Medical Imaging and Radiation Science Seminar Series
Spring 2014

Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University

Departments of Radiation Physics and Imaging Physics
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

During the spring semester leading researchers from the Departments of Radiation Physics, Imaging Physics, Interventional Radiology, and Neuroradiology at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will give presentations to introduce their respective specialties. This sequence of talks should hold great interest for undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and faculty at Rice University interested in research projects at the cutting edge of medical imaging and radiation science.

Regular Meeting Time

Wednesdays
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

List of Presentations, Spring 2014

The list of presenters, including title of presentation and meeting location are given below. Interested students are encouraged to contact presenters directly, or alternatively any of the Seminar Organizers listed below. For past presentations, note that we will try to provide links to download the slides in PDF format.

DCH: Duncan Hall, Building 23 on Campus Map
KCK: Keck Hall, Building 41 on Campus Map

  1. Imaging to Determine Tumor Phenotype
    Laurence Court, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 1/22/14
    Location: KCK 101
    link: presentation slides

  2. Hierarchical Particle Transport in Radiation Therapy Applications
    Dragan Mirkovic, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 2/5/14
    Location: DCH 3076
    link: presentation slides

  3. Recent Developments in Quantitative Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Dosimetry
    Cheenu Kappadath, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 2/12/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  4. Theranostic Applications of Gold Core-Shell Structured Nanoparticles
    Marites Melancon, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 2/19/14
    Location: DCH 1044
    link: presentation slides

  5. Imaging Genomics: Application of Computational Correlations
    Rivka Colen, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, UTMDACC
    Date: 2/26/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  6. Robust Optimization of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy to Incorporate the Uncertainties in Radiation Dose Distributions
    Radhe Mohan, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 3/12/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  7. Translating Near-Infrared Fluorescence Imaging: Preclinical and Clinical Findings
    * Ali Azhdarinia, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Institute of Molecular Medicine - Center for Molecular Imaging
    * Eva Sevick, Ph.D.
    Professor and Director, The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Institute of Molecular Medicine - Center for Molecular Imaging
    Date: 3/19/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  8. Imaging the Metabolism with Magnetic Resonance
    James Bankson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 3/26/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  9. Ultrasound-Mediated Imaging: from Bench to Bedside
    Richard Bouchard, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 4/2/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  10. Computed Tomography: Past, Present and Future
    Tinsu Pan, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 4/9/14
    Location: KCK 101

  11. MRI for Minimally Invasive Therapy
    Jason Stafford, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 4/16/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  12. MR-Guided Radiotherapy in Head and Neck: Interrogating the Tumor Micro-Environment
    David Fuller, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UTMDACC
    Date: 4/23/14
    Location: DCH 3076

  13. Quantitative Measurements with Positron Emission Tomography
    Osama Mawlawi, Ph.D.
    Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, UTMDACC
    Date: 4/30/14
    Location: DCH 3076

Seminar Organizers

Tim Warburton, Ph.D.
Department of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Rice University
Email: tim.warburton@rice.edu

Edward Castillo, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Physics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Email: ecastillo3@mdanderson.org

David Fuentes, Ph.D.
Department of Imaging Physics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Email: dtfuentes@mdanderson.org

Richard Castillo, Ph.D.
Department of Radiation Physics
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Email: ricastillo@mdanderson.org

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Last Updated: March 17, 2014.