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Welcome to the website for the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Colorado Denver, affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital.

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Physics


Mission

The mission of the Medical Physics group is to provide high quality radiation therapy through excellent clinical service support, implementation of improved treatment planning and radiation delivery technologies, and research programs aimed at improving and advancing patient care.

Faculty and Clinical Programs 

Our group consists of eight faculty physicists, five dosimetrists, two post-doctoral fellows, and medical physics resident. We provide our patients cutting-edge technical and  innovative programs in intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT), Tomotherapy, image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic-body radiation therapy (SBRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and brachytherapy.

Research and Educational Programs

The medical physics research program is among the largest programs in the Rocky Mountain region.  Active research areas include IGRT and adaptive radiation therapy (ART), IMRT/VMAT/SBRT optimization and dose delivery, SBRT dose calculation and evaluation using Monte Carlo algorithms, motion management using 4DCT and active breathing control (ABC), biological and mathematical modeling to predict tumor control and radiation-induced normal tissue damage, and brachytherapy. Our program is closely integrated with our clinical colleagues’ research programs, thus allowing our patients to benefit from our clinical physics research and development advances.