Division of Medical Physics

medical physics Research

E. Ishmael Parsai, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACRO, FIOMP
  • Development and Implementation of New and Innovative Tools and Treatment Devices/Techniques in Radiation Oncology for External Beam Radiotherapy and for Brachytherapy Applications
  • Development of Innovative Detectors and Sensors for Applications in Radiation Medicine
  • Development of ThermoBrachytherapy Seed for Treatment of Solid Tumors
  • Radiation Dosimetry Modeling using Monte Carlo Simulation Techniques and other numerical solutions in Radiotherapy Applications
  • Optimization Techniques in External Beam Radiotherapy, Brachytherapy, and in Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy Treatments
  • Applications of Bremsstrahlung SPECT Imaging in Computing Quantitative 3D Dosimetry Mapping 3D Dose Distributions for Beta Emitting Radionuclides
David Pearson, Ph.D.
  • Adaptive Therapy - the ability to change a patients plan based on the assessment of daily imaging
  • Improvements in External Beam treatment planning
  • Partial Breast Irradiation with brachytherapy applicators
  • Monte Carlo simulations of medical linear accelerators
Diana Shvydka, Ph.D.
  • Thin-film radiation detectors
  • Multilayer radiation detectors
  • Metal whiskers in ionizing radiation fields
  • Radiation transport Monte Carlo modeling
  • Thermo-brachytherapy seed implant
  • Nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy
Nicholas Sperling, Ph.D.
  • Monte Carlo based treatment planning using scalable computing cluster
  • Exit portal image fluence recovery for dosimetry and verification
  • Linear accelerator collision detection and avoidance modeling using patient specific geometries
  • Dose calculation and optimization algorithm design and parallelization implementation
Sulaiman Aldoohan, Ph.D.
  • Study and develop MRI pulse sequences for the potential applications of diffusion through susceptibility induced field gradient on human brain white matter’s T2 relaxation time image contrast.

Last Updated: 6/27/22