Vasant Kearney, PhD

Vasant Kearney

Educational Background

Medical Physics Residency, University of California, San Francisco (2016 - 2018), Department of Radiation Oncology

Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Arlington, spring 2016, Medical Imaging Track
Dissertation: Computer Vision Algorithm Development and Biomedical Applications

M.S. in Medical Physics, CAMPEP Accredited, San Diego State University, thesis with UC San Diego (2012)
Thesis: Novel Applications of 2D and 3D Deformable Registration in IGRT

B.S. in Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz (2008)
Thesis: Local Structure Studies of Two Novel Materials using EXAFS

Awards and Honors

Best Physics Talk Award
American Association of Physicist in Medicine, Northern California Chapter (Spring 2017)

Dissertation Fellowship
Biomedical Engineering Department Nominated Fellowship (Spring 2016)

GAANN engineering fellowship
Faculty Nominated Biomedical Engineering Fellowship (August 2015)

GAANN engineering fellowship
Faculty Nominated Biomedical Engineering Fellowship (August 2014)

Kelcy L. Warren Award
Endowed engineering scholarship (August 2013)

Norm Baily Award
American Association of Physicist in Medicine, Southern California Chapter (May 2012)

Publications and Patents

PATENTS
Vasant Kearney, Timmy Siauw. (2017) “Methods and Apparatus for Deep Learning-Based Automatic Segmentation on 3D Medical Images.” U.S. Patent Application No. 62574716

Vasant Kearney, Timmy Siauw. (2016) “Systems and Methods for Cloud-Based Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning” Non-Provisional U.S. Patent Application No. 15359415

PUBLICATIONS
Kearney, Vasant, Solberg, T. D., & Valdes, G. (2017). Exposing, Demystifying, and Correcting Statistical Fallacies in Radiation Oncology. International Journal of Radiation Oncology• Biology• Physics, 99(2), S9.

Kearney, Vasant, Cheung, J. P., McGuinness, C., & Solberg, T. D. (2017). CyberArc: a non-coplanar-arc optimization algorithm for CyberKnife. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 62(14), 5777.

Kearney, Vasant, Huang, Y., Mao, W., Yuan, B., & Tang, L. (2017). Canny edge-based deformable image registration. Physics in medicine and biology, 62(3), 966.

Peng, Z., Zhou, J., Dacy, A., Zhao, D., Kearney, Vasant, Zhou, W., ... & Hu, W. (2017). Design of a portable imager for near-infrared visualization of cutaneous wounds. Journal of biomedical optics, 22(1), 016010-016010.

Huang, C. W., Kearney, Vasant, Moeendarbari, S., Jiang, R. Q., Christensen, P., Tekade, R., ... & Hao, Y. W. (2015, June). Hollow Gold Nanoparticals as Biocompatible Radiosensitizer: An In Vitro Proof of Concept Study. In Journal of Nano Research (Vol. 32, pp. 106-112).

Rozario, T., Bereg, S., Yan, Y., Chiu, T., Liu, H., Kearney, Vasant, Mao, W. (2015). An accurate algorithm to match imperfectly matched images for lung tumor detection without markers. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, 16(3).

Kearney, Vasant, Chen, S., Gu, X., Chiu, T., Liu, H., Jiang, L., ... & Mao, W. (2015). Automated landmark-guided deformable image registration. Physics in medicine and biology, 60(1), 101.

Rozario, T., S. Bereg, T. Chiu, H. Liu, Vasant Kearney, L. Jiang, and W. Mao. "SU-EJ-23: An Accurate Algorithm to Match Imperfectly Matched Images for Lung Tumor Detection Without Markers. Medical Physics 41, no. 6 (2014): 159-159

Chiu, T., T. Rozario, S. Bereg, S. Klash, Vasant Kearney, H. Liu, L. Jiang, R. Foster, and W. Mao. TH-E-17A-10: Markerless Lung Tumor Tracking Based On Beams Eye View EPID Images. Medical Physics 41, no. 6 (2014): 574-574.

Cai, Y., Z. Zhong, X. Guo, X. Gu, T. Chiu, Vasant Kearney, H. Liu et al. "TU-A-9A-01: A Precise Deformable Image Registration System Using Feature-Based Irregular Meshes. Medical Physics 41, no. 6 (2014): 447-447.

Kearney, Vasant, X. Gu, S. Chen, L. Jiang, H. Liu, T. Chiu, J. Yordy, L. Nedzi, and W. Mao. "WE-D-9A-02: Automated Landmark-Guided CT to Cone-Beam CT Deformable Image Registration. Medical Physics 41, no. 6 (2014): 500-500.

Zhong, Z., Y. Cai, X. Guo, X. Jia, T. Chiu, Vasant Kearney, H. Liu et al. "WE-D-9A-01: A Novel Mesh-Based Deformable Surface-Contour Registration. Medical Physics 41, no. 6 (2014): 499-500.

Moeendarbari, S., Hao, Y., Huang, C., Christensen, P., Kearney, Vasant, Sun, X., & Mao, W. (2014, March). Raidiotherapy enhancement with hollow gold nanoparticles. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (Vol. 247).

Mao, W., Vasant Kearney, L. Jiang, J. Yordy, and T. Solberg. Real Time 3D Markerless Lung Tumor Tracking. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics 87, no. 2 (2013): S685-S686.

Zhong, Z., Cai, Y., Guo, X., Kearney, Vasant, Jiang, L., Wang, J., ... & Mao, W. (2013). WE‐C‐WAB‐09: A Novel Volumetric Imaging Method Using a Sparse Subset of CBCT Projections. Medical Physics, 40(6), 479-479.

Mao, W., C. Huang, Vasant Kearney, K. Song, P. Christensen, X. Sun, Y. Hao, and T. Solberg. WE‐E‐108‐01: Radiotherapy Enhancement with a Novel Class of Hollow Nanoconstructs. Medical Physics40, no. 6 (2013): 488-488.

Jiang, L., Vasant Kearney, Z. Zhong, J. Yordy, S. Chen, L. Nedzi, T. Solberg, and W. Mao. SU‐E‐T‐629: Initial Results of VMAT Re‐Planning for On‐Line Adaptive Radiotherapy. Medical Physics 40, no. 6 (2013): 350-350.

Kearney, Vasant, L. Jiang, X. Gu, T. Solberg, and W. Mao. SU‐E‐T‐463: A Dosimetric Evaluation of CBCT Guided Intra‐Fractional Adaptive Radiotherapy for VMAT. Medical Physics 40, no. 6 (2013): 312-312.

Kearney, Vasant, L. Jiang, X. Gu, T. Solberg, and W. Mao. TH‐C‐137‐06: An Inter‐Fractional Morphing Aperture Based Reoptimization Tool for Adaptive Radiotherapy. Medical Physics 40, no. 6 (2013): 533-533.

Mao, W., Vasant Kearney, L. Jiang, J. Yordy, and T. Solberg. SU‐C‐103‐04: 3D Tumor Tracking On Vero. Medical Physics 40, no. 6 (2013): 94-94.

Kearney, Vasant Patrick. Novel applications of 2D and 3D deformable registration in image-guided radiation therapy. (2012).

Wang, X., Vasant Kearney, H. Yan, X. Jia, L. Cervino, and S. Jiang. TH‐C‐BRA‐09: Robust 3D Lung Tumor Tracking Using Maximum Likelihood Estimation. Medical Physics 39, no. 6 (2012): 4001-4001.

Kearney, Vasant, X. Wang, X. Gu, H. Yan, X. Zhen, X. Jia, S. Jiang, and L. Cervino. SU‐C‐BRA‐02: Evaluation of 2D DIR from CBCT to 4DCT Projections as a Tool for IGART. Medical Physics 39, no. 6 (2012): 3602-3603.

Kearney, Vasant, X. Wang, X. Jia, S. Jiang, and L. Cervino. SU‐E‐J‐185: 4DCT Geometrical Eigenmode Model for Inter‐Fraction Evaluation of Tumor Regression and Breathing Pattern Changes. Medical Physics 39, no. 6 (2012): 3695-3695.

Cunha, J. Adam M., Vasant Kearney, Vivian K. Weinberg, and Jean Pouliot. Dosimetric Feasibility of Prostate Permanent-Seed Implant Brachytherapy Plans Using Non-Parallel Penile-Bulb-Avoiding Needle Geometries. Brachytherapy 10 (2011): S15-S16. Brachytherapy 10 (2011): S15-S16.