MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GSBS Medical Physics Alumni SMS
Year Student Thesis Advisor
1976 Ronald W. Cowart An Investigation of the Pinhole Camera Alfonso Zermeno
1977 Mina Behmard Displacement Correction Factor for High Energy X-rays Peter R. Almond
Richard H. Stark Design and Use of Zero Replacement Tissue Equivalent and Air William F. Gagnon
Charles Albert Wissuchek Spectrum Measurement in Diagnostic X-ray: A New Technique Alfonso Zermeno
1979 Jeffrey A. Meyer A Rational Modulation Transfer Function in Medical Imaging Alfonso Zermeno
Marcia Dahle Sage The Effect of the Characteristic Curve Shape in the Determination of the Line Spread Function and the Modulation Transfer Function of Radiographic Screen-Film Systems Arthur G. Haus
1981 Kanayo E. Ubesie Ion Collection Efficiency Determinations for Cylindrical Ionization Chambers Irradiated with Scanned Electron Beams William F. Hanson
1982 Stephen H. Mahood Evaluation of High Energy X-ray Replacement Factors for Cylindrical Ionization Chambers Peter R. Almond
Chirapha Tannanonta Investigation of Neutrons Inside and Outside of the X-ray Beam Produced by Linear Accelerators Robert J. Shalek
1983 Connel Chu Evaluation of the Thermoluminescent Characteristics of Neutron Insensitive Lithium Borate and Lithium Fluoride on Therapeutic Heavy Charged Particle Beams Kenneth R. Hogstrom
1986 Alex M. Hashemi Determination of Exposure Rate Constant for a New Design I-125 Seed Michael D. Mills
Steven M. Kirsner Advanced Radiation Therapy Techniques for Retinoblastoma Kenneth R. Hogstrom
Richard N. Umeh Determination of X-ray Beam Quality Changes of Linear Accelerator from Ionization Measurements in Phantom William F. Hanson
1987 Charles M. Able Evaluation of the MDACC Total Scalp Electron Irradiation Technique Michael D. Mills
Min Jing Calculation of Cobalt-60 Dose Distributions Using Fast Fourier Transformation Arthur L. Boyer
Pei-Fong Wong Comparison of Electron Beam Depth-Dose and Off-Axis Profile Measured with Various Detectors in Water and Plastic William F. Hanson
1989 R. Cole Robinson Energy Response of LIF TLD-100 to High Energy Photon Beams Thomas H. Kirby
Ramaswamy Sadagopan Application of a Laplace Transform Pair Model to Deconvolve High Energy Photon Spectra From Transmission Measurements William F. Hanson
1991 Gregory S. Dominiak Dose in Spinal Cord Following Electron Irradiation George Starkschall
Allen Dale Green Modeling of Dual Foil Scattering Systems for Clinical Electron Beams Kenneth R. Hogstrom
Scott M. Jones The Application of FFT Based Correlation to Digital Portal Images Arthur L. Boyer
Qamar Uz Zaman Determination of Perturbation Correction Factor for Cylindrical Chambers in an Electron Beam William F. Hanson
1992 James Michael Bruno Differentiation Between Calcium Hydroxyapatite and Calcium Oxalate Microcalcifications on a Mammogram Based on Their Imaging Properties: A Phantom Study Jose A. BenComo
Michael J. Gazda Response of the Lacrimal Gland to Single Doses of Radiation, A Time and Dose Study Timothy E. Schultheiss
Laurie F. Hefner Single Field Depth Characteristics Measured Using Ferrous Sulphate Gels and MRI: A Comparison with Film and Ion Chamber Measurements John D. Hazle
1993 Sergio D. Ballester Two Models for Estimating Maximum Spinal Cord Dose for Long Irradiation Treatments William F. Hanson
Maria N. Graves Evaluation of ICRU Interstitial Implant Doses: Central and Peripheral Dose William F. Hanson
George E. Merk The Application of ROC Analysis in Comparing Detection Ability of Portal Image Localization Errors Arthur L. Boyer
1994 Edward R. Bawiec Quality Assurance of Electron Bolus George Starkschall
Twyla Willoughby Application of Neural Network in Evaluating and Optimizing Three-Dimensional Treatment Plans George Starkschall
E. Joe Grant A Triple Energy Window for In Vivo Quantitative of Iodine-131 From Anger Camera Images Daniel J. Macey
1995 Timothy Waldron Calculation of Dynamically-Wedged Isodose Distribution From Segmented Treatment Tables and Open-Field Measurements Arthur L. Boyer
Robert Praeder Prediction of Electron Beam Output Factors Using a Pencil Beam Model With Two Gaussian Components Almon Shiu
Peter Balter The Development of a Mailable Phantom for Remote Monitoring of Stereotactic Radiosurgery William F. Hanson
1996 Sarah Danielson MR Image Segmentation of Tumor and Necrosis in Soft-Tissue Sarcomas Edward Jackson
Dena Reynolds Acquisition, Processing and Display of Helical X-ray Computed Tomography Angiogram John Hazle
Kyle Antes Comparison of Miniature Multileaf Collimation (MMLC) with Circular Collimation for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy Almon Shiu
Stephen Thompson Performance Analysis of a Lossy Compression Algorithm for Radiology Based on Cubic Spline Wavelets John Hazle
1997 Donna Reeve Pharmacokinetic Model Parameter Estimation for Brian Lesions Using Dynamic Keyhole Fast Spin-Echo MR Imaging Edward Jackson
1998 Victor L. Howard Study of Distortions in Radiotherapy Simulator Fluoroscopic Images Isaac Rosen
Matthew K.Vossler A Comparison of the Photon Energy Spectra of Several Radiotherapy Linear Accelerators William F. Hanson
Jonathan Dugan Computer Modeling of a Photostimulable Phosphor Digital Imaging Device Douglas Tucker
Teresa Fischer Retrospective Analysis of Lung Fibrosis Following Radiation and Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer Isaac Rosen
Russell Tarver Wavelet Compression of Simulated Computed Tomography Images John Hazle
1999 Michael Bieda A Monte Carlo Method for Commissioning Electron Beams John Antolak
2000 Christopher Baird Dosimetry of Large-breasted Patients Utilizing Compensators George Starkschall
Luke McLemore Dosimetrist Characterization of a Palladium 103 Implanted Stent for Intravascular Brachytherapy John Horton
Michael Lemacks Two Methods for Improving the Detectability of Microcalcifications in Digital Mammography Chris Shaw
2001 Dee-Ann Radford A Standardized Method of Quality Assurance for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy of the Prostate David Followill
2002 Amanda Krintz A Reanalysis of the Collaborative Ocular Melanoma Study Medium Tumor Trial Eye Plaque Dosimetry David Followill
Christoper Cherry A Heterogeneous Thorax Phantom for Remote Verification of Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy William Hanson
Laura Butler Dosimetric Benefits of Respiratory Gating George Starkschall
Nicholas Koch Assessment of Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging H. Helen Liu
Jennifer O'Daniel The Delivery of IMRT With a Single Physical Modulator for Multiple Fields: A Feasibility Study for Prostate and Paranasal Sinus Cancers Lei Dong
2003 Michael Beach Implementation of a Polymer Gel Dosimetry Insert for an Anthropomorphic Phantom Used to Evaluate Head and Neck Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Geoffrey Ibbott
2004 Gary Fisher The Accuracy of a 3-D Inhomogeneity Photon Algorithm in Commercial Treatment Planning Systems Using a Heterogeneous Lung Phantom David Followill
2005 Pai-Chun Melinda Chi A Three-Dimensional Pencil Beam Redefinition Algorithm for Electron Arc Therapy Kenneth Hogstrom
Jackeline Santiago Energy Dependence of a New TLD-100 System for Characterizing Low Energy Brachytherapy Sources Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Hilary Vass Comparison of the Microselection PDR 192IR Source to Traditional LDR 137CS for Treating Gynecological Cancers in a 10 Patient Monte Carlo Study Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Kenneth Homann Evaluation of the Dose Within the Abutment Region Between Tangential and Supraclavical Fields for Various Breast Irradiation Techniques Karl Prado
Claire Nerbun Analysis of MD-55-2 Gafchromic Film as a Dosimetry Audit System for Proton Therapy Geoffrey Ibbott
2006 Scott Davidson Heterogeneity Dose Calculation Algorithm Accuracy in IMRT Using Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom David Followill
Earl Gates The Dosimetric Impact of IMRT on Out-of-Field Structures in the Treatment of the Intact Breast: A Comparison to Forward-Planned Techniques Mohammad Salehpour
Ryan Hecox Dose Calculation Accuracy in the Presence of High-Z Material Using Megavoltage CT for Treatment Planning Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Michael Bligh Implementation of Quantitative Computed Tomography on Multi-Slice Computed Tomography Scanners Dianna Cody
Blake Cannon Quantitative Diffusion and Fat Imaging of Vertebral Compression Fractures Jingfei Ma
2007 Alanna McDermott Validating Pediatric CT Surface and Organ Doses Predicted by Monte Carlo Simulations Using Point Dosimetric Dianna Cody
Renee Dickinson Technical Improvement of Lymphoscintigraphy Richard Wendt
Paige Nitsch Assessment of Cyberknife's Heterogeneity Dose Calculation Algorithm and Respiratory Tracking System Using an Anthropomorphic thorax Phantom Geoffrey S. Ibbott
Susannah Lazar Risk of Secondary Fatal Malignancies from Hi-Art Tomography IMRT David Followill
2008 Jimmy Jones Study of the Radiation Damage to Plastic Scintillating Fibers and Optical Fibers A. Sam Beddar
Maria Bellon Evaluation of Aluminum-Oxide (AL2O3C) Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Dosimeters as a Potential Alternative to Thermoluminescent Dosimeters (TLDs) for Remote Dosimetry Services David Followsill
Nathan Pung Validation of a Conversion Method of Low Dose Rate to Pulsed Dose Rate Intracavitary Brachytherapy Prescription for the Treatment of Cervical Carcinoma Firas Mourtada
Yevgeney Vinogradskiy Verification of 4D Dose Calculations George Starkschall
John Zullo Validation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Point Dose Calculation Accuracy Performed using a Scatter Integration Based Algorithm Karl Prado
2009 Triston Dougall Validation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Point Dose Calculation Accuracy Performed using a Scatter Integration Based Algorithm Charles Willis
Georgi Georgiev Comparison of Secondary Dose in Pediatric Patients from Craniospinal Irradiations using Photon, Proton and Electron Spinal David Followsill
Ryan Grant Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Pelvis Phantom for the Evaluation of Proton Therapy Treatment Procedures Geoffrey Ibbott
Katie Hulme Considerations for Computer Tomography Dose Reduction in 96mTCSpect/CT Protocols S. Cheenu Kappadath
2010 Joseph Dick An Implant Mosfet Dosimeter Modified to Act as a Fiducial Marker Mohammad Salehpour
James Kerns Characterization of Optically-Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in Photon & Proton Beams for use in Anthropomorphic Phantoms Geoffrey Ibbott
Kelly Kisling Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Evaluation with the Radiological Physics Center Head and Neck Phantom Rebecca Howell
Derek Yaldo Evaluation of the Sensitivity of the Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) to the Commissioning Dataset Rebecca Howell
David Zamora Thoracic Target Volume Delineation using Various Maximum Intensity Projection Computed Tomography Image Sets for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Tinsu Pan
Brad Lofton New Tools for Monitoring Gamma Camera Uniformity Richard Wendt
2011 Anthony "Tony" Blatnica Modification and Implementation of the RPC Heterogeneous Thorax Phantom for Verification of Proton Therapy Treatment Procedures Geoffrey Ibbott
Sarah Joy Assessment of Collimator Jaw Optimization in Reducing Normal Tissue Irradiation with Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Peter Balter
Jonathan Mueller In-Vivo CT Dosimetry During Virtual Colonoscopy Dianna Cody
Emily Neubauer The Effect of Shoulder Variation on IMRT and SmartArc for Head and Neck Cancer Stephen F. Kry
Kiley Pulliam The Clinical Impact of Couch Top and Rails on IMRT and Arc Therapy Stephen F. Kry
Paige Summers Development and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Head Phantom fort he Assessment of Proton Therapy Treatment Plans Geoffrey Ibbott
Jacqueline Tonigan Evaluation of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Delivery Error Due to IMRT Treatment Plan Complexity and Improperly Matched Dosimetry Data David Followill
2012   Roman Repchak Evaluation of the Effectiveness of AAA Algorithm in Flattened and Flattening-Filter-Free Beams for the High Energy Lung Dose Delivery using the RPC Lung Phantom. David Followill
Kevin Casey Development and Implementation of a Remote Audit Tool for High Dose Rate (HDR) 192IR Brachytherapy Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimetry. David Followill
Jared Ohrt Comprehensive Calculation Based IMRT QA Using R&V Data, Treatment & Records, and a Second Treatment Planning System. Peter Balter
Jennelle Bergene Development and Implementation of the Use of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Detectors in the Radiological Physics Center Anthropomorphic Quality Assurance Phantoms.      David Followill
Kevin Vredevoogd Evaluation of Polymer Gel Dosimeters for Measurement of Dose and LET in Proton Beams Geoffrey Ibbott
Michael Silosky Characterization of the Count Rate Performance and Evaluation of the Effects of High Count Rates on Modern Gamma Cameras S. Cheenu Kappadath
Yi Pei Patty Chen Comparison of Tumor Shrinkage and Cumulative Dose Distribution for Lung Cancers Laurence E. Court, PhD
2013 James Neihart 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 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 Characterization of OSLDs for Use in Small Field Photon Beam Dosimetry David S. Followill, PhD
Elizabeth McKenzie Boehnke An Evaluation of the Consistency of IMRT Patient QA Techniques Stephen Kry, PhD
Katherine Dextraze Renal Cryoablation: Investigation of Periprocedural Visualization Tools and Treatment Response Quantification Jason Stafford, PhD
2014 Matthew J. S. Wait 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 Implementation of Upright Treatments for Lung and Head and Neck Cancers Laurence E. Court, PhD
Jennifer Sierra Irwin Characterization of the New Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy Source using PRESAGE® Geoffrey S. Ibbott, PhD
Dana Lewis Development and Implementation of an Anthropomorphic Pediatric Spine Phantom for the Assessment of Craniospinal Irradiation Procedures in Proton Therapy Stephen Kry, PhD
2015 Olivia Popnoe Feasibility of Using Virtual Unenhanced Images to Replace Pre-Contrast Images in Multiphase Renal CT Exams A. Kyle Jones, PhD
Mattie McInnis 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
2016 Daniela Branco 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 An Automated Syringe Pump System for Improving the Reproducibility of Dynamic Hyperpolarized MR Phantoms James Bankson, PhD
2017 Joseph Weygand 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 Quantitative DWI as an Early Imaging Biomarker of Response to Chemoradiation in Esophageal Cancer Steven H. Lin, PhD
Brian M. Anderson Computer-Aided Detection of Pathologically Enlarged Cervical Lymph Nodes with Non-contrast CT Laurence E. Court, PhD