Dr. Malte Ellerbrock

Dr. Malte Ellerbrock

2004: Ph.D. in Physics
University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Physics Institute, Elementary Particle Physics

2004-2007: Training/employment as a Medical Physics Expert
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany
Dept. of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology, Heavy Ion Therapy

2006: Approved Medical Physics Expert and radiation protection officer at the Heavy Ion Therapy pilot project at the German national heavy ion research laboratory (GSI), Darmstadt, Germany

2007-Present: Employment as a Medical Physics Expert
Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center (HIT), Heidelberg, Germany

2009: Approved Medical Physics Expert for ion-beam therapy and radiation protection officer at the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center (HIT)

2011-Present: Deputy Director of Medical Physics, Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center (HIT). Responsible for medical physics in clinical routine operation

Main subjects and achievements:

Clinical Ion-Beam Therapy using beam scanning:

  • Commissioning of beam scanning facility
  • Dosimetry and quality assurance
  • Treatment planning
  • Image guidance
  • Clinical workflow

Treatment planning in scanned ion-beam therapy:

  • Optimization techniques
  • Beam patching techniques
  • Robustness of treatment plans concerning positioning and beam application uncertainties

Effects of metal/artificial implants