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In Memoriam: Raidy and Floyd

(photo credit: unknown/Ehsan Samei)

Program faculty Dr. Tom Raidy (left) and Dr. Carey Floyd (right) passed away in June and August respectively. Dr. Raidy was Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology. His research interests focused on the clinical use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy in radiation treatment planning and in measuring treatment response. Prior to joining Duke, he was active in industry research including GE. Dr. Carey Floyd was Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, and director of our program’s Diagnostic Imaging track. His many research interests included nuclear medicine reconstruction algorithms, scatter measurements in chest radiography, computer-aided diagnosis of breast and lung cancer , and neutron stimulated emission computed tomography. He was awarded a lifetime career achievement award from Duke’s Department of Radiology on July 14, 2006 at a party in Duke’s Nasher Art Museum [ext. link]. In recognition of Carey’s superb mentorship of 20+ students (including current program faculty Drs. Lo and Tourassi), a graduate fellowship was established in his name and will be administered by the Medical Physics Graduate Program. The above website contains pictures from the party as well as a full-length obituary. We will miss these colleagues.