Belal Moftah

Affiliate Member

Medical Physics Unit, McGill University

Other appointments:

Chairman, Department of Biomedical Physics, KFSHRC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Department of Biomedical Physics

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre

MBC 03, P.O. Box 3354

Riyadh 11211




bmoftah [at], belal.moftah [at]


BSc (Winnipeg '08); MSc (British Columbia '91); PhD (British Columbia '96); Residency (McGill '99)

Research focus:

Low energy protons, film and 3D gel dosimetry.
Short research description:

Characterization of low energy proton beams, development of 3D gel dosimetry, development and implementation of image guidance radiotherapy procedures, comparison of radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery techniques.

Key Publications:

M. Abdullah Al Kafi, U.M. Mwidu, B. Moftah, Continuous versus step-by-step scanning mode of a novel 3D scanner for CyberKnife measurements, Appl. Rad. Isotopes, 105, 88-91 (2015).

M.W. Hegazy, R.I. Mahmood, I.A. Al-Badawi, B. Moftah, H. AlHusaini, Radiotherapy dose escalation with concurrent chemotherapy in locally advanced cervix cancer is feasible, Clin. Transl. Onc., July 10, 2015, DOI:10.1007/s12094-015-1336-5.

G. Aldosary, A. Nobah, F. Al-Zorkani, S. Devic, B. Moftah, Influence of a modeled treatment couch on dose distributions during IMRT & RapidArc treatment delivery, Med. Dos. April 29 (2015), doi:10.1016/j.meddos.2015.03.008.

A.A. Basfar, B. Moftah, K.A. Rabaeh, A.A. Almousa, Novel composition of polymer gel dosimeters based on N-(Hydroxymethyl)acrylamide for radiation rherapy, Rad. Phys. Chem. 112, 117–120 (2014).

A. Nobah, M. Mohiuddin, S. Devic, B. Moftah, Effective spatially fractionated GRID radiation treatment planning for a passive grid block, Br. J. Radiol. 2015;88:20140363.

A. Nobah, S. Aldelaijan, S. Devic, N. Tomic, J. Seuntjens, M. Al-Shabanah, B. Moftah, Radiochromic film based dosimetry of image guidance procedures on different radiotherapy modalities, J. Appl. Clin. Med. Phys. 15(6), (2014).

K. Al-Hadyan, S. Elewisy, B. Moftah, M. Shoukri, A. Alzahrany, G. Alsbeih, Establishing cytogenetic biodosimetry laboratory in Saudi Arabia and producing preliminary calibration curve of dicentric chromosomes as biomarker for medical dose estimation in response to radiation emergencies, 3 Biotech SpringerOpen (April 2014),  DOI 10.1007/s13205-014-0217-x.

S. Aldelaijan, A. Nobah, G. Alsbeih, B. Moftah, N. Tomic, I. Aldahlawi, S. Devic, Dosimetry of biological irradiations using radiochromic films, Phys. Med. Biol. 58 (2013) 3177–3189. DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/10/3177

G. Alsbeih, M. El-Sebaie, N. Al-Rajhi, N. Al-Harbi, K. Al-Hadyan, S. Al-Qahtani, M. Alsubael, M. Al-Shabanah, B. Moftah, Among 45 variants in 11 genes, HDM2 promoter polymorphisms emerge as new candidate biomarker associated with radiation toxicity, 3 Biotech SpringerOpen (April 2013), DOI 10.1007/s13205-013-0135-3.


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