Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022 OpenKBP-Opt: An international and reproducible evaluation of 76 knowledge-based planning pipelinesPhysics in Medicine and Biology.  67. 2022
2022 Changes in Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) in Serial Weekly MRI during Radiotherapy in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer: Results from the PREDICT-HN Study 2022
2022 Comprehensive Quantitative Evaluation of Variability in Magnetic Resonance-Guided Delineation of Oropharyngeal Gross Tumor Volumes and High-Risk Clinical Target Volumes: An R-IDEAL Stage 0 Prospective Study 2022
2022 Comprehensive Quantitative Evaluation of Inter-observer Delineation Performance of MR-guided Delineation of Oropharyngeal Gross Tumor Volumes and High-risk Clinical Target Therapy: An R-IDEAL Stage 0 Prospective Study 2022
2022 Barriers and Facilitators of Implementing Automated Radiotherapy Planning: A Multisite Survey of Low- and Middle-Income Country Radiation Oncology ProvidersJCO Global Oncology.  8. 2022
2021 Clinical implementation of automated treatment planning for whole-brain radiotherapyJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  22:94-102. 2021
2021 Technical Note: Dose prediction for head and neck radiotherapy using a three-dimensional dense dilated U-net architectureMedical Physics.  48:5567-5573. 2021
2021 18FDG positron emission tomography mining for metabolic imaging biomarkers of radiation-induced xerostomia in patients with oropharyngeal cancerClinical and Translational Radiation Oncology.  29:93-101. 2021
2021 Development and dosimetric assessment of an automatic dental artifact classification tool to guide artifact management techniques in a fully automated treatment planning workflowComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics.  90. 2021
2021 Clinical Acceptability of Automated Radiation Treatment Planning for Head and Neck Cancer Using the Radiation Planning AssistantPractical Radiation Oncology.  11:177-184. 2021
2021 Impact of slice thickness, pixel size, and CT dose on the performance of automatic contouring algorithmsJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  22:168-174. 2021
2021 Training deep-learning segmentation models from severely limited dataMedical Physics.  48:1697-1706. 2021
2021 Automatic Segmentation Using Deep Learning to Enable Online Dose Optimization During Adaptive Radiation Therapy of Cervical Cancer 2021
2021 Generating High-Quality Lymph Node Clinical Target Volumes for Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Therapy Using a Fully Automated Deep Learning-Based Approach 2021
2021 The Emergence of Artificial Intelligence within Radiation Oncology Treatment Planning 2021
2021 Automated Contouring of Contrast and Noncontrast Computed Tomography Liver Images With Fully Convolutional NetworksAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  6. 2021
2020 The role of computational methods for automating and improving clinical target volume definitionRadiotherapy and Oncology.  153:15-25. 2020
2020 Automatic contouring system for cervical cancer using convolutional neural networksMedical Physics.  47:5648-5658. 2020
2020 Evaluation of a multiview architecture for automatic vertebral labeling of palliative radiotherapy simulation CT imagesMedical Physics.  47:5592-5608. 2020
2020 Circulating tumour cell and cell-free DNA kinetics during radiotherapy in patients with intact head and neck squamous cell carcinoma 2020
2020 Automated Radiation Treatment Planning for Cervical CancerSeminars in Radiation Oncology.  30:340-347. 2020
2020 Quantitative Evaluation of apparent diffusion coefficient in a large multi-unit institution using the QIBA diffusion phantom 2020
2020 Automatic Verification of Beam Apertures for Cervical Cancer Radiation TherapyPractical Radiation Oncology.  10:e415-e424. 2020
2020 Patterns of Failure After Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Primary: Implication of Elective Nodal and Mucosal Dose CoverageAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  5:929-935. 2020
2020 Dose–volume correlates of the prevalence of patient-reported trismus in long-term survivorship after oropharyngeal IMRT: A cross-sectional dosimetric analysisRadiotherapy and Oncology.  149:142-149. 2020
2020 Precision toxicity correlates of tumor spatial proximity to organs at risk in cancer patients receiving intensity-modulated radiotherapyRadiotherapy and Oncology.  148:245-251. 2020
2020 Head and neck cancer patient images for determining auto-segmentation accuracy in T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging through expert manual segmentationsMedical Physics.  47:2317-2322. 2020
2020 Comparison of tumor delineation using dual energy computed tomography versus magnetic resonance imaging in head and neck cancer re-irradiation casesPhysics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology.  14:1-5. 2020
2020 Radiation-Induced Hypothyroidism After Radical Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Oropharyngeal CarcinomaAdvances in Radiation Oncology.  5:111-119. 2020
2019 Automatic detection of contouring errors using convolutional neural networksMedical Physics.  46:5086-5097. 2019
2019 Dosimetric impact and detectability of multi-leaf collimator positioning errors on Varian HalcyonJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  20:47-55. 2019
2019 Advances in Auto-SegmentationSeminars in Radiation Oncology.  29:185-197. 2019
2019 Volumetric assessment of apparent diffusion coefficient predicts outcome following chemoradiation for cervical cancerRadiotherapy and Oncology.  135:58-64. 2019
2019 Fatigue following radiation therapy in nasopharyngeal cancer survivors: A dosimetric analysis incorporating patient report and observer ratingRadiotherapy and Oncology.  133:35-42. 2019
2018 Investigation of radiomic signatures for local recurrence using primary tumor texture analysis in oropharyngeal head and neck cancer patientsScientific Reports.  8. 2018
2018 Auto-delineation of oropharyngeal clinical target volumes using 3D convolutional neural networksPhysics in Medicine and Biology.  63. 2018
2018 A snapshot of medical physics practice patternsJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  19:306-315. 2018
2018 Predicting treatment Response based on Dual assessment of magnetic resonance Imaging kinetics and Circulating Tumor cells in patients with Head and Neck cancer (PREDICT-HN): Matching 'liquid biopsy' and quantitative tumor modelingBMC Cancer.  18. 2018
2018 Radiotherapy dose–volume parameters predict videofluoroscopy-detected dysphagia per DIGEST after IMRT for oropharyngeal cancer: Results of a prospective registryRadiotherapy and Oncology.  128:442-451. 2018
2018 Synthetic head and neck and phantom images for determining deformable image registration accuracy in magnetic resonance imagingMedical Physics.  45:4315-4321. 2018
2018 Machine learning applications in head and neck radiation oncology: Lessons from open-source radiomics challengesFrontiers in Oncology.  8. 2018
2018 A prospective in silico analysis of interdisciplinary and interobserver spatial variability in post-operative target delineation of high-risk oral cavity cancers: Does physician specialty matter?Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology.  12:40-46. 2018
2018 Deep Learning Algorithm for Auto-Delineation of High-Risk Oropharyngeal Clinical Target Volumes With Built-In Dice Similarity Coefficient Parameter Optimization Function 2018
2018 Prospective in silico study of the feasibility and dosimetric advantages of MRI-guided dose adaptation for human papillomavirus positive oropharyngeal cancer patients compared with standard IMRTClinical and Translational Radiation Oncology.  11:11-18. 2018
2018 Radiation planning assistant - A streamlined, fully automated radiotherapy treatment planning systemJournal of Visualized Experiments.  2018. 2018
2018 Three-dimensional imaging assessment of anatomic invasion and volumetric considerations for chemo/radiotherapy-based laryngeal preservation in T3 larynx cancerOral Oncology.  79:1-8. 2018
2018 Retrospective validation and clinical implementation of automated contouring of organs at risk in the head and neck: A step toward automated radiation treatment planning for low- And middle-income countriesJournal of Global Oncology.  2018:1-11. 2018
2018 Guidelines and experience using imaging biomarker explorer (IBEX) for radiomicsJournal of Visualized Experiments.  2018. 2018
2018 Evaluation of diffusion weighted imaging for tumor delineation in head-and-neck radiotherapy by comparison with automatically segmented 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomographyPhysics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology.  5:13-18. 2018
2017 Patterns-of-failure guided biological target volume definition for head and neck cancer patients: FDG-PET and dosimetric analysis of dose escalation candidate subregionsRadiotherapy and Oncology.  124:248-255. 2017
2017 Cost-effective immobilization for whole brain radiation therapyJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  18:116-122. 2017
2017 Prospective Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Real-Time Peer Review Quality Assurance Rounds Incorporating Direct Physical Examination for Head and Neck Cancer Radiation Therapy 2017
2016 Out-of-field doses and neutron dose equivalents for electron beams from modern Varian and Elekta linear acceleratorsJournal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics.  17:442-455. 2016


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2021 A Bi-directional, Multi-modality Framework for Segmentation of Brain Structures.  49-57. 2021

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health / Medical Physics, University of Texas System : M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 2018
  • Full Name

  • Carlos Cardenas