Susanta K Hui

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We have reviewed the studies on radiation-induced vascular changes in human and experimental tumors reported in the last several decades. Although the reported results are inconsistent, they can be generalized as follows. In the human tumors treated with conventional fractionated radiotherapy, the morphological and functional status of the vasculature is(More)
Quantitative validation of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms is extremely difficult because of the complexity involved in constructing a deformable phantom that can duplicate various clinical scenarios. The purpose of this study is to describe a framework to test the accuracy of DIR based on computational modeling and evaluating using inverse(More)
A novel treatment approach utilizing helical tomotherapy for partial breast irradiation for patients with early-stage breast cancer is described. This technique may serve as an alternative to high dose-rate (HDR) interstitial brachytherapy and standard linac-based approaches. Through helical tomotherapy, highly conformal irradiation of target volumes and(More)
BACKGROUND The functional components of bone marrow (i.e., the hematopoietic and stromal populations) and the adjacent bone have traditionally been evaluated incompletely as distinct entities rather than the integrated system. We perturbed this system in vivo using a medically relevant radiation model in the presence or absence of ovarian function to(More)
Total body radiation (TBI) has been used for many years as a preconditioning agent before bone marrow transplantation. Many side effects still plague its use. We investigated the planning and delivery of total body irradiation (TBI) and selective total marrow irradiation (TMI) and a reduced radiation dose to sensitive structures using image-guided helical(More)
A clinical helical tomotherapy treatment machine has been installed at the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center. Beam alignment has been finalized and accepted by UW staff. Helical tomotherapy will soon be clinically available to other sites. Clinical physicists who expect to work with this machine will need to be familiar with its unique(More)
BACKGROUND Helical Tomotherapy (HT) has unique capacities for the radiotherapy of large and complicated target volumes. Next generation Dynamic Jaw/Dynamic Couch HT delivery promises faster treatments and reduced exposure of organs at risk due to a reduced dose penumbra. METHODS Three challenging clinical situations were chosen for comparison between(More)
The objective of this study is to determine the optimal physical parameters of a rotating gantry micro-CT system to assess in vivo changes to the trabecular bone of mice. Magnification, binning, peak kilovoltage, beam filtration, and tissue thickness are examined on a commercially available micro-CT system. The X-ray source and detector geometry provides(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of using fat-fraction imaging for measuring marrow composition changes over large regions in patients undergoing cancer therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirteen women with gynecologic malignancies who were to receive radiation and/or chemotherapy were recruited for this study. Subjects were imaged on a 3T magnetic(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to measure the volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) using diagnostic computed tomography scans in gynecologic oncology patients. STUDY DESIGN In a retrospective study, spine and femoral neck (FN) vBMD was measured for 1 year in 40 patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation. RESULTS There is significant bone(More)