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Rongxiao Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Clinical Physicist II, Devision of Radiation Oncology
Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Thayer Engineering School at Dartmouth


Medical Physics Resident, Harvard Medical Physics Residency Program, 2015-2018
Ph.D., Dartmouth College, Department of Physics and Astronomy, 2010-2015
B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 2006-2010

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

1 Medical Center Dr
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 6036506661
Phone: 6178988948

Professional Interests

Radiation therapy (Flash, MRgRT, AI)
Medical Physics
Proton/Particle therapy
Medical imaging
Monte Carlo methods
Radiation transport

Selected Publications


Computational dose visualization & comparison in total skin electron treatment suggests superior coverage by the rotational versus the Stanford technique.
Miao T, Zhang R, Jermyn M, Bruza P, Zhu T, Pogue BW, Gladstone DJ, Williams BB
J Med Imaging Radiat Sci. 2022 Aug 28; pii: S1939-8654(22)00340-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmir.2022.08.006. Epub 2022 Aug 28.
PMID: 36045017

FLASH radiotherapy treatment planning and models for electron beams.
Rahman M, Trigilio A, Franciosini G, Moeckli R, Zhang R, Bohlen TT
Radiother Oncol. 2022 Aug 11; pii: S0167-8140(22)04230-X. doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2022.08.009. Epub 2022 Aug 11.
PMID: 35964763

Performance comparison of quantitative metrics for analysis of in vivo Cherenkov imaging incident detection during radiotherapy.
Decker SM, Alexander DA, Bruza P, Zhang R, Chen E, Jarvis LA, Gladstone DJ, Pogue BW
Br J Radiol. 2022 Sep 1;95(1137):20211346. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20211346. Epub 2022 Jul 27.
PMID: 35834415

One Year of Clinic-Wide Cherenkov Imaging for Discovery of Quality Improvement Opportunities in Radiation Therapy.
Alexander DA, Decker SM, Jermyn M, Bruza P, Zhang R, Chen E, McGlynn TL, Rosselot RA, Lee J, Rose ML, Williams BB, Pogue BW, Gladstone DJ, Jarvis LA
Pract Radiat Oncol. 2022 Jun 29; pii: S1879-8500(22)00204-1. doi: 10.1016/j.prro.2022.06.009. Epub 2022 Jun 29.
PMID: 35777728

Image guidance for FLASH radiotherapy.
El Naqa I, Pogue BW, Zhang R, Oraiqat I, Parodi K
Med Phys. 2022 Jun;49(6):4109-4122. doi: 10.1002/mp.15662. Epub 2022 Apr 18.
PMID: 35396707

Individual pulse monitoring and dose control system for pre-clinical implementation of FLASH-RT.
Ashraf MR, Rahman M, Cao X, Duval K, Williams BB, Jack Hoopes P, Gladstone DJ, Pogue BW, Zhang R, Bruza P
Phys Med Biol. 2022 Apr 15;67(9) doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/ac5f6f. Epub 2022 Apr 15.
PMID: 35313290

Remote dose imaging from Cherenkov light using spatially resolved CT calibration in breast radiotherapy.
Hachadorian RL, Bruza P, Jermyn M, Gladstone DJ, Zhang R, Jarvis LA, Pogue BW
Med Phys. 2022 Jun;49(6):4018-4025. doi: 10.1002/mp.15614. Epub 2022 Mar 28.
PMID: 35304768

Treatment Planning System for Electron FLASH Radiation Therapy: Open-Source for Clinical Implementation.
Rahman M, Ashraf MR, Gladstone DJ, Bruza P, Jarvis LA, Schaner PE, Cao X, Pogue BW, Hoopes PJ, Zhang R
Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2022 Mar 15;112(4):1023-1032. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2021.10.148. Epub 2021 Nov 8.
PMID: 34762969

Optimization of in vivo Cherenkov imaging dosimetry via spectral choices for ambient background lights and filtering.
Rahman M, Bruza P, Hachadorian R, Alexander D, Cao X, Zhang R, Gladstone DJ, Pogue BW
J Biomed Opt. 2021 Oct;26(10) doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.26.10.106003.
PMID: 34643072

Estimation of diffuse Cherenkov optical emission from external beam radiation build-up in tissue.
Decker S, Alexander D, Hachadorian R, Zhang R, Gladstone D, Bruza P, Pogue B
J Biomed Opt. 2021 Sep;26(9) doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.26.9.098003.
PMID: 34545714

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