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Chris C Shaw, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Professor, University of Texas Graduate School of Biological Sciences, Houston, TX
Professor, Department of Physics, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Research Interests

The primary focus of my research is the development and application of digital x-ray imaging techniques for cancer detection, evaluation, and image guided therapy. Projects include the development and investigation of cone beam CT techniques for various applications including breast imaging, interventional/angiographic imaging, small animal imaging and imaging applications in radiation therapy. I also direct the Digital Imaging Research Laboratory and have been the PI in research grants or subcontracts funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institute of Standards, and Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1981 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, PHD, Radiological Sciences
1976 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, MS, Physics
1971 Tsinghua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, BS, Physics

Board Certifications

1996 American Board of Radiology-Diagnostic Radiological Physics

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Chen L, Shaw CC, Altunbas MC, Lai CJ, Liu X, Han T, Wang T, Yang WT, Whitman GJ. Feasibility of volume-of-interest (VOI) scanning technique in cone beam breast CT--a preliminary study. Med Phys 35(8):3482-90, 8/2008. PMCID: PMC2809707.
2. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Geiser W, Chen L, Arribas E, Stephens T, Davis PL, Ayyar GP, Dogan BE, Nguyen VA, Whitman GJ, Yang WT. Comparison of slot scanning digital mammography system with full-field digital mammography system. Med Phys 35(6):2339-46, 6/2008. PMCID: PMC2809719.
3. Liu X, Shaw CC, Lai CJ, Altunbas MC, Chen L, Han T, Wang T. Scatter rejection and low-contrast performance of a slot-scan digital chest radiography system with electronic aft-collimation: a chest phantom study. Med Phys 35(6):2391-402, 6/2008. PMCID: PMC2809722.
4. Chen L, Shaw CC, Altunbas MC, Lai CJ, Liu X. Spatial resolution properties in cone beam CT: a simulation study. Med Phys 35(2):724-34, 2/2008. PMCID: PMC2857694.
5. Yang WT, Carkaci S, Chen L, Lai CJ, Sahin A, Whitman GJ, Shaw CC. Dedicated cone-beam breast CT: feasibility study with surgical mastectomy specimens. AJR Am J Roentgenol 189(6):1312-5, 12/2007. PMCID: PMC2856818.
6. Liu X, Shaw CC. Rejection and redistribution of scattered radiation in scan equalization digital radiography (SEDR): simulation with spot images. Med Phys 34(7):2718-29, 7/2007. PMCID: PMC2841411.
7. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Chen L, Altunbas MC, Liu X, Han T, Wang T, Yang WT, Whitman GJ, Tu SJ. Visibility of microcalcification in cone beam breast CT: effects of X-ray tube voltage and radiation dose. Med Phys 34(7):2995-3004, 7/2007. PMCID: PMC2867610.
8. Yang WT, Lai CJ, Whitman GJ, Murphy WA, Dryden MJ, Kushwaha AC, Sahin AA, Johnston D, Dempsey PJ, Shaw CC. Comparison of full-field digital mammography and screen-film mammography for detection and characterization of simulated small masses. AJR Am J Roentgenol 187(6):W576-81, 12/2006. PMCID: PMC1892902.
9. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Whitman GJ, Yang WT, Dempsey PJ, Nguyen V, Ice MF. Receiver operating characteristic analysis for the detection of simulated microcalcifications on mammograms using hardcopy images. Phys Med Biol 51(16):3901-19, 8/21/2006. e-Pub 7/26/2006. PMCID: PMC1913688.
10. Kappadath SC, Shaw CC. Dual-energy digital mammography for microcalcification imaging: implementation and evaluation. Medical Physics, 2000.

Last updated: 11/19/2014