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Department of Medical Physics

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Overview

Medical Physics is an applied branch of physics devoted to the application of concepts and methods of physics to medicine/healthcare. The field of Medical physics emerged with the discovery of Radioactivity and X-rays in 1890's. Since then, the use of radiation in healthcare and other industries has been wondrously growing and so has the scope of Medical Physics.

In India, Qualified Medical Physicists are employed in Radiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine departments of Healthcare centers and upon getting an exclusive certification, they are employed in Industries as well. The scope of Medical Physics in abroad is not only limited to the above mentioned departments, it is still wider.

A Medical Physicist's service to the hospitals comprises of involvement and advice on selection, acceptance and commissioning, QA,QC and optimized use of Radiation generating equipments. With the advent of precise and cutting-edge technologies, a Clinical Physicist's role in a Radiotherapy department is pivotal and indispensable.

Courses

Duration

2 Years + 1 Year Internship

Commencement

July

Intake

10

Eligibility

B.Sc., in Physics with ancillary Maths and Chemistry (or) triple major with Physics, Maths, Chemistry - 60% or above.

Vision

"To offer diverse Medical Physics programme to establish and maintain the standards of the students of Medical Physics in the disciplines of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.

Mission

The goal of the Department is to cultivate an educational environment which provides the full spectrum of learning opportunities in clinical medical physics, radiation oncology and radiobiology. The curriculum is flexible and designed to enable a student to optimize their learning experience throughout their two years programme. It is an expectation that upon the completion of the programme a student will be an outstanding "Radiation Oncology Physicist" capable of making an immediate impact in either an academic or community practice setting.

Vision

"Visualizing solutions for accurate diagnosis and treatment"
The Department was established during the year of 2012. This is a basic science department in Dr.N.G.P Arts and Science College. The faculty provides comprehensive graduate education in medical physics, and the research strives to improve health by developing and implementing radiation treatment for cancer.

Department Activities

S.No Date Event Topic Resource Person
Academic Year 2018-2019
1. 31-Aug-18 to 01-Sep-18 Guest Lecture Radiobiological Models and Biological Effects of Radiation Dr. P. Venkatachalam, Professor of Human Genetics, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai
2. 10-Sep-18 To 11-Sep-18 Guest Lecture TreatmentPlanning System andDoseCalculatio Algorithm Mrs. C. NARMADA, Senior Medical Physicist & Application Specialist, PTW- India, Chennai.
3. 29-Sep-18 Guest Lecture Interaction of charged particles and Neutrons with matter Dr. Jeevanram, Former Scientific officer, IGCAR Kalpakkam.
4. 14-Feb-18 Guest Lecture Physics of Radiology Imaging Mr. Pannerselvam Assistant Professor Sri Ramachandra Medical College Chennai
5. 14-Mar-18 To 15-Mar-18 Guest Lecture Neutron Dosimetry Dr. P. Kaliyappan Professor of Radiological Physics Stanley Hospital Chennai
6. 16-Mar-18 Guest Lecture Radiation protection and shielding Calculation Dr. Senthil Kumar Assistant Professor Govt Rajaji Hospital Madurai
Academic Year 2017-2018
1. 24-Oct-17 to 25-Oct-17 Guest Lecture Biological effects of radiation Dr. Jeevanram Former Scientific Officer, IGCAR, Kalpakkam
2. 07-Sep-17 to 08-Sep-17 Guest Lecture Interaction of charged particles with matter Dr. Kaliyappan, Professor of Radaiological Physics, Stanley Medical College, Chennai
3. 17-Aug-17 to 18-Aug-17 Guest Lecture Computed Tomography Mr. Pannerselvam SRMC, Chennai
Academic Year 2016-2017
01. 05.04.2016 Guest Lecture Introduction to Brachytherapy Mr. Muthukumar
Senior Medical Physicist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
02.

02.09.2016
To

03.09.2016
Guest Lecture Radiation Biology Dr.Jeevanram,
Former Scientific Officer, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Kalpakkam
03. 03.02.2017 Demo Class PTW- NOMEX Multimeter Mr. Venkatesan
Country Manager PTW Dosimetry India PVT Ltd. Chennai
04. 13.02.2017 To 14.02.2017 Guest Lecture Neutron Dosimetry Dr.Jeevanram,
Former Scientific Officer, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Kalpakkam
05. 14.02.2017 Guest Lecture Production Of Radionuclide  And Radio-Chemistry Dr.Madhav B Mallia,
Scientific Officer (F), Radiopharmaceuticals Chemistry Section, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,Trombay Mumbai
Academic Year 2015-2016
01. 26.06.2015 Guest Lecture Philospophy of Radiation Protection Dr.K.Thayalan,
Head Medical Physics Division, Barnard Institute of Oncology, Chennai
02.
09.09.2015 to 10.09.2015
Guest Lecture Advanced Technique in Radiotherapy Mr. Muthukumar
Senior Medical Physicist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
03. 27.10.2015 Guest Lecture Medical Imaging and Technology Mr.S.Pannerselvam
Assistant Professor, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai
04. 30.10.2015 Guest Lecture Radiation Biology Dr.C.S.Sureka,
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Physics, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
05. 02.11.2015 Guest Lecture Nuclear Medicine Dr.K.Muthuvelu,
Profesor of Medical Physics, Barnard Institute of Oncology, Chennai.
06. 04.11.2015 Guest Lecture Radiotherapy Dr.Varadharajan,
Chief Medical Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Billroth Hospital, Chennai.
07. 05.11.2015 Guest Lecture Radiation Dosimetry Dr.Jeevanram,
Former Scientific Officer, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Kalpakkam.
08.
06.11.2015 to 07.11.2015
Guest Lecture Treatment Planning System and Special Advanced Treatment Techniques Mr. Muthukumar
Senior Medical Physicist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
Academic Year 2014-2015
01. 02.08.2014 Guest Lecture Computerized Treatment Planning System Mr. Muthukumar
Senior Medical Physicist, Apollo Hospital, Chennai.
02.
26.02.2015 to 28.02.2015
Guest Lecture Principles of Diagnostic Radiology Mr.S.Pannerselvam
Assistant Professor, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai
03.
26.03.2015 to 28.03.2015
Guest Lecture Computed Tomography and Mri Mr.S.Pannerselvam
Assistant Professor, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur, Chennai
04. 03.04.2015 Guest Lecture Radiation Protection and Standards Dr. M.Nehru
Scientific Officer Atomic Energy Regulatory Board Anushakthi Nagar, Mumbai.

Extension Activity

S.No Date Event Venue
Academic Year 2018-2019
1 22-Sep-18 Rose Day- Cancer Survivors KMCH Conference Hall
Academic Year 2015-2016
1 14-Feb-16 Childhood cancer day KMCH Conference Hall

Industry/Institute Visits

S.NO DATE INDUSTRY/INSTITUTE NAME AND ADDRESS DURATION NO.OF STUDENTS
Academic Year 2018-2019
1 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. One Month
1
2 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Fortis Hospital- Mohali One Month
2
3 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Tata Memorial Hospital –Mumbai One Month
1
4 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Aster Medicity- Cochin One Month
1
5 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences-Lucknow One Month
2
6 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Omega Cancer Hospital- Hyderabad One Month
1
7 01-May-18 To 31-May-18 Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. One Month
2
Academic Year 2017-2018
1 18-Sep-17 To 22-Sep-17 Department of Atomic Energy, Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research, Government of India One Week
20
2 01-May-17 Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. One Month
2
3 01-May-17 Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. One Month
2
4 01-May-17 Omega Cancer Hospital- Hyderabad One Month
2
5 01-May-17 Fortis Hospital- Mohali One Month
2
6 01-May-17 Max Health care- Ghaziabad One Month
1
Academic Year 2016-2017
1 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Apollo Gleneagles- Kolkata One Month
2
2 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. One Month
2
3 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. One Month
2
4 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Omega Cancer Hospital- Hyderabad One Month
1
5 01-May-17 Max Health care- Ghaziabad One Month
1
Academic Year 2015-2016
1 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Apollo Gleneagles, Kolkata One Month
2
2 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore. One Month
2
3 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. One Month
2
4 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Omega Cancer Hospital, Hyderabad One Month
1
5 16-May-16 To 15-Jun-16 Fortis Hospital, Mohali One Month
2

Student's Achievements

Prizes Won in Paper Presentation/ Project Contest/Best Paper Award/Symposiums/Workshop

S.No Date Name Event Venue  
Academic Year 2018-2019
1. 02-Nov-18 To 04-Nov-18 I year & II year Students 39th Annual conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India AMPICON-18,Chennai. Participation
Academic Year 2017-2018
1. 04-Nov-17 To 07-Nov-17 I year & II year Students 17th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics“AOCMP – 17” in conjunction with38th Annual Conference of Association of Medical Physicists of India AMPICON – 17- Jaipur
Participation
2. 20-Jan-18 I year Students One day Seminar- Advances in Radiation Therapy Team Best- Radisson Blu, Coimbatore Participation
3. 17-Feb-18 I year Students One day Seminar- Imaging Modalities Sun Insititute, CITRA Auditorium Participation
4. 24-Feb-18 I year Students One day Workshop- Brachytherapy KMCH, Coimbatore Participation
Academic Year 2016-2017
1. 21.11.2015 Ms. Nivetha.V
Mr. Sakthivel
Second Prize in Quiz Competition AMPICON 2015  
2. 19.11.2016 Mr. Muhammed Ashik
Ms. Bhuvaneshwari.V
Second Prize in Quiz Competition AMPICON 2016  
Academic Year 2015-2016
1. 20.11.2015 M.Uma mageswari A study of computed tomography dose index measurement using head and body phantom using nomex dosimetry 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India, RCC, Trivandrum  
2. 20.11.2015 N.Abisarooba
Iswarya
Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Fluoroscopy using NOMEX Dosimetry 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India,RCC, Trivandrum  
3. 20.11.2015 C.D. Jincy Study of production and attenuation of bremsstralung using beta source 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India, RCC, Trivandrum  
4. 20.11.2015 M.Naresh kumar Measurement of half value thickness and evaluation of mass absorption using gamma ray spectrometry 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India, RCC, Trivandrum  
5. 20.11.2015 A.Harvin nelson Isocenter verification for linac based stereotactic radiation surgery and radiation therapy 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India, RCC, Trivandrum  
6. 20.11.2015 V.Nivetha Study of linearity and energy calibration using        gamma ray spectrometry 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India, RCC, Trivandrum  
7. 20.11.2015 T.Priya Measurement of half value thickness and evaluation of mass absorption coefficient 36th Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Physicists of India, RCC, Trivandrum  
Academic Year 2014-2015
1. 21.12.2014 Mr.Vignesh
Mr.Sankar
Mr. Gowrisankar
Second Prize Quiz Competetion JIMPER, Puducherry.  
2. 20.12.2014 Mr.Vignesh
Mr. Sankar
Presented a Paper in the topic of Evaluating Dosimetry of a Novel Phantom for Irradiating Blood Components using Photons and High Energy Electrons JIMPER, Puducherry.  
3. 21.11.2014 Mr. Vignesh
Mr. Sankar
Third Prize Quiz Competetion Pravara Institute Of Medical Science – Pune  
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