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Event-by-event Monte-Carlo simulations for applications in radiation therapy and protection. Learn more

Radiation Oncology Knowledge Sharing 

Managing clinical information and database systems in radiation oncology and medical physics. Learn more


Calculation and measurement of absorbed doses in radiotherapy. Learn more


Application of oncology bioinformatics, multimodality image analysis and treatment outcome modeling to unravel the response of cancer patients to chemo-radiotherapy treatment. Learn more

Clinical Research

Improvements and development of treatment techniques as well as optimization of the dynamics of clinical work. Learn more

MRI Methods 

Development of techniques for in vivo MRI, with a primary focus on characterization of anatomy and physiology, and quantitative mapping. Learn more

Novel brachytherapy and detector technology

Investigations into novel methods for brachytherapy delivery and development of new radiation detectors for clinical applications. Learn more

McGill University Medical Physics Unit

The Medical Physics Unit (MPU) is an academic unit within McGill University's Faculty of Medicine and a division within the Department of Oncology. The activities of the MPU encompass Medical Physics education, research and clinical consultation hosted at the MUHCJewish General Hospital (JGH) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI). The main site of the MPU is colocated with the MUHC Department of Medical Physics at the MUHC which provides clinical service to the Department of Radiation Oncology. This mixed clinical-academic setup where education, training and research & development is intertwined with clinical service provides a fertile breeding ground for exciting new research.


Please use the links above to learn more about the MPU.


40 Years of Academic Medical Physics at McGill

Celebrated in Conjunction with the International Day of Medical Physics

In 2019, the McGill Medical Physics Unit (MPU) celebrated 40 years of activity in its teaching and research programs. Under the successive directorships of Montague Cohen, Ervin Podgorsak, and Jan Seuntjens, the MPU has developed into an internationally recognized academic program in medical physics featuring accredited education and training, innovation and research, and clinical service. Read more about the MPU on the About page.

To mark this anniversary, the MPU organized a celebration on November 07, the International Day of Medical Physics, featuring a short ceremony preceded by a symposium featuring alumni and members of the MPU. An estimated 120 past & present students, staff, colleagues, and alumni were in attendance.


For more information, please see the Event Program.

Photographs taken during the event may be viewed here.


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