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[edit] Reverse Chronological List of MS Program Graduates



[edit] 2014 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Brito Delgado, Amy "Measurements, Analysis and Comparison with Calculations of Peak Skin Doses During Common Interventional Radiology Fluoroscopy Procedures " Charlton PhD Student
Defoor, Dewayne "Evaluation of patient specific IMRT QA methods using EPID, dynalog files and Treatment Planning System" Papanikolaou PhD Student
Settles, F. David "An MR Compatible Exercise Device for Measuring PCr Recovery as an Index of Mitochondrial Metabolism" Clarke DMP Student
Stanley, Dennis "Evaluation Of The Stability Of Image Quality For Modern Day Linac Imaging Systems" Gutierrez PhD Student


[edit] 2013 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Briceno, John Michael "Evaluation of Acceptance Criteria for IMRT QA using Current Commercial Dose Validation Systems" Stathakis Medical Physicist
Cruz, Wilbert "A Comparison of Continuous Versus Discrete Data Acquisition for Linear Accelerator Dosimetric Characterization" Stathakis Medical Physicist
Nateras, Oscar "Retinal-Choroidal Blood Flow Decreases With Age: An MRI Study" Duong
Regan, Morgan T. "Determination and Comparison of Skin Dose During Volumetric Arc Therapy (VMAT) using Ultra-Thin TLDs" Stathakis Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics


[edit] 2012 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Biggers, Tara "Evaluation of Treatment of Cervical Cancer with Brachytherapy" Esquivel
Fox, Lindsey "The Retrospective Analysis of a Single Institution’s Clinical Experience with the Calypso System for Localization and Real-Time Tracking of the Prostate During External Beam Radiotherapy " Prete PhD student
Kim, Seongheon "Patient-Specific Dosimetric Quality Assurance (DQA) of High Dose, Small-Field IMRT Treatment Plans: Inter-Comparison of Multiple Commercially Available Planar Dosimeters" Gutierrez Medical Physicist
Zalman, Travis "Evaluation of Dosimetry Check Software for IMRT Patient Specific Quality Assurance" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR:Therapeutic Medical Physics


[edit] 2011 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Boone, Goldie "Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-Induced Heating of Deep Brain Stimulation Implants: an Empirical Specific Absorption Rate Evaluation" Clarke PhD student


[edit] 2010 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Massingill, Brian E. "Monte Carlo Modeling and Dosimetric Characterization of the Varian Novalis TX HD 120 Multileaf Collimator" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Thoreson, Kelly Furman "Determining the Applicability of the Landauer Nanodot as a General Public Dosimeter in a Diagnostic Facility" Charlton



[edit] 2009 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Ghahremani, Shabbou "In-Vivo Dose Measurement in Urethra with MOSFET Dosimeters used in Prostate Implant Post-Plan Evaluation" Sadeghi
Lanctot, Anthony "Biophysical Studies of Tendon to Elucidate Magic Angle MRI" Fullerton Radiology Research Wet Labs Manager
Smith, Mark S. "A Dosimetric Retrospective Analysis of Prostate Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy Planning using Multimodality Imaging" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Zhao, Xiaoqiang "Skin Dose Evaluation for Different Breast Radiotherapy Techniques using GAFChromic Film" Waggener



[edit] 2008 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Cerecero, Jennifer A. Watson "Designing, Implementing, and Conducting a Web-Based Radiation Safety Program for a Large Biomedical Research Institution" Charlton Medical Health Physicist & RSO
Markovic, Miljenko "Comparison of IMRT Delivery Methods" Bice Medical Physicist
Ramer, Rachelle "Application of Data Envelopment Analysis to Decisions in Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning" Papanikolaou Teacher
Ruiz-Gonzalez, Nestor "Use of Gafchromic EBT Film for In-Water Measurements of Surface Dose, Buildup Region and Other Dosimetric Parameters of 6, 9, 12, 16 and 20 MeV Electron Beams" Waggener Medical Physicist/USAF
Witzel, Joy "Operational and Radiation Safety Guidelines for Handheld Intraoral X-Ray Systems" Charlton Junior Medical Physicist



[edit] 2006 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Karaszewski, Michael "Prediction of Depth Dose Curve Shifts in Small Field Clinical Electron Beams" Bice Medical Physicist MDCB: Medical Dosimetrist, ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Shirah, Jason B. "Conceptus Dose Evaluations in Multislice/Multideitector Computed Tomography: A Comparison of CTDI Values" Clarke Medical Physicist USAF
Hu, Xuan "A Dosimetric Evaluation of the 2000 Diamond Edition Dose Calculation Management Software" Prete Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 2005 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Winter, David Scott "Investigation of the Dosimetric Characteristics of a Rotating, Curved Lumen in Mammosite HDR Brachytherapy" Sadeghi Medical Physicist/USAF ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics, ABR: Medical Nuclear Physics



[edit] 2004 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Ludolph, Daniel "Small Field Dosimetry Comparing Measured Data Versus the ADAC Pinnacle 3 Model" Bice Medical Physicist/VAMC
Patton (Voeltz), Lindsay "Characterizing the Dosimetric Impact of BAT Ultrasound Alignment for Prostate Cancer" Salter Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Volgamore, Curtis "A Dosimetric Evaluation of the NOMOS Sterotactic TALON System" Salter Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 2003 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Padelford, Timothy "Field Experiment Method to Determine the Modulation Transfer Function of a Computed Tomography Unit" Tucker Medical Physicist
Pramenko, William "Characterization of the Radiation Source Term from Radioiodine (I-131) Patients" Wiatrowski



[edit] 2002 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Clewlow, John "Measurement of Radiation Distribution of Soft Wedges" Waggener Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 2001 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Hageman, John P. "The Storage, Treatment and Disposal of Mixed Wastes Generated by Medical Facilities and Academic Institutions" Wiatrowski Principal Scientist & RSO ABHP: Certified Health Physicist
Howell, Rebecca "Calculation and Comparison of Dose to Point “H” according to the American Brachytherapy Society Recommendations for High_Dose Rate Brachytherapy for Carcinoma of the Cervix to the Dose to Point “A” based on the Revised Manchester System" Wiatrowski Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 1999 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Vizcarra, Santiago "A Dosimetric Intercomparison of Computerized Treatment Planning Systems used in Low Energy Prostate Brachytherapy" Wiatrowski deceased ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Kiefer, Eric "Timing Influence of Postimplant Transperineal Interstitial Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy Dosimetric Analysis" Bice Medical Physicist



[edit] 1998 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Walker, Arlie "A Method for Predicting Electron Output Factors at Extended Distances" Watts Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 1997 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Blough (Miller), Melissa Anne "Calculated Mammographic Spectra Confirmed with Attenuation Curves for Molybdenum, Rhodium and Tungsten Targets" Waggener Chief of Medical Physics ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 1996 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Balivada, Sudha "Methodology of Dose Calculations for High-Energy X-ray Fields with Blocks and Wedges" Watts Chief Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Rajpatyal, Baldey "Longitudinal Relaxation and Diffusion Measurements using Magnetic Resonance Signals from Laser Hyper-polarized 129-Xe Nuclei" R.F. Williams



[edit] 1995 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Franco-Cabrera, Maria del Carmen "Design of a Quality Control Program in Diagnostic Imaging Appropriate for Application in Mexican Institutions" Fullerton Medical Physicist, Mexico
Giles, Edwin "Characterization of the Ionizing Radiation Source Term in a Large Medical Facility" Wiatrowski Instructor in Medical Physics ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABSNM: Nuclear Medicine Physics & Instrumentation; ABSNM: Radiation Protection
Lankipalli, Bhujanga Rao "Evaluating Methods of Detecting Brain Boundaries in PET O-15 Water Activation Scans" Fox Staff Physicist ABMP: Diagnostic Imaging Physics; ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics



[edit] 1994 MS Graduates

Name Thesis Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Dominguez-Tinoco, Jose Antonio "Iridium-192 Radioactive Source Calibration for High Dose Rate Brachytherapy" Wiatrowski Medical Physicist ABMP: Radiation Oncology Physics
Sadeghi, Kevin Amir "Brachytherapy Dose Inhomogeneity Correction using I-125 Seeds in the Management of Carcinoma of the Nasopharynx" Bice Chief of Medical Physics ABR: Radiation Oncology Physics



[edit] Reverse Chronological List of PhD Program Graduates

[edit] 2016 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Ishaque, Mariam "Investigation of Pediatric Anoxic Brain Injury with Nonfatal Drowning using MRI" Fox Medical Student
Li, Karl "Quantifying Default Mode Network Connectivity for Biomarker Generation using Structural Equation Modeling" Fox Medical Student
Ripley, Erika "Quantitative Mitochondrial Dynamics in Skeletal Muscle of Type 2 Diabetes Susbjects Using 31-Phosphorus Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" Clarke Medical Physicist
Roth, Caleb Culp "The Role of Nanosecond Electric Pulse-Induced Mechanical Stress in Cellular Nanoporation" Glickman Research Intern USAF
Stanley, Dennis Nichols "Characterization and Evaluation of Ionizing and Non-ionizing Surface-Based Imaging Systems used in State-of-the-Art Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Techniques" Stathakis Medical Physics Resident
Tavakoli, Sina "Metabolic Divergence of Polarized Macrophages: Implications for Non-invasive Imaging of Vessel Wall Inflammation" Asmis Radiology Fellow
Zhou, Wei. "MRI of Visual Pathway in Glaucoma" Duong Medical Physics Resident


[edit] 2015 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Bergamo, Angelo M. "Possibilities and Implications of Biological Dose Evaluation" Gutierrez Sr. Medical Physicist ABR:Therapeutic Medical Physics
Defoor, Dewayne L. "Development of an End-to-end patient Specific Dose Monitoring System using EPID and MLC Log Files" Papanikolaou Medical Physics Resident
Jurkovic, Ines-Ana "Novel Approach to Lung Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Plan Evaluation and Delivery" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR:Therapeutic Medical Physics
Kauweloa, Kevin "Practical Aspects and Applications of the Biological Effective Dose Three-Dimensional Calculation for Multi-Phase Radiotherapy Treatment Plans" Papanikolaou Medical Physics Resident
Markovic, Miljenko "Evaluation of Detectors for the Small Field Measurements used for Clinical Radiation Dosimetry" Stathakis Medical Physicist
Riedel, Michael Cody "Hierarchical Perspectives in Intrinsic Brain Organization" Laird Research Post-Doc
Walker, John A. "Computed Tomography Perfusion for Assessing Vascularization in Small Animal en bloc Tissue Engineering Models" Weinke Assistant Prof. ABR:Radiology


[edit] 2014 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Barron, Daniel "Thalamic Connectivity in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy" Fox Psychiatry Resident
Ray, Kimberly "A Graph Theoretical Analysis of Human Intrinsic Connectivity Networks" Laird Postdoctoral Fellow
Valaparla, Sunil K. "MRI and MRS of Skeletal Muscle Lipids in Type 2 Diabetes" Clarke Medical Physicist


[edit] 2013 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Bresnen, Andrew "31P Magnetization Transfer Study of Cerebral Metabolism at 11.7 Tesla" Duong Yoga Instructor
Chung, Yi-Hsu (Stella) "Use of 99mTc-Labeling and Imaging Techniques for in vitro and in vivo Evaluation of Oral Liposomal Drug Delivery" Goins Medical Physics Resident
Hardman, Rulon "Prostate MRI Sequence Development and Protocol Limitations Investigation to Improve Prostate Cancer Detection" Peng Asst. Prof. Interventional Radiology ABR: Diagnostic Radiology
Huerta, Claudia H. "fMRI of Appetite: Implications for Obesity" Duong Diagnostic Medical Physicist
Lee, Yuan-Hao (Chris) "Radioprotection of Health Cells and Radiosensitivity of Tumor Cells by a Naturally-Occurring Compound" Glickman Research Post Doc
Li, Guang "Retinal and Choroidal Blood Flow Regulation in Rats" Duong Assistant Professor ABR: Diagnostic Medical Physics
Manning, Janessa "Functional Connectivity MRI in Pediatric Populations during Natural Sleep" Fox ‎Postdoctoral Fellow
Meyers, Pamela "Pediatric Radiotherapy: Dosimetric Comparison, Radiobiological Evaluation, and Secondary Cancer Risk Estimation between Conventional and State-of-the-Art Treatments" Stathakis Assistant Professor/Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics


[edit] 2012 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Kasraie, Nima "Phantoms and Methods for Cardiovascular Imaging" Clarke Clinical Imaging Medical Physicist DABSNM
Knaup, Courtney "Radiobiological Evaluation of Low Dose-Rate Prostate" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
McKay, David Reese "The Proper Study of Humankind is Human Mind: Discovering Imaging Phenotypes" Fox Postdoctoral Fellow
Page, Leland "Detection of Radiolucent Foreign Bodies Using Optoacoustic Imaging" Glickman Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Medical Physics
Vazquez Quino, Luis Alberto "Monte Carlo and EPID Dose Verification for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)" Papanikolou Medical Physicist ABR:Therapeutic Medical Physics
Wang, Xudong (Alan) "Neutron Dose Equivalent Inside and Outside the Treatment Room of Varian Clinac 23EX Accelerators" Charlton Medical Physicist ABR:Therapeutic Medical Physics
Ware, Steven "Image Guidance, Treatment Planning and Evaluation of Cancer Interstitial Focal Therapy Using Liposomal Radionuclides" Bao Medical Physics Resident
Zhang, Yi "Anatomical, Blood Flow and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Human Retina in Healthy and Diseased States" Duong Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Medical Physics


[edit] 2011 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Al-Senan, Rani M. "Characterization of Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimeters and Investigating Their Potential for Estimating Pediatric Organ Doses in Multi-Slice Computed Tomography" Hatab Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Medical Physics
Buckey, Courtney "Prostate Radiotherapy: Evaluating 3D-CRT, IMRT and VMAT Delivery Techniques, and Analyzing the Effects of Varying Dose Constraints During Optimization" Stathakis Assistant Professor / Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Calvo, Oscar "Dosimetric Evaluation and Application of Small Field Dosimetry by Means of Novel Detectors" Gutierrez Medical Physicist
Fuller, Clifton David "A map is not the territory: Evaluation of hardware modification, educational intervention, and software feedback for radiotherapy target volume delineation" Papanikolaou Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology ABR: Radiation Oncology
Giantsoudi, Drosoula "High Dose Rate Brachytherapy Treatment Plan Optimization Based on Biological Parameters" Papanikolaou Medical Physics Fellow
Goerner, Frank "Evaluation of Image Quality in Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Partially Parallel Imaging Methods" Clarke Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Medical Physics
Garcia-Rojas, Xavier "Image Guided Intratumoral Therapy of Head and Neck Solid Tumors" Phillips TMC Biodesign Innovation Fellow & Radiologist at Synergy Radiology Associates ABR: Diagnostic Radiology
Hrycushko, Brian "Focused Interventional Cancer Radiation Therapy Using Lipid Nanoparticle-Carried Radionuclides" Bao Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Szegedi, Martin "Validation of Newly Deployed Computational Tools for 4D Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy by a Clinically Relevant Phantom" Salter Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Wey, Hsiao-Ying (Monica) "Development of Multimodal MRI for Nonhuman Primate Studies and its Application to Stroke" Duong Instructor in Radiology
Zhou, Anqi "Improved Image Analysis Methods for Abdominal Fat Tissue Quantification in Magnetic Resonance Imaging" Peng


[edit] 2010 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Dzintars, Eric "Patient Specific Independent Dose Verification for Helical Tomotherapy" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist
Flowers, Laura (Strban) "Optimizing Computed Tomography Imaging for target Volume Delineation in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning" Tucker/Charlton Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
Guo, Bingi "Feasibility Investigation of Virtual Patient Guided Radiation Therapy (VPGRT)" Shi Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Lee, Yongsook (Cecelia) "Quality Assurance Procedures for Multimodality Preclinical Tumor Drug Response Testing" Fullerton/Goins Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Murray, Malcolm David "Cone Beam Computed Tomography: the Minimization of Artifacts due to Patient Respiratory Motion using Motion Management and Image Registration" Sadeghi Therapeutic Medical Physicist
Tack, Krystina M. "Low Dose Quantifiers and Patient-Determinded Urinary and Bowel Complications in Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy: Using the Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite, Sector Analysis, and Dose Volume Histograms" Bice Director of Medical Physics ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Tynan, Patricia "Development of Multi-leaf Collimator and Compensator-Based Techniques for Modulated Electron Radiotherapy" Stathakis Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Medical Physics
Yu, Hui "Low LET Radiation-Induced Non-Targeted Effect and Tumor Recurrance: Nuclear Factor Kappa B and Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Mediated Positive Feedback Mechanism" Natarajan Research Post-Doctoral Fellow


[edit] 2009 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Chang, Ting-Tung (Anthony) "Pre-Clinical Evaluation of 64Cu-bevacizumab as a Positron Emission Tomography Agent for Cancer Detection" Goins/Wang Laboratory Director
Jung, Juyoung Adam "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods for the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer" Fullerton Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging ABR: Diagnostic Radiology
Pokharel, Ghana Shyam "A Study on Optimization Techniques in HDR Brachytherapy for the Prostate" Sadeghi Radiation Oncology Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Roland, Teboh "Preclinical Verification Studies for 4D Real Time Target Tracking Radiotherapy of Lung Cancers" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Sarkar, Vikren "Uses of Megavoltage Digital Tomosynthesis in Radiotherapy" Papanikolaou Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Su, Fan-Chi (Frances) "Applications of the Effective Uniform Dose to Adaptive Tomotherapy and Four-Dimensional Treatment Planning" Papanikolaou Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Xu, Jun "Delivery of 4D Radiotherapy using Dynamic Multi-Leaf Collimators" Papanikolaou Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics


[edit] 2008 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Amurao, Maxwell "Investigating Collagen Hydration with Micro Computed Tomography" Fullerton Director, Medical Physics ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABR: Medical Nuclear Physics
Cardan (Boykin), Rex A. "Characterization of Radiofrequency Ablation Zones for the Purposes of Treatment Planning" Dodd Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
de la Fuente Herman, Tania. "The Impact of Dosimetric Optimization Using Respiratory Gating and Inhomogeneity Corrections on Potential Therapeutic Gain in Patients with Lung Cancer" Ahmad / Hevezi Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Lin, Lan "Development of Clinical Application of an Integrated Treatment Planning Platform for 4D Radiotherapy" Papanikolaou Clinical Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Munoz, Cynthia M. "Development of a Methodology to Determine Dosimetric Accuracy of Motion Tracking in Cyberknife Using a CIRS Dynamic Phantom" Waggener Clinical Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Soundararajan, Anuradha "Assessment of Therapeutic Response of Rhenium Labeled Liposomal Doxorubicin and Radiofrequency Ablation in Head and Neck Cancer" Goins Junior Medical Physicist
Sramek, Benjamin K. "Scatter Correction, Intermediate View Estimation and Dose Characterization in Megavoltage Cone-Beam CT Imaging" Waggener Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics


[edit] 2007 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Rahal, Andres "Improved Specificity of MRI Diagnosis of Collagenous Lesions in Tendon" Fullerton Radiologist/Assistant Professor ABR: Diagnostic Radiology
Zheng, Xiangpeng "Specificity and Feasibility of HN-5 Peptide for Diagnosis and Targeted Therapy of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas" Natarajan Assistant Professor


[edit] 2006 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Campos, Robin "Comparison of MCNPX and Measured Doses at Interfaces for Photon and Electron Beams" Waggener Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Chen, Hua Hsuan (Irene) "The Application of MRI and MRS in Psychiatry and Performance Evaluation of Magnetic Field Homogeneity in MRI" Soares/Clarke Medical Physicist/Instructor ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
Huang, Yu-Huei (Jessica) "Monte Carlo Modeling of the Mammosite® Treatments: Dose Effects of Air Pockets" Blough Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Lee, Jui-Min "Dosimetric Comparisons Between Mammosite Boost Brachytherapy and Conventional Electron Boost Brachytherapy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer" Sadeghi Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Lin, Ai-Ling "Verification of fMRI Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism Measurements by Comparison to PET" Gao Assistant Professor
Naik, Mehul "Dose Calculation of Megavoltage IMRT using Convolution Kernels Extracted from GafChromic EBT Film-measured Pencil Beam Profiles" Waggener Medical Physicist
Nes, Elena "Derivation of Photon Energy Spectra from Transmission Measurements Using Large Fields" Waggener Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Zavaleta, Cristina "The Development of Rhenium-Labeled Liposomes for the Targeted Radiotherapy of Ovarian Cancer" Goins Research Fellow
Zhao, Xia "Improvement and Application of Data-Driven Analyses on Functional MRI" Gao


[edit] 2005 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Afrashteh, Hossein "A Backprojection Dosimetry Method for Diagnostic and Orthovoltage X-ray from 40 to 140 kVp for Patients and Phantoms" Waggener Medical Physicist/Iran
Howell, Rebecca "Calculation of Whole Body Effective Dose from Measurements of Secondary Neutron Spectra and Scattered Photon Dose" Fullerton Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Andrews, Trevor "Quantification of Myelin with Magnetic Resonance Imaging" Lancaster MRI Scientist/Philips Medical
Cheek, Dennis "A Unified optimization Platform Comparison of Three Radiosurgery Techniques: Gamma Knife, Brainlab Micro-MLC and NOMOS MIMIC" Salter Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Cheng, Chih-Yao "Dosimetric Impact of Multi-Directional Delivery and Beam Size on Intensity Modulation Serial Tomotherapy" Salter Regional Chief Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Krasnosselskia, Lada "Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Study of the Collagen Matrix in Tendon" Fullerton MRI Scientist/Varian
Rassiah-Szegedhi, Premavathy "Characterization of Dose in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy of Lung Lesions via Monte Carlo Calculation" Salter Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Rhoades, IV Samuel J. "The Application of Strontium-90 / Yttrium-90 for the Prevention of Abdominal Adhesions" Hevezi Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Ruan, Chun "Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for the Investigation of Coronary Artery Disease" Clarke Associate Professor ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Tanyi, James "Ramifications of Target Motion in Localization and Dosimetry for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy" Salter Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics


[edit] 2004 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Yee, Seong-Hwan "Measurement of Oxygen Metabolic Rate and Hemodynamic Variables in the Rat Brain using Positron Emission Tomography" Fox Assistant Professor ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Hanny, Paul A. "Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Dose Distributions using Physical Modulators" Bice Director of Medical Physics ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics, ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Lu, Cenney "6 MV X-ray Spectra Obtained by Small Field Size Attenuation Measurements in Water and their use in Small Field Size Dosimetry" Waggener Medical Physicist ABR: Therapy Physics; MDCB: Certified Medical Dosimetrist
Esquivel, Carlos "Development of a Low-kVp X-Ray System for Treating Choroidal Melanoma" Waggener Assistant Professor ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Nelson, David M. "Determination of AAPM TG #43 Dosimetry Parameters for Best Industries Model 81-02 Au-198 Brachytherapy Source and their Relevance to Patient Dosimetry" Wiatrowski Chief Physicist ABMP: Radiation Oncology Physics


[edit] 2003 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Bao, Ande "99mTc/186Re/188Re Labeled Liposomes for Diagnostic Imaging and Tumor Radionuclide Therapy" Goins Assistant Professor ABR: Medical Nuclear Physics
Feng, Ching-Mei "Measurement of Physiological Parameters During Brain Activation Using fMRI" Gao Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Ozus, Bahadir "Single and Multiple Quantum Coherences in Biomedical Magnetic Resonance" Clarke Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Lankipalli, Bhujanga "Computer Model for Studying the Detection of Intraoral Pathology using Digital Radiography" McDavid Medical Physicist ABMP: Diagnostic Imaging Physics; ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Medina Velazquez, Luis "Evaluation of the Avidin/Biotin-Liposome System Injected in Pleural Space and Peritoneum for Drug Delivery to Mediastinal Lymph Nodes" Goins Assistant Professor, UNAM, Mexico
Wieckowska, Bronislawa E. "Bone Mineral Measurement using X-Ray Spectral Analysis" Waggener Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics

[edit] 2002 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Heintz, Bret "Intra-Operative Dosimetric Evaluation for Transperineal Interstitial Permanent Prostate Implants" Hevezi Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Pongnapang, Napapong "Utility of Myocardial T1 Measurements in the Setting of Progressive Coronary Occlusion" Clarke Assistant Professor, Mahidol University, Bangkok


[edit] 2001 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Kochunov, Peter "Development of Octree Spatial Normalization for Human Brain Mapping" Lancaster Associate Professor of Psychiatry ABMP: MRI Physics
Nickerson, Lisa "Methodology for Rigorous Statistical Comparison of Activations Measured using PET and fMRI" Gao Instructor in Psychiatry
Shelton, Gina L. "Utilization of Electronic Portal Imaging Devices for the Design, Fabrication and Verification of Compensating Devices" Wiatrowski Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics


[edit] 2000 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Liu, Ho-Ling "Development and Application of Perfusion Based Functional MRI" Gao Medical Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
Tucker, Jonathan E. "X-Ray Spectral Optimization for Mammography Applications using Signal-to-Noise Ratio" Waggener Medical Physicist ABHP: (Any); ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 1999 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Blough (Miller), Melissa Anne "Comparison of Brachytherapy Dose Distributions based on Transmission Dose Measurements in Order to Quantify Source Motion" Waggener Chief Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Dubois, Donald "Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Permanent Prostate Bracytherapy" Bice Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Mercier, John R. "Measurement and Monte Carlo Prediction of Diagnostic Tungsten X-ray Spectra" Kopp Radiological Physicist ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABR: Medical Nuclear Physics; Professional Engineer
Prete, James J. "The Tumor Control Probability Model for Transperineal Permanent Prostate Brachytherapy and Prostate-Specific Antigen Failure Free Survival" Bice Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 1998 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Chen, Di "Reconstruction of 6 MV Photon Energy Spectra Utilizing Transit Dosimetry and Evaluation of its Impact on De Novo Dose Calculation in Clinical Dosimetry" Waggener Medical Physicist ABMP: Radiation Oncology Physics; ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Lee, Nina E.M. Medical Physicist, BAMC ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Lemen, Lisa C. Assoc. Prof. of Clinical Radiology ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABR: Medical Nuclear Physics; ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Orang-Khadivi, Kourosh "Noninvasive In Vivo Characterization of a Breast Tumor Model by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Utility of Water Self-Diffusion, Contrast Agents and magnetization Transfer techniques" Robert Williams Director, Med Physics & Dosimetry Dept ABMP: Radiation Oncology Physics
Zhang, Xiaoyuan (Sean) Associate Professor, Radiation Physics ABMP: Diagnostic Imaging Physics; ABMP: Radiation Oncology Physics



[edit] 1996 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Gurgoze, Erdal M. "Effects of Tissue Compensators on Dose Uniformity in Breast Irradiation" Bice Chief Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Kanal, Kalpana M. "Influence of Globular Protien Conforomation on Cellular Hydration and MRI Contrast" Fullerton Associate Professor of Diagnostic Physics ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
Keener, Carl "Algorithm for Predicting Peptide Nonideality in Water" Fullerton Medical Physicist ABMP: Diagnostic Imaging Physics; ABR: Diagnostic Radiologic Physics; ABMP: Medical Health Physics; ABR: Medical Nuclear Physics; ABMP: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Physics
Sadeghi, Amir Hevezi Chief of Medical Physics ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Salter, Bill J. Jr. "The Clinical Potential of High Energy, Intensity and Energy Modulated Electron Beams Optimized by Simulated Annealing for Conformal Radiotherapy" Hevezi Associate Professor & Chief ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] 1995 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Herndon, Robert Craig "Quantification of White Matter and gray Matter from Magnetic Resonance Images Using Fuzzy Classifiers" Lancaster Medical Physicist ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics
Xiong, Jinhu "Optimization of Functional MRI for Clinical Human Brain Mapping" Fox Associate Professor of Radiology



[edit] 1994 PhD Graduates

Name Dissertation Title Supervisor Current Occupation Board Certification
Alyassin, Abdalmajeid "Volume and Surface Measurements from Tomographic Images: In Vivo Validation of an Unsupervised Method" Lancaster Associate Professor, Yarmouk Univ., Jordan
Downs, Joseph Hunter III "A Convex Hull Method for Surface Based Spatial Normalization of the Brain" Lancaster Chief Science Officer
Watts, Ronald "The Effect of Large Field Wedge Filters on Stopping Power Ratios" Hevezi Medical Physicist/Product Manager ABMP: Radiation Oncology Physics; ABR: Therapeutic Radiologic Physics



[edit] Medical Physicists from Previous UTHSCSA Graduate Programs


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