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Health Physics Grant Recipients

(2017-07-21) Aaron Smith (MS'17), Bria Moore (PhD'20), Steven Hyatt (MS'18), and Justin Raudabaugh (PhD'23) were honored with Health Physics Society Travel Grants at the 2017 Annual Health Physics Meeting that was held on July 09 – 13, in Raleigh, NC.  Two papers were presented by Bria Moore and one paper by Aaron Smith.

B. Moore, M. Belley, M. Therien, B. Langloss, T. Yoshizumi. Performance Characteristics of Novel Nano-particle based Detector System.

B. Moore, J. Chino, M. Therien, T. Yoshizumi . Clinical Trial in External Beam Radiation Therapy using Nano-particle detector.

A. Smith, G. Nguyen, C. Lowry, T. Yoshizumi. Effects of High Volume MOSFET Dosimetry in Pediatric CT.

From left to right: Steven Hyatt (MS student), Bria Moore (PhD candidate) Justin Raudabaugh (PhD student), K. Roland Womack (MS 2015), Aaron Smith (MS 2017), Terry Yoshizumi, Chu Wang (PhD 2016), and Sue Kurgatt.


Belley Named Univ Rhode Island MedPhys Co-Director

(2017-06-16) Matthew D. Belley (PhD 2015) was appointed Interim co-Director for the Medical Physics Graduate Program at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Belley is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Brown University and a Medical Physicist at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Rhode Island Hospital. His research concentrated in radiation dosimetry, Monte Carlo simulations, medical device development, and radiobiology studies.



2017 AAPM Award Finalists

(2017-06-16) Yingxuan Chen, MedPhys PhD student, and Chunhao Wang (PhD 2016/Duke RadOnc MedPhys Resident) have been selected as finalists for the prestigious John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium at 2017 AAPM Annual Meeting. Ms. Chen's abstract entitled: "Low Dose CBCT Low Dose CBCT Reconstruction Via Prior Contour Based Total Variation Regularization (PCTV)” Y. Chen*, F. Yin, Y. Zhang, L. Ren, and Dr. Wang’s abstract entitled: ”Development of a Motion-Robust 4D-MRI Technique Based On a Golden-Ratio Optimized Sparse Acquisition and Spatiotemporal-Constrained Sorting” C. Wang*, F. Yin, Z. Chang, J. Cai.



Solomon's CT Workshop in Chile

(2017-06-16) Justin B. Solomon (PhD 2016/Duke CIPG Physicist) conducted a seminar and workshop on Quality Control in Computed Tomography (CT) for radiologists, technologists, physicists, and health regulators at Clinica Alemana de Santiago, Chile. Dr. Solomon orchestrated a series of lectures and a practical workshop with the ACR phantom and answered many questions related to imaging, CT quality control, radiation dose, image quality, and protocol optimization. This workshop represents part of a long-term relationship between Duke and Clinica Alemana in which many Duke Radiology faculty and staff are involved.



Carey E. Floyd, Jr. Graduate Fellowship 2017


Congratulations to Kyle J. Lafata, Medical Physics PhD student, on being honored with Carey E. Floyd, Jr. Graduate Fellowship (2016-2017). The goal of this award is to recognize PhD students who embody the characteristics of creativity, innovation, and scientific productivity for which Dr. Floyd was so well known. The award carries a plaque, $1500 cash prize, and funds for conference travel for the awardee.