Xiaowei (Winnie) Zhu, MS, DABR, DABMP

Areas of Expertise: Image quality
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Selected Publications, Honors and Professional Activities

    Abstracts

    2011

    Ballah B, Mizesko M, Zhu X. et al The use of low dose C-arm CT in temporomandibular joint injection (TMJ) in interventional radiology [abstract presentation]. RSNA 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting; 2011 Nov 27-Dec 2; Chicago, IL.

    Miller RA, Beck NA, Rendon Sampson N, Zhu X, Flynn JM, Drummond DS. Low back pain in children: natural history and value of diagnostic radiologic studies [podium presentation]. American Academic of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition 2011; Oct 15-18; Boston, MA.

    Ballah D, Zhu X, Edgar JC, Cahill AM. The role of C-arm CT in the treatment of complex head and neck lymphatic malformations [oral abstract presentation]. 23rd International Congress of Lymphology; 2011 Sep 19-23; Malmo, Sweden.

    Flynn JM, Beck, NA, Miller RA, Baldwin K, Zhu X, et al. Are oblique views valuable in the diagnosis of spondylolysis in children? [poster presentation]. Scoliosis Research Society 46th Annual Meeting & Course; 2011 Sep 14-17; Louisville, KY.

    Zhu X. Successful career strategies in medical physics - making career transitions work for you [invited panel discussion]. 2011 Joint AAPM/COMP Meeting; 2011 Aug 2; Vancouver, Canada.

    Zhu X, Felice A. Comparing radiation dose from 3D O-arm imaging (3D-Oarm) with that of traditional CT and 2D imaging, oral presentation, International Pediatric Radiology 6th Congress and Exhibition; 2011 May 27-31; London, England

    Ballah D, Zhu X, et al. The role of C-arm computed tomography in the treatment of venous malformations and prediction of local skin complications [oral presentation]. American Federation of Medical Research Eastern Regional Meeting; 2011 Apr 26-27; Washington, DC.

    Ballah D, Zhu X, et al. The role of cone beam CT in the treatment of venous malformations and prediction of local skin complications [oral presentation]. Society of Interventional Radiology; 2011 Mar 24-29; Chicago, IL.

    2010

    Patel A, Ganley H, Zhu X, et al. Radiation safety protocol using real-time dose reporting reduces patient exposure in pediatric electrophysiology procedure [abstract oral presentation]. American Heart Association Annual Conference; 2010 Nov 14-17; Chicago, IL.

    Zhu X, Cahill AM, A review of the clinical outcomes of implementing optimized radiation dose techniques for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatments utilizing C-arm CT [abstract presentation]. RSNA 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting; 2010 Nov 28-Dec 3; Chicago, IL.

    Meyer J, Zhu X, et al, Strategies for radiation dose reduction in pediatric fluoroscopy: a quality and patient safety project [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting; 2010 Apr 13-17; Boston, MA.

    2009

    Bermudez DM, Epelman MS, Hellinger JH, Zhu X, et al. Low-dose radiation CT angiograms are as accurate as standard chest CT in the diagnosis of congenital lung lesions [abstract]. 20th Annual Meeting of American Academy of Pediatric (surgery section); 2009 Oct; Washington, DC.

    Zhu X, Felice M, Johnson L, Fontalvo L, Krishnamurthy G, Cahill AM. Developing low dose CT-like imaging protocols for clinical applications in interventional radiology [abstract]. RSNA; 2009 Nov 29-Dec 4; Chicago, IL.

    Glatz AC, Zhu X, Gillespie MJ, Hanna  B, Rome JJ. The use of angiographic CT imaging in the cardiac catheterization laboratory for congenital heart disease [abstract]. Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention 32nd Annual Scientific Session; 2009 May 6-9; Las Vegas, NV.

    Zhu X, Felice M, Johnson L, Fontalvo L, Krishnamurthy G, Cahill AM. Developing low dose CT-like imaging for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder in interventional radiology [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology; 2009 Apr 21-25; San Diego, CA..

    Zhu X, Dirnbach M, Felice M. A radiation dose survey of fluoroscopic 3D imaging modalities with an anthropomorphic pediatric phantom [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology; 2009 Apr 21-25; San Diego, CA.

    2008

    Zhu X, Servaes S. Multiple detector CT (MDCT) chest image using axial and angular (real time) tube current modulation with breast shielding: a phantom study [abstract]. RSNA; 2008 Nov 30-Dec 5; Chicago, IL.

    Epelman M, Hellinger J, Zhu X, Gruber P, Keller M. The broken heart: an illustrated review of corrective and palliative surgeries in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) utilizing low dose multidector CT angiography (CTA) [abstract]. RSNA; 2008 Nov 30-Dec 5; Chicago, IL.

    Hellinger J, Epelman M, Zhu X, Keller M. The patched heart: an Illustrated review of endovascular and percutaneous devices utilized for palliative repair and supportive care in children with congenital heart disease: technique and findings utilizing low dose multidector CT angiography [abstract]. RSNA; 2008 Nov 30-Dec 5; Chicago, IL.

    2007

    Pollock AN, Zhu X. Effect of source to image distance and collimation of radiation dose to patients during fluoroscopic procedures [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting; 2007 April 16-21; Seattle, WA.

    Zhu X, Pollock AN. Understanding your fluoroscopic unit, a quantitative dose table [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology Annual Meeting; 2007 April 16-21; Seattle, WA.

    Mahboubi S, Zhu X, Nance ML. Review automatic tube current modulation in pediatrics [abstract]. 44th ESPR; 2007 Jun 3-7; Barcelona Spain.

    2006

    Mahboubi S, Zhu X, Nance ML. Radiation dose reduction for abdominal CT imaging [abstract]. ARRS 106th Annual Meeting; 2006 Apr 30-May 5; Vancouver, Canada.

    Zhu X, Mahboubi S, Nance ML. Radiation dose reduction for abdominal CT imaging with automatic current modulation (A TCM) in pediatric patients [abstract]. SRR; 2006 May 18-20; Montreal, Canada.

    2004

    Zhu X, Baskin K, Cahill A, Kay R. Evaluation of dose reduction and image quality with a contrast-detail phantom in a digital flat panel radiography system [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology 47th Annual Meeting; 2004 Apr 27-May 1; Savannah, GA.

    Zhu X, Felice M. A comparison of dose reduction of lightweight and lead aprons [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology 47th Annual Meeting; 2004 Apr 27-May 1; Savannah, GA.

    Felice M. Zhu X. A comparison of radiation doses from scoliosis imaging with various “in-field” shields [abstract]. Society for Pediatric Radiology 47th Annual Meeting; 2004 Apr 27-May 1; Savannah, GA.

    Original Papers

    2007

    Willis PD, Auerbach JD, Zhu X, Caird MS, et al. Comparison of Cobb angle measurement of scoliosis radiographs with pre-selected end vertebrae, traditional vs digital acquisition. Spine 2007 Jan 1; 32(1):98-105. Cited in PubMed; PMID 17202899. Read the abstract.

    2005

    Kim PK, Zhu X, Houseknecht E, Nickolau D, Mahboubi S, Nance ML. Effective radiation dose from radiologic studies in pediatric trauma patients. World J Surg. 2005 Dec; 29(12):1557-62. Cited in PubMed; PMID 16331342. Read the abstract.

    2004

    Zhu X, Radiation safety consideration with yttrium 90 ibritumomab tiuxetan (Zevalin), Sem Nucl Med, 2004 Jan;34(1 Suppl 1):20-3. Cited in PubMed; PMID 14762741. Read the abstract.

    Books

    2006

    Zhu X. Dosage of radiopharmaceuticals and internal dosimetry. In: Charron M, editor. Pediatric PET imaging. New York: Springer; 2006.

    Memberships in professional organizations

    American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    American Health Physics Society
    American College of Radiology
    Delaware Valley Chapter, American Association of Physicists in Medicine

    Editorial and academic positions

    Editorial position

    Reviewer, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 

    Academic committees

    ACR Appropriateness Criteria Subcommittee and Relative Radiation Exposure and Dose
    Task Group No. 131 Medical Physics Training in Developing Countries in the Region
    Task Group No. 150 Acceptance Testing and Quality Control of Digital Radiographic Imaging Systems
    Task Group No. 153 Digital Radiography Glossary
    Radiology Radiation Safety Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

    Posters and Presentations

    2011

    Zhu X, Cahill AM A review of the clinical outcomes of implementing optimized radiation dose techniques for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatments utilizing C-arm CT. [electronic poster presentation]. CIRSE 2011; 2011 Sep 10-14; Munich, Germany.

    2010

    Glatz AC, Patel A, Zhu X, et al. Radiation exposure from diagnostic and interventional cases in a modern, large-volume pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory [poster presentation]. American Heart Association Annual Conference; 2010 Nov; Chicago, IL.

    2007

    Pollock AN, Zhu W. Understanding the fluoroscopic unit part I: effects of dose mode and pulse mode [electronic poster]. RSNA; Nov 26-30, 2007; Chicago, IL. p. 955.

    Pollock AN, Zhu W.  Understanding the fluoroscopic unit part II: the effects of collimation and source to image intensifier [electronic poster]. RSNA; Nov 26-30, 2007; Chicago, IL. p. 957.

    Pollock AN, Zhu W.  Understanding the fluoroscopic unit part III: the effects of magnification [electronic poster], RSNA; Nov 26-30, 2007; Chicago, IL. p. 958.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    MS in Medical Health Physics - Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

    Board Certification

    Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
    Medical Health

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Radiology Physics and Engineering

  • Centers and Programs