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Song Gao, 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
Instructor, 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

2004 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, M.Sc., Computer Science
1995 Fudan University, Shanghai, China, PHD, Physics
1990 Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China, M.Sc., Physics
1983 Huazhong Normal University, Wuhan, China, B.Sc., Physics

Postgraduate Training

9/2004-2/2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Physics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Dr. Lei Dong
2/2000-5/2000 Research Scientist, McGill University, Department of Physics, Montreal, Montreal, Canada, Dr. Charles Gale
9/1997-9/1999 Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Walter Greiner
9/1996-8/1997 Postdoctoral Fellowship, McGill University, Department of Physics, Monteal, Canada, Dr. Charles Gale
8/1995-8/1996 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, Dr. Weiqin Chao

Board Certifications

5/2010 American Board of Radiology

Experience/Service

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

M.Sc. Candidate & Research Assistant, Concordia University, Department of Computer Science, Montreal, Canada, 2001-2004
Research Scientist, McGill University, Department of Physics, Montreal, Canada, 2000
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, 1997-1999
Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University, Department of Physics, Montreal, Canada, 1996-1997
Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 1995-1996
Ph.D. Candidate & Research Assistant, Fudan University, Department of Physics, Shanghai, China, 1992-1995
M.Sc. Candidate & Research Assistant, Huazhong Normal University, Institute of Particle Physics, Wuhan, China, 1987-1990

Honors and Awards

1997 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, University of Frankfurt, Frankfurt Germany
1994 GuanHua Scholarship, Fudan University, China

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Gao S, Balter PA, Rose M, Simon WE. Measurement of changes in linear accelerator photon energy through flatness variation using an ion chamber array. Med Phys 40(4):042101, 4/2013. PMID: 23556911.
2. Du W, Gao S, Wang X, Kudchadker RJ. Quantifying the gantry sag on linear accelerators and introducing an MLC-based compensation strategy. Med Phys 39(4):2156-2162, 4/2012. PMCID: PMC3326073.
3. Gao S, Zhang Y, Yang J, Wang H, Zhang L, Court L, Dong L. A hybrid algorithm to address ambiguities in deformable image registration for radiation therapy. IJMPCERO 1:50-59, 2012.
4. Peng Y, Vedam S, Chang JY, Gao S, Sadagopan R, Bues M, Balter P. Implementation of feedback-guided voluntary breath-hold gating for cone beam CT-based stereotactic body radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 80(3):909-17, 7/1/2011. e-Pub 4/4/2011. PMID: 21470784.
5. Du W, Gao S. Measuring of wobble of radiation field centers during gantry rotation and collimator movement on a linear accelerator. Med Phys 38:4575, 2011.
6. Welsh J, Thomas J, Shah D, Allen PK, Wei X, Mitchell K, Gao S, Balter P, Komaki R, Chang JY. "Obesity Increases the Risk of Chest Wall Pain from Thoracic Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy". Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. e-Pub 6/2010. PMID: 20542388.
7. Gao S, Delclos ME, Tomas LC, Crane CH, Beddar S. High dose rate remote afterloaders for intraoperative radiation therapy. AORN J 86(5):827-36, 11/2007. PMID: 18050890.
8. Gao S, Zhang L, Wang H, de Crevoisier R, Kuban DD, Mohan R, Dong L. A deformable image registration method to handle distended rectums in prostate cancer radiotherapy. Med Phys 33(9):3304-3312, 9/2006. PMID: 17022225.
9. Gao S, Dong L, Wang H, Zhang, Mohan R. A Variational Deformable Image Registration Method Capable of Handling Large Organ Deformation. Med Phys 32:2083, 2005.
10. Gao S, Bui T. A New Image Segmentation And Smoothing Model. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging N/A:137-140, 4/2004.
11. Gao S, Pal S, Stoecker H, Greiner W. Meson mass modification in strange hadronic matter. Phys Lett B465:282-290, 1999.
12. Gao S, Gale C, Ernst C, Stoecker H, Greiner W. Rho meson Broadening and dileptons in heavy ion collisions. Nucl Phys A661:518-521, 1999.
13. Gao S, Gale C. Off-shell effects in dilepton production from hot interacting mesons. Phys Rev C57:254-260, 1998.
14. Gao S, Guo X, Li X Shen P. Dissipative potential induced by QCD at finite temperature and density. Phys Rev 828-833, 1997.
15. Gao S, Zhang Y, He Y, Su R, Li X. Phase structure of strange matter in a nontopological soliton model. Chinese Phys 14:89-92, 1997.
16. Gao S, Su R, Li X. QCD sum rules and J/psi suppression in hot hadronic matter and quark--gluon plasma. Commun Theor Phys 28:476, 1997.
17. Gao S, Su R, Li X. The density effects on the thermal production rate of dilepton in QGP. Commun Theor 28:207-216, 1997.
18. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. The effects of vacuum fluctuations on rho meson masses in hot and dense matter. Commun Theor Phys 28:195-200, 1997.
19. Gao S, Liu B, Chao W. Thermal mass of the gluon and the dissociation of J/ and in QGP environment. High Energy Phys and Nucl Phys 21:322, 1997.
20. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. Vacuum fluctuation effects on rho meson mass and the one rho exchange potential at finite temperature and density. Phys Rev C56:3336-3345, 1997.
21. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. Bonn potential model at finite temperature. Phys Rev C53:1098-1101, 1996.
22. Gao S, Liu B, Chao WQ. Color screening and dissociation of charmonium at finite temperature and density. Phys Lett B378:23-28, 1996.
23. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. Effective masses of mesons and nucleon in hot medium for the Walecka model. Chinese Phys Lett 13:89-92, 1996.
24. Gao S, Ma F, Su R. Nucleon effective mass at finite density and a possible explanation of the EMC effect. High Energy Phys and Nucl Phys 651-657, 1996.
25. Gao S, Su R, Zhang Y. The screening masses of mesons in hot medium for the Walecka model. Jour of Fudan Univ 35:25-30, 1996.
26. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. Masses of hadrons and nucleon-nucleon interaction at finite temperature and density in a quantum hadrodynamics model. Phys Rev C52:380-391, 1995.
27. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. Temperature and density effects on nucleon–nucleon interaction for chiral sigma-omega model. Nucl Phys A593:362-376, 1995.
28. Gao S, Zhang Y, Su R. The effective mass and screening mass of rho meson for vector dominance model and vector coupling model at finite temperature and density. Jour of Phys G21:1665-1674, 1995.
29. Gao S, Su R, Peter K, Yu N. Effective mass of omega meson and N-N-omega interaction at finite temperature and density. Phys Rev C49:40-45, 1994.
30. Gao S, Su R, Zhang Y. Nuclear force for QHD-II model. Jour of Fudan 33:481-486, 1994.
31. Gao S, Su R, Yang S, Peter K, Yu N. Nucleon-nucleon interaction of a chiral sigma-omega model at finite temperature. Jour of Phys G20:1757-1770, 1994.
32. Gao S, Li J. The statistical effect of the internal lines within the reaction process in QGP. High Energy Phys and Nucl Phys 18:229-234, 1994.
33. Gao S, Wang E, Li J. Bag constant and deconfinement phase transition in a non-topological soliton model. Phys Rev D46:3211-3214, 1992.
34. Gao S, Wang E, Li J. Soliton bag model and deconfinement phase transition. High Energy Phys and Nucl Phys 16:723-730 (in Chinese), 1992.
35. Gao S. The behavior of gamma function and Green's function in finite temperature QCD. Jour of Huazhong Normal Univ 26:289-293 (in Chinese), 1992.

Abstracts

1. Du W, Gao S, Wang X, Kudchadker R. Evaluating gantry sag on linear accelerators and introducing an MLC-based compensation strategy. Med Phys 39:3722, 2012.
2. Gao S, Du W, Balter P. Evaluation of IsoCal imaging isocenter calibration system for Varian OBI machines. Med Phys 39:3604, 2012.
3. Gao S, Rose M, Simon W, Balter P. Flatness as a measure of changes in photon energy for megavoltage X-ray radiotherapy. Med Phys 39:3769, 2012.
4. Gao S, Balter P, Pollard J. Evaluation of a commercial QA device for daily output check for a large multi-LINAC institution. Med Phys 38:3530, 2011.
5. Gao S, Balter P, Ohrt J, Pollard J, Chung H. Quality assurance of enhanced dynamic wedge profiles using IMRT matriXX. Med Phys 38:3530, 2011.
6. Peng Y, Sadagopan R, Vedam S, Gao S, Chang J, Liao Z, Komaki R, Jeter M, Mohan R, Balter P. The Impact of Daily Tumor Shift on Normal Tissue Sparing and Dose Coverage for Breath Hold Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (BSRT) of Lung Tumor. ASTRO, 2010.
7. Peng Y, Vedam S, Gao S, Polf J, Sadagopan R, Balter P. Implementation of Feedback Guided Voluntary Breath Hold Gating for CBCT Based Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. Medical Physcs 36:2654, 2009.
8. Gao S, Chang J, Welsh J, Komaki R, Balter P. Influence of the Couch and Immobilization Device Used During Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy on Skin Dose. ASTRO, 2009.
9. Welsh J, Thomas J, Wei X, Allen P, Mitchell K, Gao S, Komaki R, Chang J. Skin toxicity and Pain in patients treated with Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. Int. J. Rad. Oncol. Bio. Phys. 75(S61), 2009.
10. Gao S, Das P, O'Daniel J, Bouchard M, Briere T, Delclos M, Krishnan S, Crane C, Beddar S. A new technique to prevent target underdosage in anal cancer IMRT. Medical Physics 35:2742-2743, 2008.
 

Other

1. Lecture notes.

Gao, S. Bui TD, A multistage image segmentation and denoising method-based on the Mumford and Shah variational approach.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3211:82-9, Springer-Verlag, 2004.

Zhang QH, Gao, S, Bui TD.  A roof edge detection mode.  Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3523:319-27, Springer-Verlag, 2005.

Bui TD, Gao S, Zhang QH. New image segmentation models.  Proc of the IASTED-SIP Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 15-17, 2005.

Bui TD, Gao S, Zhang QH.  A generalized Mumford-Shah model for roof-edge detection. Proc of the Intern Conference on Image Processing (ICIP). Genova, Italy, Sept. 11-14, 2005.

Zhang QH, Gao S, Bui TD. Edge detection models.  Proc of Intern Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR), Toronto, Canada, Sept. 28-30, 2005.

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Last updated: 10/31/2013