Research

Risk Assessment

  • TG-100 Approach: Failure Mode and Effiects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) 
  • Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (HFMEA)
  • System-Theorectic Process Analysis (STPA)

     Related papers and presentations

  • Jeong-Eun Rah , Ryan P. Manger , Adam D. Yock , Gwe-Ya Kim, A comparison of two prospective risk analysis methods: traditional FMEA and a modified Healthcare FMEA, Medical Physics, 43, 6347, 2016
  • Todd Pawlicki, Aubrey Samost, Derek W. Brown, Ryan P. Manger, Gwe-Ya Kim, and Nancy G. Leveson: Application of systems and control theory-based hazard analysis to radiation oncology, Medical Physics 43, 1514, 2016
  • Ryan P. Manger, Adam B. Paxton, Todd Pawlicki and Gwe-Ya Kim: Failure mode and effects analysis and fault tree analysis of surface image guided cranial radiosurgery, Medical Physics 42, 2449, 2015
  • G Kim, Risk Assessment for Radiosurgery, TG 100 Certificate of Completion Course, Session presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • J Lah, R.P. Ryan and G Kim, Evaluating the validity of prospective risk analysis methods: A comparison of traditional FMEA and modified HealthcareFMEA: Oral presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • G Kim, R Manger, T Pawlicki. A Comparison of Two Risk Analysis Techniques for Surface Image Guided Radiosurgery. Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Anaheim, CA, July 12-16, 2015
  • R Manger, T Pawlicki, G Kim. A TG-100 Approach for Quality Improvement of Associated Dosimetry Equipment. Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Anaheim, CA, July 12-16, 2015
  • Ryan Manger, Adam Paxton, Todd Pawlicki, and Gwe-Ya Kim: Risk assessment of surface image guided stereotactic radiosurgery, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 56th Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • R Manger, T Pawlicki, G Kim. A TG-100 Approach for Quality Improvement of Associated Dosimetry Equipment. Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Anaheim, CA, July 12-16, 2015


Radiosurgery

  • Surface Image-Guided Radiosurgery
  • MLC based Radiosurgery

     Related papers and presentations

  • Steven K. M. Lau, Kunal Patel, Teddy Kim, Erik Knipprath, Gwe-Ya Kim,  Laura I. Cerviño, Joshua D. Lawson, Kevin T. Murphy, Parag Sanghvi,  Bob S. Carter, Clark C. Chen, Clinical efficacy and safety of surface imaging guided radiosurgery (SIG-RS) in the treatment of benign skull base tumors, J. Neurooncol, 132, 307-312, 2017
  • Adam Paxton, Ryan Manger, Todd Pawlicki, Gwe-Ya Kim, Evaluation of a surface imaging system's isocenter calibration methods, Journal of applied clinical medical physics, 18:2: 85-91, 2017
  • Adam D. York, Todd Pawlicki, and Gwe-Ya Kim, Prospective treatment plan-specific action limits for real-time intrafractional monitoring in surface image guided radiosurgery, Medical Physics, 43, 4342, 2016
  • Steven K. M. Lau, Kaveh Zakeri, Xiao Zhao, Ruben Carmona, Erik Knipprath, Daniel R. Simpson, Sameer K. Nath, Gwe-Ya Kim, Parag Sanghvi, Jona A. Hattangadi, Clark C. Chen, Kevin T. Murphy: Single-isocenter framless volumetric modulated arc radiosurgery for multiple intracranial metastases, Neurosurgery 77(2), 233-240, 2015
  • Anthony J. Paravati, Ryan Manger, Jasmine D. Nguyen, Sofia Olivares, Gwe-Ya Kim, Kevin T. Murphy:  Initial clinical experience with surface image guided (SIG) radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia, Translational Cancer Research, 3(4), 333-337, 2014
  • Nhat-Long L. Pham, Pranav V. Reddy, James D. Murphy, Parag Sanghvi, Jona A. Hattangadi-Gluth, Grace Gwe-Ya Kim, Laura Cervino, Todd Pawlicki, Kevin T. Murphy: Frameless, real-time, surface imaging-guided radiosurgery update on clinical outcomes for brain metastases, Translational Cancer Research, 3(4), 351-357, 2014
  • Steven K. M. Lau, Xiao Zhao, Ruben Carmona, Erik Knipprath, Daniel R. Simpson, Sameer K. Nath, Gwe-Ya Kim, Jona A. Hattangadi, Clark C. Chen, Kevin T. Murphy: Frameless single-isocenter intensity modulated stereotactic radiosurgery for simultaneous treatment of multiple intracranial metastases, Translational Cancer Research, 3(4), 383-390, 2014
  • A York, T Pawlicki, and G Kim, Prospective treatment plan-specific action limits for real-time intrafractional monitoring in surface image guided radiosurgery, ePoster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • Grace Gwe-Ya Kim, Strategies and technologies for cranial radiosurgery planning: MLC-based Linac, SAM Therapy Educational Course, presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Anaheim, CA, July 12-16, 2015
  • Gwe-Ya Kim, David Schlesinger, Martina Descovich: SRT I. Comparison of SRT Techniques, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 56th Annual Meeting, 2014. 
  • Gwe-Ya Kim: Clinical experience with an open mask SRS system, The SRS/SBRT Scientific Meeting, The Radiosurgery society meeting, 2014
  • Adam Paxton, Ryan Manger, Todd Pawlicki and Gwe-Ya Kim: Advantages of a new surface imaging calibration methods for SRS treatments, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 56th Annual Meeting, 2014.
  • T. Seibert, N.S. White, G. Kim, C.R. McDonald, N. Farid, V. Moiseenko, H. Bartsch, J. Kuperman, D. Holland, A.J Mundt, A.M. Dale, J.A. Hattangadi-Gluth: Distortion inherent to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can lead to geometric miss in radiosurgery planning, American Society for Radiation oncology, 56th Annual Meeting, 2014


Process Improvement

  • Rethinking QA
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Six Sigma Approach

     Related papers and presentations

  • Tobias Eckhaus, Hania Al-Hallaq, Timothy Ritter, John DeMarco, Karl Farrey, Todd Pawlicki, Gwe-Ya Kim, Richard Popple, Vijeshwar Sharma, Mario Perez, SungYong Park, Jeremy Booth, Ryan Thorwarth, and Jean M. Moran, Automating Linear Accelerator Quality Assurance. Medical Physics, 42, 6074, 2015
  • Jeong-Eun Rah, Dongho Shin, Do Hoon Oh, Tae Hyun Kim, and Gwe-Ya Kim: Feasibility study of using statistical process control to customized quality assurance in proton therapy, Medical Physics 41(9), 092105, 2014
  • Taweap Sanghangthum, Sivalee Suriyapee, Gwe-Ya Kim and Todd Pawlicki, A method of setting limits for the purpose of quality assurance, Phys. Med. Biol. 58, 7025-7037, 2013.
  • Jeremy D. P. Hoisak, Todd Pawlicki, Gwe-Ya Kim, Richard Fletcher, Kevin L. Moore: Improving linear accelerator service response with a real-time electronic event reporting system, Journal of Applied clinical medical Physics, Vol. 15, No. 5, 257-264, 2014
  • J Lah, D Shin, and G Kim, Application of Six Sigma approach to improve the efficiency of patient-specific QA in proton therapy, Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA, September 25-28, 2016
  • L Fong de los Santos, L Dong, A Greener, J Johnson, P Johnson, G Kim, J Mechalakos, B Napolitano, S Parker, D Schofield, M Wells, E Yorke, E Ford, Medical physics practices for plan and chart review: Results of AAPM Task Group 275 Survey, Oral presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • J Lah, D Shin, R Manger and G Kim, Application of Six Sigma approach to improve the efficiency of patient-specific QA in proton therapy, Oral presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • J DeMarco, J Moran, M Barnes, P Greer, G Kim B Fraass, W Yang, E McKenzie-Boehnke, Performance of the aS1200 EPID for periodic photon quality assurance, Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • J Lah, D Shin, G Kim, Tolerance Design for Site –Specific Range in Proton Patient QA Process using six-sigma model, Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Anaheim, CA, July 12-16, 2015
  • D Zaks, R Fletcher, S Salamon, G Kim, T Ning, M Cornell, T Pawlicki, L Cervino, Online Framework for Plan tracking and automatic checks in Radaition therapy, Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Anaheim, CA, July 12-16, 2015
  • T.A. Ritter, B. Schultz, G Kim, M Barnes, M. Perez, K Farrey, R, Popple, P Greer and J.M.Moran, Automated EPID-Based 2D measurement of MLC leaf offset as a quality control tool, Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Washington DC, July 31-August 4, 2016
  • Jeong-Eun Rah, Dongho Shin, and Gwe-Ya Kim: Statistical process control for patient-specific QA in proton beams, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 56th Annual Meeting, 2014


Incident Learning System and Safety Culture

  • RO-ILS
  • Departmental Incident Learning System
  • Safety Culture

     Related papers and presentations

  • Douglas A. Rahn, Gwe-Ya Kim, Arno J. Mundt, and Todd Pawlicki: A Real-Time Safety and Quality Reporting System: Assessment of Clinical Data and Staff Participation, Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 90(5), 1202-1207, 2014
  • G Kim, M Taylor, M Cornell, V Bradford, M Collins and T Pawlicki, A Pre-post survey analysis of safety climate with department safety culture workshop, Poster presentation at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, Boston, MA, September 25-28, 2016
  • Grace Gwe-Ya Kim, RCA, AAPM Incident Learning System and RCA Workshop, February 12-14, 2015