Faculty Summaries
C-M Charlie Ma, PhD
C-M Charlie Ma, PhD
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Director, Radiation Physics
Office Phone: 215-728-2996
Fax: 215-728-4789
Office: P2028
Development and Implementation of Advanced Beam Modalities and Treatment Techniques for Radiation Cancer Therapy

Current research from the Radiation Physics department includes: Radiation dosimetry, dose calculation algorithms, Monte Carlo simulation techniques; Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), treatment optimization, beam delivery, dose verification; Modulated electron radiation therapy (MERT), treatment planning, beam delivery and dose verification; Real-time, image-guided robotic radiosurgery/therapy, plan optimization and beam delivery; Laser-accelerated proton beams for radiotherapy, particle-in-cell (PIC) simulations, target design, Particle selection and collimation system, proton dose calculation, plan optimization and beam delivery.

Description of research projects
Selected Publications
  1. Ma C-M, Li JS, Deng J and Fan J. Implementation of Monte Carlo Dose Calculation for CyberKnife treatment planning, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2008;102:012-016.
  2. Ma, C-M and Paskalev, K. In-Room CT Techniques for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy. Med Dosimetry 2006;31:30-39.PubMed
  3. Ma C-M, Maughan R, Orton C. Within the next decade conventional cyclotrons for proton radiotherapy will become obsolete and replaced by far less expensive machines using compact laser systems for the acceleration of the protons. Med Phys. 2006;33:571-73. PubMed
  4. Ma C-M, Ding M, Li JS, Lee MC, Pawlicki T, Deng J. A Comparative Dosimetric Study on Tangential Photon Beams, IMRT and MERT for Breast Cancer Treatment, Phys Med Biol. 2003;48:909-24. PubMed
  5. Ma, C-M, Liu C, Coffey C, Nath R, Seltzer S, Seuntjens J. AAPM protocol for 40-300kV x-ray beam dosimetry for radiotherapy and radiobiology. Med Phys. 2001;28:868-893. PubMed
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