Dr. Mariana Guerrero received her PhD from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Guerrero trained as a post-doctoral fellow at T-11, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Dr. Guerrero joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 2001 as a post-doctoral fellow and in 2004 as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiation Oncology. From 2006 to 2009 Dr. Guerrero worked as a Medical Physicist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Washington DC. In 2009, Dr. Guerrero re-joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
Dr. Guerrero’s research interests include radiobiological modeling of radiation effects, imaging assessment of radiation response, intensity , modulated and image-guided radiation therapy, and portal dosimetry.
Therapeutic Medical Physics
Selected Recent Journal Articles
M. Guerrero, Robert D. Stewart, Jian Z. Wang and X. Allen Li “Equivalence of the linear-quadratic and two-lesion kinetic models.” Phys Med Biol. 47(17), 3197-209 (2002).
Wang JZ, M. Guerrero, Li XA “How low is the alpha/beta ratio for prostate cancer?” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2003 Jan 1;55(1):194-203.
M Guerrero, Li XA, Ma L. “A technique to sharpen the beam penumbra for Gamma Knife radiosurgery” Phys Med Biol. 2003 Jun 21;48(12):1843-53.
M Guerrero, Li XA “Analysis of a large number of clinical studies for breast cancer radiotherapy: estimation of radiobiological parameters for treatment planning” Phys Med Biol. 2003 Oct 21;48(20):3307-26.
M. Guerrero, X. Allen Li, M.A. Earl, M. Sarfaraz E. Kiggundu “IMRT Concomitant Boost for Breast Radiotherapy: a feasibility study”, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2004 Aug 1;59(5):1513-2
M. Guerrero and X. Allen Li, “Extending the linear-quadratic model for large fraction doses pertinent to stereotactic radiotherapy”, Phys Med Biol. 2004 Oct 21;49(20):4825-35.
David J. Carlson, Robert D. Stewart, X. Allen Li, Ph.D., Kristofer Jennings, Ph.D.,* Jian Z. Wang, Ph.D. and M Guerrero, Ph.D., “Comparison of in vitro and in vivo α/β ratios for prostate cancer”, Phys Med Biol. 2004 Oct 7;49(19):4477-91.
M. Guerrero, X. Allen Li, Lijun Ma, Jeannette Linder, Chad DeYoung, Beth Erickson “Simultaneous integrated IMRT boost for locally advanced gynecological cancer: radiobiological and dosimetric considerations.” Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 62(3):933-9 (2005).
M. Guerrero, X. Allen Li “Halftime for repair of sublethal damage in normal bladder and rectum: an analysis of clinical data from cervix brachytherapy” Phys Med Biol. 51: 4063-4071 (2006).
M. Guerrero, “Comparison of fractionation schedules in the large heterogeneity limit”, Med Phys. 36(4): 1384-8. (2009).
M. Guerrero, M. Carlone “Mechanistic Formulation of a Lineal-Quadratic-Linear (LQL) Model: Split-Dose Experiments and Exponentially Decaying Sources”, Med Phys. 37(8):4173-81 (2010).
Jidong Hou, M. Guerrero, Warren D. D’Souza “Deformable planning CT to cone-beam CT image registration in head-and-neck cancer”, Med Phys., 38(4):2088-94 (2011).
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