Emerging Leaders Symposium and Workshop
Brian Pogue Selected as Chair
Celebrating 40 Years of Medical Physics
Each month of 2021 we will share a piece of the department's history. Click to read more...
Cool Science Image Contest
Alzheimer's in Down Syndrome Patients
Brad Christian Part Of Multi-Institution Effort to Investigate Alzheimer's Disease in People with Down Syndrome
Improved COVID-19 Pneumonia Detection
Guang-Hong Chen, Ran Zhang, and collaborators develop improved method for detecting COVID-19 induced pneumonia. Read more...
Defending During COVID-19
Defending During COVID-19 - How Students Are Adapting to the New Reality

Ph.D. student Amy Weisman shares her experiences defending her thesis during the epidemic.

Radiological Physics Services
Radiological Physics Services
Fetal Biomagnetism
Fetal Biomagnetism
Cyclotron
Cyclotron
X-Ray Imaging
X-Ray Imaging
Emerging Leaders Symposium and Workshop
Emerging Leaders Symposium and Workshop
Brian Pogue Selected as Chair
Brian Pogue Selected as Chair
Celebrating 40 Years of Medical Physics
Celebrating 40 Years of Medical Physics
Cool Science Image Contest
Cool Science Image Contest
Alzheimer's in Down Syndrome Patients
Alzheimer's in Down Syndrome Patients
Improved COVID-19 Pneumonia Detection
Improved COVID-19 Pneumonia Detection
Defending During COVID-19
Defending During COVID-19
Radiological Physics Services
Radiological Physics Services
Fetal Biomagnetism
Fetal Biomagnetism
Cyclotron
Cyclotron
X-Ray Imaging
X-Ray Imaging
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Department of Medical Physics

Medical Physics was established as a specialty focus within the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, creating the first and only basic science department of its kind in the country. This research intensive department has approximately 30 core faculty and 30 affiliate faculty members, many with cross or affiliate appointments in one or more clinical departments, including Radiology, Human Oncology, Psychiatry, and Medicine. Several faculty also have cross appointments in the School of Engineering, through Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Work in the department ranges from basic discovery and invention, through to research products and methods production, to clinical trials and industry collaboration and translation.

With an incoming class of 10-15 PhD students per year, the department has the largest cohort of doctoral students within Medical Physics in the country, and trains a smaller MS cohort in Medical Physics and Health Physics. The didactic training includes an extensive set of courses in Diagnostic and Therapeutic systems, which guide the student towards their accredited degree from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP). In the decades since formation, department alumni have gone on to lead many institutions throughout the country in aspects of Medical Physics.

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State-of-the-art research facilities enable ground-breaking discoveries in many different research areas. This month we are highlighting the work of our Computed Tomography group.

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