Martin J. Murphy

Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


Martin J. Murphy received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Chicago, USA, in 1980. Subsequently, Murphy held research posts in nuclear physics, astrophysics, X-ray, and gamma-ray astronomy at the UC/Berkeley’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, the University of Washington, USA, and the Lockheed Space Sciences Laboratory in Palo Alto, CA. In 1992, he became involved in the development of the CyberKnife, a robotic image-guided radiosurgery system invented at the Stanford University, USA, to treat central nervous system lesions. In 2003, he moved from Stanford, where he was a Senior Research Scientist, to join the Medical Physics Faculty at VCU. His research interests include signal processing, computer-guided medical image segmentation, real-time image processing and registration, and machine vision guidance applied to radiotherapy. The goal of his research is to develop fast, automatic image-guided procedures for planning and delivery of radiation treatments via both external beams and brachytherapy.

Biography Updated on 30 August 2012

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