Radiology and Imaging Sciences


Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency

The Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency program at IU School of Medicine is a two-year program designed to provide training for imaging physicists to achieve competency in all areas of clinical diagnostic imaging physics. This program leverages the resources available from IU Health, one of the leading hospital systems in the United States, with one of the largest radiology training programs among medical schools in the United States. Residents who complete this program are well-prepared to practice as independent clinical diagnostic physicists and to apply for initial certification by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Imaging Physics. The program is approved by the IU School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).

Clinical Experience with Specialty Experts

At IU School of Medicine, the Department of Radiology is dedicated to providing the optimal educational environment for its residents. The program strives to facilitate close relationships among residents and the faculty. By maintaining small class sizes, each resident can receive personalized attention and a customized learning experience.

Yun Liang, PhD

Yun Liang, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Mark R. Holland, PhD

Mark R. Holland, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology
Colleen M. DesRosiers, PhD,  DABR

Colleen M. DesRosiers, PhD, DABR

Associate Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology
Jason G. Parker, PhD,  BS

Jason G. Parker, PhD, BS

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Keith M. Stantz, PhD

Keith M. Stantz, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Kristine M. Mosier, DMD,  PhD

Kristine M. Mosier, DMD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Mack L. Richard

Mack L. Richard

Assistant Professor Emeritus of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Jonas Rydberg, MD

Jonas Rydberg, MD

Professor of Clinical Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Himanshu Shah, MD

Himanshu Shah, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences
Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency program are required to have an MS or PhD in Medical Physics, preferably from a CAMPEP accredited graduate program (or in a related field with demonstrated knowledge of diagnostic imaging medical physics), as well as knowledge of anatomy, physiology and radiation biology.  The candidate must be able to communicate effectively with other physicists, radiologists, technologists and supporting staff.

Residents entering this program are expected to have acquired a strong foundation in basic physics. Residents who have not completed a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program and have not passed equivalent courses prior to the start of the residency are required to have a passing grade in the following courses or equivalent. Incoming residents are allowed to remediate a maximum of two of these required courses: Principles of Radiation Detection and Measurement, Principles of Health Physics and Dosimetry, Introduction to Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Human Gross Anatomy and Radiation Biology.

Program Progression

The Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency program curriculum includes the following rotations:

First-Year Rotations Second-Year Rotations
Orientation and X-ray
Regulations and Standards
Radiation Shielding and Patient Dosimetry
Radiography Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Fluoroscopy Advanced Mammography
Ultrasound Advanced Ultrasound Imaging
Mammography Advanced Computed Tomography
Computed Tomography Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging
PACS System and Image Processing PET-CT
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
and MR Safety
Self-Study and MOC ABR test
Interventional Radiography
and Angiography

Residents who complete the program will have high proficiency in:

  • Specification, acceptance testing and quality assurance of imaging equipment
  • Equipment specifications and how they are used in a request for proposal (RFP)
  • Measurement and calculation of radiation exposure and dose
  • Improving and maintaining medical image quality
  • Training of physicists, clinical diagnostic imaging residents, radiological technologists, ultrasonographers, and other allied health professionals in imaging physics
  • Education of health professionals in imaging physics and radiation effects

More details of expected competency upon completion can be found in AAPM report 249, Section 2.5.

Facilities and Equipment

Participants in the Diagnostic Imaging Physics Residency program benefit from a hospital network in Indianapolis that is located within close proximity and connected by a monorail system as well as modern diagnostic imaging equipment.

Facilities Equipment
IUH University Hospital 5 CTs, 2 MRs, 1 PET/CT, 3 Gamma Cameras, 2 SPECTS, 3 mammography units, 47 X–ray units including 10 C-Arms for IR/Angiography, 15 Ultrasound units


IUH Methodist Hospital 8 CTs, 6 MRs, 1 PET/CT, 3 Gamma Cameras, 2 SPECTS, 3 mammography, 60 X–ray units including 24 C-Arms for IR/Angiography and 14 catheterization fluoroscopic units, 25 Ultrasound units


IUH Riley Hospital for Children 3 CTs, 4 MRs, 2 Gamma Cameras, 2 SPECTS, 1 SPECT/CT 26 X–ray units including 8 C-Arms for IR/Angiography, 9 Ultrasound units


IUH Saxony Hospital 1 CT, 1 MR, 2 mammography, 1 Gamma Camera, 1 SPECT, 11 X-ray units including 3 C-Arms for IR/Angiography and 3 catheterization fluoroscopic units


IUH Methodist Medical Plazas 4 CTs, 4 MRs, 2 mammography, 21 X-ray units including 5 C-Arms for IR/Angiography



  2014 2015 2016 2017
Applicants 15 89 34 No Recruitment
Offered Admission 1 2 1 0
Accepted 1 2 1 0
Graduates 1 1
Subsequent Position Consultant Academic