Kyle R. Padgett, Ph.D.
- Associate Professor of Clinical
- Radiation Oncology
Dr. Padgett's interest in cancer related research center on the integration of advanced MRI techniques into cancer staging, tailoring therapy approaches and into the radiation planning process. He is involved with several studies that attempt to classify more aggressive tumors by utilizing high-field MRI systems to collect tissue perfusion data and perform tissue modeling on this data. Currently he is employing these techniques on Prostate and Head and Neck cancers. Dr. Padgett's other research interests attempt to utilize high-resolution, spatially accurate distortion free MRI datasets to replace CT scans for radiation planning. Presently he is focusing these efforts on high-dose-rate cervical brachytherapy and low-dose-rate prostate brachytherapy.