Medical physics

Medical physics is an academic field that contributes to human health by utilizing the knowledge and results of physical engineering for medicine. We are promoting research and education related to medical physics in radiation therapy mainly. We are engaged in research and development of next-generation radiation therapy with a strong awareness of clinical implementation. We also provide the necessary knowledge of physical engineering and radiology to complete the clinical tasks successfully, and train medical physicists who have the ability to solve problems on their own.

Research and Education

We train researchers and specialists who have the following abilities;
– clinical ability to independently perform tasks including clinical launch of radiation treatment system, design of treatment plans and performance of quality control
– educational ability to train the next generation of medical physicists
– ability to conduct research and development in anticipation of innovation in the field of radiation therapy

We are engaged in research and development of next-generation radiation therapy with a strong awareness of clinical implementation.
We also provide the necessary knowledge of physical engineering and radiology to complete the clinical tasks successfully, and train medical physicists who have the ability to solve problems on their own.
Through these activities, we train medical physicists who will play a leading role in clinical practice and aim to foster internationally active researchers in the field of medical physics.

Publications

・ Accumulation of the delivered treatment dose in VMAT with breath-hold for pancreatic cancer patients based on daily CBCT images with limited field-of-view. Ziegler M, Nakamura M, Hirashima H, Ashida R, Yoshimura M, Bert C, Mizowaki T. Med. Phys., in press, 2019
・ Performance evaluation of a newly developed three-dimensional model-based global-to-local registration in prostate cancer. Nakamura M, Nakao M, Hirashima H, Iramina H, Mizowaki T. J. Radiat. Res., in press, 2019
・ Quality assurance of non-coplanar, volumetric-modulated arc therapy employing a C-arm linear accelerator, featuring continuous patient couch rotation. Hirashima H, Nakamura M, Miyabe Y, Mukumoto N, Ono T, Iramina H, Mizowaki T. Radiat. Oncol., 14:62, 1~10, 2019
・ A scoring system predicting acute radiation dermatitis in patients with head and neck cancer treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. Kawamura M, Yoshimura M, Asada H, Nakamura M, Matsuo Y, Mizowaki T. Radiat. Oncol., 14:14, 1~9, 2019
・ Evaluation of dynamic tumor-tracking intensity-modulated radiotherapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Nakamura A, Hiraoka M, Itasaka S, Nakamura M, Akimoto M, Ishihara Y, Mukumoto N, Goto Y, Kishi T, Yoshimura M, Matsuo Y, Yano S, Mizowaki T. Sci. Rep., 8, 17096;1~10, 2018

Laboratory

Associate professor:Mitsuhiro Nakamura

URL:http://medicalphysics.hs.med.kyoto-u.ac.jp/