Massimo Pinto

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Massimo Pinto

Istituto Nazionale di Metrologia delle Radiazioni Ionizzanti
Via Anguillarese 301
Santa Maria di Galeria, RM 00123

Research Scientist in radiation dosimetry, working on the Italian National Standards of air kerma and absorbed dose to water in the Dosimetry division of the Institute. Also interested in Monte Carlo computation in radiation dosimetry, the automation of laboratory instruments control using Visual C++ based programs, and automation of data analysis with Python.


Ph.D. in Oncology/Physics, University College London, London, UK, 2002.
Induction and Rejoining of DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Human Cells after Exposure to Ionising Radiation: an Experimental and Modelling Approach. The thesis can be downloaded from the UCL Discovery website at this link.

BSc in Physics, University of Naples, Naples, Italy, 1998
Alterazioni molecolari indotte da radiazioni sparsamente ionizzanti: studi sperimentali e teorici

Professional Employment

Research Scientist, Istituto Nazionale di Metrologia delle Radiazioni Ionizzanti, Rome, Italy, 2010 - current

Postdoctoral research fellow, Physics department, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy, 2006 - 2010

Postdoctoral research fellow, Radiology Department, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, USA, 2003 - 2006


Computer literacy

Publication list (in progress)

Czarnecki D, Zink K, Pimpinella M, Borbinha J, Teles P, Pinto, M, 2020, "Monte Carlo calculation of quality correction factors based on air kerma and absorbed dose to water in medium energy x-ray beams", Physics in Medicine and Biology, 65 245042, doi:10.1088/1361-6560/abc5c9

Andreo P, Burns, D, Kapsch R-P, McEwen M, Vatnitsky S, Andersen C E, Ballester F, Borbinha J, Delaunay F, Francescon P, Hanlon M, Mirzakhanian L, Muir B, Ojala J, Oliver C, Pimpinella M, Pinto M, de Prez L, Seuntjens J, Sommier L, Teles P, Tikkanen J, Vijande J and Zink K, 2020, "Determination of consensus kQ values for megavoltage photon beams for the update of IAEA TRS-398", Physics in Medicine and Biology, 65 095011,doi:10.1088/1361-6560/ab807b

Tikkanen J S, Zink K, Pimpinella M, Teles P, Borbinha J, Ojala J, Siiskonen T, Gomà C, and Pinto M, 2020, "Calculated beam quality correction factors for ionization chambers in MV photon beams", Physics in Medicine and Biology, 65 075003, doi:10.1088/1361-6560/ab7107

Santurio G V, Pinto M, and Andersen C E, 2020, "Evaluation of the ionization quenching effect in an organic plastic scintillator using kV x-rays and a modified Birks model with explicit account of secondary electrons", Radiation Measurements 131 106222, doi:10.1016/j.radmeas.2019.106222

Pimpinella M, Silvi L and Pinto M, 2019, "Calculation of kQ factors for Farmer-type ionization chambers following the recent recommendations on new key dosimetry data", Physica Medica 57 221–30, doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.12.006

Pinto M, Andersen C E, Delaunay F, de Prez L A, Donois M, Duane S, Gomà C, Kosunen A, Ojala J, Pimpinella M, Rapp B, Siiskonen T, Sommier L, Teles P, Tikkanen J and Zink K, 2018, "The RTNORM contribution to the update of the kQQ0 factors for the International Dosimetry Code of Practice TRS 398", 115th Scientific Meeting of the JSMP vol 38, pp 41–4.

L. Büermann, A.S. Guerra, M. Pimpinella, Pinto M, J.A. de Pooter, L. de Prez, B. Jansen, M. Denoziere, and B. Rapp, 2016, "First international comparison of primary absorbed dose to water standards in the medium-energy X-ray range", Metrologia 53, 1A, doi:10.1088/0026-1394/53/1A/06007

Pinto M, Pimpinella, M. Quini, M. D'Arienzo, I. Astefanoaei, S. Loreti, A.S. Guerra, 2016, A graphite calorimeter for absolute measurements of absorbed dose to water: application in medium-energy x-ray filtered beams", Physics in Medicine and Biology 61(4), doi:10.1088/0031-9155/61/4/1738