The Medical Physics program at the University of New Mexico is an exciting program offered by of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and the Health Sciences Department of Radiology. Their combined facilities include:
The nuclear engineering laboratories are equipped with a nuclear training reactor; a hot-cell facility with remote manipulators; a pulsed neutron generator; a graphite pile; several solid state detectors for alpha, beta, and gamma radiation; computer based data acquisition, analysis and control systems; and supporting radiation measurements systems. The laboratories are utilized for instruction and research.
Computers provide the basic computational tool for today's modern engineer. The department maintains a computer pod equipped with state-of-the-art PC computers connected to The University of New Mexico network and the Internet. Additional computers are available in one of the many University of New Mexico computer pods maintained by The University of New Mexico's Computer and Information Resources and Technology Division. The UNM high performance computer center participates in the new Internet II high speed communication system
This laboratory is equipped with 2 ultrasound units, and 2 kilovoltage x-ray units, a variety of phantoms and dosimetry equipment. The laboratory has a dedicated treatment planning systems. The medical physics library is well equipped with a variety of research and a clinical dosimetry system.