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Publications

  1. D. A. Granville, N. Sahoo and G. O. Sawakuchi. “Linear energy transfer dependence of Al2O3:C optically stimulated luminescence detectors exposed to therapeutic proton beams,“ Radiat. Meas., accepted (2014).
  2. X. R. Zhu, F. Poenisch, M. Lii, G. O. Sawakuchi, U. Titt, M. Bues, X. Song, X. Zhang, Y. Li, G. Ciangaru, H. Li, M. B. Taylor, K. Suzuki, R. Mohan, M. T. Gillin, and N. Sahoo, “Commissioning dose computation models for spot scanning proton beams in water for a commercially available treatment planning system,” Med. Phys. 40, 041723 (2013)
  3. M. Derveni, M. Allen, G. O. Sawakuchi, E. G. Yukihara, L. Richter, M. Sims and D. C. Cullen, “Survivability of immunoassay reagents exposed to the space radiation environment onboard the ESA BIOPAN-6 platform as a prelude to performing immunoassays on Mars,” Astrobiology 13, 92-102 (2013)
  4. A. A. Omotayo, J. E. Cygler and G. O. Sawakuchi. “The effect of different bleaching wavelengths on the sensitivity of Al2O3:C optically stimulated luminescence detectors (OSLDs) exposed to 6 MV photon beams,” Med. Phys. 39, 5457-68 (2012)
  5. A. Anand, N. Sahoo, X. R. Zhu, G. O. Sawakuchi, F. Poenisch, R. A. Amos, G. Ciangaru, U. Titt, K. Suzuki, R. Mohan and M. T. Gillin. “A procedure to determine the planar integral spot dose values of proton pencil beam spots,” Med. Phys. 39, 891-900 (2012)
  6. G. O. Sawakuchi and E. G. Yukihara. “Analytical modeling of relative luminescence efficiency of Al2O3:C optically stimulated luminescence detectors (OSLDs) exposed to high-energy heavy charged particles,” Phys. Med. Biol. 57, 437-454 (2012)
  7. J. A. Bartz, G. J. Sykora, T. H. Underwood, D. N. Nichiporov, G. O. Sawakuchi and M. S. Akselrod. “Evaluation of aluminum oxide fluorescent and OSL detectors in proton radiotherapy beams,” Radiat. Meas. 46, 1974-1978 (2011)
  8. L. A. Perles, D. Mirkovic, G. O. Sawakuchi and U. Titt. “Monte Carlo investigation of rebinning material density distributions of lung parenchyma phantoms in proton therapy,” Nucl. Tech. 175, 22-26 (2011)
  9. U. Titt, D. Mirkovic, G. O. Sawakuchi, L. A. Perles, W. D. Newhauser, P. J. Taddei and R. Mohan. “Adjustment of lateral and longitudinal size of scanned proton–beam spots using a pre-absorber,” Phys. Med. Biol. 55, 7097–7106 (2010)
  10. G. O. Sawakuchi, D. Mirkovic, L. A. Perles, G. Ciangaru, N. Sahoo, X. R. Zhu, K. Suzuki, M. T. Gillin, R. Mohan and U. Titt. “An MCNPX model of a scanning proton beam therapy nozzle,” Med. Phys. 37, 4960-4970 (2010)
  11. G. O. Sawakuchi, N. Sahoo, P. Gasparian, M. Rodriguez, L. Archambault, U. Titt and E. G. Yukihara. “Determination of LET of therapeutic proton beams using the optically stimulated luminescence of Al2O3:C detectors,” Phys. Med. Biol. 55,  4963-4976 (2010)
  12. G. O. Sawakuchi, X. R. Zhu, F. Poenisch, K. Suzuki, U. Titt, A. Anand, R. Mohan, M. T. Gillin and N. Sahoo. “Experimental characterization of the low-dose envelope of proton pencil beams,” Phys. Med. Biol. 55, 3467-3478 (2010)
  13. E. G. Yukihara, P. B. R. Gasparian, G. O. Sawakuchi, C. Ruan, S. Ahmad, C. Kalavagunta, W.J. Clouse, N. Sahoo and U. Titt. “Medical applications of optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs),” Radiat. Meas. 45, 658-662 (2010)
  14. G. O. Sawakuchi, U. Titt, D. Mirkovic, G. Ciangaru, X. R. Zhu, N. Sahoo, M. T. Gillin and R. Mohan. “Monte Carlo investigation of the low-dose envelope from scanned proton pencil beams,” Phys. Med. Biol. 55, 711-721 (2010)
  15. M. T. Gillin, N. Sahoo, M. Bues, G. Ciangaru, G. O. Sawakuchi, F. Poenisch, B. Arjomandy, C. Martin, U. Titt, K. Suzuki, A. R. Smith and X. R. Zhu. “Commissioning of the discrete spot scanning proton beam delivery System at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Proton Therapy Center, Houston,” Med. Phys. 37, 154-163 (2010)
  16. G. Ciangaru, N. Sahoo, X. R. Zhu, G. O. Sawakuchi and M. T. Gillin. “Computation of doses for large-angle Coulomb scattering of proton pencil beams,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54, 7285-7300 (2009)
  17. G. Reitz, T. Berger, P. Bilski, R. Facius, M. Hajek, V. Petrov, M. Puchalska, D. Zhou, J. Bossler, Y. Akatov, V. Shurshakov, P. Olko, M. Ptaszkiewicz, R. Bergmann, M. Fugger, N. Vana, R. Beaujean, S. Burmeister, D. Bartlett, L. Hager, J. Pálfalvi, J. Szabó, D. O’Sullivan, H. Kitamura, Y. Uchihori, N. Yasuda, A. Nagamatsu, H. Tawara, E. Benton, R. Gaza, S. McKeever, G. O. Sawakuchi, E. Yukihara, F. Cucinotta, E. Semones, N. Zapp, J. Miller, J. Dettmann. “Astronauts organ doses as inferred from measurements in a human phantom outside the ISS,” Radiation Research 171, 225-235 (2009)
  18. G. O. Sawakuchi, E. G. Yukihara, S. W. S. McKeever, R. Gaza, Eric R. Benton, Y. Uchihori, N. Yasuda and H. Kitamura. “Relative optically stimulated luminescence and thermoluminescence efficiencies of Al2O3:C dosimeters to heavy charged particles with energies relevant to space and radiotherapy dosimetry,” J. Appl. Phys. 104, 124903 (2008)
  19. G. O. Sawakuchi, U. Titt, D. Mirkovic and R. Mohan. “Density heterogeneities and the influence of multiple Coulomb and nuclear scatterings in the Bragg peak distal edge of proton beams,” Phys. Med. Biol. 53, 4605-4619 (2008)
  20. G. O. Sawakuchi, E. G. Yukihara, S. W. S. McKeever and E. R. Benton. “Overlap of heavy charged particle tracks and the change in shape of optically stimulated luminescence curves of Al2O3:C,” Radiat. Meas. 43, 194-198 (2008)
  21. G. O. Sawakuchi, E. G. Yukihara, S. W. S. McKeever and E. R. Benton. “Optically stimulated luminescence fluence response of Al2O3:C exposed to different types of radiation,” Radiat. Meas. 43, 450-454 (2008)
  22. F. Vanhavere, J. L. Genicot, D. O’Sullivan, G. O. Sawakuchi, F. Spurny, E. G. Yukihara, and D. Zhou. “Dosimetry of biological experiments in space (DOBIES) with luminescence (OSL and TL) and track etch detectors,” Radiat. Meas. 43, 694-697 (2008)
  23. J. M. Edmund, C. E. Andersen, S. Greilich, G. O. Sawakuchi, E. G. Yukihara, M. Jain, W. Hajdas, and S. Mattsson. “Optically stimulated luminescence from Al2O3:C irradiated with 10-60 MeV protons,” Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 580, 210-213 (2007)
  24. E. G. Yukihara, G. O. Sawakuchi, S. Guduru, S. W. S. McKeever, R. Gaza and E. R. Benton. “Application of the optically stimulated luminescence technique in space dosimetry,” Radiat. Meas. 41, 1126-1135 (2006)
  25. G. O. Sawakuchi and E. Okuno. “The role of aluminum and titanium in the point defects of gamma irradiated natural quartz.” Phys. Stat. Sol. (c) 2, 588-591 (2005)
  26. G. O. Sawakuchi and E. Okuno. “Effects of high gamma ray doses in quartz,” Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B 218, 217-221 (2004)

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