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Department of Imaging Physics

The Department of Imaging Physics provides medical imaging physics services for all radiological imaging equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Our clinical and research faculty also conduct research in many aspects of medical imaging, often in collaboration with other MD Anderson faculty.

Educating the next generation of healthcare professionals in the medical imaging sciences is also a major focus of the department with internationally recognized, and nationally accredited, programs in medical physics graduate education and clinical training.

All of our clinical medical physicists are board certified and are credentialed for independent practice in all specialty areas of clinical medical imaging physics.

We strive to be the best imaging physics department in the world and to serve MD Anderson with distinction.

Clinical Services Include:

  • Equipment Quality Assurance - ensuring the safe and effective operation of radiological imaging instrumentation throughout the institution
  • A Radiological Engineering Group that supports equipment installation, service and maintenance throughout MD Anderson
  • An Image Processing and Visualization Laboratory (IPVL) that supports image post-processing, analysis, and/or visualization for patient care and research
  • Management of the Small Animal Imaging Facility (SAIF), an institutional resource supported by the Cancer Center Support Grant (CA16672)


News & Features

Medical Radiation Use for Children, Adults Examined

In this Houston Chronicle article, Dr. Cody coaches parents how to minimize the risk.

PET/CT Delineates Tumors in Motion

"To our knowledge, this is the first time that a single static PET/CT scan has been used to delineate the tumour ITV for lung/thoracic cancer patients." Osama Mawlawi, Ph.D.

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