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Resident Publications & Presentations

2012

Rong X and Greene T. Evaluation of Techniques for Slice Sensitivity Profile Measurement and Analysis. Young Investigator Clinical Symposium. 2012 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting, Dallas, TX. March 19, 2012.

Hsieh C and Willis C. Evaluation of Commercial Cardiac Motion Phantom for Dual Energy Chest Radiology. Young Investigator Clinical Symposium. 2012 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting, Dallas, TX. March 19, 2012.

Busse N, Erwin W, and Pan T. Evaluation of a CT-Based, Semi-Automated Lung Mass Estimation Method Under Varying Acquisition Conditions. Presentation SU-C-218-6. American Association of Physicists in Medicine 54th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. July 29, 2012.

Green T, Nishino T, and Willis CE. Independent Implementation of AAPM TG-150 Draft Image Receptor Test Recommendations. Poster SU-E-I-102. American Association of Physicists in Medicine 54th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. July 29, 2012.

Fritz S and Jones A. Quantifying patient thickness for which an anti-scatter grid is unnecessary for digital radiographic abdomen exams. Presentation TU-A-218-7. American Association of Physicists in Medicine 54th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. July 31, 2012.

Hsieh C, Stafford J, and Reeve D. Phase Imaging Measurement of Static Magnetic Field Homogeneity. Presentation WE-G-217A-9 American Association of Physicists in Medicine 54th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, NC. August 1, 2012.

Siman W and Kappadath SC. Performance characteristics of a new pixelated portable gamma camera. Med. Phys. 39(6), 3435-3444 (2012).

2011

Pasciak A and Jones AK. Does "spreading" skin dose by rotating the C-arm during an intervention work? J Vasc Interv Radiol. 22(4), 443-52; quiz 453, 2011.

Shkumat NA, Springer A, Walker CM, Rohren EM, Yang WT, Adrada BA, Arribas E, Carkaci S, Chuang HH, Santiago L, and Mawlawi OR. Investigating the limit of detectability of a positron emission mammography device: A phantom study. Med. Phys. 38, 5176-5185, 2011.

Siman W. Performance characteristics of a new pixelated portable gamma Camera. J Nucl Med. 52 (Supplement 1):324, 2011.

2010

Tchou PM, Haygood TM, Atkinson EN, Stephens TW, Davis PL, Arribas EM, Geiser WR, and Whitman GJ. Interpretation time of computer-aided detection at screening mammography. Radiology. 257(1), 40-46, 2010.

2009

Pasciak A and Jones AK. Nondestructive measurement of the grid ratio using a single image. Med. Phys. 36, 4720, 2009.

Pasciak A, Erwin WD. Effect of voxel size and computation method on Tc-99m MAA SPECT/CT-based dose estimation for Y-90 microsphere therapy. Trans Med Imaging. 28(11), 1754-8, 2009.

2007

Kappadath SC, Pan T, Erwin WD, Mawlawi O. Analysis of the dependence of PET/CT quantification on iterative reconstruction parameters. IEEE Medical Imaging Conference M26-220, 2007.

2006

Liu RR, Erwin WD. Automatic estimation of detector radial position for contoured SPECT acquisition using CT images on a SPECT/CT system. Med Phys 33(8):2800-8, 2006.

Kappadath SC, Erwin WD, Wendt RE. Observed intercamera variability in clinically relevant performance characteristics for Siemens Symbia gamma cameras. J Applied Clin Med Phys 7(4):74-80, 2006.

2005

Liu HL, Liu RR, Reeve DM, Shepard SJ, Willis CE. Measurement of CT radiation profile width using CR imaging plates. Med Phys 2005; 32(9):2881-2887.

Liu RR and Erwin WD. 3D Cone-beam ROI CT Image Reconstruction Using an Angiography C-arm Unit. SW AAPM, San Antonio, Texas 2005. Oral presentation.

Liu HL, Geiser W, Willis CE. Effects of prepatient filtration on contrast, scatter and dose in CR chest exams: A phantom study. In: Proceedings of the AAPM 47th Annual Meeting, Seattle, 2005. P1917.

2004

Cody DD, Moxley DM, Krugh KT, O’Daniel JC, Wagner LK, Eftekhari F. “Strategies for formulating appropriate MDCT techniques when imaging the chest, abdomen, and pelvis in pediatric patients” AJR 182:849-859 (2004).

2003

Rong XJ, Krugh KT, Shepard SJ, Geiser WR. “Measurement of focal spot size with slit camera using computed radiography and flat-panel based digital detectors” Med Phys 30(7):1768-1775 (2003).

2002

Rong XJ, Shaw CC, Johnston DA, Lemacks MR, Liu X, Whitman GJ, Dryden MJ, Stephens TW, Thompson SK, Krugh KT, Lai CJ. “Microcalcification detectability for four mammographic detectors: flat-panel, CCD, CR, and screen/film”. Med Phys 29(9):2052-61 (2002).

S.K. Thompson, C.E. Willis, K.T. Krugh, S.J. Shepard, K.W. McEnery, “Implementing the DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function for Mixed Hard- and Soft-Copy Operations,” J Digit Imaging 15 Suppl 1:27-32 (2002).

S.J. Shepard, S.K. Thompson, K.T. Krugh, S. Venable, R. Munden, “Design and implementation of a robust high-availability DICOM print network in a large multimodality clinical environment,” Proc. SPIE 4685, 263-269 (2002)

2001

K.T. Krugh, D.D. Cody, S.K. Thompson, “Z-axis high-contrast resolution for multi- vs. single-slice CT,” Proc. SPIE 4320, 744-753 (2001).

J.X. Rong, C.C. Shaw, D.A. Johnston, M.R. Lemacks, X. Liu, G.J. Whitman, S.K. Thompson, K. Krugh, “Comparison of a-Si:H CsI flat-panel digital imaging systems with a CCD-based system, CR systems, and conventional screen-film systems – A contrast-detail phantom study,” Proc. SPIE 4320, 381-388 (2001).


Presentations

2011

Winslow J and Kappadath S. Image Quality and Patient Dose Dependence on CT Scan Parameters for ATCM (CareDose4D). Poster SU-E-I-14. Med. Phys. 38, 3398, 2011.

Greene T, Stafford R, and Reeve D. Automated Analysis of MRI Radio Frequency Coil Performance. Poster SU-E-I-120. Med. Phys. 38, 3423, 2011.

Walker C, Springer A, Shkumat N, and Mawlawi O. Variation in Lesion Detectability of a Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) System as a Function of Breast Thickness. Poster SU-E-I-183. Med. Phys. 38, 3438, 2011.

Hsieh C, Stafford RJ et al Quantifying Magnetic Susceptibility of veneous blood by the Complex Sum Method in MRI. Presentation #MO-F-211-7 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting in Vancouver, BC. 8/1/2011.

Siman W, Kappadath SC, Rong, J. Weekly Exposure Contributions from Radioactive Patients in A Busy Comprehensive Imaging Center. Poster SU-E-I-64. Med. Phys. 38, 3410, 2011.

Kappadath SC and Siman W. Performance Evaluation of a New Commercially Available Portable Pixelated Gamma Camera for 99mTc-Scintimammography. Poster SU-E-I-151. Med. Phys. 38, 3431, 2011.

Hsieh C, Cheng N, Stafford RJ and Haacke EM. The Complex Sum Method for quantifying magnetic susceptibility and moments of venous blood in MRI. SWAAPM Meeting Dallas TX 2011.

2010

Winslow J and Kappadath S. Effect of CT Scan Parameters on Adult and Pediatric CT Dose When Using Automatic Tube Current Modulation. Poster SU-GG-I-04. Med. Phys. 37, 3102, 2010.

Dohatcu A, Bednarek A. A Method to Evaluate the Effect of Automatic Brightness Control Tracking On Image Quality and Patient Dose for Interventional Fluoroscopic Systems. In American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), - abstract MO-E-204B-9, 2010. Med. Phys. 37, 3360 (2010)

Dohatcu A, Ionita C, Sherman J, Bednarek D, Hoffmann K, Rudin S. Parameterization of Time-Density Curves (TDC) and Regional-TDCs to Quantify Flow Modification Inside Aneurysms Treated with Flow-Modifying Devices (FMD) Following Endovascular Image-Guided Interventions In American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), - abstract SU-GG-I-183,2010.

2009

Pasciak A and Wang J. Assessment of Inter and Intra-Scanner Variation in Diffusion Tensor Imaging Using the ACR Phantom. Poster SU-FF-I-125. Med. Phys. 36, 2463, 2009.

Pasciak A and Jones A. Non-Destructive Grid Ratio Measurement. Poster SU-FF-I-161. Med. Phys. 36, 2472, 2009.

2008

E.Tonkopi, P.M.Chi, O.Mawlawi, A.C.Riegel, Eric M. Rohren, H.A.Macapinlac and T.Pan "Average CT in Colorectal Cancer PET studies", Med Phys 35(6):2673, 2008.

Willis C, Marsh R, Polman R, Shepard S. Discrepancies in Exposure Conditions for the EZ CR-DIN Phantom. Poster SU-GG-I-75, Medical Physics 35(6): 2659, 6/2008.

Marsh R, Stafford R, and Reeve D. Potential Sources of Variation in Quantitative Ultrasound Quality Control Measurements. Poster SU-GG-I-156, Medical Physics 35(6): 2677, 2008.

2007

Kappadath S, Erwin WD, Wendt RE. A novel method to evaluate gamma camera rotational uniformity and sensitivity variation. J Nucl Med 48(5 Suppl 2):162P, 2007.

E.Tonkopi, O.Mawlawi, P.M.Chi, H.Yeung, H.A.Macapinlac and T.Pan “Effect of average CT on quantifying PET images of colorectal cancer metastasis in the liver”, Supplement to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Abstract Book, V 48, p. 411P, 2007

E.Tonkopi, O.Mawlawi, P.M.Chi, H.Yeung, H.A.Macapinlac and T.Pan “Effect of average CT on quantifying PET imaging in esophageal cancer”, Med Phys 34:2361, 2007

2006

Devaraju V, Willis, C. Variation in Dual-Energy Chest Radiography Among Systems Using Identical Digital Flat Panel Detectors. Poster TU-FF-A4-6 Medical Physics, 33(6):2223, 2006.

Kappadath S, Erwin W, Wendt R III. Observed inter-camera variablity of clinically relevant performance characteristics for Siemens Symbia Gamma cameras. Med Phy 33(6):2014, 2006. Poster SU-FF-I-76.

Erwin W, Kappadath S, Devaraju V, Wendt R. Performance characterization of a new SPECT-CT scanner for imaging Tc-99m and In-111. J Nucl Med 47(5 Suppl 1):405, 2006.

2005

E Klein, B Clark, R Lane, D Mihailidis, K Krugh, J Esthappan, “Educational Council Symposium on Residency Programs” Med. Phys. 32(6):1888-1889 (2005).

Erwin WD, Liu RR. An automated, CT image-based algorithm for non-circular orbit (NCO) SPECT detector radial position estimation on a SPECT-CT imaging system. J Nucl Med 46(5 Suppl 2):465P, 2005. poster SNM Annual Meeting.

Liu RR and Stevens D. A Simple and Effective Method to Determine Clinical Significance of CT Ring Artifacts. AAPM Annual Meeting Seattle Washington. 2005. Abstract MO-D-I-611-2. Oral Presentation.

2004

Liu HL. Department of Imaging Physics, U.T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Effects of Pre-patient Filtration on Contrast, Scatter and Dose in CR Chest Exams: A Phantom Study. Oct. 21, 2004.

Liu R, Erwin W. CT-based Estimation of SPECT Radial Position on a Hybrid SPECT-CT Imaging System. Med Phys 31:1840, 2004. Abstract TH-C-315-06.

2003

Hussain I and Shepard S. “Performance Evaluation of a Prototype Dry Laser Image Printer” Med Phys 30(6):1344 (2003) Abstract SU-FF-PDS-97.

Hussain I and Jackson E. “Quality Control Measures for Clinical Fast and Ultra Fast MRI Pulse Sequences”, 89th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Abstract M19-1171, Dec 3, 2003.

2002

Rong J, Krugh KT, Shepard J, and Geiser G: Measurement of focal spot size with slit camera using computed radiography and flat-panel based digital detectors. Medical Physics, 29 (6), 2002 (abstract, oral and poster presentation at 44th Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

Hussain I, Liu X, and Shaw C. CNR and Exposure Measurements with an aSi:h/CsI(Tl) Flat panel based digital chest system using LucAl Chest Phantom. Works in Progress. Medical Physics 29:1937-1937 (2002).

Mawlawi O, Macapinlac H, Erasmus JJ, Krugh K, Cody D, Forster K, and Chasen M, “Transformation of CT Numbers to PET Attenuation Factors in the Presence of Iodinated IV Contrast” EJNM 8(29):S108 (2002).

2001

K.T. Krugh, D.D. Cody, R.J. Milman, L.K. Wagner, F. Eftekhari, “Radiation Skin Doses for Pediatric and Adult Patients in Multi-slice CT: A Comparative Study Using Anthropomorphic Phantoms and a Novel Dosimetry System,” RSNA 2001 Supplement to Radiology 221(P):366 (2001).

K.T. Krugh, S.K. Thompson, S.J. Shepard, “Analytical method to convert Fuji CR processing parameters for use with the DICOM grayscale standard display function,” Med. Phys. 28(6):1248 (2001).

S.J. Shepard, S.K. Thompson, K.T. Krugh, S. Venable, R. Munden, “Design and implementation of a robust, high-availability DICOM print network in a large, multi-modality clinical environment,” Med. Phys. 28(6):1248 (2001).

J. Rong, C.C. Shaw, D.A. Johnston, M.R. Lemacks, X. Liu, G.J. Whitman, T. Stephens, M. Dryden, S.K. Thompson, K. Krugh, “Microcalcification detectability for four mammographic detectors: flat-panel, CCD, CR and screen/film,” Med. Phys. 28(8):1821 (2001).

K.T. Krugh, D.D. Cody, S.K. Thompson, “Multi- vs. single-slice CT: A look at z-axis resolution,” Presented at the Southwest Regional Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SW-AAPM) Spring Meeting, Galveston, Texas, April 6-7, 2001.


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