Research paper by first CAMPEP PhD graduate profiled on MedicalPhysicsWeb

Using a clinical CT image to simulate stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in a lung cancer patient, Dr. Brandon Disher and colleagues are designing new radiation treatments that exploit lateral electron disequilibrium (LED) to deliver high tumour doses while sparing healthy lung tissue. The paper introduces the LED map (pictured) as a new clinical tool. Published in Physics in Medicine and Biology , the paper was profiled on MedicalPhysicsWeb.

Currently a Clinical Physics resident at London Regional Cancer Program, Dr. Disher is the first student to graduate from the PhD program sanctioned by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs (CAMPEP) in the department of Medical Biophysics. The research-intensive program, which also includes a heavy course load, was launched in 2012 to train students interested in a career as a clinical physicist. The rigorous graduate program is followed by 2 years of hands-on training prior to writing the certification exam.