John D. Hazle, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Osama R. Mawlawi, Ph.D.
Professor & Deputy Chair
Imaging Physics provides professional medical physics clinical services for imaging equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer throughout the institution. All of our clinical medical physicists are board certified and credentialed for independent practice in all specialty areas of medical imaging physics.
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
Imaging Physics faculty are assigned to be on call for all modalities (CT, MR, Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Mammography, etc.) to provide professional medical physics support during clinic hours.
In addition to clinical services, we also perform independent and collaborative research from basic science, through translational research to supporting clinical trials. Our faculty are funded by the National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, philanthropic foundations and through sponsored research agreements with many biomedical imaging companies.
Finally, we have an internationally recognized graduate program in Medical Physics through the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and an outstanding residency/Fellowship clinical training program. Both are accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs, and compete for the best trainees internationally.
We also support graduate science education by hosting students from Rice University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston, Texas A&M University and other tier 1 academic institutions.