Dr. Itzhak Orion
Senior researcher at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Collaborate with most of the medical radiation therapy institutes in Israel
Dr. Itzhak Orion is a senior researcher at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, department of Nuclear Engineering. Dr. Orion’s work involves collaboration with most of the medical radiation therapy institutes in Israel. His research activities concentrate on theoretical radiation physics, simulations and methods development. He received his B.Sc. (1990) in physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and M.Sc. (1993) in nuclear physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He received his Ph.D. in nuclear engineering at the Soreq Nuclear Center, Israel, in the field of calculations and simulations of radiation release after nuclear reactor accidents.
Dr. Itzhak Orion is an expert in mathematical simulations methods for radiation theory, and for applications in the field of medical physics, and in radiation safety. He collaborates with the Monte Carlo calculations team at the high energy laboratory at KEK, Japan. One of Dr. Orion most referenced paper is “A Mathematical Model for Tumor Volume Evaluation using Two-Dimensions” published in 2009 in Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods. The paper presents a new model to calculate tumor volumes using a 2-D image by use of symmetry factors.