mihailidis Dimitris N, Ouhib Zoubir, Ritter Timothy, Snyder Michael G, Fairobent Lynne, Staff Aapm: AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 5.a.: Commissioning and QA of Treatment Planning Dose Calculations - Megavoltage Photon and Electron Beams. J Appl Clin Med Phys 17(1): 457, Jan 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v17i1.6166.

Faiz M Khan PhD, John P. Gibbons PhD, Dimitris Mihailidis PhD, Hassaan Alkhatib PhD : Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore MD. Kluwer, 2011 Notes: ISBN-13: 978-1605476810 ISBN-10: 1605476811.

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