Tarun Podder, PhD, CEng, DABR, CRE

Department of Radiation Oncology
School of Medicine
Director. Physics Residency Program
Department of Radiation Oncology
School of Medicine
Cancer Imaging Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Information

Research Interests

  • IGRT, SBRT, NTCP, TCP, adaptive radiation therapy, image-guided 3D brachytherapy
  • Image-guided robotic systems for radiation therapy and surgery
  • Respiratory and cardiac motion induced motion management for radiation therapy
  • Design, development, and control of medical robotic systems and devices
  • Soft tissue modeling and image-guided percutaneous intervention

Professional Memberships

Chairman of the AAPM Working Group on Robotic Brachytherapy, 2015-present
Member of the AAPM Brachytherapy Subcommittee, 2015-present
Member of the AAPM Task Group 236 on Recommendation for 3D Image-based HDR, 2012-present


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“Robotics in Brachytherapy”, in the book entitled Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy, edited by William Song, Kari Tanderup, and Bradley Pieters, ISBN 978-1-4987-3652-7, CRC Press, Book Chapter 12, June  2017

Outcomes and toxicities in patients treated with definitive focal therapy for primary prostate cancer: systematic review. Future Oncology, Vol. 13, No. 7, pp. 649-663, 2017.

Radiomics based targeted radiotherapy planning (Rad-TRaP): a computational framework for prostate cancer treatment planning with MRI. Radiation Oncology, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 148-154, 2016.

Comparison of ray tracing and monte carlo calculation algorithms for thoracic spine lesions treated with CyberKnife-based stereotactic body radiation therapy.Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2016 Feb;15(1):196-202. doi: 10.1177/1533034614568026. Epub 2015 Jan 28.

Real-time in vivo dosimetry for SBRT prostate treatment using plastic scintillating dosimeter embedded in a rectal balloon: a case study. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016 Nov 8;17(6):305-311. doi: 10.1120/jacmp.v17i6.6508., ISSN 15269914, PMID: 27929503

Control of shape memory alloy actuated flexible needle using multimodal sensory feedbacks. Journal of Automation and Control Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 428-434, 2015.

X-ray diffraction investigations of shape memory NiTi Wire. J. of Materi Eng and Perform (2015) 24: 3038. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11665-015-1574-2

Chest wall and rib irradiation and toxicities of early-stage lung cancer patients treated with CyberKnife stereotactic body radiotherapy. Future Oncol. 2014 Dec;10(15):2311-7. doi: 10.2217/fon.14.158. PMID: 25525841

AAPM and GEC-ESTRO guidelines for image-guided robotic brachytherapy: Report of Task Group 192. Med Phys. 2014 Oct;41(10):101501. doi: 10.1118/1.4895013. PMID: 25281939


Doctor of Philosophy
Robotics and Automation
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu
Master of Engineering
Robotics (Mechanical Engineering)
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Bachelor of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
University of Calcutta, Calcutta