Seminars in Medical Physics – Archive of Past Semesters


Welcome to the permanent archive of previous semesters of Seminars in Medical Physics dating back to 2003, when this course began as a biomedical engineering independent study. Since the inception of the Medical Physics Graduate Program in Fall 2005, the course has been running continuously with about 12 talks per semester, 2 semesters per year. In Fall 2016, we transitioned to the current format of Distinguished Lectures in Medical Physics, bringing in high-profile outside speakers once a month. The schedules below are shown in reverse chronological order.

Above are some of our external speakers from recent years: (Top row, left to right) Gary Fullerton of Univ of Colorado, David Jaffray of Ontario Cancer Institute, and Geoffrey Ibbott of MD Anderson; (Middle row) Elliot McVeigh of Johns Hopkins, Chuck Mistretta and then Director Jim Dobbins, Wes Bolch of Univ of Florida; (Bottom row) Program faculty Mark Oldham with Joe Deasy of Wash Univ, Bill Hendee of Medical College of Wisconsin, and Mike King of Univ of Massachusetts showing his Duke spirit! (Photos: Joseph Lo; Montage design: Titania Juang)


 

2016-2017 Academic Year

Date Speaker Topic
Sep 22, 2016 Lawrence Marks, M.D.
Dr. Sidney K. Simon Distinguished Professor of Oncology Research and Chair of Radiation Oncology
UNC-Chapel Hill
 
Error Bars in Medical Imaging
Oct 20, 2016 Mark Rivard, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Physicist, Professor of Radiation Oncology
Tufts-New England Medical Center
 
The making of an AAPM Task Group: Grass roots efforts for issuing societal standards
Nov 10, 2016 Melissa Martin, M.S.
President Elect, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
President, Therapy Physics Inc., Gardena, CA.
 
Leadership Skills for Today and the Future in Medical Physics
(Special Location: Bryan Res. Bldg Auditorium)
Jan 19, 2017 Andre Dekker, Ph.D.
Head Medical Physicist, MAASTRO Clinic
Professor and Chair Clinical Science Data, Maastricht University
The Netherlands
 
Big Data in Radiation Oncology
 
Mar 09, 2017 Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Director, CT Clinical Innovation Center and X-ray Imaging Core
Department of Radiology
Mayo Clinic
 
Photon counting detectors and their future in CT imaging
SPECIAL LOCATION: Hock Plaza Auditorium
Apr 06, 2017 Warren Kibbe, Ph.D.
Acting Deputy Director, NCI
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), NCI
 
Cancer Moonshot, Data Sharing, and the Genomic Data Commons

 


Spring 2016

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 25
John Kirkpatrick, MD, PhD
Sua Yoo, PhD
Oana Craciunescu, PhD
A Discussion on Physician Preferences in Radiation Oncology
Feb 1 Anuj Kapadia, PhD (moderator) Point/Counterpoint (part 1)
  • Bright young physicists should be advised to avoid careers in radiation therapy
  • The 2014 initiative can have potentially unintended negative consequences for medical physics in diagnostic imaging and nuclear medicine
Feb 8 Anuj Kapadia, PhD (moderator) Point/Counterpoint (part 2)
  • The terminal M.S. degree is no longer appropriate for students interested in a career in clinical medical physics in the United States
  • MP programs should rely on classwork and basic analytical skills rather than clinical and practical aspects (because we are not clinical).
Feb 15 Joseph Lo, PhD Nine Questions in Mammography Physics: Reverse Classroom
Feb 22 Geoff D. Rubin, MD Radiologists and their search for lesions: mining the mind's eye
Feb 29 PhD Student Showcase

Yilin Liu (adv. Cai)

Kyle Lafata (adv. Yin)

Yilin Liu: Development and Optimization of Four-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (4D-MRI) for Radiation Therapy

Kyle Lafata: Injectable Brachytherapy using Elastin-like Polypeptide Nanoparticles: Dosimetric Planning System Development and Recent Experiments

Mar 7 Maryellen Giger, PhD
(U. Chicago)
Quantitative Radiomics in a Medical Physics Career
Mar 21 Jatinder Palta, PhD
(VCU)
Medical Physics in 2020
Mar 28 Cristian Badea, PhD Functional Imaging using Temporal and Spectral Micro-CT
Apr 4 Panayiotis Mavroidis, PhD
(UNC-CH)
Determination of NTCP model parameters from clinical data and approaches for clinical implementation.
Apr 11 Christian Kirisits, PhD
(Med. Univ. of Vienna)
Modern GYN brachytherapy: Planning, delivery, verification and reporting the optimal treatment
Apr 18 Yunfeng Cui, PhD The applications of PET imaging in radiation therapy
 

 

Fall 2015

Date
Speaker
Topic
Aug 31
PhD Doctoral Showcase
  • Justin Solomon (adv. Samei)
  • Larry Cumberbatch (adv. Howell)
  • Solomon: Lesion Modeling Tools for Image Quality Assessment of Modern X-ray CT Systems
  • Cumberbatch: Dynamic Metabolite Transport Measurement in Plants Using Short-Lived Radiotracers 
Sept 14
James Voyvodic, PhD Clinical Use of Functional MRI -- Present and Future
Sept 21 Justus Adamson, PhD Physics Considerations for Linear Accelerator Based Radiosurgery
Sept 28 Chunlei Liu MRI of Tissue Magnetic Susceptibility
Oct 5 G. Allan Johnson, PhD Magnetic Resonance Histology
Oct 19 S.Y. Chen, PhD, CHP
(Illinois Institute of Technology)
Decision Making for Late-Phase Recovery from Major Nuclear or Radiological Incidents
Oct 26 Ellen Jones MD PhD (UNC) 
Junzo Chino MD
Point/Counterpoint: SBRT is a good alternative to brachytherapy
Nov 2 Neil Petry Radiopharmacy PET Drug Development – Untapped Potential of the 68Ge / 68Ga Generator
Nov 9 Satish Chitneni, PhD Radiolabeling and Preclinical Evaluation of New PET Tracers
Nov 16 Joseph Lo, PhD Physics of Mammography: Key Issues and Design Challenges
Nov 23 Steve Zhang, PhD Cerenkov Imaging and its Applications in Medicine and Biology

 

Spring 2015

Date
Speaker
Topic
Jan 12
PhD Doctoral Showcase
  • Matthew Freeman
  • Lynda Ikejimba
  • Freeman: Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI: Reining in Physics to Boost SNR
  • Ikejimba: QC in breast tomosynthesis: a novel phantom and image quality metrology
Jan 26
Joel Greenberg, PhD X-ray scatter imaging applications in medicine
Feb 2 Warren S. Warren, PhD Correcting Decades-Old Physics and Chemistry Omissions to Improve Modern Molecular Imaging
Feb 9 Stephen Glick, PhD (FDA) Technological advances in dedicated cone-beam breast CT

Feb 16

SPIE Preview

  • Pooyan Sahbaee
  • Manu Lakshmanan
  • Darin Clark
  • Sahbaee: Determination of contrast media administration to achieve a targeted contrast enhancement in CT
  • Lakshmanan: Coded aperture coherent scatter spectral imaging of breast cancer
  • Clark: Rank-sparsity constrained, spectro-temporal reconstruction for retrospectively gated, dynamic CT
Feb 23 Christopher Lascola, MD Multiplexed Theranostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mar 2 Donald Frush, MD Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Radiation Dose and Risk in Children
Mar 16 David Hsu, MD PhD Patient Derived Xenografts as a Preclinical Model for Solid Tumors
Mar 23 Stephen Riederer, PhD (Mayo Clinic) MR Angiography:  A Training Ground for Medical Physics
Mar 30 Jim Chang, PhD Treatment Assessment of Radiotherapy using MR Quantitative Functional Imaging: Promises and Challenge
Apr 6 Mustafa Bashir, MD Physics to Diagnosis:  MRI Acquisitions in Pancreaticobiliary Disease
Apr 13 Taoran Li, PhD Online Adaptive Radiation Therapy: Decision Making and Quality Assurance

 

Fall 2014

Date
Speaker
Topic
Aug 28
Tim Turkington, PhD
 
How to find an advisor and research lab
(location: Medical Physics Classroom)
Sep 04

 

PhD student showcase:
Scott Robertson
Anna Rodrigues

Robertson: “Optimized 3D Radial Reconstruction for Hyperpolarized MRI”
Rodrigues: ”Dynamic Electron Arc Radiotherapy (DEAR)”

Sep 11
Juan Carlos Ramirez Giraldo PhD,
Siemens Healthcare
 
New technologies for radiation dose optimization in CT
Sep 18 Mike Lipkin, MD Radiation Exposure From the Evaluation and Management of Kidney Stones
Sep 25 Anuj Kapadia, PhD Neutron and Gamma Scatter Imaging for Medical Diagnostics
Oct 2 Daniel Letourneau, PhD Quality Control in Radiotherapy: The AQUA System
Oct 9 Bob Reiman, MD, Martin Tornai, PhD, and James MacFall, PhD When things go wrong: Practical experiences in Medical Physics
(*NOTE SPECIAL TIME: 3:20-4:30 PM)
Oct 16 Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD Reflections on my 40 year career in Medical Research
Oct 23 Anuj Kapadia, PhD (moderator) Point-counterpoint - Student version
Oct 27* George Gopen, PhD, JD * Writing from the Reader’s Perspective *
(* NOTE SPECIAL DATE AND TIME - Monday 10/27 @ 11:45 AM)
Nov 6 Kim Light, MS, CMD GYN Radiotherapy at Duke Medicine
Nov 13 Harold Walder (President) and Zak Fathi (CTO) - Immunolight Innovation - An Entrepreneur's Insights
Nov 20 H. Gilbert Smith, PhD
Office of Research Collaborations
Patents and Intellectual Property: What you need to know

 

Spring 2014

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 13 Maciej Mazurowski, PhD
 
Data Science in Medical Imaging
Jan 27
PhD student showcase:
Steve Mann
 
Baiyu Chen
 
  • Quantification of Tc-99m Sestamibi Distribution in Normal Breast Tissue Using Dedicated Breast SPECT-CT
  • A methodology for modeling volume quantification performance in CT
Feb 03 Guillermo Sapiro, Duke ECE
 
Computational tools for brain analysis and deep brain stimulation
Feb 10 Daniele Marin, MD CT technique optimization for detection of focal liver lesions
Feb 17 Jenny Hoang, MBBS
 
Radiation Dose Reduction in Head and Neck Imaging: Issues and Insights for Medical Physics Students
Feb 24 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
 
Oak Ridge National Lab: Biomedical Science and Career Opportunities
Mar 03

Mike Lipkin, MD

Radiation Exposure From the Evaluation and Management of Kidney Stones
Mar 10 NO SEMINAR, Spring Break
 
 
Mar 17

Joseph Lo, PhD

Clinical Practices in Mammography: A review

Mar 24

Lei Ren, PhD

Imaging dose reduction and quality improvement for inter- and intra-fraction verification in radiotherapy
Mar 31

Mark Oldham, PhD
Jing Cai, PhD

Hot Topics in Medical Physics: A 3D-conformal technique is better than IMRT or VMAT for lung SBRT

Apr 07

Bennett Chin, MD

Small Animal PET/CT Molecular Imaging
Apr 14 Ehsan Samei, PhD, DABR Medical Physics 2.0: the new frontier in clinical imaging physics

 

Fall 2013

Date Speaker Topic
Sep 09 Paul Segars PhD
Duke RAI Labs
Medical Imaging Simulation Using Computer Phantoms
Sep 16 Jing Cai PhD
Duke RadOnc
MRI-based Motion Management for Radiation Therapy
Sep 23 Matthew Belley, Darin Clark 
Duke Med Phys Program 
Doctoral Research Showcase
  • Belley: Investigation of a Nanoparticle Terminated Fiber Optic Detector for Real Time, in-vivo Dosimetry
  • Clark: The Application of Robust Principal Component Analysis and Kernel Regression to Spectral CT Reconstruction
Sep 30 Mark Oldham PhD 
Duke RadOnc
3D Optical-Tomography: applications in radiation therapy and biology
Oct 07 Oana Craciunescu PhD, Jennifer O'Daniel PhD, W.Robert Lee MD, David Kirsch MD PhD 
Duke RadOnc
Hot topics in Medical Physics
  • We do not need randomized clinical trials to demonstrate the superiority of proton therapy
  • Physicists who are responsible for high-tech radiotherapy procedures should have to be specially credentialed
Oct 14 No Seminar, Fall Break
Oct 21 Michael Stabin PhD 
Vanderbilt University
The Role of Dosimetry in External and Internal Radiation Therapy
Oct 28 Mark Oldham,Bob Reiman,Anuj Kapadia 
Duke Radiology
A discussion on Ethics and Academic Integrity
Nov 04 Greg Palmer PhD 
Duke RadOnc
Functional optical microscopy of tumor physiology using window chamber models
Nov 11 Eric Klein PhD 
Washington University
Proton Radiotherapy and Single Room Systems
Nov 18 Juan Carlos Ramirez Giraldo PhD 
Siemens
My Personal Experiences Moving from Academia to Industry
Nov 25

John Hazle PhD 
MD Anderson Cancer Center,
President, AAPM

30 Years of Maturation- What is the future for Medical Physics?

 

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 14 Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Radiology
CT Reconstruction: Advanced Technology and Science for Improved Patient Care
Jan 21 No Seminar, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan 28 George Gopen PhD
Duke English
Scientific Writing
Feb 04 Jason Bond, Baiyu Chen, Rachel Tian 
Duke Med Phys Program & BME
SPIE Preview
  • Bond: Synthesis of CT anatomical texture in voxelized XCAT phantoms
  • Chen: Development of a phantom-based methodology for the assessment of quantification performance in CT
  • Tian: Projection-based dose metric: a step towards real-time, patient-specific dose estimation
Feb 11 Sha Chang PhD 
UNC Radiation Oncology
New Generation Medical Physicists and Multidisciplinary Research Collaborations
Feb 18 Titania Juang, Dário Rodrigues 
Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase
  • Juang: Addressing the need for comprehensive validation of deformable image registration
  • Rodrigues: Multiphysiscs Modeling in Thermal Medicine: From the Model to Clinic
Feb 25 Kim Light 
Duke Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology: Clinical Flow and Treatment Planning Techniques
Mar 04 Lee Jones PhD 
Duke Radiation Oncology
Exercise Physiology in Oncology: New Applications of an Ancient Therapeutic Strategy
Mar 11 No Seminar, Spring Break
Mar 18 Cecil Charles PhD 
Duke Radiology
Lung Function and Structure
Mar 25 Paul Kinahan PhD 
U Washington Radiology
ULTRA low dose CT for PET/CT attenuation correction
Apr 01 Jim Dobbins PhD 
Duke Radiology
Strategies for noise reduction and subsequent dose reduction in CT and radiographic imaging
Apr 08 Anuj Kapadia PhD 
Duke Radiology
3D Molecular Imaging through NSECT
Apr 15 Jim Dobbins PhD & Fang-Fang Yin PhD 
Duke Med. Phys.
Medical Physics as a Profession: Town hall on medical physics training and careers in North America and beyond

 

Fall 2012

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 27 Tim Turkington PhD
Duke Med Phys Grad Program
How to go about finding an advisor 
(Special location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Plaza Ste 101)
Sep 03 No Seminar, Labor Day
Sep 10 Jackie Wu PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Knowledge guidance in radiation treatment planning
Sep 17 Ergys Subashi, Jered Wells 
Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase: Class of 2008 cont'd
  • Subashi: 4D contrast enhanced MRI as a functional tool in the study of the tumor microenvironment
  • Wells: Correlated polarity noise reduction (CPNR): Nonlinear image processing algorithm for CT dose reduction
Sep 24 Benjamin Nelms PhD
Canis Lupus LLC
Moving forward (by looking back): Improving the quality and safety of radiation therapy by applying tried-and-true quality philosophies
Oct 01 Gary Fullerton PhD
U Colorado Radiology
Biophysical imaging measures of sugar accumulation on collagen as a biomarker of age and exercise
Oct 08 X. Ronald Zhu PhD
UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Spot scanning beam proton therapy: physics and clinical commissioning
Oct 15 No Seminar, Fall Break
Oct 22 Mark Oldham PhD 
Duke Radiation Oncology
Clinical challenges and innovative solutions in radiation therapy
Oct 29 Don Frush MD 
Duke Radiology
Current issues with radiation and medical imaging
Nov 05 Chunlei Liu PhD 
Duke Radiology
Imaging Brain Magnetic Interaction with MRI
Nov 12 Shiva Das PhD, Joseph Lo PhD 
Duke Rad Onc & Radiology
Knowledge-based radiation therapy
Nov 19 Martin Tornai PhD 
Duke Radiology
Non-Invasive 3D Molecular Breast Imaging
Nov 26 Kiyohiko Mabuchi PhD
National Cancer Institute
Long-term medical consequences of radiation in atomic-bomb survivors

 

Spring 2012

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 23 Hao Li, Taoran Li 
Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase: Class of 2008
  • Hao Li: Dual-Energy and KV/MV cone beam CT for IGRT
  • Taoran Li:Small steps towards online adaptive radiation therapy
Jan 30 Lynda Ikejimba
Duke Med Phys Program,
Nooshin Kiarashi
Duke Elec & Comp Engineering
SPIE Sneak Preview
  • Ikejimba: Development of a task-based strategy for optimized contrast enhanced breast imaging: analysis of six imaging techniques for mammography and tomosynthesis
  • Kiarashi: Development of a dynamic 4D anthropomorphic breast phantom for contrast-based breast imaging
Feb 06 Eric Monson 
Duke Computer Science
Medical Physics as a Profession: Effective Graphics Visualization for Scientific Writing
Feb 13 Anuj Kapadia PhD
Duke Radiology
Biostatistics for Boards and Beyond
Feb 20 Fang-Fang Yin PhD
Duke Rad Onc
My 25 years of medical physics experiences: From a student to the present and beyond
Feb 27 Chris Lascola MD PhD
Duke Radiology
New Contrast Mechanisms for Molecular MR Imaging
Mar 05 No Seminar, Spring Break
Mar 12 Bastiaan Driehuys PhD
Duke Radiology
Imaging Pulmonary Gas Exchange from Mouse to Human using Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI
Mar 19 Joel Karp PhD
U Penn Radiology
Directions to improve PET instrumentation for clinical imaging
Mar 26 John Kirkpatrick MD PhD
Duke Rad Onc
Radiosurgery for CNS diseases
Apr 02 Sua Yoo PhD
Duke Rad Onc
Breast Radiation Treatment: Clinic + Research
Apr 09 Mike Zalutsky PhD
Duke Radiology
Targeted Radiotherapy
Apr 16 Bennett Chin MD
Duke Radiology
Small Animal Molecular Imaging with Micro PET / CT

 

Fall 2011

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 29 Guang-Hong Chen PhD
U Wisc Madison Med Phys
Prior Image Constrained Compressed Sensing and Applications in Medical Imaging
Sep 05 No Seminar, Labor Day
Sep 12 Titania Juang, Mark Oldham PhD, Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Med Phys Program
AAPM Recap
Sep 19 G Allan Johnson PhD
Duke Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Microscopy
Sep 26 Jackie Wu PhD
Duke Rad Onc
Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT): Benefits and Challenges
Oct 03 Joseph Lo PhD
Duke Med Phys Program
Medical Physics as a Profession: Glossophobia Therapy
Oct 10 No Seminar, Fall Break
Oct 17 Irina Vergalasova, Ross McGurk, 
Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase: Class of 2008
  • Vergalasova: A novel technique for markerless, self-sorted 4D-CBCT
  • McGurk: Using PET to segment functional targets for head-and-neck radiation therapy
Oct 24 Joseph Izatt PhD
Duke BME
Optical Coherence Tomography
Oct 31 Scott Huettel PhD
Duke Psychology & Neuroscience
What Can Functional Neuroimaging Tell Us About Economics?
Nov 07 Francisco Robles
Duke Med Phys
Light scattering and absorption spectroscopy spatially-resolved in 3 dimensions using quantitative low coherence interferometry for biomedical applications
Nov 14 Mark Oldham PhD
Tim Turkington PhD
Jennifer O'Daniel PhD

Duke Med Phys Program
Hot Topics in Medical Physics
Nov 21 Seminar Cancelled
Nov 28 David Kirsch MD PhD & Shiva Das PhD
Duke Rad Onc
Intraoperative Molecular Imaging and Micro-CT/Micro-Irradiation

 

Spring 2011

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 12 R Edward Coleman MD
Duke Radiology/Nuc.Med.
Memory and Memory Impairment 
(Please note special date.)
Jan 24 Vorakarn Chanyavanich MS, Joseph Lo PhD, Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Med Phys Program
Medical Physics as a Profession: Job Hunting
Jan 31 Cristian Badea PhD
Duke Radiology
Small Animal Imaging Using Micro-CT and Digital Subtraction Angiography
Feb 07 Baiyu Chen
Duke Med Phys Program
Xiang Li PhD
Duke Radiology
Jeremy Dahl PhD
Duke BME
SPIE Sneak Peek 
  • Precision of hepatic CT image quantifications: a comparative study of conventional (FBP) and iterative reconstruction algorithms (ASiR and MBIR) – Chen
  • The feasibility of universal DLP-to-risk conversion coefficients for body CT protocols – Li
  • A novel imaging technique based on the spatial coherence of backscattered waves: demonstration in the presence of acoustical clutter – Dahl
Feb 14 Janet Horton MD
Duke Rad. Onc.
Accelerated breast radiotherapy
Feb 21 Mustafa Bashir MD
Duke Radiology
Clinically Relevant Physics of Medical Computed Tomography
Feb 28 Jennifer O'Daniel PhD
Duke Rad. Onc.
Patient Safety and Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology
Mar 07 No Seminar, Spring Recess
Mar 14 Mark Dewhirst DVM PhD
Duke Rad. Onc.
Development of an MR Imageable Drug Carrying Thermosensitive Liposome - Opportunity for Drug Dose Painting in Cancer Therapy
Mar 21 Timothy Oliver PhD
Duke Cell Biology
Seeing the Data in the Dark: Fundamentals of Confocal and Fluorescent Imaging in Biomedicine
Mar 28 Bruce Wieland PhD
Duke Med. Phys. /
Bruce Technologies Inc.
Cyclotron Target Systems for Production and Distribution of PET-CT Radiopharmaceuticals
Apr 4 Geoffrey Rubin MD
Duke Radiology
Optimization of CT Angiography Imaging
Apr 11 Misc. faculty
Duke Med. Phys.
Medical Physics as a Profession: Mock Interviews, Real Advice
Apr 18 William Moses PhD
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Recent Advances in Time-of-Flight PET

 

Fall 2010

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 30 George Gopen JD PhD
Duke Dept of English
Scientific Writing
Sep 06

Anuj Kapadia PhD
Duke Radiology

NSECT: The New Frontier in Quantitative Spectroscopic Imaging
Sep 13 Duke Med Phys students AAPM Annual Meeting Presentations 
  • Taoran Li, Adaptive Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (AIGRT) for Hypo-Fractionated Prostate Cancer Treatment
  • Will Giles, A Technique to Correct Crescent Artifacts in On-Board CBCT
  • Andrew Thomas, A Comprehensive Method for Optical - Emission Computed Tomography
  • Joe Newton, First results with the DMOS-RPC optical-CT Scanner and 3D Dosimetry System
Sep 20 David Brizel MD
Duke Radiation Oncology
The Role of Functional Metabolic Imaging in the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancer
Sep 27 Jim Dobbins PhD
Duke Radiology
Challenges and Opportunities in the Future of Medical Physics Education
Oct 04 Qiuwen Wu PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Topics in Prostate IGRT
Oct 11 No Seminar, Fall Recess
Oct 18 Ehsan Samei PhD, Olav Christianson, Simon Murphy
Duke Radiology
Clinical Imaging Physics
Oct 25 Kim Light C.M.D.
Duke Rad. Onc.
RT Clinical Practice Lectures: Radiation Oncology: Clinical Flow and Treatment Planning Techniques
Nov 01 Mark Oldham PhD
Duke Rad. Onc.
How should we verify complex radiation treatments?
Nov 08 Adam Wax PhD
Duke BME
Interferometry and Light Scattering for Optical Spectroscopy and Biomedical Diagnostics
Nov 15 Jenny Hoang MD
Duke Radiology
Radiation Dose Reduction for Neck CT: Issues and Insights for Physicists
Nov 22 Chunlei Liu PhD
Duke Radiology
In Vivo MRI of Brain Connectivity
Nov 29 Oana Craciunescu PhD
Duke Rad. Onc.
RT Clinical Practice Lectures: Brachytherapy Commissioning

 

Spring 2010

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 14 Joseph Lo PhD
Duke Radiology
Breast Tomosynthesis: Modeling and Measuring
(special location: Medical Physics Classroom, Hock Plaza Ste 101)
Jan 21

Sam Brady, Sangroh Kim
PhD students, Duke Medical Physics

Doctoral Research Showcase, Class of 2007 (part 1):
  • Sam Brady -TBD
  • Sangroh Kim - Kilovoltage cone-beam CT: comparative dose and image quality evaluations in 
    partial and full-angle scan protocols
Jan 28 Barbara Beckerman, Act. Director Biomed. Sci. Egr. Ctr
Oak Ridge National Labs
Introduction to Biomedical Science and Engineering Ctr, Oak Ridge National Labs
(special time and location: 12:00 PM at Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs conf room, Hock Plaza Ste 302)
Jan 28 Barbara Beckerman, Act. Director Biomed. Sci. Egr. Ctr
Oak Ridge National Labs
Multi-Modality, Semi-Automated Learning Environments for Data Analytics
(special location: Medical Physics Classroom, Hock Plaza Ste 101)
Feb 4 Martin Tornai PhD
Duke Radiology (Nuc. Med.)
Very Low Dose 3D Molecular Breast Imaging
Feb 11 Samuel Johnston, Baiyu Chen, Dominic Crotty
PhD students, Duke BME & Medical Physics
SPIE 2010: Sneak Peek of Student Presentations:
  • Samuel Johnston - Phase-selective image reconstruction of the lungs in small animals using micro-CT
  • Baiyu Chen - Quantitative CT: technique dependency of volume assessment for pulmonary nodules
  • Dominic Crotty - Investigating the dose distribution in the uncompressed breast with a dedicated CT mammotomography system
Feb 18 Christopher Lascola MD PhD
Duke Radiology
New Contrast Mechanisms for Molecular MR Imaging
Feb 25

Mark Oldham PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology

Imaging and Radiation Therapy
(special location: Medical Physics Classroom, Hock Plaza Ste 101)
Mar 4 Bennett Chin MD
Duke Radiology (Nuc. Med.)
Translational SPECT applications - Molecules of Interest from the Imaging Perspective
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Mar 18 Timothy Turkington PhD, Martin Tornai PhD
Duke Radiology (Nuc. Med.)
Hot Topics in Medical Physics - PET/MR, 1+1=?
Mar 25

Donald Frush, MD
Duke Radiology

CT and Radiation Risk: the Radiologist's Perspective
(special time & location: 3:15 - 4:30 PM, lecture room 2003 in North Hospital)
Apr 1 Lei Dong PhD
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Radiation Physics
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis for IGRT
Apr 8 James MacFall PhD
Duke Radiology
Extracting Functional Tissue Information from Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Apr 15 Michael King PhD
U Mass Med School, Radiology (Nuc. Med.)
Introduction to Task-Based Assessment of Image Quality

 

Fall 2009

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 27 Justin Roper, Vorakarn Chanyavanich
PhD Students, Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase (entering class of 2006)
  • Roper: On-board SPECT for localizing functional & molecular targets
  • Chanyavanich: Knowledge-Based Optimization for IMRT Treatment Planning
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Sep 3 Ehsan Samei, Max Amurao, Robert Ike, Travis Greene
Duke Radiology
Clinical Imaging Physics: Rationale, Perspective, and Opportunities
Sep 10 Mark Oldham PhD (moderator),
Jim Chang, Sua Yoo, Quiwen Wu, & Andrew Thomas

Duke Radiation Oncology
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2009 Annual  Meeting -
Reprise of Duke Presentations
  • Chang: Imaging Guided Frameless Stereotactic RadioSurgery Using CBCT 6D Image Registration and 6D Couch On Novalis Tx System
  • Yoo: Radiotherapy Treatment Plans with RapidArc for Head-And-Neck Cancer
  • Wu: Is Offline Adaptive Planning Necessary for Online Image-Guided Radiotherapy of Prostate Cancer?
  • Thomas: A 3D Solution for Advanced Photon Arc Therapy Quality Assurance
Sep 17 Ronald Jaszczak PhD
Duke Radiology (Nuc Med)
Molecular Imaging Instrumentation: Gamma Cameras and SPECT
Sep 24 Rendon Nelson MD
Duke Radiology
Use of MOSFET Technology in Clinical Radiology Research
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Oct 1 G. Allan Johnson PhD
Duke Radiology
Small Animal Imaging
Oct 8 Timothy Turkington PhD
Duke Radiology (Nuc Med)
Time-of-Flight PET and the Reduction of Attenuation Artifacts
Oct 15

Jeffrey Siewerdsen PhD
Dept of Biomedical Engineering,
Johns Hopkins University

Open House Guest Speaker
From DQE to TRE: Taking Image Science to Task in Image-Guided  Interventions
 
(Special Location: Social Sciences Bldg rm 139)
Oct 22 Georgia Tourassi PhD
Duke Radiology
Biomedical Informatics Will Lead the Path to Predictive,  Personalized, Preventive, and Participatory Health Care
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Oct 29 Shiva Das PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Optimization in IMRT
Nov 5

Melissa Skala PhD
Duke Biomedical Engineering

Optical Coherence Tomography
Nov 12 Adam Brooks, Kelly McGrady, Michael Pierquet, Scott Senick
MS Students, Duke Med Phys Program
Summer Research Scholarship Presentations:
  • Brooks: Application of RapidArc Technique to Cervical Spine  Stereotactic Treatment
  • McGrady: The Detection of Lung Nodules on Chest Tomosynthesis  in Comparison to Conventional and Dual-Energy Radiography
  • Pierquet: Characterization of a Reusable Presage Formulation
  • Senick: Using Image Guided Portal Dosimetry to Evaluate  Volumetric Changes in Head and Neck Cancer patients During External  Beam Radiation Therapy
Nov 19 David Kirsch MD PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Intra-operative molecular imaging of soft tissue sarcomas
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)

 

Spring 2009

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 8 Vorakarn Chanyavanich MS, Joseph Lo PhD, Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Med Phys Program
Medical Physics as a Profession 2: Job Hunting 
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Jan 15 Jim Dobbins PhD, Xiang Li, Greg Sturgeon
Duke Med Phys Program
RSNA Revisited
  • Xiang Li - Pediatric Chest MDCT: Unique Method for Patient-specific Organ and Effective Dose Estimations
  • Greg Sturgeon - Series of Anatomically Detailed Computerized Phantoms for Pediatric CT Research
  • Jim Dobbins - Automated Registration of Chest Tomosynthesis Projection Images Using Fiducial Markers to Correct for Effects of Patient Motion During Acquisition
Jan 22 Vorakarn Chanyavanich MS, Joseph Lo PhD, et al
& med phys faculty, staff, students
Medical Physics as a Profession 3: Interviews and Negotiations 
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Jan 29 Scott Huettel PhD
Duke Radiology
Neuroeconomics: Using neuroimaging to understand economic decision making
Feb 5 Misc personnel
Duke Radiology & BME
SPIE Preview
  • Ned Light: Real-time 3D Doppler ultrasound guidance of autonomous surgical robot for removal of magnetically vibrating foreign bodies: feasibility study
  • Brooks Lindsey: The ultrasound brain helmet: feasibility study of multiple simultaneous 3D scans of cerebral vasculature
  • Maciej Mazurowski: A comparative study of database reduction methods for case-based computer-aided decision systems: preliminary results
Feb 12 Jennifer O'Daniel PhD
Duke Rad Onc
Rapid Arc commissioning and QA
Feb 19 Joe Deasy PhD
Washington Univ. in St Louis Rad Onc.
Informatics Challenges in Radiation Oncology: Making New Technology Work for the Patient
Feb 26 Cohen, Ranger, Samei
Duke Radiology & Med Phys Program
SPIE & RSNA Review
  • Adam Cohen - Measurements and Model of Polarization in CZT
  • Nicole Ranger - Extension of DQE to include scatter, grid, magnification, and focal spot blur: a new experimental technique and metric
  • Ehsan Samei - To compress or not to compress? That is the question: revisiting the need for breast compression in FFDM and DBT
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Mar 5 Misc. students
Duke Med Phys Program
Open House - Student Poster Session
  • Maryann Abogunde: Small Animal Dosimetry in Cesium and X-ray Irradiators
  • Sherry Leeper: Dosimetric and HU Comparison of Six Cone-beam CT Acquisition Techniques for Adaptive Therapy Planning
  • Xiang Li: Patient-specific dose estimation for pediatric CT
  • Francisco "Paco" Robles: Parallel frequency-domain optical coherence tomography scatter-mode imaging and dual window processing
  • Ross McGurk: Impact of dynamic lung density in the irradiation of moving tumors in the lung using step-and-shoot IMRT: a NCAT based 4D Monte Carlo simulation study
  • Ashley Manzoor: Imaging real-time drug delivery of thermosensitive liposomes in-vivo
  • Kristy Perez: Novel Patient Optimized Acquisition Trajectories for Dedicated Breast SPECT Imaging
  • Josh Wilson: Development of a PET protocol to equalize noise for PET/CT leg acquisitions
(Special Location: CIEMAS Atrium)
Mar 12

Maryellen Giger PhD, president of AAPM, Professor of Radiology at Univ  of Chicago
John Bayouth PhD, Assoc Professor and Director of Medical  Physics, Dept of Radiation Oncology
at Univ of Iowa.

Special Panel Discussion from SEAAPM Speakers
Mar 19 Bastiaan Driehuys PhD
Duke Radiology
Introduction to Hyperpolarized Gas MRI
Mar 26 Mahadevappa Mahesh PhD
Johns Hopkins Univ. Radiol & Medicine/Cardiology
Magnitude of Radiation Exposure to US population with  focus on CT (Special Location: Bryan Research Bldg auditorium)
Apr 2 Tim Oliver PhD
Duke Cell Bio.
Seeing the Data in the Dark: Fundamentals of Confocal and Fluorescent Imaging in Biomedicine
Apr 9 Ed Coleman MD
Duke Radiology
PET in Dementia

 

Fall 2008

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 28 PhD students
Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase I
  • A novel digital tomosynthesis (DTS) reconstruction method using a deformation field map - Lei Ren
  • Four-dimensional digital tomosynthesis: technique proposal and first experimental results - Jackie Maurer
  • In-vivo drug delivery and anti-tumor effects of hyperthermia-triggered doxorubicin release from thermosensitive liposomes - Ashley Manzoor
Sep 04 PhD students
Duke Med Phys Program
Doctoral Research Showcase II
  • Dose Reduction in Pediatric CT - Xiang Li
  • Incorporating Functional Imaging Information to rpFNA Analysis for Breast Cancer Detection in High Risk Women - Kristy Perez
  • Development of a Tapering, Fillable Phantom: Applications for PET Image Quality Assessment - Josh Wilson
Sep 11 Jim Dobbins PhD & Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Radiology
Challenges and Opportunities in the Future of Medical Physics Education
Sep 18 Martin Tornai PhD
Duke Radiology
Summer Internships in Medical Physics
Sep 19
(see note)
Walter Huda PhD
Medical Univ S Carolina, Radiology
Radiation Risks: What the Radiologists Need to Know 
(OPTIONAL, Special Location: 7:30 AM Duke North Hospital Rm 2003)
Sep 25
(see note)
George Gopen PhD
Duke English Dept.
Scientific Writing 
(Special Location: Med Phys Classroom, Hock Ste 101)
Oct 02 Haijun Song PhD
Duke Rad. Onc.
RT Clinical Practice Lectures: Installation of a Linac
Oct 09 Anuj Kapadia PhD
Duke Radiology
Neutron Stimulated Emission Computed Tomography for Spectroscopic Imaging of the Human Body
Oct 16 Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Radiology
Medical Physics as a Profession
Oct 17
(see note)
Medical Physics students Open House - Student Poster Session 
(OPTIONAL, Special Location: TBD)
Oct 23 Fang-Fang Yin PhD (mod), John Kirkpatrick MD, Brian Czito MD
Duke Rad. Onc.
Hot Topics in Medical Physics - Photon vs. Proton 
(Special Location: Bryan Res Bldg auditorium)
Oct 30 Mike Zalutsky PhD
Duke Radiology
Targeted Radiotherapy
Nov 06 Medical Physics students Summer Research Scholarship Presentations - Mary Ann Abogunde, Corey Clift, Ryan Davis, William Giles, and Chris Veale
Nov 13

Bruce Gerbi PhD
Head of Physics Section, Dir. Med Phys Residency Program, Dept of Therapeutic Radiology, U Minn.
Fang-Fang Yin PhD

Medical Physics Residencies
Nov 20 Lynne Hurwitz MD
Duke Radiology
Radiation dose considerations in adult cardiothoracic imaging 
(Special Location: Bryan Res Bldg auditorium)

 

Spring 2008

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 10 Georgia Tourassi PhD
Duke Radiology
ROC vs. Accuracy: And the winner is?
Jan 17 Martin Tornai PhD
Duke Radiology
3D Molecular Breast Imaging
Jan 24 Tracy Jaffe MD
Duke Radiology
Imaging of abdominal pain in pregnancy
Jan 31 Joseph Lo PhD Breast Tomosynthesis: The Hype and the Hope
Feb 07 Ehsan Samei PhD
Duke Radiology
Dose and Quality Optimization of Imaging Systems
Feb 14 Christina Li, Xiang Li, Ben Pollard
Duke BME & Med Phys Graduate Program
SPIE '08: Sneak Peek of Student Presentations 
Three-dimensional computer generated breast phantom based on empirical data (C. Li) 
Towards assessing the diagnostic influence of dose reduction in pediatric CT: a study based on simulated lung nodules (X. Li) 
The effect of increased ambient lighting on detection accuracy in uniform and anatomical backgrounds (Pollard)
Feb 21 Bruce Wieland PhD
Duke Radiology, President of Bruce Technologies Inc.
Cyclotron Target Systems for Production and Distribution of PET-CT Radiopharmaceuticals
Feb 28 Bennett Chin MD
Duke Radiology
Small Animal Molecular Imaging: Translational SPECT applications - From Molecules to Mice, to Humans, and back again
Mar 6 Medical Physics students Open House - Student Poster Session
Mar 13 No Seminar, Spring Break
Mar 20 Don Frush MD, Terry Yoshizumi PhD
Duke Radiology, Radiation Safety
Hot Topics in Medical Physics - The CT Dose Controversy
Please read: NEJM article and AAPM response
Mar 27 David Townsend PhD
U of Tennessee Radiology & Medicine
Fusion of Form and Function: 1 + 1 = 3
Apr 03 Charles Mistretta PhD
Vice Chair of Med Phys, U of Wisc.
Accelerated Medical Imaging using Undersampled Acquisitions and Constrained Reconstruction
Apr 10 Sua Yoo PhD RT Clinical Practice Lectures: Varian Gating System

 

Fall 2007

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 28 Mark Oldham PhD et al
Duke Radiation Oncology
MPP Rad Onc Director
Opportunities in Radiation Therapy
also feat. Shiva Das, Jackie Wu, and Fang-Fang Yin.
Sep 4 James MacFall PhD et al
Duke Radiology
MPP Dx Img Director
Opportunities in Diagnostic Imaging
also feat. G. Allan Johnson, James Provenzale, Joseph Lo and Paul Segars.
Sep 11 Tim Turkington PhD
Duke Radiology, Nuc Med
MPP Nuc Med Director
Opportunities in Nuclear Medicine
Sep 18 Terry Yoshizumi PhD
Duke Radiology
MPP Med Health Phys Dir.
Opportunities in Medical Health Physics
Sep 25 Art Boyer PhD
Director Physics Div
Scott & White Hospital
Developments in Medical Physics Education
Oct 2 Ron Jaszczak PhD
Duke Radiology, Nuc Med
Overview of Gamma Cameras and SPECT
Oct 9 No Seminar, Fall Recess
Oct 16 Elliot McVeigh PhD
Chair of Biomed Egr
Johns Hopkins Univ School of Med
Applications of Interventional MRI
Oct 23 G. Allan Johnson PhD
Duke Radiology
Small Animal Imaging- The Duke Center for In Vivo Microscopy
Oct 30 Mark Oldham PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
3D optical imaging: applications in biomedicine
Nov 6 John Kirkpatrick MD PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Radiosurgery for CNS diseases
Nov 13 Georgia Tourassi PhD
Joseph Lo PhD

Duke Radiology
Biostatistics for Boards and Beyond
Nov 20 Adam Wax PhD
Duke BME
Detecting pre-cancerous cells in the human esophagus using angle-resolved low coherence interferometry
Nov 27 Mark Dewhirst DVM PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Development of an MR imageable drug carrying thermosensitive liposome - opportunity for drug dose painting in cancer therapy

 

Spring 2007

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 16 Joseph Lo PhD et al
Duke Radiology & BME
RSNA Recap
Sujata Ghate "Sonohysterography: Do 3 Dimensional (3D) Reconstructed Images Provide Additional Value?"
Ana Maria Gaca "Radiation Dose from Abdominal MDCT in Pediatric Cases"
Sebastian Schindera "Multi-Energy 64-Slice Multidetector Abdominal CT: Effect on Radiation Dose, Image Noise, and Contrast Opacification"
Jonathan Jesneck "A Computer Aid for Diagnosis of Breast Mass Lesions Using Both Mammographic and Sonographic BI-RADS Descriptors"
Joseph Lo "Breast Tomosynthesis: Initial Clinical Experience with 100 Human Subjects"
Shane McGonegle "Pilot Evaluation of Low-Dose Craniofacial CT for Diagnosis of Craniosynostosis Using a Radiation Dose Reduction Simulation Tool"
Jan 23 Sua Yoo PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
CBCT-based treatment planning
Jan 30 Al Smith PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Ctr
Proton therapy
Feb 6 Allen Song PhD
Duke Radiology & BME
Use of MRI to detect small electrical activities: relevance to neuroimaging
Feb 13 Terry Wong MD PhD
Duke Radiology
PET/CT: Basic Principles and Clinical Applications
Feb 20 Mohit Kasibhatla MD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Head & neck cancer and role of IMRT
Feb 27 Joseph Izatt PhD
Duke BME
Optical Coherence Tomography
Mar 6 Med Phys & BME students SPIE Recap / Student Research Highlights
Sam Brady: Novel Mouse Dosimetry w/ MOSFET Technology in Orthovoltage X-ray Irradiator 
Kristy Perez: Analysis of patient bed positioning in SPECT-CT imaging for dedicated mammotomography 
Xiang Li: Developing a Monte Carlo Code to Simulate Organ Dose for Pediatric CT Patients 
Amy Sharma: Elemental spectrum of a mouse obtained via neutron stimulation
Mar 13 NO CLASS, SPRING BREAK
Mar 20 Wesley Bolch PhD
Univ of Florida
Customizing phantoms and organ models for medical dosimetry studies
Mar 27 Paul Segars PhD
Duke Radiology
Medical imaging simulation and computer phantoms
Apr 3 Georgia Tourassi PhD
Duke Radiology
"The Bosom Buddy": Interactive CAD for Mammograms
Apr 10 David Jaffray PhD
University Health Network, Ontario CA
Image-guided radiation therapy
Apr 17 Timothy Oliver PhD
Duke Cell Biology
Seeing the data in the dark: fundamentals of confocal and fluorescent imaging in biomedicine

 

Fall 2006

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 31 Lo, Oldham, and students from Med Phys & BME Welcome and Student Poster Session
Sep 7 Tim Turkington PhD
MPGP Nuclear Medicine Dir
Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Research
Sep 14 Joseph Lo PhD et al
Duke Radiology/BME
Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging Research
Sep 21 Terry Yoshizumi PhD
MPGP Health Physics Dir
Introduction to Medical Health Physics Research
Sep 28 Mark Oldham PhD
MPGP Radiation Therapy Dir
Introduction to Radiation Therapy Research
Oct 5 Srini Mukundan PhD MD
Duke Radiology/BME
Imaging the Bloodpool with Nanoparticles
Oct 12 Lawrence Marks MD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Evaluating new technology in radiation therapy
Oct 19 Roderic Pettigrew PhD
Director, NIH/NIBIB
Redington Memorial Lecture:
Horizons at the Interface of the Physical / Life Sciences
Special place & time: Bryan Res. Bldg. Auditorium 4-5 PM, reception 5-6 PM
Oct 27 Geoffrey Ibbott PhD
MD Anderson Cancer Ctr Radiation Physics
IMRT delivery as evaluated with the RPC's anthropomorphic phantom
Special time: Fri Oct 27 12:00-1:15. There will be no seminar on Thu Oct 26.
Nov 2 Cristian Badea PhD
Duke Radiology
X-ray based morphological and functional imaging in small animals
Nov 9 Samei/Lo/Oldham Professionalism: Everything we wish somebody would have told us when we were grad students.
Nov 16 Mark Oldham PhD et al
Duke Radiation Oncology
Selected presentations from American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO) meeting
Nov 23 No Seminar, Thanksgiving
Nov 30 Jim Dobbins PhD
MPGP Director,
Duke Radiology/BME
Measuring Image quality

 

Spring 2006

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 12 George Gopen, PhD
Duke English Dept.
Scientific Writing
Jan 19 Rob Saunders, MA
Duke Radiology & Physics
Impact of Resolution and Noise on Mammographic Diagnosis
Jan 26 Page McAdams, MD
Duke Radiology/Chest
Digital Chest Image Quality
Feb 2 Sumin Zhou, PhD (organizer)
Junan Zhang, PhD
Devon Godfrey, PhD
Oana Craciunescu, PhD
Mark Oldham, PhD

Duke Radiation Oncology
Selected talks from American Society for Therapeutic Radiology & Oncology (ASTRO) and American Association of Phycisists in Medicine (AAPM):
• Some Variants of the Iterative Algorithm (Zhang)
• Online Digital Tomosynthesis (DTS): A Novel Technique for Improving Target Localization in Radiation Therapy (Godfrey)
• Imaging Tools with Potential to Characterize Tumor Changes and Estimate Response in Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Neoadjuvant Therapies (Craciunescu)
• Three dimensional imaging of tumor microvasculature and viable cell distribution using optical computed and emission tomography (Oldham)
Feb 9 Dominic Crotty, BS
Ada Chen, MA
Amy Sharma, BS

Duke BME/Radiology
Selected talks from International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) 2006:
• Experimental Spectral Measurements of Heavy K-edge Filtered Beams for X-ray Computed Mammotomography (Crotty)
• Gaussian frequency blending algorithm with Matrix Inversion Tomosynthesis (MITS) and Filtered Back Projection (FBP) for better Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Reconstruction (Chen)
• Rotating Slat Collimator Design for High-Energy Near-Field Imaging (Sharma)
Feb 16 Vaclav Vylet, PhD
Duke Radiation Safety
Multiple Facets of Health Physics
Feb 23 Don Frush, MD
Duke Radiology/Pediatrics
CT and Radiation Risk: the Radiologist's Perspective
Mar 2 Martin Tornai, PhD
Duke Radiology/Nuc. Med.
New Approaches to 3D Molecular Breast Imaging
Mar 9 William Hendee, PhD
Medical College of Wisc.
Creativity and Innovation in Action: Migration of the Products of Biomedical Research into the Marketplace
Mar 16 No Seminar, Spring Recess
Mar 23 Zhiheng Wang, PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Gating Applications in Radiation Therapy
Mar 30 James MacFall, PhD
Duke Radiology
Magnetic Resonance Monitoring of Hyperthermia Therapy
Apr 6 Shiva Das, PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Functional Image-guided Radiotherapy
Apr 13 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
Duke Radiology/DAI Labs
Introduction to Clinical Decision Theory

 

Fall 2005

Date Speaker Topic
Sep 1 Ehsan Samei, PhD
DGS, Med Phys Program
Introduction and welcome
Sep 8 Carey Floyd, PhD
MPP Diagnostic Imaging Dir.
Duke research initiatives in diagnostic imaging
Sep 15 Fang-Fang Yin, PhD
MPP Assoc Director
Opportunities in Radiation Oncology
Sep 22 Terry Yoshizumi, PhD
MPP Health Physics Dir.
Duke research initiatives in medical health physics
Sep 29 Ed Coleman, MD
Duke Radiology, Nuc. Med.
Tim Turkington, PhD
MPP Nuclear Medicine Dir
Duke research initiatives in nuclear medicine
Oct 6 G. Allan Johnson, PhD
Duke Center for In Vivo Micr
MR Histology: Methods to obtain the highest resolution MR images to date
Oct 13 Walter Huda, PhD
SUNY Upstate Medical Univ.
A proposal for a paradigm shift in CT dosimetry
Oct 20 Joseph Lo, PhD
Duke Radiology
Careers in Medical Physics (round table discussion, panelists: Colsher, Dobbins, Franklin, Ranger, Reiman, Turkington, Yin).
Oct 27 Lawrence B Marks, MD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Role of imaging in the study of radiation-induced normal tissue injury
Nov 3 Mark Dewhirst, PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Thermoradiotherapy: Evaluation of prognostic importance of 31-P MRS parameters in treatment outcome of soft tissue sarcomas
Nov 10 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
Duke Radiology
Biostatistics 101 for medical physicists
Nov 17 Ronald Jaszczak, PhD
Duke Radiology, Nuc. Med.
Pinhole SPECT for small animal molecular imaging

 

Spring 2005

Date Speaker Topic
Jan. 19 Nariman Majdi-Nasab, PhD
Duke Radiology
Image feature analysis and computer-aided diagnosis in digital chest radiography
Jan. 26 Tim Turkington, PhD
Duke Radiology, Nuc Med
PET/CT Instrumentation
Feb. 2 Nicole Ranger, MS
Duke Radiology
Digital detector performance evaluation according to IEC
Feb. 9 Jonathan Jesneck*, Rob Saunders+
Duke BME* & Physics+
SPIE Medical Imaging practice talks
Feb. 16 No Seminar, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference
Feb. 23 Ada Chen
Duke BME
Impulse response analysis of breast tomosynthesis reconstruction algorithms
Mar. 2 Fang-Fang Yin, PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
Current research areas in radiation oncology
Mar. 9 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
Duke Radiology
Information-theoretic CAD for mammography
Mar. 16 No Seminar, Spring Recess
Mar. 23 No Seminar, Medical Physics Program Interview Day
Apr. 6 H. Page McAdams, MD
Duke Radiology
Pulmonary lung nodules
Apr. 13 Jackie Podger
Duke Human Resources
Things they never teach you in graduate school: Management development workshop
Apr. 20 Terry Yoshizumi, PhD
Duke Radiation Safety
Intro to radiation safety / Current issues in radiation dosimetry 
(original talk by Nariman Majdi-Nasab post-poned to summer or fall)

 

Fall 2004

Date Speaker Topic
Aug 26 DAILabs Faculty New grad student orientation & DAILabs lunch social 
Expectations and Guidelines for DAILabs Graduate Students
Sep 2 Donald Frush, MD
Duke Radiology
CT: Use and....Abuse? [slides available for internal use, contact Joseph Lo]
Sep 9 Chee Liang Hoe, MS
Duke Radiology & Physics
Journal club: "A Monte Carlo-based method to estimate radiation dose from spiral CT: from phantom testing to patient models" by G Jarry et al, Phys. Med. Biol. 2003 (48) 2645-2663
Sep 16 Carey Floyd, PhD
Duke Radiology & BME
Neutron-stimulated imaging
Sep 23 Rob Saunders, MS
Duke Radiology & Physics
Journal club: Mammography and Beyond: Developing Technologies for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer (NAS Report)
Sep 30 James MacFall, PhD
Duke Radiology
X-ray Computed Tomography: History and Technology [note new subject]
Oct 7 No seminar (midterm preparation)
Oct 14 Faculty
Radiol, Rad Onc, Rad Safety
Discussion on Careers in Medical Physics
Oct 21 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
Duke Radiology
ROC Part I: What every imaging scientist must know about ROC
Oct 28 Anya Bilska-Wolak, PhD
Duke Radiology
Evaluation of a mammographic computer-aid on an independent database of cases
Nov 4 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
Duke Radiology
ROC Part II: What an imaging scientist cannot afford not knowing about ROC
Nov 11 Mark Oldham, PhD
Duke Rad. Onc.
Intro to radiation oncology
Nov 18 various authors Pre-RSNA practice talks

 

Spring 2004

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 14 Robert Reiman, MD
Duke Radiation Safety
I-131 therapy: external radiation safety and regulatory issues
Jan 21 Cristian Badea, PhD
Duke Radiology
A micro-CT system for functional phenotyping in the mouse
Jan 28 Robert Saunders
Physics doctoral candidate
Characterization of breast masses for the purpose of simulation (SPIE practice)
Feb 04 Randolph McKinley
BME doctoral student
Measurements of a quasi-monochromatic beam for x-ray computed mammotomography (SPIE practice)
Feb 11 Randolph McKinley
BME doctoral student
Measurements of a quasi-monochromatic beam for x-ray computed mammotomography (part 2)
Feb 18 No seminar, SPIE Medical Imaging
Feb 25 Alan Baydush, PhD
Duke Radiation Oncology
What can an imaging scientist do in radiation oncology?
Mar 03 Jonathan Jesneck
BME doctoral student
Optimization of beam quality for selenium-based full-field digital mammography
Mar 10 Page McAdams, MD
Duke Radiology
Digital tomosynthesis for improved lung nodule detection: initial clinical experience
Mar 17 Carl Ravin, MD
Duke Radiology
Digital chest image quality
Mar 24 Jay Baker, MD
Duke Radiology
Breast CAD: limitations and future directions
Mar 31 David Catarious, MS
BME doctoral candidate
Overview and performance of a computer-aided detection system for mammographic masses
Apr 07 Adam Wax, PhD
Duke BME
Detecting pre-cancerous cells using angle-resolved low coherence interferometry
Apr 14 Devon Godfrey
BME doctoral candidate
Optimization and clinical implementation of matrix inversion tomosynthesis (MITS) for lung nodule detection
Apr 21/28 No seminar, final exams
May 19 Carey Floyd, PhD
Duke Radiology & BME
Journal club: Dodd LE, Wagner RF, Armato SG, 3rd, et al. Assessment methodologies and statistical issues for computer-aided diagnosis of lung nodules in computed tomography: Contemporary research topics relevant to the Lung Image Database Consortium. Academic Radiology 2004; 11:462-475.
May 26 DIRD faculty DIRD Faculty/Student Meeting
Jun 02 Ada Chen
BME doctoral student
Journal club: Wu T, Stewart A, Stanton M, et al. Tomographic mammography using a limited number of low-dose cone-beam projection images. Medical Physics 2003; 30:365-380.
Jun 16 Rob Saunders,
physics doctoral candidate,
Sarah Boyce,
UNC BME doctoral student,
Caryl Brzymialkiewicz,
BME doctoral candidate
Note new date! International Workshop Digital Mammography - practice presentations:
Simulation of Breast Lesions (Saunders),
Physical Characterization of a Selenium-based Full Field Digital Mammography Detector (Saunders),
Geometric Optimization in Mammography Magnification Radiography Simulation (Boyce),
Evaluation of 3D Acquisition Orbits with an Emission Mammotomography System incorporating a Full-Field CZT Detector (Brzymialkiewicz).
Jun 30 Jonathan Jesneck
BME doctoral student
Journal club: West M, Blanchette C, Dressman H, et al. Predicting the clinical status of human breast cancer by using gene expression profiles. PNAS 2001; 98 (20): 11462-11467.
Jul 14 Swatee Singh
BME doctoral student
Journal club: Flynn, M. "Processing Digital Radiographs of Specific Body Parts." Advances in Digital Radiography - Categorical Course in Diagnostic Radiology Physics (2003 Syllabus), RSNA 2003.

 

Fall 2003

Date Speaker Topic
Sept.17 David Catarious
Duke BME PhD candidate
The influence of true positive detection rules on the performance of a mammographic mass CAD system
Oct. 1 Otto Zhou, PhD
UNC Applied and Materials Sciences
Nanotube based field emission x-ray technology
Oct. 15 Carey Floyd, PhD
Duke Radiology/BME
Biomedical imaging using fast neutrons
Oct. 29 Joseph Izatt, PhD
Duke BME
Optical coherence tomography
Nov. 12 Georgia Tourassi, PhD
Duke Radiology
Content-Based image retrieval in mammography
Nov. 26 Robert Reiman, MD
Duke Radiation Safety
I-131 therapy: external radiation safety and regulatory issues
Dec. 10 James McFall, PhD
Duke Radiology
Diffusion tensor MRI in depression research

 

Spring 2003

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 28, 03 Hiro Yoshida, PhD
Univ of Chicago
Computer-aided diagnosis in CT Colonography
Feb 11, 03

Rob Saunders,

Dave Catarious,

Anya Bilska-Wolak

Pre-SPIE:Impact of resolution and noise characteristics of digital radiographic systems on the detectability of lung nodules

Mammographic mass CAD system incorporating features from shape, fractal, and channelized Hotelling observer Measurements: preliminary results.

Prediction of breast biopsy outcome using a likelihood ratio classifier and biopsy cases from two medical centers

Feb 26, 03 Devon Godfery Post-SPIE: Practical strategies for the clinical implementation of matrix inverse tomosynthesis
Mar 12, 03 Ehsan Samei, PhD Resolution and noise in digital radiographic systems: a tutorial
Mar 25, 03 David Catarious Journal club: Lung nodule detection on thoracic computed tomography images: Preliminary evaluation of a computer-aided diagnosis system, Gurcan, Sahiner, et al., Med Phys 29, 2002
Apr 8, 03 Jay Baker, MD Journal club: Screening Mammography with Computer-aided Detection: Prospective Study of 12,860 Patients in a Community Breast Center, Freer and Ulissey, Radiology 220, 2001.
Apr 22, 03

Georgia Tourassi, PhD

Joseph Lo, PhD

Free-response Receiver Operating Characteristic (FROC) Analysis
May 6, 03 Harrell Chotas, MS PACS at Duke