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Our Physicists

Physicians & Health Professionals - Our Physicists

Houston Methodist Hospital's Radiation Physicists work directly with the radiation oncologist during treatment planning and delivery. They oversee the work of the dosimetrist and help ensure that complex treatments are properly tailored for each patient. Medical physicists are responsible for developing and directing quality control programs for equipment and procedures. Their responsibility also includes making sure the equipment works properly by taking precise measurements of the radiation beam and performing other safety tests on a regular basis.

View Walter Grant's Letter describing the role of a Houston Methodist Radiation Physicist.

Walter Grant, Ph.D.Dear Patients and Colleagues,

Whether it be selecting a car, purchasing a home or buying a jar of peanut butter at the local grocery store, it is important to know the facts about the products we purchase. In addition to the facts, however, we often make assumptions about such products. We assume, for example, that the peanut butter we have bought is safe to consume due to stringent, governmental regulatory measures. Obviously assumptions can prove to be wrong (Remember e. coli?). Choosing a radiation treatment facility is no different.

When a patient or a referring physician is considering a treatment facility, their primary concerns typically revolve around quality and experience of the Radiation Oncologist which will be orchestrating the treatment plan and the technology that is available at the facility. This is certainly reasonable and even highly recommended as these factors are certainly crucial to successful treatment. There are, however, inherent assumptions that are made regarding the behind-the-scenes work that is done within the treatment process.

You have likely heard of Lance Armstrong’s book, It’s Not About the Bike. This simple title illustrates the point that, while sophisticated technology is helpful in performance, it is the way in which the technology is used that truly sets people apart. This is a fitting analogy for radiation oncology and it is in radiation physics that the rubber hits the road, so to say. The radiation physicist is the technical guru of radiation treatment team. Physicists perform many functions within the department from testing and calibrating treatment machines to providing consults during treatment planning. Even if a perfect treatment plan is constructed for a patient, serious errors can occur if the technology is not functioning properly. One small mistake on the part of a physicist, can lead to errors in multiple patient treatment plans if not corrected. This fact is not intended to induce worry, rather it is meant to emphasize the importance of having an experienced and diligent physics team. In addition to the aforementioned functions, they are involved in the training and oversight of medical dosimetrists and radiation therapists. All of these are functions that are absolutely vital to patient care and patient safety.

As a part of Houston Methodist Hospital Radiation Oncology Department, I can personally attest to the emphasis that is placed on excellence in all facets of treatment planning and treatment delivery. While the physics field is highly technical and often removed from patient contact, it is our sincere desire to help patients that drives everything that we do and accomplish. In an effort to enhance the ability for informed decision making for referring physicians and patients alike, we have provided background information for each of our radiation physicists on our departmental website. We encourage you to read, and learn everything you can about the treatment process and your treatment team.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Walter Grant Ph.D.

 

 

Walter H. Grant, Ph.D.

Walter H. Grant, Ph.D.

Certification

American Board of Physics, Radiation Oncology Physics, 1991

Education

  • B.S. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Ph.D. Experimental Nuclear Structure Physics, Tulane University, LA
  • Advanced Senior Fellow in Medical Physics, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston TX

Academic Affiliations

  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1989 – Present
  • Physicist, Gulfcoast Oncology Associates, Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL 1978 – 1981
  • Associate Physicist, The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1974 – 1978
  • Associate Member, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston TX, 1971 – 1978
  • Assistant Professor of Biophysics, University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1971 – 1978
  • Associate Director, Radiological Physics Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1971 – 1975
  • Assistant Physicist, The University of Texas System Cancer Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1970 – 1974
  1. Walter H. Grant III, George D. Oliver, Jr., and Baker A. Mitchell: Automatic Analysis of Emperically Derived LET Spectra. Health Physics 11: p. 351-354. April, 1972.
  2. Robert Golden, Jackson H. Cundiff, Walter H. Grant III, and Robert J. Shalek: A Review of the Activities of the AAPM Radiological Physics Center in Interinstitutional Trials Involving Radiation Therapy. Cancer, 29: p. 1468-1472. June, 1972.
  3. Walter H. Grant III, Robert J. Shalek, Jackson H. Cundiff, and Robert Golden: A Review of the Activities of the AAPM Radiological Physics Center in Interinstitutional Trials Involving Radiation Therapy. Digest of the Third International Conference on Medical Physics. R. Kadefors, Goteborg, Sweden (1972).
  4. L. Lanzl, W. Grant III, and M.J. Davis: 60Co Therapy Equipment Malfunctions. Radiology, 109: pp.193-194. October, 1973.
  5. W. Grant III: AAPM Radiological Physics Center: A Status Report. Medical Physics, 1, p. 41 (1974).
  6. George D. Oliver, Jr., Walter H. Grant III, and James B. Smathers: Radiation Quality of Fields Produced by 16-,30-, and 50-MeV Deuterons on Beryllium. Radiation Research 61: p 366 (1975).
  7. Walter Grant III, M. Jane Davis, David Rees, P.L.M. LeRoux, A.F. Holloway, and G. Froese: International Dosimetry: An Evaluation of Treatment Planning in Clinical Trials. Br. J. Radiol., 48: p 634-637 (1975)
  8. W. Gagnon and W. Grant III: Surface Dose from Megavoltage Therapy Machines. Radiology, 117: pp 705-708 (1975).
  9. W. Grant III, J. Cundiff, W. Gagnon, W. Hanson, and R. Shalek: Calibration Instrumentation Used by the AAPM Radiological Physics Center. Medical Physics, 3: pp353-354, (1976).
  10. W. Grant III, J. Cundiff, W. Hanson: The Use of Auxillary Collimating Devices in Treatment for Breast Cancer with 60Co Teletherapy Units, Part 1: Dosimetric Considerations. Am. J. Roentgenol 127: pp 649-652, (1976)
  11. W. Hanson and W. Grant III: The Use of Auxillary Collimating Devices in Treatment for Breast Cancer with 60Co Teletherapy Units, Part 2: Dose to the Skin. Am. J. Roentgenol 127: pp 653-657, (1976)
  12. Smathers, J.B., Wilson, W.B., Otte, V.A., Almond, P.R., and Grant,W.: Design Considerations and Evaluation of TAMVEC Neutron Therapy Shield. In Transactions, Proceedings of the 1976 Annual Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, Toronto, Canada, June 14-18,1976 Vol.23, pp 634-635
  13. M. Tefft, G.J. D'Angio, and W. Grant III: Postoperative Radiation Therapy for Residual Wilms' Tumor Study. Cancer 37: pp 2768-2772 (1976).R. Shalek, P. Kennedy, J. Cundiff, W. Gagnon, W. Grant III, and W. Hanson: Measurements for the Safe Use of Radiation. NBS Special Publication #456 (1976).
  14. W. Grant III, J. Cundiff, W. Gagnon, W. Hanson, and R. Shalek: Calibration In-Water vs. Calibration In-Air for Cobalt-60 Gamma-Rays. Medical Physics 4: pp68-69, (1977).
  15. Smathers, J.B., Wilson, W.B., Otte, V.A., Almond, P.R., and Grant, W.: Summary of High Energy Neutron Sources and Their Characteristics. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 3: pp. 149-154, (1977).
  16. Delclos, L., Fletcher, G.H., Grant, W.H., and Sampiere,V.: Can the Fletcher Gamma-ray Colpostat System be Extrapolated to Other Systems?: Cancer 41, pp 970-979. (1978).
  17. Grant,W., Ames,J, and Almond,P.R.: Evaluation of the Therac 6 Linear Accelerator for Radiation Therapy. Medical Physics 3 pp. 448-450. (1978).
  18. Hanson, W.F., Grant, W., Kennedy,P., Cundiff,J., Gagnon,W., Berkley,L., and Shalek, R.: A Review of the Reliability of Chamber Factors Used Clinically in the United States.: Medical Physics 5, pp.552-555 (1978).
  19. Smathers, J., Graves, R., Wilson, W., Almond, P., Grant, W., and Otte, V.: Shielding for Neutron Radiotherapy Sources Created by the Be(d,n) Reaction. Health Physics 35, pp. 807-816 (1978).
  20. Smathers, J., Graves, R., Sandel, P., Almond, P., Otte, V. andGrant,W.: Radiation Dose Received by TAMVEC Neutron Therapy Staff. Health Physics 35 pp. 271-277 (1978).
  21. Graves, R., Smathers, J., Almond, P., Grant, W. and Otte, V.: Neutron Energy Spectra of d(49)-Be and p(41)-Be Neutron Radiotherapy Sources. Medical Physics 6 pp. 123-128 (1979).
  22. Smathers, J., Graves, R., Almond, P., Otte, V., and Grant, W.: Effects of Filters and Wedges on Skin Sparing and Gamma/Neutron Dose Ratios in Neutron Radiotherapy. Medical Physics 7, pp. 65-67. (1980).
  23. Chiu JC, Grant WH 3rd, Almond PR. A liquid ionization chamber for neutron dosimetry. Phys Med Biol 25(6):1133-48, (1980).
  24. Woo S, Butler EB, Grant W 3rd, Berner B, Gildenberg P. Fractionated high-dose rate brachytherapy for intracranial gliomas. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 28(1):247-9, (1994).
  25. Butler, E. B.; Woo, S. Y.; Grant, W.; Nizin, P. S. Clinical realization of 3D conformal intensity modulated radiotherapy: regarding Bortfeld et al., IJROBP 30: 899-908, 1994 (Letter)
  26. Gildenberg PL, Woo S, Butler B, Grant W, Berner B. Fractionated brachytherapy: catheter insertion and dosimetry. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 63(1-4):246-9, (1994).
  27. Woo SY, Sanders ME, Grant WH, Butler, EB: Does the "Peacock" have anything to do with radiotherapy?" Editorial International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, The Malcolm Bagshaw edition. January, 1994
  28. Teslow TN, Gilbert RA, Grant WH 3rd, Woo SY, Butler EB, Liem JH. A teleradiology case conference system. J Telemed Telecare 1(2):95-9, 1995.
  29. Woo SY, Butler EB, Grant WH, Berner BM, Gildenberg PL: Phase I Study of Fractionated High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma. Indocurie Therapy/Hyperthermia Oncology, Vol. 12, pp.113-118 (1996).
  30. Carol, M.P.; Grant, W. H.; Bleier, A. R.; Kania, A.A.; Targovnik, H.S.; Butler, E.B.; Woo, S.Y. The field-matching problem as it applies to the Peacock 3-D conformal system for intensity modulation. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys.34: 183-187; 1996.
  31. Woo, SY; Grant, WH III; Bellezza, D; Grossman, R; Gildenberg, P; Carpenter, LS; Carol, M; Butler, EB A comparison of intensity modulated conformal therapy with a conventional external beam stereotactic radiosurgery system for the treatment of single and multiple intracranial lesions. Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 35: 593-597; 1996.
  32. Carol M, Grant WH 3rd, Pavord D, Eddy P, Targovnik HS, Butler B, Woo S, Figura J, Onufrey V, Grossman R, Selkar R. Initial clinical experience with the Peacock intensity modulation of a 3-D conformal radiation therapy system. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 66(1-3):30-4, 1996.
  33. Lee, Andrew G; Woo, Shiao Y; Miller, Neil R; Safran, Avinoam B.; Grant, Walter H.; Butler, E. Brian. Improvement in visual function in an eye with a presumed optic nerve sheath meningioma after treatment with three-dimensional radiation therapy. Journal of Neuro-Opthomology 16(4): 247-251, 1996.
  34. Boyer A.L.; Geis, P.; Grant, W.; Carol, M. Modulated beam conformal therapy for head and neck tumors. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 39: 227-236; 1997.
  35. Carol, Mark P.; Woo, S. Y.; Butler, E.B.; Grant, Walter III. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment. In: Current Radiation Oncology, Vol. 3. J. S. Tobias and P. R. M. Thomas, Eds. Arnold, London, UK, pp376-395, 1998.
  36. Grant III, W.; Cain, RB. Intensity modulated conformal therapy for intracranial lesions. Medical Dosimetry 23: 237-241; 1998.
  37. Grant III, W. and Woo, S.Y. (1999). Clinical and financial issues for intensity-modulated radiation therapy delivery. Seminars in Radiation Oncology 9:99-107.
  38. Butler, E.B., Teh, B.S., Grant III, W.H., Uhl, B.M., Kuppersmith, R.B., Chiu, J.K., Donovon, D.T., and Woo, S.Y. (1999). SMART (Simultaneous Modulated Accelerated Radiation Therapy) boost: A new accelerated fractionation schedule for the treatment of head and neck cancer with intensity modulated radiotherapy. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 45:21-32.
  39. Kuppersmith RB; Greco SC; Teh BS; Donovan DT; Grant W; Chiu JK; Cain RB; Butler EB. (1999). Intensity-modulated radiotherapy: first results with this new technology on neoplasms of the head and neck. Ear Nose Throat 78(4):238, 241-6
  40. McGary, JE, Grant, W. III, and Woo, SY. Applying the equivalent uniform dose formulation based on the linear-quadratic model to inhomogeneous tumor dose distributions: Caution for analyzing and reporting. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Volume 1, Issue 4(Fall 2000), pp. 126-137.
  41. McGary, JE and Grant, W. III. A clinical evaluation of setup errors for a prostate immobilization system. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Volume 1, Issue 4(Fall 2000), pp. 138-147.
  42. Teh BS, Greco SC, Berner BM, Dzuik T, Thornby J, Carpenter LS, Chiu JK, Woo SY, Grant WH, Butler EB. Journal of Brachytherapy International 2000; 6:199-206.
  43. Teh BS, Mai WY, Augspurger ME, Uhl BM, McGary J, Dong L, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB, Lu HH, Woo SY, Carpenter LS, Chiu JK. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) following prostatectomy: more favorable acute genitourinary toxicity profile compared to primary IMRT for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 49(2):465-72. 2001
  44. Teh BS, Mai WY, Uhl BM, Augspurger ME, Grant WH 3rd, Lu HH, Woo SY, Carpenter LS, Chiu JK, Butler EB. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer with the use of a rectal balloon for prostate immobilization: acute toxicity and dose-volume analysis. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 49(3):705-12 2001
  45. Grant, W 3rd, Teh, BS, Mai, WY, Butler, EB. The Garden Article Reviewed. Oncology 15(10): 1340. 2001.
  46. Amosson CM, Teh BS, Mai WY, Woo SY, Chiu JK, Donovan DT, Parke R, Carpenter LS, Lu HH, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB. Using technology to decrease xerostomia for head and neck patients treated with radiation therapy. Semin Oncol. 2002 Dec;29(6Supplement 19):71-9.
  47. Teh BS, Mai WY, Grant WH 3rd, Chiu JK, Lu HH, Carpenter LS, Woo SY, Butler EB. Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) decreases treatment-related morbidity and potentially enhances tumor control. Cancer Invest. 2002; 20(4):437-51
  48. Nathan W Uy, Woo SY, BS The, WY Mai, LS Carpenter, JK Chiu, HH Lu, Phillip Gildenberg, Todd Trask, WH Grant, EB Butler. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for meningioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2002 Aug 1;53(5):1265-70
  49. Bastasch MD, Teh BS, Mai WY, Carpenter LS, Lu HH, Chiu JK, Woo SY, Grant WH 3rd, Miles BJ, Kadmon D, Butler EB. Post-nerve sparing 1;54(1):101-6.
  50. McGary, J.E., Teh, B.S., Butler, E.B. and Grant, W. III. Prostate immobilization with a rectal balloon. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 3(1), pp. 6-11. 2002
  51. Teh BS, Woo SY, Mai WY, McGary JE, Carpenter LS, LU HH, Chiu JK, Vlachaki MT, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB. Clinical experience with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer with the use of rectal balloon for prostate immobilization. Med Dosim. 2002; 27(2):105-13.
  52. Teh BS, Aguilar-Cardova E, Vlachaki MT, Agulilar L, Mai WY, Caillouet J, Davis M, Miles B, Kadmon D, Ayala G, Lu hH, Chiu JK, Carpenter LS, Woo SY, Grant WH 3rd, Wheeler T, Thompson TC, Butler EB. Combining radiotherapy with gene therapy (from the bench to the bedside): a novel treatment strategy for prostate cancer. Oncologist. 2002; 7:458-66
  53. Huang, E. Teh, BS, Strother, DR, Davis, QG, Chiu, JK, Lu, HH, Carpenter, LS, Mai, W-Y, Chintagumpala, MM, South, M, Grant WH 3rd, Butler, EB, Woo, SY. Intensity-modulated radiation therapy for pediatric medulloblastoma: early report on the reduction of toxicity. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 52(3):599-605. 2002
  54. Woo SY, Grant W 3rd, McGary J, Teh BS, Butler EB. The evolution of quality assurance for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT): sequential tomotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56(1):274-286. 2003
  55. Amosson CM, Teh BS, Van TJ, Uy NW, Huang E, Mai WY, Woo SY, Chiu JK, Carpenter LS, Lu HL, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB. Dosimetric Predictors of Xerostomia for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Treated with the SMART (Simultaneous Modulated Accelerated Radiation Therapy) Boost Technique. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 56(1):136-144. 2003
  56. Teh BS, Bastach MD, Wheeler, TM, Mai WY, Frolov A, Uhl BM, Lu HH, Carpenter LS, Chiu JK, McGary, J, Woo SY, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB. IMRT for prostate cancer: Defining target volume based on correlated pathologic volume of disease. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 56(1):184-191. 2003
  57. Lu T-X, Mai W-Y, Teh BS, Zhao C, Han F, Huang Y, Deng X-W, Lu L-X, Huang, Zeng Z-F, Lin C-G, Lu HH, Chiu JK, Carpenter LS, Grant III WH, Woo SY, Cui N-J, Butler EB. Initial Experience of Using Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2004 58(3):682-687.
  58. Teh BS, Amosson CM, Mai WY, McGary J, Grant III WH, Butler EB. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) in the Management of Prostate Cancer. Cancer Investigation. 2004;22(6):913-924.
  59. Ahmad S, Vlachaki MT, Teslow TN, Amosson CM, McGary J, Teh BS, Woo SY, Butler EB, Grant WH III. Impact of setup uncertainty in the dosimetry of prostate and surrounding tissues in prostate cancer patients treated with Peacock/IMRT. Cancer Investigation. Spring 2005:30(1):1-7
  60. Teh BS, Dong L, McGary JE, Mai WY, Grant III WH, Butler EB. Rectal Wall Sparing by Dosimetric Effect of Rectal Balloon Used during Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) for Prostate Cancer. Medical Dosimetry. Spring 2005:30(1):25-30.
  61. Bastasch, M. D., Teh, B. S., Mai, W. Y., McGary, J. E., Grant, W. H., 3rd, & Butler, E. B. (2006). Tolerance of endorectal balloon in 396 patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (imrt) for prostate cancer. Am J Clin Oncol, 29(1), 8-11.
  62. Grant, Walter H III. Book Review: A practical guide to intensity modulated radiation therapy. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Volume 4, Issue 4 (Fall 2003), pp. 384.
  63. Grant, Walter H III. Chronicling IMRT. Advance for Imaging and Oncology Administrators, Volume 13, Issue 11 (November 2003) pp. 110-114.

Abstracts Given During Last Three Years

  1. Grant W, Yang JN. A mono-energetic component approach for photon spectrum modeling of a convolution/superposition based treatment planning system using Monte Carlo simulated energy spectrum. American Association of Physicists in Medicine(AAPM) Annual Meeting 2003.
  2. Chad M Amosson M.D., Teh BS, Amit K Garg, Wei Yuan Mai M.D., Shiao Y Woo M.D., J Kam Chiu M.D., L Steven Carpenter M.D., Hsin Lu M.D., Walter H Grant III Ph.D., and E Brian Butler M.D. Accelerated Fractionation for Head and Neck Cancer Using the Simultaneous Modulated Accelerated Radiation Therapy Boost Technique. Accepted for poster discussion at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 2003.
  3. Michael D Bastasch, M.D., Teh BS, Nilesh Patel, M.D., Hsin H Lu, M.D., L. Steven Carpenter, M.D., J. Kam Chiu, M.D., Walter Grant, Ph.D., Shiao Y Woo, M.D., E Brian Butler, M.D. Combined radioactive gold seed brachytherapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) "dose painting" via "SMART boost" in the treatment of localized prostate cancer: toxicity and biochemical control. Brachytherapy 2(1):52-53, 2003 (#OR-34).
  4. Mai WY, McGary JE, Teh BS, Grant WH, Butler EB. Evaluating equivalent uniform dose (EUD) in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer. The Cancer Journal 2004;10(Suppl 1):31.
  5. Teh BS, McGary JE, Prado C, Uy NW, Grant WH, Butler EB. Evaluation of peripheral zone dose-volume histogram (DVH) in dose escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. The Cancer Journal 2004;10(Suppl 1) (#P-5):45.
  6. Yogeswaren ST, Teh BS, Mai WY, Childress C, McGary JE, Grant WH, Butler EB. Radiation dose to testicles and serum testosterone levels in low risk prostate cancer patients undergoing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Accepted for poster presentation at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, October 3-7, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.
  7. Sinopoli MT, Teh BS, Mai WY, McGary JE, Grant III WH, Butler EB. Prostate specific antigen bounce in patients treated with definitive intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) alone for localized prostate cancer. Accepted for oral presentation at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), November 28 – December 3, 2004, Chicago, IL.
  8. Teh BS, Mai WY, Schroeder TM, Childress C, McGary JE, Grant III WH, Butler EB. Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) following radical prostatectomy: biochemical outcome and predictors of response. Accepted for poster presentation at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), November 28 – December 3, 2004, Chicago, IL.
  9. Teh BS, Shukla V, McGary JE, Mai WY, Hayman LA, Paulino AC, Grant WH III, Carpenter LS, Butler EB. Imporving target (CTV) delineation for genitor-urinary (GU) malignancies: a novel strategy based on anatomic and functional pelvic nodal pathways. Accepted for poster presentation at the 3rd Annual Cancer Center Symposium, November 4, 2005, Houston, Texas.

 

John E. McGary, Ph.D.

John E. McGary, Ph.D.

Certification

American Board of Physics, Radiation Oncology Physics, 2002

Education

  • Ph.D. Space Physics, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Academic Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1997 – Present

Awards

  • Dept. of ARMY (Principal Investigator)
    Exploration Hypothesis Development Award: Tumor localization using radio frequency implants, 2004 – 2006
  • Methodist Grant Foundation (Principal Investigator)
    Research Grants and Award Program: Radio frequency transponder for prostate tumor localization in radiation therapy, 2003 – 2005
  • Mike Hogg Foundation (Co- Investigator)
    Private Foundation Cancer Grants Development of a clinically based model to improve the prostate cancer cure, 2001 – 2003
  • NIH (Principal Investigator)
    Photon Dose Code Development for/ Conformal Therapy, 1994 – 1996
  • Cray Research (Principal Investigator)
    Interactive Photon Dose Code for Treatment Planning using a Cray Y-MP, 1993 – 1994
  • NASA (Principal Investigator)
    Venus Data Analysis Program: MHD Model for Solar Wind Interaction with the Venus Ionosphere, 1992 – 1994
  • NASA (Principal Investigator)
    Pioneer Venus Guest Investigator: MHD Modeling for Solar Wind Interaction, 1991 – 1992

Current Funded Projects

  • Intra-Tumoral Gene Delivery
    To develop hyrdogel gene delivery devices in collaboration with Texas A&MUniversity, 2007 – 2008
  • Nanoshell Gene Delivery Devices
    To develop nanoshell gene delivery devices in collaboration with Rice University, 2007 – 2008
  1. Amit K. Garg, Wei-Yuan Mai, John E. McGary, Walter H. Grant III, E. Brian Butler and Bin S. Teh, "Radiation proctopathy in the treatment of prostate cancer," International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 66, Issue 5, 1 December 2006, Pages 1294-1305.
  2. B.S. Teh, V. Shukla, J.E. McGary, W. Mai, L. Hayman, A.C. Paulino, W.H. Grant, L. Carpenter and E. Butler, "Improving Target (CTV) Delineation for Genitourinary (GU) Malignancies: A Novel Strategy Based on Anatomical and Functional Pelvic Nodal Pathways,"International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 63, Supplement 1, 1 October 2005, Page S332.
  3. Bastasch MD, Teh BS, Mai WY, McGary JE, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB, "
    Tolerance of endorectal balloon in 396 patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer,"Am J Clin Oncol. 2006 Feb;29(1):8-11.
  4. M. Beigel, and J McGary," Precise localization of subminiature inductive transponders," Proceedings European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, 2005.
  5. Teh BS, Dong L, McGary JE, Mai WY, Grant W 3rd, Butler EB, "Rectal wall sparing by dosimetric effect of rectal balloon used during intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer," Med. Dosim. 2005 Spring;30(1):25-30.
  6. Ahmad S, Vlachaki MT, Teslow TN, Amosson CM, McGary J, Teh BS, Woo SY, Butler EB, Grant WH 3rd., "Impact of setup uncertainty in the dosimetry of prostate and surrounding tissues in prostate cancer patients treated with Peacock/IMRT," Med. Dosim.. 2005 Spring;30(1):1-7.
  7. J. McGary, and B.Teh, "Real-time prostate localization using superconducting quantum interference devices," International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 60, Pages 617-617, 2004.
  8. J. E. McGary, " Theoretical foundation for real-time prostate localization using an inductively coupled transmitter and a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer system," J. App. Clin. Med. Phys, 5 (4), 29-45, 2004.
  9. Teh BS, Amosson CM, Mai WY, McGary J, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB, "Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in the management of prostate cancer," Cancer Invest. 2004;22(6):913-24.
  10. Woo SY, Grant W, McGary JE, Teh BS, Butler EB, "The evolution of quality assurance for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): Sequential tomotherapy," Int J Radiat. Oncol. Biol Phys, 56 (1), 274-286, 2003.
  11. Teh BS, Bastasch MD, Wheeler TM, Mai WY, Frolov A, Uhl BM, Lu HH, Carpenter LS, Chiu JK, McGary J, Woo SY, Grant WH, Butler EB, "IMRT for prostate cancer: Defining target volume based on correlated pathologic volume of disease," Int J Radiat. Oncol. Biol Phys, 56 (1), 184-191, 2003.
  12. Teh BS, McGary JE, Dong, L, et al., "The use of rectal balloon during the delivery of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer: more than just a prostate gland immobilization device?,"Cancer J. 2002 Nov-Dec;8(6):476-83.
  13. Teh BS, Woo SY, Mai WY, McGary, J. E., Carpenter LS, Lu HH, Chiu JK, Vlachaki MT, Grant WH 3rd, Butler EB, "Clinical experience with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) for prostate cancer with the use of rectal balloon for prostate immobilization,"Med Dosim 2002 Summer;27(2):105-13.
  14. J. E. McGary , B.S. Teh, E. B. Butler, and W. Grant, III "Prostate immobilization using a rectal balloon," J. App. Clin. Med. Phys, 2, 4, 2001.
  15. J. E. McGary and W. Grant, III "A clinical evaluation of setup errors for a prostate immobilization system," J. App. Clin. Med. Phys, 1, 4, 2000.
  16. J. E. McGary, W. Grant, III, S. Y. Woo "Applying the equivalent uniform dose formulation based on the linear-quadratic model to inhomogeneous tumor dose distributions: Caution for analyzing and reporting," J. App. Clin. Med. Phys, 1, 4, 2000.
  17. J. E. McGary , "CORVUS Optimization Algorithm and IMRT Planning Process,"3D Conformal Radiation Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in the Next Millennium," ed. J, Purdy, W. Grant III, J. Palta, B. Butler, and C. Perez, Advanced Medical Publishing, 2000.
  18. J. E. McGary , A. L. Boyer, and T. R. Mackie, "A Comparison of Monte Carlo and Analytic First Scatter Dose Spread Arrays," Med. Phys., 26, 751, 1999.
  19. J. E. McGary and W. Grant, III, "Comment on 'Reporting and analyzing dose distributions: A concept of equivalent uniform dose'", Med. Phys., 24, p. 1323, 1997.
  20. J. E. McGary and A. L. Boyer, " An interactive, parallel, three-dimensional fast Fourier transform convolution dose calculation using a supercomputer, Med. Phys., 24, p. 519, 1997.
  21. J. E. McGary , "MHD Simulations of Boundary Layer Formation Along the Dayside Venus Ionopause Due to Mass Loading," J. Geophys. Res., January, 1994.
  22. J. E. McGary , "Gasdynamic Simulations of the Solar Wind Interaction with Venus: Boundary Layer Formation," Planetary and Space Science, July, 1993.
  23. J. E. McGary , "A MHD Model for Non-Magnetic Planets," AIAA paper 93-3181, 1993.
  24. Cloutier, P. A., H. A. Taylor , and J. E. McGary, "Steady-State Flowfield Model of the Solar Wind Interaction with Venus: Global Implications of Local Effects," J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 92, pp. 7287-7307, July 1987.

Presentations, Abstracts, etc

  1. SS Desai, JE McGary, BS Teh, M Smiedala, W Grant, AC Paulino and EB Butler, "Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IG-IMRT) With Helical Tomotherapy for Prostate Cancer—Importance of Patient Registration for Alignment," International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Volume 66, Issue 3, Supplement 1, 1 November 2006, Page S379.
  2. J McGary and M Beigel," Precise localization of subminature inductive transponders," European Conference on Circuit Theory and Design, 2005.
  3. J McGary, "TomoTherapy HI-ART heterogeneity calculations " AAPM Anual Meeting 2005.
  4. D Followill, A Molineu, J McGary, N Hernandez1, G Ibbott, "Evaluation of the TomoTherapy Planning Station Heterogeneity Correction Algorithm using an Anthropomorphic Phantom," AAPM Anual Meeting 2005.
  5. D Followill, A Molineu, J McGary, G Ibbott, "Clinical Reference Dosimetry of a "Hi-Art II" Helical Tomotherapy Machine," AAPM Anual Meeting 2005.
  6. J. E. McGary, "Tomotherapy prostate planning: Transition from serial tomotherapy using NOMOS CORVUS MiMIC delivery to helical Tomotherapy using the TomoTherapy Hi-Art system," RSNA Annual Meeting 2004.
  7. Shahar KH, McGary JE, Mai WY, Caillouet J, Butler EB, Teh BS,"Retrospective analysis of late rectal bleeding in prostate cancer patients treated with intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT)," 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, October 3 – 7, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.
  8. B Teh, W Mai, TM Schroeder, JE McGary, PhD, WH Grant," Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Following Radical Prostatectomy: Biochemical Outcome and Predictors of Response," RSNA Annual Meeting 2004.
  9. Yogeswaren ST, Teh BS, Mai WY, Childress C, McGary JE, Grant H.W., Butler E.B.," Radiation dose to testicles and serum testosterone levels in low risk prostate cancer patients undergoing intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)," Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, October 3 – 7, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.
  10. Butler EB, Shukla V, Yogeswaren ST, Childress C, McGary JE, Teh BS, "Novel strategies to improve target delineation for head and neck cancers," 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, October 3 – 7, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia.
  11. J. E. McGary, "Real-time prostate localization using superconducting quantum interference devices," ASTRO Annual Meeting 2004.
  12. Teh BS, McGary JE, Prado C, Uy NW, Grant WH, Butler EB, "Evaluation of peripheral zone dose-volume histogram (DVH) in dose escalated intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. The Cancer Journal 2004;10(Suppl 1) (#P-5):45.
  13. J. E. McGary, "Tomotherapy prostate treatment: from sequential to helical," AAPM Annual Meeting 2004.
  14. Shahar KH, McGary JE, Mai WY, Caillouet J, Butler EB, Teh BS," Grading systems used in evaluating late gastrointestinal toxicity after IMRT for prostate cancer: a comparative study," The Cancer Journal, 2004;10(Suppl 1):33.
  15. J. E. McGary, "Three dimensional Real Time Tumor Localization using an Inductively Coupled Transmitter and a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) Magnetometer System," AAPM Annual Meeting 2004.
  16. McGary JE, Teh BS. Real time tumor localization using an inductively coupled transmitter and a superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometer system. The Cancer Journal, 2004;10(Suppl 1)(#P-38):56.
  17. Sinopoli MD, Teh BS, Mai WY, Shahar K, McGary JE, Butler EB, "Analysis of biochemical control following definitive intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) alone with endorectal balloon immobilization and dos escalation for localized prostate cancer," The Cancer Journal 2004;10(Suppl 1):31.
  18. Teh BS, McGary JE, Mai WY, Dong L, Carpenter LS, Lu HH, Chiu JK, Woo SY, Grant III WH, Butler EB, "The Use of Rectal Balloon During The Delivery of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) For Prostate Cancer – More Than Just A Prostate Gland Immobilization Device?" Presented at the 84th Annual American Radium Society Meeting. Puerto Rico.
  19. J. E. McGary, "Prostate immobilization with a rectal balloon catheter for IMRT: A prostate motion study," ASTRO Annual Meeting 2001.
  20. J. E. McGary, "A JAVA based monitor unit calculator to investigate a cross platform solution for simple applications," AAPM Annual Meeting 2001.
  21. McGary J, Teh BS, Grant WH, Butler EB, "Prostate Immobilization with Rectal Catheter / Balloon for IMRT: A Prostate Motion Study," Proceedings of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Forty-third Annual Meeting, San Francisco. Int J of Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 51(3) (Suppl 1):307 (#2159);2001.
  22. Grant W, McGary JE, Dong L, Teh BS, Butler EB, "Inverse TreatmentPlanning for Prostate Cancer: a Comparison of Corvus 3.0 and Corvus 1.0.", RSNA 2000.
  23. J. E. McGary, "CORVUS Optimization Algorithm and IMRT Planning Process," 3-D Conformal Radiation Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in the New Millennium, 1999.
  24. J. E. McGary and W. Grant, III, "Prostate localization using the NOMOS Peacock system, "AAPM Annual Meeting 1998.
  25. J. E. McGary and W. Grant, III, "Analyzing and Reporting Large Dose Inhomogeneities using the Equivalent Uniform Dose Formulation Based on the Linear-Quadratic Model," AAPM Annual Meeting 1998.
  26. W. Grant, III and J. E. McGary, "Validation Software for Peacock Intensity Modulated Treatment Plans Using Phantom Plan," AAPM Annual Meeting 1998.
  27. Teh BS, Uhl BM, Augspurger ME, Grant WH, McGary J, Herman JR, Nizin P, Woo SY, Butler EB.. "Intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for localized prostate cancer: preliminary results of acute toxicity compared to conventional and six-field conformal approach," ASTRO meeting, 1998.
  28. J. E. McGaryand W. Grant, III, "EUD and DVH parameters to report and analyze inhomogeneous dose distributions," AAPM Annual Meeting 1997.
  29. W. Grant, III, J. E. McGary, David Bellezza, David Bellinger, and E. B. Butler, "Conformal treatment of the prostate using intensity modulated radiotherapy and organ immobilization," AAPM Annual Meeting 1997.
  30. J. E. McGary and W. Grant, III, "Validation software for intensity modulated treatment plans generated by the Peacock planning system," Southwest Chapter of Medical Physicists, 1996.
  31. J. E. McGaryand A. L. Boyer, "An Interactive 3-D FFT Convolution Dose Calculation Using the Cray Y-MP," AAPM Annual Meeting 1993.
  32. J. E. McGary, A. L. Boyer, and T. R. Mackie, "A Comparison of Monte Carlo Dose Spread Arrays and Analytic Kernels for Use with Photon Convolution Calculations," AAPM Annual Meeting 1994.
  33. J. E. McGary and C. P. Li, " Aerodynamic Stability and Heating Analyses for the Aeroassist Flight Experiment Vehicle," Nasa Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Proceedings at Ames Research Center, p. 515, April 1989.

 

 

Isaac I. Rosen, Ph.D.

Isaac I. Rosen, Ph.D.

Certifications

American Board of Medical Physics, Radiation Oncology Physics, 1991
American Board of Radiology, Therapeutic Radiological Physics, 1980

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Academic Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-present

  1. JC O’Daniel, L Dong, DA Kuban, H Liu, N Schechter, S Tucker, I Rosen, “The delivery of IMRT with a single physical modulator for multiple fields: a feasibility study for paranasal sinus cancer,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 58(3):876-887 (2004).
  2. JM Galvin, G Ezzell, A Eisbrauch, C Yu, B Butler, Y Xiao, I Rosen, J Rosenman, M Sharpe, L Xing, P Xia, T Lomax, DA Low, J Palta, “Implementing IMRT in clinical practice,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 58(5):1616-1634 (2004).
  3. U Selek, R Cheung, M Lii, P Allen, RE Steadham, TR Vantreese, DJ Little, II Rosen, D Kuban, “Erectile dysfunction and radiation dose to penile base structures after prostate cancer radiotherapy: a lack of correlation,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 59:1039-1046 (2004).
  4. NL Childress, II Rosen, “Effect of processing time delay on the dose response of Kodak EDR2 film,” Med Phys 31(8):2284-2288 (2004).
    I Rosen, HH Liu, N Childress, Z Liao, “Interactively exploring optimized treatment plans,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 61:570-582 (2005).
  5. NL Childress, C Bloch, RA White, M Salehpour, II Rosen, “Detection of IMRT delivery errors using a quantitative 2D dosimetric verification system.” Med Phys 32(1):153-162 (2005).
  6. NL Childress, M Salehpour, L Dong, C Bloch, RA White, II Rosen, “Dosimetric accuracy of Kodak EDR2 film for IMRT verifications.” Med Phys 32(2):539-548 (2005).
  7. SF Kry, M Salehpour, DS Followill, M Stovall, DA Kuban, RA White, II Rosen, “The calculated risk of fatal secondary malignancies from intensity-modulated radiation therapy,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 62:1195-1203 (2005).
  8. SF Kry, M Salehpour, DS Followill, M Stovall, DA Kuban, RA White, II Rosen, “Out-of-field photon and neutron dose equivalents from step-and-shoot intensity-modulated radiation therapy,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 62:1204-1216 (2005).
  9. NL Childress, RA White, C Bloch, M Salehpour, L Dong, II Rosen, “Retrospective analysis of 2D patient-specific IMRT verifications,” Med Phys 32(4):838-850 (2005).
  10. B Dabaja, MR Salehpour, I Rosen, S Tung, WH Morrison, KK Ang, AS Garden, “Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) of cancers of the head and neck:  comparison of split-field and whole-field techniques,”  Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 63(4):1000-1005 (2005).
  11. HH Liu, P Balter, T Tutt, B Choi, J Zhang, C Wang, M Chi, D Luo, T Pan, S Hunjan, G Starkschall, I Rosen, K Prado, Z Liao, J Chang, R Komaki, JD Cox, R Mohan, L Dong, “Assessing respiration-induced tumor motion and internal target volume using four-dimensional computed tomography for radiotherapy of lung cancer,” Int J Rad Onc Biol Phys 68(2):531-540 (2007).
  12. TK Lee, II Rosen, JP Gibbons, RS Fields, KR Hogstrom, “Helical tomotherapy for parotid gland tumors,” 70(3):883-891 (2008).
  13. D Cheek, JP Gibbons, II Rosen, KR Hogstrom, “Accuracy of TomoTherapy treatments for superficial target volumes,” Med Phys 35(8):3565-3573 (2008).
  14. S Hunjan, G Starkschall, I Rosen, K Prado, N Tolani, P Balter, “Comparison of breath-hold and free-breathing positions of an external fiducial analysis of respiratory traces,” J App Clin Med Phys 9(3):34-42 (2008).\
  15. AB Beardmore, II Rosen, DA Cheek, RS Fields, KR Hogstrom, “Evaluation of MVCT images with skin collimation for electron beam treatment planning,” J App Clin Med Phys 9(3):43-57 (2008).
  16. JP Gibbons, K Smith, D Cheek, I Rosen, "Independent calculation of dose from a helical TomoTherapy unit," J App Clin Med Phys 10(1):103-119 (2009)

Book Chapters

  1. II Rosen, KM Rowinski, "Models for Iridium-192 Seed Implants," Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, IEEE Computer Society Press, Silver Springs, MD 354-358 (1984).
  2. II Rosen, RG Lane, "Treatment Plan Optimization for Conformal Therapy," Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Elsevier Science Publishers BV, The Netherlands, 357-360 (1987).
  3. T Blake, PA Hickling, RG Lane, AE Nahum, II Rosen, ME Rosenbloom, "Assessment of the Philips SL25 Linac for Conformation Therapy," Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Elsevier Science Publishers BV, The Netherlands, 537-540 (1987).
  4. RG Lane, CH Chow, MD Loyd, JL Laxton, II Rosen, “One Perspective of Quality Assurance in Radiation Therapy,” in Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy Physics, (Medical Physics Publishing Corporation, Madison, 1991).
  5. RG Lane, II Rosen, JA Belli, “Development of Computer-Controlled Radiation Therapy at the University of Texas Medical Branch,” Proceedings of the Philips Radiotherapy Users Meeting (1992).
  6. II Rosen, JA Purdy, “Computer Controlled Medical Accelerators,” in Advances in Radiation Oncology Physics: Dosimetry, Treatment Planning, and Brachytherapy, edited by JA Purdy (American Institute of Physics 1992).
  7. II Rosen, “Quality Assurance in Conformal Radiation Therapy,” in Radiation Therapy Physics, edited by AR Smith (Springer-Verlag, 1995), pp. 449-455
  8. II Rosen, "Treatment Planning for IMRT," in The Theory and Practice of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, edited by ES Sternick (Advanced Medical Publishing, Madison, 1997), pp. 37-49.
  9. KR Hogstrom, II Rosen, “Resources Needed to Support 3-D Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning,” in A Practical Guide to 3-D Planning and Conformal Radiation Therapy, edited by JA Purdy and G Starkschall (Advanced Medical Publishing, Madison, 1999), pp. 341-358.
  10. R Popple, II Rosen, "Delivery of Multiple IMRT Fields Using a Single Physical Attenuator," The Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, edited by W Schlegel and T Bortfeld, Springer, Berlin, 191-193 (2000).
  11. II Rosen, “Computer Optimization and Objective Functions,” in 3-D Conformal  and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy: Physics and Clinical Applications, edited by JA Purdy, WH Grant III, JR Palta, EB Butler and CA Perez (Advanced Medical Publishing, Madison, 2001), pp. 231-245.
  12. KR Hogstrom, JA Antolak, WF Hanson, JL Horton, II Rosen, AS Shiu, G Starkschall, “Clinical Radiation Physics,” in Radiation Oncology - Rationale, Technique, Results, edited by JD Cox and KK Ang (Mosby, St. Louis, 2002), pp. 63-96.

 

 

Ramiro Pino, Ph.D.

Ramiro Pino, Ph.D.

Certification

Texas Board of Licensure for Professional Medical Physicists, Temporary Licensed Medical Physicist, 2004

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Caracas, Venezuela

Academic Affiliations

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, 2008-present

  1. R. Pino, P.S. Nizin, “Heterogeneity inclusive pencil beam photon dose model” (2009) (in preparation).
  2. M. Romesberg, R. Pino, “A constant time pencil-beam algorithm for lung cancer treatment” (2009) (in preparation).
  3. S.L. Richardson, R. Pino, “Dosimetric effect of an air cavity for a new PBI applicator” (2009) (in preparation).
  4. J.N. Yang, R. Pino, “Analytical derivation of 6 MV radiosurgery cone factors”, Medical Physics 35, p. 4333-4341 (2008).
  5. R. Pino, O. Bokanowski, E.V. Ludena, R. Lopez-Boada, “Analysis of the stability of finite subspaces in density functional theory”, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 123, p. 189-196 (2009).
  6. R. Pino, O. Bokanowski, E.V. Ludena, R. Lopez-Boada, “A re-statement of the Hohenberg-Kohn theorem and its extension to finite subspaces”, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts 118, p. 557-561 (2007).
  7. R. Pino, G.E. Scuseria, “Laplace-transformed diagonal Dyson correction to quasiparticle energies”, Journal of Chemical Physics 121, p. 2553-2557 (2004).
  8. R. Pino, G.E. Scuseria, “Importance of chain-chain interactions on the band gap of trans-polyacetylene as predicted by second order perturbation theory”, Journal of Chemical Physics 121, p. 8113-8119 (2004).
  9. R. Pino, A.J. Markvoort, P.A.J. Hilbers, “Local Thomas-Fermi approximation for modeling the electronic structure of planar devices”, Physica B 325, p. 149-156 (2003).
  10. R. Pino, “Analysis of exchange and exchange-correlation potentials with nonzero constant asymptotics”, Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem) 624, p. 13-16 (2003).
  11. R. Pino, “Analysis of the Electronic Density Using Riemannian Geometry”, Europhysics Letters 63, p. 200-206 (2003).
  12. A.J. Markvoort, P.A.J. Hilbers, R. Pino, “Laterally coupled jellium-like 2D quantum dots”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 15, 6977-6984 (2003).
  13. R. Pino, A.J. Markvoort, R.A. van Santen, P.A.J. Hilbers, “Local functional derivative of the total energy and the shell structure in atoms and molecules”, Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem) 638, p. 91-98 (2003).
  14. V.M. Villalba, R. Pino, “Energy spectrum of the ground state of a two-dimensional relativistic hydrogen atom in the presence of a constant magnetic field”, Modern Physics Letters B 17, 1331-1341 (2003).
  15. R. Pino, A.J. Markvoort, R.A. van Santen, P.A.J. Hilbers, “Fully local orbital-free calculation of electronic structure using pseudopotentials”, Physica B 339, p. 119-129 (2003).
  16. R. Pino, “Solucion Exacta de Thomas-Fermi para Confinamiento Parabolico en Dos Dimensiones”, Ciencia 10, p. 269-273 (2002).
  17. V.M. Villalba, R. Pino, “Energy spectrum of a two-dimensional screened donor in a magnetic field of arbitrary strength”, Physica B 315, p. 289-296 (2002).
  18. R. Pino, G.E. Scuseria, “Purification of the first-order density matrix using steepest-descent and Newton-Raphson methods”, Chemical Physics Letters 360, p. 117-122 (2002).
  19. V.M. Villalba, R. Pino, “Analytic computation of the quantum levels of a two-dimensional hydrogenic donor in the presence of a constant magnetic field of arbitrary strength”, Revista Mexicana de Fisica 47, Suppl. 1, p. 24-29 (2001).
  20. V.M. Villalba, R. Pino, “Energy spectrum of a relativistic two-dimensional hydrogen-like atom in a constant magnetic field of arbitrary strength”, Physica E 10, p. 561-568 (2001).
  21. A.J. Markvoort, R. Pino, P.A.J. Hilbers, “Interpolating wavelets in Kohn-Sham electronic structure calculations”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2073, p. 541-550 (2001).
  22. R. Pino, A.J. Markvoort, P.A.J. Hilbers, “Estimating ground-state electronic properties of arrays of quantum dots using a local Thomas-Fermi-Dirac approximation”, European Physical Journal B 23, p. 103-106 (2001).
  23. R. Pino, V.M. Villalba, “Calculation of the energy spectrum of a two-electron spherical quantum dot”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 13, p. 11651-11660 (2001).

 

 

Paige L. Nitsch, M.S.

Paige L. Nitsch, M.S.

Education

  • M.S.  Medical Physics, University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and U.T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Awards

  • GSBS Student Travel Award, June 2007
  • Robert J. Shalek Fellowship, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, August 2005 – July 2006
  • Craig C. Brown Outstanding Senior Engineer Award, Texas A&M University, 2005
  • President’s Endowed Scholar, Texas A&M University, 2001-2005
  • Stinson Scholar, Department of Nuclear Engineering, Texas A&M University, 2001-2005
  • Department of Energy Scholar, DOE, 2002-2005
  • American Nuclear Society Scholar, ANS, 2003-2005
  1. Wolfsberger, L., Wagar, M., Nitsch, P., Bhagwat, M., and Zygmanski, P.  Angular dose dependence of Matrixx and its calibration.  J Appl Clin Med Phys.  2010; 11(1): 241-251.

 

 

Naresh B. Tolani, M.Sc., D.ABR

Naresh B. Tolani, M.Sc., D.ABR

Education

  • M.Sc.  Physics and Medical Physics, East Carolina University

Certification

  • American Board of Radiology, D.ABR – Therapeutic Radiologic Physics 1998

Academic Affiliation

  • Lecturer, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, U.Texas, MD. Anderson Cancer Center 2001- Current

 

  1. Radiation for Hodgkin Lymphoma in Young Female Patients: A New Technique to Avoid the Breasts and Decrease the Dose to the Heart
    International Journal of Radiation, Oncology*Biology*Physics Submitted Sept. 2009, Manuscript Number: ROB-D-09-01180R1
    B.S. Dabaja, N S. Rebueno,  A.Mazloom, S.Thorne, K Perrin, N. Tolani, P Das,  M. Delclos, P. Iyengar, V. Reed, P. Horace, M. Salehpour, U.T.Mdacc.

    Dosimetric characterization of a 131Cs brachytherapy source by thermoluminescence dosimetry in liquid water
    Med. Phys. Volume 35, Issue 12, pp. 5861-5868 (December 2008)  R.C. Tailor, G.S. Ibbott, S. Lampe, W. Bivens and Tolani N,

    Comparison of breath-hold and free breathing positions of an external fiducial by analysis of respiratory traces. J. Appl Clin Med Phys. 2008 Jun 23;9(3):2768.PMID: 18716589   Hunjan S, Starkschall G, Rosen I, Prado K, Tolani N, Balter P

    Thermoluminescence dosimetry measurements of brachytherapy sources in liquid water. Med Phys. 35 ((9), September 2008:   Tailor R, Ibbot G, Tolani N