Resident Research

Residents are encouraged to initiate their own clinical research projects or work on research projects under the supervision of staff physicists. The research project requirement is optional and shall not compromise the residents’ clinical training. Projects can be initiated any time during the residency, as long as the clinical training objectives are met and the training requirements are fulfilled. Many past residents have published manuscripts and successfully presented their research at local and national conferences:

2021:

  1. Wong J, Wisnoskie S, Nie W, Lei Y, Besemer A"Initial Experience with Varian Portal Dosimetry Patient-Specific QA", AAPM Abstract, 2021

  2. Hyun M, Besemer A, Wisnoskie S, Lei Y, Li S, Schott D, Wang S, Zheng D, Koth J, Bartenhagen L, "Development of a Flipped-Classroom Style Medical Physics Course for Radiation Therapist Students" , AAPM Abstract, 2021

  3. Wong J, Lei Y, Wisnoskie S, Granatowicz A, Wang S, Besemer A, Hyun M, Zhou S, Enke C, Fan Q, "Validation of ClearCalc Photon Secondary Check Dose Calculation Algorithm", AAPM Abstract, 2021

  4. Wong J, “Stability of Radiomic Features due to interobserver and interdisciplinary segmentation in pancreatic cancer”, MRV AAPM Young Investigator Symposium, 2021

  5. Wong J, “Making Predictions from Pictures with Radiomics”, MRV AAPM Med Phys Slam, 2021

  6. Wisnoskie S, “Think Fast! – Automating Emergency Planning”, MRV AAPM Med Phys Slam, 2021

  7. Wong J, Baine M, Wisnoskie S, Bennion N, Zheng D, Lei Y, Dalal V, Hollingsworth M, Lin C, and Zheng D. "Effects of interobserver and interdisciplinary segmentation variabilities on CT-based radiomics for pancreatic cancer." Scientific Reports 11.1 (2021): 1-12.

2020:
  1. Wisnoskie S, “Electronic Tissue Compensation Technique and Tangential Whole Breast Irradiation", MRV AAPM Young Investigator Symposium, 2020

  2. Nie W, "Making Offline Adaptive Radiation Therapy a Reality Using Velocity" Midwest Radiation Oncology Symposium, Invited Talk, 2020

  3. Wisnoskie S, Liang X, Wahl AO, Bennion NR, Granatowicz AD, Zhou S, Zheng D. Using flattening filter free beams in electronic tissue compensation whole breast irradiation with deep inspiration breath hold. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 2020 Dec 3.

2019:
  1. Wang S., Zheng D., Lin C., Lei Y., Verma V., Smith A., Ma R., Enke C.A. and Zhou S. "Technical assessment of an automated treatment planning on dose escalation of pancreas stereotactic body radiotherapy." Technology in cancer research & treatment 18 (2019): 1533033819851520.

  2. Smith A, Granatowicz A, Stoltenberg C, Wang S, Liang X, Enke CA, Wahl AO, Zhou S, Zheng D. Can the student outperform the master? A plan comparison between pinnacle auto-planning and eclipse knowledge-based rapidplan following a prostate-bed plan competition. Technology in cancer research & treatment. 2019 Jun 7;18:1533033819851763.

  3. Smith A, Granatowicz A, Stoltenberg C, Wang S, Liang X, Zhou S, Enke C, Wahl A, Zheng D, "Can the Student Outperform the Master? A plan comparison between Pinnacle Auto-Planning and Eclipse knowledge-based RapidPlan using a quantitative plan quality metric", AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting, Orlando FL, March 2019

2018:

  1. Du, Q., Zhang, C., Zhu, X., Liang, X., Zhang, C., Verma, V., Follet, K., Wang, S., Fan, Q., Ma, R. and Zhou, S “Application of Statistical and Computational Methodology to Predict Brainstem Dosimetry for Trigeminal Neuralgia Stereotactic Radiosurgery.” Medical Physics, vol. 45, no. 5, 2018, pp. 1822–1831., doi:10.1002/mp.12852

  2. Hyun M, Ma R, Diener T. Commissioning and Accuracy of On-Board Imaging and Optical Surface Tracking for Three Varian Linear Accelerators. MEDICAL PHYSICS 2018 Jun 1 (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E592-E592).

  3. Zheng D, Liang X, Smith A, Diener T, Fan Q, Hyun M, Wang S, Lei Y, Li S, Zhou S. The Effect of Dose Calculation Algorithms on Lung SBRT Optimization and Plan Quality Scoring. InMEDICAL PHYSICS 2018 Jun 1 (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E522-E522).

  4. Smith A, Zhou S, Wahl A, Zheng D, Wang S, Lei Y, Fan Q. Evaluation of the Applicator Library Modelling Based Planning for Tandem and Ring HDR Treatment of Cervical Cancer. In MEDICAL PHYSICS 2018 Jun 1 (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E245-E245).

  5. Smith A, Hyun M, Zheng D. Clinical Implementation of Single-Source, Dual-Energy CT Simulation in Radiotherapy. InMEDICAL PHYSICS 2018 Jun 1 (Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. E148-E148).

2017:

  1. Zvolanek, K., Ma, R., Zhou, C., Liang, X., Wang, S., Verma, V., Zhu, X., Zhang, Q., Driewer, J., Lin, C. and Zhen, W., 2017  “Still Equivalent for Dose Calculation in the Monte Carlo Era? A Comparison of Free Breathing and Average Intensity Projection CT Datasets for Lung SBRT Using Three Generations of Dose Calculation Algorithms.” Medical Physics, vol. 44, no. 5, 2017, pp. 1939–1947., doi:10.1002/mp.12193

  2. Zhou, C., Bennion, N., Ma, R., Liang, X., Wang, S., Zvolanek, K., Hyun, M., Li, X., Zhou, S., Zhen, W. and Lin, C. “A Comprehensive Dosimetric Study on Switching from a Type-B to a Type-C Dose Algorithm for Modern Lung SBRT.” Radiation Oncology, vol. 12, no. 1, 2017, doi:10.1186/s13014-017-0816-x

  3. Zhou S, Wu Q, Li X, Ma R, Zheng D, Wang S, Zhang M, Li S, Lei Y, Fan Q, Hyun M, Diener T,  Enke C “Using Weighted Power Mean for Equivalent Square Estimation.” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, vol. 18, no. 6, 2017, pp. 194–199., doi:10.1002/acm2.12201.

2016:

  1. Wang, S., C. Zhang, D. Zheng, R. Ma, X. Zhu, N. R. Bennion, Y. Lei, C. A. Enke, and S. Zhou “Automatic Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Planning on Hippocampal Avoidance Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy.” International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics, vol. 96, no. 2, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.2294

  2. Ma, R., D. Zheng, S. Wang, X. Zhu, N. R. Bennion, C. A. Enke, S. Zhou, and A. O. Wahl. "Analysis of Air Cavity Volume Change in Balloon-based High-Dose-Rate Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation." International Journal of Radiation Oncology• Biology• Physics 96, no. 2 (2016): E45.  doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.706

  3. Wang S, Zhang C, Zheng D, Ma R, Zhu X, Bennion NR, Lei Y, Enke CA, Zhou S. Automatic Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Planning on Hippocampal Avoidance Whole-Brain Radiation Therapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology• Biology• Physics. 2016 Oct 1;96(2):E665-6. doi:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2016.06.2294.

  4. Ma R, Zhu X, Li S, Zheng D, Lei Y, Wang S, Verma V, Bennion N, Wahl A, Zhou S. WE‐DE‐201‐02: A Statistical Analysis Tool for Plan Quality Verification in HDR Brachytherapy Forward Planning for Cervix Cancer. Medical Physics. 2016 Jun;43(6Part39):3808-.  doi:10.1118/1.4955556.

  5. Ma R, Zhu X, Li S, Zheng D, Lei Y, Wang S, Verma V, Bennion N, Wahl A, Zhou S. WE‐DE‐201‐02: A Statistical Analysis Tool for Plan Quality Verification in HDR Brachytherapy Forward Planning for Cervix Cancer. Medical Physics. 2016 Jun;43(6Part39):3808-. doi:10.1118/1.4957807

  6. Ma, R,  “Analysis of Air Cavity Volume Change in Balloon-Based High-Dose-Rate Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation.” MRV AAPM Young Investigators’ Symposium, 2016