Satyapal Rathee

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Oncology Dept

Contact

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Oncology Dept
Email
srathee@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 432-8624
Address
Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton AB
T6G 1Z2

Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Oncology Dept
Email
srathee@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 432-8624
Address
0417 Cross Cancer Institute
11560 University Avenue
Edmonton AB
T6G 1Z2

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About

Dr. Satyapal Rathee is currently appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry.

Clinical Interests

  • Image guided adaptive radiotherapy
  • 4D CT simulation for radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy treatment planning
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy (lung, liver and spine)


Research

My general area of research revolves around imaging for guiding the fractionated radiotherapy. Primarily, I have been developing detector system for megavoltage imaging to be used in fan-beam and cone beam CT. We have been working on high density scintillator, cadmium tungstate, in order to study its detective quantum efficiency as a function of crystal height, pixel pitch, septa materials, and optical properties of the septa material. The effect of beam divergence on the thick segmented scintillators attached to flat panel has been quantified. We have fabricated a bench-top CT scanner to study the image performance of the cadmium tungstate based detector in megavoltage beam. Currently, this system is being extended into the cone-beam geometry.

I am also involved in the department wide project of integrating MRI with a linear accelerator. In this area, my research focuses on characterization of radiation induced conductivity and radiation damage to the components in MRI coils. I am also involved in understanding the radiofrequency interference produced by a linac that can adversely affect the MRI image quality. Radiation dosimetry measurement and radiation dose calculation in the presence of a strong MRI magnet are being investigated. I am helping a student in designing a home-grown MLC controller that will be used for demonstrating real-time tumor tracking using the MRI-linac system.

Teaching

  • Oncology 600 Graduate Medical Physics Seminar (Coordinator)
  • Oncology 568 Physics of Diagnostic Radiology (CT)
  • Oncology 692/693 Special Topics in Medical Physics

Courses

ONCOL 568 - Physics of Diagnostic Radiology

Rigorous development of the physics of x-ray production, interaction and detection in diagnostic radiology, including mammography and ultrasound. In-depth analysis of analog and digital systems in radiography and fluoroscopy is given. The description and design of computed tomographic systems as well as the associated reconstruction algorithms from single to multislice helical systems are studied. Prerequisites: ONCOL 550, 562.


ONCOL 600B - Graduate Medical Physics Seminar

Weekly seminars given by faculty on topics of interest to the medical physics community that are not formally included with the other didactic courses. Includes medical statistics, anatomy/physiology for medical physics, site-specific cancer, experience in clinic, Monte Carlo simulation, Matlab, MR spectroscopy, finite element analysis, and image fusion. No prerequisite.


ONCOL 692 - Advanced Radiological and Nuclear Imaging Physics

Guided reading course in advanced ultrasound, fluoroscopy, X-ray CT, or nuclear imaging with preparation and presentation of teaching lectures in conjunction with ONCOL 691 and 693 presentations. Prerequisite: ONCOL 562, 564, 568, 600, and consent of Instructor.


ONCOL 693 - Advanced Radiotherapeutic Physics

Guided reading course with preparation and delivery of teaching lectures in novel radiotherapeutic techniques, advanced radiation techniques and delivery in conjunction with ONCOL 691 and 692 presentations. Prerequisite: ONCOL 550, 552, 600, and consent of Instructor.


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Featured Publications

Barta R., Ghila A., Rathee S., Fallone B.G., De Zanche N.

Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express. 2020 May; 6 (3):1-6 10.1088/2057-1976/ab7cf2


International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics. 2019 September; https://doi-org.login.ezproxy.library.ualberta.ca/


Reynolds M., Rathee S., Fallone B.

MEDICAL PHYSICS. 2019 July; 46 (7):3306-3310 10.1002/mp.13565