Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Visiting Associate Professor

Department of Human Oncology

Carri Glide-Hurst, PhD, DABR, FAAPM is a Guest Associate Professor in the Department of Human Oncology and serves as the Director of Radiation Oncology Physics and Bhudatt Paliwal Endowed Professor at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Glide-Hurst obtained a PhD in Medical Physics from Wayne State University with an emphasis on evaluating breast density, a known risk factor for breast cancer, using ultrasound tomography. In 2007, Dr. Glide-Hurst completed an NIH-funded postdoctoral appointment at William Beaumont Hospital focusing on motion management and adaptive radiation therapy in lung cancer.  In 2009, Dr. Glide-Hurst joined the staff at Henry Ford Health System where she rose in the ranks from a senior associate physicist to the Director of Imaging and Translational Research in the Department of Radiation Oncology.  In 2016, Dr. Glide-Hurst was awarded an NIH R01 grant on the “Development of Anatomical Patient Models to Facilitate MR-only Treatment Planning.”

Over the last decade, Dr. Glide-Hurst’s primary areas of research and clinical expertise include magnetic resonance simulation (MR-SIM) and MR-guided radiation therapy.  She has spearheaded efforts for establishing national and international guidelines for safe integration into clinical practice including serving as the Co-chair of AAPM Task Group 284 on the implementation of MR-SIM in Radiation Oncology, AAPM Task Group 352 on the quality assurance of MRI-Linear Accelerators, and as the Vice-Chair of ICRU Report Committee 35 on “Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Using MRI-Linear Accelerators.” As a nationally renowned board-certified medical physicist with over 12 years of clinical experience, Dr. Glide-Hurst is known for multi-disciplinary collaborations and building bridges between clinical, academic, and industry partners.  Above all else, Dr. Glide-Hurst is most passionate about mentoring trainees as they begin their medical physics careers.


PhD, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Medical Physics (2007)

B.S.E., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (2001)

Academic Appointments

Director of Radiation Oncology Physics Visiting Professor , Human Oncology (2020)

Director of Translational Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health System Detroit (2016-2020)

Adjunct Professor, Medical Physics, Oakland University Rochester, MI (2015-2020)

Associate Professor (Clinician Educator) Full-Time Affiliate, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI (2014-present)

Senior Associate Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI (2009-2011)

Senior Staff Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Health System Detroit, MI (2011-2020)

Postdoctoral Training, Department of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (2007-2009)

Selected Honors and Awards

Bhudatt Paliwal Endowed Professor (2020)

Michael D. Mills Editor in Chief Award of Excellence for Outstanding General Medical Physics (2019)

3rd Place Nationally, Young Investigator Symposium, AAPM Meeting (2019)

Best in Physics Abstract, AAPM Meeting (2019)

Fellow, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2018)

Outstanding Reviewer of 2014 International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics

Boards, Advisory Committees and Professional Organizations

National Institutes of Health, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Imaging Technology and Development Study Section, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program (2019-2020)

American Radium Society, Membership & Credentials Committee (2019-2022)

American Society for Radiation Oncology, Research Grants and Evaluation Subcommittee (2019-pres.)

Nominating Committee, Academic Therapy Representative (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, AAPM Annual Meeting Scientific Work Group, Vice-Chair (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, AAPM Annual Meeting Subcommittee (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Ad Hoc Committee on External Communications and Social Media (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Working Group on Student and Trainee Research (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors Subcommittee (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Women's Professional Subcommittee (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Task Group 334 Member, “A Guidance document to using Radiotherapy Immobilization Devices and Accessories in an MR Environment” (2019-pres.)

International Commission on Radiation Units & Measurements, Vice-Chair of Report Committee 35 on Image Guided Radiation Therapy Using MRI-Linear Accelerators (MRGRT) (2019-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Research Committee (2018-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Unit No. 50 - Social Media (2018-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Working Group 2 Improving the reader experience by enhancing accessibility and readability, and marketing impact of Journal (2018-pres.)

NRG Oncology, Working Group Lead, Adaptive Radiation Therapy in Clinical Trials (2017-pres.)

American Board of Radiology, Medical Physics Part 3 Therapy oral examiner (2017-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Task Group 284 Co-Chair, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Simulation in Radiotherapy: Considerations for Clinical Implementation, Optimization, and Quality Assurance” (2016-pres.)

American Society for Radiation Oncology, Annual Meetings Abstract Reviewer and Session Moderator (2014-pres.)

American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Joint Working Group for Research Seed Funding Initiative (2014-pres.)

American Society for Radiation Oncology, Science Education and Program Development Committee, Annual Meeting Track (2013-pres.)

  • Introduction to Special Issue on Datasets hosted in The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA)
  • Incorporating sensitive cardiac substructure sparing into radiation therapy planning
  • Rapid multicontrast brain imaging on a 0.35T MR-linac
  • Cardiac substructure segmentation with deep learning for improved cardiac sparing
  • Real-time Magnetic Resonance-guided Liver Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: An Institutional Report Using a Magnetic Resonance-Linac System
  • Impact of CT reconstruction algorithm on auto-segmentation performance
  • A novel and rapid approach to estimate patient-specific distortions based on mDIXON MRI
  • Organ-At-Risk Segmentation in Brain MRI using Model-Based Segmentation: Benefits of Deep Learning-Based Boundary Detectors
  • Large field of view distortion assessment in a low-field MR-linac
  • Geometric and dosimetric impact of anatomical changes for MR-only radiation therapy for the prostate
  • FMEA of MR-Only Treatment Planning in the Pelvis
  • Cardiac Substructure Segmentation and Dosimetry Using a Novel Hybrid Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography Cardiac Atlas
  • Development and evaluation of a novel MR-compatible pelvic end-to-end phantom
  • Impact of a novel exponential weighted 4DCT reconstruction algorithm
  • Per-organ assessment of subject-induced susceptibility distortion for MR-only male pelvis treatment planning
  • Generating synthetic CTs from magnetic resonance images using generative adversarial networks
  • Retroperitoneal Metastasis Abutting Small Bowel: A Novel Magnetic Resonance-Guided Radiation Approach
  • Using synthetic CT for partial brain radiation therapy: Impact on image guidance
  • Evaluation of a magnetic resonance guided linear accelerator for stereotactic radiosurgery treatment
  • MRI-only treatment planning: benefits and challenges
  • Numerical study of dynamic glottis and tidal breathing on respiratory sounds in a human upper airway model
  • The AAPM should significantly revise its current governance structure
  • Optimization of a novel large field of view distortion phantom for MR-only treatment planning
  • MRI geometric distortion: Impact on tangential whole-breast IMRT
  • Development of a deformable dosimetric phantom to verify dose accumulation algorithms for adaptive radiotherapy
  • Image Guided Radiation Therapy Using Synthetic Computed Tomography Images in Brain Cancer
  • Impact of incorporating visual biofeedback in 4D MRI
  • Dosimetric evaluation of synthetic CT relative to bulk density assignment-based magnetic resonance-only approaches for prostate radiotherapy
  • Magnetic Resonance-Based Automatic Air Segmentation for Generation of Synthetic Computed Tomography Scans in the Head Region
  • Technical Note: Characterization and correction of gradient nonlinearity induced distortion on a 1.0 T open bore MR-SIM
  • Four dimensional magnetic resonance imaging optimization and implementation for magnetic resonance imaging simulation
  • Initial clinical experience with a radiation oncology dedicated open 1.0T MR-simulation
  • Evaluating organ delineation, dose calculation and daily localization in an open-MRI simulation workflow for prostate cancer patients
  • High-quality t2-weighted 4-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging for radiation therapy applications
  • Intrafraction variability and deformation quantification in the breast
  • Implementation of a novel algorithm for generating synthetic CT images from magnetic resonance imaging data sets for prostate cancer radiation therapy
  • Point/Counterpoint. MRI/CT is the future of radiotherapy treatment planning
  • IMRT and RapidArc commissioning of a TrueBeam linear accelerator using TG-119 protocol cases
  • Characterization of a commercial hybrid iterative and model-based reconstruction algorithm in radiation oncology
  • Improving radiotherapy planning, delivery accuracy, and normal tissue sparing using cutting edge technologies
  • Direct dose mapping versus energy/mass transfer mapping for 4D dose accumulation: fundamental differences and dosimetric consequences
  • Using patient-specific phantoms to evaluate deformable image registration algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy
  • Evaluation of two synchronized external surrogates for 4D CT sorting
  • An assessment of PTV margin based on actual accumulated dose for prostate cancer radiotherapy
  • Voxel-based statistical analysis of uncertainties associated with deformable image registration
  • Evaluation of the deformation and corresponding dosimetric implications in prostate cancer treatment
  • Coupling surface cameras with on-board fluoroscopy: a feasibility study
  • Comparison of IGRT registration strategies for optimal coverage of primary lung tumors and involved nodes based on multiple four-dimensional CT scans obtained throughout the radiotherapy course
  • Advances in treatment techniques: arc-based and other intensity modulated therapies
  • Point/counterpoint. Ultrasonography is soon likely to become a viable alternative to x-ray mammography for breast cancer screening
  • Anatomic and pathologic variability during radiotherapy for a hybrid active breath-hold gating technique
  • A simplified method of four-dimensional dose accumulation using the mean patient density representation
  • Volumetric breast density evaluation from ultrasound tomography images
  • A new method for quantitative analysis of mammographic density
  • Detection of breast cancer with ultrasound tomography: first results with the Computed Ultrasound Risk Evaluation (CURE) prototype
  • Novel approach to evaluating breast density utilizing ultrasound tomography

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