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Announcing Distinguished Lecture

Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D.

Chief Physicist, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

“NCRP 184: Medical Radiation Exposures of Patients in the United States

Thursday, March 5, 3-4 pm: Hock Plaza Auditorium

Q&A after the lecture in the Medical Physics Office.

Refreshments will be provided

Dr. Mahadevappa Mahesh is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science and the Division of Cardiology, with a joint appointment in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine Department of Environmental Health. He is also the Chief Physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospital. As chief physicist, he oversees the quality assurance program for diagnostic radiology, which includes maintaining compliance with regard to state and federal regulations and ensuring safe use of radiation to patients. He often provides counsel to patients concerned over their radiation exposure from diagnostic x-ray examinations.

Dr. Mahesh received an M.S. in physics at Marquette University and Ph.D. in medical physics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. His research interests are in medical physics and imaging, particularly multiple-row detector computed tomography (MDCT), interventional fluoroscopy, and digital mammography.

Dr. Mahesh is a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the American College of Radiology, the American College of Medical Physics and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He has many leadership roles in these societies, including serving as the Treasurer for AAPM for many years. He has authored numerous articles and a textbook in the area of MDCT technology and radiation doses in medical imaging, has lectured extensively in the U.S. and internationally, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals.