News & Events

Radiation Protection Needs Workshop

(2017-07-21) Dr. Terry Yoshizumi (Radiology) participated in the Radiation Protection Research Needs Workshop on June 05- 06, 2017, in Oak Ridge, TN. More than one hundred subject matter experts from federal agencies, universities and privet sector organizations attended this invitation-only workshop to discuss radiation protection research needs during the next three to five years, what specific research topics would significantly advance radiation protection in their respective organization/area and where are the gaps between established practices/knowledge and identified needs occurred. The workshop was organized by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Health Physics Society.


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.