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Research Output 2000 2019

2019

Acceptance and verification of the Halcyon-Eclipse linear accelerator-treatment planning system without 3D water scanning system

Gao, S., Netherton, T., Chetvertkov, M. A., Li, Y., Court, L. E., Simon, W. E., Shi, J. & Balter, P. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 20, 10, p. 111-117 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Particle Accelerators
Linear accelerators
Ionization chambers
eclipses
linear accelerators

A risk assessment of automated treatment planning and recommendations for clinical deployment

Kisling, K., Johnson, J. L., Simonds, H., Zhang, L., Jhingran, A., Beadle, B. M., Burger, H., du Toit, M., Joubert, N., Makufa, R., Shaw, W., Trauernicht, C., Balter, P., Howell, R. M., Schmeler, K. & Court, L., Jun 2019, In : Medical physics. 46, 6, p. 2567-2574 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Radiation
Workflow
Risk Reduction Behavior
Therapeutics
Physicians

Automated treatment planning of postmastectomy radiotherapy

Kisling, K., Zhang, L., Shaitelman, S. F., Anderson, D., Thebe, T., Yang, J., Balter, P. A., Howell, R. M., Jhingran, A., Schmeler, K., Simonds, H., du Toit, M., Trauernicht, C., Burger, H., Botha, K., Joubert, N., Beadle, B. M. & Court, L., Sep 1 2019, In : Medical physics. 46, 9, p. 3767-3775 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
Thoracic Wall
Breast Neoplasms
Physicians

Dosimetric impact and detectability of multi-leaf collimator positioning errors on Varian Halcyon

Gay, S. S., Netherton, T. J., Cardenas, C. E., Ger, R. B., Balter, P. A., Dong, L., Mihailidis, D. & Court, L. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 20, 8, p. 47-55 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy
collimators
leaves
positioning
Random errors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Experience in commissioning the halcyon linac

Netherton, T., Li, Y., Gao, S., Klopp, A. H., Balter, P. A., Court, L. E., Scheuermann, R., Kennedy, C., Dong, L., Metz, J., Mihailidis, D., Ling, C., Young Lee, M., Constantin, M., Thompson, S., Kauppinen, J. & Uusitalo, P., Oct 1 2019, In : Medical physics. 46, 10, p. 4304-4313 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Particle Accelerators
Physics
Documentation
Guidelines
Equipment and Supplies
3 Citations (Scopus)

Fully automatic treatment planning for external-beam radiation therapy of locally advanced cervical cancer: A tool for low-resource clinics

Kisling, K., Zhang, L., Simonds, H., Fakie, N., Yang, J., McCarroll, R., Balter, P., Burger, H., Bogler, O., Howell, R., Schmeler, K., Mejia, M., Jhingran, A., Court, L. & Beadle, B. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Global Oncology. 2019, 5, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
South Africa
Therapeutics
Tomography

Monitoring linear accelerators electron beam energy constancy with a 2D ionization chamber array and double-wedge phantom

Gao, S., Chetvertkov, M. A., Simon, W. E., Sadeghi, A. & Balter, P. A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Particle Accelerators
Ionization chambers
Linear accelerators
linear accelerators
ionization chambers

Technical Note: Density correction to improve CT number mapping in thoracic deformable image registration

Yang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Z., Zhang, L., Balter, P. & Court, L., May 2019, In : Medical physics. 46, 5, p. 2330-2336 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thorax
Tomography
Exhalation
Lung
Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography
2018
7 Citations (Scopus)
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiation
Tomography
Thorax
2 Citations (Scopus)

A Novel Method for Quantifying Total Thoracic Tumor Burden in Mice

Viswanath, P., Peng, S., Singh, R., Kingsley, C., Balter, P. A. & Johnson, F. M., Oct 2018, In : Neoplasia (United States). 20, 10, p. 975-984 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thoracic Cavity
Tumor Burden
Thorax
Neoplasms
Lung Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

A snapshot of medical physics practice patterns

Kisling, K. D., Ger, R. B., Netherton, T. J., Cardenas, C. E., Owens, C. A., Anderson, B. M., Lee, J., Rhee, D. J., Edward, S. S., Gay, S. S., He, Y., David, S. D., Yang, J., Nitsch, P. L., Balter, P. A., Urbauer, D. L., Peterson, C. B., Court, L. E. & Dube, S., Nov 1 2018, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 19, 6, p. 306-315 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Physics
physics
Therapeutics
Surveys and Questionnaires
Physicians' Practice Patterns

Consider Re-simulation or Evaluate With and Without Density Overrides

Balter, P. A. & Nitsch, P., Aug 1 2018, In : International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 101, 5, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

simulation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Design, fabrication, and validation of patient-specific electron tissue compensators for postmastectomy radiation therapy

Craft, D. F., Balter, P., Woodward, W., Kry, S. F., Salehpour, M., Ger, R., Peters, M., Baltz, G., Traneus, E. & Howell, R. M., Oct 2018, In : Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 8, p. 38-43 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
compensators
radiation therapy
Radiotherapy
Electrons
fabrication

Illustrated instructions for mechanical quality assurance of a medical linear accelerator

Court, L., Wang, H., Aten, D., Brown, D., MacGregor, H., du Toit, M., Chi, M., Gao, S., Yock, A., Aristophanous, M. & Balter, P., May 2018, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 19, 3, p. 355-359 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Particle Accelerators
Linear accelerators
assurance
linear accelerators
Quality assurance
10 Citations (Scopus)

Independent validation of machine performance check for the Halcyon and TrueBeam linacs for daily quality assurance

Li, Y., Netherton, T., Nitsch, P. L., Gao, S., Klopp, A. H., Balter, P. A. & Court, L. E., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 19, 5, p. 375-382 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

assurance
Quality assurance
couches
gantry cranes
Image sensors
5 Citations (Scopus)
Particle Accelerators
Breast
Lung
Pelvis
Prostate
6 Citations (Scopus)

Magnetic Resonance-based Response Assessment and Dose Adaptation in Human Papilloma Virus Positive Tumors of the Oropharynx treated with Radiotherapy (MR-ADAPTOR): An R-IDEAL stage 2a-2b/Bayesian phase II trial

Bahig, H., Yuan, Y., Mohamed, A. S. R., Brock, K. K., Ng, S. P., Wang, J., Ding, Y., Hutcheson, K., McCulloch, M., Balter, P. A., Lai, S. Y., Al-Mamgani, A., Sonke, J. J., van der Heide, U. A., Nutting, C., Li, X. A., Robbins, J., Awan, M., Karam, I., Newbold, K. & 22 others, Harrington, K., Oelfke, U., Bhide, S., Philippens, M. E. P., Terhaard, C. H. J., McPartlin, A. J., Blanchard, P., Garden, A. S., Rosenthal, D. I., Gunn, G. B., Phan, J., Cazoulat, G., Aristophanous, M., McSpadden, K. K., Garcia, J. A., van den Berg, C. A. T., Raaijmakers, C. P. J., Kerkmeijer, L., Doornaert, P., Blinde, S., Frank, S. J. & Fuller, C. D., Nov 2018, In : Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology. 13, p. 19-23 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Papillomaviridae
Oropharynx
Image-Guided Radiotherapy
Oropharyngeal Neoplasms
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
13 Citations (Scopus)
Acinonyx
Printing
Radiation Oncology
Uncertainty
Radiotherapy
11 Citations (Scopus)

Normal tissue doses from MV image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) using orthogonal MV and MV-CBCT

Li, Y., Netherton, T., Nitsch, P. L., Balter, P. A., Gao, S., Klopp, A. H. & Court, L. E., May 1 2018, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 19, 3, p. 52-57 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Image-Guided Radiotherapy
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Radiotherapy
Dosimetry
Tomography
14 Citations (Scopus)
Proton Therapy
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
lungs
radiation therapy
therapy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Quantification of beam steering with an ionization chamber array

Gao, S., Balter, P. A., Tran, B., Rose, M. & Simon, W. E., May 1 2018, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 19, 3, p. 168-176 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionization chambers
beam steering
ionization chambers
Photons
Calibration
9 Citations (Scopus)

Radiation planning assistant - A streamlined, fully automated radiotherapy treatment planning system

Court, L. E., Kisling, K., McCarroll, R., Zhang, L., Yang, J., Simonds, H., du Toit, M., Trauernicht, C., Burger, H., Parkes, J., Mejia, M., Bojador, M., Balter, P., Branco, D., Steinmann, A., Baltz, G., Gay, S., Anderson, B., Cardenas, C., Jhingran, A. & 8 others, Shaitelman, S., Bogler, O., Schmeller, K., Followill, D., Howell, R., Nelson, C., Peterson, C. & Beadle, B., Apr 12 2018, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2018, 134, e57411.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiotherapy
Radiation
Planning
Tomography
Therapeutics
5 Citations (Scopus)

Retrospective validation and clinical implementation of automated contouring of organs at risk in the head and neck: A step toward automated radiation treatment planning for low- And middle-income countries

McCarroll, R. E., Beadle, B. M., Balter, P. A., Burger, H., Cardenas, C. E., Dalvie, S., Followill, D. S., Kisling, K. D., Mejia, M., Naidoo, K., Nelson, C. L., Peterson, C. B., Vorster, K., Wetter, J., Zhang, L., Court, L. E. & Yang, J., Mar 1 2018, In : Journal of Global Oncology. 2018, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organs at Risk
Neck
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Head
Radiation

Technical Note: Solving the "Chinese postman problem" for effective contour deformation: Solving

Wang, J., Zhang, Y., Zhang, L., Dong, L., Balter, P. A., Court, L. E. & Yang, J., Feb 1 2018, In : Medical physics. 45, 2, p. 767-772 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lung
Image-Guided Radiotherapy
Atlases
Thorax
Costs and Cost Analysis
2017
48 Citations (Scopus)
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Clinical Trials
Neoplasm Staging
Recurrence
14 Citations (Scopus)

AAPM medical physics practice guideline 8.a. Linear accelerator performance tests

Smith, K., Balter, P., Duhon, J., White, G. A., Vassy, D. L., Miller, R. A., Serago, C. F. & Fairobent, L. A., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 18, 4, p. 23-39 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Particle Accelerators
Linear accelerators
performance tests
Physics
linear accelerators
2 Citations (Scopus)

An FMEA evaluation of intensity modulated radiation therapy dose delivery failures at tolerance criteria levels

Faught, J. T., Balter, P. A., Johnson, J. L., Kry, S. F., Court, L. E., Stingo, F. C. & Followill, D. S., Nov 1 2017, In : Medical physics. 44, 11, p. 5575-5583 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiotherapy
Demography
Planning Techniques
Particle Accelerators
Radiation Oncology
8 Citations (Scopus)

Atlas ranking and selection for automatic segmentation of the esophagus from CT scans

Yang, J., Haas, B., Fang, R., Beadle, B. M., Garden, A. S., Liao, Z., Zhang, L., Balter, P. A. & Court, L. E., Nov 14 2017, In : Physics in medicine and biology. 62, 23, p. 9140-9158 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atlases
Esophagus
Thorax
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Organs at Risk
59 Citations (Scopus)
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Recurrence
Neoplasms
3 Citations (Scopus)

Dosimetric and clinical outcomes after volumetric modulated arc therapy for carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus

Xu, C., Xi, M., Komaki, R., Balter, P. A., Huang, M., Hobbs, B. P., Wang, L. & Lin, S. H., Jul 2017, In : Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2, 3, p. 325-332 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy
Esophagus
Thorax
Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
15 Citations (Scopus)
Phase II Clinical Trials
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Recurrence
Lung
4 Citations (Scopus)

Reproducibility of patient setup in the seated treatment position: A novel treatment chair design

McCarroll, R. E., Beadle, B. M., Fullen, D., Balter, P. A., Followill, D. S., Stingo, F. C., Yang, J. & Court, L. E., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. 18, 1, p. 223-229 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Posture
seats
Feedback
Radiation
Radiotherapy
12 Citations (Scopus)
Adrenal Glands
Radiotherapy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Disease-Free Survival
Survival
2016
5 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of methods for monitoring photon beam energy constancy

Gao, S., Balter, P. A., Rose, M. & Simon, W. E., Jan 1 2016, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 17, 6, p. 242-253 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ionization chambers
photon beams
Photons
flattening
Uncertainty
31 Citations (Scopus)
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Proportional Hazards Models
Nonparametric Statistics
Tumor Burden
Tomography
20 Citations (Scopus)
planning
radiation therapy
Radiotherapy
Recurrence
dosage
20 Citations (Scopus)
planning
radiation therapy
Radiotherapy
Recurrence
dosage
3 Citations (Scopus)

Requirements and implementation of a lung sbrt program in a developing country: Benefits of international cooperation

Khader, J., Al-Mousa, A., Hijla, F. A., Al-Heet, S., Rashdan, I., Balter, P. A., Chang, J. Y. & Wadi-Ramahi, S., Jul 15 2016, In : International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 95, 4, p. 1236-1238 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

international cooperation
International Cooperation
lungs
Developing Countries
Lung
2015
88 Citations (Scopus)

An evaluation of three commercially available metal artifact reduction methods for CT imaging

Huang, J. Y., Kerns, J. R., Nute, J. L., Liu, X., Balter, P. A., Stingo, F., Followill, D. S., Mirkovic, D., Howell, R. M. & Kry, S. F., Feb 7 2015, In : Physics in medicine and biology. 60, 3, p. 1047-1067 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artifacts
Metals
Tomography
Hip Prosthesis
Tooth
64 Citations (Scopus)

Can radiomics features be reproducibly measured from CBCT images for patients with non-small cell lung cancer?

Fave, X., Mackin, D. S., Yang, J., Zhang, J., Fried, D., Balter, P. A., Followill, D. S., Gomez, D., Jones, A. K., Stingo, F., Fontenot, J. & Court, L. E., Dec 1 2015, In : Medical physics. 42, 12, p. 6784-6797 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Rubber
Thorax
Entropy
3 Citations (Scopus)
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography
Tomography
Cones
Anatomy

Erratum: Modeling respiratory motion for reducing motion artifacts in 4D CT images (Medical Physics (2013) 40:041716 (13pp.))

Zhang, Y., Yang, J., Zhang, L., Court, L. E., Balter, P. A. & Dong, L., Nov 1 2015, In : Medical physics. 42, 11, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography
Physics
Artifacts
12 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of 4D CT acquisition methods designed to reduce artifacts

Castillo, S. J., Castillo, R., Castillo, E., Pan, T., Ibbott, G., Balter, P., Hobbs, B. & Guerrero, T., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 16, 2, p. 23-32 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography
Sorting
Artifacts
artifacts
acquisition
4 Citations (Scopus)

Improved human observer performance in digital reconstructed radiograph verification in head and neck cancer radiotherapy

Sturgeon, J. D., Cox, J. A., Mayo, L. L., Gunn, G. B., Zhang, L., Balter, P. A., Dong, L., Awan, M., Kocak-Uzel, E., Mohamed, A. S. R., Rosenthal, D. I. & Fuller, C. D., Oct 1 2015, In : International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. 10, 10, p. 1667-1673 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Radiotherapy
Head and Neck Neoplasms
Physicians
Neck
Head
1 Citation (Scopus)

Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer

Gomez, D., Balter, P. A. & Liao, Z., Jan 1 2015, In : Medical Radiology. 67, p. 229-239 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
2 Citations (Scopus)

Principles of IMRT

Court, L. E., Balter, P. & Mohan, R., Jan 1 2015, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy: Clinical Evidence and Techniques. Springer Japan, p. 15-42 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

radiation therapy
assurance
Radiotherapy
dosage
planning
687 Citations (Scopus)

Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy versus lobectomy for operable stage I non-small-cell lung cancer: A pooled analysis of two randomised trials

Chang, J. Y., Senan, S., Paul, M. A., Mehran, R. J., Louie, A. V., Balter, P., Groen, H. J. M., McRae, S. E., Widder, J., Feng, L., van den Borne, B. E. E. M., Munsell, M. F., Hurkmans, C., Berry, D. A., van Werkhoven, E., Kresl, J. J., Dingemans, A. M., Dawood, O., Haasbeek, C. J. A., Carpenter, L. S. & 5 others, De Jaeger, K., Komaki, R., Slotman, B. J., Smit, E. F. & Roth, J. A., Jun 1 2015, In : The lancet oncology. 16, 6, p. 630-637 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Recurrence
Survival
Lymph Node Excision
2014
4 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of a quantitative metric for 4D CT artifact evaluation by observer consensus

Castillo, S. J., Castillo, R., Balter, P., Pan, T., Ibbott, G., Hobbs, B., Yuan, Y. & Guerrero, T., 2014, In : Journal of applied clinical medical physics. 15, 3, p. 190-201 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography
Artifacts
artifacts
evaluation
Computerized tomography
15 Citations (Scopus)

Auto-segmentation of low-risk clinical target volume for head and neck radiation therapy

Yang, J., Beadle, B. M., Garden, A. S., Gunn, B., Rosenthal, D., Ang, K., Frank, S., Williamson, R., Balter, P., Court, L. & Dong, L., Jan 1 2014, In : Practical radiation oncology. 4, 1, p. e31-e37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atlases
Neck
Radiotherapy
Head
Tonsillar Neoplasms