I specialize in the medical physics of complex treatments and small-field dosimetry, with vast experience in frameless stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiotherapy and an interest in image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy.
My clinical research interests include improving image- guidance in HDR brachytherapy and in-vivo dosimetry to validate new dose calculation algorithms. As a medical physicist, I collaborate closely with physicians to determine the best use of advanced technology for each individual situation and contribute my technical expertise to support our patients' fight against cancer.
M.S., Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany 1998
Radiation Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. 2002-2003
American Physical Society (APS)
American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Select Honors and Awards:
Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2015
Select Recent Publications:
Dieterich S, Zwingenberger A, Hansen K, Pfeiffer I, Théon A, Kent MS. INTER-AND INTRAFRACTION MOTION FOR STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY IN DOGS AND CATS USING A MODIFIED BRAINLAB FRAMELESS STEREOTACTIC MASK SYSTEM. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2015 Sep-Oct;56(5):563-9.
Mayadev J, Dieterich S, Harse R, Lentz S, Mathai M, Boddu S, Kern M, Courquin J, Stern RL. A failure modes and effects analysis study for gynecologic high-dose-rate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy. 2015 Nov-Dec;14(6):866-75.
L. Wang, K. N. Kielar, E. Mok, A. Hsu, S. Dieterich and L. Xing, "An end-to-end examination of geometric accuracy of IGRT using a new digital accelerator equipped with onboard imaging system," Phys Med Biol. 2012;57, 757-769.
Malinowski KT, McAvoy TJ, George R, Dieterich S, D'Souza WD. Mitigating errors in external respiratory surrogate-based models of tumor position. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Apr 1;82(5):e709-16.
Gardner EA, Sumanaweera TS, Blanck O, Iwamura AK, Steel JP, Dieterich S, Maguire P. In vivo dose measurement using TLDs and MOSFET dosimeters for cardiac radiosurgery. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2012 May 10;13(3):3745.
A. Schlaefer and S. Dieterich, "Feasibility of case-based beam generation for robotic radiosurgery," Artif Intell Med. 2011; 52(2):67-75.
S. Dieterich, C. Cavedon, C. F. Chuang, A. B. Cohen, J. A. Garrett, C. L. Lee, J. R. Lowenstein, M. F. d'Souza, D. D. Taylor, Jr., X. Wu and C. Yu, "Report of AAPM TG 135: quality assurance for robotic radiosurgery," Med Phys. 2011; 38, 2914-2936.
Dieterich S, Sherouse GW. Experimental comparison of seven commercial dosimetry diodes for measurement of stereotactic radiosurgery cone factors. Med Phys. 2011 Jul;38(7):4166-73.
S. Dieterich and G. W. Sherouse, "Experimental comparison of seven commercial dosimetry diodes for measurement of stereotactic radiosurgery cone factors," Med Phys 38, 4166-4173 (2011). A. Sawant, S. Dieterich, M. Svatos and P. Keall, "Failure mode and effect analysis-based quality assurance for dynamic MLC tracking systems." Med Phys. 2010; 37, 6466-6479.
J Burmeister, PhD, Z Chen, PhD, Indrin J. Chetty, PhD, S Dieterich, PhD, A Doemer, MS, M M. Dominello, DO, R M. Howell, PhD, P McDermott, PhD, A Nalichowski, MS, J Prisciandaro, PhD, T Ritter, PhD, C Smith, PhD, E Schreiber, PhD, T Shafman, MD, S Sutlief, PhD, Y Xiao, PhD. The American Society for Radiation Oncology’s 2015 Core Physics Curriculum for Radiation Oncology Residents. Intern J of Rad Onc. Biology, Physics. 2016