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Department of Imaging Physics


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

Our faculty are recognized leaders in clinical practice, science and education related to biomedical imaging. All of our clinical medical physicists are board certified and credentialed for independent practice in all specialty areas of clinical medical imaging physics.

These faculty conduct research in virtually all aspects of medical imaging, often in collaboration with other MD Anderson faculty.  

We also have educational programs for creating the next generation of healthcare professionals in the medical imaging sciences. The goal of our educational programs is to develop the leaders of the future. To this end we have developed internationally recognized, and nationally accredited, programs in medical physics graduate education and clinical training.

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

Section Chiefs

Our Clinical Services

  • Equipment acquisition
  • Facility planning (including shielding design & verification)
  • Acceptance testing of new equipment (commissioning)
  • Image quality assurance, practice quality improvement and equipment performance (troubleshooting)
  • Imaging protocol development, management, and support
  • Medical imaging risk and safety management
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Accreditation support

For all modalities (CT, IR, Nuc Med, Mammo, PET, Rad Fluoro, MR, US) Imaging Physics faculty are assigned to be on call to provide technical support during clinic hours.


The mission of the Department of Imaging Physics is to provide high-quality professional medical physics services to enhance patient care, perform independent research in medical imaging sciences, support collaborative research using medical imaging technologies throughout the institution, and educate the next generation of healthcare professionals in the medical imaging sciences.


Our vision is to achieve this goal through a balanced approach to high-quality patient care support, innovative research, and superior educational programs. While striving for broad achievement in all areas, strategic corridors of excellence in each area (patient care, research, and education) have been defined and will be subjected to continuous improvement.

John D. Hazle, PhD

John D. Hazle, PhD, FAAPM, FACR

  • Professor and Chairman
    Department of Imaging Physics
    Division of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Bernard W. Biedenharn Chair
    in Cancer Research

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