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Associate Research Professor

Basic Sciences
Division of Biomedical Engineering Sciences
School of Medicine
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda, CA 92350
U.S.A

Phone:  (909) 558-8370 Ext. 88370
Fax:  (909) 558-4083
E-mail: vbashkirov@llu.edu

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Research Interest

My interests and experience are in the field of the state-of-the-art detectors design, Monte-Carlo simulation, data treatment, and medical imaging. Since 1979, I have participated in novel particle detector designs, manufactures and maintenances. In 2003, I started to work on proton CT scanner development. In 2005, I took a position as Research Associate Professor and Core Physics Lab Director at Radiation Research Laboratories and continued to work on the pCT project. Since April 2011, I have been PI on the multi-PI project “Translating Proton CT from the Physics Laboratory to Clinical Application” (R01), funded by a four-year grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.   I also developed and patented a novel detector for track structure imaging, capable to register picture of charged particle interactions on nanometer scale   with ultimate single-ion resolution.  The detector is opening new possibilities in dosimetry, and can  provide new class of data for next generation of biophysical models  of radiation action. 

Selected Publications

  1. H.F.-W. Sadrozinski, T. Geoghegan, E. Harvey, R.P. Johnson, T.E. Plautz, A. Zatserklyaniy, V. Bashkirov, R.F. Hurley, P. Piersimoni, R.W. Schulte, P. Karbasi, K.E. Schubert, B. Schultze, V. GiacomettiOperation of the preclinical head scanner for proton CTOriginal Research ArticleNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 831, 21 September 2016, Pages 394-399
  2. M. Casiraghi, F. Vasi, V.A. Bashkirov, R.W. SchulteDevelopment of a track structure detector for biologically weighted treatment planning in particle therapyRadiotherapy and Oncology, Volume 118, Supplement 1, 15–19 February 2016, Page S22
  3. Bashkirov VA, Schulte RW, Hurley RF, Johnson RP, Sadrozinski HF, ZatserklyaniyA, Plautz T, Giacometti V. Novel scintillation detector design and performance for proton radiography and computed tomography. Med Phys. 2016 Feb;43(2):664-74. doi: 10.1118/1.4939255. PubMed PMID: 26843230; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4714996.
  4. Johnson RP, Bashkirov V, DeWitt L, Giacometti V, Hurley RF, Piersimoni P, Plautz TE, Sadrozinski HF, Schubert K, Schulte R, Schultze B, Zatserklyaniy A. A Fast Experimental Scanner for Proton CT: Technical Performance and First Experience with Phantom Scans. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci. 2016 Feb;63(1):52-60. Epub 2015 Dec 10. PubMed PMID: 27127307; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4844465.
  5. R.W. Schulte, V. Bashkirov, V. Giacometti, R.F. Hurley, M. Johnson, R.P. Johnson, T. Plautz, P. Piersimoni, H.F.W. Sadrozinski, K.E. Schubert, B. Schultze, N. Vence, A. Zatserklyainiy, M. Domingo A Proton CT Imaging System for Improving the Accuracy of Particle Treatment Planning and Delivery: Monte Carlo Simulations and First Experimental ResultsInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, Volume 93, Issue 3, Supplement, 1 November 2015, Page S98
  6. Bashkirov VA, Johnson RP, Sadrozinski HF, Schulte RW. Development of proton computed tomography detectors for applications in hadron therapy. Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res A. 2016 Feb 11;809:120-129. Epub 2015 Aug 8. PubMed PMID: 26957679; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4779442.
  7. Casiraghi M, Bashkirov VA, Hurley RF, Schulte RW. Characterisation of a track structure imaging detector. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015 Sep;166(1-4):223-7. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncv139. Epub 2015 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 25877534.
  8. R. Schulte, V. Bashkirov, V. Giacometti, R.F. Hurley, R.P. Johnson, T. Plautz, P. Piersimoni, H.F.W. Sadrozinski, K.E. Schubert, B. Schultze, N. Vence, A. Zatserklyaniy Design and performance of a preclinical proton CT head scanner Radiotherapy and Oncology, Volume 115, Supplement 1, April 2015, Page S199
  9. Plautz T, Bashkirov V, Feng V, Hurley F, Johnson RP, Leary C, Macafee S, Plumb A, Rykalin V, Sadrozinski HF, Schubert K, Schulte R, Schultze B, Steinberg D, Witt M, Zatserklyaniy A. 200 MeV proton radiography studies with a hand phantom using a prototype proton CT scanner. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2014 Apr;33(4):875-81. doi: 10.1109/TMI.2013.2297278. PubMed PMID: 24710156; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3982192.
  10. Casiraghi M, Bashkirov V, Hurley F, Schulte R A novel approach to study radiation track structure with nanometer-equivalent resolution The European Physical Journal D 68(68):111 · May 2014
  11. R.W. Schulte, R.F. Hurley, A.J. Wroe, V.A. Bashkirov First Experience With an Experimental Proton CT Scanner International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, Volume 87, Issue 2, Supplement, 1 October 2013, Page S44
  12. H.F.-W. Sadrozinski, R.P. Johnson, S. Macafee, A. Plumb, D. Steinberg, A. Zatserklyaniy, V.A. Bashkirov, R.F. Hurley, R.W. Schulte Development of a head scanner for proton CTOriginal Research Article Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 699, 21 January 2013, Pages 205-210
  13. Hurley RF, Schulte RW, Bashkirov VA, Wroe AJ, Ghebremedhin A, Sadrozinski HF, Rykalin V, Coutrakon G, Koss P, Patyal B. Water-equivalent path lengthcalibration of a prototype proton CT scanner. Med Phys. 2012 May;39(5):2438-46. doi: 10.1118/1.3700173. PubMed PMID: 22559614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3338592.
  14. Hurley RF, Schulte RW, Bashkirov VA, Coutrakon G, Sadrozinski HF, Patyal B.The Phase I Proton CT Scanner and Test Beam Results at LLUMC, invited. Trans Am Nucl Soc. 2012;106:63-66. PubMed PMID: 24791014; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4004076.
  15. Schulte RW, Bashkirov V, Johnson R, Sadrozinski HF, Schubert KE. Overview of the LLUMC/UCSC/CSUSB Phase 2 Proton CT Project. Trans Am Nucl Soc. 2012;106:59-62. PubMed PMID: 24771878; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3999917.
  16. V. Sipala, N. Randazzo, S. Aiello, E. Leonora, D. Lo Presti, M. Russo, C. Stancampiano, G.A.P. Cirrone, G. Cuttone, F. Romano, C. Civinini, M. Scaringella, V.A. Bashkirov, R.W. Schulte YAG(Ce) crystal characterization with proton beamsOriginal Research Article Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 654, Issue 1, 21 October 2011, Pages 349-353
  17. Garty G, Schulte R, Shchemelinin S, Leloup C, Assaf G, Breskin A, Chechik R, Bashkirov V, Milligan J, Grosswendt B. A nanodosimetric model of radiation-induced clustered DNA damage yields. Phys Med Biol. 2010 Feb 7;55(3):761-81. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/55/3/015. Epub 2010 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 20071772.
  18. C. Talamonti, V. Reggioli, M. Bruzzi, M. Bucciolini, C. Civinini, L. Marrazzo, D. Menichelli, S. Pallotta,  N.Randazzo, V. Sipala, G.A.P. Cirrone, M. Petterson, N. Blumenkrantz, J. Feldt, J. Heimann, D. Lucia, A. Seiden,  D.C. Williams, H.F.-W. Sadrozinski, V. Bashkirov, R. Schulte, et al. Proton radiography for clinical applicationsOriginal Research Article Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers,  Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 612, Issue 3, 11 January 2010, Pages 571-575
  19. Schulte RW, Wroe AJ, Bashkirov VA, Garty GY, Breskin A, Chechik R, Shchemelinin S, Gargioni E, Grosswendt B, Rosenfeld AB. Nanodosimetry-based quality factors for radiation protection in space. Z Med Phys. 2008;18(4):286-96. PubMed PMID: 19205298.
  20. Bashkirov V, Schulte R, Breskin A, Chechik R, Schemelinin S, Garty G, Wroe A, Sadrozinski H, Grosswendt B. Ion-counting nanodosemeter with particle tracking capabilities. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2006;122(1-4):415-9. Epub 2007 Feb 5. PubMed PMID: 17283009.