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Keith Stantz

Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Physics
  • Developing Thermoacoustic Imaging Technology in Cancer Treatment
  • Imaging of Hypoxia and Its Role in Cancer Therapy
  • Immune Response to Radiation in Abscopal Effect

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity

School of Health Sciences Research Area(s)

  • Imaging Sciences
  • Medical Physics


Dr. Keith Stantz is a Professor of Medical Physics and Imaging Sciences within the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University. Dr. Stantz obtained a B.S. degree from Valparaiso University in ECE and Physics (1988); an M.S. degree in Physics from Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI); and a PhD from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) in particle physics, where he was part of the MEGA research team investigating rare muon decay at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a Project and Research Scientist at two small companies and IUSM, he developed CT, optical and thermoacoustic imaging instrumentation and methods. As a faculty at Purdue, his research continues to focus on developing diagnostic imaging of vascular disease and hypoxia, their role in the treatment of cancer, and the training of students in the field of Medical Physics and Imaging.

Stantz’s research interests include:

  • Physiological Imaging using Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Imaging
    • Quantify intra-tumor physiology
    • Influence of tumor angiogenic phenotype in cancer progression and metastasis
    • Investigate response to anti-angiogenic and radiation therapies
  • Development of Thermoacoustic CT Imaging
    • Molecular Imaging using Photoacoustic CT-spectroscopy (PCT-S)
    • 3D Dosimetric Imaging of Particle Beams using Radiation-induced Acoustic CT (RACT)
  • Modeling of Tumor Biology
    • Multi-parametric image fusion of hypoxia
    • Explore the role hypoxia plays on cancer stem cell prevalence and on the immune response to radiation therapy


  • PhD, Physics 1998, Indiana University
  • M.Sc., Physics, 1991, Michigan State University
  • B.Sc., EECE & Physics, Valparaiso University


Current Courses

  • HSCI 526 - Principles of Health Physics and Dosimetry
  • HSCI 570 - Introduction to Medical Diagnostic Imaging
  • HSCI 572 - Radiation Oncology Physics
  • HSCI 674 - Radiological Diagnostic Imaging Internship

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
  • World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)