Microdosimetry

From left to right: Piotr Pater, Simon Vallières, Judy Wang and Robert Maglieri

 

The microdosimetry group models the radiation dose delivered on the nanoscopic and microscopic levels to better understand how ionizing radiation leads to physical and chemical DNA damage. Monte Carlo simulations and biological models are used to relate deposited ionizing radiation dose to biological endpoints. Work done in our department focuses on developing and increasing the accuracy of Monte Carlo codes, modeling DNA, and investigating how different radiation types cause DNA strand breaks. 

 

Recent publications

Pater P, Seuntjens J, El Naqa I, Bernal M A (2014). On the consistency of Monte Carlo track structure DNA damage simulations. Med. Phys. 41(12):121708