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
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:

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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