News & Events

New Residency Positions for Duke Graduates

The Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program is delighted to announce the establishment of a Diagnostic Imaging Residency position exclusively for our graduates. This imaging residency will be part of the CAMPEP-accredited Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program. The position is open to all MS students graduating from our program and is administered through the MedPhys Match. Plans for additional residency slots in the future are underway.



Mehani Receives Naidu Memorial Award

(2017-03-24)  Madan Rehani, PhD, program faculty and Director of Global Outreach for Radiation Protection and Chair-Designate of the Radiation Safety Committee, has received the Dr. Ramaiah Naidu Memorial Oration Award, based on his valuable contributions to the field of medical physics. The award was presented at the 37th annual conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India in November.



GE Healthcare Leader Visits Duke

(2017-03-24) Dr. Fraser Robb, a technology leader at GE working on MR coils, visited Duke on Friday March 17 and spoke with the Medical Physics Graduate Program students about his perspectives on industry and academia. He received his PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Aberdeen in 1998 and has since served as professor of radiology at Dartmouth College. He is also currently an honorary professor at the University of Sheffield in the Department of Cardiovascular Science. He was named as one of GE Healthcare’s most prolific inventors with more than 25 patents and as ISMRM Engineering Chair. Dr. Robb has served as the chief technology leader for MR coils at GE and currently leads the special coils research and prototyping division. In his talk with the students, he discussed the differences between industry and academic culture and the transition from academia to industry.



Samei & Segars Receive NIH R01 Grant

(2017-03-10) Congratulations to Ehsan Samei and W. Paul Segars (Radiology) on receiving an NIH R01 grant for their project "Precision Cardiac CT: Development of a Computational Platform for Optimizing Imaging". As a strong collaboration with the cardiology teams at Duke Health Care and Massachusetts General Hospital, the grant focuses on making cardiac CT more precise and quantitative for characterization of plaques and stenosis.




McCollough from Mayo Visits Duke

(2017-03-10) Cynthia H. McCollough, Professor of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the CT Clinical Innovation Center and X-ray Imaging Core at the Mayo Clinic, visited Duke University Medical Physics Graduate Program. In her lecture, she discussed photon counting detectors and their future in CT imaging. After the seminar, Q&A session took place in the Medical Physics Graduate Program office, where students had an opportunity to discuss Tube Current Modulation (TCM) dose estimation, lung modeling and Xcat, cardiac imaging, and how to become a suspenseful leader in the field of Medical Physics.

The research interests of Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D., revolve around the technology of CT imaging and its many clinical applications. As director of Mayo Clinic's CT Clinical Innovation Center, Dr. McCollough leads a multidisciplinary team of physicians, scientists, research fellows and graduate students on projects seeking to detect and quantify disease using CT imaging. She has particular expertise in the use of CT for quantitative assessment of material composition, disease progression or regression, and organ function, as well as methods to quantify and reduce patient dose.