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Ramesh Tailor

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate 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

1983 Ohio University, Athens, OH, PHD, Physics
1970 University of Rajasthan, MS, Physics
1965 University of Rajasthan, BS, Physics/Math

Board Certifications

6/1992 Therapeutic Radiology Physics by the American Board


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1998-2008

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Member, Task Group TG106: Commissioning Equipment and Procedures, 2003
Member, Task Group TG74: Output Factor in Air, 2002-present
Member, 1987-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Rehman Jalil Ur, Tailor Ramesh C, Isa Muhammed, Klawikowski Slade, Isa Muhammed, Afzal Muhammed, Chow James, Ibbott Geoffrey S. Evaluation of Secondary Cancer Risk in Spine Radiotherapy using 3DCRT, IMRT and VMAT: A Phantom Study. Journal of Medical Dosimetry, 2014.
2. Arjomandy B, Tailor RC, Zhao L, Devic S. EBT2 film as a depth-dose measurement tool for radio-therapy beams over a wide range of energies and modalities. Med Phys 39:912-921, 2/2012.
3. Frank SJ, Tailor RC, Kudchadker RJ, Martirosyan KS, Stafford J, Elliott AM, Swanson DA, Sing D, Choi J, Mourtada F, Ibbott GS. Anistropy characterization of I-125 seed with attached encapsulated cobalt-chloride complex contrast agent markers for MRI-based prostate brachy-therapy. Medical Dosimetry 36:P200-205, 2011.
4. Jean W, Cindy Z, Robertson J, Connie CY, Weng MM, Tailor RC, Ya-Huan L. Identification of a bone marrow derived CD8 dendritic-cell like population in inflamed auto-immune target tissue with capability of inducing t-cell apoptosis. J. of Leukocite 88:849-861, 11/2010.
5. Klein DM, Tailor RC, Archambault L, Wang L, Therriault-Proulx F, Beddar S. Measuring output factors of small fields formed by collimator jaws and multi-leaf collimator using plastic scintillation detectors. Med Phys 37:5541-5549, 10/2010.
6. Arjomandy B, Tailor R, Anand A, Sahoo N, Gillin M, Prado K, Vicic M. Energy dependence and dose response of gafchromic EBT2 film over a wide range of photon, electron, and proton beam energies. Med Phys 37:1942-1947, 5/2010.
7. Zhu TC, Ahnesjo A, Lam KL, Li A, Charlie-Ma CM, Palta JR, Sharpe MB, Thomadsen B, Tailor RC. Report of AAPM therapy physics committee task group 74: in-air output ratio, Sc, for megavoltage photon beams. Med Phys 36:5261-5290, 11/2009.
8. Tailor RC, Ibbott GS, Lampe S, Warren WB, Tolani NB. Dosimetric characterization of a Cs brachtherapy source by thermoluminescence dosimetry in liquid water. Med Phys 35:5861-5868, 12/2008.
9. Tailor RC, Tolani NB, Ibbott GS. Thermoluminescence dosimetry measurements of brachytherapy sources in liquid water. Med Phys 35:4063-4069, 9/2008.
10. Ibbott GS, Hanson WF, O'Meara E, Kuske RR, Arthur D, Rabinovitvh R, White J, Wilenzick R, Harris I, Taior RC. Dose specifications and quality assurance of 95-17: a cooperative group study of iridium-192 breast implants as sole therapy. Rad Onc Bio Phys 69:1572-1578, 12/2007.
11. Tailor RC, Hanson WF, Wells N, Ibbott GS. Consistency of absorbed dose to water measurements using 21 ion-chamber models following the AAPM TG51 and TG21 calibration protocols. Med Phys 33:1818-28, 6/2006. PMID: 16872089.
12. Beddar AS, Tailor RC. Calibration of low-energy electron beams from a mobile linear accelerator with plane-parallel chambers using both TG-51 and TG-21 protocols. Phys Med Biol 49:N105-10, 4/2004. PMID: 15152696.
13. Tailor RC, Followill DS, Hernandez N, Ibbott GS, Hanson WF. Predictability of electron cone ratios with respect to linac make and model. J Appl Clin Med Phys 4:172-8, 7/2003. PMID: 12777153.
14. Tailor RC, Hanson WF, Ibbott GS. TG-51: experience from 150 institutions, common errors, and helpful hints. J Appl Clin Med Phys 4:102-11, 7/2003. PMID: 12777144.
15. Aguirre J, Tailor R, Ibbott G, Stovall M, Hanson W. TLD as a remote verification of output for radiotherapy beams: 25 years of experience, in press 2003. IAEA Proceedings, 7/2003.
16. Tailor RC, Hanson WF. Calculated absorbed-dose ratios, TG51/TG21, for most widely used cylindrical and parallel-plate ion chambers over a range of photon and electron energies. Med Phys 29:1464-72, 7/2002. PMID: 12148727.
17. Kirsner S, Prado K, Tailor R, Bencomo J. Verification of the accuracy of 3D calculations of breast dose during tangential irradiation: measurements in a breast phantom. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2:149-156, 2001.
18. Tailor R, Followill D, Hanson W. A first order approximation of field-size and depth dependence of wedge transmission. Medical Physics 25:241-244, 1998.
19. Tailor R, Tello V, Schroy C, Bossler M, Hanson W. A generic off-axis energy correction for linac photon-beam dosimetry. Medical Physics 25:662-667, 1998.
20. Followill D, Tailor R, Tello V, Hanson W. An empirical relationship for determining photon beam quality in TG-21 from a ratio of percent depth doses. Medical Physics 25:1202-1205, 1998.
21. Tailor R, Chu C, Followill D, Hanson W. Equilibration of air temperature inside the thimble of a Farmer-type ion chamber. Medical Physics 25:496-502, 1998.
22. Tailor R, Tello V. Depth of ionization chamber in water. Phys. Med. Biol. 40:1389-1392, 1995.
23. Tello V, Tailor R, Hanson W. How water equivalent are water-equivalent solid materials for output calibration of photon and electron beams? Medical Physics 22:1177-1189, 1995.
24. Marcinkowski A, Finlay R, Randers-Pherson G, Brient D, Kurup R, Mellema S, Meigooni A, Tailor R,. Neutron emission cross-sections at 25.7 MeV from V-51, Cu-65, Nb-93, and Bi-209. Nuclear Science and Engineering 83:13-21, 1983.
25. Tailor R, Rapaport J, Finlay R, Randers-Pherson G. Neutron scattering from Mg-26. Nuclear Physics A 401:237-251, 1983.
26. Yiming Y, Brient D, Finlay R, Randers-Pherson G, Marcinkowski A, Tailor R, Rapaport J. Interaction of 11MeV neutrons with Y-89. Nuclear Physics 390:449-460, 1982.
27. Sadagopan R, Titt U, Tailor RC. Convolution/Superposition algorithm verification at the lung-tumor interface in the spicules of a lung tumor. PMB. Submitted.
28. Wu P, Pinnix CC, Coultrap S, Vavies K, Tailor RC, Ang K, Browning MD, Grosshans DR. Irradiation introduces alterations in neuro-transmission and long-term potentiation. Cancer Research. Submitted.


1. Manuscript -.

Rehaman1 Jalil, Tailor Ramesh, Afzal1 Muhammad, Ibbott Geoffrey.  The Risk of secondary cancer induction can be reduced using VMAT for head and neck cancer. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP), submitted June 2014.


Grant & Contract Support

Title: Small animal radiation research platform with cone beam CT image guidance
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Major User
Principal Investigator: Mourtada
Duration: 12/1/2009 - 11/30/2010
Funding Source: Radiological Physics Center
Role: Co-Investigator
Duration: 1/1/2005 - 1/1/2010

Last updated: 1/14/2015