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About Us

The Department of Medical Physics works in association with Department of Radiation Oncology for the radiation treatment and has expertise in related areas. The department is engaged in Treatment planning, Commissioning, calibration, QA and maintenance of treatment machines, Radiation Safety, room designing, and education.  

The Department also advises and assists allied departments like Plastic Surgery, Radiology, Transfusion Medicine and the ACTREC regarding matters of Radiation safety, Radiation source procurement and radiation waste disposal. At ACTREC separate team of physicists takes care of equipment and treatments, mainly project cases

The outreach efforts of the department is comprised of Research, Education, Internships and Practical training designed to guide Radiation oncologists, Medical Physicists and Radiotherapy Technologists of Institutions having Radiation treatment facilities.

The department comprises 9 physicists (+3 in ACTREC), 1 dosimetrist, 5 techni cal staff and 1 secretary.



The staff has acquired expertise in all advanced treatment techniques like 3DCRT, IMRT, SRT, SRS, IGRT etc.


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Departmental Activity

Vision:
The Department of Medical Physics shall be the premier Radiation Physics program by delivering the best clinical physics service powered by research, advanced technology, education and conductive learning environment.

Mission:
The mission of the department is highest quality patient care and to train medical physics professionals. Department will accomplish this mission by adopting and implementing advanced radiation technology, education and training.

  1. Provide outstanding Medical physics service for the effective, safe and efficient delivery of cutting edge radiotherapy treatments achieved through research, process improvement, technology, and automation.

  2. Conduct innovative and highest quality research and development leading to new and more effective radiation treatment methodologies.

  3. Offer an environment that encourages and supports learning and intellectual development; provides educational and training programs for students, post-doctoral fellows, residents and faculty to enhance their productivity; and to produce professionals and leaders for the needs of profession.

  4. Attract and foster the most talented staff who, share the vision and the core values of the Department, Division, and the Cancer Center and have common goals.
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Research:

A. Projects

  • Evaluation of MVCT image quality and co-registration software for IGRT planning and verification in Hi-Art Tomotherapy.
  • Image Guided Brachytherapy: Dosimetric studies and Quality Assurance
  • Pilot study of helical Tomotherapy based radiation therapy for the treatment of cancers

  • A phase II Randomized  Trial comparing IMRT with conventional RT in stage IIB Ca. Cx

  • Radiation therapy to the metabolic active target volume in paranasal sinus: Feasibility study of image fusion of PET-CT with MRI and radiation dose escalation
  • Determining the functional status of lung from 4D-CT using ventilation based imaging of thoracic tumours - A feasibility study.
  • Study of MLC characteristics and their dosimetric implication on IMRT and volumetric modulated arc treatments.
  • Evaluation and dosimetric aspects of MV and KV cone beam CT for Pre treatment verification Imaging in RT

B. Other Research Work

  • Dosimetric Comparison of Helical TomoTherapy and Conventional IMRT for the Treatment of PNET of the Chest Wall based on PTV shape.
  • Determining the functional status of lung from 4D-CT using ventilation based imaging of thoracic tumours - A feasibility study
  • Spatial movement of high dose regions based on bladder filling during intracavitary brachytherapy for cervical cancers
  • To Study the Feasibility of Quantifying Weightloss with Boundary Detection In MATLAB Using Verification Images of the Head and Neck
  • Gamma dose distribution performance evaluation of planned and delivered fluences for IMRT Dosimetric comparisons of TomoTherapy and Conventional IMRT for the treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Predicting rectal and bladder overdose during the course of prostate radiotherapy using dose-volume data from initial treatment fractions

Patient Information

Equipment:

Teletherapy at the Tata Memorial Hospital started in 1941 with two "200 KV Deep X-ray machines" and Radium brachytherapy. This was followed by the first Cobalt-60 teletherapy machine "Theratron Junior" which was commissioned in 1959. The era of linear accelerators and advanced technology treatment planning and treatment delivery machines in the country and at the Tata Memorial Hospital was started in 1978 with the commissioning of the first linear acceletator "Mevatron-12". In 1981 the first treatment-planning computer "TPS TP-11" was inducted into the department. The first radiotherapy treatment simulator "Therasim 750" was commissioned in 1982. The remote afterloading brachytherapy with Cs-137 pallets and first introduction of Ir-192 wire for interstitial implants was initiated in early 80’s. Later in 1994 we established first remote afterloading system Micro-Selectron HDR with Ir-192. In the last two decades the department has developed into a state-of-the-art facility comparable to any advanced center worldwide.

In ACTREC we have one indigenous Telecobalt machine Bhabhatron-II, one Tomotherapy and one dual energy linac.

Recently we have added 3 IGRT Linear Accelerators Tomotherapy, Novalis TX and Trilogy and performing all advanced techniques like IMRT, IGRT,SRT/SRS etc. The present equipments are listed here.

TABLE 1:

Type/ Equipment
Models
Year of commissioning
Teletherapy:
Linear Accelerator
Novalis Tx
Trilogy
Tomotherapy Hi Art
Clinac 6EX
Clinac 2100CD
Clinac 2100C

2011
2009
2009
2003
1999
1994

Teletherapy: Cobalt Equinox
Elite 80
TH 780 C
TH 780
2006
2000
1987
1985
Brachytherapy: HDR Microselectron V3
Microselectron Classic
2012
1994
Imaging & Simulation Imagine SIM
Light speed 4DCT-SIM
Somatom Emotion CT-SIM
2012
2011
2003
Treatment Planning: Teletherapy Eclipse (3)
IPlan
BrainLab
2005
2011
1999
Treatment Planning: Brachytherapy Oncentra (3)
BrachiVision
Plato
2010
2008
1994
Virtual Simulation Advantage SIM
Coherence Dosimetrist
SomaVision (2)
2011
2003
2005
Networking ARIA
2008

Dosimetry
(only major instruments listed)

Electrometers (6)
Ion Chambers (16)
Survey Meters (4)
Pocket Dosimeters (6)
Unfors meters
ISP Film Dosimetry System
IMatrixx
InVivo Dosimetry- DPD12
TLD System
Radiation Field Analyser
OmniPro Film Dosimetry System
RMI kit




2009
2008
2005
2005
2002
2002
ACTREC Primus Dual Energy Linac
Tomotherapy
Simulix Simulator
Plato TPS
Bhabhatron-II Telecobalt (Indegenous)
2005
2007
2005
2005
2008
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Education & Courses

The department imparts training, conducts courses and has approved faculty for the courses conducted by allied departments.

  • Ph. D. in Medical Physics under HBNI
  • One year Internship program for Medical Physics students.
  • MD(Radiotherapy), under HBNI
  • Advance Diploma in Radiotherapy Technology, Recognized by MSBTE.
  • Short Term training for Radiological Physics  trainees of HBNI
  • Short Term training for Medical Physics students of different universities.
  • Short Term training for radiotherapy professionals within country.
  • Short Term training for radiotherapy professionals from neighboring countries through IAEA/WHO.
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Radiation Oncology
   Department Members
1. Dr. D. D. Deshpande
Professor & Head
2. Dr. R. A. Kinhikar
Associate Professor
3. .Mrs. S. V. Jamema
Medical Physicist ' D '
4. Mr. Ritu Raj Upreti
Medical Physicist 'D '
5.

Mrs Reena P  (ACTREC)
Medical Physicist 'D '

6. Mr. Suresh H. Chaudhari
Medical Physicist 'D '
6. Mr. Yogesh Ghadi
Medical Physicist 'C'
7. Mrs. Siji N. Paul (ACTREC)
Medical Physicist 'C'
8. Mr. Shrikant Kale
Medical Physicist 'C'
9. Mr. Ritesh Mhatre
Medical Physicist 'C'
10. Mrs Udiata Upreti
Medical Physicist 'C'
   Technical Staff
1.
Mrs. Vijaya Somesan
2.
Mrs. K. K. Patil
3. Mr. C. M. Tambe
4. Mr. M. N. Mandavkar
5. Mr. Satish Kolhe
6. Mr. Sudarshan Kadam
   Secretarial Staff
1. Mrs. Asmita Garate
Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India. Tel. +91-22- 24177000, 24146750 - 55 Fax: +91-22-24146937
For Patient Information E-mail : msoffice@tmc.gov.in , General Information E-mail : pro@tmc.gov.in