James Balter

James Balter, PhD

Professor
Associate Chair for Physics Research

Argus Building 1
519 W William St
Ann Arbor MI 48103

734-936-9486

Administrative Contact

Linda Hearing
734-936-8695

Biography

Dr. Balter has over 30 years of research experience in development and optimal use of novel imaging solutions to address Radiation Oncology problems. His research has focused on a few specific areas:

  • Dynamic human modeling
  • Optimizing integration of MRI in Radiation Oncology, including development of synthetic CT models of patients to support MRI-only Radiation Therapy Simulation and investigations of sparsity for biological, morphological and motion modeling of humans from MR signals
  • Advancing precise Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)
  • Studying the complexity of therapeutic decisions and the sparsity of information sufficient to justify decisions throughout the radiotherapy process
  • Improving and evaluating the impact of alignment uncertainty on radiation therapy and related decisions
  • Projection-to-volume modeling of pose, configuration, and movement

Dr. Balter participates as an active member of the Functional Imaging Group and has industrial collaborations with Siemens Healthineers. 

Areas of Interest

  • Dynamic Human Modeling
  • Imaging in Radiation Therapy
  • Optimizing use of MRI in Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic treatment, Image alignment and uncertainty

Clinical Interests

  • Sterotactic body radiation therapy
  • Image-guided radiation therapy

Honors & Awards

2009   Fellow, American Association of Physics in Medicine
7/1/1998-6/30/2001    Sydney Kimmel Scholars award

Credentials

  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1992
  • Diplomate: American Board of Medical Physics

Grants

  • R01 EB016079, (PI: Balter),  4/1/2013-12/31/2022, National Institutes of Health: Optimizing MRI for radiation therapy treatment planning, RolePrincipal Investigator.

Published Articles or Reviews

Selected from 152 publications

Web Sites

Locations

1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5010

734-936-4320