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Silvia Calusi

Affiliation: Medical Physics Unit, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi

Dr. Silvia Calusi received her master’s degree in physics from the University of Florence (Italy) in 2006. She earned her Ph.D. in Science and Technology of Materials and Nanosystems from the University of Turin (Italy) in 2010. In 2016 she specialized in Medical Physics at the University of Florence. She received research grants for development and applications of Ion Beam Analyses techniques at the microbeam line of the LABEC laboratory of Florence (at INFN, National Institute of Nuclear Physics, section of Florence); for the development of a system for controlled dose cells irradiation with high-resolution ion beams for studies of the radiation-induced biological effects. Since 2014 she moved her main topic research to medical physics. Her research has been aimed to the development of phantoms for the accuracy assessment of brain radiosurgery treatments and to test diagnostic and therapeutic systems for moving organs. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow (fellowship from Fondazione Umberto Veronesi) in the University Hospital of Careggi (Florence) at the radiotherapy unit. Her research focuses on the automation of radiation therapy treatment planning processes.

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