F. Avraham Dilmanian, PhD
Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, Health Sciences Center, NY 11794-7028, USA
Dr. F. Avraham Dilmanian is a Professor of Research in the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurology, SUNY Stony Brook. His main line of research, that was carried out at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is experimental radiation therapy with arrays of parallel, thin planes of synchrotron x rays and carbon ion beams; the beam arrays are called microbeams or minibeams depending if they are thinner or thicker than 0.3 mm. The works were carried out at BNL’s National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS) and NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL), respectively. The basis for these works is the remarkable tissue-sparing effects of such beam arrays. In particular, Dr. Dilmanian’s carbon ion minibeams’ research include the experimental method of “Interleaved carbon minibeams”, where carbon minibeams arrays from 90º angles are interleaved at the target to produce a solid radiation field there while exposing the non-targeted tissues to single minibeam arrays only. The method is being planned for use in animal studies to evaluate its tumor control efficacy. Dr. Dilmanian’s other research interest include experimental radiation therapy with dose-enhancing agents such as gold nanoparticles. That work was carried out together with Dr. James Hainfeld of nanoprobes, Inc.