Research - Medical & Health
Research - Medical & Health

PhD Dissertations and MS Thesis

Completion

Year

Student Advisor Title PDF Link
2016

Erin Chambers,

MS

Carver Design of a Passive Intensity Modulation Device for Bolus Electron Conformal Therapy  
2016 Desmond Fernandez, MS Fontenot Interplay Effects in Highly Modulated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Lung Cases Treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Link
2016

David Heins,

MS

R. Zhang Comparison of Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques for Post-Mastectomy Breast Cancer Patients  
2015

Andrew Halloran,

MS

Newhauser Dosimetric Advantages of Personalized Phantoms for Quality Assurance and Research  
2015 Garrett Pitcher, PhD Hogstrom Design and Validation of a Prototype Collimation System with Reduced Applicator Weights for Elekta Electron Therapy Beams Link
2015 Nicholas Petersen, MS R. Zhang Impact of MLC Configuration Parameters on the Dosimetric Acccuracy of 6-MV IMRT Treatment Plans  
2015 Runyon Colie Woods, MS Fontenot Comparison of 3D and 4D CBCT for the Localization of Moving Targets Link
2015 Hatim Chafi, MS Jia Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Brain Using an Ergonomic Driver: Assessment of Scan-Rescan Reproducibility Link
2015 Ryan Schurr, MS Jia Z-Spectral Modeling for Magnetization Transfer Ratio Asymmetry Calculations in Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer MRI at 3 Tesla Link
2015 Anthony Mazza, MS Vassiliev The Development of a Novel Silicon On Insulator Microdosimeter with Sensitive Volumes Modeled After Living Cells  
2014

Derek Freund

MS

R. Zhang Risk of post-irradiation necrosis in pediatric brain cancer patients: Proton versus photon therapy planning comparison and predictive risk evaluation. --
2014

David Byrd

MS

Wang Tube Current Modulated Computed Tomography Effective Dose and Size Specific Organ Dose Estimates with ImPACT: Total Scan versus Slice by Slice Parameters for Urogram Protocols Link
2014 Margaret Hernandez, MS R. Zhang A Treatment Planning Comparison of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and Proton Therapy for a Sample of Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy Link
2014 Bart Morris, MS Fontenot An Efficient Approach to EPID Transit Dosimetry Link
2014 Ben Rusk, MS Carver A Dosimetric Comparison of Copper and Cerrobend Electron Inserts Link
2014 Melissa Lamberto, MS K. Matthews A Feasibility Study of Ultra-Short Echo Time MRI for Positive Contrast Visualization of Prostate Brachytherapy Permanent Seed Implants for Post-Implant Dosimetry Link
2013 Adam Watts, MS Gibbons A Secondary Monitor Unit Calculation Algorithm using Superposition of Symmetric, Open Fields for IMRT Plans Link
2013 David McLaughlin, MS Hogstrom Energy Spectra Comparisons for Matched Clinical Electron Beams on Elekta Linear Accelerators using a Permanent Magnet Spectrometer Link
2013 Lydia Wilson Newhauser Simple and Fast Reconstruction of 6 MV Radiotherapy Doses to the Whole Body --
2013 Kendrick Williams, MS K. Matthews Assessment of Detection and Characterization of Simulated Lung Nodules with Low-Dose CT Link
2013 Jean-Paul Grenier, MS Fontenot Evaluation of an Automated Delivery Verification System for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Treatments Link
2013 Diane Alvarez, MS Hogstrom Impact of IUdR in Rat 9L Glioma Cell Survival for 25-35 keV Photo-Activated Auger Electron Therapy Link
2013 Justin Silkwood, MS Shikhaliev Spectral Breast CT: Effects of Adaptive Filtration on CT Numbers, CT Noise, CNR and CT Dose Link
2012 Charles Wilson MS Wang Louisiana's Suitability for a Low-level Radioactive Waste Storage Link
2012 Justin LeBlanc MS Hogstrom Elekta Electron Scattering Foil Design Link
2012 Nels Knutson MS Fontenot Proton Beam Dose Calculation in Heterogeneous Media Link
2012 Jeffrey Kemp MS Price MCVCT for Treatment Planning of Shielded Gynecological Applicators Link
2012 Guy Harris, MS Parker Monte Carlo Modeling of Elekta Treatment Head Link
2012 Geoffrey Nichols MS Fontenot Elekta Treatment Planning Study Link
2012

Ryan Posey

MS

Newhauser Utilization of Machined Skin Collimation for Electron Therapy Link
2012 John Chapman MS Fontenot Dose Calculation for Proton Beams from a Dielectric Wall Accelerator Link
2011
Matthew Roberts, MS
Parker
Comparison of TLD Dose and Reconstructed Dose for Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy with TomoTherapy
2011
Matthew Sutton MS
K. Matthews
Delivery accuracy of Image Guided Radiation Therapy Using Elekta Infinity's On-Board Imaging
2011
James Kavanaugh, MS
Hogstrom
Evaluation of the Pencil Beam Algorithm and Pencil Beam Redefinition Algorithm for Bolus Electron Conformal Therapy Dose Computation
2011
Shannon Fritz PhD
Shikhaliev
Characterization of Photon Counting CZT Detectors for Medical X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy
2011
Gordon Mancuso MS
Fontenot
Evaluation of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Patient Specific Quality Assurance
2011
Bobby Matthews MS
Price
Development of a Monte Carlo Based Correction Strategy for a TG-43 Based Brachytherapy Treatment Planning System to Account for Applicator Inhomogeneities
2010
Catherine Batte MS
Parker
Accuracy of SRS Dose Delivery Using the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System
2010
Catherine Talbert, MS
Fontenot
Comprehensive Study of Parameters for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Treatment Planning
2010
Peter Petrek, MS
Shikhaliev
Positron Autoradiography for Intravascular Vulnerable Plaque Imaging
2010
Chad Robertson MS
Price
Prototype Electron Phantom for Radiographic and Radiochromic Film Dosimetry
2009
Todd Racine, MS
Gibbons
Investigations of the Energy Variation on a TomoTherapy HI-ART II Using an Aluminum Stepwedge
2009
John Eley, MS
Hogstrom
Segmented Field Electron Conformal Therapy with an Electron Multi-leaf Collimator
2009
Olivier Blasi, MS
Fontenot
Comparison of Helical Tomotherapy and Mixed Beam Treatment Plans for Superficial Head and Neck Cancer
2009
Ricky Hesston, MS
Gibbons
Dosimetric Evaluation of a Delivery Verification and Dose Reconstruction Method for Helical Tomotherapy
2009
Shima Ito, MS
Parker
Impact of Intrafraction Motion on Post-Mastectomy TomoTherapy of the Chest Wall
2008
Christopher Welch, MS
K. Matthews
Computed Tomography Imaging to Quantify Iodine Distribution in IUdR-Labeled DNA
2008
Jason Matney MS
Parker
Determination of CTV-to-ITV Margins for Free-Breathing Respiratory-Gated Treatments Using 4DCT and the Novalis ExacTrac Gating System with Implanted Fiducials
2008
David Perrin, MS
Hogstrom
Segmented Field Electron Conformal Therapy Planning Algorithm
2008
Andrew Morrow MS
K. Matthews
PET/CT Detectability and Classification of Simulated Pulmonary Nodules Using an SUV Correction Scheme
2008
Scott Oves, MS
Hogstrom
Dosimetry Intercomparison using a 35-keV Synchrotron Beam
2007
William Hill, MS
K. Matthews
Experimental Investigation of an Electronically Collimated Radiation Detector for Location of Gamma-Ray Sources
2007
Justin Vinci, MS
Hogstrom
Accuracy of Cranial Coplanar Beam Therapy with BrainLAB ExacTrac Image Guidance
2007
Allen Beardmore MS
Rosen
Evaluation of MVCT Images with Skin Collimation for Electron Treatment Planning
2007
Koren Smith, MS
Gibbons
Investigation of Superficial Dose from a Static TomoTherapy Beam
2007
Adam Lackie, MS
K. Matthews
Directional Algorithm for an electronically-collimated radiation detector

 

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