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University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore

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685 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21201

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(410) 706-4833

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Education and Training

2016        Ph.D. in Radiation Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

               Thesis Title: Optimization and correction of scattering on portal images for radiotherapy in-vivo dosimetry

2010        M.S. in Radiation Medicine, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

               Thesis Title: “Production and QA of 177Lu-EDTMP for Bone Pain Palliation”

2008        B.S., Physics- Solid State, Bu Ali Sina University, Iran

Research/Clinical Keywords

Precision IGRT, EPID dosimetry, Small Animal Radiation Research, Clinical linear accelerator and pre-clinical micro-irradiators dosimetric and geometric QA

Highlighted Publications

1)      Akbar Anvari, Yannick Poirier, Amit Sawant, “A comprehensive geometric quality assurance framework for preclinical microirradiators”, Medical Physics, 2019, 46 (4), 1840-1851.

2)      Justin Cohen, Akbar Anvari, Sanatanu Samanta, Yannick Poirier, Maida Ranjbar, Andrew Zodda, Isabel Lauren Jackson, Javed Mahmood, Zeljko Vujaskovic, Amit Sawant, “Localized mild hyperthermia for radiosensitization in an orthotopic prostate tumor model in mice, British Journal of Radiology, 2019, 92 (1095), 20180759.

3)      Akbar Anvari, Yannick Poirier, Amit Sawant, “Kilovoltage transit and exit dosimetry for a small animal image‐guided radiotherapy system using built‐in EPID”, Medical Physics, 2018, 45(10);4642-4651.

4)      Akbar Anvari, Yannick Poirier, Amit Sawant, “Development and implementation of EPID-based quality assurance tests for the small animal radiation research platform (SARRP)”, Medical Physics, 2018, 45(7):3246-3257.

5)      Akbar Anvari, Parham Alaei and Mohammad Mohammadi, “Two-dimensional dose reconstruction using scatter correction of portal images”, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, published online ahead of print, 2018.

6)      Akbar Anvari, SMR Aghamiri, SR Mahdavi, Parham Alaei, “Statistical analysis on 2D array of ion chambers performance”, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 2015, 14: 194-201.

7)      Akbar Anvari, SMR Aghamiri, SR Mahdavi, Parham Alaei, “Dose response characteristics of a novel CCD camera-based EPID comparison with OCTAVIUS detector”, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, 2015,11: 765-769.

8)      Akbar Anvari, SMR Aghamiri, SR Mahdavi, Parham Alaei and Mohammad Mohammadi, “Dosimetric properties of fluoroscopic EPID for transit dosimetry”, Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 2015, 14: 27-34.

9)      Akbar Anvari, Laleh Safarzadeh, “Assessment of the total effective dose equivalent for accidental release from the TRR”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, 2012; 50: 251-255.

10)      Ali Bahrami-Samani, Akbar Anvari, Amir R. Jalilian, Simindokht Shirvani-Arani, SMR Aghamiri, MG Maragheh, “Production, quality control and pharmacokinetic studies of 177Lu-EDTMP for human bone pain palliation therapy trials”, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 2012;11(1); 137-144.

11)      Laleh Safarzadeh, MG Maragheh, Akbar Anvari, SMR Aghamiri, Simindokht Shirvani-Arani, “Production, Radiolabeling and Biodistribution Studies of 175Yb-DOTMP as Bone Pain Palliation”, Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2012; 8(2); 135-141.

12)  Amir R. Jalilian, Akbar Anvari, Ali Bahrami-Samani, MG Maragheh, Mohammad Mazidi, “Development of 166Ho-phytate Complex for Radiosynovectomy”, Nuclear Medicine Molecular Imaging, 2011; 45: 87-92.

13)      Akbar Anvari, Hasan Tavakoli, “The study of radiofrequency design in in-vivo studies about biological effects of electromagnetic waves”, Journal of Ilam University of Medical Sciences, 2015; 22 (7): 154-163.

14)      Akbar Anvari, Mir Rashid Hosseini, SMR Aghamiri, “Biological effects estimation of radioactivity discharge from TRR after hypothetical accident”, Iranian Journal Measurement and Radiation Safety, 2013, 4(1): 19-26.

15)      Akbar Anvari, Laleh Safarzadeh, “Assessment of Molybdenum powder discharge from TRR due to a human error”, Iranian Journal Measurement and Radiation Safety, 2013; 1 (1): 9-14.

16)      Laleh Safarzadeh, MG Maragheh, Akbar Anvari, SMR Aghamiri, S Shirvani-Arani, A Bahrami-Samani, “Production and Quality Control of 175Yb-EDTMP for Pain Palliation of Bone Metastases”, Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 2013; 46: 48-55.

Additional Publication Citations

1)      Akbar Anvari, Yannick Poirier, Amit Sawant, “Characterization of a novel EPID dosimetry system for kV x-ray exit dose verification in pre-clinical studies”, Med. Phys. 45 (6), E601-E601, 2018.

2)      Akbar Anvari, Yannick Poirier, Amit Sawant, “Novel, EPID-based quality assurance framework for a small animal image-guided radiotherapy system”, Med. Phys. 45 (6), E601-E602, 2018.

3)      Akbar Anvari, Yannick Poirier, Amit Sawant, “Investigating the use of the portal imager as a quality assurance tool for the small animal radiation research platform (SARRP)”, 4th Symposium on Precision Image-Guided Small Animal Radiotherapy, 2018.

4)      Cohen J, Anvari A, Samanta S, Poirier Y, Sawant A, “Mild hyperthermia as a localized radiosensitizer for deep-seated tumors–Investigation in an orthotopic prostate cancer model in mice”, 4th Symposium on Precision Image-Guided Small Animal Radiotherapy, 2018.

5)      Akbar Anvari, Mohammad Mohammadi, Parham Alaei, SR Mahdavi, “Initial clinical experience of fluoroscopic EPID dosimetry”, Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine. 41(1): 245–355, 2018.

6)      Cohen J, Anvari A, Samanta S, Poirier Y, Alexander A, Ranjbar M, Pavlovic R, Zodda A, Jackson IL, Mahmood J, Vujaskovic Z, Sawant A., “Localized mild hyperthermia for radiosensitization in an orthotopic prostate tumor model in mice”, RSNA 2017.

7)      Maida Ranjbar, Pouya Sabouri, Akbar Anvari, Amit Sawant, “Theoretical and Empirical Investigation of 2D Anti-Scatter Grids for Improving Image Quality in a Small Animal Image-Guided Therapy System”, Med. Phys.44(6): 2730, 2017.

8)      Y Poirier, M Bazalova-Carter, C Johnstone, A Anvari, A Sawant, “FMEA quality management framework for small animal image-guided radiotherapy based on the TG-100 methodology”, Med. Phys.44(6): 3063, 2017.

9)      Akbar Anvari, SR Mahdavi, Parham Alaei, “An empirical model for portal dose prediction by a CCD camera-based EPID”, Radiotherapy and oncology, 2015, 115, S756-S757.

10)  Akbar Anvari, SR Mahdavi, Parham Alaei, “Characterization of a 2D Array for QA and Pretreatment Plan Verification”, Medical Physics, 2014, 41 (6), 236-237.

11)  Akbar Anvari, Hasan Tavakoli, “The Side Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Human Body”, the Second Iranian Conference on Engineering Electromagnetics, 2014, 2 (1):348-355.

12)  Alireza Talebpour, Akbar Anvari, Dooman Arefan, Mehdi Eskandari, “Resistive Plate Chambers (RPC) in Radiation Medical Applications”, Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering, 2011, 1, S126.

13)  Akbar Anvari, MG Maragheh, Laleh Safarzadeh, “Production and Tracer Studies of Cost-Effective Agents of Ethylene Diamine Tetra Methylene Phosphonic Acid (EDTMP) Ligand for Bone Pain Palliation in Normal Wild-Type Rats”, Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering, 2011, 1, S173.

14)  Akbar Anvari and MG Maragheh, “Development of 177Lu-EDTMP as a possible therapeutic complex”, Iranian Journal of N Medicine”, 2010, 18 (1), 126-126.

Research Interests

Radiation dosimetry, Portal dosimetry, Quality assurance

Awards and Affiliations

2017                            Medical Physics Excellence Award

                                      Association of Iranian Physicists in Medicine, AAPM 2017, Colorado

2011                            Middle East Young Scientist Award,

                                      First international MEFOMP conference of medical physics

 

Professional Activity

2015-present               Member, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

2014-present               Member, Association of Iranian Physicists in Medicine (AIPM)

Employment History

2012 – 2016              Medical Physicist

                                      Department of Radiation Oncology, Payambaran Hospital, Iran

2013 – 2016              Radiation Safety Officer

                                       Department of Radiation Oncology, Payambaran Hospital, Iran

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