Medical Physics

Clinical Resources

At Hofstra, we want our medical physics graduates to leave our program feeling confident they can contribute to their first job on day 1.  To accomplish this, Hofstra has partnered with the Departments of Radiation Medicine and Radiology at Northwell Health to provide high quality, hands-on clinical experience.  Students are invited to participate in departmental activities starting in their first semester to gain confidence and experience working in a professional environment.

Department of Radiation Medicine

  • Faculty
    • 18 radiation oncologists
    • 17 medical physicists
  • Technology
    • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
    • Image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)
    • Stereotactic radiosurgery/body radiation therapy (SRS/SBRT)
    • 4-Dimensional simulation is used for simulation of respiratory gating procedures, which allows treatment with a high dose of radiation to cancerous tumors while sparing a larger volume of healthy tissue.
    • Arc radiation therapy is a technique that delivers radiation by rotating the linac gantry (linac head) around the patient in an arc form.  Arc therapy allows the radiation beams to be directed from all possible angles, focusing the dose on the tumor while sparing healthy tissue. 
    • 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) combines multiple treatment fields to deliver precise dose of radiation.
    • Brachytherapy
      • High dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy
      • Radioembolization
      • Coronary brachytherapy
      • Radium-223 (Xofigo®)

Departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

  • Technology
    • Digital radiography
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Planar nuclear imaging (Gamma imaging)
    • Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)
    • Positron emission tomography (PET)