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Lori Young, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor


Area(s) of Research Focus:

  • Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dosimetry research in neutron and proton therapy
  • Development of absolute dosimetry measurement methods and procedures for small animal PPRP project
  • Clinical developments of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT)

Education and Training

College: University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Graduate School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected Publications

V.M. Williams, B. Mansoori, L. Young, N.A. Mayr, L.M. Halasz, B.A. Dyer, Simulation-based learning for enhanced gynecologic brachytherapy training among radiation oncology residents, Brachytherapy, DOI 10.1016/j.brachy.2020.08.022(2020).

L. Young, L. Wootton, A.M. Kalet, O. Gopan, F. Yang, S. Day, M. Banitt, J.J. Liao, Dosimetric effects of bolus and lens shielding in treating ocular lymphomas with low-energy electrons, Med Dosim, 44 (2019) 35-42.

O. Gopan, W.P. Smith, A. Chvetsov, K. Hendrickson, A. Kalet, M. Kim, M. Nyflot, M. Phillips, L. Young, A. Novak, J. Zeng, E. Ford, Utilizing simulated errors in radiotherapy plans to quantify the effectiveness of the physics plan review, Med Phys, 45 (2018) 5359-5365.

W.P. Smith, L. Young, M.H. Phillips, M. Cheung, L.M. Halasz, J.K. Rockhill, Clinical Positioning Accuracy for Multisession Stereotactic Radiotherapy With the Gamma Knife Perfexion, Technol Cancer Res Treat, 16 (2017) 893-899.

L. Young, F. Yang, D. Woodworth, Z. McCormick, G. Sandison, Commissioning optically stimulated luminescence in vivo dosimeters for fast neutron therapy, Med Phys, 43 (2016) 314.

L. Young, F. Yang, N. Cao, J. Meyer, Rounded leaf end modeling in Pinnacle VMAT treatment planning for fixed jaw linacs, J Appl Clin Med Phys, 17 (2016) 149-162.

F. Yang, N. Cao, L. Young, J. Howard, W. Logan, T. Arbuckle, P. Sponseller, T. Korssjoen, J. Meyer, E. Ford, Validating FMEA output against incident learning data: A study in stereotactic body radiation therapy, Med Phys, 42 (2015) 2777-2785.

Board Certification

Diplomat of the American Board of Radiology (DABR)

Research Interests

  • Advanced brachytherapy device development and image guidance
  • 3D printed simulation phantoms for brachytherapy training and imaging applications
  • Radiation therapy dosimetry for special patient applications and quality assurance

Clinical Interests

  • HDR Brachytherapy – gynecology, breast, endobronchial
  • LDR Brachytherapy – prostate implants, eye plaques, brain implants
  • Intravascular brachytherapy
  • Optically stimulated luminescence dosimetry applications
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy/surgery – Gamma knife, IR radiocamera

Educational Involvement

  • Co-Director, Brachytherapy Simulation Laboratory
  • Mentor of residents’ brachytherapy rotation
  • Residents’ HDR Gynecology Brachytherapy Workshop

Professional Involvement

  • AAPM Public Education Subcommittee
  • AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program