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Richard Y. Wu, M.S.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Sr. Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1990 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, MS, Nuclear Engineering (Health Physics option)
1983 Harbin Commerce University, China, BS, Electrical Engineering

Board Certifications

2002 American Board of Radiology, Therapy Physics
1996 American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Physics
1993 American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine


Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Medical Physicist, Memorial Hermann Health System, Houston, TX, 9/2001-5/2003
Medical Physicist, Forest Park Hospital/Medical Physics Services, Inc, St. Louis, MO, 12/1999-8/2001
Medical Physicist, Radiation Safety Officer, Allina Health System, St. Paul, MN, 8/1995-12/1999
Medical Physicist / Instructor, St. Luke’s Episcopal, Texas Children’s Hospitals, Department of Radiology Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, Houston, TX, 12/1990-7/1995

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicist in Medicine
Member, 1991-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Sahoo N, Zhu XR, Arjomandy B, Ciangaru G, Lii M, Amos R, Wu R, Gillin MT. A procedure for calculation of monitor units for passively scattered proton radiotherapy beams. Med Phys 35(11):5088-97, 11/2008. PMID: 19070243.
2. Zullo JR, Kudchadker R, Wu R, Lee A, Prado K. Implication of CT Table Sag on Geometrical Accuracy During Virtual Simulation. Med Dosim 32(4):233-6, 2007. PMID: 17980822.
3. Murphy P , Wu Y, Glaze S. Attenuation properties of lead composite aprons. Radiology 186 269:272, 1993.


1. Liu R, Prado K, Wu R and Balter P. A CT Daily Quality Assurance On-Couch Procedure and Phantom in Radiation Oncology, 2007.
2. Wu R, Zhang X, Amos R, Prado K, Lii M, Sahoo N, Gillin M and Zhu X. Evaluation of Titanium Metal Imaging Artifacts on Proton Dose Calculation, 2007.
3. Liu R, Prado K, Wu R, Stevens D, Pan T and Cody D. Optimal CT Imaging Protocol Settings for CT Simulators, 2007.
4. Sahoo N, Zhu X, Lii M, Amos R, Arjomandy B, Wu R and Gillin M. Study of Dose Distribution in Passively Scattered Proton Beams for Small Field Sizes, 2007.
5. Zhu XR, Zhang L, Kudchadker R, Wu R, Balter P, Mohan R, Gillin M and Dong L. Clinical Implementation of Cone-Beam CT for Image-Guide Radiation Therapy, 2006.
6. Lindsay P, Zhu X, Zhang L, Wu R, Kudchadker R, Salehpour M, Liu R, Mohan R, Gillin M and Dong L. Effect of measured cone-beam CT-density calibration on dose calculations. 48th AAPM Annual Meeting, July 31st-August 3rd, 2006.
7. Zullo J, Kudchadker, Wu R, Lee A and Prado K. Implication of CT Couch Sag on Geometrical Accuracy During Virtual Simulation, 2006.
8. Liengsawangwong P, Kudchadker R, Wu R, Session R, Diel T, Aleman G, Dong L, Gillin M and Zhu X. Mechanical Radiation and Imaging Isocenter Quantification on Four Varian On-Board Imager Clinacs, 2006.
9. Wu R, Dong L, Tung S, Gillin M. Accuracy of CT Numbers and Its Effect On Dose Calculations. 47th AAPM Annual Meeting, July 23-29, 2005, 7/2005.

Last updated: 7/24/2014