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Abstract # 2325 Accuracy and Validity of Corrections of Isocenter using Bony Landmark Fusion or Surrogate Markers Inside Prostate Glands - Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Presenter: Gao, Zhanrong

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About the Presenter:
Zhanrong Gao, PhD, Medical Physicist

Department of Radiation Oncology Carol G. Simon Cancer Center Morristown Memorial Hospital 100 Madison Avenue, Morristown, New Jersey, 07962 Phone:973.971.6342 Fax:973.290.7286

Degrees/Education:

Ph.D. (Medical Physics), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2006) M.Sc. (Medical Physics), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (2001)

Clinical Interests:

Intensity-modulated radiation therap(IMRT); Image-guided radiation therapy(IGRT); Patient dependant reatment trategy; Adaptive Radiation Therapy(ART) for prostate Cancer Quality assurance (QA) in radiotherapy; Image analysis and information extraction for imaged radiotherapy

Research interests:

Quality assurance methods and standards in radiotherapy, especially the IMRT/IGART; Treatment planning evaluation standards;

Recent Publications:

1. Wong JR, Gao Z., Merrick S. , Wilson P., Uematsu M., And Cheng CW, Potential For Higher Treatment Failure In Obese Patients:Correlation Of Elevated Body Mass Index And Increased Daily Prostate Deviations From The Radiation Beam Isocenters In An Analysis Of 1,465 Computed Tomographic Images, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 (In Press)

2. Wong JR, Gao Z, Uematsu M, Merrick S, Machernis NP, Chen T, Cheng CW.Interfractional Prostate Shifts: Review of 1870 Computed Tomography (CT) Scans Obtained During Image-Guided Radiotherapy Using CT-on-Rails for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Sep 9.

3. Gao Z, Wilkins D, Eapen L, Morash C, Wassef Y, Gerig L.A study of prostate delineation referenced against a gold standard created from the visible human data.Radiother Oncol. 2007 Nov;85(2):239-46.

4. Gao Z, Szanto J, Gerig L.Using multileaf collimator interleaf leakage to extract absolute spatial information from electronic portal imaging device images.J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2007 Dec 15;8(1):1-9.


Contact the presenter at: zhanrong@gmail.com

Authors:
Z. Gao1, J. Wong1, S. Merrick1, M. Li1, M. Uematsu2, I. Atlas1, R. Stephnie1, C. Cheng1, 1Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ, 2UAS Oncology Center, Kagoshima, Japan

Author Disclosure:
 Z. Gao, None; J. Wong, None; S. Merrick, None; M. Li, None; M. Uematsu, None; I. Atlas, None; R. Stephnie, None; C. Cheng, None.


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