- Study of basic mechanisms by which radiation transfers energy to biological and chemical materials
- Development of new techniques for directing and measuring various radiations used in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer
- Application of radioactive tracers to diagnosis and to the study of metabolic processes
- Optimization of physical parameters for diagnostic medical imaging including radiography, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and radionuclide imaging.
- Optimization of treatment plans for cancer radiotherapy.
- Incorporation of biological models in radiation treatment planning.
- Radiation beam modulation and image guidance applications in radiation therapy.
Rush University annually issues a report that summarizes research projects of the entire faculty.