Tumor Response to Ablative Radiotherapy (SBRT): Use of Novalis for Irradiation in Pre-Clinical Models


Timothy Solberg, PhD, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center discusses tumor response to ablative radiotherapy (SBRT) and argues the use of Novalis for irradiation in pre-clinical models. He begins by discussing the rapid adoption of SBRT and the varied dose / fraction schemes. He then delves into taking advantage of technologies for pre-clinical irradiation and assessment to more fully understand the effects of SBRT, as well as encouraging rigorous prospective studies.

About the speaker

Timothy D. Solberg, PhD

Timothy D. Solberg, PhD
University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA

Professor, Vice Chairman and Director, Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, San Francisco

World-renowned Novalis® radiosurgery expert and has been deeply involved in the application and development of this technology since its first installation at UCLA more than 18 years ago. He is one of our most sophisticated and experienced medical physics advocate and has dedicated himself to both the advancement of clinical capabilities and the education of Novalis Circle members worldwide. He has more than 25 years of experience in stereotactic radiosurgery – having participated in his first patient treatment in 1990.

Dr. Solberg received an M.S. in Physics from the University of California, Davis in 1988, and a PhD in Biomedical Physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1996. He later assumed the positions of Vice Chair and Director of Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UCLA, UT Southwestern and at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Solberg is board certified by the American Board of Radiology Center.  At the University of California, San Francisco, he is appointed as Professor and Vice Chair of the Medical Physics department.

Dr. Solberg has been involved in SRS and SBRT since 1990. Dr. Solberg is actively involved in numerous professional societies, including the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, American College of Medical Physics, American Society for Radiation Oncology American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and American College of Radiology. Dr. Solberg is deputy editor-in-chief for the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Associate Editor for the Journal of Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, and reviews manuscripts for many other journals. Dr. Solberg is a fellow of the AAPM, ACMP and ACR, and was named an American Cancer Society Research Scholar in 2003.

 

Dr. Solberg’s clinical and research focus include:

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy
  • Proton therapy and platforms
  • Tools for analysis of large data sets.

Education:

  • 1985 B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Augsburg College, USA
  • 1988 M.S., Physics, University of California, Davis, USA
  • 1996 PhD, Biomedical Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Honors:

  • Fellow, American Society for Radiation Oncology
  • Fellow, American College of Radiology
  • Fellow, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Medical Physics
  • Research Scholar, American Cancer Society

Board Certified, Therapeutic Medical Physics, American Board of Radiology

Medical Physics Advisor, Novalis Circle Credentialing Task Force since 2010

 

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