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Memorial to Fearghus O'Foghludha - Memorial Lecture


E Samei

E Samei1*, (1) Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

MO-A-141-1 Monday 8:00AM - 9:55AM Room: 141

Medical Physics community lost one of its prominent members, Fearghus O'Foghludha, in July 2012. Fearghus O'Foghludha was the editor of Medical Physics from 1985 to 1987 and the President of the AAPM from 1971 to 1972. Born in 1927 in Dublin, Fearghus studied at University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, Royal University of Uppsala (Sweden), and the University of Lund (Sweden). He served as Senior Physicist at St. Luke's Hospital in Dublin and the head of Radiation Physics at the Medical College of Virginia till 1970 when he joined Duke University. Noteworthy among his accomplishments are the design and optimization of modern mammography equipment, and the design of an experiment on solar radiation for the Apollo 13 lunar mission. He was one of the pioneers in designing imaging equipment so that radiation dose can be minimized. During his distinguished career, he had working affiliation with the Oak Ridge National Lab, NIH, NSF, ACR, the Atomic Energy Commission, CERN, and NASA.

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