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Yelin Suh, 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

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St.
Unit Number: 1420
Houston, TX 77030-3722
Room Number: FCT6.5096
Phone: 713-563-2594
Fax: 713-563-2545
Email: ysuh1@mdanderson.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2009 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, PHD, Medical Physics

Postgraduate Training

8/2009-5/2011 Postdoctoral Scholar, Medical Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, Paul Keall

Honors and Awards

2010 The John S. Laughlin Science Council Research Symposium Award, The 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
2004 Young Investigator's Award, The 14th International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR)
2004 Young Medical Physicist's Award, The 29th Korean Society of Medical Physics

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Member, 4/2006-present
American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Member, 10/2011-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Suh Y, Yi B, Shin S, Kim J, Ahn S, Lee S, and Choi E. A feasibility study on the prediction of the target in the lung from the skin motion- animal study. Korean Journal of Medical Physics 13(3):163-168, 2002.
2. Suh Y, Yi B, Shin S, Kim J, Ahn S, Lee S, Choi E, and Suh T. A feasibility study on the abdomen immobilization with air injected balloon blanket. Korean Journal of Medical Physics 13(3):176-180, 2002.
3. Ko Y, Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Lee S, Kim J, Shin S, and Choi E. Optimum segment size for intensity modulated radiation therapy of lung region. Journal of Lung Cancer 3(1):38-42, 3/2004.
4. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, Shin S, and Choi E. Aperture maneuver with compelled breath (AMC) for moving tumors: a feasibility study with a moving phantom. Med Phys 31(4):760-766, http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/31/4/10.1118/1.1650565, 4/2004. PMID: 15124993.
5. Ahn S, Yi B, Suh Y, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, Shin S, and Choi E. A feasibility study on the prediction of tumour location in the lung from skin motion. The British Journal of Radiology 77(919):588-596, http://bjr.birjournals.org/content/77/919/588.long, 7/2004. PMID: 15238406.
6. Ko Y, Suh Y, Ahn S, Lee S, Shin S, Kim J, Choi E, and Yi B. Immobilization effect of air-injected blanket (AIB) for abdomen fixation. Med Phys 32(11):3363-3366, http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/32/11/10.1118/1.2047783, 11/2005. PMID: 16370423.
7. Suh Y, Dieterich S, and Keall PJ. Geometric uncertainty of 2D projection imaging in monitoring 3D tumor motion. Phys Med Biol 52(12):3439-3454, http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9155/52/12/008, 6/2007. e-Pub 5/2007. PMID: 17664553.
8. Lim S, Park SH, Ahn S, Suh Y, Shin S, Lee S, Kim J, Choi E, Yi BY, Kwon SI, Kim S, and Jeung TS. Guiding curve based on the normal breathing as monitored by thermocouple for regular breathing. Med Phys 34(11):4514-4518, http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/34/11/10.1118/1.2795829, 11/2007. PMID: 18072517.
9. Cho B, Suh Y, Dieterich S, Keall PJ. A monoscopic method for real-time tumour tracking using combined occasional x-ray imaging and continuous respiratory monitoring. Phys Med Biol 53(11):2837-2855, http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9155/53/11/006/, 6/7/2008. e-Pub 5/6/2008. PMID: 18460750.
10. Venkat RB, Sawant A, Suh Y, George R, Keall PJ. Development and preliminary evaluation of a prototype audiovisual biofeedback device incorporating a patient-specific guiding waveform. Phys Med Biol 53(11):N197-208, http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9155/53/11/N01/pdf/0031-9155_53_11_N01.pdf, 6/7/2008. e-Pub 5/12/2008. PMID: 18475007.
11. George R, Suh Y, Murphy M, Williamson J, Weiss E, Keall P. On the accuracy of a moving average algorithm for target tracking during radiation therapy treatment delivery. Med Phys 35(6):2356-2365, http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/35/6/10.1118/1.2921131, 6/2008. PMCID: PMC2809720.
12. Suh Y, Dieterich S, Cho B, Keall PJ. An analysis of thoracic and abdominal tumour motion for stereotactic body radiotherapy patients. Phys Med Biol 53(13):3623-3640, http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9155/53/13/016/, 7/7/2008. e-Pub 6/17/2008. PMID: 18560046.
13. Suh Y, Weiss E, Zhong H, Fatyga M, Siebers JV, and Keall PJ. A deliverable four-dimensional intensity-modulated radiation therapy-planning method for dynamic multileaf collimator tumor tracking delivery. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71(5):1526-1536, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360301608006810, 8/2008. PMCID: PMC2600678.
14. Wiersma RD, Riaz N, Dieterich S, Suh Y, and Xing L. Use of MV and kV imager correlation for maintaining continuous real-time 3D internal marker tracking during beam interruptions. Phys Med Biol 54(1):89-103, http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9155/54/1/006/, 1/2009. e-Pub 12/2008. PMID: 19060356.
15. Suh Y, Sawant A, Venkat R, and Keall PJ. Four-dimensional IMRT treatment planning using a DMLC motion-tracking algorithm. Phys Med Biol 54(12):3821-3835, http://iopscience.iop.org/0031-9155/54/12/014/, 6/2009. e-Pub 5/2009. PMID: 19478383.
16. Minn AY, Schellenberg D, Maxim P, Suh Y, McKenna S, Cox B, Dieterich S, Xing L, Graves E, Goodman KA, Chang D, and Koong AC. Pancreatic tumor motion on a single planning 4D-CT does not correlate with intrafraction tumor motion during treatment. Am J Clin Oncol 32(4):364-368, 8/2009. PMID: 19398901.
17. Yoon J, Sawant A, Suh Y, Cho B, Suh T, and Keall PJ. Experimental investigation of a moving averaging algorithm for motion perpendicular to the leaf travel direction in dynamic MLC target tracking. Med Phys 38(7):3924-3931, http://scitation.aip.org/content/aapm/journal/medphys/38/7/10.1118/1.3590384, 7/2011. PMCID: PMC3133804.
18. Suh Y, Murray W, and Keall PJ. IMRT Treatment Planning on 4D Geometries for the Era of Dynamic MLC Tracking. Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:505-515, 2014. e-Pub 12/2013. PMID: 24354751.
19. Hui C, Suh Y, Robertson D, Pan T, Das P, Crane CH, Beddar S. Internal respiratory surrogate in multislice 4D CT using a combination of Fourier transform and anatomical features. Med Phys 42(7):4338-4348, 7/2015. PMID: 26133631.

Abstracts

1. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Prediction of the tumor location in the lung from the skin motion. 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Med Phys 29(6):1240, 2002.
2. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Abdomen immobilization with air injected balloon blanket. The 3rd Korea-Japan Joint Meeting on Medical Physics and The 2nd Asia Oceania Congress of Medical Physics, Gyeongju, Korea:100-102, 2002.
3. Suh Y, Yi B, Lee S, Shin S, Kim J, and Choi E. Forward IMRT of hypopharynx and larynx cancer with metastasis in both supra clavicular lymph nodes. The Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology Et Oncology, Seoul, Korea, 2002.
4. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. A feasibility study on the prediction of the tumor in the lung from the skin motion. The 1st Asian and Oceanic Congress for Radiation Protection (AOCRP), Seoul, Korea:83-84, 2002.
5. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Lee S, Kim S, Shin S, and Choi E. Feasibility study on adaptive field shaping to moving tumor with compelled breath control. Korean Society of Medical Physics, Pusan, Korea:88, 2003.
6. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Adaptive field shaping to moving tumor with the compelled breath control. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 2003.
7. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Lee S, Kim J, Shin S, Shin S, and Choi E. Intra-treatment target motion effects on the minimum segment size of IMRT fields. Korean Society of Medical Physics, Seoul, Korea, 2003.
8. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Objective index for radiation treatment plan evaluation. The Korean Physical Society, Suwon, Korea, 2004.
9. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Visual navigating respiration: a feasibility study. The 14th International Conference on the use of computers in radiation therapy (ICCR), Seoul, Korea:579-581, 2004.
10. Shin D, Huh S, Shin G, Kim I, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Suh Y, and Choi E. Video based intra inter-treatment organ motion monitoring system for whole body stereotactic radiation therapy. The 14th ICCR, Seoul, Korea:621-622, 2004.
11. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, Ko Y, and Choi E. Commissioning and clinical application of ExacTrac x-ray system. The Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology Et Oncology, Seoul, Korea, 2004.
12. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Breathing control with a visual signal for aperture maneuver with controlled breath (AMC). Korean Society of Medical Physics, Seoul, Korea, 2004.
13. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Image guided SRS of lung cancer with ExacTrac system. The 4th S. Takahashi Memorial International Workshop on Three Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy, Nagoya, Japan:119, 2004.
14. Suh Y, Park S, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Image-guided radiotherapy for target localization in prostate cancer with implanted markers. Korean Society of Medical Physics. Suwon, Korea, 2005.
15. Suh Y, Yi B, Ahn S, Kim J, Lee S, Shin S, and Choi E. Guided breathing for aperture maneuver with controlled breath (AMC). 47th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Seattle, Washington; Med Phys 32(6):1923, 2005.
16. Suh Y, Dieterich S, and Keall PJ. Comparison of inline and orthogonal imaging and treatment beam geometries for monitoring the motion of implanted makers. 48th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Orlando, Florida; Med Phys 33(6):2162, 2006.
17. Keall PJ, Suh Y, and Dieterich S. Estimating the uncertainty in tumor position and motion estimates in 4D imaging. 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 66(3):S617, 2006.
18. Suh Y, Dieterich S, and Keall PJ. An algorithm to break patient respiratory tumor motion data into individual cycles. 49th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Med Phys 34(6):2388, 2007.
19. Keall PJ, Langner U, and Suh Y. 4D CT scanning: imaging and planning. 49th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Med Phys 34(6):2581, 2007.
20. Srivastava V, Keall PJ, Sawant A, and Suh Y. Accurate prediction of intra-fraction motion using a modified linear adaptive filter. 49th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Med Phys 34(6):2546, 2007.
21. Suh Y, Keall PJ, and Weiss E. A deliverable 4D IMRT planning method for DMLC tumor tracking delivery. 49th Annual Meeting of the ASTRO, Los Angeles, California; Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(3):S190-S191, 2007.
22. Cho B, Sawant A, Maxim P, Suh Y, Xing L, Loo BW, and Keall PJ. Combining single x-ray and external respiratory signals for real-time target position estimation. The 15th ICCR, Toronto, Canada, 2007.
23. Cho B, Suh Y, Dieterich, and Keall PJ. A monoscopic method for real-time target position estimation combining x-ray imaging and respiratory monitoring. 10th International workshop of electronic portal imaging and positioning devices (EPI2k8), San Francisco, California, 2008.
24. Keall PJ, Suh Y, and Dieterich S. Tumor drift during stereotactic body radiotherapy: a note of caution for pre-treatment imaging as the sole guidance strategy. 10th International workshop of EPI2k8, San Francisco, California, 2008.
25. Suh Y, Papiez L, and Keall PJ. Using respiratory tumor motion as a degree of freedom to improve 4D IMRT plans. 50th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Houston, Texas; Med Phys 35(6):2750, 2008.
26. Cho B, Poulsen P, Suh Y, Dieterich S, Sloutsky A, Mostafavi H, and Keall PJ. Experimental investigation of a monoscopic real-time tumor tracking method combining occasional x-ray imaging and continuous external respiratory monitoring. 50th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Houston, Texas; Med Phys 35(6):2634, 2008.
27. Cho B, Poulsen P, Suh Y, Dieterich S, Sloutsky A, Mostafavi H, and Keall PJ. A trajectory estimation method of moving target from cone beam CT projection images. 50th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Houston, Texas; Med Phys 35(6):2683, 2008.
28. Keall PJ, Cho B, Poulsen P, Sawant A, Suh Y, and Venkat R. Simultaneous tracking and four-dimensional radiotherapy delivery: accounting for spatial and morphological tumor changes. 50th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Houston, Texas; Med Phys 35(6):2913, 2008.
29. Suh Y, Sawant A, Venkat RB, and Keall PJ. 4D IMRT planning based on a DMLC motion tracking algorithm. 50th Annual Meeting of the ASTRO, Boston, Massachusetts; Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 72(1):S619, 2008.
30. Keall PJ, Cho B, Poulsen P, Sawant A, and Suh Y. Locating and targeting moving tumors with radiation beams. Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine and the Australian Biomedical Engineering Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2008.
31. Yoon J, Suh T, Sawant A, Suh Y, Cho B, and Keall PJ. Experimental investigation of moving average algorithm for tracking organ motion. 51st Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Anaheim, California; Med Phys 36(6):2482, 2009.
32. Keall PJ, Cho B, Dieterich S, Poulsen P, Ruan D, Sawant A, and Suh Y. Locating and targeting moving tumors with radiation beams. 51st Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Anaheim, California; Med Phys 36(6):2753, 2009.
33. Suh Y, Cho B, Sawant A, and Keall PJ. 4D treatment delivery to account for motion, rotation, and deformation of tumors and normal tissues. 52nd Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Med Phys 37(6):3423, 2010.
34. Suh Y and Keall PJ. 4D optimization for respiratory phase-dependent IMRT treatment planning. 2011 Joint AAPM/Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists (COMP) Meeting, Vancouver, Canada; Med Phys 38(6):3741, 2011.
35. Suh Y, Swanick SW, Beddar AS, and Crane CH. Duodenal dose sparing with varying stomach volume during IG-IMRT treatment. 55th Annual Meeting of the ASTRO, Atlanta, Georgia; Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 87(2):S54-S55, 10/2013.
36. Beddar S, Suh Y, Wen Z, Das P, Delclos ME, Krishnan S, Minsky B, and Crane CH. 4D and multi-phase breath-hold CT imaging with synchronized intravenous contrast injection for liver tumor delineation. 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference & Workshop on Room-Temperature Semiconductor X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Detectors (NSS/MIC/RTSD), Seoul, Korea, 11/2013.
37. Hui C, Suh Y, Robertson D, Pan T, Das P, Crane C, and Beddar S. Internal respiratory surrogate for 4D CT using Fourier transform and anatomical features. 56th Annual Meeting of the AAPM, Austin, Texas; Med Phys 41(6):572, 2014.

Book Chapters

1. Keall P, Yamamoto T, and Suh Y. Introduction to 4D Motion Modeling and 4D Radiotherapy. In: 4D Modeling and Estimation of Respiratory Motion for Radiation Therapy. Ed(s) Jan Ehrhard and Cristian Lorenz. Springer, 1-21, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-642-36440-2.
2. Dieterich S and Suh Y. Tumor Motion Ranges Due to Respiration and Respiratory Motion Characteristics. In: Robotic radiosurgery: Treating tumors that move with respiration. Ed(s) Harold C. Urschel, Jr., John J. Kresl, James D. Luketich, Lech Papiez, Robert D. Timmerman, and Raymond A. Schulz. Springer, 3-13, 2007. ISBN: 978-3-540-69885-2.

Last updated: 12/4/2015