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  1. About Us
  2. Department Activity
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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 11 physicists (+4 in ACTREC), 1 dosimetrist, 5 technical staff and 1 secretary.


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

A. 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

B. 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.

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.

A.  Projects

  • IRB No. 1416: Dose Accumulation using deformable image registration for Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART), PI (2014).
  • IRB No. 1417:  Dosimetric study of FFF beams from Linear accelerator and Tomotherapy to estimate peripheral, surface and neutron dose.
  • IRB No. 1417:  Dosimetric study of FFF beams from Linear accelerator and Tomotherapy to estimate peripheral, surface and neutron dose.

B. Other Research Work

  • Investigation of geometrical, clinical uncertainty and dosimetric studies in 3D interstitial brachytherapy of radical breast implants.
  • Monte Carlo based design study of Micro Multileaf Collimator for  Indigenously Developed Medical Electron Accelerator to deliver stereotactic treatment.

A.  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 2 IGRT Linear Accelerators Truebeam and Unique and performing all advanced techniques like VMAT, IMRT, IGRT,SRT/SRS etc. The present equipments are listed here.

TypeModels Year of Commissioning

Teletherapy: Linear Accelerator

Truebeam
Unique
Novalis Tx
Trilogy
Tomotherapy Hi Art
Clinac 6EX

2016
2016
2011
2009
2009
2003

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) 3D Scanner RFA
RaySafe meters
ISP Film Dosimetry System
Matrixx Evolution
TLD System
Radiation Field Analyser
OmniPro Film Dosimetry System
RMI kit

2011
2009
2008
2011
2005
2002
2002

ACTREC TruebeamTomotherapy
Simulix Simulator
Bhabhatron-II Telecobalt with
MLC(Indegenous)

2016
2007
2005
2008

Phone: Department Office Number: (+9122) 24177000 / Ext.No. 4301

Address: Department of Medical Physics, Basement Floor, Annexe Building

TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Dr.E.Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai-400-012

Maharashtra, India

Fax: Hospital Fax Number: (+9122) 24146937

Email-id: Email-id: medphysics@tmc.gov.in

Contact Us

TATA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012 India
Phone: +91-22- 24177000, 24146750 - 55
Fax: +91-22-24146937
E-mail : msoffice@tmc.gov.in (for patient care and queries) / hrd@tmc.gov.in(for administrative - HRD matters)

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