Department of Radiation Oncology

Taoran Li

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Taoran Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiation Oncology

Contact information
Department of Radiation Oncology
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
B.S. (Physics)
Nanjing University, Kuang Yaming Honors School, 2008.
Ph.D. (Medical Physics)
Duke University Medical Center, 2013.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Varian Eclipse treatment planning system including RapidPlan and MCO; Varian Truebeam/STx/Edge and Halcyon treatment delivery system;
Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS);
Knowledge-based treatment planning, automated treatment planning and quality assurance;
Transmission detectors for radiation therapy;

Description of Other Expertise

Patient and staff/trainee education with advanced visual technologies

Description of Research Expertise

Online and offline adaptive radiation therapy;
Advanced and predictive motion management;
Knowledge-based treatment planning, automated treatment planning and quality assurance;
Deformable image registration and dose propagation;
Novel quality assurance for LINAC-based treatment delivery;
Application of novel technologies (VR/AR) in medical and medical physics education

Selected Publications

Taunk NK, Shah NK, Hubley E, Anamalayil S, Trotter JW, Li T: Virtual reality-based simulation improves gynecologic brachytherapy proficiency, engagement, and trainee self-confidence. Brachytherapy 20(4): 695-700, Jul-Aug 2021.

Nishant K Shah, Taoran Li, Jacob Trotter, Emily Hubley, Shibu Anamalayil, Neil Taunk: PLEN01 Presentation Time: 1: 15 PM: Virtual Reality-Based Simulation Improves Gynecologic Brachytherapy Proficiency, Engagement, and Trainee Self-Confidence. Brachytherapy 20(3, supplement): S32, May 2021 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brachy.2021.06.044.

Zou W, Kurtz G, Nakib M, Burgdorf B, Alp M, Li T, Lustig R, Xiao Y, Dong L, Kassaee A, Alonso-Basanta M: A Probability-Based Investigation on the Setup Robustness of Pencil-beam Proton Radiation Therapy for Skull-Base Meningioma. Int J Part Ther 7(3): 34-45, Jan 2021.

T Cui, I Vergalasova, H Liu, M Alonso-Basanta, L Dong, J Li, K Nie, W Shi, B Teo, Y Yu, N Yue, J Zou, T Li: Impact of Machine Uncertainties on Dosimetric Robustness of Modern-Day Stereotactic Radiosurgery Techniques. Med Phys 06 2021.

A Haertter, E Hubley, S Yoon, T Li W Gu, C Kennedy: Daily Portal Exit Dosimetry Images as A Way to Monitor Interfractional Dosimetric Variation: A Feasibility Study. Med Phys 48(6), 06 2021.

Lin H, Xiao H, Dong L, Teo KBK, Zou W, Cai J, Li T.: Deep learning for automatic target volume segmentation in radiation therapy: a review. Quant Imaging Med Surg 2021;11(12):4847-4858. doi: 10.21037/qims-21-168 11 2021.

Yang Sheng, Taoran Li, Yaorong Ge, Hui Lin, Wentao Wang, Lulin Yuan, Q Jackie Wu: A data-driven approach to optimal beam/arc angle selection for liver stereotactic body radiation therapy treatment planning. QUANTITATIVE IMAGING IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY 06 2021 Notes: Equal contribution 1st author.

Neil K Taunk, Taoran Li, Daniel G Petereit, Chirag Shah, Firas Mourtada: In Regard to Dooley et al. Int J Radiat Oncol Bio Phys 03 2021.

Vergalasova I, Li T, Cai J: Universal implementation of automated treatment planning software will be detrimental to future generations of trainees. Med Phys 48(7): 3409-3412, 07 2021.

T Li, N Shah, E Hubley, S Anamalayil, N Taunk: Enhancing Brachytherapy Education with Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Video Technology: Best Practice and Preliminary Outcome. Med Phys 48(6), 06 2021.

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