In the 3.5 minute video below, 9 students describe their MS/PhD research. Medical physics involves clinical workflow, hardware design, cancer biology, computational modeling, artificial intelligence, and much more. You can also browse our database of hundreds of student publications.

Research Highlights from Our Students

Four Tracks, One Program

Our faculty are drawn from 5 departments: Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Radiation Safety, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics. In addition, each faculty affiliates with one or more of the program's four tracks. The tracks are shown below with representative topics of research highlighting just some of the strengths of our program.

Diagnostic Imaging (DI) Radiation Therapy (RT)
  • advanced ultrasound imaging
  • artificial intelligence for diagnosis, reconstruction, etc.
  • dedicated breast CT
  • detector and display characterization
  • dual energy CT
  • functional brain MRI
  • molecular imaging
  • MR microscopy
  • MRI with hyperpolarized gas & fluorinated compounds
  • neutron stimulated emission computed tomography
  • optical interference tomography
  • x-ray digital tomosynthesis
  • hyperthermia
  • treatment planning optimization
  • intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • 3-D dosimetry
  • oncological imaging and image analysis
  • image guided radiation therapy
  • stereotactic radiosurgery
  • biological modelling of tumor and normal tissue dose responses
  • intra-operative radiation therapy

Medical Health Physics (MHP)

Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • bone marrow dosimetry
  • CT dosimetry: dual energy, hefnium filter, etc.
  • energy modulated CBCT dosimetry
  • Monte Carlo simulation in small animal and humans
  • nano-fiber optic dosimetry: brachytherapy and other applications
  • neutron environmental monitoring with TLDs
  • parathyroid imaging: 4D CT vs. Sestamibi
  • pediatric dosimetry: cath lab and head CT
  • statistical iterative reconstruction algorithms
  • whole body PET-CT fusion imaging
  • dedicated PET and SPECT breast imaging systems
  • novel ECT acquisition geometries