Mauro Carrara works as Medical Physicist at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy at National Cancer Institute of Milano (Italy) where he is responsible for brachytherapy physics. He conducts research in several fields concerning quality control and dosimetry in high dose rate brachytherapy and the application of US or MR imaging for treatment planning. He has been invited to several national and international conferences to lecture on these subjects. Being part of the multidisciplinary Prostate Program of his Institution, he is as well involved in the development of non-linear models for acute and late toxicity prediction and the study of highly hypofractionated treatment schemes in prostate high dose radiotherapy.
In 2006, he was officially awarded by the Major of Milan with the International Young Researcher Award “Amici di Milano”. He is a member of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) and Italian Association of Medical Physics (AIFM). For ESTRO and AIFM he was invited to conduct several courses in the fields of dosimetry, radiotherapy physics and mathematical non-linear models for pattern classification. Since 2007 he is Professor at the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milano. He is member of the Editorial Board of Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics (Elsevier) and Section Editor for Tumori Journal (Wichtig).