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GSBS Medical Physics Program

Ph.D. Graduate Year Dissertation Advisor
Robert Waggener 1966 Induction Sensitivity, Cell Survival Following UV Irradiation and DNA Synthesis in a Synchronized Population of E. Coli FK-12(gamma) Cells: A Dissertation Robert J. Shalek, PhD
Max Boone 1968 High Energy Electron Dose Perturbations in Regions of Tissue Heterogeneity Robert J. Shalek, PhD
Alfonso Zermeno 1968 The Radiosensitivity of Synchronized Mammalian Cells to Low-Velocity Electrons Arthur Cole, PhD
Ann Wright 1970 Kinetics of Catalase Activity in Solution and in a Lipoprotein Complex and the Relative Response to Ionizing Radiation Peter Almond, PhD
Bhudatt Paliwal 1973 A Comparative Study of the Burlin and Almond Cavity Theories for a Lithium Fluoride Cavity in a Polystyrene Medium for Electron Beams Used in Radiation Therapy Peter Almond, PhD
Royce Gragg 1974 Response of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells to Fast Neutron Radiotherapy Beams Raymond Meyn, PhD
Dwight Glenn 1975 "W" Value for Cyclotron Neutrons Peter Almond, PhD
James Chien-hua Chu 1978 A Clinical Liquid Ionization Chamber for Mixed Neutron Field Dosimetry Walter Grant, III, PhD
James R. Marbach 1978 Optimization Parameters for Field Flatness and Central-Axis Depth Dose for Use in Design of Therapy Electron Beam Generators Peter R. Almond, PhD
Carlos E. de Almeida 1979 Energy and Spectrum Measurements of High Energy Electrons Using a Cerenkov Detector Peter R. Almond, PhD
Thomas H. Kirby 1980 Origin of Residual Potential in Amorphous Selenium Photoreceptors Alfonso Zermeno, PhD
Amparo Marles 1981 Comparison of Measurement of Absorbed Dose to Water Using a Water Calorimeter and Ionization Chambers of Clinical Radiotherapy Photon Electron Beams Peter R. Almond, PhD
Jose A. BenComo 1982 Study of the Effects of Total Modulation Transfer Function Changes on Observer Performance Using Clinical Mammograms Dennis A. Johnston, PhD
Benjamin R. Archer 1984 A Laplace Transform Pair Model to Determine Bremsstrahlung Spectra from Attenuation Data Peter R. Almond, PhD
David E. Mellenberg 1985 Measurement of Tumor Blood Flow Following Neutron Irradiation Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
Patrick M. Stafford 1987 Nuclear Track Detector Material as a Fast Neutron Microdosimeter Peter R. Almond, PhD
Almon S. Shiu 1988 Three-Dimensional Electron Beam Dose Calculations Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
John D. Hazle 1989 In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Studies of Experimental Liver Disease: Carbon Tetrachloride Hepatoxicity and Alcohol-Induced Fatty Liver in Rat Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
Edward F. Jackson 1990 A Dual Resonance, Image-Guided Volume Localization Technique for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
Michael F. Moyers 1991 A Convolution Model for Energy Transport in a Therapeutic Fast Neutron Beam John L. Horton, PhD
David S. Followill 1991 The Development and Characterization of Two Types of Chronic Responses in Irradiated Mouse Colon Elizabeth Travis, PhD
John E. Bayouth 1993 Dosimetric Evaluation of Bone Marrow Ablation Using Radionuclide Therapy Daniel J. Macey, PhD
Huan B. Giap 1994 Development of a SPECT-Based Three-Dimensional Treatment Planner for Radionuclide Therapy with I-131 Daniel J. Macey, PhD
James C. Falconer 1995 Quantitative MRI of Spinal Cord Injury in a Rat Model: Correlative Studies Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
Lei Dong 1995 Development of Automated Image Analysis Tools for Verification of Radiotherapy Field Accuracy with an Electronic Portal Imaging Device Arthur L. Boyer, PhD
Steven P. McCullough 2000 A Novel Treatment Planning Methodology for High Dose 166Ho-DOTMP Therapy in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
Robert A. Boyd 2001 Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm Dose Calculations for Electron Therapy Treatment Planning Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
R. Jason Stafford 2002 Fast Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging for Focused Ultrasound Thermal Therapy John D. Hazle, PhD
Peter Balter 2003 Imaging Properties of Scanning Equalization Digital Radiography: A Simulation Study Chris C. Shaw, PhD
Brent C. Parker 2004 Verification of Intensity Modulated Stereotactic Radiotherapy Using Monte Carlo Calculations and EPID Dosimetry Almon S. Shiu, PhD
Kent A. Gifford 2004 A 3-D CT Assisted Monte Carlo Evaluation of Intracavitary Implants John L. Horton, PhD
Nathan Childress 2004 The Design and Evaluation of a 2D Verification System for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Isaac I. Rosen, PhD
Theodore R. Steger, III 2004 Investigation of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI for Quantitative Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement Edward F. Jackson, PhD
Aziz H. Poonawalla 2005 Multiple Gradient Echo Propeller (MGREP): Technical Development and Potential Applications X. Joe Zhou, PhD
Dawn Cavanaugh 2005 Assessment of Cone Beam Computed Tomography Techniques for Imaging Lung Damage in Mice in Vivo Dianna Cody, PhD
Nicholas C. Koch 2006 Monte Carlo and Analytical Dose Calculations for Ocular Proton Therapy Wayne Newhauser, PhD
Jennifer C. O’Daniel 2006 Image-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Prostate and Head-and-Neck Cancers Lei Dong, PhD
Stephen Kry 2007 The Development and Validation of a Monte Carlo Model for Calculating the Out-of-Field Dose from Radiotherapy Treatments Mohammad Salehpour, PhD
Rebecca Millman Marsh 2007 Measuring Treatment Response in Irradiated Murine Tumors with Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging John D. Hazle, PhD
Christopher Nelson 2007 Reduction of Tumor Motion and Setup Uncertainties in the Radiation Therapy of Lung Tumors George Starkschall, PhD
Pai-Chun Melinda Chi 2007 Thoracic Cancer Imaging with PET/CT in Radiation Oncology Tinsu Pan, PhD
Rebecca Weinberg 2007 Electron Intensity Modulation for Mixed-Beam Radiation Therapy with an X-ray Multi-Leaf Collimator John A. Antolak, PhD
Jonas Fontenot 2008 Proton Therapy versus Intensity Modulated X-ray Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Estimating Secondary Cancer Risks Wayne Newhauser, PhD
Michael J. Price 2008 The Imaging and Dosimetric Capabilities of a CT/MR Suitable Anatomically Adaptive, Shielded Intracavitary Brachytherapy Applicator for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer Firas Mourtada, PhD
Kishore Venkata Mogatadakala 2008 In Vivo Diffusion Tensor Imaging of a Rat Spinal Cord with a Phased Array Coil at 7T Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
Malcolm E. Heard 2009 Identification and Characterization of an Optimal Three-Dimensional Dosimetry System for Remote Auditing by the RPC Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Dustin Ragan 2010 Measurement of the Vascular Input Function in Mice for DCE-MRI James Bankson, PhD
Adam Melancon 2010 Range Adaptive Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer Lei Dong, PhD
Adam Riegel 2010 Thoracic Radiotherapy Treatment Planning with Cine PET/CT Tinsu Pan, PhD
Blake Cannon 2010 Improving Quantitative Treatment Response with Deformable Image Registration Lei Dong, PhD
Brian Taylor 2010 Dynamic Chemical Shift imaging for Usage-Guided Thermal Therapy R. Jason Stafford, PhD
Scott Davidson 2010 Benchmarking and Implementation of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials David S. Followill, PhD
Ming Yang 2011 Dual Energy Computed Tomography for Proton Therapy Treatment Planning Lei Dong, PhD
Rui Zhang 2011 Quantitative Comparison of Late Effects Following Photon versus Proton External-Beam Radiation Therapies: Toward an Evidence-Based Approach for Selecting a Treatment Modality Wayne Newhauser, PhD
Richard Castillo 2011 Evaluation of Deformable Image Registration for Improved 4D CT-Derived Ventilation for Image-Guided Radiotherapy Thomas Guerrero, MD, PhD
Yevgeney Vinogradskiy 2011 Improving the Accuracy of Radiation Pneumonitis Dose Response Model Mary K. Martel, PhD
Annelise Giebeler 2011 The Role of Cell Sterilization in Population-Based Studies of Radiogenic Second Cancers Following Radiation Therapy Wayne Newhauser, PhD
Yoshi Tsunashima 2011 Verification of the Clinical Implementation of the Respiratory-Gated Beam Delivery Technique with Synchrotron-Based Proton Irradiation X. Ronald Zhu, PhD
Cheuk Kai Becket Hui 2012 Improved Techniques for Acquisition and Analysis of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Vascular Permeability in the Central Nervous System Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
Vaibhav Juneja 2012 Novel Phantoms and Post-Processing for Diffusion Spectrum Imaging Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
Sarah Scarboro 2012 Understanding the Influence of Photon Energy on 6 MV Non-Reference Dosimetry Using TLD and OSLD Stephen Kry, PhD
Chad Bircher 2012 Design, Calibration and Evaluation of Depth-of-Interaction-Capable PET Detector Modules Yiping Shao, PhD
Moiz Ahmad 2012 Design and Optimization of Four-Dimensional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Tinsu Pan, PhD
Peter Park 2012 Development of Beam-Specific Planning Target Volume and Robust Plan Analysis Tool for Proton Therapy X. Ronald Zhu, PhD
Zhiqian Henry Yu 2013 Improving Cervical Cancer Nodal Boost Radiation Therapy by Quantifying Uncertainties and Exploring Advanced Radiation Therapy Modalities Rajat Kudchadker, PhD
Kenneth Homann 2013 Radiogenic Second Cancer Risk Differences in Female Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Treated with Proton versus Photon Radiotherapies Rebecca Howell, PhD
Jason E. Matney 2013 Investigation of Respiratory Motion Management Techniques for Proton and Photon Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer Radhe Mohan, PhD
John G. Eley 2013 Scanned Ion Beam Therapy for Thoracic Tumors Wayne Newhauser, PhD
Jongmin Cho 2014 Use of Positron Emission Tomography for Proton Therapy Verification Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Adam Yock 2014 Forecasting Longitudinal Changes in Oropharyngeal Tumor Volume, Position and Morphology during Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Laurence E. Court, PhD
Ryan J. Bosca 2014 Methodological Development of a Multi-Parametric Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Framework for Assessing Treatment Response with MRI R. Jason Stafford, PhD
Sarah Joy Castillo 2014 Evaluation of Artifacts in Experimental 4D CT Acquisition Methods Thomas Guerrero, MD, PhD
Joey P. Cheung 2014 Image-Guided Proton Therapy for Online Dose-Evaluation and Adaptive Planning Laurence E. Court, PhD
Daniel Robertson 2014 Volumetric Scintillation Dosimetry for Scanned Proton Beams A. Sam Beddar, PhD
Austin Faught 2014 Development of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials David S. Followill, PhD
Joshua Yung 2014 Stochastic Data Assimilation Approaches for Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging John D. Hazle, PhD
Landon Wooton 2014 In vivo Dosimetry using Plastic Scintillation Detectors for External Beam Radiation Therapy A. Sam Beddar, PhD
Jessica Nute 2015 Characterization of Low Density Intracranial Lesions Using Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Dianna Cody, PhD
Jessie Huang-Vredevoogd 2015 Reduction of Dose Calculation Errors for Patients with Metal Implants Receiving Photon Radiation Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
Jacqueline Tonigan Faught 2015 Quantification of IMRT Severity Scores for Improvement of FMEA Results David S. Followill, PhD
Daniel Smith 2015 Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Reduces the Incidence of Brain Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Metastatic Breast Cancer Wendy Woodward, MD, PhD
Hua Asher Ai 2015 Improving Attenuation Correction in Hybrid Positron Emission Tomography Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
Ryan Grant Lafratta 2015 Quality Assurance of Advanced Modalities Using PRESAGE Dosimeters Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Samuel Fahrenholtz 2015 Prediction of Laser Ablation in Brain: Sensitivity, Calibration and Validation R. Jason Stafford, PhD
Justin K. C. Mikell 2015 Voxel-Level Absorbed Dose Calculations with a Deterministic Grid-Based Boltzmann Solver for Nuclear Medicine and the Clinical Value of Voxel-Level Calculations S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
David V. Fried 2015 Investigation of Quantitative Image Features from Pretreatment CT and FDG-PET Scans in Stage III NSLC Patients Undergoing Definitive Radiation Therapy Laurence E. Court, PhD
James R. Kerns 2016 Identifying Treatment Planning System Errors in IROC-Houston Head and Neck Phantom Irradiations Stephen Kry, PhD
Tze Yee Lim 2016 Encapsulated Contrast Agent Markers for MRI-Based Post-Implant Dosimetry Rajat Kudchadker, PhD
Shane P. Krafft 2016 Utilizing Computed Tomography Image Features to Advance Prediction of Radiation Pneumonitis Mary K. Martel, PhD
Christopher R. Peeler 2016 Assessing the Potential Clinical Impact of Variable Biological Effectiveness in Proton Radiotherapy Radhe Mohan, PhD
Wendy “Siman” Siman 2016 Bias and Variability in Image-Based Volumetric Yttrium-90 Dosimetry S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
Joshua S. Niedzielski 2016 Investigation of Radiation Injury in the Esophagus from Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy Using Novel Imaging Biomarkers Laurence E. Court, PhD
Christopher M. Walker 2016 Novel Simulation to Avoid Bias in Measurement of Hyperpolarized Pyruvate: Demonstrated in Phantom and in Vivo James Bankson, PhD
Christopher J. MacLellan 2016 Determination of Thermal Dose Model Parameters Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging R. Jason Stafford, PhD
Shuaiping Ge 2017 Improvements in Robustness and Optimality with 4-Dimensional Robust Optimization of Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy Plans for Lung Cancer Patients Radhe Mohan, PhD
Ashley E. Rubinstein 2017 A Preclinical Study of Radiation-Induced Lung Toxicity When Irradiating in a Strong Magnetic Field Laurence E. Court, PhD
W. Scott Ingram 2017 Image Registration to Map Endoscopic Video to Computed Tomography for Head and Neck Radiotherapy Patients Laurence E. Court, PhD
Xenia Fave 2017 Detecting and Evaluating Therapy-Induced Changes in Radiomics Features Measured from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer to Predict Patient Outcomes Laurence E. Court, PhD
Lawrence Bronk 2017 High Throughput Mapping of Particle Therapy Biological Effects David R. Grosshans, MD
Rachael M. Martin 2017 Improvements in Four-Dimensional and Dual Energy Computed Tomography Tinsu Pan, PhD
Hannah J. Lee 2017 Volumetric, Magnetic Resonance-Visible, and Radiation-Sensitive Detectors for Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Daniel F. Craft 2018 Design, Fabrication and Validation of 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Compensators for Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy Rebecca Howell, PhD
Rachel E. McCarroll 2018 Equipment to Address Infrastructure and Human Resource Challenges for Radiotherapy in Low-Resource Settings Laurence E. Court, PhD
Megan Jacobsen 2018 Identification of Intracranial Lesions with Dual-Energy Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Phase Imaging Dianna Cody, PhD
Angela Steinmann 2018 Development and Implementation of a Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Anthropomorphic End-to-End Quality Assurance Audit System Phantom for Magnetic Resonance Guided Radiotherapy Modalities Ranging from 0.35 T to 1.5 T David S. Followill, PhD
Carlos E. Cardenas 2018 Auto-Delineation of Oropharyngeal Clinical Target Volumes Using Deep Learning Models Laurence E. Court, PhD
Mitchell Carroll 2018 Evaluation of Presage as a 3D Dose Verification Tool in Proton Beams Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Sara L. Thrower 2018 A Compressed Sensing Approach to Detect Immobilized Nanoparticles Using Superparamagnetic Relaxometry John D. Hazle, PhD
Fahed Alsanea 2018 3D Scintillation Detector Quenching Characterization for Scanning Proton Beams Sam Beddar, PhD
Rachel B. Ger 2019 Quantitative Imaging for Precision Medicine in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Laurence E. Court, PhD
Kelly D. Kisling 2019 Development of Automated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning for Cervical and Breast Cancer for Resource-Constrained Clinics Laurence E. Court, PhD
Mark A. Newpower 2019 Modeling Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness Using Monte Carlo Simulations of Microdosimetry Radhe Mohan, PhD
Drew Mitchell 2019 An Information Theory Model for Optimizing Quantitative MRI Acquisitions David Fuentes, PhD
Joseph G. Meier 2019 Assessment of New Innovations in PET/CT for Respiratory Motion Correction Osama Mawlawi, PhD
Jeremiah Sanders 2020 Development of Fully Balanced SSFP and Computer Vision Applications for MRI-Assisted Radiosurgery (MARS) Jingfei Ma, PhD
Kristine Ferrone 2020 Active Magnetic Radiation Shielding for Long-Duration Human Spaceflight Stephen Kry, PhD
Daniela Branco 2020 Development of a CT Metal Artifact Management Algorithm for Proton Therapy Planning (AMPP) for Head and Neck Cancer Patients David S. Followill, PhD
Mallory Carson Glenn 2020 Characterization of Treatment Planning System Photon Bean Modeling Errors in IROC-Houston Phantom Irradiations Stephen Kry, PhD
Joshua Gray 2020 Directed Evolution of Macrocyclic Peptides for Inhibition of Autophagy Steven Millard, PhD
Maureen Aliru 2020 Nuclear-Targeted Gold Nanoparticles Enhance the Effects of Radiation Therapy with and without Liposomal Delivery Sunil Krishnan, MD
Travis Salzillo 2020 The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy to Interrogate the Metabolism of Brain Cancer and Associated Immune Cells Throughout the Course of Tumor Progression Pratip Bhattacharya, PhD
Keith Michel 2020 Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Magnetic Resonance Measurements of Tissue Perfusion and Metabolism James A. Bankson, PhD
David Flint 2021 The Importance of DNA Repair Capacity to (and a Model to Predict) Cell Radiosensivity to Ions Gabriel Sawakuchi, PhD
Trevor M. Mitcham 2021 Development of Quantitative Ultrasound-Mediated Molecular Imaging of the Tumor Microenvironment Richard R. Bouchard, PhD
Cayla A. Wood Zandbergen 2021 Development of Quantitative Molecular Acoustic Imaging for Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics Richard R. Bouchard, PhD
Tucker Netherton 2021 A Fully-Automated, Deep Learning-Based Framework for Computer Tomography-Based Localization, Verification, and Treatment Planning of Metastatic Vertebrae Laurence E. Court, PhD
Evan Gates 2021 Imaging Based Prediction of Pathology in Adult Diffuse Glioma with Applications to Therapy and Prognosis David Fuentes, PhD
Brian Anderson 2021 Improving Treatment of Local Liver Ablation Therapy with Deep Learning and Biomechanical Modeling Kristy K. Brock, PhD
Benjamin C. Musall 2021 Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Prediction of Treatment Response in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Jingfei Ma, PhD
Dong Joo Rhee 2021 Automation of Radiation Treatment Planning for Cervical Cancer Laurence E. Court, PhD
  • PhD Alumni
    Ph.D. Graduate Year Dissertation Advisor
    Robert Waggener 1966 Induction Sensitivity, Cell Survival Following UV Irradiation and DNA Synthesis in a Synchronized Population of E. Coli FK-12(gamma) Cells: A Dissertation Robert J. Shalek, PhD
    Max Boone 1968 High Energy Electron Dose Perturbations in Regions of Tissue Heterogeneity Robert J. Shalek, PhD
    Alfonso Zermeno 1968 The Radiosensitivity of Synchronized Mammalian Cells to Low-Velocity Electrons Arthur Cole, PhD
    Ann Wright 1970 Kinetics of Catalase Activity in Solution and in a Lipoprotein Complex and the Relative Response to Ionizing Radiation Peter Almond, PhD
    Bhudatt Paliwal 1973 A Comparative Study of the Burlin and Almond Cavity Theories for a Lithium Fluoride Cavity in a Polystyrene Medium for Electron Beams Used in Radiation Therapy Peter Almond, PhD
    Royce Gragg 1974 Response of Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells to Fast Neutron Radiotherapy Beams Raymond Meyn, PhD
    Dwight Glenn 1975 "W" Value for Cyclotron Neutrons Peter Almond, PhD
    James Chien-hua Chu 1978 A Clinical Liquid Ionization Chamber for Mixed Neutron Field Dosimetry Walter Grant, III, PhD
    James R. Marbach 1978 Optimization Parameters for Field Flatness and Central-Axis Depth Dose for Use in Design of Therapy Electron Beam Generators Peter R. Almond, PhD
    Carlos E. de Almeida 1979 Energy and Spectrum Measurements of High Energy Electrons Using a Cerenkov Detector Peter R. Almond, PhD
    Thomas H. Kirby 1980 Origin of Residual Potential in Amorphous Selenium Photoreceptors Alfonso Zermeno, PhD
    Amparo Marles 1981 Comparison of Measurement of Absorbed Dose to Water Using a Water Calorimeter and Ionization Chambers of Clinical Radiotherapy Photon Electron Beams Peter R. Almond, PhD
    Jose A. BenComo 1982 Study of the Effects of Total Modulation Transfer Function Changes on Observer Performance Using Clinical Mammograms Dennis A. Johnston, PhD
    Benjamin R. Archer 1984 A Laplace Transform Pair Model to Determine Bremsstrahlung Spectra from Attenuation Data Peter R. Almond, PhD
    David E. Mellenberg 1985 Measurement of Tumor Blood Flow Following Neutron Irradiation Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Patrick M. Stafford 1987 Nuclear Track Detector Material as a Fast Neutron Microdosimeter Peter R. Almond, PhD
    Almon S. Shiu 1988 Three-Dimensional Electron Beam Dose Calculations Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    John D. Hazle 1989 In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Studies of Experimental Liver Disease: Carbon Tetrachloride Hepatoxicity and Alcohol-Induced Fatty Liver in Rat Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
    Edward F. Jackson 1990 A Dual Resonance, Image-Guided Volume Localization Technique for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
    Michael F. Moyers 1991 A Convolution Model for Energy Transport in a Therapeutic Fast Neutron Beam John L. Horton, PhD
    David S. Followill 1991 The Development and Characterization of Two Types of Chronic Responses in Irradiated Mouse Colon Elizabeth Travis, PhD
    John E. Bayouth 1993 Dosimetric Evaluation of Bone Marrow Ablation Using Radionuclide Therapy Daniel J. Macey, PhD
    Huan B. Giap 1994 Development of a SPECT-Based Three-Dimensional Treatment Planner for Radionuclide Therapy with I-131 Daniel J. Macey, PhD
    James C. Falconer 1995 Quantitative MRI of Spinal Cord Injury in a Rat Model: Correlative Studies Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
    Lei Dong 1995 Development of Automated Image Analysis Tools for Verification of Radiotherapy Field Accuracy with an Electronic Portal Imaging Device Arthur L. Boyer, PhD
    Steven P. McCullough 2000 A Novel Treatment Planning Methodology for High Dose 166Ho-DOTMP Therapy in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
    Robert A. Boyd 2001 Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm Dose Calculations for Electron Therapy Treatment Planning Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    R. Jason Stafford 2002 Fast Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging for Focused Ultrasound Thermal Therapy John D. Hazle, PhD
    Peter Balter 2003 Imaging Properties of Scanning Equalization Digital Radiography: A Simulation Study Chris C. Shaw, PhD
    Brent C. Parker 2004 Verification of Intensity Modulated Stereotactic Radiotherapy Using Monte Carlo Calculations and EPID Dosimetry Almon S. Shiu, PhD
    Kent A. Gifford 2004 A 3-D CT Assisted Monte Carlo Evaluation of Intracavitary Implants John L. Horton, PhD
    Nathan Childress 2004 The Design and Evaluation of a 2D Verification System for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Isaac I. Rosen, PhD
    Theodore R. Steger, III 2004 Investigation of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI for Quantitative Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement Edward F. Jackson, PhD
    Aziz H. Poonawalla 2005 Multiple Gradient Echo Propeller (MGREP): Technical Development and Potential Applications X. Joe Zhou, PhD
    Dawn Cavanaugh 2005 Assessment of Cone Beam Computed Tomography Techniques for Imaging Lung Damage in Mice in Vivo Dianna Cody, PhD
    Nicholas C. Koch 2006 Monte Carlo and Analytical Dose Calculations for Ocular Proton Therapy Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Jennifer C. O’Daniel 2006 Image-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Prostate and Head-and-Neck Cancers Lei Dong, PhD
    Stephen Kry 2007 The Development and Validation of a Monte Carlo Model for Calculating the Out-of-Field Dose from Radiotherapy Treatments Mohammad Salehpour, PhD
    Rebecca Millman Marsh 2007 Measuring Treatment Response in Irradiated Murine Tumors with Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging John D. Hazle, PhD
    Christopher Nelson 2007 Reduction of Tumor Motion and Setup Uncertainties in the Radiation Therapy of Lung Tumors George Starkschall, PhD
    Pai-Chun Melinda Chi 2007 Thoracic Cancer Imaging with PET/CT in Radiation Oncology Tinsu Pan, PhD
    Rebecca Weinberg 2007 Electron Intensity Modulation for Mixed-Beam Radiation Therapy with an X-ray Multi-Leaf Collimator John A. Antolak, PhD
    Jonas Fontenot 2008 Proton Therapy versus Intensity Modulated X-ray Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Estimating Secondary Cancer Risks Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Michael J. Price 2008 The Imaging and Dosimetric Capabilities of a CT/MR Suitable Anatomically Adaptive, Shielded Intracavitary Brachytherapy Applicator for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer Firas Mourtada, PhD
    Kishore Venkata Mogatadakala 2008 In Vivo Diffusion Tensor Imaging of a Rat Spinal Cord with a Phased Array Coil at 7T Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
    Malcolm E. Heard 2009 Identification and Characterization of an Optimal Three-Dimensional Dosimetry System for Remote Auditing by the RPC Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Dustin Ragan 2010 Measurement of the Vascular Input Function in Mice for DCE-MRI James Bankson, PhD
    Adam Melancon 2010 Range Adaptive Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer Lei Dong, PhD
    Adam Riegel 2010 Thoracic Radiotherapy Treatment Planning with Cine PET/CT Tinsu Pan, PhD
    Blake Cannon 2010 Improving Quantitative Treatment Response with Deformable Image Registration Lei Dong, PhD
    Brian Taylor 2010 Dynamic Chemical Shift imaging for Usage-Guided Thermal Therapy R. Jason Stafford, PhD
    Scott Davidson 2010 Benchmarking and Implementation of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials David S. Followill, PhD
    Ming Yang 2011 Dual Energy Computed Tomography for Proton Therapy Treatment Planning Lei Dong, PhD
    Rui Zhang 2011 Quantitative Comparison of Late Effects Following Photon versus Proton External-Beam Radiation Therapies: Toward an Evidence-Based Approach for Selecting a Treatment Modality Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Richard Castillo 2011 Evaluation of Deformable Image Registration for Improved 4D CT-Derived Ventilation for Image-Guided Radiotherapy Thomas Guerrero, MD, PhD
    Yevgeney Vinogradskiy 2011 Improving the Accuracy of Radiation Pneumonitis Dose Response Model Mary K. Martel, PhD
    Annelise Giebeler 2011 The Role of Cell Sterilization in Population-Based Studies of Radiogenic Second Cancers Following Radiation Therapy Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Yoshi Tsunashima 2011 Verification of the Clinical Implementation of the Respiratory-Gated Beam Delivery Technique with Synchrotron-Based Proton Irradiation X. Ronald Zhu, PhD
    Cheuk Kai Becket Hui 2012 Improved Techniques for Acquisition and Analysis of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Vascular Permeability in the Central Nervous System Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
    Vaibhav Juneja 2012 Novel Phantoms and Post-Processing for Diffusion Spectrum Imaging Ponnada A. Narayana, PhD
    Sarah Scarboro 2012 Understanding the Influence of Photon Energy on 6 MV Non-Reference Dosimetry Using TLD and OSLD Stephen Kry, PhD
    Chad Bircher 2012 Design, Calibration and Evaluation of Depth-of-Interaction-Capable PET Detector Modules Yiping Shao, PhD
    Moiz Ahmad 2012 Design and Optimization of Four-Dimensional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Tinsu Pan, PhD
    Peter Park 2012 Development of Beam-Specific Planning Target Volume and Robust Plan Analysis Tool for Proton Therapy X. Ronald Zhu, PhD
    Zhiqian Henry Yu 2013 Improving Cervical Cancer Nodal Boost Radiation Therapy by Quantifying Uncertainties and Exploring Advanced Radiation Therapy Modalities Rajat Kudchadker, PhD
    Kenneth Homann 2013 Radiogenic Second Cancer Risk Differences in Female Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Treated with Proton versus Photon Radiotherapies Rebecca Howell, PhD
    Jason E. Matney 2013 Investigation of Respiratory Motion Management Techniques for Proton and Photon Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer Radhe Mohan, PhD
    John G. Eley 2013 Scanned Ion Beam Therapy for Thoracic Tumors Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Jongmin Cho 2014 Use of Positron Emission Tomography for Proton Therapy Verification Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Adam Yock 2014 Forecasting Longitudinal Changes in Oropharyngeal Tumor Volume, Position and Morphology during Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Ryan J. Bosca 2014 Methodological Development of a Multi-Parametric Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Framework for Assessing Treatment Response with MRI R. Jason Stafford, PhD
    Sarah Joy Castillo 2014 Evaluation of Artifacts in Experimental 4D CT Acquisition Methods Thomas Guerrero, MD, PhD
    Joey P. Cheung 2014 Image-Guided Proton Therapy for Online Dose-Evaluation and Adaptive Planning Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Daniel Robertson 2014 Volumetric Scintillation Dosimetry for Scanned Proton Beams A. Sam Beddar, PhD
    Austin Faught 2014 Development of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials David S. Followill, PhD
    Joshua Yung 2014 Stochastic Data Assimilation Approaches for Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging John D. Hazle, PhD
    Landon Wooton 2014 In vivo Dosimetry using Plastic Scintillation Detectors for External Beam Radiation Therapy A. Sam Beddar, PhD
    Jessica Nute 2015 Characterization of Low Density Intracranial Lesions Using Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Dianna Cody, PhD
    Jessie Huang-Vredevoogd 2015 Reduction of Dose Calculation Errors for Patients with Metal Implants Receiving Photon Radiation Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
    Jacqueline Tonigan Faught 2015 Quantification of IMRT Severity Scores for Improvement of FMEA Results David S. Followill, PhD
    Daniel Smith 2015 Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Reduces the Incidence of Brain Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Metastatic Breast Cancer Wendy Woodward, MD, PhD
    Hua Asher Ai 2015 Improving Attenuation Correction in Hybrid Positron Emission Tomography Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
    Ryan Grant Lafratta 2015 Quality Assurance of Advanced Modalities Using PRESAGE Dosimeters Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Samuel Fahrenholtz 2015 Prediction of Laser Ablation in Brain: Sensitivity, Calibration and Validation R. Jason Stafford, PhD
    Justin K. C. Mikell 2015 Voxel-Level Absorbed Dose Calculations with a Deterministic Grid-Based Boltzmann Solver for Nuclear Medicine and the Clinical Value of Voxel-Level Calculations S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
    David V. Fried 2015 Investigation of Quantitative Image Features from Pretreatment CT and FDG-PET Scans in Stage III NSLC Patients Undergoing Definitive Radiation Therapy Laurence E. Court, PhD
    James R. Kerns 2016 Identifying Treatment Planning System Errors in IROC-Houston Head and Neck Phantom Irradiations Stephen Kry, PhD
    Tze Yee Lim 2016 Encapsulated Contrast Agent Markers for MRI-Based Post-Implant Dosimetry Rajat Kudchadker, PhD
    Shane P. Krafft 2016 Utilizing Computed Tomography Image Features to Advance Prediction of Radiation Pneumonitis Mary K. Martel, PhD
    Christopher R. Peeler 2016 Assessing the Potential Clinical Impact of Variable Biological Effectiveness in Proton Radiotherapy Radhe Mohan, PhD
    Wendy “Siman” Siman 2016 Bias and Variability in Image-Based Volumetric Yttrium-90 Dosimetry S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
    Joshua S. Niedzielski 2016 Investigation of Radiation Injury in the Esophagus from Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy Using Novel Imaging Biomarkers Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Christopher M. Walker 2016 Novel Simulation to Avoid Bias in Measurement of Hyperpolarized Pyruvate: Demonstrated in Phantom and in Vivo James Bankson, PhD
    Christopher J. MacLellan 2016 Determination of Thermal Dose Model Parameters Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging R. Jason Stafford, PhD
    Shuaiping Ge 2017 Improvements in Robustness and Optimality with 4-Dimensional Robust Optimization of Intensity-Modulated Proton Therapy Plans for Lung Cancer Patients Radhe Mohan, PhD
    Ashley E. Rubinstein 2017 A Preclinical Study of Radiation-Induced Lung Toxicity When Irradiating in a Strong Magnetic Field Laurence E. Court, PhD
    W. Scott Ingram 2017 Image Registration to Map Endoscopic Video to Computed Tomography for Head and Neck Radiotherapy Patients Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Xenia Fave 2017 Detecting and Evaluating Therapy-Induced Changes in Radiomics Features Measured from Non-small Cell Lung Cancer to Predict Patient Outcomes Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Lawrence Bronk 2017 High Throughput Mapping of Particle Therapy Biological Effects David R. Grosshans, MD
    Rachael M. Martin 2017 Improvements in Four-Dimensional and Dual Energy Computed Tomography Tinsu Pan, PhD
    Hannah J. Lee 2017 Volumetric, Magnetic Resonance-Visible, and Radiation-Sensitive Detectors for Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Daniel F. Craft 2018 Design, Fabrication and Validation of 3D Printed, Patient-Specific Compensators for Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy Rebecca Howell, PhD
    Rachel E. McCarroll 2018 Equipment to Address Infrastructure and Human Resource Challenges for Radiotherapy in Low-Resource Settings Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Megan Jacobsen 2018 Identification of Intracranial Lesions with Dual-Energy Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Phase Imaging Dianna Cody, PhD
    Angela Steinmann 2018 Development and Implementation of a Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Anthropomorphic End-to-End Quality Assurance Audit System Phantom for Magnetic Resonance Guided Radiotherapy Modalities Ranging from 0.35 T to 1.5 T David S. Followill, PhD
    Carlos E. Cardenas 2018 Auto-Delineation of Oropharyngeal Clinical Target Volumes Using Deep Learning Models Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Mitchell Carroll 2018 Evaluation of Presage as a 3D Dose Verification Tool in Proton Beams Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Sara L. Thrower 2018 A Compressed Sensing Approach to Detect Immobilized Nanoparticles Using Superparamagnetic Relaxometry John D. Hazle, PhD
    Fahed Alsanea 2018 3D Scintillation Detector Quenching Characterization for Scanning Proton Beams Sam Beddar, PhD
    Rachel B. Ger 2019 Quantitative Imaging for Precision Medicine in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Kelly D. Kisling 2019 Development of Automated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning for Cervical and Breast Cancer for Resource-Constrained Clinics Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Mark A. Newpower 2019 Modeling Proton Relative Biological Effectiveness Using Monte Carlo Simulations of Microdosimetry Radhe Mohan, PhD
    Drew Mitchell 2019 An Information Theory Model for Optimizing Quantitative MRI Acquisitions David Fuentes, PhD
    Joseph G. Meier 2019 Assessment of New Innovations in PET/CT for Respiratory Motion Correction Osama Mawlawi, PhD
    Jeremiah Sanders 2020 Development of Fully Balanced SSFP and Computer Vision Applications for MRI-Assisted Radiosurgery (MARS) Jingfei Ma, PhD
    Kristine Ferrone 2020 Active Magnetic Radiation Shielding for Long-Duration Human Spaceflight Stephen Kry, PhD
    Daniela Branco 2020 Development of a CT Metal Artifact Management Algorithm for Proton Therapy Planning (AMPP) for Head and Neck Cancer Patients David S. Followill, PhD
    Mallory Carson Glenn 2020 Characterization of Treatment Planning System Photon Bean Modeling Errors in IROC-Houston Phantom Irradiations Stephen Kry, PhD
    Joshua Gray 2020 Directed Evolution of Macrocyclic Peptides for Inhibition of Autophagy Steven Millard, PhD
    Maureen Aliru 2020 Nuclear-Targeted Gold Nanoparticles Enhance the Effects of Radiation Therapy with and without Liposomal Delivery Sunil Krishnan, MD
    Travis Salzillo 2020 The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy to Interrogate the Metabolism of Brain Cancer and Associated Immune Cells Throughout the Course of Tumor Progression Pratip Bhattacharya, PhD
    Keith Michel 2020 Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 Magnetic Resonance Measurements of Tissue Perfusion and Metabolism James A. Bankson, PhD
    David Flint 2021 The Importance of DNA Repair Capacity to (and a Model to Predict) Cell Radiosensivity to Ions Gabriel Sawakuchi, PhD
    Trevor M. Mitcham 2021 Development of Quantitative Ultrasound-Mediated Molecular Imaging of the Tumor Microenvironment Richard R. Bouchard, PhD
    Cayla A. Wood Zandbergen 2021 Development of Quantitative Molecular Acoustic Imaging for Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics Richard R. Bouchard, PhD
    Tucker Netherton 2021 A Fully-Automated, Deep Learning-Based Framework for Computer Tomography-Based Localization, Verification, and Treatment Planning of Metastatic Vertebrae Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Evan Gates 2021 Imaging Based Prediction of Pathology in Adult Diffuse Glioma with Applications to Therapy and Prognosis David Fuentes, PhD
    Brian Anderson 2021 Improving Treatment of Local Liver Ablation Therapy with Deep Learning and Biomechanical Modeling Kristy K. Brock, PhD
    Benjamin C. Musall 2021 Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Prediction of Treatment Response in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Jingfei Ma, PhD
    Dong Joo Rhee 2021 Automation of Radiation Treatment Planning for Cervical Cancer Laurence E. Court, PhD
  • MS Alumni
    M.S. Graduate Year Dissertation Advisor
    Peter Corry 1966 Development of a Scintillation Camera for Visualization of Distributions of Radioactive Isotopes Arthur Cole, PhD
    E. Burnell Hranitzky 1969 Relative Merits of Systems for Measurement of Ion Chamber Current from Radiation Sources Peter Almond, PhD
    Dale Campbell 1971 A Comparison Study of Three RANDO Phantoms and an Absorbed Dose Calculation for Media Containing Air Cavities Peter Almond, PhD
    Kenneth McCray 1971 Investigation of the Energy Dependence and Supralinearity Characteristics of Lithium Fluoride, Calcium Fluoride, and Lithium Borate Thermoluminescent Dosimeters Peter Almond, PhD
    Samuel Hancock 1971 Measurement of Mean Quality Factor by LET Spectroscopy George Oliver, PhD
    Charles Kahlig 1973 A Comparison of Methods Used to Generate Isodose Distributions for Cobalt-60 Radiation Robert J. Shalek, PhD
    Laurence Thomson 1974 Response of a Human Melanoma Cell Line to High LET Radiation Alfred R. Smith, PhD
    L. David Gager 1975 Investigation of Silicon Diode Suitability for Use in Radiological Physics Measurements Peter Almond, PhD
    Steven Rosanky 1975 The Gamma Dose for 50 MEV d>Be Neutrons at Tamvec Peter Almond, PhD
    James R. Marbach 1975 The Effect of Scattered Photons on the 25 MV Photon Beam from a Sagittaire Linear Accelerator Peter Almond, PhD
    Tariq Mian 1975 Effects of Radiation from Radionuclides on Mouse Testis Cells Marvin Meistrich, PhD
    David Ta-Wei Huang 1975 Three-Dimensional Dose Computations for External Beam Radiation Therapy Robert J. Shalek, PhD
    Elwood Armour 1976 The Response of Melanized and Non-Melanized Tissue Culture Cells to Combined Ultrasound and Drug Treatments Peter Corry, PhD
    Amparo Mendez 1977 CA and CE Dependence on the Chamber Wall Material as a Function of Beam Energy Peter Almond, PhD
    Jose Antonio BenComo 1978 The Effect of Reciprocity Law Failure When Determining the Characteristic Curve for Screen Film Systems Alfonso Zermeno, PhD
    Charles Lazarre 1980 A Study of the Efficacy of Stannous Diphosphonates in Labeling Rabbit Erythrocytes with Technetium-99m Howard Glenn, PhD
    Walter Jenkins 1983 Enhancement of Radiation-Induced DNA Strand Breaks in the Normal Tissues of Mice Exposed to Hypoxic Cell Sensitizers Raymond Meyn, PhD
    Steven M. Kirsner 1986 Advanced Radiation Therapy Techniques for Retinoblastoma Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Allen D. Green 1991 Modeling of Dual Foil Scattering Systems for Clinical Electron Beams Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Usman Qazi 1995 Evaluation of a Quadruple Energy Window Scatter Subtraction Algorithm for Anger Camera Imaging Daniel J. Macey, PhD
    Robin L. Kendall 1996 Dose-Escalation Potential of Intensity-Modulated Conformal Therapy for Lung Cancer Isaac I. Rosen, PhD
    Robert A. Boyd 1998 The Effect of Using an Initial Polyenergetic Spectrum with the Electron Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Nicholas G. Zacharopoulos 1998 MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Normal Human Brain with Selective Tissue Suppression Ponnada Narayana, PhD
    Shannon M. Bragg-Sitton 1999 Assessment of the Reliability and Reproducibility of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Selected Cognitive Tasks Edward F. Jackson, PhD
    Kent A. Gifford 2000 Verification of a Commercial Radiation Treatment Planning System George Starkschall, PhD
    Brent C. Parker 2001 Quantification of Uncertainties for PTV Margin Determination in Conformal Stereotactic Radiotherapy of Intracranial Lesions Almon S. Shiu, PhD
    Theodore R. Steger, III 2001 Implementation and Verification of Techniques for Real-Time Analysis and Clinical Distribution of Functional Magnetic Resonance imaging Data Edward F. Jackson, PhD
    Aziz H. Poonawalla 2002 Technical Development and Optimization of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Tractography X. Joe Zhou, PhD
    Rebecca Millman Marsh 2003 Measuring Cell Volume Fraction with High-Resolution Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging X. Joe Zhou, PhD
    Stephen Kry 2003 Secondary Dose Equivalent from IMRT Treatments Mohammad Salehpour, PhD
    Michael J. Price 2004 Modification of the Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm to Predict Central-Axis Percent Depth Dose for Rectangular Fields Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Robert A. Rodgers 2005 Electron Conformal Radiotherapy for Post-Mastectomy Irradiation: A Bolus-Free Multi-Energy, Multi-Segmented Field Algorithm John A. Antolak, PhD
    Malcolm E. Heard 2005 Characterizing Dose Distributions of Brachytherapy Sources Using Normoxic Gel Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Jason Shoales 2005 Development of an Independent Audit Device for Remote Verification of 4D Radiotherapy David S. Followill, PhD
    Jonas David Fontenot 2006 Dose per Monitor Unit Determination for Proton Therapy Treatment Portals with and without the Range Compensator Wayne D. Newhauser, PhD
    Adam Melancon 2006 The Dosimetric Impact of Intrafractional Motion on IMRT Treatment of Prostate Cancer Lei Dong, PhD
    Dustin Ragan 2006 Partial Fourier Image Reconstruction for Efficient Water and Fat Separation in MR Jingfei Ma, PhD
    Whitney Bivens Warren 2007 Evaluation of Bang® Polymer Gel Dosimeters in Proton Beams Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Richard Castillo 2007 CT-Based Pulmonary Compliance Imaging in Rodents Thomas Guerrero, MD, PhD
    William Michael Bradley 2007 Partial Volume Correction of Lung Nodules Using PET/CT Osama Mawlawi, PhD
    Jaclyn Homnick 2008 Evaluation of Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3:C) Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Dosimeters as a Potential Alternative to Thermoluminescent Dosimeters (TLDs) for Remote Dosimetry Services Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Annelise Giebeler 2009 Patient-Specific Monitor Unit Determination for Patients Receiving Proton Therapy Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Douglas Caruthers 2010 Commissioning an Anthropomorphic Spine and Lung Phantom for the Remote Validation of Institutions Participating in RTOG 0631 Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Adam Springer 2010 Evaluation of the Quantitative Accuracy of a Commercially-Available Positron Emission Mammography Scanner Osama Mawlawi, PhD
    Laura Rechner 2011 Risk of Second Malignant Neoplasms Following Arc Therapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy for Prostate Cancer Wayne Newhauser, PhD
    Luke Hunter 2013 Radiomics of NSCLC: Quantitative CT Image Feature Characterization and Tumor Shrinkage Prediction Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Gye Won Diane Choi 2016 Measurement of the Electron Return Effect Using Presage Dosimeters Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
  • SMS Alumni
    S.M.S. Graduate Year Thesis Advisor
    Ronald W. Cowart 1976 An Investigation of the Inverse Pinhole Camera Alfonso Zermeno, PhD
    Mina Behmard 1977 Displacement Correction Factors for High Energy X-rays Peter R. Almond, PhD
    Charles A. Wissuchek 1978 Spectrum Measurement in Diagnostic X-ray: A New Technique Alfonso Zermeno, PhD
    Richard H. Stark 1979 Design and Use of Zero Replacement Tissue Equivalent and Air Equivalent Ionization Chambers William F. Gagnon, PhD
    Jeffrey A. Meyer 1979 A Rational Modulation Transfer Function in Medical Imaging Alfonso Zermeno, PhD
    Marcia D. Sage 1979 The Effect of the Characteristic Curve Shape in the Determination of the Line Spread Function and the Modulation Transfer Function of Radiographic Film-Screen Systems Arthur G. Haus, PhD
    Kanayo E. Ubesie 1981 Ion Collection Efficiency Determinations for Cylindrical Ionization Chambers Irradiated with Scanned Electron Beams William F. Hanson, PhD
    Stephen H. Mahood 1982 Evaluation of High Energy X-ray Replacement Factors for Cylindrical Ionization Chambers Peter R. Almond, PhD
    Chirapha Tannanonta 1982 Investigation of Neutrons Inside and Outside of the X-ray Beam Produced by Linear Accelerators Robert J. Shalek, PhD
    Connel Chu 1983 Evaluation of the Thermoluminescent Characteristics of Neutron Insensitive Lithium Borate and Lithium Fluoride on Therapeutic Heavy Charged Particle Beams Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Alex M. Hashemi 1986 Determination of Exposure Rate Constant for a New Design I-125 Seed Michael D. Mills, PhD
    Richard N. Umeh 1986 Determination of X-ray Beam Quality Changes of Linear Accelerator from Ionization Measurements in Phantom William F. Hanson, PhD
    Charles M. Able 1987 Evaluation of the MDACC Total Scalp Electron Irradiation Technique Michael D. Mills, PhD
    Min Jing 1987 Calculation of Cobalt-60 Dose Distributions using Fast Fourier Transforms Arthur L. Boyer, PhD
    Pei-Fong Wong 1987 Comparison of Electron Beam Depth-Dose and Off-Axis Profile Measured with Various Detectors in Water and Plastic William F. Hanson, PhD
    R. Cole Robinson 1989 Energy Response of LiF TLD-100 to High Energy Photon Beams Thomas H. Kirby, PhD
    Ramaswamy J. Sadagopan 1989 Application of a Laplace Transform Pair Model to Deconvolve High Energy Photon Spectra from Transmission Measurements William F. Hanson, PhD
    Gregory S. Dominiak 1991 Dose in Spinal Cord Following Electron Irradiation George Starkschall, PhD
    Scott M. Jones 1991 The Application of FFT-Based Correlation to Digital Portal Images Arthur L. Boyer, PhD
    Qamar U. Zaman 1991 Determination of Perturbation Correction Factor for Cylindrical Chambers in an Electron Beam William F. Hanson, PhD
    James M. Bruno 1992 Differentiation Between Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Calcium Oxalate Microcalcifications on a Mammogram Based on Their Imaging Properties: A Phantom Study Jose A. Bencomo, PhD
    Michael J. Gazda 1992 Response of the Lacrimal Gland to Single Doses of Radiation: A Time and Dose Study Timothy E. Schulltheiss, PhD
    Laurie F. Hefner 1992 Single Field Depth Characteristics Measured using Ferrous Sulphate Gels and MRI: A Comparison with Film and Ion Chamber Measurements John D. Hazle, PhD
    Sergio D. Ballester 1993 Two Models for Estimating Maximum Spinal Cord Dose for Long Irradiation Treatments William F. Hanson, PhD
    Maria N. Graves 1993 Evaluation of ICRU Interstitial Implant Doses: Central and Peripheral Dose William F. Hanson, PhD
    George E. Merk 1993 The Application of ROC Analysis in Comparing Detection Ability of Portal image Localization Errors Arthur L. Boyer, PhD
    Edward R. Bawiec 1994 Quality Assurance of Electron Bolus George Starkschall, PhD
    Twyla R. Willoughby 1994 Application of a Neural Network in Evaluating and Optimizing Three-Dimensional Treatment Plans George Starkschall, PhD
    E. Joe Grant 1994 A Triple Energy Window Method for In Vivo Quantization of Iodine-131 from Anger Camera Images Daniel J. Macey, PhD
    Timothy J. Waldron 1995 Calculation of Dynamically-Wedged Isodose Distribution from Segmented Treatment Tables and Open-Field Measurements Arthur L. Boyer, PhD
    Robert Praeder 1995 Prediction of Electron Beam Output Factors using a Pencil Beam Model with Two Gaussian Components Almon S. Shiu, PhD
    Peter A. Balter 1995 The Development of a Mailable Phantom for Remote Monitoring of Stereotactic Radiosurgery William F. Hanson, PhD
    Sarah A. Danielson 1996 MR Image Segmentation of Tumor and Necrosis in Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Edward F. Jackson, PhD
    Dena McCown Richards 1996 Acquisition, Processing and Display of Helical X-ray Computed Tomography Angiogram John D. Hazle, PhD
    Kyle J. Antes 1996 Comparison of Miniature Multileaf Collimation (MMLC) with Circular Collimation for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy Almon S. Shiu, PhD
    Stephen K. Thompson 1996 Performance Analysis of a Lossy Compression Algorithm for Radiology Based on Cubic Spline Wavelets John D. Hazle, PhD
    Donna M. Reeve 1997 Pharmacokinetic Model Parameter Estimation for Brain Lesions using Dynamic Keyhole Fast Spin-Echo MR Imaging Edward F. Jackson, PhD
    Victor L. Howard 1997 Study of Distortions in Radiotherapy Simulator Fluoroscopic Images Isaac I. Rosen, PhD
    Matthew K. Vossler 1998 A Comparison of the Photon Energy Spectra of Several Radiotherapy Linear Accelerators William F. Hanson, PhD
    Jonathan M. Dugan 1998 Computer Modeling of a Photostimulable Phosphor Digital Imaging Device Douglas Tucker, PhD
    Teresa A. Fischer 1998 Retrospective Analysis of Lung Fibrosis Following Radiation and Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer Isaac I. Rosen, PhD
    Russell B. Tarver 1998 Wavelet Compression of Simulated Computed Tomography Images John D. Hazle, PhD
    Michael R. Bieda 1999 A Monte Carlo Method for Commissioning Electron Beams John A. Antolak, PhD
    Chris Baird 2000 Dosimetry of Large-Breasted Patients Utilizing Compensators George Starkschall, PhD
    Luke McLemore 2000 Dosimetric Characterization of a Palladium-103 Implanted Stent for Intravascular Brachytherapy John L. Horton, PhD
    Michael Lemacks 2000 Two Methods for Improving the Detectability of Microcalcifications in Digital Mammography Chris C. Shaw, PhD
    Dee-Ann Radford 2001 A Standardized Method of Quality Assurance for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy of the Prostate David S. Followill, PhD
    Amanda Krintz 2002 A Re-analysis of the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Medium Tumor Trial Eye Plaque Dosimetry David S. Followill, PhD
    Christopher Cherry 2002 A Heterogeneous Thorax Phantom for Remote Verification of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy William F. Hanson, PhD
    Laura Butler 2002 Dosimetric Benefit of Respiratory Gating George Starkschall, PhD
    Nicholas C. Koch 2002 Assessment of Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging H. Helen Liu, PhD
    Jennifer C. O’Daniel 2002 The Delivery of IMRT with a Single Physical Modulator for Multiple Fields: A Feasibility Study for Prostate and Paranasal Sinus Cancers Lei Dong, PhD
    Michael Beach 2003 Implementation of a Polymer Gel Dosimetry Insert for an Anthropomorphic Phantom Used to Evaluate Head and Neck Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Pai-Chun Melinda Chi 2005 A Three-Dimensional Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm for Electron Arc Therapy Kenneth R. Hogstrom, PhD
    Gary Fisher 2005 The Accuracy of 3-D Inhomogeneity Photon Algorithms in Commercial Treatment Planning Systems using a Heterogeneous Lung Phantom David S. Followill, PhD
    Jackeline Santiago Estaban 2005 Energy Dependence of a New TLD-100 System for Characterizing Low Energy Brachytherapy Sources Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Claire Therese Nerbun 2005 Analysis of MD-55-2 Gafchromic® Film as a Dosimetry Audit System for Proton Therapy David S. Followill, PhD
    Hilary Loupee Vass 2005 Comparison of the Microskeleton PDR 192Ir Source to Traditional LDR 137Cs for Treating Gynecological Cancers in a 10 Patient Monte Carlo Study Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Kenneth L. Homann 2005 Evaluation of the Dose within the Abutment Region between Tangential and Supraclavicular Fields for Various Breast Irradiation Techniques Karl Prado, PhD
    Scott Davidson 2006 Heterogeneity Dose Calculation Algorithm Accuracy in IMRT using Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom David S. Followill, PhD
    Earl Gates 2006 The Dosimetric Impact of IMRT on Out-of-Field Structures in the Treatment of the Intact Breast: A Companion to Forward-Planned Techniques Mohammad Salehpour, PhD
    Ryan Hecox 2006 Dose Calculation Accuracy in the Presence of High-Z Material using Megavoltage CT for Treatment Planning Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Michael Bligh 2006 Implementation of Quantitative Computed Tomography on Multi-Slice Computed Tomography Scanners Dianna Cody, PhD
    Blake Cannon 2006 Quantitative Diffusion and Fat Imaging of Vertebral Compression Fractures Jingfei Ma, PhD
    Alanna McDermott 2007 Validating Pediatric CT Surface and Organ Doses Predicted by Monte Carlo Simulations using Point Dosimetric Measurements Dianna Cody, PhD
    Paige Nitsch 2007 Assessment of CyberKnife’s Heterogeneity Dose Calculation Algorithm and Respiratory Tracking System using an Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Susannah Lazar 2007 Risk of Secondary Fatal Malignancies from Hi-Art Tomotherapy IMRT David S. Followill, PhD
    Renee Dickinson 2007 Technical Improvement of Lymphoscintigraphy Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
    Jimmy Jones 2008 Study of the Radiation Damage to Plastic Scintillating Fibers and Optical Fibers A. Sam Beddar, PhD
    Maria Bellon 2008 Risk of Secondary Fatal Malignancies from Cyberknife Radiosurgery David S. Followill, PhD
    Nathan Pung 2008 Validation of a Conversion Method of Low Dose Rate to Pulsed Dose Rate Intracavitary Brachytherapy Prescription for the Treatment of Cervical Carcinoma Firas Mourtada, PhD
    Yevgeney Vinogradskiy 2008 Verification of 4D Dose Calculations George Starkschall, PhD
    John Zullo 2008 Validation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Point Dose Calculation Accuracy Performed using a Scatter Integration-Based Algorithm Karl Prado, PhD
    Triston Dougall 2009 Optimization of Exposure Factors for Digital Radiography by Means of CdT X-ray Spectroscopy Charles Willis, PhD
    Georgi Georgiev 2009 Comparison of Secondary Doses in Pediatric Patients from Craniospinal Irradiations using Photon, Proton and Electron Spinal Fields David S. Followill, PhD
    Ryan Grant Lafratta 2009 Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Pelvis Phantom for the Evaluation of Proton Therapy Procedures Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Katie Hulme 2009 Consideration for Computed Tomography Dose Reduction in 99mTc SPECT/CT Protocols S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
    Joseph Dick 2010 An Implantable MOSFET Dosimeter Modified to Act as a Fiducial Marker Mohammad Salehpour, PhD
    David Zamora 2010 Thoracic Target Volume Delineation using Various Maximum-Intensity Projection Computed Tomography Image Sets for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Tinsu Pan, PhD
    James Kerns 2010 Characterization of Optically-Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in Photon and Proton Beams for Use in Anthropomorphic Phantoms Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Kelly Kisling 2010 Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Evaluation with the Radiological Physics Center Head and Neck Phantom Rebecca Howell, PhD
    Derek Yaldo 2010 Evaluation of the Sensitivity of the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) to the Commissioning Dataset Rebecca Howell, PhD
    Brad Lofton 2010 New Tools for Monitoring Gamma Camera Uniformity Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
    Anthony Blatnica 2011 Modification and Implementation of the RPC Heterogeneous Thorax Phantom for Verification of Proton Therapy Treatment Procedures Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Sarah Joy Castillo 2011 Assessment of Collimator Jaw Optimization in Reducing Normal Tissue Irradiation with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Peter Balter, PhD
    Kiley Pulliam 2011 The Clinical Impact of Couch Top and Rails on IMRT and Arc Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
    Emily Neubauer Sugar 2011 The Effect of Shoulder Variation on IMRT and Smart Arc for Head and Neck Cancer Stephen Kry, PhD
    Jonathon Mueller 2011 In-Vivo CT Dosimetry during Virtual Colonoscopy Dianna Cody, PhD
    Paige Summers Taylor 2011 The Development and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Head Phantom for the Assessment of Proton Therapy Treatment Procedures Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Jacqueline Tonigan Faught 2011 Evaluation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Delivery Error Due to IMRT Treatment Plan Complexity and Improperly Matched Dosimetry Data David S. Followill, PhD
    Roman Repchak 2012 Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm in Flattened and Flattening-Filter-Free Beams for the High Energy Lung Dose Delivery using the RPC Lung Phantom David S. Followill, PhD
    Kevin Casey 2012 Development and Implementation of a Remote Audit Tool for High Dose Rate (HDR) 192Ir Brachytherapy using Optical Stimulated Luminescence Dosimetry David S. Followill, PhD
    Jared Ohrt 2012 Comprehensive Calculation-Based IMRT QA using R&V Data, Treatment Records, and a Second Treatment Planning System Peter Balter, PhD
    Jennelle Bergene 2012 Development and Implementation of the Use of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in the Radiological Physics Center Anthropomorphic Quality Assurance Phantoms David S. Folllowill, PhD
    Michael Silosky 2012 Characterization of the Count Rate Performance and Evaluation of the Effects of High Count Rates on Modern Gamma Cameras S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
    Kevin Vredevoogd 2012 Evaluation of Polymer Gel Dosimeters for Measurements of Dose and LET in Proton Beams Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Yi Pei Patty Chen 2012 Comparison of Tumor Shrinkage and Cumulative Dose Distribution for Lung Cancers Laurence E. Court, PhD
    James Neihart 2013 Development and Implementation of a Dynamic Heterogeneous Proton Equivalent Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom for the Assessment of Scanned Proton Beam Therapy David S. Followill, PhD
    Olivia Huang Dawood 2013 Evaluation of PRESAGE® Dosimeters for Brachytherapy Sources and the 3D Dosimetric Characterization of the new AgX100 125I Seed Model Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Christopher Pham 2013 Characterization of OSLDs for Use in Small Field Photon Beam Dosimetry David S. Followill, PhD
    Elizabeth McKenzie Boehnke 2013 An Evaluation of the Consistency of IMRT Patient QA Techniques Stephen Kry, PhD
    Katherine Dextraze 2013 Renal Cryoablation: Investigation of Periprocedural Visualization Tools and Treatment Response Quantification Jason Stafford, PhD
    Matthew J. S. Wait 2014 Performance Evaluation of Material Decomposition using Rapid kVp-Switching Dual Energy CT for Assessing Bone Mineral Density S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
    Ming Jung Mindy Hsieh 2014 Implementation of Upright Treatments for Lung and Head and Neck Cancers Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Jennifer Sierra Irwin 2014 Characterization of the New Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy Source using PRESAGE® Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
    Dana Lewis 2014 Development and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Pediatric Spine Phantom for the Assessment of Craniospinal Irradiation Procedures in Proton Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
    Olivia Popnoe 2015 Feasibility of Using Virtual Unenhanced Images to Replace Pre-Contrast Images in Multiphase Renal CT Exams A. Kyle Jones, PhD
    Mattie McInnis 2015 Assessment of Uncertainty in Planning and Dose Delivery of Proton Therapy in IROC-Houston QA Phantom Due to Variable CT Technique and Proton Energy David S. Followill, PhD
    Daniela Branco 2016 Development and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Head and Neck Phantom for the Assessment of Proton Therapy Treatment Procedures David S. Followill, PhD
    Harlee Harrison Griffin 2016 An Automated Syringe Pump System for Improving the Reproducibility of Dynamic Hyperpolarized MR Phantoms James Bankson, PhD
    Joseph Weygand 2017 Identifying the Immune-Related Metabolic Properties of Pancreatic Cancer Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging with Hyperpolarized Pyruvate Pratip K. Bhattacharya, PhD
    Benjamin C. Musall 2017 Quantitative DWI as an Early Imaging Biomarker of Response to Chemoradiation in Esophageal Cancer Steven H. Lin, PhD
    Brian M. Anderson 2017 Computer-Aided Detection of Pathologically Enlarged Cervical Lymph Nodes with Non-contrast CT Laurence E. Court, PhD
    Garrett Baltz 2018 Development of 3D-Printed Patient Specific Bolus for Clinical Use in Total Scalp Irradiation Rebecca Howell, PhD
    Mary Peters 2018 Development and Commissioning of an Independent Peer Review System for a Small Animal Irradiator Rebecca Howell, PhD
    Laura C. Bennett 2018 Stereotactic Radiotherapy for Spinal Metastases Using Flattening Filter Free Beams Oleg Vassiliev, PhD
    Brandon Luckett 2019 Commissioning of Micro-Cube Thermoluminescent Dosimeters for Small Field Dosimetry Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy Paige A. Taylor, MS
    Shannon E. Hartzell 2019 Quantifying Uncertainty in a Measurement-Based Assessment of Relative Biological Effectiveness in Carbon Ion Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
    Aashish C. Gupta 2021 Advancement of a 3D Computational Phantom and Its Age Scaling Methodologies for Retrospective Dose Reconstruction of Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Radiotherapy Rebecca M. Howell, PhD