Selected Journal Articles:

1. Jian Wu, Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Thomas Mazur, Sasa Mutic, Mark Anastasio, Perry Grigsby, Pierre Vera, Hua Li*, “Treatment Outcome Prediction for Cancer Patients based on Radiomics and Belief Function Theory”, IEEE Trans. on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences (RPMS), Special issue on Machine Learning in Radiation based Medical Sciences, 2018, In Press.

2. Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Thierry Denoeux, Hua Li, and Pierre Vera, “Joint Tumor Segmentation in PET-CT Images using Co-Clustering and Fusion based on Belief Functions”, IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, 2018, In Press.

3. Jian Wu, Thomas Mazur, Su Ruan, Chunfeng Lian, Nalini Daniel, Hilary Lashmett, Laura Ochoa, Imran Zoberi, Mark Anastasio, Michael Gach, Sasa Mutic, Maria Thomas, Hua Li*, “A Deep Boltzmann Machine-Driven Level Set Method for Heart Motion Tracking Using Cine MRI Images“, Medical Image Analysis, 2018, In Press.

4. Steven Dolly, Yang Lou, Mark Anastasio, Hua Li*, “Learning-based Stochastic Object Models for Use in Optimizing Imaging System“, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2018, In Press.

5. Bin Cai, Steven Dolly, Gregory Kamal, Sridhar Yaddanapudi, Baozhou Sun, S Murty Goddu, Sasa Mutic, Hua Li*, “A Feasibility Study of Using the Flat Panel Detector on LINAC for the kV X-ray Generator Test“, Medical Physics, 2018, In Press.

6. Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Thierry Denoeux, Hua Li, Pierre Vera, “Spatial Evidential Clustering with Adaptive Distance Metric for Tumor Segmentation in FDG-PET Images“, IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Engineering, 2018, Jan; 65(1):21-30.

7. B. Fischer-Valuck, L. Henke, O. Green, R. Kashani, S. Acharya, Hua Li, et al. “Two-and-a-half year clinical experience with the world’s first magnetic resonance image-guided radiation therapy system“, Advances in Radiation Oncology, 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.adro.2017.05.006.

8. Sridhar Yaddanapudi, Bin Cai, Taylor Harry, Steven Dolly, Baozhou Sun, Hua Li, Keith Stinson, Camille Noel, Lakshmi Santanam, Todd Pawlicki, Sasa Mutic, S. Goddu, “Rapid Acceptance Testing of Modern Linac using Onboard MV and kV Imaging Systems“, Medical Physics, 2017, 44(7):3393-3406. doi: 10.1002/mp.12294.

9. Kristy K. Brock, Sasa Mutic, Todd R. McNutt, Hua Li, Marc L. Kessler, “Use of Image Registration and Fusion Algorithms and Techniques in Radiotherapy: Report of the AAPM Radiation Therapy Committee Task Group No. 132“, Medical Physics, 2017, 44(7):e43-e76. doi: 10.1002/mp.12256.

10. Hua Li*, Hsin-Chen Chen, Steven Dolly, Harold Li, Benjamin Fischer-Valuck, James Victoria, James Dempsey, Su Ruan, Mark A. Anastasio, Rojano Kashani, Olga Green, Vivian Rodriguez, Hiram Gay, Wade Thorstad, Sasa Mutic, “An Integrated-Model Driven Method for In-treatment Upper Airway Motion Tracking using Cine MRI in Head & Neck Radiation Therapy“, Medical Physics, 2016, Vol.43, No. 8, pp: 4700-4710.

11. Hua Li*, Steven Dolly, Hsin-Chen Chen, Mark A. Anastasio, Daniel A. Low, Harold H. Li, Jeff M. Michalski, Wade L. Thorstad, Hiram Gay, Sasa Mutic, “A Comparative Study Based on Image Quality and Clinical Task Performance for CT Reconstruction Algorithms in Radiotherapy“, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 2016, Vol.17, No.4, pp: 377-390.

12. Steven Dolly, Hsin-Chen Chen, Mark A. Anastasio, Sasa Mutic, Hua Li*, “Practical considerations for noise power spectra estimation for simulation CT in radiation therapy“, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 2016, Vol.17, No.3, pp: 392-407.

13. Hsin-Chen Chen, Jun Tan, Steven Dolly, James Kavanaugh, Mark A. Anastasio, Daniel A. Low, H. Harold Li, Michael Altman, Hiram Gay, Wade Thorstad, Sasa Mutic, Hua Li*, “Automated Contouring Error Detection Based on Supervised Geometric Attribute Distribution Models for Radiation Therapy: A General Strategy“, Medical Physics, 2015, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp:1048-59.

14. Yanle Hu, Leith Rankine, Olga L. Green, Rojano Kashani, H. Harold Li, Hua Li, Roger Nana, Vivian Rodriguez, Lakshmi Santanam, Shmaryu Shvartsman, James Victoria, H. Omar Wooten, James F. Dempsey, Sasa Mutic, “Characterization of the onboard imaging unit for the first clinical magnetic resonance image guided radiation therapy system“, Medical Physics, 2015, Vol. 42, No. 10, pp: 5828-5837.

15. Baozhou Sun, S. Murty Goddu, Sridhar Yaddanapudi, Camille Noel, Hua Li, Bin Cai, James Kavanaugh, Sasa Mutic, “Daily QA of linear accelerators using only EPID and OBI“, Medical Physics, 2015, Vol. 42, No. 10, pp:5584-5594.

16. Kevin Grantham, Hua Li, Tianyu Zhao, Eric Klein, “The Impact of CT scan energy on range calculation in proton therapy planning“, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Vol.16, No.6, 2015, pp:100-109.

17. Michael Altman, James Kavanaugh, Omar Wooten, Green Olga, Todd DeWees, Hiram Gay, Wade Thorstad, Hua Li, Sasa Mutic, “A framework for automated contour quality assurance in radiation therapy including adaptive techniques“, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2015, Vol. 60, pp:5199–5209.

18. Hua Li*, Beth Bottani, Todd DeWees, Daniel Low, Jeff M. Michalski, Sasa Mutic, Jeffrey Bradley, Clifford G. Robinson, “Prospective Study Evaluating the Use of IV contrast on IMRT Treatment Planning for Lung Cancer“, Medical Physics, 2014, Vol. 41, No. 3, 031913.

19. Hua Li*, Lifeng Yu, Mark A. Anastasio, Hsin-Chen Chen, Jun Tan, Hiram Gay, Jeff M. Michalski, Daniel A. Low, Sasa Mutic, “Automatic CT Simulation Optimization for Radiation Therapy: A General Strategy“, Medical Physics, 2014, Vol. 41, No.3, 031708.

20. Hua Li*, Camille Noel, Haijian Chen, Harold Li, Daniel Low, Jeff Michalski, Hiram Gay, Wade Thorstad, Sasa Mutic, “Clinical Evaluation of a Commercial Orthopedic Metal Artifact Reduction Tool for CT Simulations in Radiation Therapy“, Medical Physics, 2012, Vol. 39, No.12, pp:7507-7517.

21. Jun Tan, H. Harold Li, Eric Klein, Hua Li, Parag Parikh, Deshan Yang, “Physical Phantom Studies of Helical Cone-Beam CT with Exact Reconstruction“, Medical Physics, 2012, Vol.39, No. 8, pp:4695-4704.

22. Hua Li*, Camille Noel, Jose Garcia-Ramirez, Daniel Low, Jeffrey Bradley, Clifford Robinson, Sasa Mutic, Parag Parikh, “The Clinical Evaluation of a Novel Amplitude-based Binning Algorithm for 4D CT Reconstruction“, Medical Physics, 2012, Vol.39, No.2, pp: 922-932.

23. Hua Li*, Lifeng Yu, Xin Liu, Cynthia H. McCollough, “Metal Artifact Suppression from Reformatted Projections in Multi-slice Helical CT Using Dual-front Active Contours“, Medical Physics, 2010, Vol.37, No.10, pp:5155-5164.

24. Michael O’Connor, Hua Li, Deborah J. Rhodes, Carrie B. Hruska, Conor Clancy, Richard Vetter, “Comparison of Radiation Exposure and Associated Radiation-Induced Cancer Risks from Mammography and Molecular Imaging of the Breast“, Medical Physics, 2010, Vol.37, No.12, pp:6187-6198.

25. Lifeng Yu, Hua Li, Joel G. Fletcher, Cynthia H. McCollough, “Automatic Selection of Tube Potential for Radiation Dose Reduction in CT: A General Strategy“, Medical Physics, 2010, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp:234-243.

26. Lifeng Yu, Hua Li, J. Muller, James. Kofler, Xin Liu, Andrew Primak, Joel G. Fletcher, Luis Guimaraes, T. Macedo, Cynthia H. McCollough, “Metal Artifact Reduction from Reformatted Projections for Hip Prostheses in Multi-Slice Helical CT: Techniques and Initial Clinical Results“, Investigate Radiology, 2009, Vol. 44, No. 11, pp:691-696.

27. Hua Li*, Wade L. Thorstad, Kenneth J. Biehl, Richard Laforest, Yi Su, Kooresh I. Shoghi, Eric D. Donnelly, Daniel A. Low, Wei Lu, “A Novel PET Head and Neck Tumor Delineation Approach based on Adaptive Region-Growing and Dual-front Active Contours: Simulation and Phantom Studies“, Medical Physics, 2008, Vol. 35, No. 8, pp:3711-3721.

28. Deshan Yang, Hua Li, Daniel Low, Joseph Deasy, Issam Naqa, “A fast inverse consistent deformable image registration method based on symmetric optical flow computation“, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 2008, Vol.53, No.21, pp:6143-6165.

29. Hua Li, Anthony Yezzi, “Vessels as 4D Curves: Global Minimal 4D Paths to 3D Tubular Structure Extraction“, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2007, Vol.26, No.9, pp:1213-1223.

30. Hua Li, Anthony Yezzi, “Local or Global Minima: Flexible Dual-Front Active Contours“, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 2007, Vol.29, No.1, pp:1-14.

31. Hua Li, Anthony Yezzi, Laurent Cohen, “A Novel 3D Brain Tissue Segmentation Approach Using Dual-Front Active Contours with Optional User-Interaction“, Special Issue: Recent Advances in Mathematical Methods for the Analysis of Biomedical Images, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 53186. (Invited Paper)

Selected Conference Proceedings:

1.  Jian Wu, Su Ruan, Thomas Mazur, Nalini Daniel, Hilary Lashmett, Laura Ochoa, Imran Zoberi, Chunfeng Lian, H. Michael Gach, Sasa Mutic, Maria Thomas, Mark Anastasio, Hua Li*, “Heart Motion Tracking on Cine MRI Based on a Deep Boltzmann Machine-Driven Level Set Method”, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI’2018), Washington D.C, 2018, Accepted.

2.  Shenghua He, Mark Anastasio, Hua Li*, “CNN-based automatic plaque characterization for intracoronary optical coherence tomography images”, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference Proceedings, 2018.

3.  Jian Wu, Su Ruan, Hua Li*, “Active Learning with Noise Modeling for Medical Image Annotation”, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI’2018), Washington D.C, 2018, Accepted.

4.  Chunfeng Lian, Hua Li, Pierre Vera, Su Ruan, “Unsupervised Co-Segmentation of Tumor in PET-CT Images Using Belief Functions Based Fusion”, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI’2018), Washington D.C, 2018, Accepted.

5.  Jian Wu, Anqian Guo, Victor S. Sheng, Pengpeng Zhao, Zhiming Cui, Hua Li*, “Adaptive Low-Rank Multi-Label Active Learning for Image Classification”, ACM Multimedia 2017, Oct. 23-27, 2017, Mountain View, CA USA. doi: 10.1145/3123266.3123388.

6.  Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Thierry Denoeux, Hua Li, Pierre Vera, “Tumor Delineation in FDG-PET Images using a new Evidential Clustering Algorithm with Spatial Regularization and Adaptive Distance Metric”, International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI’2017), 2017. doi: 10.1109/ISBI.2017.7950726.

7.  Steven Dolly, Mark Anastasio, Hua Li*, “Task-Based Image Quality Assessment in Radiation Therapy: Initial Characterization and Demonstration with CT Simulation Images”, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference Proceedings, 2017, Proceeding Volume 10136. Oral Presentation, doi:10.1117/12.2254063.

8.  Steven Dolly, Mark Anastasio, Hua Li*, “Learning-based Stochastic Object Models for Use in Optimizing Imaging System”, SPIE Medical Imaging Conference Proceedings, 2017, Proceeding Volume 10132. Oral Presentation, doi:10.1117/12.2254055.

9.  Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Thierry Denoeux, Hua Li, Pierre Vera, “Robust Cancer Treatment Outcome Prediction Dealing with Small-sized and Imbalanced Data from FED-PET Images”, 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI’2016), Oct. 17-21, 2016, Athens, Greece, pp.61-69. Doi:10.1007/978-3-319-46723- 88

10.  Jerome Lapuyade-Lahorgue, Su Ruan, Hua Li, Pierre Vera, “Tumor Segmentation by Fusion of MRI Images Using Copula Based Statistical Methods”, International Conference of Image Processing (ICIP’2016), Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Sept. 2016

11.  Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Thierry Denoeux, Hua Li, Pierre Vera, “Dempster-Shafer Theory based Feature Selection with Sparse Constraint for Outcome Prediction in Cancer Therapy”, 18th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI’2015), Oct. 5-9, 2015, Munich, Germany, LNCS 9351, PP: 695-702.

12.  Hua Li*, Lifeng Yu, Luis S. Guimaraes, Joe G. Fletcher, Cynthia H. McCollough, “Evaluation of dual-front active contour segmentation and metal shadow filling methods on metal artifact reduction in multi-slice helical CT”, SPIE Medical Imaging, Feb 13-18, 2010, Vol. 7622.

13.  Hua Li*, Anthony Yezzi, Laurent Cohen, “3D Multi-branch Tubular Surface and Centerline Extraction With 4D Iterative Key Points”, 12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI’2009), Sept. 20-24, 2009, London, UK, LNCS 5762, pp:1042-1050.

14.  Hua Li*, Lifeng. Yu, Xin. Liu, Cynthia. H. McCollough, “Metal Artifact Suppression from Reformatted Projections in Multi-Slice Helical CT Using Dual-Front Active Contours”, IEEE EMBS’2009, Sept. 2-6, 2009, Minneapolis, MN, USA. (Invited Paper)

15.  Hua Li*, Wade L. Thorstad, Kenneth J. Biehl, Richard Laforest, Yi Su, Kooresh I. Shoghi, Eric D. Donnelly, Daniel A. Low, Wei Lu, “A Novel PET Head and Neck Tumor Delineation Approach based on Adaptive Region-Growing and Dual-front Active Contours”, International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy (ICCR’2007), June 4-7, 2007, Toronto, Canada.

16.  Hua Li*, Anthony Yezzi, “Vessels as 4D Curves: Global Minimal 4D Paths to Extract 3D Tubular Surfaces,” 2006 Conference on Cimputer Vision and Pattern Recognition workshop (CVPRW’06), 2006, pp.82-82, doi: 10.1109/CVPRW.2006.210.

17.  Hua Li*, Anthony Yezzi, “Local or Global Minima: Flexible Dual-Front Active Contours”, International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV’2005) Workshop- “Computer Vision in Biomedical Imaging”, Oct., 2005, Beijing, China, LNCS 3765, pp:356-366. (Best Paper Award)

18.  Hua Li*, Anthony Yezzi, Laurent Cohen, “Fast 3D Brain Segmentation Using Dual-Front Active Contours with Optional User-Interaction”, International Conference of Computer Vision (ICCV’2005) Workshop-“Computer Vision in Biomedical Imaging, Oct., 2005, Beijing, China, LNCS 3765, pp:335-345.

Selected Conference Abstracts:

1. Jian Wu, Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Sasa Mutic, Mark Anastasio, Hiram Gay, Wade Thorstad, Xiaowei Wang, Hua Li*. “Selecting Predictive Geometric Biomarkers for Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment Prediction by Use of Advanced Machine Learning Method”, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2018. (Winner of The Jack Krohmer Junior Investigator Competition)

2. Jan Wu, Su Ruan, Chunfeng Lian, Sasa Mutic, Mark Anastasio, Hua Li*, “Medical Image Annotation with a New Low-Rank Modeling-Based Multi-Label Active Learning Method”, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2018. (Oral Presentation)

3. Jian Wu, Nalini Daniel, Hilary Lashmett, Thomas Mazur, Michael Gach, Laura Ochoa, Imran Zoberi, Su Ruan, Mark Anastasio, Sasa Mutic, Maria Thomas, Hua Li*, “ Deep Boltzmann Machines-Driven Method for In-Treatment Heart Motion Tracking Using Cine MRI”, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) 25th Annual Meeting, Hawaii, April 22-27, 2017. (Oral presentation, <10% acceptance rate)

4. Jian Wu, Thomas Mazur, H. Michael Gach, Nalini Daniel, Hilary Lashmett, Laura Ochoa, Imran Zoberi, Brian McClain, Chunfeng Lian, Su Ruan, Mark Anastasio, Sasa Mutic, Maria Thomas, Hua Li*, Deep Boltzmann Machines-Driven Level Set Method for Heart Motion Tracking Using Cine MRI, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2017. (Oral presentation in Science Council Session on “Big Data, Deep Learning, and AI in Imaging and Radiation Oncology”)

5. Tianyu Zhao, Nilesh Mistry, Andre Ritter, Baozhou Sun, Hua Li, Sasa Mutic, “Evaluation of the Use of Direct Electron Density CT Images in Radiation Therapy”, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2016.(Best in Physics)

6. Hsin-Chen Chen, Steven Dolly, James Victoria, Mark Anastasio, Su Ruan, Daniel A. Low, Harold Li, H. Omar Wooten, James Dempsey, Hiram Gay, Sasa Mutic, Wade Thorstad, Hua Li*, “An Integrated Model-Based Intrafractional Motion Tracking Approach With Dynamic MRI In Head And Neck Radiotherapy”, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2015. (Best in Physics)

7. Chunfeng Lian, Hua Li*, Thierry Denoeux, Hsin-Chen Chen, Clifford Robinson, Pierre Vera, Su Ruan, “Cancer Therapy Outcome Prediction Based On Dempster-Shafer Theory and PET Imaging”, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2015. (A finalist for the John R. Cameron Young Investigator competition)

8. Hsin-Chen Chen, James Kavanaugh, Jun Tan, Steven Dolly, Hiram Gay, Wade Thorstad, Mark Anastasio, Michael Altman, Sasa Mutic, Hua Li*, “A Supervised Framework for Automatic Contour Assessment for Radiotherapy Planning of Head-Neck Cancer”, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2014. (Best in Physics)

 

*Denotes corresponding or senior authorship.