The Robotics Institute
RI | Seminar | April 27, 2001

Robotics Institute Seminar, April 27, 2001
Time and Place | Seminar Abstract | Speaker Biography | Speaker Appointments

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy - Texas Style

John E. Bayouth
Department of Radiation Oncology
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Time and Place
1305 Newell-Simon Hall
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm

I will present a discussion of how UTMB began with IMRT (forward planning), the potential benefits of the inverse solution, how one arrives at the inverse solution (specification of dosimetric objectives, determination of the ideal fluence distribution for each beam, segmentation of ideal fluence map into MLC field shapes), and current areas of research.

Speaker Biography
John E. Bayouth received a M.S. degree in Nuclear Engineering from Kansas State University in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science with emphasis in Medical Physics from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. He lived in Pittsburgh for 5 years, holding an Assistant Professorship with the Department of Radiation Oncology at UPMC from 1994-1996, followed by a position as Chief of Medical Physics at Shadyside Hospital (now UPMC Shadyside). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Speaker Appointments
For appointments, please contact the host, Takeo Kanade (

The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.