Medical Physics Residents' Peer Reviewed Publications


  • 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.
  • Matrosic, C.K., Hull, J., Palmer, B., Culberson, W. and Bednarz, B. (2019), Deformable abdominal phantom for the validation of real‐time image guidance and deformable dose accumulation. J Appl Clin Med Phys, 20: 122-133. doi:10.1002/acm2.12687
  • Matrosic, C., Bednarz, B., Culberson, W., Benchmarking of An Anthropomorphic Deformable Abdominal Phantom for Image Guided Radiotherapy Validation. AAPM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2019 (SU-F-302-6).
  • Huang, J., Matrosic, C., Lawless, M., Di Maso, L., Miller, J., Evaluation of Deformable Image Registration Accuracy and Its Impact On Dual-Energy CT Images. AAPM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2019 (SU-L-221CD-2).
  • Turner, L., Matrosic, C., Culberson, W., Oxygen Inhibition of Polymer Gel Dosimeters Through 3D-Printed Plastic Containers of Various Thicknesses. AAPM Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, July 2019 (TH-BC-301-10).


  • 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.