Vrinda Narayana, PhD
Associate Professor and Chief Physicist, Providence and Assarian Cancer Centers
Vrinda Narayana, PhD:
Associate Professor, Chief Physicist, Providence and Assarian Cancer Centers
Vrinda has been with University of Michigan since 1994. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiologic Physics and by the American Board of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology Physics. She is the Radiation Safety Officer for Providence and Assarian Cancer Centers. She is actively involved in the following professional organizations: American Brachytherapy Society, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, International Association of Medical Physicists and the Great Lakes Chapter of the AAPM.
- High Dose Rate (HDR) brachytherapy
- Low Dose Rate (LDR) brachytherapy
- Prostate implants
- External Beam Therapy
- Conformal Therapy
- Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
- Stereotactic body radiosurgery (SBRT)
- Stereotactic radio surgery (SRS)
- Radiation Safety
- Prostate Implants
- Clinical rotations for physics summer interns
- Prostate Implants
Current Clinical Projects
- Shielding design for Linear accelerator vaults
- Shielding design for HDR vaults
- Commercial treatment planning evaluation and commissioning
- TrueBeam linear accelerator commissioning for external beam treatment, IMRT, SBRT and RapidArc treatments.
E. Chung, M.H.Stenmark, C. Evans, V.Narayana P.W. McLaughlin. “Expansion/De-expansion Tool to Quantify the Accuracy of Prostate Contours” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 83(1) 33-37 (2012).
E. Chung, M.H.Stenmark, C. Evans, V.Narayana P.W. McLaughlin. “Greater Postimplant Swelling in Small-Volume Prostate Glands: Implications for Dosimetry, Treatment Planning and Operating Room Technique” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 82(5) 1944-1948 (2012).
P.W. McLaughlin, C. Evans, M. Feng, V.Narayana. “Radiographic and Anatomic Basis for Prostate Contouring Errors and Methods to improve Prostate Contouring Accuracy” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 76(2) 369-378 (2010).
R. Nath, W.S. Bice, W. M. Butler, Z. Chen, A.S. Meigooni, V. Narayana, M.J. Rivard, Y. Yu. “Task Group – 137: AAPM Recommendations on Dose Prescription and Reporting Methods for Permanent Interstitial Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer” Medical Physics. 36(11) 5310-22 (2009).
P.W. McLaughlin, V. Narayana, C. Pan, S. Troyer, S. Berri, J. Herman, V. Evans and P.L. Roberson. “A Comparison of Day 0 and Day 14 Dosimetry for Permanent Prostate Implants” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 64(1) 144-150 (2006).
P.W. McLaughlin, S. Troyer, S. Berri, V. Narayana, A. Meirowitz, P. L. Roberson, Montie J. “Functional Anatomy of the prostate: Implications for treatment planning” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. accepted, 63(2) 479-491(2005).
P.L. Roberson, P.W. McLaughlin, V. Narayana, S. Troyer, G.V. Hixon, M.L. Kessler, “Use and Uncertainties of Mutual Information for CT/MR Registration Post Permanent Implant of the Prostate,” Medical Physics 32(2) 473-482 (2005).
V. Narayana, S. Troyer V. Evans, R.J. Winfield, P.L. Roberson, P.W. McLaughlin. “A randomized Trial of High and Low Source Strength I-125 Seed Implants” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 61(1) 44-51 (2005).
P.W. Mclaughlin, V. Narayana, A Meriowitz, S. Troyer, P.L. Roberson, R. Gonda Jr., H. Sandler, L. Marsh, T. Lawrence, M. Kessler, “Vessal Sparing Prostate Radiotherapy: Dose limitation to critical erectile vascular structures (Internal pudendal artery and corpus cavernosum) defined by MRI.” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 61(1) 20-31 (2005).
P.W. Mclaughlin, V. Narayana, M. Kessler, D. McShan, S. Troyer, L. Marsh, G. Hixon, P.L. Roberson, “The use of mutual information in registration of CT and MRI datasets post permanent implant” Brachytherapy 3(2) 61-70 (2004).
P.W. Mclaughlin, V. Narayana, D.G. Drake, B.M. Miller, L. Marsh, R.J. Winfield, P.L. Roberson, “A comparison of MRI Pulse sequences in defining the prostate volume post permanent implant” Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 54(3) 703-711(2002).
P.W. Mclaughlin, V. Narayana, M.T. Fields, M.E. Dworzanin, R.J. Winfield, P.L. Roberson, “Radical Limits of Simplicity for Permanent Implantation of the Prostate using I125 “, Radiology 213 839-844 (1999).
V. Narayana, C.G. Orton, "Pulsed Brachytherapy: A formalism to account for the variation in
dose rate of the stepping source" , Med Phys 26(2) (1999).
M.K. Martel, V. Narayana, “Brachytherapy for the next centennial: Utilization of image-based treatment planning”, Radiation Research 150 S178-S188 (1998).
V. Narayana, C.G. Orton, “A generalized extrapolated dose response equation based on the LQ model Volume & kinetics in tumor control and normal tissue complications”, AAPM Symposium proceedings No. 10. 105-116 (1998).
V. Narayana, P.L. Roberson, R.J. Winfield, P.W. Mclaughlin, "Impact of ultrasound and computed tomography prostate volume registration on evaluation of permanent prostate implants", Intl. Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 39(2) 341-346 (1997).
V. Narayana, P.L. Roberson, T. Pu, H. Sandler, R.J. Winfield, P.W. McLaughlin, “Impact of
differences in ultrasound and CT volumes on treatment planning of permanent implants”, Intl.
Journal of Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 37(5) 1181-1185 (1997).
P.L. Roberson, V. Narayana, D.L. McShan, R.J. Winfield, P.W. Mclaughlin, "Source placement
error for permanent implant of the prostate", Medical Physics, 24(2) 251 - 257 (1997).
V. Narayana, P.L. Roberson, R.J. Winfield, M. Kessler, P.W. Mclaughlin, “Optimal placement of radioisotopes for permanent prostate implants”, Radiology, 199 457-460 (1996).
Vrinda Naryana, PhD, Associate Professor and Chief Physicist, Providence and Assarian Cancer Centers
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