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Weiliang Du, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Unit Number: 1202
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: ACBP1.2980
Phone: (713) 745-7054
Fax: (713) 563-6895

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2003 University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, PHD, Medical Physics
1997 Beijing University, Beijing, China, MS, Technical Physics
1994 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, BS, Applied Physics

Board Certifications

2008 American Board of Radiology

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Hoffman KE, Voong KR, Pugh TJ, Skinner H, Levy LB, Takiar V, Choi S, Du W, Frank SJ, Johnson J, Kanke J, Kudchadker RJ, Lee AK, Mahmood U, McGuire SE, Kuban DA. Risk of late toxicity in men receiving dose-escalated hypofractionated intensity modulated prostate radiation therapy: results from a randomized trial. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 88(5):1074-1084, 4/1/2014. PMID: 24661661.
2. Du W, Cho SH, Zhang X, Hoffman KE, Kudchadker RJ. Quantification of beam complexity in intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment plans. Med Phys 41(2):021716, 2/2014. PMID: 24506607.
3. Gao S, Du W, Balter P, Munro P, Jeung A. Evaluation of IsoCal geometric calibration system for Varian linacs equipped with on-board imager and electronic portal imaging device imaging systems. J Appl Clin Med Phys 15(3):4688, 2014. e-Pub 5/8/2014. PMID: 24892342.
4. Li X, Quan EM, Li Y, Pan X, Zhou Y, Wang X, Du W, Kudchadker RJ, Johnson JL, Kuban DA, Lee AK, Zhang X. A fully automated method for CT-on-rails-guided online adaptive planning for prostate cancer intensity modulated radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 86(5):835-41, 8/1/2013. e-Pub 5/29/2013. PMID: 23726001.
5. Pair ML, Du W, Rojas HD, Kanke JE, McGuire SE, Lee AK, Kuban DA, Kudchadker RJ. Dosimetric effects of weight loss or gain during volumetric modulated arc therapy and intensity-modulated radiation therapy for prostate cancer. Med Dosim 38(3):251-4, 2013. e-Pub 3/26/2013. PMID: 23540491.
6. 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):2156-62, 4/2012. PMID: 22482636.
7. Likhacheva A, Palmer M, Du W, Brown PD, Mahajan A. Intensity modulated radiation therapy class solutions in Philips Pinnacle treatment planning for central nervous system malignancies: standardized, efficient, and effective. Pract Radiat Oncol 2(4):e145-e153, 2012. e-Pub 2012.
8. Du W, Gao S. Measuring the wobble of radiation field centers during gantry rotation and collimator movement on a linear accelerator. Med Phys 38(8):4575-4578, 8/2011.
9. Du W, Yang JN, Chang EL, Luo D, McAleer M, Shiu A, Martel MK. A quality assurance procedure to evaluate cone-beam CT image center congruence with the radiation isocenter of a linear accelerator. J Appl Clin Med Phys 11(4):15-26, 11/2010.
10. Yang JN, Ding X, Du W, Pino R. Model-based calculations of off-axis ratio of conic beams for a dedicated 6MV radiosurgery unit. Med Phys 37(10):5542-5547, 10/2010.
11. Du W, Yang J, Luo D, Martel M. A simple method to quantify the coincidence between portal image graticules and radiation field centers or radiation isocenter. Med Phys 37(5):2256-2263, 5/2010. PMID: 20527559.
12. Du W, Yang JN. A robust Hough transform algorithm for determining the radiation field centers of circular and rectangular fields with subpixel accuracy. Phys Med Biol 54:555-567, 2/2009.
13. Wang X, Du W, Smith S, Stovall M, Buchholz T, Salehpour M. The radiation exposure from portal images during the course of breast radiotherapy. Am J Clin Oncol 31(4):345-351, 8/2008.
14. Du W, Karczmar GS, Uftring SJ, Du YP. Anatomical and functional brain imaging using high-resolution echo-planar spectroscopic imaging at 1.5 Tesla. NMR Biomed 18:235-241, 2005.
15. Du W, Fan X, Foxley S, Zamora M, River JN, Culp RM, Karczmar GS. Comparison of high-resolution echo-planar spectroscopic imaging with conventional MR imaging of prostate tumors in mice. NMR Biomed 18:285-292, 2005.
16. Medved M, Newstead GM, Fan X, Du W, Du YP, MacEneaney PM, Culp RM, Kelcz F, Olopade OI, Zamora MA, Karczmar GS. Fourier components of inhomogeneously broadened water resonances in breast: a new source of MRI contrast. Magn Reson Med 52:193-196, 2004.
17. Du W, Du YP, Fan X, Zamora MA, Karczmar GS. Reduction of spectral ghost artifacts in high-resolution echo-planar spectroscopic imaging of water and fat resonances. Magn Reson Med 49:1113-1120, 2003.
18. Medved M, Du W, Zamora MA, Fan X, Olopade OI, MacEneaney PM, Newstead G, Karczmar GS. The effect of varying spectral resolution on the quality of high spectral and spatial resolution magnetic resonance images of the breast. J Magn Reson Imaging 18:442-448, 2003.
19. Du W, Du YP, Bick U, Fan X, MacEneaney PM, Zamora MA, Medved M, Karczmar GS. Breast MR imaging with high spectral and spatial resolutions: preliminary experience. Radiology 224(2):577-585, 2002. PMID: 12147859.
20. Du W, Karczmar GS, Pan X. Effects of constant frequency noise in magnetic resonance imaging with non-uniform k-space sampling. Med Phys 29:1832-1838, 2002.
21. Karczmar GS, Du W, Medved M, Bick U, MacEneany P, Du YP, Fan X, Zamora M, Lipton M. Spectrally inhomogeneous effects of contrast agents in breast lesion detected by high spectral and spatial resolution MRI. Acad Radiol 9:S352-354, 2002.
22. Fan X, Du W, MacEneaney PM, Zamora M, Karczmar GS. Structure of the water resonance in small voxels in rat brain detected with high spectral and spatial resolution MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 16:547-552, 2002.

Last updated: 7/28/2014