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Clinical projects

Residents in our program have the opportunity to participate in clinical projects during their training. A sample of past resident projects is listed below.

Peer-reviewed manuscripts

Hansen J, Dunkerley D, Bradley K, Miller J, Huang J, “Comparison of catheter reconstruction techniques for the lunar ovoid channels of the Venezia applicator,” Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy 12, 383-392 (2020).

McCaw TJ, Barraclough BA, Belanger M, Besemer A, Dunkerley DAP, Labby ZE, “Diagnosing atmospheric communication of a sealed monitor chamber,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 21, 309-314 (2020).

Huang J, Dunkerley D, Smilowitz J, “Evaluation of a commercial Monte Carlo dose calculation algorithm for electron treatment planning,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 20, 184-193 (2019).

DiMaso L, Huang J, Bassetti M, DeWerd L, Miller J, “Investigating a novel split-filter dual-energy CT technique for improving pancreas tumor delineation for radiation therapy,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 19, 676-683 (2018).

Labby Z, Barraclough B, Bayliss RA, Besemer A, Dunkerley D, Howard S, “Radiation treatment planning and delivery strategies for a pregnant brain tumor patient,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 19, 368-374 (2018).

Mohindra P, Urban E, Pagan JD, Geye HM, Patel VB, Bayliss RA, Bender ET, Harari PM, “Selective omission of level V nodal coverage for patients with oropharyngeal cancer: Clinical validation of intensity-modulated radiotherapy experience and dosimetric significance,” Head Neck 38, 499-505 (2016).

Borkenhagen JF, Morris ZS, Hoberg JR, Kozak KR, Shapiro LQ, “Delivery of definitive dose external beam radiation in close proximity to an implanted deep brain stimulator,” Practical Radiation Oncology 4, P294-297 (2014).

Magnuson WJ, Urban E, Bayliss RA, Harari PM, “Impact of node negative target volume delineation on contralateral parotid gland sparing using IMRT in head and neck cancer,” Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment 14, 315-319 (2014).

Conference presentations

Bayouth J, Bayouth L, Yadav P, Shepard A, Baschnagel A, Bassetti M, Mittauer K, “Value proposition of online adaptive radiotherapy: Clinically achieved improvements in daily delivered dose,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Che Fru L, Miller J, Wallace C, “An inexpensive approach in the construction of custom molds for the treatment of lesions on curved surfaces in brachytherapy,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Desai V, Bayouth J, Smilowitz J, Yadav P, “A clinical validation of the MR-compatible Delta4 QA system in a 0.35 Tesla MR-linac,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Hansen J, Belanger M, Shepard A, Frigo S, “Method for optimizing MLC beam model parameters in RayStation for VMAT deliveries,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Hansen J, Belanger M, Shepard A, Frigo S, “Comparison of MLC Beam Model Parameter Values in RayStation for VMAT Deliveries,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Mittauer K, Shepard A, Bayouth L, Bayouth J, “Value proposition of online adaptive radiotherapy: Plan fidelity and deliverability,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Shepard A, Hansen J, Belanger M, Frigo S, “Characterization of the limitations of the Mobius3D dosimetric leaf gap offset correction,” Joint AAPM/COMP meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 12-16, 2020.

Barraclough B, Frigo S, Labby Z, “Investigation on the portability of patient-specific quality assurance between matched linear accelerators,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Besemer A, Vredevoogd K, Geurts M, Jacqmin D, Labby Z, Cooley G, “Initial experience with the TrueBeam fiducial-based gating system using kV-triggered imaging for prostate SBRT,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Dunkerley D, Daniels M, Shepard A, Schaefer K, “Feasibility of 3D printed high-metal content copper filament for electron cutouts,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Hansen J, Dunkerley D, Miller J, Huang-Vredevoogd J, “Comparison of automatic and manual catheter reconstruction methods for the lunar ovoid channels of the Venezia applicator,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Hansen J, Das R, “Evaluation of a time-based plan check method for Rotte ‘Y’ and Venezia brachytherapy treatments,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Jacqmin D, Miller J, Labby Z, Shepard A, Barraclough B, “Evaluation of a new plastic scintillation detector for stereotactic radiosurgery applications,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Mittauer K, Bayouth L, Ko H, Shepard A, Bayouth J, “Characterization of electron density deformation in MR-guided online adaptive radiotherapy (MRgoART),” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Shepard A, Mittauer K, Yadav P, Bayouth J, “A dosimetric approach for the quantification of the gating latency associated with an MR-guided radiotherapy system,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Shepard A, Mittauer K, Bayouth J, Yadav P, “Evaluation of the clinical impact of dark current on the delivery of gated treatments with an MR-guided radiotherapy system,” 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, San Antonio, TX, July 14-18, 2019.

Barraclough B, Dunkerley D, Vredevoogd K, Paliwal B, Mittauer K, Yadav P, “Measurement of output factors with various detectors in the presence of the ViewRay MRIdian magnetic field,” AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, March 30-April 2, 2019.

Barraclough B, Jacqmin D, “Measurement of MLC leaf offset behavior using an electronic portal imager,” 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Nashville, TN, July 29-August 2, 2018.

Labby Z, Hill P, Jacqmin D, Barraclough B, Besemer A, Dunkerley D, “Intracranial tissue visualization and alignment prior to stereotactic radiosurgery,” 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Nashville, TN, July 29-August 2, 2018.

McCaw TJ, Barraclough B, Belanger M, Besemer A, Dunkerley D, Labby Z, “When a good monitor chamber goes bad: Diagnosing atmospheric communication of a sealed monitor chamber,” 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Nashville, TN, July 29-August 2, 2018.

Besemer A, “Are patient-specific QA measurements needed for TomoTherapy 3D conformal plans?” North Central Chapter of the AAPM Fall meeting, La Crosse, WI, November 10, 2017.

Besemer A, Smilowitz J, Geurts M, “Is patient-specific IMRT QA needed for TomoTherapy 3D conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT) treatment plans?”, 59th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Denver, CO, July 30-Aug 4, 2017.

Jacqmin D, Labby Z, Besemer A, Schaefer K, “Dose rate constancy, MU Linearity and profile stability of the TrueBeam radiotherapy system”, 59th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Denver, CO, July 30-Aug 4, 2017.

Jacqmin D, Huang J, Besemer A, Schaefer K, “Characterization of spatial drift for the AlignRT 3D surface imaging system under multiple warm-up scenarios”, 59th Annual Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Denver, CO, July 30-Aug 4, 2017.