Wu Liu PhD, DABR

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

Image guided radiotherapy; Tumor motion monitoring and management; Dose reconstruction; Medical image analysis; Ultrasound parametric imaging

Current Projects

tumor motion monitoring and management

Research Summary

Clinical-oriented research on image guided radiotherapy: tumor motion monitoring and management. Dose reconstruction. Medical image analysis.

Applying artificial intelligence techniques to IGRT for margin reduction and adaptive imaging and planning.

Cancer diagnosis & treatment evaluation using advanced ultrasound parametric imaging.

Extensive Research Description


Selected Publications

  • Xie Y, Xing L, Gu J, Liu W. Tissue feature-based intra-fractional motion tracking for stereoscopic x-ray image guided radiotherapy. Physics in medicine and biology. 2013;58(11):3615-30. PubMed PMID: 23648334.
  • Lin WY, Lin SF, Yang SC, Liou SC, Nath R, Liu W. Real-time automatic fiducial marker tracking in low contrast cine-MV images. Medical physics. 2013;40(1):011715:1-7. PubMed PMID: 23298085.
  • Yan H, Li H, Liu Z, Nath R, Liu W. Hybrid MV-kV 3D respiratory motion tracking during radiation therapy with low imaging dose. Physics in medicine and biology. 2012;57(24):8455-69. PubMed PMID: 23202376.
  • Qian J, Xing L, Liu W, Luxton G. Dose verification for respiratory-gated volumetric modulated arc therapy. Physics in medicine and biology. 2011;56(15):4827-38. PubMed PMID: 21753232; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3360016.
  • W. Liu, G. Luxton, and L. Xing, "A Failure Detection Strategy for Intrafraction Prostate Motion Monitoring with On-board Imagers for Fixed-Gantry IMRT," International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 78(3): 904-911, 2010.
  • W. Liu, J. Qian, S. Hancock, L. Xing, and G. Luxton, "Clinical development of a failure detection-based online repositioning strategy for prostate IMRT – experiments, simulation, and dosimetry study" Medical Physics, 37(10): 5287-5297, 2010.
  • W. Liu, R. Wiersma, and L. Xing, "Optimized Hybrid MV-kV Imaging Protocol for Volumetric Prostate Arc Therapy," International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 78(2): 595-604, 2010.
  • J. Qian, L. Lee, W. Liu, K. Chu, E. Mok, G. Luxton, Q. Le, and L. Xing, “Dose Reconstruction for volumetric modulated arc therapy using cone-beam CT and dynamic log-files”, Physics in Medicine & Biology, 55: 3597-3610, 2010
  • W. Liu and J. A. Zagzebski, "Tradeoffs in Data Acquisition and Processing Parameters for Backscatter and Scatterer Size Estimations," IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 57(2): 340-352, 2010.
  • W. Liu, R.D. Wiersma, W. Mao, G. Luxton, and L. Xing, “Real-time 3D internal marker tracking during arc radiotherapy by use of combined MV-kV imaging”, Physics in Medicine & Biology, 53: 7197-7213, 2008


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