Scholarly Activity
Medical Physics Graduate Program


2020

Patient size matters: Effect of tube current modulation on size-specific dose estimates (SSDE) and image quality in low-dose lung cancer screening CT“; Barreto I, Verma N, Olguin C, Quails N, Correa N, Mohammed TL; J Appl Clin Med Phys 2020; 21(4): 87–94

Comparison of Metal Artifact Reduction using Single-Energy CT and Dual-Energy CT with various metallic implants in cadavers“; Barreto, Izabella; Pepin, Eric; Davis, Ivan; Dean, Cooper; Massini, Tara; Rees, John; Olguin, Catherine; Quails, Nathan; Correa, Nathalie; Rill, Lynn; Arreola, Manuel; EJR; 2020.

Evaluation of the Modulation Transfer Function From a Model-Based and a Statistical-Based Hybrid Iterative Reconstruction Algorithm Using Single-Energy and Dual-Energy CT”; Olguin, Edmond; Oral presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

Directly Measuring Peak Skin Dose during Fluoroscopically-Guided Neuroradiology Interventional Surgeries”; Quails, Nathan; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

Dual Energy CT Protocol Optimization for Increased Blood Detectability of Virtual Non-Contrast Images in a Single Source Dual Energy CT System: A Phantom Study”; Olguin, Catherine; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

“The Effect of Reconstruction Filters On Dual Energy CT Images From a Single-Source Sequential System”; Olguin, Catherine; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

A Continuous Dose Calculation Method for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Using Pencil Beam Convolution in a Homogeneous Phantom”; Tseng, Wen-Chih; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

Lateral Scattering of Single Pencil Beam Spots in Proton Tissue Equivalent Materials”; Correa, Camilo; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

Raw-Data Effective Atomic Number and Electron Density Assessment Accuracy: A Phantom Study”; Schaeffer, Colin; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

A Comparison of Noise Properties Between Statistical-Based Hybrid and Model-Base Iterative Reconstruction Algorithms in CT”; Schaeffer, Colin; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.

Structural and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Super-Resolution Using Deep Convolutional Neural Network“; Liu, Han; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. July 2020.


2019

Organ Dosimetry for Radiation Epidemiology Studies of Pediatric Imaging Patients in the US and Canada“; Tran T, Kofler C; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Daytona Beach, FL; March 2019.

Robust Evaluation of a Neural Network-Based Photon Beam Profile Deconvolution Method“; Mund K, Yan G; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Daytona Beach, FL. March 2019.

Material Differentiation in Virtual Non-Contrast Images and Iodine Maps of a Dual Energy CT (DECT) System”; Olguin C, Schaeffer C, Correa N, Heshmat A, Quails N, Arreola M, Barreto I, Leon; Oral presentation. AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL; April 2019.

Stroke Protocol Optimization with Dual Energy CT: Virtual Monochromatic Energy Image Selection with Enhancement of Residual Iodine Contrast and Hemorrhagic Transformations“; Olguin C, Leon S, Barreto I, Schaeffer C; Poster presentation. RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL; November 2019.

CT Number Variability due to Beam Hardening in Advanced Dual Energy Reconstructions of a Single Source CT Scanner”; Olguin C, Leon S, Barreto I; Poster presentation. FLAAPM. Petersburg, FL. September 2019.

Characterizing the Impact of Beam Hardening Conditions on Iodine Maps and Virtual non-Contrast Images on a Dual Energy CT Scanner”; Olguin C, Leon S, Barreto I; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. July 2019.

“Developing in vivo diffusion and functional MR imaging in a knock-in mouse model of DYT1 dystonia”; Liu, H, Vaillancourt DE; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX. July 2019.

Characterization of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosimeters in a Simulated Fluoroscopy Beam”; Quails N, Schaeffer C, Heshmat A, Correa N, Olguin C, Barreto I, Arreola M, Rill L; Poster presentation. AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting. Orlando, FL. April 2019.

Feasibility study of using flattening-filter-free photon beams to deliver conventional flat beams“; Potter N, Lebron S, Li J, Liu C, Lu B; Medical Dosimetry; 2019.

“Impact of patient centering in CT on organ dose and the effect of using a positioning compensation system: Evidence from OSLD measurements in postmortem subjects.” Barreto I, Lamoureux R, Olguin C, Quails N, Correa N, Rill L, Arreola M; J Appl Clin Med Phys 2019; 1–11


2018

A Pediatric Library Of Phantoms For Renal Imaging Incorporating Waist Circumference, Renal Volume, And Renal Depth”; Brown J; Oral presentation. EANM. Düsseldorf, Germany. October 2018.

“Spatial Distribution of Iron within the Normal Human Liver Using Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT Imaging”; Abadia AF. Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Orlando, FL. February 2018.

A Novel LITT Planning System To Optimize Laser Ablation Delivery To Brain Targets“; Shang M, Bova F; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Orlando, FL. February 2018.

Direct Leaf Trajectory Optimization”; Potter N; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Orlando, FL. February 2018.

Development of Neural Network Based Quality Evaluator for MR-CT Fusion of Brain Images“; Mund K, Wu J, Yan G, Lu B; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Orlando, FL. February 2018.

Material Differentiation in Virtual Non-Contrast Images and Iodine Maps of a Dual Energy CT (DECT) System“; Carranza C, Schaeffer C, Correa N, Heshmat A, Quails N, Rill L, Barreto I, Arreola M, Leon S; Oral presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

Accuracy of Left Ventricular Cavity Volume and Ejection Fraction for Conventional Estimation Methods and 3D Surface Fitting; Terracino B; Oral presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

Characterization of Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosimeters in a Siimulated Fluoroscopy Beam; Quails N; Oral presentation. AAMP Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

A Novel Optimization Model for Sliding Window Based IMRT: Direct Leaf Trajectory Optimization”; Potter N, Lebron S, Alahmad H, Yan G, Li J, Liu C, Lu B; Oral presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

A Novel LITT Treatment Planning System To Optimize Laser Ablation Delivery To Brain Targets“; Shang M, Laurent D, Rahman M, Hahn D, Arreola M, Rill L, Bova F; Oral presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

Brain and Eye Lens Doses to Operators in Interventional Radiology“; Tran T; Oral presentation. Health Physics Society Meeting. Cleveland, OH. July 2018.

A Computational Method for Voxel to Polygon Mesh Conversion of Anatomic Computational Phantoms”; Brown J; Oral presentation. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference. Honolulu, HI. 2018.

Assessing Patient Risk Undergoing Diagnostic Imaging with Tc-99m Dimercaptosuccinic Acid as a Function of Waist Size, Renal Volume, and Renal Depth”; Brown J; Oral presentation. SNMMI. Philadelphia, PA. June 2018.

Validation and Performance Evaluation of a Remote and Automated QC Program for Digital Radiography”; Razi Z, Arreola MM, Pfeiffer DE, Mora P, Bosmans H, Zhang G; Delis H; RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2018.

Monte Carlo Based Reconstruction of Organ Dose in Patients Undergoing PICC and TIPS Fluoroscopically Guided Interventions”; Brown J; Poster presentation. AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

Region-of-interest based local principal component analysis algorithm to extract independent motion pattern from cone-beam tomography projections“; Tsai, P; AAMP Poster presentation. Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

A sliding-window approach for improved VMAT dose calculation accuracy”; Alahmad H; AAPM Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

Orthogonal Limited Angle Axial and Non-Axial Cone-Beam CT Rotation Combination Sum to Reduce the Artifacts Caused by Pedicle Screws“; Hermansen M; Poster presentation. AAMP Annual Meeting. Nashville, TN. July 2018.

Material Differentiation Reproducibility of Tissue Mimicking Materials in a Dual Energy CT (DECT) System: A Phantom Study“; Carranza C, Schaeffer C, Correa N, Heshmat A, Rill L, Barreto I, Arreola M, Leon S; Poster presentation. UF Graduate Diversity Symposium; Gainesville, FL; 2018.

A Novel Workflow for Awake Patient Laser Ablation“; Shang M, Laurent D, Oliveria S, Rahman M, Bova F; Poster presentation. UF Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Week. Gainesville, FL. April 2018.

PO‐BPC‐Foyer‐18: Photon Beam Profile Deconvolution for Fields with and Without the Flattening Filter Using a Neural Network“; Liu H, Li F, Park J, Lebron S, Wu J, Barraclough B, Li J, Liu C, Yan G; Poster presentation. AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting. Las Vegas, NV, April 2018.

Physical validation of UF-RIPSA: A rapid in-clinic peak skin dose mapping algorithm for fluoroscopically guided interventions“; Borrego D, Marshall EL, Tran T, Siragusa DA, Bolch WE; J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018.

Evaluation of the UF/NCI hybrid computational phantoms for use in organ dosimetry of pediatric patients undergoing fluoroscopically guided cardiac procedures” Marshall EL, Borrego D, Tran T, Fudge JC, Bolch WE; Phys Med Biol. 2018.

Techniques to Ensure Accurate Targeting for Delivery of Awake Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy“. Laurent D, Oliveria SF, Shang M, Bova F, Freedman R, Rahman M; Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Oct 1;15(4):454-460.

“Feasibility of Photon Beam Profile Deconvolution Using a Neural Network”; Liu H, Li F, Park J, Lebron S, Wu J, Lu B, Li JG, Liu C, Yan G; 2018 Dec; 45(12):5586-5596; doi: 10.1002/mp.13230.


2017

A Computational Method of Voxel to Mesh Phantom Conversion” Brown J; Oral presentation. International Workshop on Computational Human Phantoms; Annapolis, MD. 2017.

Evaluation of segment delivery accuracy of gated IMRT“, Alahmad H; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Orlando, FL. March 2017.

A Novel Workflow For Awake Patient Laser Ablation“; Shang M, Bova F, Rahman M; Oral presentation. FLAAPM. Orlando, FL. March 2017.

Direct Measurements of Organ Doses Resulting from Head and Cervical Spine Trauma CT Protocols“; Carranza C, Barreto I, Quails N, Correa N, Bidari S, Rill L, Arreola M; Poster Presentation. UF Patient Safety and Quality Week. Gainesville, FL. 2017.

Evaluation of Segment Delivery Accuracy of Gated IMRT“, Haitham Alahmad; Poster presentation. AAMP. Denver, CO. July 2017.

Acquisition of Limited Angle Non-Axial Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Scans to Avoid Projections of Metal Objects that Result in Artifacts“; Hermansen M; Poster presentation. AAMP. Denver, CO. July 2017.

Development of Neural Network Based Quality Evaluator for MR-CT Fusion of Brain Images“; Mund K, Wu J, Yan G, Lu B; Poster presentation. AAPM. Denver, CO. July 2017.

A Novel Workflow for Awake Patient Laser Ablation, Joint Imaging-Therapy“; Shang M, Laurent D, Oliveria S, Bova F; Poster presentation. AAPM. Denver, CO. July 2017.

Implementation of tetrahedral-mesh geometry in Monte Carlo radiation transport code PHITS”; Furuta T, Sato T, Han M, Yeom Y, Kim C, Brown J, Bolch W; Physics in Medicine and Biology; 2017; 62(12):4798–4810.

“Spatial Distribution of Iron within the Normal Human Liver Using Dual-Source Dual-Energy CT Imaging”; Abadia AF, Grant KL, Carey KE, Bolch WE, Morin RL; Invest Radiol; 2017; 52(11):693-700.


2015

“Use of Post-Mortem Subjects for Subjective Image Quality Assessment in Abdominal CT Protocols with Iterative Reconstruction”; Mench A, Lipnharski I, Carranza C, Sinclair L, Lamoureux R, Smajdor L, Cormack B, Mohammed T, Rill L, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA, July 2015.

“Direct Organ Dose Measurements in a Human Cadaver Scanned with Pediatric CT Protocols”; Lipinharski I, Lamoureux R, Carranza C, Cormack B, Bidari S, Rill L, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA, July 2015.

“Investigation of the Effects of Adipose Tissue Shielding on Organ Doses and Equation Modeling in Post-Mortem Subjects in CT”; Lamoureux R, Lipnharski I, Carranza C, Mench A, Sinclair L, Cormack B, Bidari S, Rill L, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA, July 2015.

“Dose and Image Quality Evaluation of a Low-Dose Slot-Scanning X-Ray System for Pediatric Orthopedic Studies”; Liu Z, Hoerner M, Lamoureux R, Rill L, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA, July 2015.

“Correlating Image Quality and Reduced Radiation Exposure From Low-Dose CT Scanning in a Lung Cancer Screening Program”; Lipnharski I, Mench A, Carranza C, Lamoureux R, Gyapong S, Rill L, Mohammed T, Arreola M; AAMP Spring Clinical Meeting. St. Louis, MO March 2015.

“Quantifying Organ Dose and Improving Image Quality in CT Exams of Subjects with Metal Implants Utilizing a Metal-Artifact Reduction Algorithm”; Lipnharski I, Carranza C, Mench A, Lamoureux R, Cormack B, Bidari S, Rill L, Arreola M; AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting. St. Louis, MO March 2015.

“Can Less Radiation Be As Diagnostic For Kidney Stones? A Comparison of Iterative and Standard Filtered Back Projection CT”; Modh R, Yamamoto A, Mason JB, Vorhis E, Deitte L, Monroe C, Mench A, Lamoureux R, Lipnharski I, Batson J, Lee D, Henriksen C, Arreola M, Canales B; American Urological Association Meeting. 2015.


2014

“Impact of Table Positioning on Dose Reduction Systems and Organ Doses within Cadaveric Subjects”; Lamoureux R, Mench A, Lipnharski I, Cormack B, Bidari S, Rill L, Arreola M. RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. December 2014.

“Characterization of Dose Reduction Assessment of Iterative Reconstruction Algorithm with Mild, Standard and Strong Settings in Computed Tomography”; Mench A, Lamoureux R, Lipnharski I, Cormack B, Bidari S, Rill L, Arreola M; RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. December 2014.


2013

“Validation of Size-Specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) in Body CT with Directly Measured Organ Doses in Adult Female Cadaveric Subjects”; Sinclair L, Mench A, Griglock T, Bidari S, Cormack B, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. August 2013.

Quantification of Breast Dose from Thoracic Computed Tomography Examinations with Dose Reduction Methods”; Mench A, Sinclair L, Griglock T, Cormack B, Bidari S, Arreola M; AAMP Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. August 2013.

“A Preliminary Method Correlating Patient-Specific Parameters with Direct Measurements to Estimate Organs from CT Subjects”; Sinclair L, Mench A, Griglock T, Cormack B, Bidari S, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. August 2013.

“Changing Default Fluoroscopy Equipment Settings Decreases Absorbed Dose in Endourology Patients”; D, Sinclair L, Mench A, Arreola M, Canales B; American Urological Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. May 2013.

“Investigation of X-Ray Attenuation Properties of Organs within the Body and Head of Cadaveric Subjects vs. Living Patients for the Validation of CT Organ Dose Measurements”; Mench A, Sinclair L, Griglock T, Cormack B, Sirera J, Arreola M; 1st Place at the Young Investigators Symposium; AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. March 2013.

“Direct Organ Dose Measurement for Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Utilizing Cadaveric Subjects”; Sinclair L, Mench A, Griglock T, Cormack B, Bidari S, Arreola M; 2nd Place at the Young Investigators Symposium; AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. March 2013.


2012

Reducing CT Dose During Routine Brain CT using Attenuation-Based Tube Current Modulation (TCM); Angel E, Zhang D, Sinclair L, Mench A, Cormack B, Och J, Arreola M; AAPM Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC, July 2012.


2011

“Direct Measurement of Organ Doses Resulting from Computed Tomography Using a Cadaveric Subject”; Griglock T, Sinclair L, Bidari S, Gravelle L, Arreola M; RSNA Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. November 2011.


2010

“A Process to Streamline Patient Skin Dose Estimation: What We Have and What We Do Not Yet Have”; Brateman L, Fisher R; AAPM Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. 2010.