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Dr Jenny Spiga

Jenny is a Daphne Jackson Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at Warwick. Her main research interests are in the area of Medical Physics, and in particular dosimetry and Monte-Carlo simulations for new radiation therapy techniques that employ the latest X-ray sources. Since 2004, she collaborates with the biomedical group of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), focusing on the calculation of dose distributions for Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT) – a new type of therapy for brain cancer that exploits the limited damages caused to normal tissues by parallel microbeams of X-rays – using the Monte Carlo toolkit GEANT4. She is now working on the extension of computational feasibility studies for MRT to be conducted with alternative, smaller-scale and cheaper radiation sources of the latest generation.

Further Reading on MRT:

http://www.esrf.eu/home/UsersAndScience/Experiments/CBS/ID17/mrt-1.html

Daphne Jackson Trust

 

Contact:

j.spiga@warwick.ac.uk

Department of Physics,
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL
UK