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Laurence E. Court, Ph.D.

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

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Regular Faculty Member, School of Health Professions, School of Health Professions, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Regular Faculty Member, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler Street
Unit Number: 1420
Houston, TX 77030-3722
Phone: 713-563-2560
Fax: 713-563-2545
Email: lecourt@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1995 University College London, London, United Kingdom, Ph.D., Medical Physics
1992 University College London, London, United Kingdom, B.Sc., First-Class, Physics with Medical Physics

Postgraduate Training

1/2007-12/2007 Leadership Institute, Babson College/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
1/2002-12/2003 Research Fellowship, Medical Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Lei Dong
1/2000-8/2001 Certificate, Management, Engineering Management Partnership, Sheffield, United Kingdom
10/1995-6/1996 Diploma, Japanese Language and Society, Sheffield University, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Board Certifications

6/2008 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Member, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, TX, 2010-10/2011
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 8/2007-6/2010
Instructor, Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2/2004-8/2007
Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2002-2/2004

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Director, Clinical Physics, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, 1/2008-6/2010
Staff Physicist, Brigham & Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, 2/2004-12/2007

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

X-Ray Systems Specialist (Digital Radiography R&D), Canon Inc., Utsunomiya, Japan, 3/1999-12/2001
Business Consultant and Office Manager, Asia Advisory Service, Tokyo, Japan, 9/1997-3/1999
Research Engineer (Cone-Beam CT), Sony, Inc., Tokyo, Japan, 9/1996-7/1997
Mental and Physical Disability, Residential Social Worker, London, United Kingdom, 1988-1995

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Search Committee for tenure-track faculty position in Radiation Physics, 2015-present
Member, U19 Steering Committee, 9/2014-present
Member, Search Committee for Research Faculty position in Imaging Physics, 7/2012-12/2012
Member, The University of Texas MD Anderson Faculty Senate Research Affairs Committee, 11/2011-2014
Member, The University of Texas MD Anderson Faculty Senate Education Committee, 11/2011-2014
Faculty Senator, The University of Texas MD Anderson Faculty Senate, 2011-2014
Member, Leadership Training Admissions, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2009-2010
Member, Clinical Operations Committee, Brigham & Women's/Dana-Farber Cancer Center, 2008-2010
Member, Quality Improvement Committee, Brigham & Women's/Dana Farber Cancer Center, 2008-2010
Co-Director, Harvard Medical Physics Residency Setup and Operations Committee, 2008-2010
Member, American Disability Act Committee, Brigham & Women's/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2008-2009

Honors and Awards

2015 David Fried: 1st Place Oral Competition (Mentor: Laurence Court), MD Anderson Alumni & Faculty Association Award in Clinical Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
2014 David Fried: Sylvan Rodriguez Foundation Scholarship honoring George M. Stancel, Ph.D. (Mentor: Laurence Court), UT-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2014 Ashley Rubinstein: 4th Place for Presentation (Mentor: Laurence Court) Young Investigator Symposium (SWAAPM)
2014 David Fried: 1st Place for Presentation (Mentor: Laurence Court), Young Investigator Symposium (SWAAPM)
2013-2015 Xenia Fave: AAPM-RSNA Fellowship (Mentor: Laurence Court), AAPM-RSNA
2013-2014 David Fried: American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship (Mentor: Laurence Court), American Legion Auxiliary
2013-2014 Joshua Niedzielski Andrew Sowell-Wade Huggins Scholarship in Cancer Research (Mentor: Laurence Court), The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
2013 Excellence in Research Award, Department of Radiation Physics
2013 Adam Yock: 2nd Place for Presentation (Mentor: Laurence Court), Young Investigator Symposium, SWAAPM
2013 Ashley Rubinstein: Young Investigator Award, Precision Small Animal Irradiation Workshop (Mentor: Laurence Court), Maastricht
2012-2014 Adam Yock: American Legion Auxiliary Fellowship (Mentor: Laurence Court), American Legion Auxiliary
2012-2013 Joey Cheung: UT Health Student InterCouncil (SIC) Toshi Service Award Scholarship (Mentor: Laurence Court), UT Health Student InterCouncil
2012 Elekta Award of Excellence for an Outstanding Radiation Oncology Physics Article in 2011, AAPM
2011 Outstanding Educator Award, Program in Radiation Therapy, UTMDACCC
2009 Varian Editor in Chief Award, Best General Medical Physics Article in 2008, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
2006 Fellowship, Japan Radiological Society
2005 Fellowship, Japan Radiological Society
1995 Scholarship, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation
1992 Top Final-year Undergraduate Applied Physics Student, University College, London
1990 Top First-year Undergraduate Physics Student, University College, London

Professional Memberships

ACR
Member, 2009-2013
SCS Subcommittee Technical Standard for Performance of Rad. Onc. Phy. for External Beam Therapy, 2009-2013
Standards and Guidelines Committee, 2009-2013
American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Chair, Task Group 254, Residual Uncertainties in IGRT, 2013-present
SWAAPM Mock Board Exam Examiner, 2011-present
Awards Selection Subcommittee, 2010-2014
Imaging for Treatment Verification Work Group, 2009-present
Molecular Imaging in Radiation Oncology Work Group, 2007-2012
Oceanic Affairs Committee, 2007-2009
Member, 2000-present
ASTRO
International Education Subcommittee, 2015-2016
Member, 2008-present
MDACC Faculty Academic Review Committee, Houston, TX
Reviewer, GSBS Biomedical Sciences Endowment Fellowship Awards, 8/2015

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Ebe K, Sugimoto S, Utsunomiya S, Kagamu H, Aoyama H, Court L, Tokuyama K, Baba R, Ogihara Y, Ichikawa K, Toyama J. Development of a video image-based QA system for the positional accuracy of dynamic tumor tracking irradiation in the Vero4DRT system. Med Phys 42(8):4745, 8/2015. PMID: 26233202.
2. Fried DV, Mawlawi O, Zhang L, Fave X, Zhou S, Ibbott G, Liao Z, Court LE. Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Prognostic Value of FDG PET Quantitative Imaging Features Combined with Clinical Prognostic Factors. Radiology. e-Pub 7/2015. PMID: 26176655.
3. Mackin D, Fave X, Zhang L, Fried D, Yang J, Taylor B, Rodriguez-Rivera E, Dodge C, Jones AK, Court L. Measuring Computed Tomography Scanner Variability of Radiomics Features. Invest Radiol. e-Pub 6/2015. PMID: 26115366.
4. Fave X, Cook M, Frederick A, Zhang L, Yang J, Fried D, Stingo F, Court L. Preliminary investigation into sources of uncertainty in quantitative imaging features. Comput Med Imaging Graph. e-Pub 5/2015. PMID: 26004695.
5. Scarboro SB, Cody D, Alvarez P, Followill D, Court L, Stingo FC, Zhang D, McNitt-Gray M, Kry SF. Characterization of the nanoDot OSLD dosimeter in CT. Med Phys 42(4):1797, 4/2015. PMCID: PMC4368592.
6. Zhang Y, Yang J, Zhang L, Court LE, Gao S, Balter PA, Dong L. Digital Reconstruction of High-Quality Daily 4D Cone-Beam CT Images Using Prior Knowledge of Anatomy and Respiratory Motion. Comput Med Imaging Graph 40:30-8, 3/2015. e-Pub 10/2014. PMID: 25467806.
7. Zhang Y, Yang J, Zhang L, Balter P, Court L, Dong L. Digital Reconstruction of High-Quality daily 4D cone-beam CT Images Using Prior Knowledge of Anatomy and Respiratory Motion. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 40:30-38, 3/2015.
8. Zhang L, Fried DV, Fave XJ, Hunter LA, Yang J, Court LE. IBEX: an open infrastructure software platform to facilitate collaborative work in radiomics. Med Phys 42(3):1341-53, 3/2015. PMID: 25735289.
9. Mohamed AS, Ruangskul MN, Awan MJ, Baron CA, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Castillo R, Castillo E, Guerrero TM, Kocak-Uzel E, Yang J, Court LE, Kantor ME, Gunn GB, Colen RR, Frank SJ, Garden AS, Rosenthal DI, Fuller CD. Quality assurance assessment of diagnostic and radiation therapy-simulation CT image registration for head and neck radiation therapy: anatomic region of interest-based comparison of rigid and deformable algorithms. Radiology 274(3):752-63, 3/2015. e-Pub 11/2014. PMCID: PMC4358813.
10. Ngwa W, Sajo E, Ngoma T, Bortfeld T, Gierga D, White KB, Akinwande B, Enwerem-Bromson MM, Teboh Forbang R, Winningham TA, Court LE, Odedina FT, Wu R, Makrigiorgos M, Nguyen PL. Potential for information and communication technologies to catalyze global collaborations in radiation oncology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 91(2):444-7, 2/2015. PMID: 25636767.
11. Martin R, Rubinstein A, Ahmad M, Court L, Pan T. Evaluation of intrinsic respiratory signal determination methods for 4D CBCT adapted for mice. Med Phys 42(1):154-64, 1/2015. PMID: 25563256.
12. Baron C, Awan MJ, Mohamed ASR, Akel I, Rosenthal DI, Gunn GB, Garden AS, Dyer BA, Court L, Sevak PR, Kocak-Uzel E, Fuller CD. Estimation of daily interfractional larynx residual setup error after isocentric alignment for head and neck radiotherapy: quality assurance implications for target volume and organs-at-risk margination using daily CT on-rails imaging. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 16(1):159-169, 2015.
13. Fried DV, Tucker SL, Zhou S, Liao Z, Mawlawi O, Ibbott G, Court LE. Prognostic Value and Reproducibility of Pretreatment CT Texture Features in Stage III Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 90(4):834-42, 11/2014. e-Pub 9/2014. PMCID: PMC4349397.
14. Yock AD, Rao A, Dong L, Beadle BM, Garden AS, Kudchadker RJ, Court LE. Forecasting longitudinal changes in oropharyngeal tumor morphology throughout the course of head and neck radiation therapy. Med Phys 41(8):081708, 8/2014. PMID: 25086518.
15. Fave X, Yang J, Carvalho L, Martin R, Pan T, Balter P, Court L. Upright Cone Beam CT Imaging Using the On-Board Imager. Med Phys 41(6):061906, 6/2014. PMID: 24877817.
16. Yock AD, Rao A, Dong L, Beadle BM, Garden AS, Kudchadker RJ, Court LE. Predicting oropharyngeal tumor volume throughout the course of radiation therapy from pretreatment computed tomography data using general linear models. Med Phys 41(5):051705, 5/2014. PMID: 24784371.
17. Yang J, Woodward WA, Reed VK, Strom EA, Perkins GH, Tereffe W, Buchholz TA, Zhang L, Balter P, Court LE, Li XA, Dong L. Statistical Modeling Approach to Quantitative Analysis of Inter-Observer Variability in Breast Contouring. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 89(1):214-221, 5/2014. e-Pub 3/2014. PMCID: PMC3997068.
18. Christensen EN, Yu HZ, Klopp AH, Tsai JC, Lawyer AA, Court LE, Eifel PJ. Variable impact of intracavitary brachytherapy fractionation schedule on biologically effective dose to organs at risk in patients with cervical cancer. Brachytherapy 13(3):240-9, May-Jun, 5/2014. e-Pub 11/2013. PMID: 24188993.
19. Yang J, Beadle BM, Garden AS, Gunn B, Rosenthal D, Ang K, Frank S, Williamson R, Balter P, Court L, Dong L. Auto-Segmentation of Low-Risk Clinical Target Volume for Head and Neck Radiation Therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol 4(1):e31-e37, Jan-Feb, 1/2014. e-Pub 5/2013. PMID: 24621429.
20. Pulliam KB, Followill D, Court L, Dong L, Gillin M, Prado K, Kry SF. A six-year review of more than 13,000 patient-specific IMRT QA results from 13 different treatment sites. J Appl Clin Med Phys 15(5):4935, 2014. e-Pub 9/2014. PMID: 25207581.
21. Yang J., Chu D., Dong L,. Court L. Advantages of Treating Thoracic Cancer Patients in an Upright Position. Practical Radiation Oncology 4(1):e53-e58, 2014. PMID: 24621432.
22. Sandulache VC, Chen Y, Lee J, Rubinstein A, Ramirez MS, Skinner HD, Walker CM, Williams MD, Tailor R, Court LE, Bankson JA, Lai SY. Evaluation of hyperpolarized [1-¹³C]-pyruvate by magnetic resonance to detect ionizing radiation effects in real time. PLoS One 9(1):e87031, 2014. e-Pub 1/2014. PMCID: PMC3903593.
23. Yang J., Blum R.S., Balter P., Court L. Image Fusion Based on Estimation Theory: Applied to PET/CT for Radiotherapy. Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, 2014.
24. Koay EJ, Baio FE, Ondari A, Truty MJ, Cristini V, Thomas RM, Chen R, Chatterjee D, Kang Y, Zhang J, Court L, Bhosale PR, Tamm EP, Qayyum A, Crane CH, Javle M, Katz MH, Gottumukkala VN, Rozner MA, Shen H, Lee JE, Wang H, Chen Y, Plunkett W, Abbruzzese JL, Wolff RA, Maitra A, Ferrari M, Varadhachary GR, Fleming JB. Intra-tumoral heterogeneity of gemcitabine delivery and mass transport in human pancreatic cancer. Phys Biol 11(6):065002, 2014. e-Pub 11/2014. PMCID: PMC4266401.
25. Palmer J, Yang J, Pan T, Court LE. Motion of the esophagus due to cardiac motion. PLoS One 9(2):e89126, 2014. e-Pub 2/2014. PMCID: PMC3938435.
26. Hunter LA, Krafft S, Stingo F, Choi H, Martel MK, Kry SF, Court LE. High quality machine-robust image features: Identification in nonsmall cell lung cancer computed tomography images. Med Phys 40(12):121916, 12/2013. PMID: 24320527.
27. Yock AD, Garden AS, Court LE, Beadle BM, Zhang L, Dong L. Anisotropic margin expansions in 6 anatomic directions for oropharyngeal image guided radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87(3):596-601, 11/2013. e-Pub 7/2013. PMID: 23906931.
28. Mayo C, Conners S, Warren C, Miller R, Court L, Popple R. Demonstration of a software design and statistical analysis methodology with application to patient outcomes data sets. Med Phys 40(11):111718, 11/2013. PMCID: PMC3815052.
29. Matney J, Park PC, Bluett J, Chen YP, Liu W, Court LE, Liao Z, Li H, Mohan R. Effects of respiratory motion on passively scattered proton therapy versus intensity modulated photon therapy for stage III lung cancer: are proton plans more sensitive to breathing motion? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87(3):576-82, 11/2013. PMCID: PMC3825187.
30. Yang J, Amini A, Williamson R, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Komaki R, Liao Z, Cox J, Welsh J, Court L, Dong L. Automatic Contouring of Brachial Plexus Using a Multi-Atlas Approach for Lung Cancer Radiation Therapy. Pract Radiat Oncol 3(4):e139-e147, Oct-Dec, 10/2013. e-Pub 2/2013. PMID: 24674411.
31. Park PC, Cheung JP, Zhu XR, Lee AK, Sahoo N, Tucker SL, Liu W, Li H, Mohan R, Court LE, Dong L. Statistical Assessment of Proton Treatment Plans Under Setup and Range Uncertainties. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86(5):1007-13, 8/2013. e-Pub 5/2013. PMCID: PMC3755369.
32. Cheung JP, Park PC, Court LE, Ronald Zhu X, Kudchadker RJ, Frank SJ, Dong L. A novel dose-based positioning method for CT image-guided proton therapy. Med Phys 40(5):051714, 5/2013. PMCID: PMC3651206.
33. Zhang Y, Yang J, Zhang L, Court LE, Balter PA, Dong L. Modeling respiratory motion for reducing motion artifacts in 4D CT images. Med Phys 40(4):041716, 4/2013. PMID: 23556886.
34. Court LE, Tucker SL, Gomez D, Liao Z, Zhang J, Kry S, Dong L, Martel MK. A technique to use CT images for in vivo detection and quantification of the spatial distribution of radiation-induced esophagitis. J Appl Clin Med Phys 14(3):4195, 2013. e-Pub 5/2013. PMID: 23652249.
35. Park PC, Cheung J, Zhu XR, Sahoo N, Court L, Dong L. Fast range-corrected proton dose approximation method using prior dose distribution. Phys Med Biol 57(11):3555-69, 6/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMCID: PMC3388743.
36. Gao S., Zhang Y., Yang J., Wang C., Zhang L., Court L., Dong L. A Hybrid Algorithm to Address Ambiguities in Deformable Image Registration for Radiation Therapy. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology 1(2):50-59, 2012.
37. Neubauer E, Dong L, Followill DS, Garden AS, Court LE, White RA, Kry SF. Assessment of shoulder position variation and its impact on IMRT and VMAT doses for head and neck cancer. Radiat Oncol 7:19, 2012. e-Pub 2/2012. PMCID: PMC3311611.
38. Chung H, Court L, Lin SH, Kulkarni D, Balter P. Evaluation of dose variation to normal and critical structures for lung hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy. Pract Rad Onc 2(3):e15-e21, 2012.
39. Winey B, Wagar M, Ebe K, Popple R, Lingos T, Sher D, Court L. Effect of Respiratory Trace Shape on Optimal Treatment Martin 38(6):3125-9, 6/2011. PMID: 21815386.
40. Aristophanous M, Rottmann J, Court LE, Berbeco RI. EPID-guided 3D dose verification of lung SBRT. Med Phys 38(1):495-503, 1/2011. PMID: 21361218.
41. Court L, Wagar M, Bogdanov M, Ionascu D, Schofield D, Allen A, Berbeco R, Lingos T. Use of reduced dose rate when treating moving tumors using dynamic IMRT. J Appl Clin Med Phys 12(1):3276, 2011. e-Pub 9/2010. PMID: 21330973.
42. Nikolic B, Khosa F, Lin PJ, Khan AN, Sarwar S, Yam CS, Court LE, Raptopoulos V, Clouse ME. Absorbed radiation dose in radiosensitive organs during coronary CT angiography using 320-MDCT: effect of maximum tube voltage and heart rate variations. AJR Am J Roentgenol 195(6):1347-54, 12/2010. PMID: 21098194.
43. Court LE, Seco J, Lu XQ, Ebe K, Mayo C, Ionascu D, Winey B, Giakoumakis N, Aristophanous M, Berbeco R, Rottman J, Bogdanov M, Schofield D, Lingos T. Use of a realistic breathing lung phantom to evaluate dose delivery errors. Med Phys 37(11):5850-7, 11/2010. PMID: 21158297.
44. Rottmann J, Aristophanous M, Chen A, Court L, Berbeco R. A multi-region algorithm for marklerless beam's-eye view lung tumor tracking. Phys. Med. Biol. 55:5585-5598, 8/2010. PMID: 20808029.
45. Court L, Wagar M, Berbeco R, Reisner A, Winey B, Schofield D, Ionascu D, Allen AM, Popple R, Lingos T. Evaluation of the interplay effect when using RapidArc to treat targets moving in the craniocaudal or right-left direction. Med Phys 37(1):4-11, 1/2010. PMID: 20175460.
46. Court L, Urribarri J, Makrigiorgos M. Carbon fiber couches and skin sparing. J Appl Clin Med Phys 11(2):3241, 2010. e-Pub 4/2010. PMID: 20592705.
47. Chin DW, Treister N, Friedland B, Cormack RA, Tishler RB, Makrigiorgos GM, Court LE. Effect of dental restorations and prostheses on radiotherapy dose distribution: a Monte Carlo study. J Appl Clin Med Phys 10(1):2853, 2009. e-Pub 2/2009. PMID: 19223833.
48. Court LE, Ching D, Schofield D, Czerminska M, Allen AM. Evaluation of the dose calculation accuracy in intensity-modulated radiation therapy for mesothelioma, focusing on low doses to the contralateral lung. J Appl Clin Med Phys 10(2):2850, 2009. e-Pub 4/2009. PMID: 19458589.
49. Pawlicki T, Yoo S, Court LE, McMillan SK, Rice RK, Russell JD, Pacyniak JM, Woo MK, Basran PS, Shoales J, Boyer AL. Moving from IMRT QA measurements toward independent computer calculations using control charts. Radiother Oncol 89(3):330-7, 12/2008. e-Pub 8/2008. PMID: 18701175.
50. Allen AM, Wolfsberger L, Tishler RB, Court LE. Options for combining altered fractionation with IMRT. Technol Cancer Res Treat 7(6):457-61, 12/2008. PMID: 19044325.
51. Caglar HB, Tishler RB, Othus M, Burke E, Li Y, Goguen L, Wirth LJ, Haddad RI, Norris CM, Court LE, Aninno DJ, Posner MR, Allen AM. Dose to larynx predicts for swallowing complications after intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(4):1110-8, 11/2008. e-Pub 5/2008. PMID: 18468812.
52. Pawlicki T, Yoo S, Court LE, McMillan SK, Rice RK, Russell JD, Pacyniak JM, Woo MK, Basran PS, Boyer AL, Bonilla C. Process control analysis of IMRT QA: implications for clinical trials. Phys Med Biol 53(18):5193-205, 9/2008. e-Pub 8/2008. PMID: 18728311.
53. Court LE, Wagar M, Ionascu D, Berbeco R, Chin L. Management of the interplay effect when using dynamic MLC sequences to treat moving targets. Med Phys 35(5):1926-31, 5/2008. PMID: 18561668.
54. Court LE, Wolfsberger L, Allen AM, James S, Tishler RB. Clinical experience of the importance of daily portal imaging for head and neck IMRT treatments. J Appl Clin Med Phys 9(3):2756, 2008. PMID: 18716586.
55. Court LE, Tishler R, Xiang H, Allen AM, Makrigiorgos M, Chin L. Experimental evaluation of the accuracy of skin dose calculation for a commercial treatment planning system. J Appl Clin Med Phys 9(1):2792, 2008. PMID: 18449168.
56. Allen AM, Schofield D, Hacker F, Court LE, Czerminska M. Restricted field IMRT dramatically enhances IMRT planning for mesothelioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(5):1587-92, 12/2007. e-Pub 9/2007. PMID: 17892915.
57. Court LE, Tishler RB. Experimental evaluation of the impact of different head-and-neck intensity-modulated radiation therapy planning techniques on doses to the skin and shallow targets. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(2):607-13, 10/2007. PMID: 17869674.
58. Court LE, Allen A, Tishler R. Evaluation of the precision of portal-image-guided head-and-neck localization: an intra- and interobserver study. Med Phys 34(7):2704-7, 7/2007. PMID: 17821978.
59. Xiang HF, Song JS, Chin DW, Cormack RA, Tishler RB, Makrigiorgos GM, Court LE, Chin LM. Build-up and surface dose measurements on phantoms using micro-MOSFET in 6 and 10 MV x-ray beams and comparisons with Monte Carlo calculations. Med Phys 34(4):1266-73, 4/2007. PMID: 17500458.
60. Zygmanski P, Rosca F, Kadam D, Lovenz F, Nalichowski A, Court L, Chin L,. Determination of depth and field-size dependence of MLC transmission in IMRT beams. J Appl Clin Med Phys 8(4), 2007.
61. Song JS, Court LE, Cormack RA. Monte Carlo calculation of rectal dose when using an intrarectal balloon during prostate radiation therapy. Med Dosim 32(3):151-6, 2007. PMID: 17707193.
62. Court LE, D'Amico AV, Kadam D, Cormack R. Motion and shape change when using an endorectal balloon during prostate radiation therapy. Radiother Oncol 81(2):184-9, 11/2006. e-Pub 10/2006. PMID: 17069915.
63. Court LE, Jahnke L, Chin D, Song J, Cormack R, Zygmanski P, Tishler RB, Chin L. Dynamic IMRT treatments of sinus region tumors: comparison of Monte Carlo calculations with treatment planning system calculations and ion chamber measurements. Technol Cancer Res Treat 5(5):489-95, 10/2006. PMID: 16981791.
64. Allen AM, Czerminska M, Jänne PA, Sugarbaker DJ, Bueno R, Harris JR, Court L, Baldini EH. Fatal pneumonitis associated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy for mesothelioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 65(3):640-645, 7/2006. PMID: 16751058.
65. Court LE, Tishler RB, Petit J, Cormack R, Chin L. Automatic online adaptive radiation therapy techniques for targets with significant shape change: a feasibility study. Phys Med Biol 51(10):2493-501, 5/2006. e-Pub 4/2006. PMID: 16675865.
66. Gifford KA, Horton JL, Pelloski CE, Jhingran A, Court LE, Mourtada F, Eifel PJ. A three-dimensional computed tomography-assisted Monte Carlo evaluation of ovoid shielding on the dose to the bladder and rectum in intracavitary radiotherapy for cervical cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 63(2):615-21, 10/2005. PMID: 16168853.
67. Court LE, Dong L, Lee AK, Cheung R, Bonnen MD, O'Daniel J, Wang H, Mohan R, Kuban D. An automatic CT-guided adaptive radiation therapy technique by online modification of multileaf collimator leaf positions for prostate cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 62(1):154-63, 5/2005. PMID: 15850916.
68. Court L, Yamazaki T. Technical note: a comparison of antiscatter grids for digital radiography. Br J Radiol 77(923):950-2, 11/2004. PMID: 15507421.
69. Barker JL, Garden AS, Ang KK, O'Daniel JC, Wang H, Court LE, Morrison WH, Rosenthal DI, Chao KS, Tucker SL, Mohan R, Dong L. Quantification of volumetric and geometric changes occurring during fractionated radiotherapy for head-and-neck cancer using an integrated CT/linear accelerator system. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 59(4):960-70, 7/2004. PMID: 15234029.
70. Court LE, Dong L, Taylor N, Ballo M, Kitamura K, Lee AK, O'Daniel J, White RA, Cheung R, Kuban D. Evaluation of a contour-alignment technique for CT-guided prostate radiotherapy: an intra- and interobserver study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 59(2):412-8, 6/2004. PMID: 15145157.
71. Court L, Yamazaki T. A comparison of anti-scatter grids for digital radiography. Brit. J. Radiol. 77:1-3, 2004.
72. Kitamura K, Court LE, Dong L. [Comparison of imaging modalities for image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT)]. Nippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai Zasshi 63(9):574-8, 11/2003. PMID: 14699867.
73. Court LE, Dong L. Automatic registration of the prostate for computed-tomography-guided radiotherapy. Med Phys 30(10):2750-7, 10/2003. PMID: 14596313.
74. Court L, Rosen I, Mohan R, Dong L. Evaluation of mechanical precision and alignment uncertainties for an integrated CT/LINAC system. Med Phys 60(6):1198-1210, 6/2003. PMID: 12852544.
75. Court LE, Speller R. A multiparameter optimization of digital mammography. Phys Med Biol 40(11):1841-61, 11/1995. PMID: 8587936.
76. Yu Z.H., Kudchadker R., Dong L., Zhang Y., Court L., Mourtada F., Yock A., Tucker S.L., Klopp A.H., Eifel P., Yang J. Learning Anatomy Changes from Patient Populations to Create Artificial CT Images for Voxel-Level Validation of Deformable Image Registration. Medial Physics. Submitted.

Invited Articles

1. Yang J, Blum RS, Balter P, Court L. Image fusion based on estimation theory: Applied to PET/CT for radiotherapy. Recent Patents on Medical Imaging 4(2):77-86, 2014.

Abstracts

1. Niedzielski J, Yang J, Stingo F, Krafft S, Martel M, Briere T, Mohan R, Court L. A Novel Method to Objectively Quantify Normal Tissue Toxicity in the Esophagus. Med Phys 42(6):3547, 6/2015. PMID: 26128573.
2. Fave X, Fried D, Zhang L, Yang J, Balter P, Followill D, Gomez D, Jones A, Stingo F, Court L. A Phantom Study to Assess the Variability in Radiomics Features Extracted From Cone-Beam CT Images. Med Phys 42(6):3214, 6/2015. PMID: 26127193.
3. Faught JT, Johnson J, Stingo F, Kry S, Court L, Balter P, Followill D. An FMEA Survey of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Step and Shoot Dose Delivery Failure Modes. Med Phys 42(6):3355, 6/2015. PMID: 26127770.
4. Zhou R, Yang J, Pan T, Milgrom S, Pinnix C, Shi A, Yang J, Liu Y, Nguyen Q, Gomez D, Dabaja B, Balter P, Court L, Liao Z. Atlas Development for Cardiac Automatic Contouring Using Multi-Atlas Segmentation. Med Phys 42(6):3294, 6/2015. PMID: 26127520.
5. Faught JT, Balter P, Johnson J, Kry S, Court L, Stingo F, Followill D. Clinical Impact of IMRT Failure Modes at Or Near TG-142 Tolerance Criteria Levels. Med Phys 42(6):3372, 6/2015. PMID: 26127844.
6. Kisling K, Court L, Kirsner S, Nelson C. Dose Calculation Accuracy with a Standard Beam Model for Extended SSD Treatments. Med Phys 42(6):3396, 6/2015. PMID: 26127939.
7. Wang J, Yang J, Marshall S, Wen Z, Court L, Ibbott G. Dose Distribution Differences Caused by System Related Geometric Distortion in MRI-Guided Radiation Treatment System. Med Phys 42(6):3312, 6/2015. PMID: 26127597.
8. Sorensen J, Duran C, Stingo F, Wei W, Rao A, Zhang L, Court L, Erasmus J, Godoy M. Dual-Energy Chest CT: The Effects of Virtual Monochromatic Reconstructions On Texture Analysis Features. Med Phys 42(6):3214, 6/2015. PMID: 26127194.
9. Yang J, Balter P, Court L. Evaluation of Automatic Segmentation of Critical Structures for Head-And-Neck and Thoracic Radiotherapy Planning. Med Phys 42(6):3591, 6/2015. PMID: 26128823.
10. Wang J, Yang J, Hwang K, Wen Z, Court L, Ibbott G. Evaluation of Residual Geometric Distortion in MRI for Treatment Planning. Med Phys 42(6):3318, 6/2015. PMID: 26127618.
11. Krafft S, Briere T, Court L, Martel M. Normal Lung CT Texture Features Improve Predictive Models for Radiation Pneumonitis. Med Phys 42(6):3602, 6/2015. PMID: 26128886.
12. Aristophanous M, Court L. Setup Uncertainties in the Mediastinum Area for IMRT Treatment of Lymphoma Patients. Med Phys 42(6):3638, 6/2015. PMID: 26129096.
13. Yang J, Zhang L, Zhang Y, Dong L, Balter P, Court L. Solving the Chinese Postman Problem for Effective Contour Deformation. Med Phys 42(6):3289, 6/2015. PMID: 26127500.
14. Zhang L, Fried D, Fave X, Mackin D, Yang J, Court L. The Importance of Appropriate Image Preprocessing to Augment the Information of Radiomics Image Features. Med Phys 42(6):3326, 6/2015. PMID: 26127650.
15. Mackin D, Zhang L, Fave X, Fried D, Yang J, Taylor B, Rodriguez-Rivera E, Dodge C, Jones A, Court L. Toward Understanding the Robustness of Radiomics Features in CT. Med Phys 42(6):3214, 6/2015. PMID: 26127192.
16. McInnis M, Taylor P, Poenisch F, Court L, Guindani M, Followill D. Uncertainties in Treatment Planning for IROC-Houston Proton Phantom QA Program Due to Variable CT Technique and Proton Energy. Med Phys 42(6):3515, 6/2015. PMID: 26128437.
17. Ingram W, Yang J, Beadle B, Rao A, Wendt R, Court L. Virtual Endoscope Tracking for Endoscopy-CT Image Registration. Med Phys 42(6):3655, 6/2015. PMID: 26129163.
18. Fave X, Fried D, Zhang L, Yang J, Balter P, Followill D, Gomez D, Jones A, Stingo F, Court L. Volume-Dependence of Quantitative Imaging Features From CT and CE-CT Images of NSCLC. Med Phys 42(6):3321, 6/2015. PMID: 26127632.
19. Fave X, Yang J, Balter P, Court L. Acquiring and Assessing Upright CBCT Images for Future Treatment Planning. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
20. Zhang Y, Yang J, Zhang L, Balter P, Dong L, Court L. Deformation Image Registration Using a Spatial-Context Regularization Filter. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
21. Yang J, Zhang Y, Zhang L, Balter P, Court L. Density Corre4ction for Deformable Image Registration to IMprove CT Number Mapping. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
22. Zhang L, Hunter L, Fried D, Fave X, Yang J, Court L. IBEX: An Open Software Infrastructure Platform to Accelerate Collaborative Work On Quantitative Image Features and Predictive Models. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
23. Ingram S, Yang J, Beadle B, Rao A, Wendt R, Castillo R, Court L. Image-Based Camera Tracking: Towards Registration of Endoscopic Video to CT. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
24. Fave X, Zhang L, Yang J, Fried D, Balter P, Court L. Monitoring Changes in Tumor Texture Features On Weekly CT and CBCT Scans of NSCLC Patients. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
25. Yang J, Beadle B, Balter P, Court L. Online Atlas Selection Using 3D Gabor Features. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
26. Williamson R, Yang J, Timmerman R, Court L. Process for QA of Normal Tissue Delineation and Reported Doses in Clinical Trials. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
27. Niedzielski J, Yang J, Martel M, Tucker S, Gomez D, Briere T, Court L. Quantification of Dose-Response for High Grade Esophagtis Patients Using a Novel Voxel-To-Voxel Method. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
28. McCarroll R, Rubinstein A, Kingsley C, Yang J, Yang P, Court L. Quantification of Rotational Variation in Mouse Setup for IGRT. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
29. Niedzielski J, Yang J, Martel M, Tucker S, Briere T, Gomez D, Court L. The Effect of Radiation-Induced Esophageal Swelling On Dose-Volume Histograms. AAPM 2014, Austin, Texas, 2014.
30. Fave X, Yang J, Balter P, Court L. Upright CBCT: A novel imaging technique. SWAAPM 2014, San Antonio, Texas, 2014.
31. Rubinstein A, Yang J, Martin R, Pan T, Delacerda A, Kingsley C, Hazle J, Court L. 4D assessment of intra-fraction lung and heart motion in mice using deformable image registration. Symposium on Small Animal Radiotherapy, 2013.
32. Zhang L, Michel K, Yang J, Rubinstein A, Kingsley C, Delacerda J, Balter P, Court LE. A Multi-Modality Image Atlas for Transforming An MR Image Into a Pseudo CT Image for MRI-Based IGRT Application. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:157, 2013.
33. Cheung, J, Park P,Court LE, Zhu XR, Kudchadker R, Frank S, Dong L. A novel dose-based positioning method for CT image-guided proton therapy. Med Phys 40:051714, 2013.
34. Park P, Cheung J, Zhu X, Liu W, Sahoo N, Court Le, Mohan R, Li H, Dong L. A Statistical Approach to Quantification and Visualization of Setup and Range Uncertainties for Proton Plan Verification. Med Phys 40:528, 2013.
35. Yang J, Beadle B, Garden A, Balter P, Court LE. Atlas Ranking and Selection for Multi-Atlas Segmentation. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:537, 2013.
36. Yang J, Xu T, Tucker S, Williamson R, Liao Z, Court LE. CT Texture Analysis of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Is Not Predictive of SNP Status. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:268, 2013.
37. Mayo C, Conners S, Warren C, Miller R, Court LE, Popple R. Demonstration of a software design and statistical analysis methodology with application to patient outcomes data sets. Med Phys 40:111718, 2013.
38. Christensen E, Hunter L, Stingo F, Klawikowski S, Court LE. Determination of CT Texture Variability Among Several CT Scanners. Med Phys 40:438, 2013.
39. Niedzielski J, Yang J, Zhang L, Martel M, Briere T, Gomez D, Court LE. Development and QA of a Novel Framework to Quantify Normal Tissue Toxicity Using the Jacobian Map. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:454, 2013.
40. Yu Z, Parikh A, Klopp A, Cheung J, Court LE. Development and Validation of a Fast Volumetric Determination Method of Visceral Adipose Using CT Images. Med Phys 40:96, 2013.
41. Matney J, Bluett J, Li H, Court LE, Liao Z, Mohan R. Does a Threshold of Tumor Motion Exist to Indicate Respiratory Gating for Proton Therapy?. Med Phys 40:410, 2013.
42. Cheung J, Court L, Park P, Zhu X, Frank S, Kudchadker R, Dong L. Evaluation of Various Spot MU Correction Methods for Range Adaptive Scanning-Beam Proton Planning. Med Phys 40:359, 2013.
43. Court L, Balter P, Yang J. Extending current treatment technologies to acquire vertical CTs and treat radiotherapy patients in an upright position. ICCR, 2013.
44. Yock A, Rao A, Dong L, Beadle B, Zhang L, Yang J, Kudchadker R, Court LE. Hierarchical Clustering and Classification Improve the Prediction of GTV Response Throughout the Course of Head and Neck IMRT. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:200, 2013.
45. Yock A, Rao A, Dong L, Beadle B, Zhang L, Yang J, Kudchadker R, Court LE. Hierarchical Clustering and Classification Improve the Prediction of GTV Response Throughout the Course of Head and Neck IMRT. Med Phys (SWAAPM 2013, La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa, Montgomery, Texas), 2013.
46. Hunter L, Krafft S, Stingo F, Choi H, Martel M, Kry S, Court LE. High quality machine-robust image features: Identification in nonsmall cell lung cancer computed tomography images. Med Phys 40:121916, 2013.
47. Hunter L, Stingo F, Kry S, Martel M, Choi H, Court LE. Identification of High Quality Machine-Robust CT Image Features. Med Phys 40:503, 2013.
48. Fried D, Pickering C, Rao A, Hunger L, Shah K, Ahmed S, Frederick M, Zhang J, Unruh A, Wang J, Ginsberg L, Kumar A, Myers J, Court LE, Hamilton J. Imaging Biomarkers of CT Textural Analysis Correlate to Genomic Expression in Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Med Phys 40:377, 2013.
49. Fave X, Balter P, Martin R, Ahmad M, Pan T, Court LE. Investigating the Feasibility of Vertical CBCT Imaging Using the Varian TrueBeam LINAC. Med Phys 40:190, 2013.
50. Court L, Hunter L, Yang P, Yang J, Gomez D, Liao Z. Investigations into the use of quantitative image features to predict tumor phenotype and treatment outcome in lung tumors. ICCR, 2013.
51. Krafft S, Court LE, Briere T, Martel M. Lack of Differentiation in Performance of Predictive Radiation Pneumonitis Modesl. Med Phys 40:454, 2013.
52. Zhang Y, Yang J, Xhang L, Court LE, Balter P, Dong L. Modeling respiratory motion for reducing motion artifacts in 4D CT images. Med Phys 40:041716, 2013.
53. Court L, Yang J, Fullen D, Han N, Ko J, Mason S, Nguyen K, Stein S, Fave X, Hsieh M, Kuruvila S, Hillebrandt E, Palmer J, Beadle B, Dabaja B, Skinner H, Ibbott G, Balter P. Patients Could (and Should) Be Treated in An Upright Position. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:287, 2013.
54. Matney J, Chen Y, Park P, Li H, Bluett J, Sahoo N, Court LE, Liao Z, Mohan R. Photon and Proton Radiotherapy of the Lung Would Benefit From 4D Dose Calculation Techniques. Med Phys 40:529, 2013.
55. Cheung J, Dong L, Park P, Zhu X, Kudchadker R, Frank S, Palmer M, Liu W, Court LE. Prediction of Sensitivity of IMPT Plans to Anatonical Change Due to Plan Complexity. Med Phys 40:363, 2013.
56. Rubinstein A, Yang J, Martin R, Kingsley C, Delacerda J, Michel K, Tailor R, Pan T, Yang P, Hazle J, Court L. Respiratory Motion Management for High-Precision Small Animal Irradiation. AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2013.
57. Rubinstein A, Yang J, Martin R, Kingsley C, Delacerda J, Michel K, Zhang L, Tailor R, Pan T, Yang P, Hazle J, Court LE. Respiratory Motion Management for High-Precision Small Animal Irradiation. Med Phys 40:116, 2013.
58. Williamson R, Court L, Zhang L, Liao Z, Mohan R, Chen Y, Balter P. Tracking Tumor Response Over Treatment Course in IMRT and Proton Patients. Med Phys 40:196, 2013.
59. Hunter L, Chen Y, Zhang L, Matney J, Stingo F, Kry S, Martel M, Choi H, Liao Z, Gomez D, Court LE. Tumor Shrinkage Predication Using CT Image Features. Med Phys 40:424, 2013.
60. Court Le, Yang J, Hunter L, Ng C. Understanding Uncertainties in Quantitative Image Features Extracted From Contrast - Enhanced CT Images. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:138, 2013.
61. Yu N, Yang J, Dong L, Zhang Y, Court LE, Mourtada F, Tucker S, Klopp A, Eifel P, Kudchadker R. Voxel-By-Voxel Validation of Deformable Image Registration Between External Beam and Intracavitary Brachytherapy Images Using Artificial CT Images Created From Patient Populations. Med Phys (AAPM 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana) 40:90, 2013.
62. Christensen E, Yu ZH, Klopp, AH, et al. Personalization of Fractionation Schedule for Cervical Cancer Brachytherapy Using Biologically Effective Dose and 3D Treatment Planning. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84(3):S439 - S439, 11/2012.
63. Court LE, Tucker SL, Gomez D, Liao Z, Zhang L, Kry SF, Dong L, Martel MK. Use of CT Images for the Quantitative Analysis of Esophageal Toxicity from Lung Cancer Treatment. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(2), 11/2012.
64. Yang J, Dong L, Court L. Advantages of treating thoracic cancer patients in an upright position. Med Phys (AAPM 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina 39:3688, 2012.
65. Pulliam K, Followill D, Court L, Dong L, Gillin M, Prado K, Kry S. An analysis of 13,000 patient-specific IMRT QA results from 13 different clinical treatment services. Med Phys 39:3866, 2012.
66. Williamson R, Bluett J, Niedzielski J, Liao Z, Gomez D, Court L. Assessing the effect of inter-fractional motion in esophageal sparing plans. Med Phys 39:3834, 2012.
67. Chen Y, Zhang L, Court L, Liao Z, Zhu X, Mohan R, Dong L. Comparison of planned dose distribution vs delivered dose distribution for both IMRT and proton therapy using weekly repeat 4DCT data sets. Med Phys 39:3795, 2012.
68. Hunter L, Chen Y, Zhang L, Liao Z, Dong L, Court L. CT textures can be predictive for tumor shrinkage. Med Phys 39:3695, 2012.
69. Bergene J, Kry S, Molineau A, Bellezza D, Court L, Alvarez P, Johnson V, Followill D. Development and implementation of the use of optically stimulated luminescent detectors in the radiological physics center anthropomorphic quality assurance phantoms. Med Phys 39:3722, 2012.
70. Court L, Wang J, Lin S. Dose-response curves for the esophagus. Med Phys 39:3761, 2012.
71. Cheung J, Park P, Zhu X, Frank SJ, Court L, Kudchadker R, Dong L. Feasibility of online range adaptive spot scanning proton therapy. Med Phys 39:3998, 2012.
72. Ohrt J, Balter P, Court L, Gillin M. IMRT QA using R&V data, treatment records, and a second treatment planning system. Med Phys 39:3598, 2012.
73. Carroll M, Cheung J, Zhang L, Court L. Inter- and Intra-fraction variations in esophageal dose for lung cancer patients and the impact of set-up technique and treatment modality. Med Phys 39:3834, 2012.
74. Scarboro S, Cody D, Followill D, Alvarez P, McNitt-Gray M, Zhang D, Court L, Kry S. Investigation of a commercial OSLD system for Ct dosimetry. Med Phys 39:3924, 2012.
75. Aristophanous M, Balter P, Martel M, Murray N, Court L. LINAC commissioning measurements utilizing the cylindrical arc check phantom. Med Phys 39:3745, 2012.
76. Krafft S, Tucker S, Liao Z, Court L, Gomez D, Martel M. Mean regional dose to the esophagus predicts acute toxicity rate for lung cancer patients. Med Phys 39:3856, 2012.
77. Yang J, Garden A, Zhang Y, Zhang L, Court L, Dong L. Multi-Atlas fusion using a tissue appearance model. Med Phys (AAPM 2012, Charolotte, North Carolina) 39:3961, 2012.
78. Yock A, Zhang L, Court L, Garden A, Dong L. Optimal PTV margin expansions along six anatomic directions in oropharyngeal IGRT. Med Phys 39:3984, 2012.
79. Zhang Y, Yang J, Zhang L, Court L, Balter P, Dong L. Prediction of respiratory motion from single daily 3D image using prior model of motion and anatomic variations. Med Phys (AAPM 2012, Charolotte, North Carolina) 39:4018, 2012.
80. Park P, Cheung J, Chen Y, Zhu X, Sahoo N, Court L, Mohan R, Dong L. Statistical assessment of plan robustness under uncertainties: IMRT vs proton therapy. Med Phys 39:3985, 2012.
81. Niedzielski J, Bluett J, Williamson R, Liao Z, Gomez D, Court L. To analyze the clinical impact of esophageal sparing on treatment plans for patients with grade 3 esophagitis. Med Phys 39:3838, 2012.
82. Zhang L, Court L, Balter P, Dong L. Validation of 3d structure projection onto 2D DRR in commercial treatment planning systems. Med Phys 39:3664, 2012.
83. Court L, Tucker S, Gomez D, Liao Z, Zhang L, Kry S, Martel M, Dong L. A novel technique to use CT images for in vivo detection and quantification of the spatial distribution of radiation‐induced damage to the esophagus. Med Phys 38:3742, 2011.
84. Wang X, Tailor R, Yang J, Court L, Chung H, Vicic M, Dong L. Accurate Small MLC Field and Penumbra Modeling and Its Clinical Impact. Med Phys 38:3693, 2011.
85. Kulkarni DP, Chung H, Balter PA, Court LE, Dong L, Komaki R, Chang J, Lin S. Assessing the Frequency, Magnitude, and Clinical Predictors of Tumor Misalignment when Skeletal Alignment is used Alone for Radiation Treatment Setup in Lung Cancer Patients. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 81(2), 2011.
86. Niedzielski J, Court L, Cheung J, Beadle B, Dong L. Changes in Submandibular Gland Volume during Radiotherapy. Med Phys 38:3495, 2011.
87. Cheung J, Park P,Zhu XR Court LE,Frank SJ, Kudchadker R, Dong L. Comparison of Dosimetric Benefit of Online Dose-Guided Alignment versus Anatomy-Guided Alignment for Proton Therapy. Med Phys 38:3854, 2011.
88. Winey B, Wagar M, Ebe K, Popple R, Lingos T, Sher D, Court L. Effect of respiratory trace shape on optimal treatment margin. Med Phys 38:3125, 2011.
89. Chung H, Lin S, Court L, Dong L, Balter P. Evaluation of dose variation to normal and critical structures for lung hypofractionated stereotactic body radiation therapy. Med Phys 38:3711, 2011.
90. Zhang L, Court L, Choi B, Palmer M, Dong L. Selection of initial DVH constraints for IMRT planning based on target dose gradient characteristics. Med Phys 38:3687, 2011.
91. Neubauer E, Dong L, Followill D, Garden A, Court L, White RA, Kry SF. The effect of shoulder variation on IMRT and SmartArc for Head and Neck Cancer. Med Phys 38:3474, 2011.
92. Court L, Seco J, Lu X, Ebe K, Mayo C, Ionascu D, Winey B, Giakoumakis N, Aristophanous M, Berbeco R, Rottmann J, Bogdanov M, Schofield D, Lingos T. A lifelike breathing phantom and model tumor for IGRT and 4D dose calculation applications. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2010.
93. Rottmann J, Aristophanous M, Chen A, Court L, Berbeco R. A multiregion algorithm for robust lung tumor tracking with portal image sequences. 2010 AAPM Annual Meeting, 2010.
94. Aristophanous M, Rottmann J, Court L, Berbeco R. A Superfluence Approach for EPID-Guided 3D dose Verification. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2010.
95. Giakoumakis N, Winey B, Killoran J, Lingos T, Court L. The Use of 4D Dose Calculations to Evaluate Whether the ITV Can Be Created Using a Reduced Set of 4DCT Phases. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2010.
96. Court L, Seco J, Lu X, Ebe K, Mayo C, Ionascu D, Winey B, Giakoumakis N, Aristophanous M, Berbeco R, Rottmann J, Bogdanov M, Schofield D, Lingos T. Treatment of moving tumors: an intermodality comparison under realistic clinical conditions. 2010 AAPM Annual Meeting, 2010.
97. Winey B, Wagar M, Popple R, Sher D, Court L. Optimization of internal target margins for dynamic IMRT and RapidArc. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2009.
98. Winey B, Berbecoc R, Aristophanous M, Rottmann J, Court L. Simultaneous RapidArc treatment and 4D-CBCT verification. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2009.
99. Court L, Wagar M, Berbeco R, Reisner A, Winey B, Schofield D, Allan R, Popple R, Lingos T. The interplan effect when treating moving targets with RapidArc. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2009.
100. Court L, Wagner M, Ionascu D, Lingos T, Berbeco R. Controlling the impact of intensity modulation when treating moving targets with dynamic IMRT. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2008.
101. Court L, Wagar M, Ionascu D, Berbeco R, Lingos T. Development and Experimental Evaluation of Guidelines for Planning and Treating Moving Tumors using Dynamic IMRT. ASTRO Annual Meeting, 2008.
102. Xiang H, Cormack R, Tishler R, Makrigiorgos M, Chin L, Court L. Deformable image registration for head and neck radiation therapy. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2007.
103. Court L, Wagar M, Ionusco D, Berbeco R, Chin L. Management of dynamic MLCs when treating moving targets. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2007.
104. Allen A, Wolfsberger L, Tishler R, Court L. Conformal vs. IMRT Concomitant Boosts for IMRT Based Head and Neck Treatment. Fourth International Chicago Symposium on Head and Neck Malignancies, 10/2006.
105. Court L, Tishler R. An experimental evaluation of the impact of setup uncertainty on dose near the surface for IMRT plans where the skin is considered a sensitive structure and is excluded from the PTV. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
106. Court LE, Norris L, Friesen S, Ebe K, Dong L, Cormack R, Chin L. Can three markers implanted in the prostate be used to monitor shape change of the entire prostate and inferior seminal vesicles?. Annual Meeting of Japan Radiological Society, 2006.
107. Wolfsberger, L, Allen A, Tishler R, Court L. Conformal vs. IMRT Concomitant Boosts for IMRT Based Head and Neck Treatment. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
108. Schofield D, Tishler R, Court L. Differential Smoothing IMRT Planning for Head and Neck Cancer Patients with Mediastinal Involvement. AAPM annual Meeting, 2006.
109. Chin D, Jahnke L, Cormack R, Tishler RB, Court LE. Dynamic IMRT treatments of sinus region tumors: Comparison of Monte Carlo calculations with treatment planning system calculations and ion chamber measurements. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
110. Germinska M, Zygmanski P, Court LE. Evaluation of commercial QA software for independent IMRT dose calculations. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
111. Schofield D, Court L, Allen A, Czerminska M. Experimental Evaluation of the Accuracy of Contralateral Lung Dose Calculations for IMRT Plans. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
112. Court LE, Xiang H, Tishler R, Allen A, Makrigiorgos M, Chin L. Experimental evaluation of the accuracy of skin dose calculations. Annual Meeting of Japan Radiological Society, 2006.
113. L Wolfsberger, Tishler RB, Allen A, James S, Killoran J, Court LE. Importance of daily portal imaging for head and neck IMRT treatments. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
114. Friesen S, Court L, Stewart A, D'Amico A, Cormack R. Intrafraction shape change of the prostate. ASTRO Annual Meeting, 2006.
115. Cormack R, Court L, D'Amico A. Optimized Field Shaping Strategy for Image Guided Radiation Therapy Treatments. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
116. Court LE, Tishler R. Planning strategies to reduce unnecessary skindose in head and neck IMRT. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
117. Chin D, Treimister Nm Friedland B, Tishler R, Cormack R, Court L. The effect of dental restorations and fixed prosthodontics on radiation therapy dose distribution: A Monte Carlo study. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2006.
118. Xiang H, Court L, Chin L. A BEV fluence deformation technique for image-guided adaptive head and neck IMRT. Annual Meeting of Japan Radiological Society, 2005.
119. Court L, Xiang H, Chin L. A CT-guided adaptive radiation therapy technique for head and neck cancer treatments. Annual Meeting of Japan Radiological Society, 2005.
120. Xiang H, Court LE, Tishler R, Shirato H, Chin L. A fluence deformation based technique for portal image-guided adaptive head-and-neck IMRT. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2005.
121. Court LE, Cormack RA, Petit J, Tishler R, Xiang HF, Chin F. A slice-by-slice CT-guided adaptive radition therapy technique for twisting targets. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2005.
122. Court LE, D'Amico AV, Kadam D, Cormack RA,. Interfraction shape change when using an endorectal balloon for radiation therapy for the prostate. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2005.
123. Xiang H, Court LE, Song JS, Lyatskaya Y, Tishler R, Makrigiorgos MG, Chin L. Measurements of surface dose for 6 MV and 10 MV X-ray beams using micro-MOSFET and comparisons to Monte Carlo skin dose calculations. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2005.
124. Song J, Court LE, Cormack R. Monte Carlo calculation of rectal dose when using an endorectal balloon during prostate radiation therapy. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2005.
125. Court L, Dong L, Ebe K, Shirato H, Xiang H, Chin L. Online adaptive radiation therapy. Annual Meeting of the Japan Radiological Society, 2005.
126. Court L, Xiang H, Dong L, Cormack R. Online adaptive radiation therapy. Biomedical Research Opportunities Workshop III, Bethesda, 2005.
127. Zhang LJ, Dong L, Court LE, Wang HC, Gillin MT, Mohan R. Validation of CT-Assisted Targeting (CAT) software for soft tissue and bony target localization. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2005.
128. Cavanaugh D, Court L, Ragan D, Cody D. A Comparison Between Two Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Systems. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2004.
129. Court L, Dong L, Lee A, Cheung R, Bonnen M, O'Daniel J, Wang H, Mohan R, Kuban D. An On-Line Technique for CT-Guided Adaptive Radiation Therapy of Soft Tissue Targets. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2004.
130. Shiu A, Chang E, Court L, Wang C, Lii M. Evaluation of Positioning Accuracy and Planned Versus Delivered Dose Distributions for CT Image-guided Stereotactic Spinal Radiotherapy. AAPM Annual Meeting, 2004.
131. Dong L, Court L, Wang H, O'Daniel J, Mohan R. Image-guided radiotherapy with in-room CT-on-rails. In The XIVth International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR). Seoul, Lorea:18-19, 2004.
132. Court L, Dong L. Automatic image registration for the daily CT localization of the prostate. AAPM Annual Meeting 2003 (Oral Presentation), 2003.
133. Court L, Dong L, Taylor N, Ballo M, Kitamura K, Lee AK, O'Daniel J, White RA, Cheung R, Kuban D. Inter-observer uncertainty in the daily CT localization of the prostate. AAPM Annual Meeting 2003 (Poster), 2003.
134. Dong L, Court L. Intercomparison of three in-room imaging modalities for patient alignment: EPID, BAT, and CT on-rails. AAPM Annual Meeting (Poster), 2003.
135. Barker JL, Garden AS, Dong L, O'Daniel JC, Wang C, Court L, Morrison WM, Rosenthal DI, Chao KSC, Mohan R, Ang KK. Radiation-induced anatomic changes during fractionated head and neck radiotherapy: a pilot study using any integrated CT-LINAC system. ASTRO (Poster-discussion), 2003.
136. Shiu A, Chang E, Ye J, Dong L, Lii M, Liu H, Maor M, Parker B, Court L, Mohan R. Image-guided intensity modulated stereotactric radiosurgery/radiotherapy, AAPM Annual Meeting presentation. Med Phys 29(6):1239, 2002.
137. Court L, Dong L, Rosen I. Mechanical evaluation of a CT/INAC therapy system. AAPM Annual Meeting, Works in Progress. Med. Phys. 29(8):1931, 2002.
138. Court L, Ho I, Speller RD. Experimental evaluation of a digital mammography system. Radiography 1996, 1996.
139. Court L, Ho I, Speller RD, Miller DJ, Hopkinson GR, Cutter MA. Signal and noise characteristics of a digital mammography system. Annual Conference of the Japanese Association of Radiographical Physicists, Yokohama, Japan, 1996.
140. Court L, Ho I, Speller RD, Miller DJ, Hopkinson GR, Cutter MA. An experimental approach to the optimization of digital mammography systems. Roentgen Centenary Congress, Birmingham, UK 482, 1995.
141. Ho I, Court L, Speller RD, Miller DJ, Hopkinson GR, Cuttter MA. Optimization of detector configuration for use in a digital mammography system. Roentgen Centenary Congress, Birmingham, UK 482, 1995.

Book Chapters

1. Court LE, Balter P and Mohan R. Principles of IMRT. In: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy. Ed(s) Y Nishimura, R Komaki. Springer: Japan, 15-42, e-Book 2015. ISBN: 978-4-431-55485-1.
2. Court LE. In-Room Image-Guided Radiation Therapy. In: Comprehensive Biomedical Physics. 9. Ed(s) A Brahme. Elsevier, 401 - 430, 2014.
3. Court L, Mohan R. Chapter 1: Basic Principles. In: Cancer Nanotechnology: Principles and Applications in Radiation Oncology. Ed(s) Cho SH, Krishnan S. Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
4. Mawlawi OR, Court LE. Four-Dimensional PET-CT in Radiation Oncology. In: Respiratory and Cardiac Gating in PET Imaging. 8. Ed(s) Zaidi H, Teo BK, Brigido A. Elsevier: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 81-94, 2013.
5. Dong L, Court L. In: AAPM Summer School: College Park, MD, 2011.
6. Dong L, Zhang L, Court L. In: AAPM Summer School. AAPM: College Park, MD, 2006.
7. Court LE, Chin L. Radiation Therapy. In: Advances in Medical Physics. Medical Physics Publishing: Madison, WI, 2006.
 

Other

1. Newsletter. Court L, Passport to Japan - Technology is the ideal lever for market entry. Physics in Business 8, 1998.  .
2. Proceedings. Court L, Ho I, Speller RD, Martinez-Davalos A, Miller DJ, Hopkinson GR, Cutter MA and Allen BP.  Design and optimization of a digital radiographic system with emphasis on TDI CCD scanning mammography.  Proc. SPIE 2163 274-283, 1994.
3. Proceeding. Yamazaki T, Court L, Kameshima R.  Sensor gain and noise requirements for fluoroscopic applications.  Proc. SPIE 4320 489-500, 2001. .
4. Proceeding. Watanabe M, Mochizuki C, Kameshima T, Yamazaki T, Court L, Hayashida S, Morishita M, Ohta S. Development and evaluation of a portable amorphous silicon flat panel x-ray detector. Proc. SPIE 4320, 103-114, 2001.
5. Proceeding. Wang H, Dong L, Court L, Cheung R. Accelerated deformable registration using demons, IEEE Int., Symp. Biomedical Imaging from Mano to Macro, 2004.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: A tool for quantifying esophagitis in clinical trials
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 4/1/2016 - 3/31/2018
 
Title: The Radiation Planning Assistant (RPA) for Radiation Therapy Planning in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2020
 
Title: Improving the Clinical Effectiveness and Understanding of the Biophysical Basis of Proton Therapy: Core A - Administrative
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Radhe Mohan/Thomas DeLaney
Duration: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
 
Title: Improving the Clinical Effectiveness and Understanding of the Biophysical Basis of Proton Therapy: Project 3 - Assessing accuracy of proton therapy and understanding the impact of physical and biophysical factors on its outcomes
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Radhe Mohan/Thomas DeLaney
Duration: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2016
 
Title: Improving the clinical effectiveness and understanding of the biophysical basis - Project 3: Assessing accuracy of proton therapy and understanding the impact of physical and biophysical factors on its outcomes
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Radhe Mohan
Duration: 9/25/2014 - 8/31/2015
 
Title: Improving the clinical effectiveness and understanding of the biophysical basis - Core A: Administrative
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Radhe Mohan
Duration: 9/25/2014 - 8/31/2015
 
Title: A preclinical study investigating the impact of a magnetic field on radiation-induced toxicity
Funding Source: Elekta
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2016
 
Title: Development of upright radiation therapy treatments
Funding Source: Varian Medical Systems
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2014 - 6/30/2016
 
Title: Fusing endoscopic information with CT and/or MRI images
Funding Source: Center for Radiation Oncology - Technology Working Grou9p (MDACC)
Role: Principal Investigator-MDACC
Duration: 6/1/2014 - 6/2/2014
 
Title: Use of the MDACC precision small animal irradiator for in vivo evaluation of the radiobiological effect of treating in a magnetic field: A feasibility study
Funding Source: Elekta
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2013 - 7/1/2015
 
Title: Development of a tool to extract quantitative image features and predict outcome
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015
 
Title: Use of the Truebeam to take CT images of patients in a seated position for treatment planning purposes
Funding Source: Varian Medical Systems
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 2/1/2013 - 1/31/2016
 
Title: AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel Grant
Funding Source: American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013
 
Title: Advanced volumetric imaging and adaptive radiotherapy for detecting and correcting for inter-fractional changes
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Balter
Duration: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2016
 
Title: Quality Assurance Core
Funding Source: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 5/1/2011 - 4/30/2016
 
Title: Clinical Advantages of treating patients in an upright seated position.
Funding Source: Varian Medical Systems
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 3/31/2011 - 3/30/2013

Last updated: 8/25/2015