Title: Current Topics in Clinical Medical Physics

Geoffrey D. Clarke, Ph.D., FACMP
Professor and Vice-Chair of Graduate Education in Radiology, UTHSCSA

This presentation will cover the current and future trends in clinical medical physics, which continues to progress with the increasing adoption of advances in solid-state physics and signal processing technologies. Increases in the number of sensors, i.e. the numbers of x-ray detectors in computed tomography and parallel receiver coils in MRI are pushing the speeds of these imaging modalities to ever higher levels. In radiation therapy physics, image-guided approaches to delivering radiation treatments are being implemented while tailored therapies, combining radiation with chemotherapy and disruptive agents such as ultrasound and radiofrequency ablation are seriously being explored. Recently there have also been major investments in heavy particle treatment methods, particularly proton therapy.

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