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Peter Balter

Peter Balter

Associate Member


MDA FCT6.5060 (Unit 1420)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics

My current research involves radiation therapy for lung cancer. Lung cancer is a particularly challenging area for radiotherapy as tumors move significantly with respiration. The challenge of treating these moving tumors is increased by the radio-sensitivity of the lung. We are developing methods to image these moving tumors and developing strategies to treat them either while moving or during breath-hold treatments. We are also developing methods to determine the overall dose distributions to the lungs when respiratory motion is factored into the planning process.

A student working in this environment will become familiar with radiographic imaging and radiation therapy treatment planning systems.


MDACC Faculty

Education & Training

PhD, MD Anderson UTHealth Houston Graduate School, 2003