Jean-Pierre BissonnettePhD, MCCPM, FCOMP
Associate Professor

Contact Info

T. (416) 946-4501 Ext. 2151
F. (416) 946-6566

Location

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto
ON, M5G 2M9

Clinical Interests

Image-guided radiation therapy, Extracranial radiosurgery (liver, lung), Adaptive radiation therapy for lung cancer, Quality assurance, error elimination, process analysis

Accepting

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Degree/Qualifications

MSc, Medical Radiation Physics, McGill University
PhD, Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario

Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis:

  • CT and PET Imaging during a course of Radical Radiotherapy to monitor treatment response and respond to changes in anatomic and metabolic changes to enhance the therapeutic ratio
  • Developing simulation environment to change attitudes and behaviours around errors in radiation therapy

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Bissonnette JP, Cunningham IA, Jaffray DA, Fenster A, et Munro P: A quantum accounting and detective quantum efficiency analysis for video-based portal imaging. Med Phys 24:815-26, 1997

Bissonnette JP, Cunningham IA, and Munro P: Optimal phosphor thickness for portal imaging. Med Phys 24:803-14, 1997

Craig T, Sharpe M, Haycocks T, Bissonnette JP, Catton C, et Jaffray D: Comparison of correction protocols for image-guided radiation therapy. Ellis RE & Peters TM (Eds.): MICCAI2003, LNCS 2879, 264-70, 2003

Bissonnette JP, Munro P, Cunningham IA: Monte Carlo simulation of the image formation process in portal imaging. Med Phys 30:3243-50, 2003

Huang F, Medlam G, lee J, Billingsley S, Bissonnette JP, Ringash J, Kane G, Hodgson DC:   Error in the delivery of radiation therapy: results of a a quality assurance review.   Int j Rad Oncol Biol Phys 61;1590-95, 2005

Dawson LA, Eccles C, Bissonnette JP, Brock K: Accuracy of daily image guidance for hypofractionated liver radiotherapy with active breathing control.  Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 62: 1247-52, 2005

Purdie T.G., Bissonnette J-P., Franks K., Bezjak A., Payne D., Sie F., Sharpe M. B., Jaffray D. A.:Cone-beam computed tomography for on-line image guidance of lung stereotactic radiotherapy: localization, verification, and intrafraction tumor position. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 68, 243-252, 2007.

Bissonnette J-P.: Quality Assurance of Image-Guidance Technologies. Semin. Radiat. Oncol. 17, 278-286, 2007.

Bissonnette J-P., Purdie T.G., Higgins J.A., Li W., Bezjak A.: Cone-Beam Computed Tomographic Image Guidance for Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy.  Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 73, 927-934, 2009.

Bissonnette J-P., Franks KN, Purdie TG, Moseley D., Sonke J-J, Jaffray DA, Dawson LA, Bezjak A.: Quantifying Inter-Fraction and Intra-fraction Tumor Motion in Lung Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Using Respiration-Correlated Cone Beam CT. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 75, 688-695, 2009.

Bissonnette J-P., Moseley D., White E., Sharpe M., Purdie T., Jaffray D.A., Quality Assurance for the Geometric Accuracy of Cone-Beam CT Guidance in Radiation Therapy.  Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 71, S57-S61, 2008.

Bissonnette J-P., Moseley D., Jaffray D.A.: A Quality Assurance Program for Image Quality of Cone-beam CT Guidance in Radiation Therapy.  Med. Phys. 35, 1807-1815, 2008.

Bissonnette JP, Cunningham IA, Jaffray DA, Fenster A, et Munro P: A quantum accounting and detective quantum efficiency analysis for video-based portal imaging. Med Phys 24:815-26, 1997

Bissonnette JP, Cunningham IA, and Munro P: Optimal phosphor thickness for portal imaging. Med Phys 24:803-14, 1997

Craig T, Sharpe M, Haycocks T, Bissonnette JP, Catton C, et Jaffray D: Comparison of correction protocols for image-guided radiation therapy. Ellis RE & Peters TM (Eds.): MICCAI2003, LNCS 2879, 264-70, 2003

Bissonnette JP, Munro P, Cunningham IA: Monte Carlo simulation of the image formation process in portal imaging. Med Phys 30:3243-50, 2003

Huang F, Medlam G, lee J, Billingsley S, Bissonnette JP, Ringash J, Kane G, Hodgson DC:   Error in the delivery of radiation therapy: results of a a quality assurance review.   Int j Rad Oncol Biol Phys 61;1590-95, 2005

Dawson LA, Eccles C, Bissonnette JP, Brock K: Accuracy of daily image guidance for hypofractionated liver radiotherapy with active breathing control.  Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys 62: 1247-52, 2005

Purdie T.G., Bissonnette J-P., Franks K., Bezjak A., Payne D., Sie F., Sharpe M. B., Jaffray D. A.:Cone-beam computed tomography for on-line image guidance of lung stereotactic radiotherapy: localization, verification, and intrafraction tumor position. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 68, 243-252, 2007.

Bissonnette J-P.: Quality Assurance of Image-Guidance Technologies. Semin. Radiat. Oncol. 17, 278-286, 2007.

Bissonnette J-P., Purdie T.G., Higgins J.A., Li W., Bezjak A.: Cone-Beam Computed Tomographic Image Guidance for Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy.  Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 73, 927-934, 2009.

Bissonnette J-P., Franks KN, Purdie TG, Moseley D., Sonke J-J, Jaffray DA, Dawson LA, Bezjak A.: Quantifying Inter-Fraction and Intra-fraction Tumor Motion in Lung Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Using Respiration-Correlated Cone Beam CT. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 75, 688-695, 2009.

Bissonnette J-P., Moseley D., White E., Sharpe M., Purdie T., Jaffray D.A., Quality Assurance for the Geometric Accuracy of Cone-Beam CT Guidance in Radiation Therapy.  Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 71, S57-S61, 2008.

Bissonnette J-P., Moseley D., Jaffray D.A.: A Quality Assurance Program for Image Quality of Cone-beam CT Guidance in Radiation Therapy.  Med. Phys. 35, 1807-1815, 2008.

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