Radiation Oncology

Sonja Dieterich, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Dieterich’s expertise is in the area of medical physics, specifically stereotactic radiosurgery, small field dosimetry and respiratory motion management.

My Research interest: On the human side of Radiation Oncology, I have been working in the field of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for over a decade. SRS delivers very high doses of radiation with submillimeter precision to tumors; early results in local control far exceed traditional radiation regimens. While this treatment modality for cancer has gone from novel phase I trials to general clinical acceptance during this time, much is still unknown concerning the radiation biology and the treatment uncertainty. I believe much can be learned from studying naturally occuring cancers in companion animals vs. the xenografted  mouse models typically used in radiation research

Please visit Dr. Dieterich's website for more information: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/providerbio/search/1545/?searchtype=all