Mission:

The Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital combines clinical expertise, compassionate care, and advanced radiation therapies to deliver the safest, most effective treatments for cancer and benign tumors. The goal of the Division of Radiation Biophysics within the department is to improve clinical outcomes by leading innovative research, development, and clinical application of imaging techniques, multimodality therapies, and computational methods while providing patients with the highest level of safety, efficiency, and accuracy of their treatments.

Learn more about Radiation Oncology at Mass General.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

In conjunction with the Department of Radiation Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Medical Physics Division aspires to identify and understand the root causes of inequality and dismantle racism and all other forms of discrimination. Our group is committed to the cultivation of an inclusive, diverse, and respectful workplace, where every member feels valued, safe, and empowered to be themselves regardless of their cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, race, immigration status, national origin, or religious beliefs. Collectively, we strive to increase opportunities for underrepresented groups and develop strong professionals, not only for our division but throughout the global community of Medical Physics.

Read more about equity and inclusion at Mass General.

Read more about Mass General Brigham’s systemwide plan to become an anti-racist organization.

 

Strategic Goals:

  • Clinical: Enable a "see and treat approach"
    • Automated contouring - efficient planning - automation/efficiency in QA
    • Daily plan adaptation
  • Clinical/Research: Implement a comprehensive IT solution
    • Programmatic big data access and analytics solution
  • Research: Temporo-spatial optimization of treatment outcome
    • Understanding of radiation action on tissue to improve outcome
    • Treatment optimization utilizing physical quantities and clinical observables
  • Outreach: Network integration and unification of procedures and technologies
  • Education: Promote teaching and learning environment
    • Promote collaborations between role groups, including research and clinical physics
    • Develop a graduate program for PhD students

Videos:

*These videos were published by the Institute of Physics (physicsworld):