The research in this program focuses primarily on radiology and radiation oncology, including all types of research:
- Clinical trials/evaluation: interventional radiology procedures; adaptive radiotherapy; stereotactic radiosurgery; multi-parametric MRI; hyperpolarized gas MRI for lung function
- Translational science: machine learning and radiogenomics; Alzheimer’s imaging markers; optical imaging and 3D dosimetry; intra-operative imaging
- Basic laboratory science: epigenetics of radiotherapy; lung cancer proteomics; mechanisms of radiation injury
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 emphasizes the use of quantitative methods to solve clinically significant problems. Prior experience in sciences (e.g., physics, engineering) are helpful, but the program also welcomes students of all backgrounds. Program students have published approximately 70 papers over the past 5 years in many of the field’s top journals, including: Radiology; AJR American Journal of Roentgenology; and Int J Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.