Dr. Zhilei (Julie) Shen graduated from Southeast University in Nanjing, China with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Biomedical Engineering. She received her doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and completed her residency in medical physics at Cleveland Clinic in 2016.
After completing her residency, Dr. Shen became a clinical assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) specializing in medical physics. Dr. Shen has presented and published in multiple areas including biomaterials, biomechanics, ultrasound imaging, medical physics, and medical dosimetry. Her research interests include advanced treatment planning, deformable image registration, and image-guided radiation therapy.
Medical Physics Expertise: Treatment Planning, SRS/SBRT, Gamma Knife, IGRT, DIBH, 4DCT, TBI, TSET, HDR, LDR
Languages Spoken: English and Chinese (Mandarin)
Technical Note: Characterization of x-ray beam profiles for a fluoroscopic system incorporating copper filtration Med Phys. 2019 Nov; 46(11):4918-4922. . View in PubMed
Volumetric-based image guidance is superior to marker-based alignments for stereotactic body radiotherapy of prostate cancer J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Mar; 19(2):198-203. . View in PubMed
Percent depth doses and X-ray beam characterizations of a fluoroscopic system incorporating copper filtration Med Phys. 2017 Apr; 44(4):1275-1286. . View in PubMed
Dosimetric impact of orthopedic metal artifact reduction (O-MAR) on Spine SBRT patients J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2015 09 08; 16(5):106-116. . View in PubMed
Pressure-morphology relationship of a released carpal tunnel J Orthop Res. 2013 Apr; 31(4):616-20. . View in PubMed
In vivo study of transverse carpal ligament stiffness using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging PLoS One. 2013; 8(7):e68569. . View in PubMed
A digit alignment device for kinematic analysis of the thumb and index finger Gait Posture. 2012 Jul; 36(3):643-5. . View in PubMed
Ultrasound assessment of transverse carpal ligament thickness: a validity and reliability study Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012 Jun; 38(6):982-8. . View in PubMed
Viscoelastic properties of isolated collagen fibrils Biophys J. 2011 Jun 22; 100(12):3008-15. . View in PubMed
In vitro fracture testing of submicron diameter collagen fibril specimens Biophys J. 2010 Sep 22; 99(6):1986-95. . View in PubMed
Stress-strain experiments on individual collagen fibrils Biophys J. 2008 Oct; 95(8):3956-63. . View in PubMed
Biomechanical interaction between the transverse carpal ligament and the thenar muscles J Appl Physiol (1985). 2013 Jan 15; 114(2):225-9. . View in PubMed