Masters Theses And Doctoral Dissertations Lsu

MS Theses and PhD Dissertations 

Listed here are the MS Theses and PhD Dissertations for our graduates. This list includes all graduates since 2007 when the Program first received CAMPEP accreditation. The MS theses and PhD dissertations for graduates prior to 2007 can be found on the LSU Digital Commons.

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Year

StudentAdvisorTitlePDF Link
2017

Phillip Wall, MS

FontenotDatabase Plan Quality Impact on Knowledge-based Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning of Prostate Cancer Link
2016

Erin Chambers,

MS

CarverDesign of a Passive Intensity Modulation Device for Bolus Electron Conformal Therapy 
2016Desmond Fernandez, MSFontenotInterplay Effects in Highly Modulated Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Lung Cases Treated with Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Link
2016

David Heins,

MS

R. ZhangComparison of Advanced Radiotherapy Techniques for Post-Mastectomy Breast Cancer Patients Link
2015

Andrew Halloran,

MS

NewhauserDosimetric Advantages of Personalized Phantoms for Quality Assurance and Research Link
2015Garrett Pitcher, PhDHogstromDesign and Validation of a Prototype Collimation System with Reduced Applicator Weights for Elekta Electron Therapy Beams Link
2015Nicholas Petersen, MSR. ZhangImpact of MLC Configuration Parameters on the Dosimetric Acccuracy of 6-MV IMRT Treatment Plans Link
2015Runyon Colie Woods, MSFontenotComparison of 3D and 4D CBCT for the Localization of Moving TargetsLink
2015Hatim Chafi, MSJiaMagnetic Resonance Elastography of the Brain Using an Ergonomic Driver: Assessment of Scan-Rescan Reproducibility Link
2015Ryan Schurr, MSJiaZ-Spectral Modeling for Magnetization Transfer Ratio Asymmetry Calculations in Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer MRI at 3 Tesla Link
2015Anthony Mazza, MSVassilievThe Development of a Novel Silicon On Insulator Microdosimeter with Sensitive Volumes Modeled After Living Cells Link
2014

Derek Freund,

MS

R. ZhangRisk of post-irradiation necrosis in pediatric brain cancer patients: Proton versus photon therapy planning comparison and predictive risk evaluation. Link
2014

David Byrd,

MS

WangTube Current Modulated Computed Tomography Effective Dose and Size Specific Organ Dose Estimates with ImPACT: Total Scan versus Slice by Slice Parameters for Urogram Protocols Link
2014Margaret Hernandez, MSR. ZhangA Treatment Planning Comparison of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy and Proton Therapy for a Sample of Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Post-Mastectomy Radiotherapy Link
2014Bart Morris, MSFontenotAn Efficient Approach to EPID Transit DosimetryLink
2014Ben Rusk, MSCarverA Dosimetric Comparison of Copper and Cerrobend Electron InsertsLink
2014Melissa Lamberto, MSK. MatthewsA Feasibility Study of Ultra-Short Echo Time MRI for Positive Contrast Visualization of Prostate Brachytherapy Permanent Seed Implants for Post-Implant Dosimetry Link
2013Adam Watts, MSGibbonsA Secondary Monitor Unit Calculation Algorithm using Superposition of Symmetric, Open Fields for IMRT Plans Link
2013David McLaughlin, MSHogstromEnergy Spectra Comparisons for Matched Clinical Electron Beams on Elekta Linear Accelerators using a Permanent Magnet Spectrometer Link
2013Lydia Wilson, MSNewhauserSimple and Fast Reconstruction of 6 MV Radiotherapy Doses to the Whole BodyLink
2013Kendrick Williams, MSK. MatthewsAssessment of Detection and Characterization of Simulated Lung Nodules with Low-Dose CT Link
2013Jean-Paul Grenier, MSFontenotEvaluation of an Automated Delivery Verification System for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Treatments Link
2013Diane Alvarez, MSHogstromImpact of IUdR in Rat 9L Glioma Cell Survival for 25-35 keV Photo-Activated Auger Electron Therapy Link
2013Justin Silkwood, MSShikhalievSpectral Breast CT: Effects of Adaptive Filtration on CT Numbers, CT Noise, CNR and CT Dose Link
2012Charles Wilson IV,  MSWangLouisiana's Suitability for a Low-level Radioactive Waste StorageLink
2012Justin LeBlanc,  MSHogstromElekta Electron Scattering Foil DesignLink
2012Nels Knutson,  MSFontenotProton Beam Dose Calculation in Heterogeneous MediaLink
2012Jeffrey Kemp,  MSPriceMCVCT for Treatment Planning of Shielded Gynecological ApplicatorsLink
2012Guy Harris, MSParkerMonte Carlo Modeling of Elekta Treatment HeadLink
2012Geoffrey Nichols,  MSFontenotElekta Treatment Planning StudyLink
2012

Ryan Posey, 

MS

NewhauserUtilization of Machined Skin Collimation for Electron TherapyLink
2012John Chapman,  MSFontenotDose Calculation for Proton Beams from a Dielectric Wall AcceleratorLink

2011

Matthew Roberts, MS

Parker

Comparison of TLD Dose and Reconstructed Dose for Post-Mastectomy Radiation Therapy with TomoTherapy

Link

2011

Matthew Sutton,  MS

K. Matthews

Delivery accuracy of Image Guided Radiation Therapy Using Elekta Infinity's On-Board Imaging

Link

2011

James Kavanaugh, MS

Hogstrom

Evaluation of the Pencil Beam Algorithm and Pencil Beam Redefinition Algorithm for Bolus Electron Conformal Therapy Dose Computation

Link

2011

Shannon Fritz,  PhD

Shikhaliev

Characterization of Photon Counting CZT Detectors for Medical X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy

Link

2011

Gordon Mancuso,  MS

Fontenot

Evaluation of Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Patient Specific Quality Assurance

Link

2011

Bobby Matthews,  MS

Price

Development of a Monte Carlo Based Correction Strategy for a TG-43 Based Brachytherapy Treatment Planning System to Account for Applicator Inhomogeneities

Link

2010

Catherine Batte,  MS

Parker

Accuracy of SRS Dose Delivery Using the TomoTherapy Hi-Art System

Link

2010

Catherine Talbert, MS

Fontenot

Comprehensive Study of Parameters for Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) Treatment Planning

Link

2010

Peter Petrek, MS

Shikhaliev

Positron Autoradiography for Intravascular Vulnerable Plaque Imaging

Link

2010

Chad Robertson, MS

Price

Prototype Electron Phantom for Radiographic and Radiochromic Film Dosimetry

Link

2009

Todd Racine, MS

Gibbons

Investigations of the Energy Variation on a TomoTherapy HI-ART II Using an Aluminum Stepwedge

Link

2009

John Eley, MS

Hogstrom

Segmented Field Electron Conformal Therapy with an Electron Multi-leaf Collimator

Link

2009

Olivier Blasi, MS

Fontenot

Comparison of Helical Tomotherapy and Mixed Beam Treatment Plans for Superficial Head and Neck Cancer

Link

2009

Ricky Hesston, MS

Gibbons

Dosimetric Evaluation of a Delivery Verification and Dose Reconstruction Method for Helical Tomotherapy

Link

2009

Shima Ito, MS

Parker

Impact of Intrafraction Motion on Post-Mastectomy TomoTherapy of the Chest Wall

Link

2008

Christopher Welch, MS

K. Matthews

Computed Tomography Imaging to Quantify Iodine Distribution in IUdR-Labeled DNA

Link

2008

Jason Matney,  MS

Parker

Determination of CTV-to-ITV Margins for Free-Breathing Respiratory-Gated Treatments Using 4DCT and the Novalis ExacTrac Gating System with Implanted Fiducials

Link

2008

David Perrin, MS

Hogstrom

Segmented Field Electron Conformal Therapy Planning Algorithm

Link

2008

Andrew Morrow,  MS

K. Matthews

PET/CT Detectability and Classification of Simulated Pulmonary Nodules Using an SUV Correction Scheme

Link

2008

Scott Oves, MS

Hogstrom

Dosimetry Intercomparison using a 35-keV Synchrotron Beam

Link

2007

William Hill, MS

K. Matthews

Experimental Investigation of an Electronically Collimated Radiation Detector for Location of Gamma-Ray Sources

Link

2007

Justin Vinci, MS

Hogstrom

Accuracy of Cranial Coplanar Beam Therapy with BrainLAB ExacTrac Image Guidance

Link

2007

Allen Beardmore,  MS

Rosen

Evaluation of MVCT Images with Skin Collimation for Electron Treatment Planning

Link

2007

Koren Smith, MS

Gibbons

Investigation of Superficial Dose from a Static TomoTherapy Beam

Link

2007

Adam Lackie, MS

K. Matthews

Directional Algorithm for an electronically-collimated radiation detector

Link

 

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Personalized Normative Feedback for College Student Condom Use, Sonia Mahesh Shah

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Analytical Solutions and Multiscale Creep Analysis of Functionally Graded Cylindrical Pressure Vessels, Jasem Amjad Ahmed

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Isolation, Detection, and Prevention of Foodborne Bacteria in Irrigation Water and Dairy Food, Mohammed Saleemallah Alhejaili

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The Immediate and Extended Effect of Diet and Exercise on Metabolic Flexibility, Timothy Allerton

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