Xin Zhang, Ph.D.
Phone : 501-526-7022
Fax : 501-686-7285
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC INFORMATION
2001 – 2006 Doctor of Philosophy in nuclear and radiology engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
1999-2001 Master of Sciences in Radiological Health Science, ColoradoStateUniversity, Fort Collins,Colorado
1994 – 1996 Master of Science in Microdosimetry, Institute of Radiation Medicine, Beijing, China
1986 – 1990 Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Technology, Hengyang Engineering College, Hunan, China
2006 – 2008 Medical Physics Resident, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
2010 – Present Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
2011-2015 Director of Medical Dosimetry Program, Assistant Professor, College of Health Related Professions, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
2008 – 2010 Instructor, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 – 2015 Instructor, College of Health Related Professions, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Other Professional Appointments and Positions
2001 – 2006 Health Physics Assistant, Office of Radiological Safety, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta,Georgia
2001 – 2006 Research Assistant, Department of Nuclear & Radiological Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
2011-present Application of OSL dosimetry in Linac and Helical Tomotherapy patient QA
2010-present Limitation for small field size QA using difference dosimetry tools
2010-present Gafchromic calibration using red channel scanner
2009-2010 Small field dosimetry for SRS/SRT Using Cones with BrainLAB Iplan and the QA Lucy Phantom
2009-2010 Dose Verification for Total Marrow Irradiation Using Helical Tomotherapy Planned Adaptive
2009-2010 Quality Assurance for Total Marrow Irradiation Using HelicalTomotherapy
2008-2009 Dosimetric Comparison of Linac-IMRT and Helical Tomotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer
2006-current Monthly and annual quality assurance (QA) for medical linear accelerators (LINACs); monthly and annual QA for Tomotherapy unit; monthly and annual QA for GammaKnife; monthly CT/Simulator machine QA; patient-specific Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) QA in LINAC and Helical Tomotherapy (HT); Traditional radiation treatment planning and IMRT radiation treatment planning using Pinnacle; LDR and HDR treatment planning; delivery and QA procedures using Brachyvision; Brainlab SRS and SRT with m3 micro-multileaf collimator and treatment planning using BrainLab Iplan; Weekly chart checking.
2001-2015 Instructor, Medical Dosimetry Physics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2011-2015 Instructor, Clinical Orientation for Medical Dosimetry
2008 BrainLAB iPlan 3.x to 4.x Introductory Training Course, Chicago, IL.
2009 Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion Training Course, Little Rock, AR.
2010 to 2012 Teaching Scholar (two years program), UAMS office of Educational Development
2010 Oncentra treatment planning course, Nucletron, CARTI SVI,Little Rock,AR
2011 Jossey-Bass professional development series for department chairs, CHRP, UAMS, Little Rock, AR
Professional Licensure and Board Certification
2011 American Board of Radiology
2007 CARTI/UAMS’s particle accelerator license as a Qualified Expert and HDR radioactive material license as an Authorized Medical Physicist by Arkansas Department of Health
2008 Authorized Medical Physicist for Performing Gamma Knife Perfexion in UAMS
Professional Society Memberships and Activities
2006-present Americian Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
2011-present American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
Zhang X , Penagaricano J, Moros EG, Corry PM, Ivy A, Yan Y, Ratanatharathorn V; Dosimetric comparison of linac-IMRT and helical Tomotherapy for head and neck cancer. Med Phys, AAPM annual meeting;Minneapolis,Minnesota, Vol. 34, No. 6, Jun 2007. p. 2593.
Zhang X , Penagaricano J, Boyd K, Yan Y, Corry P, Ratanatharathorn V, Moros E; Dose verification for total marrow irradiation using HELICAL TOMOTHERAPY planned adaptive. AAPM annual meeting; July 27-30, 2009;Anaheim, CA. Jun 2009. p. 2568. (Med Phys ).
Yan Y, Dou Y, Penagaricano J, Ratanatharathorn V, Gardner K, Moros E, Corry P, Zhang X , Chao M; Dose summation technology for radiation therapy facilities equipped with heterogeneous planning and delivery systems. AAPM annual meeting; July 27-30, 2009;Anaheim, CA. Jun 2009. p. 2664. (Med Phys ).
Xin Zhang, Ph.D., Calos Velasco, Ph.D, Yulong Yan, Ph.D., Peter M Corry, Ph.D, Vaneerat Ratanatharathorn, M.D. and Eduardo G Moros, Ph.D. Quality Assurance for small SRS photon field using LUCY phantom on BrainLab iplan. Medical Physics AAPM Annual Meeting ,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, Vol 37, No 6, p 3253, June 2010.
Yiping Dou, Ph.D., Yulong Yan, Ph.D, Calos, Velasco, Ph.D, Xin Zhang, Ph.D., Ming Chao, Ph.D, Eun young, Han, Ph.D., Eduardo G Moros, Ph.D. A digital QA soultuion using 2D ion chamber array. Medical Physics AAPM Annual Meeting ,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, Vol 37, No 6, p 3254, June 2010.
Eunyoung Han, Ph.D., Xin Zhang, Ph.D, Calos, Velasco, Ph.D, Eduardo G Moros. The impact of Linac static jaw setting on dose output from small field SRS/SRT using an add-on micro-multileaf collimator. Medical Physics AAPM Annual Meeting ,Philadelphia,Pennsylvania, Vol 37, No 6, p 3310, June 2010.
Y Yan, J Penagaricano, P Corry, E Moros, K Gardner, EY Han, X Zhang, M Chao, Robert J. Griffin, V Ratanatharathorn. Spatially fractionated radiation therapy (GRID) using a TomoTherapy Unit. Medical Physics AAPM Annual Meeting,Vancouver,BC. Vol38, No 6, P3369, June 2011.
X Zhang, Y Yan,S Sharma, P Corry, V Ratanatharathorn, E Moros. A dosimetric Study of Gafachromic EBT2 film for small field size stereotactiv radiosurgery QA. Medical Physics AAPM annual meeting,Vancouver,BC. Vol 38, No. 6, p3612. June 2011.
Han EY, Zhang X, Yan Y, Sharma S, Penagaricano J, Moros EG, and Corry PM.Static jaw collimation settings to minimize radiation dose to normal brain tissue during stereotactic radiosurgery. Med Dosim. In print
Zhang X, Penagaricano J, Moros EG, Corry PM, Yan Y, Ratanatharathorn V. Dosimetric comparison of Helical Tomotherapy and Linac-IMRT treatment plans for head and neck cancer patients. Med Dosim, Vol 35 No.4, pp 264-268, 2010
Wang C-K, Zhang X , Gifford I, Burgett E, Adams V, Al-Sheikhley M; Experimental validation of the new nanodosimetry-based cell survival model for mixed neutron and gamma-ray irradiations. Phys Med Biol 2007 52 N367-N374.
Wang C-K, Zhang X ; A nanodosimetry-based linear–quadratic model of cell survival for mixed-LET radiation. Phys Med Biol 2006 51 6087-6098.
Burgett E, Wang C, Zhang X , Al-Sheikhly M, Adams V, Gifford I; A high LET neutron irradiation facility for biological samples at the MUTR . Trans. American Nuclear Society 2006 94 535-536.
Wang C-K, Zhang X; Compound dural radiation action theory for Cf brachytherapy. Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2004 110 801-806.
Durham JS, Zhang X , Payne F, Akselrod MS; Design of a finger ring extemity dosimeter based on OSL readout of aluminum oxide. Radiat Prot Dosimetry 2002 101 65-68.
Zhang X , Zheng WZ, Gong YF; An irradiated model for radiobiological studies with a-particles (Chinese). Radiation Protection 1996 16 (3): 192-202.
Tan MH, Zheng WZ, Shen CY, Zhang X; A low-background Ge(Li)-Nal(Tl) anticoincidence gamma-ray spectrometer (Chinese). Radiation Protection 1994 14 (6): 416-422.
Shen CY, Wei T, Tang MH, Zhang X, Ye CQ; Deducting background automatically with measuring y spectrum (Chinese). Radiation Protection 1994 14 (2): 148-153.