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2012

New Book  (7/16/12)

The new book entitled “ Image-Guided and Adaptive Therapy” by R. Timmerman and L. Xing has been published recently by Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins (Baltimore, MD). This book has been developed to meet the growing demand for information, knowledge, and guidelines for the emerging arena of image-guided and adaptive radiation therapy. It provides details on the latest developments, innovations, clinical procedures, and thinking for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, engineers, therapists, dosimetrists, and health care managers. A broad range of topics pertaining to image-guided and adaptive radiotherapy research and clinical activities are covered. Each chapter was contributed by clearly recognized experts in the field. The volume provides a timely overview of the exciting developments in this nascent field, serving as a springboard for those who are interested in clinically implementing various image-guided and adaptive techniques. Take a peek at the book cover and search the availability on the website of Amazon here or the publisher’s website here.

ASTRO Scientific A travel Award (7/16/12)

Bowen Meng has been selected as one of the recipients of the 2012 ASTRO Scientific Abstract/Travel Award for his abstract titled, “Single Scan Scatter Correction in Cone Beam CT Using a Stationary Boundary Blocker and Compressed Sensing Based Scatter Estimation.” Congratulations Bowen and your collaborator Ben Fahimian!

ASTRO Basic Science Abstrat Award (7/16/12)

Dr. Kuang Yu’s work on the Development of XFCT Imaging Strategy for Monitoring the Spatial Distribution of Platinum Drugs was awarded with the 2012 ASTRO Basic Science Abstract Award in the Physics category. Job well done!

"Best in Physics" awards from AAPM (5/8/12)

Great news from AAPM! Two abstracts on X-ray fluorescence by Dr. Kuang Yu et al were selected as the “Best in Physics” (BIP) awards. BIP were the scored highest in the blind abstract review process and were judged to reflect "the highest level of scientific quality and innovation". Keep up the nice work Yu!

NIH K99 Award (5/8/12)

Ruijiang Li was awarded a prestigious NIH Career Development K99 Award recently. The title of his project isReal-Time Volumetric Imaging for Lung Cancer Radiotherapy”.  Congratulations, Rujiang!

News from SNM (5/8/12)

Raiyan Zaman’s work (in collaboration with Dr. M. McConnel, CM Carpenter, G Pratx, C Sun, L Xing), entitled “Development and quantification of a novel intravascular catheter-based radionuclide imaging system” was selected for the Highlight Session at the upcoming SNM annual meeting at Miami Beam, FL, June, 2012. They requested for few slides that will emphasis the goal and findings of this study. Nice job Raiyan!

News from ESTRO (5/8/12)

It is with great pleasure to announce that Dr. Magdalena Bazalova’s abstract entitled "X-ray fluorescence CT for gold nanoparticles and Cisplatin" has been nominated for the ESTRO Best Poster Award at the ESTRO 31 Conference (09-13 May 2012, Barcelona, Spain). Congratulations Magdalena!

News from AAPM (5/8/12)

Lei Xing is elected as a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He will be recognized at the AAPM Awards Ceremony and Reception during the AAPM 54th Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina in July, 2012. 

Two US patents were granted recently (5/8/12)

Two new patents from our lab were granted recently by the USPTO. They are (1) US Patent # 81213683 entitled “Real-Time Tracking of Human Anatomy Using Combined kV and MV Imaging”, by R. Wiersma, W. Mao and L. Xing, was granted by the USPTO on 2/21/2012; (2)US Patent # 8,144,829 Cone-beam CT Imaging Scheme (by Lei Zhu and Lei Xing), granted in 5/25/12.