This program encourages medical students to explore many exciting research topics in radiology and radiation oncology. These topics span the full range of research, including the following examples:
- Clinical trials: breast tomosynthesis and dedicated breast CT imaging; computer-aided diagnosis; hyperpolarized gas MRI for lung function
- Clinical evaluations: pediatric CT dose reduction; ED imaging utilization; interventional radiology; dynamic contrast enhanced MRI; radiation oncology utilization and optimization
- Translational Science: nanocontrast imaging; imaging and predictive modeling of Alzheimer’s; optical imaging and 3D dosimetry; functional MRI studies to understand psychological behavior
- Basic laboratory science: molecular imaging of stem cells and mouse cardiac function; lung cancer proteomics; effect of exercise physiology on radiation therapy; MR microscopy; diffusion tensor imaging and brain histology
Students have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of research and clinical faculty from radiology, radiation oncology, biomedical engineering and physics. The program strongly emphasizes the use of quantitative methods to solve clinically significant problems. Although it is desirable to possess prior experience in areas such as mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, or engineering, the program also welcomes students of all backgrounds. Program students have published in many of the field’s top journals: Radiology; AJR American Journal of Roentgenology; Medical Physics; and Int J Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.
Director: Joseph Lo, Ph.D.