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Song Gao

Song Gao

Associate Member

Associate Professor

MDA FCT6.5044 (Unit 1420)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics

My research interests are in radiation measurements and dosimetry and quality assurance (QA) in radiation therapy, the development and evaluation of advanced QA techniques for photons and electrons radiation therapy as well as the on-board imaging systems in linear accelerators (linac).

Example projects:

Investigate both flattened and flattening filter free (FFF) photon beams’ energy change through flatness variation in Varian TrueBeam platform. Both Sun Nuclear Ionization chamber (IC) Profiler and 3D Scanner (Sun Nuclear) would be used in this study in order to better understand the physics of FFF beams and to find out the metric for monitoring the photon FFF beams’ characteristics, and can be used as part of routine quality assurance for new designed Varian TrueBeam accelerators. 

Evaluation of the new water proof Profiler and IC Profiler (Sun Nuclear) and investigation of their advantages of dosimetry beam data acquisition and accuracy and efficiency for linac QA procedures.

Projects/Techniques: Depending on the student’s interests, a tutorial in my group would have the opportunity to learn how to perform measurements with new medical dosimetry equipment and data analysis.


MDACC Faculty

Education & Training

Ph.D. - Fudan University - 1995