Students who successfully complete the radiological health pre-medical physics program are eligible to apply to the School of Health Science’s accelerated one-year master’s program. This program is for academically outstanding students who excelled in the radiological health pre-medical physics program and are looking for a fast track to their master’s degree.

For additional information on this program, please contact Keith Stantz.

After completing the core medical physics courses, students will follow one of the following tracks:

  • 4+1 MS in medical physics, diagnostic (imaging) radiological physics – 5th year plan of study
  • 4+1 MS in medical physics, therapeutic radiological physics – 5th year plan of study

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Research

As part of the accelerated master’s program, students are integrated into faculty laboratories and clinical facilities with the opportunity to work on a variety of research projects, including image-guided and biology-based therapy; diagnostic imaging of cancer, neurological function and disease; and new uses of particle beams in detection and treatment.

Dr. Uzay Emir in lab

 

Research Opportunities

  • MRI and MRS in Diagnosis of Neurotoxicity and Radiation Response
  • Neutron and X-ray Technologies for Human Body Composition, Disease Diagnose and Radiotherapy
  • Imaging and Tracer Development in PET and SPECT
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging (CT, PCT) and Thermoacoustic in Image Guided Therapy
  • IMRT and Normal Tissue Response to Radiation Therapy

Research Areas

  • Health Physics (Radiation Protection)
  • Imaging Sciences
  • Medical Physics
  • Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics)
  • Toxicology

Research Facilities

  • Life Science MRI facility
  • The Birck Nanotechnology Center
  • The Bindley Bioscience Center
  • The Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
  • Purdue’s Center for the Environment

Admissions/Requirements

Keith Stantz

Keith Stantz | Program Director

For questions regarding the imaging sciences graduate program, please contact kstantz@purdue.edu.