Medical Physics

The application of concepts and methods of physics to the diagnosis and treatment of pressing human diseases is emerging as a revolutionary approach to some new challenges that healthcare faces nowadays.

This research area fosters the establishment of new joint ventures among UT Austin’s Dell Medical School and Cockrell School of Engineering, UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Portuguese research groups in medical physics, proton therapies, and radiation oncology. Aligned with the national strategy for the development of high-energy particle beam therapies for cancer treatment, the area of Medical Physics is highly committed to supporting the advanced training of oncology radiology experts in Portugal either through hands-on participation in research projects and courses and also the development of novel solutions for a larger implementation of proton therapy.

Area Directors

Maria Filomena Botelho

Area Director for Medical Physics
in Portugal

Rui Henrique

Area Director for Medical Physics
in Portugal


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