Medical Physics Residents' Peer Reviewed Publications


  • Simiele, Samantha J., Xiaoping Chen, Choonik Lee, Benjamin S. Rosen, Justin K. Mikell, Jean M. Moran, and Joann I. Prisciandaro. “Development and Comprehensive Commissioning of an Automated Brachytherapy Plan Checker.” Brachytherapy 19, no. 3 (May 1, 2020): 355–61. 
  • Liu, Lianli, Adam Johansson, Yue Cao, Janell Dow, Theodore S. Lawrence, and James M. Balter. “Abdominal Synthetic CT Generation from MR Dixon Images Using a U-Net Trained with `semi-Synthetic’ CT Data.” Physics in Medicine & Biology 65, no. 12 (June 2020): 125001.
  • L.Liu, A.Johansson, Y.Cao, J.M.Balter, Multi-temporal resolution model-based volumetric prediction of breathing and slow drifting motion in the abdomen using radial MRI, Proceedings of 2020 Virtual Joint AAPM-COMP Meeting, 2020
  • L.Liu, Y.Cao, J.M.Balter, A.Johansson, Modeling abdominal slow drifting motion using radial MRI, 8th MR in RT Symposium, 2020
  • E. Jaworski, A. Moncion, K. Vineberg, D. Owen, L. Young, S. Jolly, V. Narayana, E. Abu-Isa, J. Chan, L. McNew, J. Prisciandaro: Streamlining the treatment of cervical cancer: Investigating the dosimetric impact of decay and treat in HDR brachytherapy planning, American Brachytherapy Society 2020 World Congress of Brachytherapy, Vienna, Austria, 2020
  • Matrosic, Charles K., Kelly C. Paradis, and Martha M. Matuszak. “Adaptive Treatment Replanning with a Commercial Field-In-Field Optimization Platform.” EPoster presented at the 2020 Virtual Joint AAPM-COMP Meeting, Virtual, July 2020


  • A. Moncion, B. Rosen; Analysis of Gamma Sensitivity for Detecting Geometric Errors During Multi-Target SRS Pre- Treatment QA Using 2D Film and 3D Gel Dosimeters. American Association of Physicist in Medicine Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX USA Jul 14-18 2019. Oral Presentation.


  • Allred, Jonathan D., Jeremy Niedbala, Justin K. Mikell, Dawn Owen, Kirk A. Frey, and Yuni K. Dewaraja. “The Value of 99mTc-MAA SPECT/CT for Lung Shunt Estimation in 90Y Radioembolization: A Phantom and Patient Study.” EJNMMI Research 8, no. 1 (June 15, 2018): 50.
  • Kappadath, S. Cheenu, Justin Mikell, Anjali Balagopal, Veera Baladandayuthapani, Ahmed Kaseb, and Armeen Mahvash. “Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Dose Response After 90Y-Radioembolization With Glass Microspheres Using 90Y-SPECT/CT-Based Voxel Dosimetry.” International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics 102, no. 2 (October 1, 2018): 451–61.
  • Mayo, CS, Donald A. Roberts, Samantha Simiele, Justin Mikell, M Pillianayagam, Dale W. Litzenberg, Justin Kamp, Paul Archer, Beth Yanke, and Kelly C. Younge. “Results from Application of Scripted Based, Algorithmic Approach to Multi-Target SRS Planning, Evaluation and Characterization of Volume Dependent Metrics.” Cancer Studies and Therapeutics 3, no. 3 (2018): 7.
  • Mikell, Justin K., Ravi K. Kaza, Peter L. Roberson, Kelly C. Younge, Ravi N. Srinivasa, Bill S. Majdalany, Kyle C. Cuneo, et al. “Impact of 90Y PET Gradient-Based Tumor Segmentation on Voxel-Level Dosimetry in Liver Radioembolization.” EJNMMI Physics 5, no. 1 (November 30, 2018): 31.
  • D. Owen, K. Vineberg, C. Chapman, S. Jolly, D. Polan, R. Kashani, S. Simiele, J. Prisciandaro, “Utility of structure propagation in CT-based cervical brachytherapy planning,” ePoster, ABS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 2018.
  • S. Simiele, A. Choi, H. Cho, C. Lee, “A retrospective comparison of TG-43 calculated and heterogeneity-corrected dose distributions for 125I COMS eye plaques,” ePoster, AAPM Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, July 2018 (TU-C1030-GePD-F3-2).


  • Younge KC, Kuchta JR, Mikell JK, Rosen B, Bredfeldt JS, Matuszak MM: The impact of a high-definition multileaf collimator for spine SBRT. J Appl Clin Med Phys: 2017. PM28960753
  • Hammer CG, Rosen BS, Fagerstrom JM, Culberson WS, DeWerd LA: Experimental investigation of GafChromic EBT3 intrinsic energy dependence with kilovoltage x rays, Cs, and Co. Med Phys 2017 45 137 60 (1): 448-459, PM29159807
  • Kelly Cooper Younge, Katherine Woch Naheedy, Joel Wilkinson, Joumana Dekmak, Elizabeth Covington, Bonnie Durbin, Eric Nelson, Stephanie Filpansick, and Jean M Moran, “Improving patient safety and workflow efficiency with standardized pre-treatment radiation therapist chart reviews,” Practical Radiation Oncology, accepted 2017.
  • Bredfeldt, J. S., Liu, L., Feng, M., Cao, Y., Balter, J., “Synthetic CT for MRI-based liver stereotactic body radiotherapy treatment planning,” Phys. Med. Biol. 62(8), (2017).


  • Covington EI, Chen X, Younge KC, Lee C, Matuszak MM, Kessler ML, Keranen W, Acosta E, Orow A, Filpansick SE, Moran MM: Improving Treatment Plan Evaluation with Automation Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 17: 16-31, 2016.
  • E.L. Covington, T.A. Ritter, A.M. Owrangi, J.M. Moran and J.I. Prisciandaro, “Technical Report: Evaluation of peripheral dose for flattening filter free photon beams,” Medical Physics, 43, (2016).
  • A.M. Owrangi, D.A. Roberts, E. Covington, J.A. Hayman, K. Masi, C. Lee, J. M. Moran, and J.I. Prisciandaro, “Revisiting fetal dose during radiation therapy: Evaluating treatment techniques and a custom shield,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 17 (5), (2016).
  • S. W. Hadley, M. L. Kessler, D. W. Litzenberg, C. Lee, J. Irrer, X. Chen, E. Acosta, G. Weyburne, W. Keranen, K. Lam, E. Covington, K. C. Younge, M. M. Matuszak, and J. M. Moran, “SafetyNet: Streaming and Automating QA in Radiotherapy,” Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 17 (1), (2016).


  • A.M. Owrangi, S. Jolly, J.M. Balter, Y. Cao, K.E. Maturen, L. Young, T. Zhu, J.I. Prisciandaro: Clinical implementation of MR-guided vaginal cylinder brachytherapy Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 16(6): 490-500, 2015.
  • J. Prisciandaro, A. Makkar, C. Fox, L. Horwood, J. Hayman, F. Pelosi, and J. Moran: Dosimetric review of cardiac implantable electronic device patients receiving radiotherapy Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 16(1): 254-263, 2015.


  • S.B. Johnson, J. Zhou, S. Jolly, B. Guo, L. Young, and J.I. Prisciandaro: The dosimetric impact of single, dual and triple tandem applicators in the treatment of intact uterine cancer Brachytherapy 13(3): 268-274, 2014.


  • Wilkie JR, Matuszak MM, Feng M, Moran JM, Fraass BA: Use of plan quality degradation to evaluate tradeoffs in delivery efficiency and clinical plan metrics arising from IMRT optimizer and sequencer compromises. Med Phys 40(7): 071708, 2013.
  • Amro H, Hamstra DA, Mcshan DL, Sandler H, Vineberg K, Hadley S, Litzenberg D: The dosimetric impact of prostate rotations during electromagnetically guided external-beam radiation therapy. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 85(1): 230-6, 2013. PM22554583


  • Williams TM, Moran JM, Hsu S-H, Marsh R, Yanke B, Fraass BA, Pierce LJ: Contralateral breast dose after whole breast irradiation: an analysis by treatment technique. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82(5): 2079-85, 2012.
  • Younge KC, Matuszak MM, Moran JM, McShan DL, Fraass BA, Roberts DA: Penalization of aperture complexity in inversely planned volumetric modulated arc therapy. Med Phys 39(11): 7160-70, 2012.
  • A. Makkar, J.I. Prisciandaro, S. Agarwal, M. Lusk, L. Horwood, J. Moran, C. Fox, J.A. Hayman, H. Ghanbari, B. Roberts, D. Belardi, R. Latchamsetty, T. Crawford, E. Good, K. Jongnarangsin, F. Bogun, A. Chugh, H. Oral, F. Morady, and F. Pelosi: Effect of radiation therapy on permanent pacemaker and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator function Heart Rhythm 9(12): 1964-8, 2012. PM23102626


  • Dale W Litzenberg, Hanan Amro, Joann I. Prisciandaro, Eduardo Acosta, Ian Gallagher, Don A. Roberts: "Dosimetric impact of density variations in water equivalent slabs" Med Phys 12: 231-247, 2011.
  • D.W. Litzenberg, H. Amro, J.I. Prisciandaro, E. Acosta, I. Gallagher, D.A. Roberts: Dosimetric impact of density variations in Solid Water 457 water-equivalent slabs J Appl Clin Med Phys 12(3): 231 - 247, 2011.