Catherine Coolens

Catherine Coolens MSc, Phd
Associate Professor
Contact Info
T: (416) 946-4501 5011
F: (416) 946-4442
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 2M9
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MSc, Physics, Ghent University, Belgium
MSc, Radiation Physics, University College London, UK
PhD, Medical Physics, Institute of Cancer Research, UK
Certification, Medical Physics, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
Radiation Physicist, Princess Margaret Hospital/University Health Network
Clinical Interests
Inverse planning optimization, Quantification of respiratory-induced organ motion and deformation, Organ motion modeling and biological planning for radiotherapy, Functional imaging to model tumour vascularity and radiation treatment response, CT imaging


Research Synopsis

  • Characterization of a novel 320-slice CT scanner for simulation and functional imaging in radiation oncology
  • Development of 4D perfusion methodology for imaging of tumour micro-vascularity and radiation response
  • Phantom development for contrast-enhanced CT and MR imaging
  • Biological modeling of normal tissue response

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