Division of Medical Physics


Changhu Chen, M.D.
  • Hypo-fractionated radiation therapy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Biologic targeting agents in combination with radiation therapy and chemotherapy for cancer treatment
E. Ishmael Parsai, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM, FACRO, FIOMP
  • Three-dimensional dosimetric analysis and quantitative bremsstrahlung SPECT Imaging for beta emitting radiopharmaceuticals
  • Three-dimensional external beam conformal radiotherapy
  • Radiation beam modeling using Monte Carlo simulation techniques
  • Applications of bremsstrahlung SPECT imaging in computing quantitative 3-D dosimetry and mapping 3-D dose distributions for Beta emitters
  • Patient-specific dosimetry in radionuclide therapy using 3-D techniques
  • Optimization techniques in external beam 3-D conformity radiotherapy and in stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Thermo-brachytherapy seed implant
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
Krishna Reddy, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy
  • Molecular targeted cancer theraputics
  • Treatment of GI, breast, CNS, H&N malignancies
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
Last Updated: 6/30/19