Peer-reviewed Papers (Published/Accepted/In Press)

2013

61. Seungman Yun, Ho Kyung kim, Hanbean Youn, Jesse Tanguay and Ian A. Cunningham, Analytic energy-absorption response functions in compound semiconductor detectors, IEEE Trans Med Imag (in press, April 2013).

60. J. Tanguay, S. Yun, H.K. Kim and I.A. Cunningham, The detective quantum efficiency of photon-counting detectors using cascaded-systems analyses, Medical Physics 40(4): 041913 (2013).

59. S. Yun, J. Tanguay, H.K. Kim and I.A. Cunningham, Cascaded-systems analyses and the detective quantum efficiency of single-Z x-ray detectors including photoelectric, coherent and incoherent interactions, Medical Physics 40(4): 041916 (2013).

58. Amir M. Owrangi, Roya Etemad-Rezai, David G. McCormack, Ian A. Cunningham and Grace Parraga, Computed Tomography Density Histogram Analysis to Evaluate Pulmonary Emphysema in Ex-smokers, Academic Radiology 20(5): 537-45 (2013).

2012

57. S.N. Friedman, N. Nguyen, A.J. Nelson, P.V. Granton, D.B.MacDonald, R. Hibbert, D.W. Holdsworth and I.A. Cunningham, Computed tomography (CT) bone segmentation of an ancient Egyptian mummy: A comparison of automated and semi-automated threshold and dual-energy techniques, J Comp Assist Tomo 36(5): 616-22 (2012).

56. H.K. Kim, C.H. Lim, J. Tanguay, S. Yun and I.A. Cunningham, Spectral analysis of fundamental signal and noise performances in photoconductors for mammography, Med Phys 39(5): 2478-90 (2012).

55. J. Tanguay, H.K. Kim and I.A. Cunningham, A theoretical comparison of x-ray angiographic image quality using energy-dependent and conventional subtraction methods, Med Phys 39(1): 132-42 (2012).

2011

54. S. Yun, H.K. Kim, H. Youn, O. Joe, S. Kim, J. Park, D.G. Kang, Y.H.Sung, J. Marchal, J. Tanguay and I.A. Cunningham, Detective quantum efficiency of a silicon microstrip photon-counting detector having edge-on geometry under mammography imaging condition, J Inst 6: C12006 (2011).

53. H. Youn, H.K. Kim, D.G. Kang, S. Kim, J. Park, J. Marchal, J. Tanguay and I.A. Cunningham, X-ray interaction-induced signal and noise performances of edge-on silicon microstrip detectors for digital mammography, J Inst 6: C11004 (2011).

52. Seungman Yun, Chang Hwy Lim, Ho Kyung Kim, Jesse Tanguay and Ian A. Cunningham, Finding the best photoconductor for digital mammography detectors, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 652(1): 629-633 (2011).

51. Chang Hwy Lim, Seungman Yun, Jong Chul Han, Ho Kyung Kim, Michael G. Farrier, Thorsten Graeve Achterkirchen, Mike McDonald and Ian A. Cunningham, Characterization of imaging performance of a large-area CMOS active-pixel detector for low-energy x-ray imaging, Nucl Instrum Meth Phys Res A, 652(1): 500-3 (2011).

50. Hanbean Youn, Jong Chul Han, Min Kook Cho, Sun Young Jang, Ho Kyung Kim, Jesse Tanguay and Ian A Cunningham. Numerical generation of digital mammograms considering imaging characteristics of an imager, Nucl Instrum Meth Phys Res A, 652(1): 810-814 (2011).

2010

49. J. Tanguay, H.K. Kim and I.A. Cunningham, The role of x-ray Swank factor in energy-resolving photon-counting imaging, Med Phys 37(12): 6205-11 (2010).

48. S.N. Friedman and I.A. Cunningham, A spatio-temporal detective quantum efficiency and its application to fluoroscopic systems, Med Phys 37(11): 6061-69 (2010).

2009

47. S.N. Friedman and I.A. Cunningham, A small-signal approach to temporal modulation transfer functions with exposure-rate dependence and its application to fluoroscopic detective quantum efficiency, Med Phys 36(8): 3775-85 (2009).

46. S.M. Yun, C.H. Lim, H.K. Kim, T. Graeve and I.A. Cunningham, Signal and noise characteristics induced by unattenuated x rays from a scintillator in indirect-conversion CMOS photodiode array detectors, IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 56(3): 1121-28 (2009).

45. S.R. Beath and I.A. Cunningham, Pseudomonoenergetic x-ray diffraction measurements using balanced filters for coherent-scatter computed tomography, Med Phys 36(5): 1839-47 (2009).

44. G. Wignall, J. Denstedt and I.A. Cunningham. Coherent scatter computed tomography for structural and compositional stone analysis: a prospective comparison with infrared spectroscopy, J Endourol 23(3): 351-7 (2009).

 

2008

 

43. H.K. Kim, I.A. Cunningham, Z. Yin and G. Cho, On the development of digital radiography detectors: A review, Int J Precision Engineering and Manufacturing 9(4): 86-100 (2008).

42. S. Friedman and I.A. Cunningham. Normalization of the modulation transfer function: The open-field approach, Med Phys 35(10): 4443-49 (2008).

41. R. Akbarpour, S.N. Friedman, J.H. Siewerdsen, J.D. Neary and I.A. Cunningham, Signal and noise transfer in spatiotemporal quantum-based imaging systems, Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics, http://vjbo.osa.org/virtual_issuecfm (2008)

40. G. Hajdok, J.J. Battista and I.A. Cunningham, Fundamental x-ray interaction limits in diagnostic imaging detectors: Frequency-dependent Swank noise, Med Phys 35(7): 3194-3204 (2008).

39. G. Hajdok, J.J. Battista and I.A. Cunningham, Fundamental x-ray interaction limits in diagnostic imaging detectors: Spatial resolution, Med Phys 35(7): 3180-93 (2008).

38. S.N. Friedman and I.A. Cunningham, A moving slanted-edge method to measure the temporal modulation transfer function of fluoroscopic systems, Med Phys 35(6): 2473-84 (2008).

 

2007

 

37. R. Akbarpour, S.N. Friedman, J.H. Siewerdsen, J.D. Neary and I.A. Cunningham, Signal and noise transfer in spatiotemporal quantum-based imaging systems, J Opt Soc Am A 24(12): B151-64 (2007).

This paper was selected by the journal for inclusion in a special-topics issue on image quality.

 

2006

 

36. G. Hajdok, J. Yao, J.J. Battista and I.A. Cunningham, Signal and noise transfer properties of photoelectric interactions in diagnostic-imaging detectors, Med Phys 33(10): 3601-20 (2006).

35. D. Batchelar, M. Davidson, W. Dabrowski and I.A. Cunningham. Bone-composition imaging using coherent-scatter computed tomography: assessing bone health beyond bone mineral density, Med Phys 33(4): 904-15 (2006)

34. M.T.M. Davidson, D.L. Batchelar, B.H. Chew, J.D. Denstedt and I.A. Cunningham, Establishing composition and structure of intact urinary calculi by x-ray coherent scatter for clinical laboratory investigations, J Urology, 175(6): 2336-40 (2006)

 

2005

 

33. A. Sawant, L.E. Antonuk, Y.E.-Mohri, Q. Zhao, Y. Li, Z. Su, Y. Wang, J. Yamamoto, H. Du, I.A. Cunningham, M. Klugerman and K. Shah, Segmented crystalline scintillators: an initial invenstigation of high quantum efficiency detectors for megavoltage x-ray imaging, Med Phys 32(10) 3067-83 (2005)

32. M.T.M. Davidson, D.L. Batchelar, S. Velupillai, J.D. Denstedt and I.A. Cunningham, Analysis of urinary stone components by x-ray coherent scatter: characterizing composition beyond laboratory x-ray diffractometry, Phys Med Bio 50(16): 3773-86 (2005)

31. M.T.M. Davidson, D.L. Batchelar, S. Velupillai, J.D. Denstedt and I.A. Cunningham, Laboratory coherent-scatter analysis of intact urinary stones with crystalline composition: a tomographic approach, Phys Med Biol 50(16): 3907-25 (2005)

30. M.Satarivand, G. Hajdok and I.A. Cunningham, Computational engine for development of complex cascaded models of signal and noise in x-ray imaging systems, IEEE Trans Med Imag 24(2): 211-222 (2005)

 

2003

 

29. J.-P. Bissonnette, P. Munro and I.A. Cunningham. Monte Carlo simulation of the image formation process in portal imaging, Med Phys 30(12): 3243-50 (2003).

28. R. McManus, I.A. Cunningham, A. Watson, L. Harker. Visceral and Subcutaneous Fat at 3 Months Postpartum in Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes, Can J Diabetes 27(1): 29-32 (2003).

 

2002

 

27. J.H. Siewerdsen, I.A. Cunningham and D.A. Jaffray. A framework for noise-power spectrum analysis of multidimensional images, Med Phys 29(11): 2655-71 (2002).

This paper was awarded the 2003 COMP Sylvia Fedoruk Prize in Medical Physics (best paper of the year in Canada).

26. D.L. Batchelar and I.A. Cunningham. Material-specific analysis using coherent-scatter imaging, Med Phys 29(8): 1651-60 (2002). This paper was runner-up for the 2003 COMP Sylvia Fedoruk Prize in Medical Physics (best paper of the year in Canada)

25. D.L. Batchelar, D.T. Beiko, J.K. Tan, T. Wollin, S.S. Chun, I.A. Cunningham and J.D. Densted. Predicting urinary stone composition using x-ray coherent scatter: a novel technique with potential clinical applications, J Urology 168: 260-265 (2002)

24. H. Lai and I.A. Cunningham. Noise aliasing inherent to interline video-based fluoroscopy systems, Med Phys 29(3): 298-310 (2002)

 

2001

 

23. J. Yao and I.A. Cunningham. Parallel cascades: New ways to describe noise transfer in medical imaging systems, Med Phys 28(10): 2020-38 (2001)

22. R.M. McManus, I.A. Cunningham, A. Watson, L. Harker and D.T. Finegood. Beta-cell function and visceral fat in lactating women with a history of gestational diabetes, Metabolism 50(6), 715-19 (2001)

 

1998

 

21. I.A. Cunningham and R. Shaw. Signal-to-noise optimization of medical imaging systems, J Opt Soc Am A 16 (3) 621-632 (1999) Invited review paper.

20. J.H. Siewerdsen, L.E. Antonuk, Y. El-Mohri, J. Yorkston, W. Huang and I.A. Cunningham. Signal, noise power spectrum and detective quantum efficiency of Indirect-Detection Flat-Panel Imagers for diagnostic radiology, Med Phys 25(5) 614-628 (1998)

 

1997

 

19. M.S. Westmore, A. Fenster and I.A. Cunningham, Tomographic imaging of the angular-dependent coherent-scatter cross section, Med Phys 24(1)3-10 (1997).

This paper was runner-up for the 1998 COMP Sylvia Fedoruk Prize in Medical Physics (best paper of the year in Canada).

18. J.H. Siewerdsen, L.E. Antonuk, Y. El-Mohri, J. Yorkston, W. Huang, J.M. Boudry and I.A. Cunningham. Empirical and theoretical investigation of the noise performance of indirect detection, active matrix flat-panel imagers (AMFPIs) for diagnostic radiology, Med Phys 24(1) 71-89 (1997)

17. J.P. Bissonnette, I.A. Cunningham, D.A. Jaffray, A. Fenster and P. Munro. A quantum accounting and detective quantum efficiency analysis for video-based portal imaging, Med Phys 24(6) 815-826 (1997)

16. J.P. Bissonnette, I.A. Cunningham and P. Munro. Optimal phosphor thickness for portal imaging, Med Phys 24(6) 803-814 (1997)

1996

15. M.S. Lefcoe, I.A. Cunningham, L.C. Vanderburgh and R.K. Sparrow. A prospective randomized clinical trial comparing two screen-film systems for chest-film radiography, Can Assoc Radiology J 27(3) 213-219 (1996)

14. M.S. Westmore, A. Fenster and I.A. Cunningham, Angular-dependent coherent scatter measured with a diagnostic x-ray image intensifier-based imaging system, Med Phys 23(5) 723-33 (1996).

This paper was awarded the 1997 AAPM Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award (best paper of the year), and was selected for the journal cover-page illustration.

1995

13. K. Elisevich, I.A. Cunningham and L. Assis. Size estimation and magnification error in radiographic imaging: Implications for classification of arteriovenous malformations, Am J Neuroradiol 16(3): 531-8 (1995)

12. K. Brudzynski, I.A. Cunningham and V. Martinez. A family of hsp60-related proteins in pancreatic beta cells of non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice, J Autoimmunity 8:859-74 (1995)

1994

11. K. Elisevich, I. Cunningham, L. Assis and T. Peters. A table-mounted stereotactic system for digital angiography: A means of standardizing arteriovenous malformation measurement, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 63(1-4): 168-71 (1994)

10. I.A. Cunningham, M.S. Westmore and A. Fenster. A spatial-frequency dependent quantum accounting diagram and detective quantum efficiency model of signal and noise propagation in cascaded imaging systems, Med Phys 21(3): 417-27 (1994).

This paper was runner-up for the 1995 COMP Sylvia Fedoruk Prize in Medical Physics.

1993

9. B.K. Reid and I.A. Cunningham. High-resolution x-ray imaging at soft diagnostic energies with a silicon photodiode array, Med Phys 20:1497-1504 (1993)

1992

8. I.A. Cunningham and B.K. Reid. Signal and noise in modulation transfer function determinations using the slit, wire and edge techniques, Med Phys 19: 1037-44 (1992).

This paper was runner-up for the 1993 COMP Sylvia Fedoruk Prize in Medical Physics (best paper of the year by a Canadian).

1989 & Earlier

7. I.A. Cunningham, S. Yamada, B.B. Hobbs and A. Fenster. Arterial flow characterization with a photo-diode array based imaging system, Med Phys 16: 179-87 (1989). This paper was runner-up for the 1990 AAPM Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award.

6. I.A. Cunningham and A. Fenster. A method for modulation transfer function determinations from edge profiles with correction for finite-element differentiation, Med Phys 14: 533-37 (1987)

5. I.A. Cunningham, B.B. Hobbs and A. Fenster. A new system for quantitative arterial imaging and blood flow measurements, Invest Radiology 21: 465-71 (1986)

4. A. Fenster, I.A. Cunningham and B.B. Hobbs. A scanning x-ray imaging system for quantitative arteriography and blood flow measurements, Medical Instrumentation 20:173-81 (1986)

3. I.A. Cunningham and A. Fenster. A photo-diode array x-ray imaging system for digital angiography, Med Phys 11: 303-10 (1984)

2. B.K. Rutt, I.A. Cunningham and A. Fenster. Selective iodine imaging using lanthanum K-fluorescence, Med Phys 10: 801-8 (1983)

1. W.V. Prestwich, I.A. Cunningham and T.J. Kennett. Temperature dependence of the quadrupole interaction in potassium heptafluo-hafnate, Hyperfine Interactions 12: 329-43 (1982)


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