The major research areas of the department of Medical Radiation Physics are magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and phase-contrast x-ray imaging.
The department's MRI research includes new measurement techniques and post-processing tools in functional and quantitative MRI (e.g., perfusion, diffusion and chemical exchange saturation transfer). In nuclear medicine, research is focused on clinical dosimetry for radionuclide therapy, small-scale dosimetry and Monte-Carlo modelling of imaging systems. Research in radiotherapy physics aims towards development of personalized, adaptive radiotherapy using multi-modality imaging and active motion management, building on improved understanding of clinical dosimetry and radiobiology. X-ray phase-contrast research is focused on new preclinical imaging modalities to improve image contrast through dark-field and phase-contrast imaging using synchrotron radiation (in collaboration with MAX IV) and an in-house micro-focus x-ray tube. Generally, dosimetry and health aspects related to radiation are important issues in all our research areas.
For more detailed information about our research activities, please follow the links to the left.
Dept. of Medical Radiation Physics,
Clinical Sciences, Lund University
Skåne University Hospital, Lund
Barngatan 4, SE-221 85 Lund.