Catherine Coolens

Catherine Coolens | Associate Professor
MSc (Ghent), MSc (University College London), PhD (London)

Main Appointments

  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Physicist, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network (UHN)

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health (TECHNA), University Health Network (UHN)
  • Department of Physics, Ryerson University

Contact Information

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue, Room 5-632
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 Canada

+1 416 946-4501 (office)
catherine.coolens@rmp.uhn.on.ca (email)
The Quantitative Imaging for Personalized Cancer Medicine (QIPCM) (web)


Research Theme

Research Interests

  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced (DCE) CT and DCE MRI Imaging for Personalized Medicine
  • Quantitative Imaging of Radiation Therapy Response Assessment
  • Dual Energy CT Imaging
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics for Validation of Perfusion Imaging
  • Phantom Development for dynamic contrast exchange flow measurements

Select Publications

Peladeau-Pigeon M, Coolens C. Computational fluid dynamics modelling of perfusion measurements in dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography: development, validation and clinical applications. Phys Med Biol. 2013 Sep 7;58(17):6111-31. Epub 2013 Aug 14. PubMed PMID: 23941800.

Driscoll B, Keller H, Jaffray D, Coolens C. Development of a dynamic quality assurance testing protocol for multisite clinical trial DCE-CT accreditation. Med Phys. 2013 Aug;40(8):081906. PubMed PMID: 23927320.

Coolens C, Bracken J, Driscoll B, Hope A, Jaffray D. Dynamic volume vs respiratory correlated 4DCT for motion assessment in radiation therapy simulation. Med Phys. 2012 May;39(5):2669-81. PubMed PMID: 22559637.

Driscoll B, Keller H, Coolens C. Development of a dynamic flow imaging phantom for dynamic contrast-enhanced CT. Med Phys. 2011 Aug;38(8):4866-80. PubMed PMID:  21928658.

Coolens C, Dawson LA. Advances in imaging for liver cancer radiotherapy. Imaging in Medicine. 2010 Feb;2(1):29-39.

Coolens C, Breen S, Purdie TG, Owrangi A, Publicover J, Bartolac S, Jaffray DA. Implementation and characterization of a 320-slice volumetric CT scanner for simulation in radiation oncology. Med Phys. 2009 Nov;36(11):5120-7. PubMed PMID: 19994522.

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