Duke University

Medical Physics Graduate Program - Doctorate


2138 Campus Drive

Durham, NC 27708

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Medical Physics Graduate Program - Doctorate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Medical Physics is a field of study that applies physics to the needs of medicine, and has garnered two Nobel Prizes (the most recent for Magnetic ResonanceImaging in 2003). Medical Physics is a very rewarding field for students who love physics but would like to solve real-world problems related to health care. There are a number of career paths for medical physics graduates: academia, clinical work, industry, and government labs. There is a strong demand for both M.S. and PhD graduates. Projects in medical physics often involve physics, math, and computer science, and use theoretical, experimental, and clinical methods. Duke's Medical Physics Program offers four academic tracks: diagnostic imaging physics, radiation oncology physics, nuclear medicine physics, and health physics. There are over 40 faculty involved in the program, many being internationally recognized expertsin their fields. Examples of medical physics research underway at Duke include magnetic resonance angiography, magnetic resonance microscopy, advanced digital imaging algorithms, digital mammography, detector and display characterization, computer-aided diagnosis, ultrasound, monoclonal antibody imaging and therapy, hyperthermia coupled with radiation therapy, computed mammotomography, SPECT and PET imaging, neutron-stimulated imaging, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, treatment optimizations, brain and body stereotactic radiosurgery, 3-D dosimetry, real-time organ dosimetry in interventional radiology and cardiac cath laboratory, and development of motion heart phantom for coronary CT angiography.


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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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