New Paper

Dose distributions to heart, lung, and target showing the difference in dose to these structures at the second and third weeks of treatment.

We’ve recently published a new paper Lung and Heart Dose Variability During Radiation Therapy of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer” in International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, looking at the difference between the expected, planned radiation dose to lung and heart relative to the estimated delivered dose to actual anatomy during the course of treatment. The […]

Congratulations, Chris!

Photo of Chris Guy.

Congratulations to Chris Guy on matching for a medical physics residency. We are all excited that Chris matched here at VCU, and will stay on in the department. Chris will begin his residency in July, after he completes his Ph.D. studies.

Congratulations, Nicky!

Photo of Nicky Mahon.

Congratulations to Nicky Mahon, who was awarded the VCU Kennedy Scholarship. This award recognizes outstanding academic achievement and advancing the presence of women in higher education. Nicky also received a Phi Kappa Phi award for scholarly achievement this year. Congratulations, Nicky!

New Paper

Image from Nate Tennyson's paper showing differences in tumor position at baseline and the fifth week of radiation therapy due to atelectasis changes.

We’ve recently published a new paper “The Effect of Variations in Atelectasis on Tumor Displacement During Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Lung Cancer” in Advances in Radiation Oncology, focusing on how atelectasis (partially collapsed lung) affects tumor position during image-guided radiotherapy. The first author is Nate Tennyson, M.D., a radiation oncology resident who has worked on […]

Featured article in Medical Physics

Congratulations to Chris Guy. His article, “Effect of atelectasis changes on tissue mass and dose during lung radiotherapy” was featured as the Editor’s Choice in Medical Physics, Volume 43, Issue 11 (November 2016). One of his figures was also selected as the cover image.

New Paper

Motion compensated reconstructions compared to baseline helical CT scans.

We’ve recently published a new paper “A longitudinal four-dimensional computed tomography and cone beam computed tomography dataset for image-guided radiation therapy research in lung cancer” in Medical Physics. This paper is the first published in a new format, Medical Physics Datasets Articles, which describe publicly-available datasets for medical physics research. Our dataset is a set of […]

Congratulations, Shufei!

Photo of Shufai Chen.

Congratulations to Shufei Chen, Ph.D.! Shufei’s thesis is entitled, “Markerless tracking of lung tumors in cone beam CT projections”. She successfully defended on May 18, 2016. Shufei has accepted a position as a staff physicist at Elekta, Inc. in Shanghai, China. Best of luck, Shufei!

Riblett Lindau meeting

Student Matt Riblett holding a Nobel Prize in Physics medal.

Matt Riblett has been selected to attend the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting this summer in Lindau, Germany. Matt was one of thirty three U.S. graduate students, and the only medical physics student, selected to attend this gathering of students and 31 Nobel laureates. The U.S. delegation is organized by Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Press: […]