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Xiujiang John Rong, Ph.D., DABR

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

My research interest has been centered around evaluating/optimizing CT scanner performance and image quality, and managing/optimizing CT clinical protocols for achieveing patient radiation dose reduction.

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1996 University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, PHD, Health Physics
1992 University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO, MS, Health Physics
1984 Peking University, Beijing, China, BS, Nuclear Physics

Postgraduate Training

2001-2003 Residency, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
1997-1999 Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Board Certifications

2004 American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiologic Physics)


Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 8/2006-9/2010

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Zhang D, Rong XJ, Chen WR, Gao F, Xu K, Wu X, Liu H. Impact of Additive Noise on System Performance of a Digital X-ray Imaging System. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 54(1):1-5, 2007.
2. Zhang D, Rong XJ, Chu R, Chen WR, Liu H. DQE Measurements in Magnification X-ray Imaging. Journal of X-ray Sciences and Technology 14:141-150, 2006.
3. Zhang D, Rong XJ, Chu R, Wu X, Liu H. Imaging Characteristics of a High Resolution Computed Radiography System. Journal of X-ray science and technology 14:273-282, 2006.
4. Zhang Q, Rong XJ, Wu X, Li Y, Chen WR, and Liu H. Impacts of Filtration to Contrast - Detail Detectability of an X-ray Imaging System. International Journal of Biomedical Imaging 2006:1-8, 2006.
5. Zhang Q, Li Y, Steele B, Wu X, Chen WR, Rong XJ, and Liu H. Comparison of a CMOS-Based and a CCD-Based Digital X-ray Imaging System: Observer Studies. Journal of Electronic Imaging 14(2):023002-1 to 6, 2005.
6. Rong J, Krugh KT, Shepard J, and Geiser G. Measurement of Focal Spot Size with Slit Camera Using Computed Radiography and Flat-Panel Based Digital Detectors. Medical Physics 30(7):1768-1775, 2003.
7. Rong XJ, Shaw C, Johnston DA, Lemacks MR, Liu X, Whitman GJ, Dryden MJ, Stephens TW, Thompson SK, Krugh KT and Lai CJ. Microcalcification Detectability for Four Mammographic Detectors: Flat-Panel, CCD, CR, and Screen/Film. Medical Physics 29(9):2052-2061, 2002.
8. Rong XJ, Shaw C, Liu X, Lemacks MR, and Thompson SK. Comparison of An Amorphous Silicon/Cesium Iodide Flat-Panel Digital Chest Radiography System with Screen/Film and Computed Radiography Systems - A Contrast Detail Phantom Study. Medical Physics 28(11):2328-2335, 2001.
9. Maolinbay M, El-Mohri Y, Antonuk LE, Jee K-W, Nassif S, Rong XJ, and Zhao Q. Additive Noise Properties of Active Matrix Flat-Panel Imagers. Medical Physics 27(8):1841-1854, 2000.
10. Antonuk LE, Jee K-W, El-Mohri Y, Maolinbay M, Nassif S, Rong XJ, Zhao Q, Siewerson JH, Street RA, and Shah KS. Strategies to Improve the Signal and Noise Performance of Active Matrix, Flat Panel Imagers for Diagnostic X-ray Applications. Medical Physics 27(2):289-306, 2000.

Last updated: 4/7/2015