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When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what they told me about radiation risks. I spent much effort reducing the dose to…
Many Nobel Prizes are awaiting good research to understand and explain the many mysteries of our bodies, such as the basic mechanism of memory or…
When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge…
I started the nuclear medicine laboratory at UW Hospitals in 1959 and trained radiology residents in the field. It was 1965 before they found a…
In 1970 I realized that there was negligible risk from x-rays but many radiographs had poor image quality so that the risk from a false…
We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea.
I found collaborating with congenial doctors about problems that physicists could help solve was very satisfying. I also like educating anybody who would listen!
There are now over 5,000 medical physicists in the U.S more than 50 times the number in 1958.
I would not encourage everyone to take up this profession. Not everyone is suited for any particular field.
Medical physics is an applied area of physics.
I was the Chair of the first department of medical physics in a medical school in the U.S.
I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries.
I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.
I don’t display my plaques and honors. They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.
The growth of technology is such that it is not possible today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical physics without training. The field…
I am not unhappy that my contribution was not recognized. I am sure it helped my career.
I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.
It is likely that we need more radiation to improve our longevity.
I am now almost certain that we need more radiation for better health.
Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to…
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