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Research Interest:

Photodynamic therapy, digital imaging, computer applications to radiation oncology. Development of treatment planning system for PDT. Light dosimetry. Image guided radiation therapy. Development of software for treatment planning systems, quality assurance in radiation therapy, automation of patient positioning, computer modeling of physics events, and therapy hardware.

Dr. Claudio Sibata

Claudio Sibata
  • Professor and Vice Chairman Radiation Oncology.
  • PhD., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1984
  • Office Location: The Brody School of Medicine, Cancer Center 172A
  • Telephone: (252) 744-2900
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Reft C, Alecu R, Das IJ, Gerbi BJ, Keall P, Lief E, Mijnheer BJ, Papanikolaou N, Sibata C, Van Dyk JV: "Dosimetric considerations for patients with HIP prostheses undergoing pelvic irradiation. Report of the AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group 63". Med Phys, 2003, 30: 5(1162-82).

Cuenca RE, Allison R, Downie G, Sibata C. Breast cancer with chest wall progression: treating with Photodynamic Therapy, Annals of Surgical Oncology, in press.

Zhang P, Wu J, Dean D, Xing L, Xue J, Maciunas R, Sibata C. Plug pattern optimization for gamma knife radiosurgery treatment planning. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, 2003 Feb 1;55(2): 420-7.

de Almeida CE, Rodriguez M, Vianello E, Ferreira IH, Sibata C. An anthropomorphic phantom for quality assurance and training in gynaecological brachytherapy. Radiother Oncol 2002 Apr;63(1):75-81.

Zhang P, Wu J, Wang Z, Sibata C. Considerations for the implementation of target volume protocols in radiation therapy: in regard to Craig et al., IJROBP 2001;49:241-250. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2002 Apr 1;52(5):1424-5.

Xue, J. Wu, J. Wang, Z. Zhang, P. and Sibata, C. Implementation of the Siemens HDI technique on a 3D Treatment Planning System. Med Phys, 29:1413-1421, 2002.

Maréchal MH, de Almeida CE, Sibata CH: Experimental derivation of Awall for ionization chambers used in the high dose rate 192Ir source calibration. Med. Phys. 2002, 29:1-5.

VC Colussi, AS Beddar, QJ Wu, TJ Kinsella, and CH Sibata. In vivo dosimetry using a single diode for megavoltage photon beam radiotherapy: Implementation and response characterization. J App Clin Med Phys, 2001, 2:210-218.

De Souza CN, Monti CR, Sibata CH. Recommendations to avoid large dose errors in radiotherapy treatments (in Portuguese). Radiol. Bras 2001, 34:29-37.

Sibata CH, Colussi VC, Oleinick NL, Kinsella TK. Photodynamic Therapy in Oncology. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, 2001, 2:917-928.