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The Department of Radiological Sciences Graduate Program in Medical Physics is comprised of faculty physicists from both the Department of Radiological Sciences and the Department of Radiation Oncology. With over a century of combined experience in the field of Medical Physics, the faculty governing the program provides both state-of-the-art research opportunities and education experience. The faculty in each department provide mentoring to graduate students who gain experience both in the clinical and scientific realms.

Jagadeesh R. Sonnad, Ph.D., DABR
Radiological Sciences

Jagadeesh R. Sonnad, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor
Program Director and Chief Medical Physicist

Academic Section(s):

Medical Radiological Physics Graduate Program


  • M.S., Radiological Sciences,  University  of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Radiology - Diagnostics

Clinical/Research Interests:

Nuclear Medicine; Imaging applications in Radiotherapy Diagnostic Physics.

Select Publications:

  • Solution of the Michaelis-Menten equation using the decomposition method. Sonnad JR, Goudar CT. Math Biosci Eng. 2009 Jan;6(1):173-88. PMID:19292514
  • Establishing a threshold for 131I bioassay in nuclear medicine personnel.Liang Y, Chu RY, Galbraith WK, Macdurmon GW, Sonnad JR. Health Phys. 2008 Nov;95(5 Suppl):S175-9. doi: 10.1097/01.HP.0000324205.19659.62. PMID:18849711
  • The effects of dialysis on 131I kinetics and dosimetry in thyroid cancer patients--a pharmacokinetic model. Pahlka RB, Sonnad JR. Health Phys. 2006 Sep;91(3):227-37. PMID: 16891898
  • Qualitative assessment of cervical spinal stenosis: observer variability on CT and MR images. Stafira JS, Sonnad JR, Yuh WT, Huard DR, Acker RE, Nguyen DL, Maley JE, Ramji FG, Li WB, Loftus CM. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Apr;24(4):766-9. PMID:12695220
  • Pitfalls of radiation survey after brachytherapy implant removal preceding Tl-201 study. Gaston RC, Arnold CD, Ahluwalia BD, Sonnad JR, Macdurmon GW, Gold MA, Parry CK, Montebello JF, Mayr NA. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Jul;27(7):494-8. PMID: 12072776
  • Parameter estimation using a direct solution of the integrated Michaelis-Menten equation. Goudar CT, Sonnad JR, Duggleby RG. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1999 Jan 11;1429(2):377-83. PMID: 9989222