Medical Physics and Engineering News 

UTSW receives national recognition

UTSW receives national recognition

U.S. News & World Report just released its 2017 list of top hospitals. UT Southwestern ranks #1 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and #2 in Texas. In addition, we nationally ranked in six specialties and are noted as high-performing in four conditions, including cancer. An honor to be recognized!

A new chapter in radiation oncology

A new chapter in radiation oncology

UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation’s top destinations for patients seeking cancer treatments. Now it has a new radiation oncology building to call home that’s as sterling as its reputation.

High-tech radiation oncology building opens its doors

High-tech radiation oncology building opens its doors

UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of the nation’s top destinations for patients seeking cancer treatments. Now it has a new radiation oncology building to call home that’s as sterling as its reputation.

New faculty members and promotions in Radiation Oncology

New faculty members and promotions in Radiation Oncology

Andrei Pugachev, Ph.D., is a new Assistant Professor in our Physics Division, while Heeyoun Bunch, Ph.D., joins the Molecular Radiation Biology Division as an Instructor.

Designs on ultrasound-guided radiotherapy

Designs on ultrasound-guided radiotherapy

Ultrasound imaging provides marker-free, soft-tissue visualization, without exposing the patient to any extra radiation dose. As such, several research groups are investigating the use of ultrasound guidance for localizing soft-tissue structures and tumors during radiotherapy. Research in UT Southwestern's Division of Medical Physics and Engineering is highlighted online today in an article on medicalphysicsweb.

Radiation Oncology well-represented at ASTRO

Radiation Oncology well-represented at ASTRO

With 16 abstracts, seven presentations, and one press briefing, the faculty of UT Southwestern Radiation Oncology will be well-represented at the 50th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

Jiang awarded $4m from CPRIT

Jiang awarded $4m from CPRIT

Dr. Steve Jiang, Professor and Vice Chair of Radiation Oncology and Chief of the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, has been awarded $4 million by the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to develop new technology to treat lung cancer patients with heavy ions. A total of $9.6 million was awarded to UT Southwestern researchers by CPRIT in the latest round of funding.

Zhang wins travel award to ASTRO

Zhang wins travel award to ASTRO

First year medical physics resident You Zhang, Ph.D., is a recipient of a travel award to this year’s annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) in September. He won the category of Basic/Translational Science - Junior Investigator Radiation Physics for his abstract titled “A Biomechanical Modeling Guided CBCT Reconstruction Technique (Bio-recon).”

Grants awarded to Radiation Oncology researchers

Grants awarded to Radiation Oncology researchers

Grants totalling more than $2.6 million have been awarded to researchers in medical physics and molecular radiation biology.

Speaker roundup for July

Speaker roundup for July

Department of Radiation Oncology faculty gave invited lectures at the following events recently:

Medical Physics team heads to AAPM meeting

Medical Physics team heads to AAPM meeting

With 58 accepted abstracts and two, top-scored investigators, the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering will be strongly represented at the annual American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) meeting July 31-Aug. 4 in Washington, D.C.

Speaker roundup for June

Speaker roundup for June

Department of Radiation Oncology faculty gave invited lectures at the following events recently:

Texans want in on cancer "moonshot"

Texans want in on cancer "moonshot"

Our heavy ion initiative was highlighted during a national summit on cancer led by Vice President Joe Biden.

Taleei wins travel award

Taleei wins travel award

Reza Taleei, Ph.D., a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, has been awarded a 1,500-euro stipend to attend the Proton Therapy Cooperative Group (PTCOG) annual meeting in Prague in May. Dr. Taleei will present a poster at the conference.

Jiang delivers lecture at UT Medical Branch

Jiang delivers lecture at UT Medical Branch

In April, Department Vice Chair and Director of Medical Physics Steve Jiang, Ph.D., delivered the Martin Schneider Memorial Lectureship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Tx. The prestigious event honors that institution’s former chair of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Jiang gave a talk on “Next Generation Radiotherapy Treatment Planning”.

Department makes heavy ion grant awards

Department makes heavy ion grant awards

The Department of Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern Medical Center has awarded five, two-year seed grants of $100,000 apiece to Texas researchers to facilitate research related to heavy ion therapy.

With CPRIT grants, new approaches for pediatric cancer treatment

With CPRIT grants, new approaches for pediatric cancer treatment

Investigators in the Department of Radiation Oncology were awarded close to $2.7 million in the latest round of funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to study and treat childhood cancer.

UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first U.S. Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research

UTSW receives key NCI funding to plan first U.S. Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy Research

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health awarded UT Southwestern a $1 million planning grant to establish the country’s first National Center for Heavy Ion Radiation Therapy.

Video game processors to improve cancer patient care

Video game processors to improve cancer patient care

Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care.