MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science
Year Alumnus/a Thesis/Dissertation Advisor
1977 Amparo Marles CE and Cl Dependence on the Chamber Wall Material as a Function of Beam Energy Peter R. Almond
1986 Steven M. Kirsner Advanced Radiation Therapy Techniques for Retinoblastoma Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1991 Allen D. Green Modeling of Dual Foil Scattering Systems for Clinical Electron Beams Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1995 Usman Qazi Evaluation of a Quadruple Energy Window Scatter Subtraction Algorithm for Anger Camera Imaging Daniel J. Macey
1996 Robin Kendall Dose-Escalation Potential of Intensity-Modulated Conformal Therapy for Lung Cancer Isaac I. Rosen
1998 Robert Boyd The Effect of Using an Initial Polyenergetic Spectrum with the Electron Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1998 Nicholas Zacharopoulos MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Normal Human Brian with Selective Tissue Suppression Ponnada A. Narayana
1999 Shannon Bragg-Sitton Assessment of the Reliability and Reproducibility of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Selected Cognitive Tasks Ed Jackson
2000 Kent Gifford Verification of a Commercial Radiation Treatment Planning System George Starkschall
2001 Brent Parker Quantification of Uncertainties for PTV Margin Determination in Conformal Stereotactic Radiotherapy of Intracranial Lesions Almon Shiu
Theodore Steger, III Implementation and Verification of Techniques for Real-Time Analysis and Clinical Distribution of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Ed Jackson
2002 Aziz Poonawalla Technical Development and Optimization of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Tractography X. Joe Zhou


Rebecca Milman Marsh

Measuring Cell Volume Fraction with High-Resolution Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging X. Joe Zhou
Stephen Kry Secondary Dose Equivalent From IMRT Treatments Mohammad Salehpour
2004 Michael J. Price Modification of the Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm to Predict Central-Axis Percent Depth Dose for Rectangular Fields Kenneth Hogstrom
2005 Robert A. Rodgers Electron Conformal Radiotherapy for Post-Mastectomy Irradiation: A Bolus-Free, Multi-Energy, Multi-Segmented Field Algorithm John A. Antolak
Jason Shoales Development of an Independent Audit Device for Remote Verification of 4D Radiotherapy David Followill
Malcolm Heard Characterizing Dose Distribution of Brachytherapy Sources Using Normoxic Gel Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Jonas Fontenot Dose Per Monitor Unit Determination for Proton Therapy Treatment Portals With and Without the Range Compensator Wayne Newhauser
2006 Adam Melancon The Dosimetric Impact of Infrafractional Motion on IMRT Treatment of Prostate Cancer Lei Dong
Dustin Ragan Partial Fourier Image Reconstruction for Efficient Water and Fat Separation in MR Jingfei Ma
2007 Whitney Bivens Warren Evaluation of Bang Polymer Gel Dosimeters in Proton Beams Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Richard Castillo CT-Based Pulmonary Compliance Imaging in Rodents Thomas Guerrero
William Michael Bradley Partial Volume Correction of Lung Nodules Using PET/CT Osama Mawlawi
2008 Jaclyn Homnick

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
2013 Luke Hunter Radionics of NSCLC: Quantitative CT Imagine Feature Characterization and Tumor Shrinkage Prediction Laurence Court
2016 Gye Won Diane Choi Measurement of the Electron Return Effect Using Presage Dosimeters Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Year Alumnus/a Thesis/Dissertation Advisor
1978 Chien-hua Chu A Clinical Liquid Ionization Chamber for Mixed Neutron Field Dosimetry Walter Grant, III
James Marbach Optimization Parameters for Field Flatness and Central-Axis-Depth-Dose for Use in Design of Therapy Electron Beam Generators Peter R. Almond
1979 Carlos DeAlmeida Energy and Spectrum Measurements of High Energy Electrons, Using a Cerenkov Detector Peter Almond
1980 Thomas Kirby Origin of Residual Potential In Amorphous Selenium Photoreceptors Alfonso Zermeno
1981 Amparo Marles Comparison of Measurement of Absorbed Dose to Water Using A Water Calorimeter and Ionization Chambers of Clinical Radiotherapy Photon Electron Beams Peter Almond
1982 Jose Bencomo Study of the Effects of Total Modulation Transfer Function Changes On Observer Performance Using Clinical Mammograms Dennis Johnston
1984 Benjamin R. Archer A Laplace Transform Pair Model to Determine Bremsstrahlung Spectra From Attenuation Data Peter Almond
1985 D.E. Mellenberg Measurement of Tumor Blood Flow Following Neutron Irradiation Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1987 Patrick M. Stafford Nuclear Track Detector Material as a Fast Neutron Microdosimeter Peter Almond (Dennis Johnston)
1988 Almon S. Shiu Three-Dimension Electron Beam Dose Calculations Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1989 John D. Hazle In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Studies of Experimental Liver Disease: Carbon Tetrachloride Hepatatoxicity and Alcohol Induced Fatty Liver In Rat Ponnada Narayana
1990 Edward Jackson A Dual Resonance, Image-Guided Volume Localization Technique for Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Ponnada Narayana
1991 Michael F. Moyers A Convolution Model for Energy Transport in a Therapeutic Fast Neutron Beam John L. Horton
1993 John E. Bayouth Dosimetric Evaluation of Bone Marrow Ablation Using Radionuclide Therapy Daniel J. Macey
1994 Huan Bosco Giap Development of a SPECT-Based Three Dimensional Treatment Planner for Radionuclide Therapy With Iodine-131 Daniel J. Macey
1995 James Falconer Quantitative MRI of Spinal Cord Injury in a Rat Model: Correlative Studies Ponnada Narayana
Lei Dong Development of Automated Image Analysis Tools for Verification of Radiotherapy Field Accuracy With an Electronic Portal Imaging Device Art Boyer
2000 Steven McCullough A Novel Treatment Planning Methodology for High Dose 166Ho-DOTMP Marrow Ablation Therapy in Patients with Multiple Myeloma Richard Wendt
2001 Robert Boyd Pencil-Beam Redefinition Algorithm Dose Calculations for Electron Therapy Treatment Planning Kenneth Hogstrom
2002 Roger Jason Stafford Fast Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging for Focused Ultrasound Thermal Therapy John Hazle
2003 Peter Balter Imaging Properties of Scanning Equalization Digital Radiography: A Simulation Study William Hanson
2004 Brent C. Parker Verification of Intensity Modulated Stereotactic Radiotherapy Using Monte Carlo Calculations and EPID Disometry Almon Shiu
Kent A. Gifford A 3-D CT Assisted Monte Carlo Evaluation of Intracavitary Implants John Horton
Nathan Childress The Design and Evaluation of a 2D Verification System for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy Isaac Rosen
Theodore Steger Investigation of Arterial Spin Labeling MRI for Quantitative Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement Ed Jackson
2005 Aziz Poonawalla Multiple Gradient Echo Propeller (MGREP) Technical Development and Potential Applications X. Joe Zhou
Dawn Cavanaugh Assessment of Cone Beam Computed Tomography Techniques for Imaging Lung Damage in Mice in vivo Dianna Cody
2006 Nicholas Koch Monte Carlo and Analytical Dose Calculations for Ocular Proton Therapy Wayne Newhauser
Jennifer O'Daniel Image-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy for Prostate and Head-and-Neck Cancers Lei Dong
2007 Stephen Kry The Development and Validation of a Monte Carlo Model for Calculating the Out-of-Field Dose from Radiotherapy Treatments Mohammad Salehpour
Rebecca Marsh Measuring Treatment Response in Irradiated Murine Tumors with Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging John Hazle
Christopher Nelson Reduction of Tumor Motion and Setup Uncertainties in the Radiation Therapy of Lung Tumors George Starkschall
Pai-Chun Melinda Chi Thoracic Cancer Imaging with PET/CT in Radiation Oncology Tinsu Pan
2008 Jonas Fontenot Proton Therapy Versus Intensity Modulated X-ray Therapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer: Estimating Secondary Cancer Risks Wayne Neuhauser
Rebecca Weinberg Electron Intensity Modulation for Mixed-Beam Radiation Therapy with an X-ray Multi-Leaf Collimator John Antolak
Michael J. Price The Imaging and Dosimetric Capabilities of a CT/MR Suitable Anatomically Adaptive, Shielded Intracavitary Brachytherapy Applicator for the Treatment of Cervical Cancer Firas Mourtada
Venkata Kishore Mogatadakala In Vivo Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Rat Spinal Cord with a Phased Array Coil at 7T Ponnada Narayana
2009 Malcolm Heard Identification and Characterization of an Optimal Three-Dimensional Dosimetry System for Remote Auditing by the RPC Geoffrey Ibbott
2010 Dustin Ragan Measurements of the Vascular Input Function in Mice for DCE-MRI Jim Bankson
Scott Davidson Benchmarking and Implementation of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials David Followill
Adam Melancon Range Adaptive Proton Therapy for Prostate Cancer Lei Dong
Adam Riegel Thoracic Radiotherapy Treatment Planning with Cine PET/CT Tinsu Pan
Blake Cannon Improving Quantitative Treatment Response Monitoring with Deformable Image Registration Lei Dong
  Brian Taylor Dynamic Chemical Shift Imaging for Usage-Guided Thermal Therapy R. Jason Stafford
2011 Ming Yang Dual Energy Computed Tomography for Proton Therapy Treatment Planning Lei Dong
Rui Zhang 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
Yoshi Tsunashimo Verification of Clinical Implementation of Respiratory-Gated Beam Delivery Technique with Synchrotron-Based Proton Irradiation. Lei Dong
2012 Cheuk Kai Hui Improved Techniques for Acquisition and Analysis of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detecting Vascular Permeability in the Central Nervous System. Ponnada Narayana
Vaibhar Juneja Novel Phantoms and Post-Processing for  Diffusion Spectrum Imaging. Ponnada Narayana
Sarah Scarboro Understanding the influence of Photon Energy on 6 mv Non-Reference Dosimetry Using TLD and OSLD Stephen Kry
Chad Bircher Design, Calibration and Evaluation of Depth-of-Interaction-Capable PET Detector Modules Yiping Shao
Moiz Ahmad Design and Optimization of Four-Dimensional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Tinsu Pan
Peter Park Development of Bean-Specific Planning Target Volume and Robust Plan Analysis Tool for Proton Therapy X. Joe Zhou
2013 Zhiqian "Henry" Yu Improving Cervical Cancer Nodal Boost Radiation Therapy by Quantifying Uncertainties and Exploring Advanced Radiation Therapy Modalities Rajat Kudchadker
Kenneth Homann Radiogenic Second Cancer Risk Differences in Female Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients Treated with Proton versus Photon Radiotherapies Rebecca Howell, PhD
Jason E. Matney Investigation of Respiratory Motion Management Techniques for Proton and Photon Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer Radhe Mohan, PhD
John G. Eley Scanned Ion Beam Therapy for Thoracic Tumors Wayne Newhauser, PhD
2014 Jongmin Cho Use of Positron Emission Tomography for Proton Therapy Verification Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Adam Yock Forecasting Longitudinal Changes in Oropharyngeal Tumor Volume, Position and Morphology during Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Laurence E. Court, PhD
Ryan J. Bosca Methodological Development of a Multi-Parametric Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Framework for Assessing Treatment Response with MRI R. Jason Stafford, PhD
Sarah Joy Castillo Evaluation of Artifacts in Experimental 4D CT Acquisition Methods Thomas Guerrero, MD, PhD
Joey P. Cheung Image-Guided Proton Therapy for Online Dose-Evaluation and Adaptive Planning Laurence E. Court, PhD
Daniel Robertson Volumetric Scintillation Dosimetry for Scanned Proton Beams A. Sam Beddar, PhD
Austin Faught Development of a New Independent Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Quality Assurance Audit Tool for Clinical Trials David S. Followill, PhD
Joshua Yung Stochastic Data Assimilation Approaches for Magnetic Resonance Temperature Imaging John D. Hazle, PhD
Landon Wooton In vivo Dosimetry using Plastic Scintillation Detectors for External Beam Radiation Therapy A. Sam Beddar, PhD
2015 Jessica Nute Characterization of Low Density Intracranial Lesions Using Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Dianna Cody, PhD
Jessie Huang-Vredevoogd Reduction of Dose Calculation Errors for Patients with Metal Implants Receiving Photon Radiation Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
Jacqueline Tonigan Faught Quantification of IMRT Severity Scores for Improvement of FMEA Results David S. Followill, PhD
Daniel Smith Prophylactic Cranial Irradiation Reduces the Incidence of Brain Metastasis in a Mouse Model of Metastatic Breast Cancer Wendy Woodward, MD, PhD
Hua Asher Ai Improving Attenuation Correction in Hybrid Positron Emission Tomography Richard E. Wendt III, PhD
Ryan Grant Lafratta Quality Assurance of Advanced Modalities Using PRESAGE Dosimeters Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Samuel Fahrenholtz Prediction of Laser Ablation in Brain: Sensitivity, Calibration and Validation R. Jason Stafford, PhD
Justin K. C. Mikell 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 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
2016 James R. Kerns Identifying Treatment Planning System Errors in IROC-Houston Head and Neck Phantom Irradiations Stephen Kry, PhD
Tze Yee Lim Encapsulated Contrast Agent Markers for MRI-Based Post-Implant Dosimetry Rajat Kudchadker, PhD
Shane P. Krafft Utilizing Computed Tomography Image Features to Advance Prediction of Radiation Pneumonitis Mary K. Martel, PhD
Christopher R. Peeler Assessing the Potential Clinical Impact of Variable Biological Effectiveness in Proton Radiotherapy Radhe Mohan, PhD
Wendy “Siman” Siman Bias and Variability in Image-Based Volumetric Yttrium-90 Dosimetry S. Cheenu Kappadath, PhD
Joshua S. Niedzielski Investigation of Radiation Injury in the Esophagus from Definitive Chemoradiation Therapy Using Novel Imaging Biomarkers Laurence E. Court, PhD
Christopher M. Walker Novel Simulation to Avoid Bias in Measurement of Hyperpolarized Pyruvate: Demonstrated in Phantom and in Vivo James Bankson, PhD
Christopher J. MacLellan Determination of Thermal Dose Model Parameters Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging R. Jason Stafford, PhD
2017 Shuaiping Ge 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 A Preclinical Study of Radiation-Induced Lung Toxicity When Irradiating in a Strong Magnetic Field Laurence E. Court, PhD
W. Scott Ingram Image Registration to Map Endoscopic Video to Computed Tomography for Head and Neck Radiotherapy Patients Laurence E. Court, PhD
Xenia Fave 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 High Throughput Mapping of Particle Therapy Biological Effects David R. Grosshans, MD
Rachael M. Martin Improvements in Four-Dimensional and Dual Energy Computed Tomography Tinsu Pan, PhD
Hannah J. Lee Volumetric, Magnetic Resonance-Visible, and Radiation-Sensitive Detectors for Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD