News & Events

Successful IAEA Group Scientific Visit

(2016-11-15) Over a period of one week of October 17-21, 2016, Duke University in North Carolina, USA, engaged with 17 prominent international visitors from nine IAEA Member States from the region of Europe. The visitors included radiology department chairs, radiation technologists, and lead diagnostic medical physicists. Led by 15 Duke faculty members, the workshop included in-depth lectures covering topics of safety and quality in imaging with ionizing radiation, clinical practice rounds with focus on appropriateness, safety culture, and workflow, and safety-relevant demonstrations of the interplay of dose, image quality, and patient size in the context of CT, Fluoroscopy, and Radiography. The workshop took advantage of clinical and educational facilities at Duke Radiology and Medical Physics operations.

The group scientific visit was organized within the framework of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Regional project RER/9/135 “Strengthening Radiation Protection of Patients and Medical Exposure Control”.
 

 

 

International Day of Medical Physics

(2016-11-04) The MedPhys Graduate Program will celebrate the 2016 International Day of Medical Physics on Monday, November 7 with educational trivia games and food for this year's theme "Education in Medical Physics- the Key to Success." This annual celebration aims to educate and inspire the newest generation of medical physicists and will be celebrated by medical physics programs around the world. This year, it's being led by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. 
 

Open Forum with the President of the NCRP

(2016-11-04) The president of the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) John Boice will be at Duke on November 17-19 and will lead an open forum with the medical physics students. He has 27 years of experience in the US Public Health Service and became the first chief of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute. Since 2000, he has been Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University and has over 440 publications contributing to formulating public health measures to reduce population exposure to radiation and prevent radiation-associated diseases. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Boice,_Jr.

 

New Grant on X-ray Scatter Imaging

(2016-11-04) Congratulations to Dr. Anuj Kapadia (Radiology) and Dr. Joel Greenberg (Duke ECE) on receiving a $200K grant to progress their research in the use of x-ray imaging in security and medical applications for their project "Characterizing, Modeling, and Mitigating Texturing in X-ray Diffraction Imaging" from Awareness and Localization of Explosives Related Threats (ALERT). This collaborative effort between Duke and Elon University aims to model material-specific texturing for improving the accuracy of X-ray scatter detection and imaging.

 

 

Duke Hosting IAEA Scientific Visit

(2016-10-21) Members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from nine different countries visited the Duke University on October 17-21. Over the course of their stay, they were trained by Duke Medical Center radiological professionals on imaging radiation protection through both didactic lectures and clinical practice. Participants had the opportunity to learn from Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program faculty, the Medical Radiation Center, CIPG, and the Department of Radiology about subjects such as optimization in x-ray imaging, safety workflow at Duke, and dose monitoring and management in the different modalities, in addition to attending a practicum at the Siemens facility in Cary. The clinical aspect of the visit involved trips to the Duke Hospital to observe the safety procedures in pediatric, abdominal, cardiothoracic, and neuro practice.