Rui Zhangzhang

Associate Professor of Physics

PhD, 2011 - UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Louisiana State University
Department of Physics & Astronomy
443-B Nicholson, Hall, Tower Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001
225-578- 2975 and 225-215-1132

Research Interests

Dr. Zhang is board certified in Therapeutic Physics by the American Board of Radiology. His current research interests include advanced radiotherapy and imaging techniques, clinical research, patient outcome research, Monte Carlo simulations, mathematical modeling.

Selected Publications (*trainee directly supervised)

  • *Freund, D., Zhang, R., Sanders, M., Newhauser, W. D. (2015). Predictive risk of radiation induced cerebral necrosis in pediatric brain cancer patients after VMAT versus proton therapy. Cancers, 7(2), 617–630. 

  • Newhauser, W. D., Zhang, R. (2015). The physics of proton therapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 60(8), R155. 

  • *Hernandez, M., Zhang, R., Sanders, M., Newhauser, W. (2016). A treatment planning comparison of volumetric modulated arc therapy and proton therapy for a sample of breast cancer patients treated with post-mastectomy radiotherapy. Journal of Proton Therapy, 1, 119.

  • *Petersen, N., Perrin, D., Newhauser, W. D., Zhang, R. (2017). Impact of multileaf collimator configuration parameters on the dosimetric accuracy of 6-MV Intensity-Modulated radiation therapy treatment plans. Journal of Medical Physics, 42(3), 151-155.

  • *Yoon, J., *Heins, D., *Zhao, X., Sanders, M., Zhang, R. (2017). Measurement and modeling of out-of-field doses from various advanced post-mastectomy radiotherapy techniques. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62(23), 9039. 

  • Taddei, P. J., Khater, N., Youssef, B., Howell, R. M., Jalbout, W. T., Zhang, R., Geara, F. B., Giebeler, A., Mahajan, A., Mirkovic, D., Newhauser, W.D. (2018). Low-and middle-income countries can reduce risks of subsequent neoplasms by referring pediatric craniospinal cases to centralized proton treatment centers. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 4, 025029. 

  • *Yoon, J., *Xie, Y., Zhang, R. (2018). Evaluation of surface and shallow depth dose reductions using a Superflab bolus during conventional and advanced external beam radiation therapy. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 19(2), 137-143. 

  • Guo, B., Zhang, R. (2018). Statistical Methods for Clinical Trial Designs in the New Era of Cancer Treatment. Biostatistics and Biometrics Open Access Journal, 5(3), 1-3.

  • *Yoon, J., *Xie, Y., *Heins, D., Zhang, R. (2018). Modeling of the metallic port in breast tissue expanders for photon radiotherapy. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 19(3), 205-214.

  • Zhang, R., *Heins, D., Sanders, M., Guo, B., Hogstrom, K. (2018). Evaluation of a mixed beam therapy for post-mastectomy breast cancer patients: bolus electron conformal therapy combined with intensity modulated photon radiotherapy and volumetric modulated arc photon therapy. Medical Physics, 45(7), 2912-2924.

  • *SA, Y., Zhang, R. (2019). An atlas-based method to predict three-dimensional dose distributions for cancer patients who receive radiotherapy. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 64(8): 085016. 

  • *Xie, Y., Bourgeois D., Guo, B., Zhang, R. (2019). Post-mastectomy radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer patients: comparison of advanced techniques. Medical Dosimetry, in press. 

  • *Pandey, A., *SA, Y., Guo, B., Zhang, R. (2019). Feasibility of generating synthetic CT of brain from T1-weighted MRI using a linear mixed-effects regression model. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 5, 047004.