Publications by authors named "Minsong Cao"

81Publications

Generation of abdominal synthetic CTs from 0.35T MR images using generative adversarial networks for MR-only liver radiotherapy.

Biomed Phys Eng Express 2020 Jan 30;6(1):015033. Epub 2020 Jan 30.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, United States of America.

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January 2020

Multi-task edge-recalibrated network for male pelvic multi-organ segmentation on CT images.

Phys Med Biol 2020 Nov 16. Epub 2020 Nov 16.

UCLA School of Medicine, Suite B265, 200 Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA, Los Angeles, California, 90064, UNITED STATES.

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November 2020

Analysis of Geometric Performance and Dosimetric Impact of Using Automatic Contour Segmentation for Radiotherapy Planning.

Front Oncol 2020 23;10:1762. Epub 2020 Sep 23.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

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September 2020

Practical Safety Considerations for Integration of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Radiation Therapy.

Pract Radiat Oncol 2020 Nov - Dec;10(6):443-453. Epub 2020 Aug 8.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

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August 2020

Phase 1 Trial of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Neoadjuvant to Radical Prostatectomy for Patients With High-Risk Prostate Cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2020 Nov 17;108(4):930-935. Epub 2020 Jun 17.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Department of Urology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Radiation Therapy Service, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

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November 2020

Treatment effect prediction for sarcoma patients treated with preoperative radiotherapy using radiomics features from longitudinal diffusion-weighted MRIs.

Phys Med Biol 2020 08 27;65(17):175006. Epub 2020 Aug 27.

Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America. Physics and Biology in Medicine IDP, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States of America.

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August 2020

Clinical Outcomes Using Magnetic Resonance-Guided Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in Patients With Locally Advanced Cholangiocarcinoma.

Adv Radiat Oncol 2020 Mar-Apr;5(2):189-195. Epub 2019 Oct 10.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California.

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October 2019

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 03 21;21(2):136-144.e1. Epub 2019 Oct 21.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA; Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. Electronic address:

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March 2020

Multimodality image registration in the head-and-neck using a deep learning-derived synthetic CT as a bridge.

Med Phys 2020 Mar 2;47(3):1094-1104. Epub 2020 Jan 2.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90024, USA.

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March 2020

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 6;46(6):2669-2682. Epub 2019 May 6.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.

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June 2019

Safety-oriented design of in-house software for new techniques: A case study using a model-based 4DCT protocol.

Med Phys 2019 Apr 18;46(4):1523-1532. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, 200 Medical Plaza Suite B265, Los Angeles, California, 90095, USA.

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April 2019

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

Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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August 2018

Retrospective evaluation of decision-making for pancreatic stereotactic MR-guided adaptive radiotherapy.

Radiother Oncol 2018 11 30;129(2):319-325. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Image-guided radiotherapy for prostate cancer.

Transl Androl Urol 2018 Jun;7(3):308-320

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

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June 2018

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. Epub 2017 Dec 14.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

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December 2017

MRI-guided Dose-escalated Salvage Radiotherapy for Bulky Bladder Neck Recurrence of Prostate Cancer.

Cureus 2018 Mar 22;10(3):e2360. Epub 2018 Mar 22.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles.

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March 2018

Accelerated 3D bSSFP imaging for treatment planning on an MRI-guided radiotherapy system.

Med Phys 2018 Jun 6;45(6):2595-2602. Epub 2018 May 6.

Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.

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June 2018

A Prospective 4π Radiation Therapy Clinical Study in Recurrent High-Grade Glioma Patients.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2018 05 31;101(1):144-151. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Electronic address:

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May 2018

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. Epub 2017 Nov 11.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

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September 2018

The Utility of PET/CT in the Planning of External Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer.

J Nucl Med 2018 04 4;59(4):557-567. Epub 2018 Jan 4.

Department of Radiation Oncology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California; and

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April 2018

Initial clinical observations of intra- and interfractional motion variation in MR-guided lung SBRT.

Br J Radiol 2018 Feb 22;91(1083):20170522. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

2 Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California , Los Angeles, CA , USA.

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February 2018

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

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA, USA.

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September 2017

Magnetic resonance imaging guided reirradiation of recurrent and second primary head and neck cancer.

Adv Radiat Oncol 2017 Apr-Jun;2(2):167-175. Epub 2017 Feb 21.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California.

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February 2017

Tolerance of the Brachial Plexus to High-Dose Reirradiation.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2017 05 7;98(1):83-90. Epub 2017 Feb 7.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.

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May 2017

Inadequate target volume delineation and local-regional recurrence after intensity-modulated radiotherapy for human papillomavirus-positive oropharynx cancer.

Radiother Oncol 2017 06 13;123(3):412-418. Epub 2017 May 13.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, United States.

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June 2017

Predicting liver SBRT eligibility and plan quality for VMAT and 4π plans.

Radiat Oncol 2017 Apr 24;12(1):70. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, 200 Medical Plaza, Suite B265, Los Angeles, CA, 90095, USA.

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April 2017

Dosimetric validation of a magnetic resonance image gated radiotherapy system using a motion phantom and radiochromic film.

J Appl Clin Med Phys 2017 May 24;18(3):163-169. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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May 2017

Characterization of spatial distortion in a 0.35 T MRI-guided radiotherapy system.

Phys Med Biol 2017 06 20;62(11):4525-4540. Epub 2017 Apr 20.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States of America.

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June 2017

Respiratory motion-resolved, self-gated 4D-MRI using rotating cartesian k-space (ROCK).

Med Phys 2017 Apr 11;44(4):1359-1368. Epub 2017 Mar 11.

Department of Radiological Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, 300 UCLA Medical Plaza Suite B119, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

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April 2017

Computerized triplet beam orientation optimization for MRI-guided Co-60 radiotherapy.

Med Phys 2016 Oct;43(10):5667

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024.

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October 2016

Anatomic and dosimetric changes in patients with head and neck cancer treated with an integrated MRI-tri-Co teletherapy device.

Br J Radiol 2016 Nov 21;89(1067):20160624. Epub 2016 Sep 21.

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

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November 2016

Computed tomography imaging parameters for inhomogeneity correction in radiation treatment planning.

J Med Phys 2016 Jan-Mar;41(1):3-11

Department of Radiation Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.

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April 2016

The development and verification of a highly accurate collision prediction model for automated noncoplanar plan delivery.

Med Phys 2015 Nov;42(11):6457-67

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024.

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November 2015

Dose domain regularization of MLC leaf patterns for highly complex IMRT plans.

Med Phys 2015 Apr;42(4):1858-70

Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095.

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April 2015

Correlation of Clinical and Dosimetric Parameters With Radiographic Lung Injury Following Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy.

Technol Cancer Res Treat 2015 Aug 26;14(4):411-8. Epub 2014 Sep 26.

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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August 2015

Brachytherapy dose-volume histogram commissioning with multiple planning systems.

J Appl Clin Med Phys 2014 Mar 6;15(2):4620. Epub 2014 Mar 6.

Tri-State Regional Cancer Center, Regulation Directive Medical Physics.

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March 2014

Dose impact in radiographic lung injury following lung SBRT: Statistical analysis and geometric interpretation.

Med Phys 2014 Mar;41(3):031701

Department of Radiation Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024.

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March 2014

Impact of dose size in single fraction spatially fractionated (grid) radiotherapy for melanoma.

Med Phys 2014 Feb;41(2):021727

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202.

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February 2014

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;88(2):412-8

School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana. Electronic address:

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February 2014

Evaluation of rotational errors in treatment setup of stereotactic body radiation therapy of liver cancer.

Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2012 Nov 23;84(3):e435-40. Epub 2012 Jun 23.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

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November 2012

Technical factors for consideration in selecting a 4-D CT simulator.

J Am Coll Radiol 2012 Jun;9(6):444-6

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5289, USA.

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June 2012

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 8;13(2):3629. Epub 2012 Mar 8.

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, 799 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

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March 2012

A quality assurance phantom for electronic portal imaging devices.

J Appl Clin Med Phys 2011 Feb 2;12(2):3350. Epub 2011 Feb 2.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

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February 2011

Monitoring the longitudinal intra-tumor physiological impulse response to VEGFR2 blockade in breast tumors using DCE-CT.

Mol Imaging Biol 2011 Dec;13(6):1183-95

School of Health Sciences, Division of Medical Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051, USA.

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December 2011

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. Epub 2010 Sep 16.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.

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September 2011

Dosimetric impact of surgical clips in electron beam treatment of breast cancer.

Med Dosim 2010 22;35(2):85-6. Epub 2010 Jan 22.

Tri-State Regional Cancer Center, Ashland, KY 41101, USA.

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September 2010

Developing DCE-CT to quantify intra-tumor heterogeneity in breast tumors with differing angiogenic phenotype.

IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2009 Jun 13;28(6):861-71. Epub 2009 Jan 13.

School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA.

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June 2009