News About Our Group
- Former group member, Dr. Bryan Bednarz, has been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he is a faculty member of the Department of Medical Physics. July 2016.
- Former group member, Dr. Chengyu Shi, has joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department of Medical Physics in new York City as the Associate Attending Physicist and New Jersey Lead Physicist. June 2016.
- Mr. Yiming Gao has successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled “An Inverse Optimization Method for Patient-Specific CT Organ Dose Reduction Involving Tube Current Modulation”. Yiming has accepted an offer as a post-doctoral fellow position at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department of Medical Physics and he will be working on research in the area of medical health physics with Dr. Larry Dauber of Department of Medical Physics starting in September. June 2106.
- Mr. Kriz Zieb has been offered an internship from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he will be working with the MCNP Development Team on new Monte Carlo features. May 2016.
- Ms. Hui Lin has been offered an internship from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she will be working on tasks including the characterization of a new Varian’s TrueBeam radiation treatment system this summer. May 2016.
- Dr. Peter Caracappa has been one of the leaders of a $800,000 project funded by the Department of Energy. The project focuses on developing and performing multiphysics experiments at the RPI Reactor Critical Facility, the results of which will be used to validate the Nuclear Energy Advanced Modeling and Simulation (NEAMS) toolkit. June 17, 2015.
- Professor X. George Xu, the Edward E. Hood Endowed Chair of Engineering, was awarded with the Randall S. Caswell Award for Distinguished Achievements in the Field of Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards by the Council on Ionizing Radiation Measurements and Standards (CIRMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) . This award is named after Dr. Randy Caswell, who as the Chief of the Ionizing Radiation Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology was instrumental in the formation of CIRMS. The award is based on the awardee’s lifetime achievements in the field of ionizing radiation and contributions and dedication to CIRMS. Prof Xu was chosen for his outstanding contribution to radiation measurements and dosimetry and for his leadership role with the CIRMS/NIST community. April 28, 2015. Congratulations!
- An article "An exponential growth of computational phantom research in radiation protection, imaging, and radiotherapy: a review of the fifty-year history" published by Prof.Xu is among the top 10 most-downloaded papers in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) of 2014. Congratulations! More info December 23, 2014.
- Prof. Xu has been named the Edward E. Hood Jr. Endowed Chair of Engineering. An endowed professorship is among the highest honors bestowed on a Rensselaer faculty member. Congratulations! August 8, 2014.
- Mr. Lin Su successfully defended his thesis and would receive a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. Congratulations! June 24, 2014.
- Mr. Tianyu Liu successfully defended his thesis entitled "Development of ARCHER — a Parallel Monte Carlo Radiation Transport Code — for X-ray CT Dose Calculations Using GPU and Coprocessor Technologies" and would receive a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. Congratulations! June 23, 2014.
- The article "A Dose-Reconstruction Study of the 1997 Sarov Criticality Accident Using Animated Dosimetry Techniques" has been accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of Health Physics Journal! This paper, by Justin Vazquez and other members of the RRMDG, details groundbreaking work implementing motion capture data for a full-fledged animated radiation dosimetry. Congratulations, team! August 30, 2013.
- Mr. Matthew Mille successfully defended his thesis entitled "A Study of Shape-Dependent Partial Volumen Correction in PET Imaging Using Ellipsoidal Phantoms Fabricated via Rapid Prototyping" and would receive a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering. Congratulations! August 19, 2013.
- Tianyu Liu has spent the summer of 2013 in Radiology Department of Massachusetts General Hospital as an intern and worked on CT model construction and simulation in MCNP. August 12, 2013.
- Prof. Xu has been elected as the Health Physics Society Fellow to recognize his significant educational and scientific contributions to the profession of health physics. Congratulations! July 8, 2013.
- Dr. Peter Caracappa has been awarded the 2013 Elda E. Anderson Award by Health Physics Society in recognition of his devotion and contributions to the profession of Health Physics. Congratulations! July 8, 2013.
- Matthew Riblett have been accepted into the Nuclear Engineering Student Laboratory Synthesis program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Matthew will be working in the Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division under the guidance of Dr. Seth Johnson and Dr. Tom Evans on the development of Method of Characteristics code for the GPU. Congratulations! May 16, 2013.
- Justin Vazquez has been accepted into the Nuclear Safety Professional Development Program (NSPDP) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and will begin working in July, 2013 with the Licensing Branch of the Division of Materials Safety and State Agreements. Justin came to RPI as a U.S. NRC fellow in 2010 and received the Rensselaer Founder's award in 2012. His M.S. thesis focused on the development of a dynamic phantom, CHAD, that uses motion capture technology to model worker posture for dosimetry simulation. Congratulations! May 16, 2013.
- Our group has been selected as a 2013 CUDA Research Center based on the vision, quality, and impact of our research leveraging CUDA technology. Congratulations! May 7, 2013.
- An article of our group is among the Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) Highlights of 2012 collection. Congratulations! February 26, 2013.
Ding A, Mille M, Liu T, Caracappa PF, Xu XG. Extension of RPI-adult male and female computational phantoms to obese patients and a Monte Carlo study of the effect on CT imaging dose. Phys. Med. Biol. Vol 57 Pages 2441-2459, Apr
2012. Read the article.
- Mr. Justin Vazquez has been invited to serve as Co-Chair for the External Dosimetry Session at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, which will take place in Madison Wisconsin July 7th-11th. February 22, 2013.
- Mr. Justin Vazquez successfully defended his thesis entitled "The Need and Feasibility of a Dynamic Computational Human Phantom for Radiation Dosimetry Simulation Using Motion Capture Data" and has received a M.S. in Nuclear Engineering. Congratulations! December 31, 2012.
- An article published by Prof.Xu's group is ranked number ONE among the top 10 most-downloaded papers in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) of 2012. More info December 18, 2012.
- Prof. Xu has been elected to the Fellow grade by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) (More info), and has been awarded the Professional Excellence Award by the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division (RPSD) of the ANS. Congratulations! October 30, 2012.
- Prof.Xu has been invited by Administrator Lisa Jackson of US Environmental Protection Agency to serve as a member of EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Radiation Advisory Committee. Congratulations! October 12, 2012.
- Prof.Xu is appointed to be part of Medical Physics editorial board as an associate editor for manuscripts editing and editorial board discussion. Congratulations! October 2, 2012.
- Funded by a new R01 grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), our group leads the project that aim to use NVIDIA GPUs and leading-edge parallel processing techniques to reduce radiation dose calculations from 10 hours to less than 60 seconds. More info September 25, 2012.
- Mr. Justin Vazquez has won the Founders Award of Excellence and been invited to Rensselaer's 19th Annual Honors Convocation Ceremony. Congratulations! September 24, 2012.
- Congratulations to Mr. Justin Vazquez who passed the Departmental Qualifying Examination! September 24, 2012.
- Graduate student Yiming Gao is awarded the 2012-2013 J. Newell Stannard Fellowship from the Health Physics Society. Congratulations! September 10,
- Mr. Aiping Ding successfully defended his dissertation titled "Development of a Radiation Dose Reporting Software for X-ray Computed Tomography (CT)" and will receive a PhD. in Nuclear Engineering
and Science in July 2012. This is the 2nd Ph.D. of Mr. Aiping Ding, who received his 1st Ph.D. from Chinese Academy of Sciences in Biophysics. Congratulations! July 16, 2012.
- Graduate student Mr. Aiping Ding was awarded this year's
Robert C. Block prize for demonstrating outstanding scholarship and creativity in applied radiation technology research toward a doctoral thesis in RPI's Nuclear
Engineering and Engineering Physics (NEEP) program. Keep up the great
work! May 2012.
- Professor Xu and Professor Caracappa received the Team Research Award at the 2012 Spring School of Engineering Faculty Awards Dinner. Congratulations! May 16, 2012.
- Professor Xu is elected Vice Chair and Justin Vazquez, graduate student, is elected a member of Executive Committee of Radiation Protection & Shielding Division, American Nuclear Society. Congratulations! May 12, 2012.
- Our group has published a new study on obese patients who undergo CT imaging examinations, and the paper, with Aiping Ding being the first author, has received coverage by more than 100 international media outlets (Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, U.S.News, MedicalPhysicsWeb, Institute of Physics, RPI News, etc.). Congratulations to Aiping! April 20, 2012.
- Graduate student Mr. Yiming Gao was awarded the Health Physics Society's 2012-2013
J. Newell Stannard Fellowship. Congratulations! April 20, 2012.
- Research by our group is featured by RPI News: read the article. April 5, 2012.
- Times Union reports our research on virtual-reality simulation in 3D environment: read the article. March 8, 2012.
- Dr. Peter Caracappa, radiation safety officer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will visit Capitol Hill to brief congressional staffers on radiation and radioactivity. More here. January 25, 2012.
- Dr. Xu is appointed to lead the nuclear engineering program at RPI. More info January 3, 2012.
- Wall Street Journal reporter speaks about our research on "virtual patients" for radiation simulation at Rensselaer. Click here to check out the video and a fabulous story. December 22, 2011.
- Research by our group is featured by Wall Street Journal: read the article. December 20, 2011.
- The Phantom Patient: RPI's Approach Magazine reports our research on computational phantoms. More info December 20, 2011.
- Students have made important breakthrough in using motion capture to create animated phantoms for virtual-reality simulation in 3D environment. Watch the movie here. December 2011.
- Professor Xu has been elected to serve as a member of the International Advisory Board for Physics in Medicine and Biology - a leading journal on application of theoretical and applied physics to imaging, therapy, physiology and biology. December 2011.
- Dr. Peter Caracappa has been recognized with a Presidential Citation by the American Nuclear Society for his contributions to the media response to the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. Dr. Caracappa participated in interviews with numerous outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, AP, Reuters, Scientific American, PBS Newshour, and National Public Radio. [He has also been appointed to the ANS Special Committee on the Fukushima Accident sub-committee for radiation and health effects.] October 2011.
- Mr. Yiming Gao, who received a B.S. from Tsinghua University and an MS from Fudan University, both in China, joins our group as a PhD student. September 2011.
- Mr. Matt Mille has passed his PhD candidacy examination. Congratulations! August 2011.
- Prof Xu organized "The 3rd International Workshop on Computational Phantoms for Radiation Protection, Imaging and Radiotherapy in Beijing, August 8 and 9, 2011". Abstracts and presentations can be found here: http://www.virtualphantoms.org/3rdWorkshopInBeijing.html
- Group members presented a total of 16 papers at AAPM, ANS, and HPS summer meetings. July 2011.
- A new $1.2 million study led by Rensselaer seeks to develop software for calculating and tracking a patient's radiation exposure from diagnostic X-ray CT scans. More info May 27, 2011.
- Graduate student Lin Su is awarded the 2011-2012 Robert S. Landauer
Fellowship from the Health Physics Society. Congratulations Lin! April
- Dr. Peter Caracappa addresses questions about radiation physics
and saftey on National
Public Radio. In the days since the nuclear incident in Fukushima,
Japan, professionals in the nuclear and health physics communities
have worked dilgently to improve public understanding of this highly
technical subject. March 30, 2011
- PhD. candidate Bin Han has interviewed at top medical centers for
a residency position in medical radiotherapeutic physics and, as of
today, he has received first-round of offers from Stanford University,
MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Chicago and University of
Pittsburg. He plans to graduate from RPI in the summer of 2011 and
then join Stanford Universitys Dept of Radiation Oncology. Congratulations!
March 5, 2011
- Congratulations to Dr. Aiping Ding who has been appointed a postdoc
research associate, with responsibilities for a number of software
projects including VirtualDose funded by the NIH and GPU/CUDA
based Monte Carlo code development. January 2011.
- Matt Mille spends the spring semseter performing research at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology on PET/CT. His work
is funded by a DOE fellowship. January 2011.
- Our group submitted a number of proposals and conference papers
in the areas of GPU accelerated Monte Carlo simulations for nuclear
power reactor analysis and compressive sensing for nuclear applications.
- Congratulations to Bin Han who passed his PhD candidacy examination
on Nov 19. His dissertation is titled Modeling and Optimization
of Proton Radiography for Image-guided Proton Radiotherapy of Lung
Tumors. November 2010.
- Justin Vazquez and Chris Gaylord are the newest members of the group!
Justin is the recipient of a NRC Fellowship. He received his B.S.
degree in Physics from The College of William and Mary and is interested
in security- and regulation-related applications of radiation dosimetry.
Formerly a nuclear mechanic in the Navy, Chris is now working on a
co-terminal degree in nuclear engineering and is interested in pursuing
a career in health/medical physics. October 2010
- Prof. Xu delivered a plenary presentation for the Joint International
Conference of the the 7th Supercomputing in Nuclear Application and
the 3rd Monte Carlo (SNA + MC2010) in Tokyo, Japan on October
Human Modeling and Monte Carlo Dose Calculation for Radiation Protection,
Imaging and Radiotherapy
- Congratulations to Tianyu Liu and Lin Su who have unconditionally
passed the Departmental Qualifying Examination, one year earlier than
the normal time expected for students without an M.S. degree! September
- Congratulations to Mr. Matt Mille who received the Rensselaer's
Founders Award of
Excellence. The award was estabished in 1994 to honor students
who embody qualities of creativity, discovery, leadership, and the
values of pride and responsibility. September 2010
- An article by Drs. Xu and Bednarz is among the top-10 most-cited
papers in Physics in Medicine & Biology (PMB) from the last 2
years. July 2010
Xu XG, Bednarz B, Paganetti H. A review of dosimetry
studies on external-beam radiation treatment with respect to second
cancer induction. Phys. Med. Biol. Vol 53 Pages R193-R241, Jul
- Graduate student Mr. Matt Mille was among 32 students nationwide
who were awarded a Nuclear
Energy University Program fellowship in 2010 by the U.S. Department
of Energy. According to the office of Nuclear Energy, these competitive
and prestigious fellowships "will help to recruit and train the
next generation of nuclear scientists and engineers a critical
need as the nation moves toward greater use of nuclear energy to meet
our energy needs and address the global climate crisis." The
fellowship provides Mr. Mille $150,000 over three years to support
his PhD research. Congratulations! July 2010
- Graduate student Mr. Matt Mille was selected to share this year's
Robert C. Block prize for radiation technology research in RPI's Nuclear
Engineering and Engineering Physics (NEEP) program. Keep up the great
work! May 2010
- Graduate student Mr. Tianyu Liu was awarded the Health Physics Society's
2010-2011 Richard J. Burk, Jr. Fellowship. Congratulations! April
- Mr. Jianwei Gu successfully defended his dissertation titled Development
of CT Scanner Models for Patient Organ Dose Calculations Using Monte
Carlo Methods, and will receive a PhD. in Nuclear Engineering
and Science in May 2010. Congratulations! March 2010
- Graduate students, Matt Mille and Jianwei Gu, as well as a former
student, Amatare Dorgu, presented oral papers at the RAMPS-Vacirca
Young Investigators Symposium held at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering
Cancer Center in New York City on March 9, 2010. Their presentations
provided a chance for many medical physicists in New York to learn
and critique our excellent research projects. The judges selected
the top three presenters and Matt Mille placed second in the competition.
Congratulations! March 2010
- Two papers submitted to this years Health Physics Society
annual meeting by new graduate students, Lin Su and Tianyu Liu, respectively,
have been accepted for oral presentations. This is the first conference
paper by each of them. Congratulations. March 2010
- The paper by a former group member, Dr. Bednarz, and Dr. Xu, titled
"Monte Carlo modeling of a 6 and 18 MV Varian Clinac medical
accelerator for in-field and out-of-field dose calculations: development
and validation", in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol 54,
ppN43 (2009), has been downloaded 500 times by the end of 2009. To
put this into context, across all IOP journals 3% of articles were
accessed over 500 times this year. You can link directly to this article
- Mr. Yong Hum Na has successfully defended his dissertation titled
Deformable Adult Human Phantoms for Radiation Protection Dosimetry:
Methods for Adjusting Body and Organ Sizes to Match Population-Based
Percentile Data, and will receive a PhD. in Biomedical Engineering
in December 2009. Congratulations! December 2009
- Prof. George Xu served as the organizer and moderator of Panel #17:
"Second Cancers: Risks, Treatment Modalities and Radiation Dosimetry"
for the 2009 ASTRO Annual Meeting, Chicago, November 1 5, 2009
(panelists: Drs. John Boice, James Purdy, David Followill and Harald
Paganetti) November 2009
- Starting September 1, 2009, Prof. George Xu is on a one-year sabbatical
leave as a Visiting Professor of Radiation Oncology of Harvard Medical
School working at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on radiation
treatment. September 2009
- Graduate student Mr. Aiping Ding has passed the oral Department
Qualifying Exam (DQE). Congratulations! September 8, 2009
- The paper titled "Dosimetric Study of Concomitant Patient Doses
from kV CBCT Exposure in IGRT Using Advanced Computational Phantoms
and Monte Carlo Simulations" by Jianwei Gu et al was recently
accepted for presentation as a scientific paper at the 95th Scientific
Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America,
to be held November 29 - December 04, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Keep
up the good work! July 17, 2009
- Dr. Mark Winslow and Dr. Brian Wang, recent graduates of our group,
have just completed their certification process in Therapeutic Radiologic
Physics by the American Board of Radiology. They now join another
graduate of our group, Dr. Chengyu Shi, who became a certified medical
physicist last year. Congratulations! June 2009
- Dr. Xu was invited to deliver a plenary presentation titled "Two-dosimeter
Algorithms for the Assessment of Effective Dose Equivalent,"
at the opening session of the 41st Annual National Conference on Radiation
Control: Advancing Radiation Protection in the 21st Century, Hyatt
Regency, Columbus, Ohio, May 18-21, 2009.
- Dr. Xu is elected as a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists
in Medicine (AAPM) and he and others will be recognized at the AAPM
Awards Ceremony and Reception during the 51st AAPM Annual Meeting
in Anaheim, California. May 13, 2009
- This year the RRMDG submitted 17 papers to the AAPM 51st Annual
Meeting and we are proud to announce that all of them were accepted!
This is a testament to our group's exceptional commitment and impressive
energy. There will be 9 oral presentations and 8 poster presentations
(2 will be moderated). Graduate student Matt Mille's abstract titled
"Electronic versus HDR Ir-192 brachytherapy: Organ dose comparison
for breast cancer using a Monte Carlo patient phantom" was selected
as a finalist in the John R. Cameron Young Investigator Competition.
April 30, 2009
- Graduate student Amatare Dorgu has completed his master's thesis
titled "Comparison of Out-of-Field Organ Doses from IMRT Plans
for Head and Neck Involving the Varian Clinac (TRILOGY) and TomoTherapy
Hi-Art II System." He will graduate this May. Great work Amatare!
April 30, 2009
- Congratulations to graduate student Mr. Matt Mille for receiving
the 2009-2010 Burton J. Moyer Memorial Fellowship! This prestigious
award is co-sponsored by the Northern California Chapter of HPS and
the Health Physics Society. April 27, 2009
- Graduate student Mr. Juying Zhang successfully defended his dissertation
titled "A Pair of Mesh-based Phantoms Representing ICRP-89 50th-percentile
Adult Males and Females for Radiation Protection Dosimetry Using Monte
Carlo Simulations." He is scheduled to receive a PhD in the summer
of 2009. Starting July 1, he will spend 2 years as a medical physics
resident at UC Irvine Medical Center. Congratulations Juying! March
- The paper titled "The development, validation and application
of a multi-detector CT (MDCT) scanner model for assessing organ doses
to the pregnant patient and the fetus using Monte Carlo simulations"
by Jianwei Gu et al was recently sent to Physics in Medicine and Biology
and has been published online. Keep up the good work! April 9, 2009.
- The article by Drs Bednarz and Xu titled "Monte Carlo modeling
of a 6 and 18 MV Varian Clinac medical accelerator for in-field and
out-of-field dose calculations: development and validation",
in Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol 54, ppN43 (2009), has been
downloaded 250 times since it was published on January 14 2009. To
put this into context, across all IOP journals only 10% of articles
were accessed over 250 times this quarter. Congratulations for this
achievement! April 5, 2009.
- The article by Drs. Xu, Bednarz, and Paganetti titled A review
of dosimetry studies on external-beam radiation treatment with respect
to second cancer induction" has been chosen as part of the Physics
in Medicine & Biology Highlights of 2008 collection (freely available
online until Dec. 31 2009).
- Graduate student Mr. Matt Mille has passed the oral Department Qualifying
Exam (DQE). Congratulations! January 23, 2009.
- Graduate student Mr. Aiping Dings paper A TRAINING SOFTWARE
USING VIRTUAL-REALITY TECHNOLOGY AND PRE-CALCULATED EFFECTIVE DOSE
DATA has been accepted for publication in Health Physics Journal.
- Graduate student Mr. Yong Hum Na is invited to present his paper
"A Method to Create Size-Adjustable Whole-Body Patient Models
for Radiological Studies of Organ Doses" at MMVR17 conference,
January 19-22, 2009, The Hyatt Regency Long Beach, Long Beach, California.
November 20, 2008.
- Dr. Bryan Bednarz received the Founders Award of Excellence from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The Founders Award was established
in 1994 to honor students who embody qualities of creativity, discovery,
leadership, and the values of pride and responsibility at Rensselaer.
The award consists of a special certificate, recognition by faculty,
staff, and peers at the Honors Convocation ceremony, and a cash prize.
This year, Rensselaer is honoring approximately 70 excellent students
from the Troy and Hartford campuses. The Rensselaer's Founders Award
of Excellence is the highest honor of the Convocation ceremony. Congratulation
to Bryan! October 29, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Jianwei Gu has passed the Ph.D. candidacy
examination on October 20 for his research titled "Development
and Application of Monte Carlo Models of CT Scanners for Patient Organ
Dose Calculations." Congratulations! October 20, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Bin Han is awarded RPI's 2008-2009 Van Auken
Research Fellowship Award. Congratulations! October 20, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Yong Hum Na has passed the Ph.D. candidacy
examination on October 15 for his research titled "Development
of Deformable Whole-Body Patient Models Using Polygonal Mesh Modeling
for Radiological Studies." Congratulations! October 15, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Matt Mille and Dr. Binquan Zhang attended
the CIRMS meeting recently at NIST and delivered three invited presentations.
October 11, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Bin Han's paper "Evaluation of Nuclear
Activation of Tungsten Plates for Future Modeling of a Medical Accelerator"
has been accepted for publication by Nuclear Technology. October 10,
- Dr. Bryan Bednarz has received a PhD degree in August 2008 for his
research titled "Detailed Varian Clinac Accelerator Modeling
for Calculating Intermediate- and Low-level Non-target Organ Doses
from Radiation Treatments" and is now a post-doctoral research
associate working on proton treatment with Dr. Harald Paganetti at
the Mass General Hospital in Boston. October 1, 2008
- Ionizing radiation: the double-edged sword. MEDICALPHYSICSWEB.ORG
NEWSWIRE (Week 34) August 2008.
- "Highlights of the Health Physics Society Meeting in Pittsburgh,
July 14-17", Medical News Today, July 11, 2008.
- News from Arab Health World Journal. March-April, 2008.
- News from RT image (COVER). October, 2007.
- Mr. Jianwei Gu's first paper "Assessment of patient organ doses
and effective doses using the VIP-Man adult male phantom for selected
cone-beam CT imaging procedures during image guided radiation therapy"
has been accepted for publication by Radiation protection Dosimetry.
July 07, 2008.
- An invited review article by Dr. Xu, Bryan Bednarz and Dr. Paganetti
of Mass General Hospital on radiation dose assessment related second
cancer after radiotherapy is featured by the MEDICALPHYSICSWEB.ORG
NEWSWIRE. June 17, 2008.
- Safer Radiation for Mothers. Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - SPRING
- RRMDG group has a total of 8 oral and 6 poster presentations at
the 2008 HPS and AAPM annual meetings. May 12, 2008
- Dr. Xu gave a keynote presentation for UCLA Biomedical Physics Graduate
Program Annual Colloquium on May 9, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Bryan Bednarz's paper titled "A feasibility
study to calculate unshielded fetal doses to pregnant patients in
6-MV photon treatments using Monte Carlo methods and anatomically
realistic phantoms" has been accepted for publication by Medical
Physics. Congratulations! May 10, 2008
- Visiting scholar Dr. Binquan Zhang and graduate student Mr. Matt
Mille's first paper titled " An analysis of dependency of counting
efficiency on worker anatomy for in-vivo measurements: whole-body
counting" has been accepted for publication by Physics in Medicine
and Biology. Congratulations! May 9, 2008
- Dr. Xu is elected a council member by the National
Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. He will serve
for a 6-year term with other leading scientists in the United States
on various issues important to the Council. April 25, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Bin Han, is awarded Health Physics Society's
2008-2009 Robert Gardner Fellowship Award. Congratulations! May 1,
- Graduate student, Mr. Bryan Bednarz, is awarded American Nuclear
Society's Everitt P. Blizard Scholarship Award. Congratulations! April
- Undergraduate students, Adam Daskalakis, Chris Geiser, Matt Haggstrom,
and Piotr Starakiwicz, who spent one year on their senior design project,
"Shielding Design Optimization for Medical Accelerator Treatment
Rooms", presented their results on April 25, 2008 showing these
interesting slides. Their design will help Mass General Hospital to
design the radiation treatment room.
- A model patient, timesunion.com, Monday, April 28, 2008.
- Limited exposure, Advance for Imaging and Radiation Therapy Professionals,
April 14, 2008. Vol.21 No.9.
- Safer, more accurate, and more effective radiation therapy for pregnant
women , BIZCOMMUNITY , Jan. 7, 2008.
- Radiotherapy in pregnancy: improving safety, Medical Physics Web
, Jan. 2, 2008.
- Graduate student, Mr. Bryan Bednarz, is awarded Student/Young Scientist
Travel Award to attend the International Conference on Radiation Shielding-11
in Pine Mountain Georgia , April 13-18, 2008.
- Congratulations to Dr. Binquan Zhang for submitting his first paper
here at RPI (within 2-months after his arrival) and Matt Mille for
submitting his first scientific paper ever !
- One of the papers, Xu XG, Taranenko V, Zhang JY and Shi CY, A
has been rated among 30
of the best and most popular articles from the 550 articles published
in Physics in Medicine & Biology and is included in the Highlights
of 2007 (freely available online until Dec. 31 2008).
- Summary about" A boundary-representation method for designing
whole-body radiation dosimetry models: pregnant females at the ends
of three gestational periods-RPI-P3, -P6 and -P9 ",The BCN (BreastCancer.Net)
News, Dec. 25, 2007.
- Safer, more accurate, and more effective radiation therapy for pregnant
women, News-Medical.Net, Dec. 21, 2007.
- Safer, More Accurate Radiation Therapy for Expecting Mothers, News
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, December 18, 2007.
- Graduate student, Mr. Bryan Bednarz passed his PhD candidacy exam
titled Monte Carlo Modeling of Medical Accelerators for the
Calculation of Patient Organ Doses Due to Secondary Radiation.
Congratulations !! December 15, 2007.
- Graduate student, Mr. Jianwei Gu, is awarded a travel grant to present
paper at CIRMS 2007.
- Screen Savior: Computers are revamping cancer research, diagnosis
and treatment. ADVANCE for Imaging and Oncology, Volume 17 Number
10. October 2007
- Perfect Exposure Virtual Patient simulates real-time
organ motions for radiation therapy,RT Image - vol. 20, no. 40 - October
- "A Virtual Patient To Simulate Real-Time Organ Motions",Rensselaer
Research Review, Summer 2007.
- "Mr.Bryan Bednarz wins award from the Accelerator Section of
Health Physics Society".
- "Virtual man" learns to breathe.Medicalphysicsweb Jul
- Virtual patient model monitors organ movement in real time, BIOPHOTONICS
INTERNATIONAL - July 2007.
- Radiation therapy for Virtual Patient, Cancer war ,
June 29, 2007
- Researchers add twist of time,Times Union - June 14, 2007.
- CTRC to share in $2 million National Institutes of Health grant,
San Antonio Business Journal - June 6, 2007.
- 4-D man could help cancer scientists, San Antonio Express-News -
June 6, 2007.
- "Virtual Patient" To Simulate Real-Time Organ Motions
for Radiation Therapy,Rensselaer's News & Information, June 4,
- Rensselaer researchers awarded major NIH grant to develop 4-D virtual
patient model, Rensselaer School of Engineering New & Events -
May 31, 2007.
- 4-D Visible Photographic Man could significantly improve the accuracy
and effectiveness of radiation treatment for lung and liver cancers,
What's Next In Science & Technology , May 31, 2007.
- Virtual Patient To Simulate Real-Time Organ Motions for Radiation
Therapy, Rensselaer - May 30, 2007.
- Virtual Patient To Simulate Real-Time Organ Motions for Radiation
Therapy, PHYSORG.com - May 30, 2007.
- Virtual Patient To Simulate Real-Time Organ Motions For Radiation
Therapy, INTERN DAILY, May 31, 2007.
- Dr. Xu receives 2006 Rensselaer School of Engineering Excellence
in Research Award, School of Engineering Performance Plan - April,
- RPI:School of Engineering News 2006, Rensselaer Engineering News
- Winter 2006.
- People's Daily Online, www.people.com.cn - October 25, 2005.
- Perfect Exposure, Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - FALL 2005.
- Radiation and the Human Body, Rensselaer Research Review - FALL
- Virtual Patients, Rensselaer Research Review - FALL 2005.
- HPS Members Receive NIH Grants to Improve Human Phantoms and Dosimetry,
Health Physics News (Page 14) - October 2005.
- Researchers Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Virtual Patient Models,
SpaceDaily - Aug 17, 2005.
- RPI to Develop 3-D Patient Models, News of Photonics - Aug 17, 2005.
- "The Record", A local newspaper in Troy, NY - Aug 16,
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Models, RPI:School of Engineering News - Aug 16, 2005.
- Rensselaer Researchers Awarded NIH Grant To Develop Virtual Patient
Models, Rensselaer - Aug 11, 2005.
- The Third Dimension: 3D MRI, CT and Ultrasound are Catching On,
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- Faculty Member Receives NSF Award, RPI School of Engineering Newsletter.
- "RT Image" - Dec 20, 1999.
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- Monte Carlo-Coded Visible Human Images Realistically Simulate Radiation
Dose Effects, Radiology&Imaging Letter - Oct 1, 1999.
- 3 - D Model for Radiation Treatment Planning, Nuclear Energy Insight
- Oct 1999.
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- "Focus"--a German magazine - 1999.
- "Apple Daily"--a Hong Kong Chinese newspaper .
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- "The Record" --A local newspaper in Troy, NY - Aug 1999.
- George Xu Receives NSF Award, HPS Newsletter - Aug 1999.
- "REVIEW" Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Teaming with gamma rays, Photonics Spectra - Feb 1999.
- "REVIEW" Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.