Dr. Bria Moore is heading to Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Mr. Steven Hyatt will intern at IAEA, Vienna Austria.
March 16, 2018
Congratulations to Steve Hyatt (MS in Health Physics 2018) on being awarded a yearlong IAEA Dosimetry and Medical Radiation Physics Section internship. During this time period, Steven will be living in Vienna, Austria. The internship is fully funded by the International Programs at Argonne National Laboratory, who administers an Internship Placement Program with the IAEA.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization, committed to promoting safe, secure, and peaceful uses of nuclear technology that contribute to international peace and promote sustainable development.
Duke Radiation Dosimetry Laboratory: US Patent
August 15, 2017
U.S. Patent entitled, “linear-response nanocrystal scintillators and methods of using the same,” was issued to Drs. Ian Stanton, Terry Yoshizumi and Mike Therien. This is a collaboration between Therien Laboratory (Chemistry) and Yoshizumi Laboratory (Radiology). This new technology has created opportunities to monitor radiation dose in real-time in brachytherapy, external beam therapy, and small animals due to its small size. Currently Drs. Yoshizumi and Therien are exploring new applications in neutron detection and 2-D neutron and photon imaging plate.
2017 Annual Health Physics Meeting
July 14, 2017
The 2017 Annual Health Physics Meeting was held in Raleigh, NC this year. 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.
Professor Yoshizumi was invited to participate in the Radiation Protection Research Needs Workshop on June 5-6, 2017 in Oak Ridge, TN. This was organized by Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Health Physics Society. From Duke Health Physics Group Dr. Gunasingha also attended the workshop.
ORAU SITE VISIT
April 30, 2017
Bria Moore and Justin Raudabaugh, HP PhD students, participated in the site visit to Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), Oar Ridge, TN for the health physics grant proposal along with Prof. Yoshizumi and Dr. Gunasingha on March 1-2, 2017.
From left to right: Nick Altic (ORAU), Justin (Duke), Bria (Duke), Ben Estes (ORAU), and Dr. Gunasingha (Duke).
BRIA MOORE AWARDED SPRING 2017 DUKE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT TRAINING ENHANCEMENT
May 14, 2017
Bria Moore has been awarded with the Spring 2017 Duke University Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grant to attend “Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site Course: Radiation Emergency Medicine,” Oak Ridge, TN.
ROBERT REIMAN HONORED WITH EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD
May 14, 2017
Robert Reiman, MD was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award at the Medical Physics Graduation Ceremony on May 14, 2017.
AARON SMITH GRADUATES WITH MS DEGREE
May 14, 2017
Aaron Smith graduated with MS degree in Health Physics May 14, 2017. His thesis is entitled, “Effects of High Volume MOSFET Usage on Dosimetry in Pediatric CT, Pediatric Lens of the Eye Dose Reduction Using Siemens Care kV, & Designing Quality Assurance of a Cesium Calibration Source”
At Graduation. Left to right: Dr. Yoshizumi, (Thesis Supervisor), Aaron, and Dr. Reiman (HP track director).
HPS STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
January 01, 2020
Bria Moore, Justin Raudabaugh, Aaron Smith, and Steven Hyatt won the HPS student travel awards for the 2017 Annual Health Physics Society Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC.
BRIA MOORE WON SECOND PRIZE AT NCHPS STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION
March 03, 2016
Bria Moore won the Second Prize at the NCHPS Student Paper Competition in the NC Health Physics Society Spring Meeting, Carolina Beach, NC, March 3-4, 2016. The paper was entitled, “Patient Dose Comparison for Intraoperative Imaging Devices Used in Orthopedic Lumbar Spinal Surgery.”
BRIA MOORE PASSED THE PHD PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
January 12, 2017
Bria Moore passed the preliminary PhD examination on 1/11/2017. Her thesis title is ”Precision of Small Animal orthovoltage Dose Delivery via Development and Validation of Novel Dosimetric Tools.” Her thesis committee members are: Joseph Lo, PhD (Chair), Terry Yoshizumi, PhD (Advisor), R. Gunasingha, PhD, David Kirsch, MD, PhD, and Oana I. Craciunescu, PhD.
From left to right: Dr. Guna, Bria, and Dr. Yoshizumi
PHYSICS FORUM WITH MELISSA MARTIN, AAPM PRESIDENT-ELECT
December 05, 2016
Duke Radiation Oncology Physics and Duke Radiation Dosimetry Laboratory (DRDL) hosted Physics Forum: Shielding Considerations for Emerging Radiation Treatment and Imaging on November 10, 2016 . Co-hosts were Melissa Martin (AAPM President-elect), FF Ying (Chief Physicist), Terry Yoshizumi (Radiation Safety Officer) and Regina Kissinger (NC Radiation Protection). The meeting was very successful and attended by members of the NC Chapter Health Physics Society, radiation safety officers and managers from Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Durham VA Medical Center, and staff physicists from Duke Radiation Oncology, Duke Radiation Safety Office, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University.
Photos at the Commons from left to right: Dr. Oana Craciunescu, Dr. Fang-Fang Yin, Mellisa Martin, and Dr. Yoshizumi.
DR. YOSHIZUMI TO SPEAK AT NIH
October 30, 2016
Dr. Yoshizumi, PhD (Radiology) was invited by NIH to give a talk in the "Dosimetry Harmonization Workshop" under the Radiation Nuclear Countermeasures Program on August 29 - 30, 2016. Dr. Yoshizumi served as Dosimetry Core PI at Duke for the last 10 years (2005 - 2015).
DR. YOSHIZUMI ADVISES ROMANIAN ELI-NP
October 30, 2016
Prof. Terry Yoshizumi was invited by IAEA as a USA expert for the Romanian ELI-NP (Extreme Light Infrastructure-Nuclear Physics) Facility workshop that was held on July 11-15, 2016 in Vienna. Other participants included David Crawley, NC Radiation Protection, Chris Westerfeldt from Duke TUNL, and Ying Wu and Pat Wallace from Duke FELL (Dr. Wu and Dr. Wallace will participate via. web-link). ELI-NP will create a new European laboratory to consistently investigate a very broad range of science domains from new fields of fundamental physics, new nuclear physics, and astrophysics topics, to applications in material science, life sciences, and nuclear materials management.
2016 HEALTH PHYSICS GRADUATES
May 01, 2016
Congratulations to our graduates: Justin Raudabaugh, MS.; Chu Wang, PhD; Matthew Belley, PhD; and Natalie Januzis, PhD (left to right)
STUDY WINS FARRINGTON DANIELS BEST PAPER AWARD
March 24, 2016
Congratulations to Mark Oldham, David Kirsch, and Terry Yoshizumi whose paper received the Farrington Daniels Award for 2015, awarded each year to the best paper in radiation dosimetry published in Medical Physics. Their paper was entitled "Investigating the accuracy of microstereotactic-body-radiotherapy utilizing anatomically accurate 3D printed rodent-morphic dosimeters.” This was an interdisciplinary effort involving these three faculty and a team of program students, including Steve Bache (MS ’15), Titania Juang (PhD ’15), Matt Belley (PhD ’16), Devin Miles, and Paul Yoon. The award will be presented in a ceremony during the AAPM Meeting in August. (Image taken from the award-winning paper, Bache et al., Med Phys. 2015.)
HPS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
August 25, 2014
Three of our students have been appointed to committee positions in the Health Physics Society (HPS) during the recent HPS Annual Meeting. The appointments are listed below, all students are advised by Terry Yoshizumi.