Medical Physics: Research Activities

  • 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.