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Cao, Minsong

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical _____, Radiation Oncology
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    1. McKenzie EM, Santhanam A, Ruan D, O'Connor D, Cao M, Sheng K. Multimodality image registration in the head-and-neck using a deep learning-derived synthetic CT as a bridge. Med Phys. 2020 Mar; 47(3):1094-1104. PMID: 31853975.
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    2. Chan ST, Ruan D, Shaverdian N, Raghavan G, Cao M, Lee P. Effect of Radiation Doses to the Heart on Survival for Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy for Early-stage Non-Small-cell Lung Cancer: An Artificial Neural Network Approach. Clin Lung Cancer. 2020 Mar; 21(2):136-144.e1. PMID: 31932217.
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    3. Al-Hallaq H, Cao M, Kruse J, Klein E. Cured in a FLASH: Reducing Normal Tissue Toxicities Using Ultra-High-Dose Rates. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2019 06 01; 104(2):257-260. PMID: 31047621.
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    4. Tong N, Gou S, Yang S, Cao M, Sheng K. Shape constrained fully convolutional DenseNet with adversarial training for multiorgan segmentation on head and neck CT and low-field MR images. Med Phys. 2019 Jun; 46(6):2669-2682. PMID: 31002188.
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    5. Kishan AU, Tyran M, Weng J, Upadhyaya S, Lamb J, Steinberg M, King C, Cao M. Stereotactic body radiotherapy to the prostate and pelvic lymph nodes: A detailed dosimetric analysis of a phase II prospective trial. Br J Radiol. 2019 Jul; 92(1099):20181001. PMID: 30912957.
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    6. O'Connell D, Thomas DH, Lewis JH, Hasse K, Santhanam A, Lamb JM, Cao M, Tenn S, Agazaryan N, Lee PP, Low DA. Safety-oriented design of in-house software for new techniques: A case study using a model-based 4DCT protocol. Med Phys. 2019 Apr; 46(4):1523-1532. PMID: 30656699.
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    7. Tyran M, Jiang N, Cao M, Raldow A, Lamb JM, Low D, Luterstein E, Steinberg ML, Lee P. Retrospective evaluation of decision-making for pancreatic stereotactic MR-guided adaptive radiotherapy. Radiother Oncol. 2018 11; 129(2):319-325. PMID: 30174107.
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    8. Rosenberg SA, Henke LE, Shaverdian N, Mittauer K, Wojcieszynski AP, Hullett CR, Kamrava M, Lamb J, Cao M, Green OL, Kashani R, Paliwal B, Bayouth J, Harari PM, Olsen JR, Lee P, Parikh PJ, Bassetti M. A Multi-Institutional Experience of MR-Guided Liver Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2019 Jan-Mar; 4(1):142-149. PMID: 30706022.
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    9. Rashid S, Han F, Gao Y, Sung K, Cao M, Yang Y, Hu P. Cardiac balanced steady-state free precession MRI at 0.35 T: a comparison study with 1.5 T. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2018 Aug; 8(7):627-636. PMID: 30211030.
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    10. Dang A, Kupelian PA, Cao M, Agazaryan N, Kishan AU. Image-guided radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Transl Androl Urol. 2018 Jun; 7(3):308-320. PMID: 30050792.
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    11. Han F, Zhou Z, Du D, Gao Y, Rashid S, Cao M, Shaverdian N, Hegde JV, Steinberg M, Lee P, Raldow A, Low DA, Sheng K, Yang Y, Hu P. Respiratory motion-resolved, self-gated 4D-MRI using Rotating Cartesian K-space (ROCK): Initial clinical experience on an MRI-guided radiotherapy system. Radiother Oncol. 2018 06; 127(3):467-473. PMID: 29753549.
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    12. Gao Y, Zhou Z, Han F, Cao M, Shaverdian N, Hegde JV, Bista BB, Steinberg M, Lee P, Raldow A, Low DA, Yang Y, Hu P. Accelerated 3D bSSFP imaging for treatment planning on an MRI-guided radiotherapy system. Med Phys. 2018 Jun; 45(6):2595-2602. PMID: 29663419.
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    13. Levin-Epstein R, Cao M, Lee P, Steinberg ML, Lamb J, Raldow AC. Magnetic Resonance-guided Inter-fraction Monitoring Opens Doors to Delivering Safer Reirradiation: An Illustrative Case Report and Discussion. Cureus. 2018 Apr 14; 10(4):e2479. PMID: 29922520.
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    14. Calais J, Kishan AU, Cao M, Fendler WP, Eiber M, Herrmann K, Ceci F, Reiter RE, Rettig MB, Hegde JV, Shaverdian N, King CR, Steinberg ML, Czernin J, Nickols NG. Potential Impact of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT on the Planning of Definitive Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2018 11; 59(11):1714-1721. PMID: 29653978.
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    15. Hegde JV, Cao M, Yu VY, Kishan AU, Shaverdian N, Lamb J, Steinberg ML. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Guidance Mitigates the Effects of Intrafraction Prostate Motion During Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer. Cureus. 2018 Apr 06; 10(4):e2442. PMID: 29881655.
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    16. Tyran M, Cao M, Raldow AC, Dang A, Lamb J, Low DA, Steinberg ML, Lee P. Stereotactic Magnetic Resonance-guided Online Adaptive Radiotherapy for Oligometastatic Breast Cancer: A Case Report. Cureus. 2018 Mar 26; 10(3):e2368. PMID: 29805937.
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    17. Kishan AU, Tyran M, Steinberg ML, Holden SB, Cao M. MRI-guided Dose-escalated Salvage Radiotherapy for Bulky Bladder Neck Recurrence of Prostate Cancer. Cureus. 2018 Mar 22; 10(3):e2360. PMID: 29805929.
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    18. Luterstein E, Cao M, Lamb J, Raldow AC, Low DA, Steinberg ML, Lee P. Stereotactic MRI-guided Adaptive Radiation Therapy (SMART) for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: A Promising Approach. Cureus. 2018 Mar 14; 10(3):e2324. PMID: 29765792.
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    19. Yu VY, Landers A, Woods K, Nguyen D, Cao M, Du D, Chin RK, Sheng K, Kaprealian TB. A Prospective 4p Radiation Therapy Clinical Study in Recurrent High-Grade Glioma Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 05 01; 101(1):144-151. PMID: 29619962.
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    20. Thomas DH, Santhanam A, Kishan AU, Cao M, Lamb J, Min Y, O'Connell D, Yang Y, Agazaryan N, Lee P, Low D. Initial clinical observations of intra- and interfractional motion variation in MR-guided lung SBRT. Br J Radiol. 2018 Feb; 91(1083):20170522. PMID: 29166129.
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    21. Calais J, Cao M, Nickols NG. The Utility of PET/CT in the Planning of External Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2018 04; 59(4):557-567. PMID: 29301928.
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    22. Chen AM, Yoshizaki T, Wang PC, Veruttipong D, Beron PJ, Chin R, Mikaeilian AG, Cao M. Hazards of sparing the ipsilateral parotid gland in the node-positive neck with intensity modulated radiation therapy: Spatial analysis of regional recurrence risk. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2018 Apr-Jun; 3(2):111-120. PMID: 29904734.
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    23. O'Connell D, Shaverdian N, Kishan AU, Thomas DH, Dou TH, Lewis JH, Lamb JM, Cao M, Tenn S, Percy LP, Low DA. Comparison of lung tumor motion measured using a model-based 4DCT technique and a commercial protocol. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2018 May - Jun; 8(3):e175-e183. PMID: 29429921.
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    24. Calais J, Czernin J, Cao M, Kishan AU, Hegde JV, Shaverdian N, Sandler K, Chu FI, King CR, Steinberg ML, Rauscher I, Schmidt-Hegemann NS, Poeppel T, Hetkamp P, Ceci F, Herrmann K, Fendler WP, Eiber M, Nickols NG. 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT Mapping of Prostate Cancer Biochemical Recurrence After Radical Prostatectomy in 270 Patients with a PSA Level of Less Than 1.0 ng/mL: Impact on Salvage Radiotherapy Planning. J Nucl Med. 2018 02; 59(2):230-237. PMID: 29123013.
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    25. Cao M, Padgett KR, Rong Y. Are in-house diagnostic MR physicists necessary for clinical implementation of MRI guided radiotherapy? J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 Sep; 18(5):6-9. PMID: 28906083.
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    26. Lamb J, Cao M, Kishan A, Agazaryan N, Thomas DH, Shaverdian N, Yang Y, Ray S, Low DA, Raldow A, Steinberg ML, Lee P. Online Adaptive Radiation Therapy: Implementation of a New Process of Care. Cureus. 2017 Aug 27; 9(8):e1618. PMID: 29104835.
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    27. Gao Y, Han F, Zhou Z, Cao M, Kaprealian T, Kamrava M, Wang C, Neylon J, Low DA, Yang Y, Hu P. Distortion-free diffusion MRI using an MRI-guided Tri-Cobalt 60 radiotherapy system: Sequence verification and preliminary clinical experience. Med Phys. 2017 Oct; 44(10):5357-5366. PMID: 28692129.
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    28. Chen AM, Chin R, Beron P, Yoshizaki T, Mikaeilian AG, Cao M. Inadequate target volume delineation and local-regional recurrence after intensity-modulated radiotherapy for human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancer. Radiother Oncol. 2017 06; 123(3):412-418. PMID: 28511960.
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    29. Lamb JM, Ginn JS, O'Connell DP, Agazaryan N, Cao M, Thomas DH, Yang Y, Lazea M, Lee P, Low DA. Dosimetric validation of a magnetic resonance image gated radiotherapy system using a motion phantom and radiochromic film. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 May; 18(3):163-169. PMID: 28436094.
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    30. Tran A, Woods K, Nguyen D, Yu VY, Niu T, Cao M, Lee P, Sheng K. Predicting liver SBRT eligibility and plan quality for VMAT and 4p plans. Radiat Oncol. 2017 Apr 24; 12(1):70. PMID: 28438215.
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    31. Ginn JS, Agazaryan N, Cao M, Baharom U, Low DA, Yang Y, Gao Y, Hu P, Lee P, Lamb JM. Characterization of spatial distortion in a 0.35 T MRI-guided radiotherapy system. Phys Med Biol. 2017 06 07; 62(11):4525-4540. PMID: 28425431.
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    32. Han F, Zhou Z, Cao M, Yang Y, Sheng K, Hu P. Respiratory motion-resolved, self-gated 4D-MRI using rotating cartesian k-space (ROCK). Med Phys. 2017 Apr; 44(4):1359-1368. PMID: 28133752.
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    33. Chen AM, Cao M, Hsu S, Lamb J, Mikaeilian A, Yang Y, Agazaryan N, Low DA, Steinberg ML. Magnetic resonance imaging guided reirradiation of recurrent and second primary head and neck cancer. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2017 Apr-Jun; 2(2):167-175. PMID: 28740928.
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    34. Chen AM, Yoshizaki T, Velez MA, Mikaeilian AG, Hsu S, Cao M. Tolerance of the Brachial Plexus to High-Dose Reirradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 05 01; 98(1):83-90. PMID: 28587056.
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    35. Shaverdian N, Yang Y, Hu P, Hart S, Sheng K, Lamb J, Cao M, Agazaryan N, Thomas D, Steinberg M, Low DA, Lee P. Feasibility evaluation of diffusion-weighted imaging using an integrated MRI-radiotherapy system for response assessment to neoadjuvant therapy in rectal cancer. Br J Radiol. 2017 Mar; 90(1071):20160739. PMID: 28079398.
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    36. Nguyen D, Thomas D, Cao M, O'Connor D, Lamb J, Sheng K. Computerized triplet beam orientation optimization for MRI-guided Co-60 radiotherapy. Med Phys. 2016 Oct; 43(10):5667. PMID: 27782726.
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    37. Raghavan G, Kishan AU, Cao M, Chen AM. Anatomic and dosimetric changes in patients with head and neck cancer treated with an integrated MRI-tri-60Co teletherapy device. Br J Radiol. 2016 Nov; 89(1067):20160624. PMID: 27653787.
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    38. Chow PE, Thomas DH, Agazaryan N, Cao M, Low DA, Yang Y, Steinberg ML, Lee P, Lamb JM. Technical Note: Dosimetric effects of couch position variability on treatment plan quality with an MRI-guided Co-60 radiation therapy machine. Med Phys. 2016 Aug; 43(8):4514. PMID: 27487868.
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    39. Yang Y, Cao M, Sheng K, Gao Y, Chen A, Kamrava M, Lee P, Agazaryan N, Lamb J, Thomas D, Low D, Hu P. Longitudinal diffusion MRI for treatment response assessment: Preliminary experience using an MRI-guided tri-cobalt 60 radiotherapy system. Med Phys. 2016 Mar; 43(3):1369-73. PMID: 26936721.
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    40. Shaverdian N, Tenn S, Veruttipong D, Wang J, Hegde J, Lee C, Cao M, Agazaryan N, Steinberg M, Kupelian P, Lee P. The significance of PTV dose coverage on cancer control outcomes in early stage non-small cell lung cancer patients treated with highly ablative stereotactic body radiation therapy. Br J Radiol. 2016; 89(1059):20150963. PMID: 26764282.
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    41. Merna C, Rwigema JC, Cao M, Wang PC, Kishan AU, Michailian A, Lamb J, Sheng K, Agazaryan N, Low DA, Kupelian P, Steinberg ML, Lee P. A treatment planning comparison between modulated tri-cobalt-60 teletherapy and linear accelerator-based stereotactic body radiotherapy for central early-stage non-small cell lung cancer. Med Dosim. 2016; 41(1):87-91. PMID: 26755076.
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    42. Woods K, Nguyen D, Tran A, Yu VY, Cao M, Niu T, Lee P, Sheng K. Viability of Non-Coplanar VMAT for Liver SBRT as Compared to Coplanar VMAT and Beam Orientation Optimized 4p IMRT. Adv Radiat Oncol. 2016 Jan-Mar; 1(1):67-75. PMID: 27104216.
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    43. Yang Y, Cao M, Kaprealian T, Sheng K, Gao Y, Han F, Gomez C, Santhanam A, Tenn S, Agazaryan N, Low DA, Hu P. Accuracy of UTE-MRI-based patient setup for brain cancer radiation therapy. Med Phys. 2016 Jan; 43(1):262. PMID: 26745919.
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    44. Yu VY, Tran A, Nguyen D, Cao M, Ruan D, Low DA, Sheng K. The development and verification of a highly accurate collision prediction model for automated noncoplanar plan delivery. Med Phys. 2015 Nov; 42(11):6457-67. PMID: 26520735.
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    45. Nguyen D, O'Connor D, Yu VY, Ruan D, Cao M, Low DA, Sheng K. Dose domain regularization of MLC leaf patterns for highly complex IMRT plans. Med Phys. 2015 Apr; 42(4):1858-70. PMID: 25832076.
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    46. Kishan AU, Cao M, Wang PC, Mikaeilian AG, Tenn S, Rwigema JM, Sheng K, Low DA, Kupelian PA, Steinberg ML, Lee P. Feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging-guided liver stereotactic body radiation therapy: A comparison between modulated tri-cobalt-60 teletherapy and linear accelerator-based intensity modulated radiation therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 5(5):330-337. PMID: 25823383.
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    47. Kishan AU, Cao M, Mikaeilian AG, Low DA, Kupelian PA, Steinberg ML, Kamrava M. Dosimetric feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging-guided tri-cobalt 60 preoperative intensity modulated radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity. Pract Radiat Oncol. 2015 Sep-Oct; 5(5):350-356. PMID: 25749215.
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    48. Kishan AU, Wang PC, Sheng K, Yu V, Ruan D, Cao M, Tenn S, Low DA, Lee P. Correlation of Clinical and Dosimetric Parameters With Radiographic Lung Injury Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2015 Aug; 14(4):411-8. PMID: 25261069.
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    49. Gossman MS, Hancock SS, Kudchadker RJ, Lundahl PR, Cao M, Melhus CS. Brachytherapy dose-volume histogram commissioning with multiple planning systems. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2014 Mar 06; 15(2):4620. PMID: 24710449.
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    50. Yu V, Kishan AU, Cao M, Low D, Lee P, Ruan D. Dose impact in radiographic lung injury following lung SBRT: Statistical analysis and geometric interpretation. Med Phys. 2014 Mar; 41(3):031701. PMID: 24593705.
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    51. Cao N, Cao M, Chin-Sinex H, Mendonca M, Ko SC, Stantz KM. Monitoring the effects of anti-angiogenesis on the radiation sensitivity of pancreatic cancer xenografts using dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014 Feb 01; 88(2):412-8. PMID: 24411612.
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    52. Zhang H, Zhong H, Barth RF, Cao M, Das IJ. Impact of dose size in single fraction spatially fractionated (grid) radiotherapy for melanoma. Med Phys. 2014 Feb; 41(2):021727. PMID: 24506618.
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    53. Cao M, Lasley FD, Das IJ, Desrosiers CM, Slessinger ED, Cardenes HR. Evaluation of rotational errors in treatment setup of stereotactic body radiation therapy of liver cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Nov 01; 84(3):e435-40. PMID: 22727886.
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    54. Cao M, Das IJ, Mahesh M. Technical factors for consideration in selecting a 4-D CT simulator. J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Jun; 9(6):444-6. PMID: 22632675.
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    55. Das IJ, Andrews JZ, Cao M, Johnstone PA. Correlation of 2D parameters to lung and heart dose-volume in radiation treatment of breast cancer. Acta Oncol. 2013 Jan; 52(1):178-83. PMID: 22486295.
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    56. Wu H, Zhao Q, Cao M, Das I. A line-profile based double partial fusion method for acquiring planning CT of oversized patients in radiation treatment. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2012 Mar 08; 13(2):3629. PMID: 22402380.
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    57. Das IJ, Cao M, Cheng CW, Misic V, Scheuring K, Schüle E, Johnstone PA. A quality assurance phantom for electronic portal imaging devices. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2011 Feb 02; 12(2):3350. PMID: 21587179.
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    58. Cao M, Ko SC, Slessinger ED, DesRosiers CM, Johnstone PA, Das IJ. A simple method for dose fusion from multimodality treatment of prostate cancer: brachytherapy to external beam therapy. Brachytherapy. 2011 May-Jun; 10(3):214-20. PMID: 20843747.
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    59. Gossman MS, Zhao L, Cao M, Lopez JP, Das IJ. Dosimetric impact of surgical clips in electron beam treatment of breast cancer. Med Dosim. 2010; 35(2):85-6. PMID: 20097057.
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    60. Krishnamurthi G, Stantz KM, Steinmetz R, Gattone VH, Cao M, Hutchins GD, Liang Y. Functional imaging in small animals using X-ray computed tomography--study of physiologic measurement reproducibility. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2005 Jul; 24(7):832-43. PMID: 16011312.
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