Publications

  1. Howard M, Beltran C, Sarkaria J, Herman MG. Characterization of relative biological effectiveness for conventional radiation therapy: a comparison of clinical 6 MV X-rays and 137Cs. J Radiat Res 2017 Apr 24; 1-6 [Epub ahead of print]
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  2. Mutter RW, Remmes NB, Kahila MM, Hoeft KA, Pafundi DH, Zhang Y, Corbin KS, Park SS, Yan ES, Lemaine V, Boughey JC, Beltran CJ. Initial clinical experience of postmastectomy intensity modulated proton therapy in patients with breast expanders with metallic ports. Pract Radiat Oncol 2016 Dec 16 [Epub ahead of print]
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  3. Cadini F, Bolst D, Guatelli S, Beltran C, Jackson M, Rosenfeld AB. Neutron shielding for a new projected proton therapy facility: A Geant4 simulation study. Phys Med 2016 Dec; 32 (12):1862-1871
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  4. Ahmed SK, Kruse JJ, Beltran C, Laack NN. Highly Conformal Hybrid Forward and Inverse Planned Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Supine Craniospinal Irradiation (CSI): Long-term Results and Implications for Pencil Beam Proton Planning. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2016 Oct 1; 96 (2S):E557
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  5. Fossum C, Beltran C, Ma DJ, Foote RL. Biological Model for Predicting Toxicity in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Treated With Proton Beam Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2016 Oct 1; 96 (2S):E616-E617
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  6. Wan Chan Tseung HS, Ma J, Kreofsky CR, Ma DJ, Beltran C. Clinically Applicable Monte Carlo-based Biological Dose Optimization for the Treatment of Head and Neck Cancers With Spot-Scanning Proton Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2016 Aug 1; 95 (5):1535-43 Epub 2016 Apr 06
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  7. Mundy D, Tryggestad E, Beltran C, Furutani K, Gilson G, Ito S, Johnson J, Kruse J, Remmes N, Tasson A, Whitaker T, Herman M. SU-F-T-169: A Periodic Quality Assurance Program for a Spot-Scanning Proton Treatment Facility. Med Phys 2016 Jun; 43 (6):3500
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  8. Wan H, Tseung C, Beltran C. TU-AB-BRC-09: Fast Dose-Averaged LET and Biological Dose Calculations for Proton Therapy Using Graphics Cards. Med Phys 2016 Jun; 43 (6):3731
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  9. Beltran C, Kamal H. SU-F-T-209: Multicriteria Optimization Algorithm for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Using Pencil Proton Beam Scanning. Med Phys 2016 Jun; 43 (6):3510
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  10. Zheng Y, Flanz J, Mah D, Pankuch M, Beltran C, Robison B, Kreydick B, Schreuder A. SU-F-T-163: Improve Proton Therapy Efficiency: Report of a Workshop. Med Phys 2016 Jun; 43 (6):3499
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  11. Sio TT, Merrell KW, Beltran CJ, Ashman JB, Hoeft KA, Miller RC, Whitaker TJ, Wurgler SK, Tryggestad EJ. Spot-scanned pancreatic stereotactic body proton therapy: A dosimetric feasibility and robustness study. Phys Med 2016 Feb; 32 (2):331-42 Epub 2016 Feb 13
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  12. Augustine KE, Walsh TJ, Beltran CJ, Stoker JB, Mundy DW, Parry MD, Bues M, Fatyga M. Spot scanning proton therapy plan assessment: Design and development of a dose verification application for use in routine clinical practice Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE 2016; 9783:97835S
  13. Anand A, Bues M, Rule WG, Keole SR, Beltran CJ, Yin J, Haddock MG, Hallemeier CL, Miller RC, Ashman JB. Scanning proton beam therapy reduces normal tissue exposure in pelvic radiotherapy for anal cancer. Radiother Oncol 2015 Dec; 117 (3):505-8 Epub 2015 Nov 17
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  14. Courneyea L, Mullins J, Howard M, Foote R, Garces Y, Ma D, Beltran C, Brinkmann D, Pafundi D. Positioning reproducibility with and without rotational corrections for 2 head and neck immobilization systems. Pract Radiat Oncol 2015 Nov-Dec; 5 (6):e575-81 Epub 2015 July 11
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  15. Ma J, Beltran C, Wan Chan Tseung H, Herman M. SU-E-T-681: Robust and Monte Carlo-Based Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy Optimization with GPU Acceleration. Med Phys. 2015 Jun; 42(6):3493.
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  16. Wan Chan Tseung H, Ma J, Ma D, Beltran C. SU-F-BRD-07: Fast Monte Carlo-Based Biological Optimization of Proton Therapy Treatment Plans for Thyroid Tumors. Med Phys. 2015 Jun; 42(6):3527.
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  17. Remmes N, Mundy D, Stoker J, Classic K, Nelson K, Beltran C, Bues M, Kruse J, Herman M. SU-E-T-400: Evaluation of Shielding and Activation at Two Pencil Beam Scanning Proton Facilities. Med Phys. 2015 Jun; 42(6):3425.
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  18. Wan Chan Tseung H, Ma J, Beltran C. A fast GPU-based Monte Carlo simulation of proton transport with detailed modeling of nonelastic interactions. Med Phys 2015 Jun; 42 (6):2967-78
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  19. Ma J, Beltran C, Seum Wan Chan Tseung H, Herman MG. A GPU-accelerated and Monte Carlo-based intensity modulated proton therapy optimization system. Med Phys 2014 Dec; 41 (12):121707
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  20. Grams MP, Wilson ZC, Sio TT, Beltran CJ, Tryggestad EJ, Gupta SK, Blackwell CR, McCollough KP, Sarkaria JN, Furutani KM. Design and characterization of an economical (192)Ir hemi-brain small animal irradiator. Int J Radiat Biol 2014 Oct; 90 (10):936-42 Epub 2014 June 25
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  21. Howard M, Beltran C, Mayo CS, Herman MG. Effects of minimum monitor unit threshold on spot scanning proton plan quality. Med Phys 2014 Sep; 41 (9):091703
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  22. Yu J, Beltran CJ, Herman MG. Implication of spot position error on plan quality and patient safety in pencil-beam-scanning proton therapy. Med Phys 2014 Aug; 41 (8):081706
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  23. Whitaker TJ, Beltran C, Tryggestad E, Bues M, Kruse JJ, Remmes NB, Tasson A, Herman MG. Comparison of two methods for minimizing the effect of delayed charge on the dose delivered with a synchrotron based discrete spot scanning proton beam. Med Phys 2014 Aug; 41 (8):081703
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  24. Beltran C, Jia Y, Slopsema R, Yeung D, Li Z. A simplified methodology to produce Monte Carlo dose distributions in proton therapy. J Appl Clin Med Phys 2014 Jul 08; 15 (4):4413 Epub 2014 July 08
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  25. Courneyea L, Beltran C, Tseung HS, Yu J, Herman MG. Optimizing mini-ridge filter thickness to reduce proton treatment times in a spot-scanning synchrotron system. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):061713
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  26. Remmes N, Courneyea L, Corner S, Beltran C, Stoker J, Kemp B, Kruse J, Herman M. WE-F-16A-02: Design, Fabrication, and Validation of a 3D-Printed Proton Filter for Range Spreading. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):514
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  27. Wan Chan Tseung H, Ma J, Beltran C. MO-A-BRD-10: A Fast and Accurate GPU-Based Proton Transport Monte Carlo Simulation for Validating Proton Therapy Treatment Plans. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):410
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  28. Johnson JE, Beltran C, Herman MG, Kruse JJ. SU-D-BRE-06: Modeling the Dosimetric Effects of Volumetric and Layer-Based Repainting Strategies in Spot Scanning Proton Treatment Plans. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):112-113
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  29. Howard M, Beltran C, Herman M. SU-E-T-552: Minimum Monitor Unit Effects On Plan Quality for Multi-Field Optimized Spot Scanning Proton Therapy. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):354-355
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  30. Tasson A, Beltran C, Laack N, Childs S, Tryggestad E, Whitaker T. SU-E-T-337: Treatment Planning Study of Craniospinal Irradiation with Spot Scanning Proton Therapy. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):302
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  31. Ma J, Wan Chan Tseung H, Beltran C. TH-A-19A-12: A GPU-Accelerated and Monte Carlo-Based Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy Optimization System. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):535-536
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  32. Grams M, Wilson Z, Sio T, Beltran C, Tryggestad E, Gupta S, Blackwell C, McCollough K, Sarkaria J, Furutani K. SU-E-T-457: Design and Characterization of An Economical 192Ir Hemi-Brain Small Animal Irradiator. Med Phys 2014 Jun; 41 (6):331
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  33. Mou B, Beltran CJ, Park SS, Olivier KR, Furutani KM. Feasibility of proton transmission-beam stereotactic ablative radiotherapy versus photon stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for lung tumors: a dosimetric and feasibility study. PLoS One 2014; 9 (6):e98621 Epub 2014 June 02
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  34. Wan Chan Tseung H, Beltran C. A graphics processor-based intranuclear cascade and evaporation simulation. Computer Physics Communications. 2014; 185(7):2029-33.
  35. Whitaker T, Beltran C, Remmes N, Kruse J, Bues M, Tryggestad E, Tasson A, Herman M. SU-E-T-402: Comparison of Two Methods for Minimizing the Effect of Delayed Charge On the Dose Delivered with a Synchrotron Based Discrete Spot Scanning Proton Beam. Med Phys 2013 Jun; 40 (6Part17):297
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  36. Mundy D, Beltran C, Herman M. SU-C-500-07: Material Interface Behavior of the Eclipse Modulated Spot Scanning Proton Algorithm. Med Phys 2013 Jun; 40 (6Part2):89
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  37. Yu J, Beltran C, Herman M. MO-D-108-11: Implication of Spot Position Error On Plan Quality in Pencil-Beam Proton Therapy. Med Phys 2013 Jun; 40 (6Part24):398
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  38. Courneyea L, Tseung HWC, Yu J, Beltran C, Herman M. TU-A-108-09: Reduction of Treatment Times for Breath-Hold Patients in a Spot-Scanning Proton Machine Through the Use of Mini-Ridge Filters. Med Phys 2013 Jun; 40 (6Part25):421
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  39. Beltran C, Fernandez D, Laack N. SU-E-T-665: Investigation of Uniform Planning Margin for Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy of Pediatric Brain Tumors. Med Phys 2013 Jun; 40 (6Part21):359
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  40. Remmes N, Whitaker T, Beltran C, Kruse J, Bues M, Herman M. SU-E-J-30: Intuitive Display Coordinates for Six-Degree-Of-Freedom Treatment Couches. Med Phys 2013 Jun; 40 (6Part7):156
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  41. Pai Panandiker AS, Beltran C, Billups CA, McGregor LM, Furman WL, Davidoff AM. Intensity modulated radiation therapy provides excellent local control in high-risk abdominal neuroblastoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 May; 60(5):761-5. Epub 2012 Sep 28
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  42. DeWire MD, Beltran C, Boop FA, Helton KJ, Ellison DW, McKinnon PJ, Gajjar A, Pai Panandiker AS. Radiation therapy and adjuvant chemotherapy in a patient with a malignant glioneuronal tumor and underlying ataxia telangiectasia: a case report and review of the literature. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Jan 1; 31(1):e12-4. Epub 2012 Jun 11.
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  43. Jia Y, Beltran C, Indelicato DJ, Flampouri S, Li Z, Merchant TE. Proton therapy dose distribution comparison between Monte Carlo and a treatment planning system for pediatric patients with ependymoma. Med Phys. 2012 Aug; 39(8):4742-7.
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  44. Pai Panandiker AS, Sharma S, Naik MH, Wu S, Hua C, Beltran C, Krasin MJ, Merchant TE. Novel assessment of renal motion in children as measured via four-dimensional computed tomography. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Apr 1; 82(5):1771-6. Epub 2011 May 27.
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  45. Pai Panandiker AS, Merchant TE, Beltran C, Wu S, Sharma S, Boop FA, Jenkins JJ, Helton KJ, Wright KD, Broniscer A, Kun LE, Gajjar A. Sequencing of local therapy affects the pattern of treatment failure and survival in children with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors of the central nervous system. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Apr 1; 82(5):1756-63. Epub 2011 May 19
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  46. Beltran C, Roca M, Merchant TE. On the benefits and risks of proton therapy in pediatric craniopharyngioma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Feb 1; 82(2):e281-7. Epub 2011 May 11.
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  47. Beltran C, Gray J, Merchant TE. Intensity-modulated arc therapy for pediatric posterior fossa tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Feb 1; 82(2):e299-304. Epub 2011 May 11.
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  48. Beltran C, Pegram A, Merchant TE. Dosimetric consequences of rotational errors in radiation therapy of pediatric brain tumor patients. Radiother Oncol. 2012 Feb; 102(2):206-9. Epub 2011 Jul 2
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  49. Beltran C. Image quality of an investigational imaging panel for use with the imaging beam line cone-beam CT. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2012; 13(1):3607. Epub 2012 Jan 05.
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  50. Beltran C, Krasin MJ, Merchant TE. Inter- and intrafractional positional uncertainties in pediatric radiotherapy patients with brain and head and neck tumors. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 Mar 15; 79(4):1266-74. Epub 2010 Jun 03.
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  51. Beltran C, Sharma S, Merchant TE. Role of adaptive radiation therapy for pediatric patients with diffuse pontine glioma. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2011; 12(2):3421. Epub 2011 Jan 30.
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  52. Beltran C, Merchant TE. Dependence of intrafraction motion on fraction duration for pediatric patients with brain tumors. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2011; 12(4):3609. Epub 2011 Nov 15.
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  53. Beltran C, Naik M, Merchant TE. Dosimetric effect of target expansion and setup uncertainty during radiation therapy in pediatric craniopharyngioma. Radiother Oncol. 2010 Dec; 97(3):399-403. Epub 2010 Nov 11.
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  54. Beltran C, Naik M, Merchant TE. Dosimetric effect of setup motion and target volume margin reduction in pediatric ependymoma. Radiother Oncol. 2010 Aug; 96(2):216-22. Epub 2010 Mar 27.
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  55. Beltran C, Trussell J, Merchant TE. Dosimetric impact of intrafractional patient motion in pediatric brain tumor patients. Med Dosim. 2010 Spring; 35(1):43-8. Epub 2009 Feb 07.
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  56. Beltran C, Pai Panandiker AS, Krasin MJ, Merchant TE. Daily image-guided localization for neuroblastoma. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2010; 11(4):3388. Epub 2010 Oct 11.
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  57. Kun LE, Beltran C. Radiation therapy for children: evolving technologies in the era of ALARA. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Feb; 39 Suppl 1:S65-70. Epub 2008 Dec 16.
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  58. Beltran C, Lukose R, Gangadharan B, Bani-Hashemi A, Faddegon BA. Image quality & dosimetric property of an investigational imaging beam line MV-CBCT. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2009; 10(3):3023. Epub 2009 Jun 17.
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  59. Beltran C, Herman MG, Davis BJ. Planning target margin calculations for prostate radiotherapy based on intrafraction and interfraction motion using four localization methods. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2008 Jan 1; 70(1):289-95. Epub 2007 Oct 04.
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  60. Beltran C. Study of the longitudinal space charge compensation and longitudinal instability of the ferrite inductive inserts in the Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring. ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing. 2003 Dec.
  61. Beltran C. Longitudinal instability caused by ferrite inductors in Los Alamos Proton Storage Ring. Proton Storage Ring Technical Notes. 2002 Oct.