Professionals

Abstracts and Presentations

CivaString

  1. J. Reed, et al. “Dosimetric Characterization of the New CivaString 103Pd Brachytherapy Source” North Central Chapter AAPM Meeting 2012
  2. J. Reed, et al. “Dosimetric Characterization of the New CivaString 103Pd Brachytherapy Source” CIRMS 2013
  3. J. Reed, et al. “Dosimetric Characteristics of the New CivaString 103Pd Brachytherapy Sources” ABS 2013
  4. Ververs “A Treatment Planning Feasibility Study for Prostate LDR Brachytherapy Treatments Using the New 103-Pd CivaString Source. Comparison with Clinical Cases Using the TheraSeed Model 200 103-Pd Source” AAPM 2013
  5. Rivard, et al. “Pd-103 Strings: A New Approach to Brachytherapy Source Design” ABS 2014
  6. M. Rivard “Dosimetric Evaluation of the 103Pd CivaString for Permanent Breast Brachytherapy” American Brachytherapy Society Annual 2015 Meeting
  7. J. Reed, et al., “Calibration of Variable Longitudinal Strength Pd-103 Brachytherapy Sources,” AAPM 2015.
  8. D. Beyer, R. Stock, et al., “First report of a new Pd-103 line source for prostate brachytherapy,” ASTRO 2015.
  9. R. Sheu, et al., “A comparison of the pre‐plan, intra‐operative plan, and post‐implant dosimetry for a prostate implant case using prefabricated linear polymer‐encapsulated Pd‐103 (CivaString)” AAPM 2016
  10. R. Sheu, et al. “A novel method to build intra‐operative flexibility into prefabricated or fixed length LDR prostate brachytherapy” ASTRO 2016.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Rivard et al “103Pd strings: Monte Carlo assessment of a new approach to brachytherapy source design” Med Phys Jan 2014.
  2. Reed et al “Experimental and Monte Carlo dosimetric characterization of a 1 cm 103Pd brachytherapy source” Brachytherapy 13(6), pp 657-667, 2014.
  3. Aima, et al. “Air-kerma strength determination of a new directional Pd-103 source.” Med Phys. 42(12), p 7144-7152, 2015.
  4. M. Rivard “A directional 103Pd brachytherapy device: Dosimetric characterization and practical aspects for clinical use” Brachytherapy 16(2) pp 421-432, 2017.
  5. Stock, et al. “Performance of a Palladium-103 Line Source for Prostate Brachytherapy Implants: A Phase I Trial” accepted for publication Brachytherapy 2017.
  6. Cohen, et al. “Intraoperative implantation of a mesh of directional palladium sources (CivaSheet): dosimetry verification, clinical commissioning, dose specification and preliminary experience.” In review Brachytherapy.
  7. M. Rivard, S. Cavanaugh, Poli, et al. “Initial Clinical Experience with CivaSheet” in preparation 2017.
  8. Mourtada, Richardson, Thomadsen, and Scanderbeg, “Clinical Brachytherapy Physics, Monograph #38” Medical Physics Publishing, Inc., pp 326-327, 2017

CivaSheet

  1. Weier, et al. “Creating a Measurement System for a Planar 103Pd Brachytherapy Source” CIRMS 2014
  2. M. Aima et al. “Calibration of an element of a new directional Pd-103 planar brachytherapy” AAPM 2015.
  3. M. Rivard, “Dose distribution for the CivaSheet Pd-103 Directional Brachytherapy Device,” AAPM 2015
  4. G. Cohen, et al. “Considerations For The Clinical Use Of CivaSheet Pd-103 Sources,” ABS 2016
  5. M. Rivard, “Dosimetry and Commissioning of a Directional Pd-103 Brachytherapy Source” ABS 2016
  6. M. Rivard, “Low-Energy Brachytherapy Sources for Pelvic Sidewall Treatment” ABS 2016
  7. W. Culberson, “Calibrations of a New Directional 103Pd Source” ABS 2016
  8. M. Aima, et al. “Directional low-dose rate brachytherapy: Determination of the TG-43 dose-rate constant analog for a new 103Pd source,” AAPM 2016
  9. M. Rivard, D. Rothley, “CivaSheet Treatment Planning in VariSeed 9.0,” AAPM 2016
  10. M. Rivard, J. Poli, “CivaSheet Dosimetric Case Study” AAPM 2016
  11. M. Rivard, “Dosimetry and Commissioning of a Directional Pd-103 Brachytherapy Source” AAPM 2016
  12. S. Cavanaugh, D. Rothley, et al. “Initial Experience with Directional LDR Intraoperative Brachytherapy,” ASTRO 2016
  13. M. Rivard, A. Crimaldi, “Low-Energy Brachytherapy Sources for Treating the Pelvic Sidewall” ASTRO 2016
  14. Aima, et al. “Directional low-dose rate brachytherapy: Determination of the TG-43 dose-rate constant analog for a new 103Pd source,” AAPM 2016
  15. M. Rivard “Influence of Bone Tissue on the Depth-dose Characteristics for the CivaSheet” ABS 2017
  16. K. Episcopia, G. Cohen, A. Damato, et al. “Commissioning and clinical use of the CivaSheet, a novel shielded Pd103 Array” ABS 2017
  17. G. Cohen, A. Wu, et al. “Dose Specification and Source Ordering Nomogram for CivaSheet Pd-103 Sources” ABS 2017
  18. N. Taunk, G. Cohen, et al. “Preliminary Clinical Experience from a Phase I Feasibility Study of a Novel Permanent Unidirectional Intraoperative Brachytherapy Device” ABS 2017
  19. M. Rivard “Influence of Bone Tissue on the Depth-dose Characteristics for a Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Implant” AAPM 2017
  20. A. Damato, G. Cohen, et al. “Design and Implementation of a Novel Technique for Verification of TG-43 Dosimetric Parameters for a Directional 103Pd Source” AAPM 2017
  21. R. Farjam, G Cohen, et al. “Automatic Localization and Orientation of Pd-103 Sources in Civasheet Brachytherapy Device” AAPM 2017
  22. H. Zhen, G Redler, J Turian, et al. “Dosimetric Characteristics of the CivaDot™ Unidirectional Pd-103 Brachytherapy Source” AAPM 2017
  23. M. Aima, L DeWerd, W. Culberson, et al. “Dosimetric Measurements and Characterization of a New Directional Pd-103 Low-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Source” AAPM 2017

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