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David P. Gierga, Ph.D.


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  1. Lyatskaya Y, Winey B, Kiger WS, Hurwitz M, Zygmanski P, Makrigiorgos GM, Bortfeld TR, Doppke KP, Lu XQ, Chin LM, Biggs P, Gierga DP. Combined clinical and research training in medical physics in a multi-institutional setting: 13-year experience of Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2023 Jan; 24(1):e13806. PMID: 36347055.
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  2. Giantsoudi D, Lalonde A, Barra C, Vanbenthuysen L, Taghian AG, Gierga DP, Jimenez RB. Tattoo-Free Setup for Patients With Breast Cancer Receiving Regional Nodal Irradiation. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2023 Jan-Feb; 13(1):e20-e27. PMID: 35948179.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Jimenez RB, Batin E, Giantsoudi D, Hazeltine W, Bertolino K, Ho AY, MacDonald SM, Taghian AG, Gierga DP. Tattoo free setup for partial breast irradiation: A feasibility study. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2019 Apr; 20(4):45-50. PMID: 30945803; PMCID: PMC6448163.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Makufa R, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Karumekayi T, Schneider RJ, Efstathiou JA, Dryden-Peterson S, Odom A, Shulman A, Pipman Y, Gierga DP. SU-F-P-09: A Global Medical Physics Collaboration for Implementation of Modern Radiotherapy in Botswana. Med Phys. 2016 Jun; 43(6):3359-3360. PMID: 28047638.
  5. Pursley J, Gueorguiev G, Prichard H, Gierga D. SU-F-T-344: Commissioning Constant Dose Rate VMAT in the Raystation Treatment Planning System for a Varian Clinac IX. Med Phys. 2016 Jun; 43(6):3542. PMID: 28047283.
  6. Efstathiou JA, Heunis M, Karumekayi T, Makufa R, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Gierga DP, Suneja G, Grover S, Kasese J, Mmalane M, Moffat H, von Paleske A, Makhema J, Dryden-Peterson S. Establishing and Delivering Quality Radiation Therapy in Resource-Constrained Settings: The Story of Botswana. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jan 01; 34(1):27-35. PMID: 26578607; PMCID: PMC5070566.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Ngwa W, Ngoma T, Zietman A, Mayr N, Elzawawy A, Winningham TA, Balogun O, Enwerem-Bromson N, Ntizimira C, Olopade OI, Oluwole D, Odedina F, Williams M, Flanigan J, Asana L, Ngwa K, Avery S, Pollard JM, Roland T, Funwi-gabga N, Mbarika V, Hardenbergh P, Winkfield K, Pipman Y, Stefan C, Ngoma M, Mohammed S, Katz M, Erno S, Moni J, Fitzgerald T, Tonlaar N, Efstathiou J, Gierga D, Ayo C, Knaul F, Gospodarowicz M, Makrigiorgos GM, Nguyen PL. Closing the Cancer Divide Through Ubuntu: Information and Communication Technology-Powered Models for Global Radiation Oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Mar 01; 94(3):440-9. PMID: 26867873; PMCID: PMC4959435.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Park YK, Sharp GC, Gierga DP, Ye SJ, Winey BA. SU-D-207-05: Real-Time Intrafractional Motion Tracking During VMAT Delivery Using a Conventional Elekta CBCT System. Med Phys. 2015 Jun; 42(6):3219. PMID: 26127211.
  9. Ngwa W, Sajo E, Ngoma T, Bortfeld T, Gierga D, White KB, Akinwande B, Enwerem-Bromson MM, Teboh Forbang R, Winningham TA, Court LE, Odedina FT, Wu R, Makrigiorgos M, Nguyen PL. Potential for information and communication technologies to catalyze global collaborations in radiation oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Feb 01; 91(2):444-7. PMID: 25636767; PMCID: PMC4959434.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    
  10. Efstathiou JA, Bvochora-Nsingo M, Gierga DP, Alphonse Kayembe MK, Mmalane M, Russell AH, Paly JJ, Brown C, Musimar Z, Abramson JS, Bruce KA, Karumekayi T, Clayman R, Hodgeman R, Kasese J, Makufa R, Bigger E, Suneja G, Busse PM, Randall TC, Chabner BA, Dryden-Peterson S. Addressing the growing cancer burden in the wake of the AIDS epidemic in Botswana: The BOTSOGO collaborative partnership. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Jul 01; 89(3):468-75. PMID: 24929156.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Bvochara-Nsingo M, Grover S, Gierga DP, Makufa R, Efstathiou JA, Dixit N, Clayman RH, Russell AH, Lin LL, Kasese J. Cervical brachytherapy exchange: steps toward oncology capacity building in Botswana. Oncologist. 2014 Jul; 19(7):e1-2. PMID: 24928614.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Chen H, Winey BA, Daartz J, Oh KS, Shin JH, Gierga DP. Efficiency gains for spinal radiosurgery using multicriteria optimization intensity modulated radiation therapy guided volumetric modulated arc therapy planning. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Jan-Feb; 5(1):49-55. PMID: 25413420.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Chen H, Craft DL, Gierga DP. Multicriteria optimization informed VMAT planning. Med Dosim. 2014; 39(1):64-73. PMID: 24360919.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Gierga DP, Turcotte JC, Tong LW, Chen YL, DeLaney TF. Analysis of setup uncertainties for extremity sarcoma patients using surface imaging. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2014 Jul-Aug; 4(4):261-6. PMID: 25012835.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Daartz J, Winey B, Bussiere M, Gierga D, Crawford B, Sedlacek D, Cotter C. SU-E-T-433: Evaluation of the ArcCheck Device for Patient-Specific Quality Assurance in Step-And-Shoot IMRT for Single-Fraction Spinal SBRT. Med Phys. 2013 Jun; 40(6Part17):305. PMID: 28517699.
  16. Chen H, Winey BA, Daartz J, Gierga DP. SU-E-T-674: Parameter Sensitivity Analysis of VMAT Planning for Spine SBRT. Med Phys. 2013 Jun; 40(6Part21):361. PMID: 28519422.
  17. Truong MT, Hirsch AE, Kovalchuk N, Qureshi MM, Damato A, Schuller B, Vassilakis N, Stone M, Gierga D, Willins J, Kachnic LA. Cone-beam computed tomography image guided therapy to evaluate lumpectomy cavity variation before and during breast radiotherapy. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2013 Mar 04; 14(2):4243. PMID: 23470944.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Gierga DP, Turcotte JC, Sharp GC, Sedlacek DE, Cotter CR, Taghian AG. A voluntary breath-hold treatment technique for the left breast with unfavorable cardiac anatomy using surface imaging. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Dec 01; 84(5):e663-8. PMID: 22975605.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Chen H, Craft D, Gierga D. SU-E-T-630: MCO-Informed VMAT Planning for Prostate Cancer. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6Part20):3851. PMID: 28517507.
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  20. Spadea MF, Baroni G, Gierga DP, Turcotte JC, Chen GT, Sharp GC. Evaluation and commissioning of a surface based system for respiratory sensing in 4D CT. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2010 Dec 04; 12(1):3288. PMID: 21330975.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Gierga DP, Taghian AG, Chen GT. Clinical experience with image-guided radiotherapy in an accelerated partial breast intensity-modulated radiotherapy protocol: in regard to Leonard CE et al. (Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Epub May 19, 2009). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jan 01; 76(1):315; author reply 315. PMID: 20005463.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Riboldi M, Gierga DP, Chen GT, Baroni G. Accuracy in breast shape alignment with 3D surface fitting algorithms. Med Phys. 2009 Apr; 36(4):1193-8. PMID: 19472625.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Gierga DP, Riboldi M, Turcotte JC, Sharp GC, Jiang SB, Taghian AG, Chen GT. Comparison of target registration errors for multiple image-guided techniques in accelerated partial breast irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Mar 15; 70(4):1239-46. PMID: 18207662.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Seco J, Sharp GC, Wu Z, Gierga D, Buettner F, Paganetti H. Dosimetric impact of motion in free-breathing and gated lung radiotherapy: a 4D Monte Carlo study of intrafraction and interfraction effects. Med Phys. 2008 Jan; 35(1):356-66. PMID: 18293590.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Seco J, Sharp GC, Turcotte J, Gierga D, Bortfeld T, Paganetti H. Effects of organ motion on IMRT treatments with segments of few monitor units. Med Phys. 2007 Mar; 34(3):923-34. PMID: 17441238.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Sharp GC, Lu HM, Trofimov A, Tang X, Jiang SB, Turcotte J, Gierga DP, Chen GT, Hong TS. Assessing residual motion for gated proton-beam radiotherapy. J Radiat Res. 2007; 48 Suppl A:A55-9. PMID: 17513900.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Gierga DP, Brewer J, Sharp GC, Betke M, Willett CG, Chen GT. The correlation between internal and external markers for abdominal tumors: implications for respiratory gating. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2005 Apr 01; 61(5):1551-8. PMID: 15817361.
    Citations: 54     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Rietzel E, Rosenthal SJ, Gierga DP, Willet CG, Chen GT. Moving targets: detection and tracking of internal organ motion for treatment planning and patient set-up. Radiother Oncol. 2004 Dec; 73 Suppl 2:S68-72. PMID: 15971313.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Lawenda BD, Gagne HM, Gierga DP, Niemierko A, Wong WM, Tarbell NJ, Chen GT, Hochberg FH, Loeffler JS. Permanent alopecia after cranial irradiation: dose-response relationship. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2004 Nov 01; 60(3):879-87. PMID: 15465206.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Shortkroff S, Binello E, Zhu X, Gierga D, Thornhill TS, Shefer RE, Jones AG, Yanch JC. Dose response of the AIA rabbit stifle joint to boron neutron capture synovectomy. Nucl Med Biol. 2004 Jul; 31(5):663-70. PMID: 15219286.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
  31. Gierga DP, Chen GT, Kung JH, Betke M, Lombardi J, Willett CG. Quantification of respiration-induced abdominal tumor motion and its impact on IMRT dose distributions. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2004 Apr 01; 58(5):1584-95. PMID: 15050340.
    Citations: 40     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. O'Meara JM, Blackburn BW, Chichester DL, Gierga DP, Yanch JC. The feasibility of accelerator-based in vivo neutron activation analysis of nitrogen. Appl Radiat Isot. 2001 Dec; 55(6):767-74. PMID: 11761098.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Burlon AA, Kreiner AJ, White SM, Blackburn BW, Gierga DP, Yanch JC. In-phantom dosimetry for the 13C(d,n)14N reaction as a source for accelerator-based BNCT. Med Phys. 2001 May; 28(5):796-803. PMID: 11393475.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  34. Gierga DP, Shefer RE. Characterization of a soft X-ray source for intravascular radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2001 Mar 01; 49(3):847-56. PMID: 11172969.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Gierga DP, Yanch JC, Shefer RE. An investigation of the feasibility of gadolinium for neutron capture synovectomy. Med Phys. 2000 Jul; 27(7):1685-92. PMID: 10947274.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Gierga DP, Yanch JC, Shefer RE. Development and construction of a neutron beam line for accelerator-based boron neutron capture synovectomy. Med Phys. 2000 Jan; 27(1):203-14. PMID: 10659758.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
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