Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Bryan Traughber, MD

Bryan Traughber, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Research Interests

  • Therapeutics
  • Neoplasms
  • Radiotherapy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Prostate
  • Radiosurgery
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Tomography
  • Bone and Bones
  • Rectum
  • Prostatic Neoplasms
  • Cluster Analysis

Clinical Trials

Phase III Randomized Trial Of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy With or Without Atezoluzumab in Localized Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
Phase 2 Study of Bladder-SparIng ChemoradiatioN with CIPosItive bladdeR cancEr (INSPIRE)EA8185
NRG-GU005 Phase III IGRT and SBRT VS IGRT and hypofractionated IMRT for localized intermediate risk prostate cancer
A Phase 3, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) with or without Pembrolizumab (MK-3475) in Participants with Medically Inoperable Stages I or IIA Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)(KEYNOTE-867) MK 3475-867
NRG-HN005 - A Randomized Phase II/III Trial of De-intensified Radiation Therapy for Patients with Early-Stage, P16-Positive, Non-Smoking Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer
Randomized Phase II/III Trial of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Versus Elective Neck Dissection for Early-Stage Oral Cavity Cancer
Phase III Study of PET-Directed Local or Systemic Therapy Intensification in Prostate Cancer Patients with Post-Prostatectomy Biochemical Recurrence
A Randomized Phase II Trial of Salvage Radiotherapy with Standard vs Enhanced Androgen Deprivation Therapy (with Enzalutamide) in Patients with Post-Prostatectomy PSA Recurrences with Aggressive Disease Features RTOG 3506, STEEL

Recent Publications


Muenkel, J, Xu, Z, Traughber, BJ, Baig, T, Xu, K, Langmack, C, Harris, E & Podder, TK 2021, 'Feasibility of improving patient's safety with in vivo dose tracking in intracavitary and interstitial HDR brachytherapy', Brachytherapy, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 353-360.
Grubb, WR, Ponsky, L, Lo, SS, Kharouta, M, Traughber, B, Sandstrom, K, MacLennan, GT, Shankar, E, Gupta, S, Machtay, M & Ellis, RJ 2021, 'Final results of a dose escalation protocol of stereotactic body radiotherapy for poor surgical candidates with localized renal cell carcinoma', Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 155, pp. 138-143.
Baydoun, A, Xu, K, Heo, JU, Yang, H, Zhou, F, Bethell, LA, Fredman, ET, Ellis, RJ, Podder, TK, Traughber, MS, Paspulati, RM, Qian, P, Traughber, BJ & Muzic, RF 2021, 'Synthetic CT Generation of the Pelvis in Patients with Cervical Cancer: A Single Input Approach Using Generative Adversarial Network', IEEE Access, vol. 9, 9316666, pp. 17208-17221.
Qian, P, Zheng, J, Zheng, Q, Liu, Y, Wang, T, Al Helo, R, Baydoun, A, Avril, N, Ellis, RJ, Friel, H, Traughber, MS, Devaraj, A, Traughber, B & Muzic, RF 2021, 'Transforming UTE-mDixon MR Abdomen-Pelvis Images into CT by Jointly Leveraging Prior Knowledge and Partial Supervision', IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 18, no. 1, 9034480, pp. 70-82.


Nakayama, J, El-Nashar, SA, Waggoner, S, Traughber, B & Kesterson, J 2020, 'Adjusting to the new reality: Evaluation of early practice pattern adaptations to the COVID-19 pandemic', Gynecologic Oncology, vol. 158, no. 2, pp. 256-261.
Qian, P, Xu, K, Wang, T, Zheng, Q, Yang, H, Baydoun, A, Zhu, J, Traughber, B & Muzic, RF 2020, 'Estimating CT from MR Abdominal Images Using Novel Generative Adversarial Networks', Journal of Grid Computing, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 211-226.
Qian, P, Chen, Y, Kuo, JW, Zhang, YD, Jiang, Y, Zhao, K, Al Helo, R, Friel, H, Baydoun, A, Zhou, F, Heo, JU, Avril, N, Herrmann, K, Ellis, R, Traughber, B, Jones, RS, Wang, S, Su, KH & Muzic, RF 2020, 'MDixon-Based Synthetic CT Generation for PET Attenuation Correction on Abdomen and Pelvis Jointly Using Transfer Fuzzy Clustering and Active Learning-Based Classification', IEEE transactions on medical imaging, vol. 39, no. 4, 8804223, pp. 819-832.
Song, X, Qian, P, Zheng, J, Jiang, Y, Xia, K, Traughber, B, Wu, D & Muzic, RF 2020, 'mDixon-based synthetic CT generation via transfer and patch learning', Pattern Recognition Letters, vol. 138, pp. 51-59.


Xu, Z, Traughber, BJ, Fredman, E, Albani, D, Ellis, RJ & Podder, TK 2019, 'Appropriate Methodology for EBRT and HDR Intracavitary/Interstitial Brachytherapy Dose Composite and Clinical Plan Evaluation for Patients With Cervical Cancer', Practical Radiation Oncology, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. e559-e571.
Fredman, ET, Traughber, BJ, Gross, A, Podder, T, Colussi, V, Vinkler, R, Machtay, M & Ellis, RJ 2019, 'Comparison of multiparametric MRI-based and transrectal ultrasound-based preplans with intraoperative ultrasound-based planning for low dose rate interstitial prostate seed implantation', Journal of applied clinical medical physics, vol. 20, no. 6, pp. 31-38.
Su, KH, Friel, HT, Kuo, JW, Al Helo, R, Baydoun, A, Stehning, C, Crisan, AN, Traughber, MS, Devaraj, A, Jordan, DW, Qian, P, Leisser, A, Ellis, RJ, Herrmann, KA, Avril, N, Traughber, BJ & Muzic, RF 2019, 'UTE-mDixon-based thorax synthetic CT generation', Medical Physics, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 3520-3531.


Fredman, E, Traughber, B, Podder, T, Colussi, V, Zheng, Y, Russo, S, Herrmann, K, Paspulati, R, Waggoner, S, Zanotti, K, Nagel, C, Nakayama, J, Machtay, M & Ellis, RJ 2018, '3T multiparametric MRI–guided high-dose-rate combined intracavitary and interstitial adaptive brachytherapy for the treatment of cervical cancer with a novel split-ring applicator', Brachytherapy, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 334-344.
Liang, F, Qian, P, Su, KH, Baydoun, A, Leisser, A, Van Hedent, S, Kuo, JW, Zhao, K, Parikh, P, Lu, Y, Traughber, BJ & Muzic, RF 2018, 'Abdominal, multi-organ, auto-contouring method for online adaptive magnetic resonance guided radiotherapy: An intelligent, multi-level fusion approach', Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol. 90, pp. 34-41.
Baydoun, A, Vapiwala, N, Ponsky, LE, Awan, M, Kassaee, A, Sutton, D, Podder, TK, Zhang, Y, Dobbins, D, Muzic, RF, Traughber, B, Machtay, M & Ellis, R 2018, 'Comparative analysis for renal stereotactic body radiotherapy using Cyberknife, VMAT and proton therapy based treatment planning', Journal of applied clinical medical physics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 125-130.
Su, KH, Kuo, JW, Jordan, DW, Van Hedent, S, Klahr, P, Wei, Z, Al Helo, R, Liang, F, Qian, P, Pereira, GC, Rassouli, N, Gilkeson, RC, Traughber, BJ, Cheng, CW & Muzic, RF 2018, 'Machine learning-based dual-energy CT parametric mapping', Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 63, no. 12, 125001.
Warrell, GR, Xing, Y, Podder, TK, Traughber, BJ & Ellis, RJ 2018, 'Reduction of seed motion using a bio-absorbable polymer coating during permanent prostate brachytherapy using a mick applicator technique', Journal of applied clinical medical physics, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 44-51.


Lee, S, Ellis, RJ, Traughber, B, Biswas, T, Colussi, V & Podder, T 2017, 'Evaluation of interfractional variation of organs and displacement of catheters during high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy for gynecologic malignancies', Brachytherapy, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 1192-1198.
Baydoun, A, Traughber, B, Morris, N, Abi Zeid Daou, M, McGraw, M, Podder, TK, Muzic, RF, Lo, SS, Ponsky, LE, MacHtay, M & Ellis, R 2017, 'Outcomes and toxicities in patients treated with definitive focal therapy for primary prostate cancer: Systematic review', Future Oncology, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 649-663.
Liang, F, Traughber, B, Musiz, R, Ellis, R & Podder, T 2017, Reconstruction of brachytherapy catheters and needles using em sensor-based navigation system. in Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017. Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2017 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2017, Minneapolis, United States, 4/10/17.

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