Program Description

Our diagnostic imaging physics residency program received CAMPEP provisional accreditation in 2017. This is a 3-year program that will provide training in both Diagnostic and Nuclear Medicine Physics. The first two years will focus primarily on Diagnostic Physics, with the third year focused on Nuclear Medicine Physics. Our program will qualify residents for board certification in both specialties. Our first resident started the position in July 2017 with an expected completion date of June 2020.

Residents will have the opportunity to teach radiologic physics to medical radiology residents and provide in-service for our two teaching hospitals. We have a close relationship with the radiology department with the McGovern Medical School, and residents will have the opportunity to work on clinical research projects. We encourage the residents to submit original research to national conferences.

The Division of Medical Physics has been responsible for Fundamental Physics education to Radiology Residents for the last 40 years. We also provide hands on labs to fulfill the 80 hours of initial training for radiologists to become authorized users on a NRC radioactive materials license.

Clinical Service

The Division of Medical Physics provides a wide range of clinical services to our teaching hospitals (Memorial Hermann and Lyndon B. Johnson) and various local imaging centers, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Image quality assurance, practice quality improvement, equipment performance and acceptance testing
  • Medical imaging risk and safety management
  • Facility planning (including shielding design & verification)
  • Imaging protocol development, management, and support
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Accreditation support

The imaging equipment inventory at our service sites includes: 15+ mammography, 90+ radiographic, 130 dental, 20+ computed tomography, 90+ fluoroscopy, 6 MRI, 10+ SPECT and SPECT/CT, and 2 PET/CT systems. The equipment inventory includes systems from each of the major vendors.

Admission and Graduation Statistics

YearNumber of ApplicantsNumber of Students AcceptedNumber of Students GraduatingNumber of Students Achieving ABR CertificationNumber of Graduates Working in Academic PositionsNumber of Graduates Working in Clinical Positions
201680
2017191
201800
2019261

Contact Us

Program Director
Ching-Mei J. Feng, Ph.D.
Email: Ching.mei.feng@uth.tmc.edu

Program Manager
Marlene Ramirez
6431 Fannin Street, MSB 2.130B
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-7671
Fax: 713-500-7676
Email:  Marlene.B.Ramirez@uth.tmc.edu

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging

McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center