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Desmond A O'Farrell, M.Sc.

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  1. Lee CY, Kaza E, Harris TC, O'Farrell DA, King MT, Dyer MA, Cormack RA, Buzurovic I. Catheter reconstruction and dosimetric verification of MRI-only treatment planning (MRTP) for interstitial HDR brachytherapy using PETRA sequence. Phys Med Biol. 2023 Jan 17; 68(3). PMID: 36584396.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  2. Xu Y, Harris T, O'Farrell D, Cormack R, Lee L, King M, Buzurovic I. Interfraction dose deviation and catheter position in cervical interstitial and intracavitary image guided HDR brachytherapy. Med Dosim. 2022 Spring; 47(1):e1-e6. PMID: 34702633.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Buzurovic IM, O'Farrell DA, Harris TC, Friesen S, King MT, Cormack RA, Devlin PM. Selection criteria for high-dose-rate surface brachytherapy and electron beam therapy in cutaneous oncology. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2021 Apr; 13(2):195-204. PMID: 33897794; PMCID: PMC8060966.
    Citations: 1     
  4. Dee EC, Fefer M, Hammoudeh L, Yu Z, Cantalino JM, Johnson TJ, O'Farrell DA, Bui AN, Muralidhar V, Mahal BA, Nguyen PL, LeBoeuf NR, Devlin PM. Surface applicator high-dose-rate fractionated brachytherapy for superficial cancers of the penis: A single-center case series and national database comparison. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Jan; 84(1):168-172. PMID: 32320768.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Kim DW, Buzurovic IM, Mahal BV, Hwang W, Oladeru OT, O'Farrell DA, Harris TC, Margalit DN, Lam M, Devlin PM. Combined interstitial and surface high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the hand. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2020 Feb; 12(1):48-52. PMID: 32190070; PMCID: PMC7073341.
    Citations: 1     
  6. Guthier CV, Devlin PM, Harris TC, O'Farrell DA, Cormack RA, Buzurovic I. Development and clinical implementation of semi-automated treatment planning including 3D printable applicator holders in complex skin brachytherapy. Med Phys. 2020 Mar; 47(3):869-879. PMID: 31855280.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Buzurovic IM, O'Farrell DA, Bhagwat MS, Hansen JL, Harris TC, Friesen S, Cormack RA, Devlin PM. Custom-made micro applicators for high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatment of chronic psoriasis. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2017 Jun; 9(3):263-269. PMID: 28725251; PMCID: PMC5509984.
    Citations: 2     
  8. Damato AL, Buzurovic I, Bhagwat MS, Cormack RA, Devlin PM, Friesen S, Hansen J, Lee LJ, Manuel MM, Cho LP, O'Farrell D, Viswanathan AN. The value of systematic contouring of the bowel for treatment plan optimization in image-guided cervical cancer high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2017 May - Jun; 16(3):579-585. PMID: 28256433.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Cho LP, Manuel M, Catalano P, Lee L, Damato AL, Cormack RA, Buzurovic I, Bhagwat M, O'Farrell D, Devlin PM, Viswanathan AN. Outcomes with volume-based dose specification in CT-planned high-dose-rate brachytherapy for stage I-II cervical carcinoma: A 10-year institutional experience. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Dec; 143(3):545-551. PMID: 27720445.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Buzurovic IM, Hansen JL, Bhagwat MS, O'Farrell DA, Friesen S, Harris TC, Damato AL, Cormack RA, Martin NE, Devlin PM. Clinical implementation of a novel applicator in high-dose-rate brachytherapy treatment of esophageal cancer. J Contemp Brachytherapy. 2016 Aug; 8(4):319-25. PMID: 27648086; PMCID: PMC5018528.
    Citations: 4     
  11. Goddard AL, Vleugels RA, LeBoeuf NR, O'Farrell DA, Cormack RA, Hansen JL, Kupper TS, Devlin PM. Palliative Therapy for Recalcitrant Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma of the Hands and Feet With Low-Dose, High Dose-Rate Brachytherapy. JAMA Dermatol. 2015 Dec 01; 151(12):1354-1357. PMID: 26397774.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  12. Damato AL, Lee LJ, Bhagwat MS, Buzurovic I, Cormack RA, Finucane S, Hansen JL, O'Farrell DA, Offiong A, Randall U, Friesen S, Viswanathan AN. Redesign of process map to increase efficiency: Reducing procedure time in cervical cancer brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2015 Jul-Aug; 14(4):471-80. PMID: 25572438.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Damato AL, Devlin PM, Bhagwat MS, Buzurovic I, Friesen S, Hansen JL, Lee LJ, Molodowitch C, Nguyen PL, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN, Williams CL, Killoran JH, Cormack RA. Independent brachytherapy plan verification software: improving efficacy and efficiency. Radiother Oncol. 2014 Dec; 113(3):420-4. PMID: 25458129.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Murciano-Goroff YR, Wolfsberger LD, Parekh A, Fennessy FM, Tuncali K, Orio PF, Niedermayr TR, Suh WW, Devlin PM, Tempany CM, Sugar EH, O'Farrell DA, Steele G, O'Leary M, Buzurovic I, Damato AL, Cormack RA, Fedorov AY, Nguyen PL. Variability in MRI vs. ultrasound measures of prostate volume and its impact on treatment recommendations for favorable-risk prostate cancer patients: a case series. Radiat Oncol. 2014 Sep 09; 9:200. PMID: 25205146.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Mahal BA, Ziehr DR, Hyatt AS, Neubauer-Sugar EH, O'Farrell DA, O'Leary MP, Steele GS, Niedermayr TR, Beard CJ, Martin NE, Orio PF, D'Amico AV, Devlin PM, Nguyen PL. Use of a rectal spacer with low-dose-rate brachytherapy for treatment of prostate cancer in previously irradiated patients: Initial experience and short-term results. Brachytherapy. 2014 Sep-Oct; 13(5):442-9. PMID: 24880584.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Niedermayr TR, Nguyen PL, Murciano-Goroff YR, Kovtun KA, Neubauer Sugar E, Cail DW, O'Farrell DA, Hansen JL, Cormack RA, Buzurovic I, Wolfsberger LT, O'Leary MP, Steele GS, Devlin PM, Orio PF. Placement of empty catheters for an HDR-emulating LDR prostate brachytherapy technique: comparison to standard intraoperative planning. Brachytherapy. 2014 Jul-Aug; 13(4):375-9. PMID: 24613569.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Stewart AJ, Hepel JT, O'Farrell DA, Devlin PM, Price LL, Dale RG, Wazer DE. Equivalent uniform dose for accelerated partial breast irradiation using the MammoSite applicator. Radiother Oncol. 2013 Aug; 108(2):232-5. PMID: 23891101.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Garibyan L, Cotter SE, Hansen JL, Noell C, Dorosario A, O'Farrell DA, Devlin PM, Wang LC. Palliative treatment for in-transit cutaneous metastases of Merkel cell carcinoma using surface-mold computer-optimized high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Cancer J. 2013 Jul-Aug; 19(4):283-7. PMID: 23867506.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Holloway CL, Delaney TF, Alektiar KM, Devlin PM, O'Farrell DA, Demanes DJ. American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) consensus statement for sarcoma brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2013 May-Jun; 12(3):179-90. PMID: 23434220.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Viswanathan AN, Szymonifka J, Tempany-Afdhal CM, O'Farrell DA, Cormack RA. A prospective trial of real-time magnetic resonance-guided catheter placement in interstitial gynecologic brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2013 May-Jun; 12(3):240-7. PMID: 23415048.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Townamchai K, Berkowitz R, Bhagwat M, Damato AL, Friesen S, Lee LJ, Matulonis U, O'Farrell D, Viswanathan AN. Vaginal brachytherapy for early stage uterine papillary serous and clear cell endometrial cancer. Gynecol Oncol. 2013 Apr; 129(1):18-21. PMID: 23262378.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Nguyen PL, Devlin PM, Beard CJ, Orio PF, O'Leary MP, Wolfsberger LD, O'Farrell DA, Sweeney CM, Hadaschik BA, Hohenfellner M, Hatiboglu G. High-dose-rate brachytherapy for prostate cancer in a previously radiated patient with polyethylene glycol hydrogel spacing to reduce rectal dose: case report and review of the literature. Brachytherapy. 2013 Jan-Feb; 12(1):77-83. PMID: 22543116.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  23. Cotter SE, Dunn GP, Collins KM, Sahni D, Zukotynski KA, Hansen JL, O'Farrell DA, Ng AK, Devlin PM, Wang LC. Abscopal effect in a patient with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma following radiation therapy: potential role of induced antitumor immunity. Arch Dermatol. 2011 Jul; 147(7):870-2. PMID: 21768497.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Cotter SE, Devlin PM, Sahni D, Hansen JL, O'Farrell DA, Ng AK, Wang LC. Treatment of cutaneous metastases of Merkel cell carcinoma with surface-mold computer-optimized high-dose-rate brachytherapy. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Sep 20; 28(27):e464-6. PMID: 20679604.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Holloway CL, Racine ML, Cormack RA, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN. Sigmoid dose using 3D imaging in cervical-cancer brachytherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2009 Nov; 93(2):307-10. PMID: 19665244.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Mutyala S, Stewart A, Khan AJ, Cormack RA, O'Farrell D, Sugarbaker D, Devlin PM. Permanent iodine-125 interstitial planar seed brachytherapy for close or positive margins for thoracic malignancies. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Mar 15; 76(4):1114-20. PMID: 19540065.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Stewart AJ, O'Farrell DA, Cormack RA, Hansen JL, Khan AJ, Mutyala S, Devlin PM. Dose volume histogram analysis of normal structures associated with accelerated partial breast irradiation delivered by high dose rate brachytherapy and comparison with whole breast external beam radiotherapy fields. Radiat Oncol. 2008 Nov 19; 3:39. PMID: 19019216.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Berbeco RI, Hacker F, Zatwarnicki C, Park SJ, Ionascu D, O'Farrell D, Mamon HJ. A novel method for estimating SBRT delivered dose with beam's-eye-view images. Med Phys. 2008 Jul; 35(7):3225-31. PMID: 18697547.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Berbeco RI, Hacker F, Zatwarnicki C, Park SJ, Ionascu D, O'Farrell D, Mamon HJ. A novel method for estimating SBRT delivered dose with beam's-eye-view images. Med Phys. 2008 Jul; 35(7Part1):3225-3231. PMID: 28513022.
  30. Stewart AJ, Cormack RA, Lee H, Xiong L, Hansen JL, O'Farrell DA, Viswanathan AN. Prospective clinical trial of bladder filling and three-dimensional dosimetry in high-dose-rate vaginal cuff brachytherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Nov 01; 72(3):843-8. PMID: 18395360.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Cormack RA, Holloway CL, O'Farrell D, Devlin PM. Permanent planar iodine-125 implants: the dosimetric effect of geometric parameters for idealized source configurations. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007 Nov 15; 69(4):1310-5. PMID: 17967321.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Stewart AJ, O'Farrell DA, Mutyala S, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Cormack RA, Devlin PM. Severe toxicity after permanent radioactive seed implantation for mediastinal carcinoid tumors. Brachytherapy. 2007 Jan-Mar; 6(1):58-61. PMID: 17284388.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Viswanathan AN, Cormack R, Holloway CL, Tanaka C, O'Farrell D, Devlin PM, Tempany C. Magnetic resonance-guided interstitial therapy for vaginal recurrence of endometrial cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2006 Sep 01; 66(1):91-9. PMID: 16839709.
    Citations: 26     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. Stewart AJ, O'Farrell DA, Bellon JR, Hansen JL, Duggan C, Czerminska MA, Cormack RA, Devlin PM. CT computer-optimized high-dose-rate brachytherapy with surface applicator technique for scar boost radiation after breast reconstruction surgery. Brachytherapy. 2005; 4(3):224-9. PMID: 16182223.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. Terahara A, Niemierko A, Goitein M, Finkelstein D, Hug E, Liebsch N, O'Farrell D, Lyons S, Munzenrider J. Analysis of the relationship between tumor dose inhomogeneity and local control in patients with skull base chordoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1999 Sep 01; 45(2):351-8. PMID: 10487555.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Santoni R, Liebsch N, Finkelstein DM, Hug E, Hanssens P, Goitein M, Smith AR, O'Farrell D, Efird JT, Fullerton B, Munzenrider JE. Temporal lobe (TL) damage following surgery and high-dose photon and proton irradiation in 96 patients affected by chordomas and chondrosarcomas of the base of the skull. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1998 Apr 01; 41(1):59-68. PMID: 9588918.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic HealthCTClinical Trials
  37. Debus J, Hug EB, Liebsch NJ, O'Farrel D, Finkelstein D, Efird J, Munzenrider JE. Brainstem tolerance to conformal radiotherapy of skull base tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 1997 Dec 01; 39(5):967-75. PMID: 9392533.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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