Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

The Daily Practice of Medical Physics

Speaker:

Dr. Joseph Dick

Affiliation:

Radiation Oncology / Medical Physicist, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

When:

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room 3-47

Host:

Anna Erickson
daphne.brown@me.gatech.edu
4043855502

Abstract

Medical physics is a rapidly evolving discipline. This talk will overview the daily practice of clinical medical physics from the perspective of a physicist in a modern cancer facility. Special emphasis will be placed upon addressing common questions and concerns of future practitioners.


Biography

Joseph Dick is a medical physicist with Landauer Medical Physics. He works at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan, GA where he is responsible for external beam radiation treatments, stereotactic radiation therapy, LDR brachytherapy and intra-operative radiation therapy. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Medical Physics from the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is certified in therapeutic medical physics by the American Board of Radiology.