Suresh B. Rana
Medical Physicist
Selected Scientific Publications
Original Research Articles

Rana S, Zeidan O, Ramirez E, Rains M, Gao J, and Zheng Y. Measurements of lateral penumbra for uniform scanning proton beams
under various beam delivery conditions and comparison to the XiO treatment planning system. Medical Physics 2013; 40 (9):091708.  
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Rana S, Cheng C, et al. Proton therapy vs. VMAT for prostate cancer: a treatment planning study. International Journal of Particle
Therapy;
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Rana S, Rogers K. Dosimetric evaluation of Acuros XB dose calculation algorithm with measurements in predicting doses beyond
different air gap thickness for smaller and larger field sizes. Journal of Medical Physics 2013; 38:9-14.
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Rana S, Rogers K, Pokharel S, Cheng C. Evaluation of Acuros XB algorithm based on RTOG 0813 dosimetric criteria for SBRT lung
treatment with RapidArc. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics;
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Rana S, Rogers K, Lee T, Reed D, Biggs C. Verification and dosimetric impact of Acuros XB Algorithm for Stereotactic Body Radiation
Therapy (SBRT) and RapidArc planning for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients. International Journal of Medical Physics,
Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology 2013; 2:6-14.
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Rana S, Singh H. Impact of heterogeneities on lateral penumbra in uniform scanning proton therapy. International Journal of Cancer
Therapy and Oncology 2013; 1:01026.
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Pokharel S, Rana S, Blikenstaff J, Sadeghi A, Prestidge B. Evaluation of hybrid inverse planning and optimization (HIPO) algorithm for
optimization in real-time, high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy for prostate. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2013; 14:4198.

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Rana S, Cheng C. Feasibility of the partial-single arc technique in RapidArc planning for prostate cancer treatment. Chinese Journal of
Cancer 2013; 32:546-552.
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Rana S, Rogers K, et al. Dosimetric impact of Acuros XB dose calculation algorithm in prostate cancer treatment using RapidArc.
Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics 2013;9:430-5.
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Rana S, Rogers K, Pokharel S, et al. Acuros XB Algorithm vs. Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm: A dosimetric study using
heterogeneous phantom and computed tomography (CT) data sets of esophageal cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Therapy 2013; 4:138-
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Rana S, Rogers K. Radiobiological evaluation of dose calculation algorithms in RapidArc planning of esophageal cancer treatment plans.
Journal of Solid Tumors 2013; 3:44-52.
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Rana S, Rogers K. Radiobiological impact of Acuros XB dose calculation algorithm on low-risk prostate cancer treatment plans created
by RapidArc technique. Austral-Asian Journal of Cancer 2012; 11:181-186.
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Pokharel S, Rana S. Feasibility of Multisolutions Optimization Technique for Real-Time HDR Brachytherapy of Prostate. American
Journal of Cancer Science 2013; 2:135-146.
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Rana SB. Dose prediction accuracy of anisotropic analytical algorithm and pencil beam convolution algorithm beyond high density
heterogeneity interface. South Asian Journal of Cancer 2013; 2:26-30.
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Rana SB, Cheng C. Investigating VMAT planning technique to reduce rectal and bladder dose in prostate cancer treatment plans. Clinical
Cancer Investigation Journal 2013;2:212-7.
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Rana S, Pokharel S. Verification of dose calculation algorithms in a multi-layer heterogeneous phantom using films. Gulf Journal of
Oncology 2013; 1(14):63-9.
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Rana S, Pokharel S. A dosimetric study of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) planning techniques for treatment of low-risk
prostate cancer in patient with bilateral hip prostheses. South Asian Journal of Cancer;
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Rana S, Cheng CY. Radiobiological impact of planning techniques for prostate cancer in terms of tumor control probability and normal
tissue complication probability. Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research;
In Press

Review Article

Rana S. Clinical dosimetric impact of Acuros XB and analytical anisotropic algorithm (AAA) on real lung cancer treatment plans:
review. Int J Cancer Ther Oncol 2014; 2(1):02019.
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Rana SB. Volumetric intensity modulated arc therapy in lung cancer: Current literature review. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal
2013; 2:9-13.
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Commentary Article

Rana S.  Intensity modulated radiation therapy versus volumetric intensity modulated arc therapy. Journal of Medical Radiation Science
2013; 60: 81–83.
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Abstracts/Conference Proceedings

Rana S, Cheng C. Radiobiological Impact of Planning Techniques for Prostate Cancer in Terms of Tumor Control Probability and
Normal Tissue Complication Probability. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2013; 87(2): S694-695.
[Presented at annual meeting of American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in Atlanta, Georgia in September22-25, 2013] .

Rana S, Zeidan O, Ramirez E, Rains M, Gao J, and Zheng Y. Accuracy of XiO Treatment Planning System in Predicting Lateral
Penumbra for Different Air Gap and Compensator Thickness in Uniform Scanning Proton Therapy. Medical Physics 2013; 40 (6):359.
[Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, in August 4-8,
2013].

Rana S, Cheng C. Investigating VMAT Planning Technique to Reduce Rectal and Bladder Dose in Prostate Cancer Treatment Plans.
Medical Physics 2013;40 (6): 346. [Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in
Indianapolis, Indiana, in August 4-8, 2013].

Ramirez E, Zheng Y,
Rana S. Proton Therapy Fiducial Comparison. Medical Physics;40 (6):157. [Presented at annual meeting of
American Associations of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, in August 4-8, 2013].

Zheng Y, Ramirez E,
Rana S, Pankuch M, Mah D, Wong T, Schreuder A. Range Verification for Proton Therapy Systems: A Multi-
Center Study. Medical Physics 2013;40 (6) 235. [Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists in Medicine
(AAPM) in Indianapolis, Indiana, in August 4-8, 2013].

Ramirez E, Rains M,
Rana S, Zheng Y. Manufacturing Accuracy of Range Compensators - Analysis of Over 12,000 Milling Points.
Medical Physics 2013;40(6): 248. [Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in
Indianapolis, Indiana, in August 4-8, 2013].

Pokharel S,
Rana S. Evaluation of Eclipse Electron Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Algorithm in Inhomogeneous Medium. Medical
Physics 2013; 40 (6):328. [Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Indianapolis,
Indiana, in August 4-8, 2013].

Rana S, Rogers K. Dosimetric Evaluation with Heterogeneity in Acuros XB Advanced Dose Calculation Algorithm and Anisotropic
Analytical Algorithm (AAA). Medical Physics 2012; 39(6): 3827. [Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists
in Medicine (AAPM) in Charlotte, North Carolina, in July 29-August 2, 2012].

Rana S, Cheng C, Hibbits, Ahmad S. Dosimetric Evaluation with Heterogeneity in Eclipse Treatment Planning Dose Calculation
Algorithms. Medical Physics 2011; 38 (6):3660. [Presented at annual meeting of American Associations of Physicists in Medicine
(AAPM) in Vancouver, Canada, in July 31-August 4, 2011].

Cheng C,
Rana S, Ahmad S. Nomogram Predictions for Real-Time Intraoperative Prostate Seed Implants. Brahcytherapy 2011; 10(S1):
S88. [Presented at annual meeting of American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) in San Diego, California, in April 14-16, 2011].
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