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Dr.Entesar Zawam Dalah Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Theraputic Medical Physicist/ Medical Imaging Scientists

Research Interests:

  • -Patient radiation dose, -Occupational dose, -Radiogenomic: correlating pathology grading with image parameters -Physics of cancer, -Cancer mathematical modeling -In Situ activation using neutron or photon beams.

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-University of Surrey, UK -Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
-Medical Physics Resident, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA -Postdoctoral fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA -Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Radiation Oncology Department, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA. Starting Sep 2016 – present.
-Intellectual reviewer, -Scientific judge, - Invited examiner, -Workshop, Symposium, Seminar speaker, -Clinical research -Clinical consultations
-American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM) Membership (2011-present). -American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM) Meddle East Subcommittee (2014-present).
-Occupational dose for airport security and engineering personnel in International Sharjah Airport. -Occupational dose for aircrew flying UAE airlines. -Correlating coronary artery stenosis using invasive angiography with CT angio and Ca score. -Establishing dose reference limits for patients undergoing CT examination in the University Hospital Sharjah. -Visceral tissue segmentation using T2-MRI. -Correlating pancreatic cancer histology and pathological treatment response with PET and ADC-MRI. -PET-based treatment response assessment for neoadjuvant chemoradiation in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: an exploratory study. -Occupation doses to cardiologists performing fluoroscopically-guided procedures. -Quantifying Dose-Creep for Skull and Chest Radiography Using Digital Imaging: Phantom Study.
- Entesar Dalah, Beth Erickson, Kiyoko Oshima, Diane Schott, William A. Hall, Eric Paulson, An Tai, Paul Knechtges, and X. Allen Li. Correlation of ADC with pathological treatment response for radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer. Translational Oncology. 11:391-398 (2018). - Entesar Dalah, An Tai, Kiyoko Oshima, William A Hall, Beth Erickson and X. Allen Li. PET-based treatment response assessment for neoadjuvant chemoradiation in pancreatic adenocarcinoma: an exploratory study. Translationa Oncology. 11: 1104-1109 (2018). - Entesar Dalah, Ousama Mahdi, Wiam Elshami, Mohamed Abzaid, Leena David, Ola Mira, Abdulmunhem Obaideen, Hussein Elmahdi, David Bradly. Occupational doses to cardiologists performing fluoroscopically-guided procedures. Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 153:21-26 (2018). - Wadah Ali, Entesar Dalah, Lana Ahmed, Mohamed Abuzaid. Protocol to decrease the radiation dose to salivary glands. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 12:TC01-TC04 (2018) -Jijo Paul, Cungeng Yang, Hui Wu, An Tai, E. Dalah, Cheng Zheng, Candice Johnstone, Feng-Ming Kong, Elizabeth Gore, X. Allen Li. “Early Assessment of Treatment Responses during Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer Based on Quantitative Analysis of Daily”. International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics (2017) 98, 463-472. -Entesar Dalah, Angham Fakhry, Asma Mukhtar, Farah Al Salti, May Bader, Sara Khouri, Reem Al-Zahmi. “Evaluation of Scattered Radiation Emitted From X-ray Security Scanners on Occupational Dose to Airport Personnel”. Radiation Physics and Chemistry (2017) 135, 28-31. - H.D. Heerkens, W.A. Hall, X.A. Li. P. Kenchtges, E. Dalah, E.S. Paulson, C.A.T. van den Berg, G.J. Meijer, E.J. Koay, C.H. Crane, K. Aitken, M. van Vulpen, B.A. Erickson. “Recommendations for MRI-based contouring of gross tumor volume and organs at risk for radiotherapy of pancreatic cancer”. Practical Radiation Oncology (2017) 7, 126-136. - Dalah, E., Moraru I., Paulson E., Erickson B., and Li, A. Variability of target and normal structure delineation using multi-modality imaging for radiation therapy of pancreatic cancer. International Journal of Radiation Oncology and Biology in Physics 89: 633- 640 (2014).
-Correlation between coronary computed tomography angiography, computed tomography calcium score and invasive coronary angiography in symptomatic coronary artery disease patients. -Occupational dose calculated for aircrews flying United Arab Emirates airlines using CARI-6 and EPCARD: exploratory study. -A study to estimate occupational dose for security personnel and engineers working at Sharjah International Airport. -Estimation of Organ’s Effective Dose in Patients Undergoing Chest X-ray Examinations Using Monte Carlo Simulations. - Mapping the backscattered radiation in neonatal intensive care unit
-Student project OWN 1st place in the 4th UAE undergraduate research completion in Abu Dhabi in 2016. -The Young Investigator Award, North Central Chapter of the AAPM, USA 2013 -The Didier Isabelle Memorial Prize for most outstanding student oral presentation, 11th ISRP Australia 2009. -Honour of excellence, London 2009. Appreciations -Think Science, Emirates Foundation. -Patient Safety Conference. -HCT 2nd Annual Radiology Symposium.
-Invited speaker, 2nd IAEA workshop. “Radiation dose monitoring (DAP, CTDI, DLP) and diagnostic reference levels (DRLs): Why? -Invited Speaker, International Day of Radiology 2016. “CT dose reduction strategies in pediatric and adults” -Research collaborators: -University Hospital Sharjah - International Airport Sharjah -National Radiation Protection Center, UAE -UAE General Civil Aviation Authority -BioMedical Engineering MSc initial accreditation, a member. -Interdisciplinary BioMedical Engineering Research, a member. MSc in BioMedical Engineering, a member. -Radiation Safety Committee, a member.
-Group based discussion -Problem based learning -Journal reviewing -Researching
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