Peking University (2003), Economics
Peking University (2003), Physics
Graduate School
Uni of California (UCLA) (2007), Mathematics
Graduate School
Uni of California (UCLA) (2009)

Research Interest

  • Deep learning and its applications in medicine
  • Medical image reconstruction and processing
  • Monte Carlo simulation of radiation transport and interactions with biological systems
  • Pre-clinical radiation research system development


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Optimal energy selection for proton stopping-power-ratio estimation using dual-energy CT-based monoenergetic imaging.
Je E, Lee HH, Duan X, Li B, Jia X, Yang M, Phys Med Biol 2019 Aug
Comparison of three undersampling approaches in computed tomography reconstruction.
Shen C, Lou Y, Chen L, Zeng T, Ng MK, Zhu L, Jia X, Quant Imaging Med Surg 2019 Jul 9 7 1229-1241
Deep-learning-assisted automatic digitization of applicators in 3D CT image-based high-dose-rate brachytherapy of gynecological cancer.
Jung H, Gonzalez Y, Shen C, Klages P, Albuquerque K, Jia X, Brachytherapy 2019 Jul
Dosimetric evaluation of 4D-CBCT reconstructed by Simultaneous Motion Estimation and Image Reconstruction (SMEIR) for carbon ion therapy of lung cancer.
Shrestha D, Tsai MY, Qin N, Zhang Y, Jia X, Wang J, Med Phys 2019 Jul
SPARE: Sparse-view reconstruction challenge for 4D cone-beam CT from a 1-min scan.
Shieh CC, Gonzalez Y, Li B, Jia X, Rit S, Mory C, Riblett M, Hugo G, Zhang Y, Jiang Z, Liu X, Ren L, Keall P, Med Phys 2019 Jun
Intelligent inverse treatment planning via deep reinforcement learning, a proof-of-principle study in high dose-rate brachytherapy for cervical cancer.
Shen C, Gonzalez Y, Klages P, Qin N, Jung H, Chen L, Nguyen D, Jiang SB, Jia X, Phys Med Biol 2019 Apr
Metropolis Monte Carlo simulation scheme for fast scattered X-ray photon calculation in CT.
Xu Y, Chen Y, Tian Z, Jia X, Zhou L Opt Express 2019 Jan 27 2 1262-1275
A New Standard DNA Damage (SDD) Data Format.
Schuemann J, McNamara AL, Warmenhoven JW, Henthorn NT, Kirkby KJ, Merchant MJ, Ingram S, Paganetti H, Held KD, Ramos-Mendez J, Faddegon B, Perl J, Goodhead DT, Plante I, Rabus H, Nettelbeck H, Friedland W, Kundrát P, Ottolenghi A, Baiocco G, Barbieri S, Dingfelder M, Incerti S, Villagrasa C, Bueno M, Bernal MA, Guatelli S, Sakata D, Brown JMC, Francis Z, Kyriakou I, Lampe N, Ballarini F, Carante MP, Davídková M, Štepán V, Jia X, Cucinotta FA, Schulte R, Stewart RD, Carlson DJ, Galer S, Kuncic Z, Lacombe S, Milligan J, Cho SH, Sawakuchi G, Inaniwa T, Sato T, Li W, Solov'yov AV, Surdutovich E, Durante M, Prise KM, McMahon SJ Radiat. Res. 2019 Jan 191 1 76-92
Systematic analysis of the impact of imaging noise on dual-energy CT-based proton stopping-power-ratio estimation
Heui Chang Lee, Bin Li, Xinhui Duan, Linghong Zhou, Xun Jia, Ming Yang Med Phys 2019 46 5 2251-2263
Three- Dimensional Radiotherapy Dose Prediction on Head and Neck Cancer Patients with a Hierarchically Densely Connected U-net Deep Learning Architecture
Dan Nguyen, Xun Jia, David Sher, Mu-Han Lin, Zohaib Iqbal, Hui Liu , Steve Jiang Phys Med Biol 2019 64 6 065020


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

GPU-based Fast Monte Carlo Simulation for Radiotherapy Dose Calculation. In Monte Carlo Applications in Radiation Therapy

Xun Jia, Sami Hissoiny, Steve B. Jiang (2013). CRC press

Applications of GPU-based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy

Xun Jia, Steve B. Jiang (Ed.) (2015). CRC press

Advanced Methods in Brachytherapy Dose Calculations. In Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy

Asa Carlsson Tedgren, Xun Jia, Alexandr Malusek, Manuel Sanchez-Garcia (2017). Boca Raton, FL, Taylor & Francis Group/CRC Press

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy. In Radiation Therapy Techniques for Gynecological Cancers: A comprehensive approach

Omer Burnett, Xun Jia, Elizabeth Kidd, Ann Klopp (2019). New York, NY, Springer

Honors & Awards

  • John Laughlin Young Scientist Award
    American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2017)
  • Early Career Award
    Thrasher Research Fund (2011)
  • Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award
    American Society for Radiation Oncology (2011)
  • Norm Bailey Award
    American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM), Southern California Chapter (2010)
  • Young Investigator Award
    16thInternational Conference on the use of Computers in RadiationTherapy (2010)
  • Silver Medal and Special Award of the Most Original Solution to the Theoretical Problem III
    30th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO) (1999)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) (2019)
  • Radiation Research Society (RADRES) (2015)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (2012-2013)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) (2010)
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) (2010)
  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) (2009)
  • American Physics Society (APS) (2005-2009)