Wiersma Lab


The lab is under the leadership of Assistant Professor Rodney D. Wiersma. Dr. Wiersma recieved his Ph.D. in physics from the Max-Plack-Institute FKF, Stuttgart, Germany in 2006 and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University from 2006-2008. He has been at The University of Chicago since 2009.


Research in the Wiersma lab is focused on the following projects:

- The use of robotics for performing real-time patient head motion cancellation during frameless stereotactic radiosurgery.

- Hybrid MV+kV treatment plan optimization for reduction kV imaging dose overhead during image guided radiation therapy (IGRT).

- Real-time internal organ motion tracking during radiation treatment based on combined MV+kV imaging.

Recent Publications