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Ning J. Yue, Ph.D.


Vice Chairman and Chief of Physics

Tel: 732-253-3985


  • Medical Physics Residency: Thomas Jefferson University
  • Ph.D.        University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.          University of Science and Technology of China

Academic Appointments:

  • Professor


  • Member of AAPM Brachytherapy Subcommittee
  • ASTRO Young Investigater Travel Award: 1998
  • ASTRO Resident of Year: 1996
  • CUSPEA: 1986
  • USTC Guo Moruo Award: 1986
  • Certificate of American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Physics

Research Interests:

  • Image Guided Radiotherapy and Image Registration
  • Brachytherapy
  • Radiobiological Modeling.

Clinical Interests:

  • All aspects of radiation oncology

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications for the Recent 5 Years:

  1. Ning J. Yue, "Energy Spectrum Based Calculation of the Half and the Tenth Value Layers for Brachytherapy Sources Using a Semi-Empirical Parameterized Mass Attenuation Coefficient Formulism", Med. Phys. 35(6): 2286-2293, 2008.
  2. S. Goyal, NJ Yue, R Millevoi, E Kagan, BG Haffty, V Narra, "Improvement in dose homogeneity with electronic tissue compensation over IMRT and conventional RT in whole brain radiotherapy", Radiother Oncol . 2008 Aug; 88 ( 2 ): 196-201.
  3. C Ozhasoglu, CB Saw, H Chen , S Burton, K Komanduri, NJ Yue, MS Huq, DE Heron, "Synchrony - cyberknife respiratory compensation technology", Med Dosim. 33(2):117-23, 2008.
  4. S Chang, J Zhou, Q Liu, DN Metaxas, BG Haffty, SN Kim, SJ Jabbour, NJ Yue, "Registration of lung tissue between fluoroscope and CT images: determination of beam gating parameters in radiotherapy", Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2007;10(Pt 1):751-8.
  5. Ning J. Yue, Sung Kim, Salma Jabbour, Venkat Narra, Bruce G. Haffty, "A strategy to objectively evaluate the necessity of correcting detected target deviations in image guided radiotherapy", Med. Phys., 34(11):4340-4347, 2007.
  6. RN Selvaraj, S Beriwal, RJ Pourarian, RJ Lalonde, A Chen, K Mehta, G Brunner, KA Wagner, NJ Yue, MS Huq, DE Heron, "Clinical Implementation of Tangential Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) Using Sliding Window Technique and Dosimetric Comparison with 3D Conformal Therapy (3DCRT) in Breast Cancer", Med Dosim. 2007 32(4):299-304.
  7. Chuxiong Ding, Xiang Li, M. Saiful Huq, Cheng Saw, Dwight Heron, Ning J. Yue, "The Effect of Respiratory Cycle and Radiation Beam-on Timing on the Dose Distribution of Free-Breathing Breast Treatment Using Dynamic IMRT Technique", Med. Phys., 34(9):3500-3509, 2007.
  8. Ning J. Yue, Xiang Li, Sushil Beriwal, Dwight E. Heron, Marc R. Sontag, M. Saiful Huq, "The intrafraction motion induced dosimetric impacts in breast 3D radiation treatment: A 4DCT based study", Med. Phys., 34(7): 2789-2800, 2007.
  9. Ning J. Yue, Bruce G. Haffty, Jinfeng Yue, "On the assay of brachytherapy sources", Med. Phys., 34(6):1975-1982, 2007.
  10. Ning J. Yue, "Principle and practice of brachytherapy dosimetry", Radiation Measurements , 41 (S1): S22-S27 , 2007.
  11. A. Garsa, R.S. Andrade, D. E. Heron, S. Beriwal, H. Kim, E. Brandner, G. Kuo, H. Chen, K. Gerszten, J. N. Yue, M.S. Huq, J. Lee, R. Lalonde, A. Wu, "Four-dimensional computed tomography-based respiratory-gated whole-abdominal intensity-modulated radiation therapy for ovarian cancer: a feasibility study", Int. J. Gynecol Cancer, 17 (1): 55-60, 2007.
  12. C.B. Saw, Y. Yang, F. Li, N. J. Yue , C. Ding, K. Komanduri, M.S. Huq, D.E. Heron, "Performance Characteristics and Quality Assurance Aspects of Kilovoltage Cone-Beam CT on Medical Linear Accelerator", Med. Dosim., 32(2):80-5. 2007.
  13. RN Selvaraj, A Bhatnager, S Beriwal, MS Huq, DE Heron, D Sonnik, E Brandner, R Sugent, R. Mogus, M Deutsch, K Gerszten, A Wu, S Kalnicki, NJ Yue , C Saw, "Breast Skin Doses From Brachytherapy Using MammoSite HDR, Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, and Tangential Fields Techniques", Technol Cancer Res Treat., 6(1): 17-22, 2007.
  14. Weihua Fu, Yong Yang, Xiang Li, Dwight E. Heron, M. Saiful Huq, Ning J. Yue, “ Dosimetric effects of patient rotational setup errors on prostate IMRT treatments ”, Phys. Med. Biol., 51: 5321-5331, 2006.
  15. Haijun Song, Dante E. Roa, Ning Yue , Francesco d'Errico, Zhe Chen, Ravinder Nath, “ Application of Gafchromic film in the dosimetry of an intravascular brachytherapy source ”, Medical Physics, Vol. 33(7):2519-24, 2006.
  16. Haijun Song, Munir Ahmad, Jun Deng, Zhe Chen, Ning J. Yue , Ravidner Nath, “ Limitations of silicon diodes for clinical electron dosimetry ”, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2006.
  17. Edward Brandner, Dwight E. Heron, Andrew Wu, M. Saiful Huq, Ning J. Yue , Hank Chen, “ Localizing moving targets and organs using motion-managed CTs ”, Medical Dosimetry, 31 (2): 134-40, 2006.
  18. Ning J. Yue , Jonathan Mori, Ravinder Nath, Dwight E. Heron, M. Saiful Huq, “External Beam Radiotherapy Boosts to Reduce the Impacts Caused by Edema in Prostate Permanent Seed Implants” , Phys. Med. Biol. , 51, pp 2267-2277, 2006.
  19. Cheng B. Saw, Dwight E. Heron, Ning J.Yue , M. Saiful Huq, “ Cone-beam imaging and respiratory motion (IGRT)-part II.” , Medical Dosimetry, 31(2):89-90, 2006.
  20. Ryan P. Smith, Dwight E. Heron, M. Saiful Huq, Ning J. Yue , “Modern Radiation Treatment Planning and Delivery – From Rontgen to Real Time”, Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America , Vol. 20 (1):45-62, 2006.
  21. Ning J.Yue , Jonathan E. Knisely, Haijun Song, Ravidner Nath “A Method to Implement Full Six-Degree Target Shift Corrections for rigid body in Image-Guided Radiotherapy” , Medical Physics, Vol. 33 (1): 21-31, 2006.
  22. Wayne M. Butler, M. Saiful Huq, Zuofeng Li, Bruce R. Thomadsen, Larry A. DeWerd, Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Michael G. Mitch, Ravinder Nath, Mark J. Rivard, Jeffrey F. Williamson, Ning J. Yue , Marco Zaider, “ Third party Brachytherapy seed calibration and physicist responsibilities ”, Medical Physics, Vol. 33 (1): 247-248, 2006.
  23. Cheng B. Saw, Dwight E. Heron, Ning J. Yue, M. Saiful Huq, “ Cone-beam imaging and respiratory motion (IGRT)-part I. ” , Medical Dosimetry, 31(1):1-2, 2006.
  24. Xuangen Chen, Ning J. Yue , Cheng B. Saw, Dwight E. Heron, David Stefanik , Richard Antemann, M. Saiful Huq, “ A Dose Verification Method Using Monitor Unit Matrix for Dynamic IMRT on Varian Linear Accelerators ”, Phys. Med. Biol. 50, pp. 5641-5652, 2005 .
  25. Ning J. Yue , Dwight E. Heron, Krishna Komanduri, M. Saiful Huq, “Prescription dose of permanent 131Cs seed prostate implants” , Medical Physics, Vol. 32 (8): 2496-2503, 2005.
  26. Ning J. Yue , Ravinder Nath, Kenneth Roberts, “Effects of Vessel Curvature on Dose Distribution in Catheter-based Intravascular Brachytherapy For Various Radionuclides”, Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine, Vol. 5(3), pp 132-135, 2004.
  27. H.S. Singh, Ning J. Yue , N. Azimi, Ravinder Nath, Kenneth B. Roberts, Steven Pfau, “ Relation of clinical success in coronary brachytherapy to dose ”, American Journal of Cardiology, 94(7):847-52, 2004.
  28. Ning Yue , Kenneth Roberts, Haijun Song, Sheida Khosravi, Steven Pfau, Ravinder Nath, “ Optimization of Dose Distributions for Bifurcated Coronary Vessels Treated with Catheter-based Photon and Beta Emitters Using the Simulated Annealing Algorithm” , Medical Physics, Vol 31 (9) , pp 2610-2622 (2004).
  29. Kazuro Iwata, Ning J. Yue , Ravinder Nath “Near-field dosimetry of 125 I sources for interstitial brachytherapy implants using thermoluminescent sheet”, Medical Physics, Vol. 31(12), pp 3406-3416, 2004.
  30. Ravinder Nath, Ning Yue,“ Effects of off-centering on dose uniformity along and around blood vessels undergoing catheter-based intravascularbrachytherapy” , Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine,Vol. 5(2), pp 88-96, 2004.
  31. Kazuro Iwata, Ning J. Yue , Ravinder Nath,“ Two dimensional dosimetry in the near field of the model 200 103 Pd source for interstitial brachytherapy implants using a thermoluminescent sheet”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49, pp 4049-4063, 2004 .
  32. Ning J. Yue , Jonathan P. S. Knisely, Colin Studholme, Zhe Chen, James E. Bond, Ravinder Nath, “ A Technique To Reestablish Dose Distributions For Previously Treated Brain Cancer Patients In External Beam Radiotherap”. Medical Dosimetry, Vol. 29:1, pp 31-41, 2004.
  33. Simran Singh, Kenneth B. Roberts, Ning Yue , Ravinder Nath, Steve E. Pfau, " Brachytherapy for In-Stent Restenosis in General Interventional Practice: A Single Institution's Experience Using Four Radiation Devices" , Cardiovascular Radiation Medicine, Vol. 4: 3, pp 126-132, July-September 2003.
  34. Dante .E. Roa, Haijun Song, Ning Yue , Francesco d'Errico and Ravinder Nath, “ Dosimetric characteristics of the Novoste Beta-Cath Sr/Y-90 source trains at sub-millimeter distances”, Medical Physics, Vol.31(5), pp 1269-1276, 2003.
  35. James E. Bond, Vernon Smith, Ning J. Yue , Jonathan P. Knisely, “Comparison of an Image Registration Technique Based on Normalized Mutual Information with a Standard Method Utilizing Implanted Markers in the Staged Radiosurgical Treatment of Large Arteriovenous Malformations” , International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology&Physics, Vol. 57, No. 4, pp 1150-1158, 2003.
  36. Ning Yue , Kenneth B. Roberts, Steven E. Pfau, and Ravinder Nath, “ Dose distributions in bifurcated coronary vessels treated with catheter-based photon and beta emitters in intravascular brachytherapy ”, Medical Physics, 2003, Vol. 30(7), pp. 1628-1636.