Dr. Rajat J. Kudchadker
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics
- Radiation Dosimetry
- Image Guided Radiation Therapy
- Image Fusion
- Prostate Brachytherapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
My research is directed at attempting to improve the standard of care in the field of radiation therapy. Even though the field of radiation oncology has progressed extensively in the past ten years, there are several areas that still need improvement. Along with physicians and other staff in the department of Radiation Oncology, we identify and then try and resolve some of these issues.
Depending on the student’s interests, a tutorial with me would provide valuable clinical experience in various areas of radiation oncology and physics.
Bolus electron conformal therapy for the treatment of recurrent inflammatory breast cancer
Evaluation of rectal dose during high-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy for cervical carcinoma
Displacement of periurethral stranded seeds and its dosimetric consequences in prostate brachytherapy
Investigation of dose perturbations and the radiographic visibility of potential fiducials for proton radiation therapy for the prostate
LiF TLD-100 as a dosimeter in high energy proton beam therapy - Can it yield accurate results?
A volumetric trend analysis of the prostate and seminal vesicles during a course of intensity modulated radiation therapy
Students would learn dosimetry, radiation measurement, computation, Monte Carlo techniques, etc. while working on projects with me.
Sha RL, Reddy PY, Rao R, Muralidhar KR, Kudchadker RJ. Evaluation of rectal dose during high-dose rate intracavitary brachytherapy for cervical carcinoma. Med Dosim 36(4):377-82, 2011. e-Pub 12/2010.
Vassiliev ON, Kudchadker RJ, Swanson DA, Bruno TL, van Vulpen M, Frank SJ. Displacement of periurethral stranded seeds and its dosimetric consequences in prostate brachytherapy. Brachytherapy 10(5):401-408, Sep-Oct, 9/2011. e-Pub 2/2011.
Huang JY, Newhauser WD, Zhu XR, Lee AK, Kudchadker RJ. Investigation of dose perturbations and the radiographic visibility of potential fiducials for proton radiation therapy of the prostate. Phys Med Biol 56(16):5287-302, 8/2011. e-Pub 7/2011. PMCID: PMC3171138.
Frank SJ, Kudchadker RJ, Kuban DA, De Crevoisier R, Lee AK, Cheung RM, Choi S, Tucker SL, Dong L. A volumetric trend analysis of the prostate and seminal vesicles during a course of intensity modulated radiation therapy. Am J Clin Oncol 33(2):173-175. 4/2010.
Program in Medical Physics
Office: MDA ACBP1.2978 (Unit 1202)
Title: Associate Professor
Ph.D. - University of Missouri - 1996