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The Department of Radiological Sciences Graduate Program in Medical Physics is comprised of faculty physicists from both the Department of Radiological Sciences and the Department of Radiation Oncology. With over a century of combined experience in the field of Medical Physics, the faculty governing the program provides both state-of-the-art research opportunities and education experience. The faculty in each department provide mentoring to graduate students who gain experience both in the clinical and scientific realms.

Radiation Oncology

Yong Chen, Ph.D. DABR

Ass​ociate Professor
Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology
Adjunct Professor
Dept. ​Radiological Sciences

Yong-Chen@ouhsc.edu


Academic Section(s):

Medical Radiological Physics Graduate Program


Education:

  • B.Sc., Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M.Sc., Radiation Protection, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M.Sc., Health Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Ph.D., Radiological Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Radiology - Therapy


Fellowship:

Residency in Medical Physics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK


Clinical/Research Interests:

Monte Carlo Simulation in Radiation Therapy, Radiobiology Modeling, Proton Therapy


Select Publications:

  • L. Muller, M. Prusator, S. Ahmad and Y. Chen, A complete workflow for utilizing Monte Carlo toolkits in clinical cases for a Double Scattering proton system, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. Accepted (2018)
     
  • S. Tang, K. Yang, Y. Chen and L. Xiang, X-ray-induced acoustic computed tomography for 3D breast imaging: A simulation study, Medical Physics 45(4) (2018) 1662-1672
     
  • M. Prusator, S. Ahmad and Y. Chen*, TOPAS Simulation of the Mevion S250 compact proton therapy unit, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 18(3) (2017) 88-95
     
  • L. Ren, D. Wu, Y. Li, B. Zheng, Y. Chen, K. Yang and H. Liu, Practical alignment method for x-ray spectral measurement in micro-CT system based on 3D printing technology, Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express Epub (2016) Jul 15
     
  • Dosimetric evaluation of tissue heterogeneity for electronic barchytherapy (EBT) source in high dose rate gynecological (GYN) irradation, William Taylor, Daniel Johnson, Mark Johnson, Salahuddin Ahmad, and Yong Chen*, AIP Conf. Proc. 1747, 020003 (2016); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4954090.
     
  • L. Ren, M. Ghani, D. Wu, B. Zheng, Y. Chen, K. Yang, X. Wu and H. Liu, The impact of spectral filtration onimage quality in micro-CT system, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 17(1) (2016) 301-315
     
  • A. Lau, S. Ahmad and Y. Chen*, A simulation study investigating a Cherenkov material for use with theprompt gamma range verification in proton therapy, Journal of X-ray Science and Technology 24(4) (2016) 565-582
     
  • D. Johnson, Y. Chen and S. Ahmad, Dose and linear energy transfer distributions of primary and secondary particles in carbon ion radiation therapy: A Monte Carlo simulation study in water, Journal of Medical Physics 40(4) (2015) 214-219
     
  • A. Lau, Y. Chen and S. Ahmad, Range verification of proton radiotherapy with prompt gamma rays, Journal of X-ray Science and Technology 21(4) (2013) 507-514
     
  • A. Lau, Y. Chen and S. Ahmad, Yields of positron and positron emitting nuclei for proton and carbon ion radiation therapy: A simulation study with GEANT4, Journal of X-ray Science and Technology 20(3) (2012) 317-329
     
  • Y. Chen* and S. Ahmad, Empirical model estimation of relative biological effectiveness for proton beam therapy , Radiation Protection Dosimetry 149(2) (2012) 116-123
     
  • Y. Chen* and S. Ahmad, Evaluation of inelastic hadronic processes for 250 MeV proton interactions in tissue and iron using GEANT4, Radiation Protection Dosimetry 136(1) (2009) 11-16