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Heng Li, PhD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2006 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, PHD, Electrical and Computer Engineering
2000 South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, MS, Electrical Engineering

Postgraduate Training

8/2008-7/2010 Clinical Residency, Radiation Oncology Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
3/2006-7/2008 Research Fellowship, Radiation Oncology Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

5/2011 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Instructor, Department of Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2010-5/2011
Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2008-2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Radiation Physics, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2006-2008
Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2000-2006

Professional Memberships

AAPM, Houston, TX
Member, 2007-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Li H, Sahoo N, Poenisch F, Suzuki K, Li Y, Li X, Zhang X, Lee AK, Gillin MT, Zhu XR. Use of treatment log files in spot scanning proton therapy as part of patient-specific quality assurance. Med Phys 40(2):021702, 2/2013. PMCID: PMC3555925.
2. Li H, Li Y, Zhang X, Li X, Liu W, Gillin MT, Zhu XR. Dynamically accumulated dose and 4D accumulated dose for moving tumors. Med Phys 39(12):7359-67, 12/2012. PMCID: PMC3523466.
3. Li H, Dong L, Zhang L, Yang JN, Gillin MT, Zhu XR. Toward a better understanding of the gamma index: Investigation of parameters with a surface-based distance method. Med Phys 38(12):6730, 12/2011. PMID: 22149855.
4. Li H, Lee AK, Johnson JL, Zhu RX, Kudchadker RJ. Characterization of dose impact on IMRT and VMAT from couch attenuation for two Varian couches. J Appl Clin Med Phys 12(3):3471, 2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21844859.
5. Li H, Zhang L, Dong L, Sahoo N, Gillin MT, Zhu XR. A CT-based software tool for evaluating compensator quality in passively scattered proton therapy. Phys Med Biol 55(22):6759-81, 11/2010. e-Pub 10/2010. PMID: 21030745.
6. Zhu XR, Sahoo N, Zhang X, Robertson D, Li H, Choi S, Lee AK, Gillin MT. Intensity modulated proton therapy treatment planning using single field optimization: the impact of monitor unit constraints on plan quality. Med Phys 37(3):1210-1219, 3/2010. PMCID: PMC2837732.
7. Li H, Mawlawi OR, Zhu RX, Zheng Y. Blind Deblurring Reconstruction Technique with Applications in PET Imaging. Int J Biomed Imaging 2009:718157, 2009. e-Pub 6/11/2009. PMCID: PMC2696026.
8. Li H, Mohan R, Zhu XR. Scatter kernel estimation with an edge-spread function method for cone-beam computed tomography imaging. Phys Med Biol 53(23):6729-48, 12/2008. e-Pub 11/2008. PMID: 18997269.
9. Li H, Zhu XR, Zhang L, Dong L, Tung S, Anand A, Chao KS, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Schwartz DL, Mohan R, Garden AS. Comparison of 2D radiographic images and 3D cone beam computed tomography for positioning head-and-neck radiotherapy patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(3):916-925, 7/2008. e-Pub 4/2008. PMID: 18395358.
10. Li H, Zheng Y. Application of Blind Deblurring Reconstruction Technique to SPECT Imaging. Int J Biomed Imaging 2007:63750, 2007. PMCID: PMC2233986.
11. Li H, Zheng Y, More JM, Goodable PJ, Williams MB. Lesion Quanitifcation in Dual-Modality Mammotomography. IEEE Tran Nuci Sci 54:107-115, 2007.
12. Moré MJ, Li H, Goodale PJ, Zheng Y, Majewski, S, Popov V, Welch B, Williams MB. Limited angle dual modality breast imaging. IEEE Tran Nuci Sci 54:504-513, 2007.
13. Moré MJ, Li H, Goodable PJ, Zheng Y, Majewski S, Welch B, Williams MB. Lesion radioactivity concentration estimation using dual modality gamma ray/X-ray imaging. Phys Med 21 Suppl 1:68-71, 2006. PMID: 17645998.

Abstracts

1. LI H, Dong L, Zhang L, Yang JN, Gillin M, Mohan R, Zhu XR. Surfaced based distance measures with treatment technique specific gradient factor for IMRT QA tolerances determination. AAPM 37:3399, 8/2010.
2. Kudchadker R, Li H, Johnson J, Lee AK. Imaging study to determine appropriate implanted fiducial markers for proton or photon image guided radiation therapy. Med Phys 36:2485, 2009.
3. Li H, Zhu XR, Ciangaru G, Sahoo N, Suzuki K, Lee A, Gillin M. Spot position uncertainty of scanning proton pencil beam. Med Phys 36:2587, 2009.
4. Li H, Lee A, Zhu XR, Kudchadker R. The effect of treatment couch attenuation on radiation dose for megavoltage photon beams. Med Phys 36:2580, 2009.
5. Li H, Sahoo N, Dong L, Gillin MT, Mohan R, Zhu XR. CT artifacts of high-density materials in proton radiation therapy, 2008 AAPM Houston, TX. Med Phys 35:2693, 2008.
6. Li H, Sahoo n, Dong L, Gillin MT, Mohan R, Zhu XR. Effect of CT calibration phantom size on the range in proton radiation therapy. AAPM 35:2693, 2008.
7. Li H, Mohan R, Zhu XR. Scatter kernel estimation and correction with edge-spread-function method for CBCT imaging. AAPM 34:2328-9, 2007.
8. Li H, Mohan R, Zhu XR. X-ray scatter in a clinical CBCT system. AAMP 34:2371, 2007.
9. Li H, Zhu XR, Zhang L, Dong L, Ahamad A, Chao KSC, Morrison WR, Rosenthal DI, Schartz DL, Garden AS. Assessment of positioning accuracy of head and neck patients receiving IMRT using on-board imaging and cone beam CT, ASTRO Meeting. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66:S:144-5, 2006.
10. Li H, Zheng Y. Blind deblurring reconstruction technique with applications in SPECT imaging. IEEE Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Image Processing:905-908, 2006.
11. Li H, Mohan R, Zhu XR. Derivation of scatter kernel in CBCT imaging system. IEEE, Asilomar Converence on Signals, Systems, and Computers:1851-54, 2006.
12. Li H, Zheng Y, Stolin AV, Kundu BK, Williams MB. Half-Cone SPECT system for small animal imaging. IEEE Proceedings of 2006 International Symposium on Biomedical imaging:1236-39, 2006.
13. More MJ, Goodale PJ, Li H, Zheng Y, Williams MB. Estimation of lesion radiotracer uptake in breast scintigraphy using digital mammography. University of North Carolina, 2004.
14. Li H, Zheng Y, More MJ, Goodale PH, Williams MB. Lesion quantification in dual-modality mammorgaphy using expectation maximization with attenuation correction. IEEE Proceedings of 2004 International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging:1392-25, 2004.
15. More MJ, Goodale PJ, Li H, Zheng Y, Williams MB. Limited angle dual modality breast imaging. IEEE Proceedings fo 2004 Nuclear Science symposium and Medical Imaging Conference:2407-11, 2004.
16. Zheng Y, Li H. Generalized algebraic reconstruction techniques. Proceedings of SPIE 4792:19-25, 2002.
17. Kieper D, Majewski S, Goodale PH, Kross B, Kundu BK, Li H, More MJ, Narayanan D, Popov V, Smith MF, Weisenberger AG, Welch B, Williams MB, Wojcki R, Zheng Y. Improved lesion visibility in a dedicated dual head scintimammography system - phantom results. IEEE 2002 Nuclear Science Symposium Conference:1344-46, 2002.

Last updated: 8/22/2013