Brigitte Reniers



I obtained my PhD in Medical Physics in 2005 from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve with Stefaan Vynckier as supervisor. My research then focused on Monte Carlo studies of dosimetric and microdosimetric properties of low energy photon sources used in brachytherapy. After my PhD I continued to work as a clinical medical physicist first in Montreal, Canada, in Hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont then in Montreal General Hospital then in Maastro clinic in Maastricht. In these hospitals I had the opportunity, as a lecturer in the universities, to work both as a researcher and as a clinical medical physicist. My research interests were mainly measurements, Monte Carlo calculations or deformation algorithms in brachytherapy and clinical-related problems for external beams such as for example dose calculations in treatment planning software. Since 2012 I work in Hasselt University where I am in charge of an audit for external beam used for Intensity Modulated Therapy (IMRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) and stereotaxy for Belgium financed by the Belgian Federal Public Service. This audit is based on the use of alanine Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) detectors and gafchromic films. Since July 2016 I am appointed as Associate Professor in the Nuclear Technology Center in Hasselt University. Next to the audits I am also very interested in developing solutions for “biologically relevant” dosimetry for non standard beams such as low energy photons, protons or higher LET beams and in dose enhancement from gold nanoparticles (or other kind of nanoparticles).