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Yannick Poirier, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Radiation Oncology

Location:

UMMC/Gudelsky, GGJ-12A

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-7077

Fax:

(410) 328-2618

Education and Training

2007     B.Sc., Physics, Université de Moncton

2009     M.Sc., Medical Physics & Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University

2014     Ph.D., Physics, University of Calgary

2015     Radiation Oncology Physics Residency, CancerCare Manitoba

Biosketch

Dr. Poirier joined us from Canada in 2016 from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre where he was a Physicist. He currently divides his time between clinical physics support at the University of Maryland Medical Centre and the Division of Translational Radiation Science, where he provides physics support for the small-animal radiation research platform (SARRP). He specializes in the modeling and experimental dosimetry of low-energy kilovoltage x-ray sources. Dr. Poirier is board-certified by the Canadian College of Physicists in Medecine (CCPM). 

Research/Clinical Keywords

kilovoltage x-ray dosimetry, CBCT imaging dose, experimental dosimetry

Highlighted Publications

Y Poirier, A Kouznetsov, M Tambasco, A simplified approach to characterizing a kilovoltage source spectrum for accurate dose composition, Med. Phys. 39, 304150 (2012).

C Kirkby, E Ghasroddashti, Y Poirier, M Tambasco, RD Stewart, RBE of kV CBCT radiation determined by Monte Carlo DNA damage simulations, Phys. Med. Biol. 58, 56935704 (2013).

Y Poirier, A Kouznetsov, B Koger, M Tambasco, Experimental validation of a simplified kV imaging source model, Med. Phys. 41, 041915/1–11 (2014).

M Sommerville, Y Poirier, M Tambasco, Using HVL and kVp to portray an x-ray source for dose calculations in CT, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 16, 386–400 (2015). This publication won the JACMP's award for best paper in imaging physics for 2016.

Y Poirier, M Tambasco, Experimental validation of a kV dose computation method for CBCT imaging in an anthropomorphic phantom, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 17, 155171 (2016). 

A Anvari, Y poirier, A Sawant, Development and implementation of EPID–based quality assurance tests for the small animal radiation research platform (SARRP), Med. Phys. (Accepted and in print).

Awards and Affiliations

  • Best Paper in Imaging Physics 2016, Journal of American Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP)