Isabelle Hu and Jordan Fuhrman selected as rising Data Science Stars


Isabelle Hu and Jordan Furman (advisor Maryellen Giger) have been named as Rising Stars in Data Science by the Center for Data and Computing Science at the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago is awarded a major federal contract to host a new COVID-19 medical imaging resource center


Led by Maryellen Giger, PhD, of UChicago, along with leaders from the American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) will create an open source database with medical images from thousands of COVID-19 patients. Funding is from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Congratulations Jennie Crosby, PhD, Spring 2020


Jennie Crosby successfully defended her dissertation “Investigation of Deep Learning in Medical Imaging for Enhanced Workflow, Improved Diagnosis, and Explanatory Artificial Intelligence". Jennie's advisor was Maryellen Giger.

Congratulations Joe Foy, PhD, Spring 2020


Joe Foy successfully defended his dissertation "Variability and Harmonization of the Radiomics Workflow for Improved Clinical Implementation". Joe's advisor was Samuel Armato.

Congratulations Corey Smith, PhD, Spring 2020


Corey Smith successfully defended his dissertation “Model-Based Image Reconstruction for Multiple View Microscopy”.  Corey's advisor was Patrick La Riviere.

A deep learning methodology for improved breast cancer diagnosis using multiparametric MRI


Congratulations to our 3rd year graduate student Isabelle Hu for her recent publication in Scientific Reports, also shared by! 

Professor and entrepreneur Maryellen Giger, PhD’85, brings computer-aided breast cancer detection and diagnosis from bench to bedside.


With better breast imaging, radiologists could find, classify, or rule out cancer sooner—reducing anxiety, medical risk, and costs for millions of patients.

Medical Physics Commitment to Diversity


The Graduate Program in Medical Physics at the University of Chicago mourns and condemns another murder of a Black person at the hands of the police. The unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery were the tipping point that demonstrate the urgent need for societal changes after years of innocent Black lives lost, followed by failures to bring offending officers and racist vigilantes to justice.