Rodney D. Wiersma, Ph.D.

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Research Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
Associate Director of the Medical Physics Graduate Programs, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director of Research, Physics Division, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department: Radiation Oncology

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3620 Hamilton Walk
John Morgan Building - Room 183
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-898-0270
Education:
B.S. (Physics)
University of Alberta, Canada, 1999.
M.S. (Physics)
Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2002.
PhD (Physics)
Max Planck Institute, Germany, 2006.
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Selected Publications

Zou, Wei; Diffenderfer, Eric S; Cengel, Keith A; Kim, Michele M; Avery, Steve; Konzer, Joshua; Cai, Yongliang; Boisseu, Paul; Ota, Kan; Yin, Lingshu; Wiersma, Rodney; Carlson, David J; Fan, Yi; Busch, Theresa M; Koumenis, Costas; Lin, Alexander; Metz, James M; Teo, BoonKeng K; Dong, Lei: Current delivery limitations of proton PBS for FLASH Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Vol.155: p.212-218, 2021.

Redler, Gage; Pearson, Erik; Liu, Xinmin; Gertsenshteyn, Inna; Epel, Boris; Pelizzari, Charles; Aydogan, Bulent; Weichselbaum, Ralph; Halpern, Howard J; Wiersma, Rodney D: Small Animal IMRT Using 3D-Printed Compensators. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics Vol.110(2): p.551-565, 2021.

Rodney Wiersma: The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology: A Compendium for Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists, Volume 4. Jacob Van Dyk. Medical Physics 2021.

Yin, Lingshu; Zou, Wei; Kim, Michele M.; Avery, Stephen M.; Wiersma, Rodney D.; Teo, Boon-Keng K.; Dong, Lei; Diffenderfer, Eric S: Evaluation of two-voltage and three-voltage linear methods for deriving ion recombination correction factors in proton FLASH irradiation. IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences 2021.

Zou, Wei; Diffenderfer, Eric S; Ota, Kan; Boisseau, Paul; Kim, Michele M; Cai, Yongliang; Avery, Stephen M; Carlson, David J; Wiersma, Rodney D; Lin, Alexander; Koumenis, Constantinos; Cengel, Keith A; Metz, James M; Dong, Lei; Teo, Boonkeng K: Characterization of a high‐resolution 2D transmission ion chamber for independent validation of proton pencil beam scanning of conventional and FLASH dose delivery. Medical Physics 2021.

E Diffenderfer, M Kim, J Zou, B Teo, S Avery, D Carlson, C Koumenis, J Metz, K Cengel, L Dong, R Wiersma: Use of 2D Robotic Scanning to Simulate Proton PBS at FLASH Dose Rates. AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting 2020.

X Liu1*, E Pearson1, G Redler2, H Halpern3, R Wiersma4: Total Variation Regularization of Fluence Fields for 3D Printed Compensators in Small Animal IMRT AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting 2020.

B Preusser, E Pearson, P La Riviere, R Wiersma: Increased DQE Through Use of Light Field Cameras and Thick Scintillators in Megavoltage Imaging. AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting 2020.

O Ogunmolu, R Wiersma: A Real-Time Patient Head Motion Correction Mechanism for MRI-Linac Systems AAPM 2020 Annual Meeting 2020.

Wei Zou, Eric S. Diffenderfer, Keith Cengel, Michele Kim, Steve Avery, Joshua Konzer, Yongliang Cai, Paul Boisseu, Kan Ota, Lingshu Yin, Rodney Wiersma, David J Carlson, Yi Fan, Theresa M Busch, Costas Koumenis, Alexander Lin, James M Metz, BoonKeng K Teo, Lei Dong: Extrapolation of clinical proton PBS to FLASH using current machine delivery conditions. Radiotherapy and Oncology 2020 Notes: under review.

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