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Tina Marie Briere, Ph.D., DABR

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Associate Member, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
1400 Pressler St.
Unit Number: 1420
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT8.6084
Phone: 713-563-2565
Fax: 713-563-2545

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1995 State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY, PHD, Physics
1988 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, BS, Physics

Board Certifications

5/2009 American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Radiologic Physics

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Mohapatra SM, Sahoo N, Mishra KC, Briere T, Hagelberg F, and Das TP. Theory for position of muonium in a-quartz and associated hyperfine interaction. Hyperfine Interactions 79:739-742, 1993.
2. Mohapatra SM, Sahoo N, Mishra KC, Briere T, Nunes SS, Hagelberg F, and Das TP. Investigation of expected location of muonium in normal state in III-V semiconductors and associated muon hyperfine interaction. Hyperfine Interactions 79:659-662, 1993.
3. Donzelli O, Briere T, and Das TP. The endohedral model of muonium in solid C60. Solid State Communications 90:663-665, 1994.
4. Pati R, Srinivas S, Briere T, Das TP, Sahoo N, and Ray SN. First-principles investigation of nitrogen nuclear quadrupole interactions in the RDX C3H6N6O6 system. J Phys Chem 99:9051-9055, 1995.
5. Cho HS, Briere T, Srinivas S, Russell C, Gowri G, Pati R, Das TP, Frank M, and Kreische W. First-principles investigation of 19F* nuclear quadrupole interaction in fourth group tetrafluorides. Hyperfine Interactions 96:213-216, 1995.
6. Gowri G, Briere T, Srinivas S, Cho HS, Das TP, Frank M, Kreische W, and Rao K. Theory of nuclear quadrupole interactions in solid fluoromethanes with implanted 19F* nuclei – coupling of HF* and host molecule. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A 61:565-568, 1996.
7. Macrae RM and Briere TM. The muonium adduct to biacetyl – ab initio calculations and vibrational averaging. Hyperfine Interactions 104:169-174, 1997.
8. Ogitsu T, Briere TM, Kusakabe K, Tsuneyuki S, and Tateyama Y. First-principles study of the ortho-KC60 polymer. Phys Rev B 58:13925-13930, 1998.
9. Briere TM, Jeong J, Das TP, Ohira S, and Nagamine K. Ab Initio molecular orbital studies of the positive muon and muonium in 4-Arylmethyleneamino-TEMPO derivatives. Physica B 289-290:128-131, 2000.
10. Jeong J, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Das TP, Ohira S, Nishiyama K, and Nagamine K. Hartree-Fock investigation of muon trapping in the chemical ferromagnet 4-(p-chlorobenzylideneamino)-TEMPO. Physica B 289-290:132-136, 2000.
11. Scheicher RH, Cammarere D, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Das TP, Pratt FL, and Nagamine K. First-principles theory of muon and muonium trapping in the protein chain of cytochrome c and associated hyperfine interactions. Hyperfine Interactions 136-137:755-758, 2001.
12. Cammarere D, Scheicher RH, Briere TM, Sahoo N., Das TP, Pratt FL, and Nagamine K. Theoretical study of trapping sites for muon in the heme group of cytochrome c and associated shifts in muon spin relaxation frequencies. Hyperfine Interactions 136-137:759-762, 2001.
13. Jeong J, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Das TP, Ohira S, Nishiyama K, and Nagamine K. Theoretical investigation of muon and muonium trapping and hyperfine interactions in the chemical ferromagnet p-NPNN (beta-phase). Hyperfine Interactions 136-137:763-767, 2001.
14. Jeong J, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Das TP, Nishiyama K, Ohira S, and Nagamine K. Determination of easy axis in a chemical ferromagnet, 4-(p-Chlorobenzylideneamino)–TEMPO (TEMPO=2,2,6,6-Tetramethylpiperidin-1-Oxyl). Hyperfine Interactions 136-137:769-775, 2001.
15. Terasaki A, Matsushita A, Tono K, Yadav RT, Briere TM, and Kondow T. Electronic states of the manganese dimer ion probed by photodissociation spectroscopy. J Chem Phys 114:9367-9370, 2001.
16. Sun Q, Wang Q, Yu JZ, Briere TM, and Kawazoe Y. Structure and interaction mechanism in the magic Al13+H2O cluster. Phys Rev A 64:053203(1-6), 2001.
17. Wang Q, Sun,Q, Briere TM, and Kawazoe Y. First-principles study of the magic Ar6Fe+ cluster. Materials Transactions 42:2172-2174, 2001.
18. Sun Q, Wang Q, Briere TM, Kawazoe Y, and Jena P. Dimer interactions of magic W@Si12 clusters. J Phys: Condens Matt 14:4503-4508, 2002.
19. Sun Q, Wang Q, Briere TM, Kumar V, Kawazoe Y, and Jena P. First-principles calculations of metal stabilized Si20 cages. Phys Rev B 65:235417(1-5), 2002.
20. Krishnamurthy VV, Nagamine K, Watanabe I, Nishiyama K, Ohira S, Ishikawa M, Eom DH, Ishikawa T, and Briere TM. Non-Fermi-Liquid spin dynamics in CeCoGe3-xSix for x = 1.2 and 1.5. Phys Rev Lett 88:0456402(1-4), 2002. PMID: 11801148.
21. Singh AK, Kumar V, Briere TM, and Kawazoe Y. Cluster assembled metal encapsulated thin nanotubes of silicon. Nano Letters 2:1243-1248, 2002.
22. Majumder C, Briere TM, Mizuseki H, and Kawazoe Y. Structural investigation of thiophene thiol adsorption on Au nanoclusters: Influence of back bonds. J Chem Phys 117:2819-2822, 2002.
23. Majumder C, Briere TM, Mizuseki H, and Kawazoe Y. Molecular resistance in a molecular diode: A case study of the substituted phenylethynyl oligomer. J Phys Chem A 106:7911-7914, 2002.
24. Majumder C, Briere TM, Mizuseki H, and Kawazoe Y. Interactions of a conjugated molecular diode with small metal clusters of Cu, Ag, and Au: First-principles calculations. J Chem Phys 117:7669-7675, 2002.
25. Briere TM, Sluiter MHF, Kumar V, and Kawazoe Y. Anomalous magnetic moments of Mn13 and Mn19 clusters. Materials Transactions 43:424-427, 2002.
26. Jeong J, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Ohira S, Nishiyama K, Nagamine K, and Das TP. Quantitative test of electronic structures of organic ferromagnet systems from first-principles investigations using muon spin rotation data. Phys Rev B 66:132411(1-4), 2002.
27. Jeong J, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Das TP, Ohira S, Nishiyama K, and Nagamine K. Theory of nuclear quadrupole interactions of 14N, 17O and 35Cl nuclei in p-Cl-Ph-CH-N=TEMPO. Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A 57:527-531, 2002.
28. Briere TM, Sluiter MHF, Kumar V, and Kawazoe Y. Atomic structures and magnetic behavior of Mn clusters. Phys Rev B 66:064412(1-6), 2002.
29. Scheicher RH, Cammarere D, Sahoo N, Briere TM, Pratt FL, Nagamine K, and Das TP. First-principles study of muon and muonium trapping in the protein chain of cytochrome c. Physica B: Cond Matt 326:30-33, 2003.
30. Li H, Briere TM, Shimomura K, Kadono R, Nishiyama K, Nagamine K, and Das TP. First-principles calculation of electronic structures and hyperfine interactions for muonium centers in ZnO. Physica B 326:133-138, 2003.
31. Jeong J, Briere TM, Ohira S, Sahoo N, Nishiyama K, Nagamine K, and Das TP. Study of muon magnetic hyperfine and nuclear quadrupole interactions and easy axis in the organic ferromagnetic p-Cl-Ph-CH=N-TEMPO. Physica B 326:335-342, 2003.
32. Jeong J, Briere TM, Ohira S, Sahoo N, Nishiyama K, Nagamine K, and Das TP. Theory of trapping of muon and muonium and associated hyperfine interactions in the organic ferromagnet p-NPNN. Physica B 326:563-567, 2003.
33. Singh AK, Briere TM, Kumar V, and Kawazoe Y. Magnetism in transition metal-doped silicon nanotubes. Phys Rev Lett 91:146802(1-4), 2003. PMID: 14611544.
34. Wu K, Fujikawa Y, Nagao T, Hasegawa Y, Nakayama KS, Xue QK, Wang EG, Briere T, Kawazoe Y, Zhang SB, and Sakurai T. Na adsorption on the Si(111)-(7×7) surface: From two-dimensional gas to nanocluster array. Phys Rev Lett 91:126101(1-4), 2003. PMID: 14525375.
35. Jeong GH, Farajian AA, Hirata T, Hatakeyama R, Tohji K, Briere TM, Mizuseki H, and Kawazoe Y. Encapsulation of cesium inside single-walled carbon nanotubes by plasma-ion irradiation method. Thin Solid Films 435:307-311, 2003.
36. Terasaki A, Briere TM, Kulawik M, Minemoto S, Tono K, Matsushita A, and Kondow T. Ferromagnetic spin coupling in the manganese trimer ion evidenced by photodissociation spectroscopy. J Chem Phys 118:2180-2185, 2003.
37. Briere TM, Sluiter MHF, Kumar V, and Kawazoe Y. Structures of Mn clusters. Bulletin of Materials Science 26:115-116, 2003.
38. Kumar V, Briere TM, and Kawazoe Y. Ab initio calculations of electronic structures, polarizabilities, raman and infrared spectra, optical gaps, and absorption spectra of M@Si16 (M= Ti and Zr) clusters. Phys Rev B 68:155412(1-9), 2004.
39. Yagi Y, Briere TM, Sluiter MHF, Kumar V, Farajian AA, and Kawazoe Y. Stable geometries and magnetic properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes doped with 3d transition metals: A first-principles study. Phys Rev B 69:075414(1-9), 2004.
40. Wu KH, Oreshkin AI, Takamura Y, Fujikawa Y, Nagao T, Briere T, Kumar V, Kawazoe Y, Dou RF, Jia JF, Xue QK, and Sakurai T. Step-by-step cooling of a two-dimensional Na gas on the Si(111)-(7×7) surface. Phys Rev B 70:195417(1-4), 2004.
41. Beddar AS, Salehpour M, Briere TM, Hamidian H, and Gillin MT. Preliminary evaluation of implantable MOSFET radiation dosimeters. Phys Med Biol 50:141-149, 2005. PMID: 15715428.
42. Beddar AS, Briere TM, Mourtada FA, Vassiliev ON, Liu HH, Mohan R. Monte Carlo calculations of the absorbed dose and energy dependence of plastic scintillators. Med Phys 32(5):1265-1269, 5/2005. PMID: 15984678.
43. Briere TM, Beddar AS, Gillin MT. Evaluation of pre-calibrated implantable MOSFET radiation dosimeters for megavoltage photon beams. Med Phys 32(11):3346-3349, 11/2005. PMID: 16370421.
44. Wu K, Fujikawa Y, Briere T, Kumar V, Kawazoe Y, and Sakurai T. Dynamics of nano-clustering of alkali metals (Na,K) on the Si(111)-(7´7) surface. Ultramicroscopy 105:32-41, 2005.
45. Briere TM, Lii J, Prado K, Gillin MT, Sam Beddar A. Single-use MOSFET radiation dosimeters for the quality assurance of megavoltage photon beams. Phys Med Biol 51(5):1139-1144, 3/7/2006. e-Pub 2/8/2006. PMID: 16481683.
46. Beddar AS, Krishnan S, Briere TM, Wang X, Delclos ME, Ballo MT, Das P, Gould S, Horton JL, Crane CH. The optimization of dose delivery for intraoperative high-dose-rate radiation therapy using curved HAM applicators. Radiother Oncol 78(2):207-212, 2/2006. e-Pub 1/10/2006. PMID: 16376445.
47. Beddar AS, Briere TM, and Ouzidane M. Intraoperative radiation therapy using a mobile electron linear accelerator: Field matching for large-field electron irradiation. Phys Med Biol 51:N331-N337, 2006. PMID: 16953035.
48. Krishnan S, Lin EH, Gunn GB, Chandra A, Beddar AS, Briere TM, Das P, Delclos ME, Janjan NA, Crane CH. Conformal radiotherapy of dominant liver metastasis: A viable strategy for treatment of unresectable chemotherapy refractory colorectal cancer liver metastases. Am J Clin Oncol 29(6):562-567, 12/2006. PMID: 17148992.
49. Beddar AS, Kainz K, Briere TM, Tsunashima Y, Pan T, Prado K, Mohan R, Gillin M, Krishnan S. Correlation between internal-fiducial tumor motion and external-marker motion for liver tumors imaged with 4D-CT. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 67(2):630-638, 2/1/2007. PMID: 17236980.
50. Briere TM, Gillin MT, Beddar AS. Implantable MOSFET detectors: Evaluation of a new design. Med Phys 34(12):4585-4590, 12/2007. PMID: 18196784.
51. Krishnan S, Briere TM, Dong L, Murthy R, Ng C, Balter P, Mohan R, Gillin MT, Beddar AS. Daily targeting of liver tumors: Screening patients with a mock treatment and using a combination of internal and external fiducials for image-guided respiratory-gated radiotherapy. Med Phys 34(12):4591-4593, 12/2007. PMID: 18196785.
52. Krishnan S, Dawson LA, Seong J, Akine Y, Beddar S, Briere TM, Crane CH, Mornex F. Radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: An overview. Ann Surg Oncol 15(4):1015-1024, 4/2008. e-Pub 1/31/2008. PMID: 18236114.
53. Beddar AS, Briere TM, Balter P, Pan T, Tolani N, Ng C, Szklaruk J, Krishnan S. 4D-CT imaging with synchronized intravenous contrast injection to improve delineation of liver tumors for treatment planning. Radiother Oncol 87(3):445-448, 6/2008. e-Pub 1/14/2008. PMID: 18194819.
54. Wang H, Krishnan S, Wang X, Beddar AS, Briere TM, Crane CH, Mohan R, Dong L. Improving soft tissue contrast in 4D CT images for liver cancer patients using deformable image registration method. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(1):201-209, 9/1/2008. PMID: 18722271.
55. Archambault L, Briere TM, Beddar S. Transient noise characterization and filtration in CCD cameras exposed to stray radiation from a medical linear accelerator. Med Phys 35(10):4342-4351, 10/2008. PMCID: PMC2736755.
56. Wang X, Krishnan S, Zhang X, Dong L, Briere T, Crane CH, Martel M, Gillin M, Mohan R, Beddar S. Proton radiotherapy for liver tumors: Dosimetric advantages over photon plans. Med Dosim 33(4):259-267, 2008. PMID: 18973852.
57. Nelson C, Balter P, Morice RC, Choi B, Kudchadker RJ, Bucci K, Chang JY, Dong L, Tucker S, Vedam S, Briere T, Starkschall G. A technique for reducing patient setup uncertainties by aligning and verifying daily positioning of a moving tumor using implanted fiducials. J Appl Clin Med Phys 9(4):110-122, 2008. e-Pub 10/30/2008. PMID: 19020478.
58. Briere TM, Tailor R, Tolani N, Prado K, Lane R, Woo S, Ha C, Gillin MT, Beddar AS. Patient dosimetry for total body irradiation using single-use MOSFET detectors. J Appl Clin Med Phys 9(4):200-205, 2008. e-Pub 11/3/2008. PMID: 19020482.
59. Pönisch F, Archambault L, Briere TM, Sahoo N, Mohan R, Beddar S, Gillin MT. Liquid scintillator for 2D dosimetry for high-energy photon beams. Med Phys 36(5):1478-1485, 5/2009. PMCID: PMC2736702.
60. Briere TM, Beddar S, Balter P, Murthy R, Gupta S, Nelson C, Starkschall G, Gillin MT, Krishnan S. Respiratory gating with EPID-based verification: the MDACC experience. Phys Med Biol 54(11):3379-3391, 6/7/2009. e-Pub 5/13/2009. PMID: 19436104.
61. Bouchard M, Amos RA, Briere TM, Beddar S, Crane CH. Dose escalation with proton or photon radiation treatment for pancreatic cancer. Radiother Oncol 92(2):238-243, 8/2009. e-Pub 5/18/2009. PMID: 19454367.
62. Archambault L, Briere TM, Pönisch F, Beaulieu L, Kuban DA, Lee A, Beddar S. Toward a real-time in vivo dosimetry system using plastic scintillation detectors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 78(1):280-287, 9/1/2010. e-Pub 3/16/2010. PMCID: PMC2889037.
63. Klein DM, Therriault-Proulx F, Archambault L, Briere TM, Beaulieu L, Beddar AS. Determining regions of interest for CCD camera-based fiber optic luminescence dosimetry by examining signal-to-noise ratio. Med Phys 38(3):1374-1377, 3/2011. PMCID: PMC3055908.
64. Therriault-Proulx F, Beddar S, Briere TM, Archambault L, Beaulieu L. Removing the stem effect when performing Ir-192 HDR brachytherapy in vivo dosimetry using plastic scintillation detectors: a relevant and necessary step. Med Phys 38(4):2176-2179, 4/2011. PMCID: PMC3188655.
65. Mok H, Briere TM, Martel MK, Beddar S, Delclos ME, Krishnan S, Crane CH, Das P. Comparative analysis of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) versus intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for radiotherapy of anal carcinoma. Pract Radiat Oncol 1(3):163-172, Jul-Sep, 7/2011. e-Pub 5/6/2011. PMID: 24673946.
66. Mok H, Crane CH, Palmer MB, Briere TM, Beddar S, Delclos ME, Krishnan S, Das P. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): Differences in target volumes and improvement in clinically relevant doses to small bowel in rectal carcinoma. Radiat Oncol 6:63, 2011. e-Pub 6/8/2011. PMCID: PMC3121606.
67. Therriault-Proulx F, Briere TM, Mourtada F, Aubin S, Beddar S, Beaulieu L. A Phantom Study of an In Vivo Dosimetry System Using Plastic Scintillation Detectors for Real-Time Verification of 192Ir HDR Brachytherapy. Med Phys 38(5):2542-2551, 5/2011. PMCID: PMC3104721.
68. Chakravarty T, Crane CH, Ajani JA, Mansfield PF, Briere TM, Beddar AS, Mok H, Reed VK, Krishnan S, Delclos ME, Das P. Intensity modulated radiation therapy with concurrent chemotherapy as preoperative treatment for localized gastric adenocarcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 83(2):581-586, 6/1/2012. e-Pub 12/2/2011. PMID: 22137021.
69. Briere TM, Crane CH, Beddar S, Bhosale P, Mok H, Declos ME, Krishnan S, and Das P. Reproducibility and genital sparing with a vaginal dilator used for female anal cancer patients. Radiother Oncol 104:161-166, 2012. PMID: 22841019.
70. Klein D, Briere TM, Kudchadker R, Archambault L, Beaulieu L, Lee A, Beddar S. In-phantom dose verification of prostate IMRT and VMAT deliveries using plastic scintillation detectors. Radiat Meas 47(10):921-929, 2012. PMCID: PMC3501761.
71. Kelly P, Das P, Pinnix CC, Beddar S, Briere T, Pham M, Krishnan S, Delclos ME, Crane CH. Duodenal toxicity after fractionated chemoradiation for unresectable pancreatic cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 85(3):e143-e149, 3/1/2013. e-Pub 11/29/2012. PMID: 23200173.

Invited Articles

1. Briere TM. DVS (Dose Verification System) – Radiation detector for radiation therapy. US Oncological Disease 2007 1:78-80, 2007.

Book Chapters

1. Beddar S and Briere TM. Plastic Scintillation Detectors. In: Clinical Dosimetry for Radiotherapy. Ed(s) Rogers DWO and Cygler JE. Medical Physics Publishing: Madison, WI, USA, Ch 34, pg 1059 - 1082, 2009.

Last updated: 10/9/2015