Donald P. Frush, MD

Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology

Duke University Medical Center

Donald P. Frush, MD, FACR FAAP is Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics, faculty member of the Medical Physics Graduate Program, Radiology and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Frush's research interests are predominantly focused on pediatric body CT, including technology assessment, techniques for pediatric MDCT examinations, assessment of image quality, and CT radiation dosimetry and dose reduction. Dr. Frush is currently councilor, National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements, steering committee member for the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging (Image Gently Campaign), Refresher Course Chair, RSNA, Chair, Board of Directors of the Society for Pediatric Radiology and Trustee for the American Board of Radiology.

Dr. Frush's Lectures

Image Gently: Improving Care for Children Worldwide

Approaches to Radiation Dose Reduction in Children

Highlighted Publications

  1. Donnelly LF, Emery KH, Brody AS, Laor T, Gylys-Morin VM, Anton CG, Thomas SR, Frush DP. Minimizing radiation dose for pediatric body applications of single-detector helical CT: strategies at a large children's hospital. AJR 176(2):303-306, 2001. PMID: 11159061
  2. Paterson A, Frush DP, Donnelly LF. Helical CT of the body: Are settings adjusted for pediatric scanning? AJR 176(2):297-301, 2001. PMID: 11159060
  3. Hollingsworth CL, Frush DP, Cross M, Lucaya J. Helical CT of the body: A survey of techniques used for pediatric patients. AJR 180:401-406, 2003. PMID: 12540442
  4. Goske MJ, Applegate KE, Frush DP, et al. The image gently campaign: working together to change practice. Am J Roentgenol 190(2):273-4, 2008. PMID: 18212208
  5. Arch ME, Frush DP. Pediatric body MDCT: A five-year follow-up survey of scanning parameters used by pediatric radiologists. AJR 191(2):611-7, 2008. PMID: 18647940
  6. Paulson EK, Weaver C, Frush DP, et al. Conventional and reduced radiation dose of 16-MDCT for detection of nephrolithiasis and ureterolithiasis. Am J Roentgenol 190(1):151-7, 2008. PMID: 18094305
  7. Karmazyn B, Frush D, Applegate K, et al. CT with a computer-simulated dose reduction technique for detection of pediatric nephroureterolithiasis: comparison of standard and reduced radiation doses. AJR 192:143-149, 2009. PMID: 19098193
  8. Strauss KJ, Goske MJ, Frush DP, et al. Image Gently Vendor Summit: working together for better estimates of pediatric radiation dose from CT. AJR 192(5):1169-75, 2009. PMID: 19380538
  9. Li X, Segars P, Frush DP. Patient-specific radiation dose and cancer risk estimation in CT: Part I. Development and validation of a Monte Carlo Program. Med Phys 38(1):397-407, January 2011. PMID: 21361208
  10. Li X, Segars P, Frush DP. Patient-specific radiation dose and cancer risk estimation in CT: Part II. Application to patients. Med Phys 38(1):408-419, January 2011. PMID: 21361209
  11. Li X, Samei E, Frush DP, et al. Patient-specific radiation dose and cancer risk for pediatric chest CT. Radiology 259(3):862-74, June 2011. PMID: 21467251
  12. Li X, Samei E, Frush DP, et al. Lung nodule detection in pediatric chest CT: quantitative relationship between image quality and radiologist performance. Med Phys 38(5):2609-18, May 2011. PMID: 21776798
  13. Zilberman DE, Tsivian M, Frush DP, et al. Low dose computerized tomography for detection of urolithiasis—its effectiveness in the setting of the urology clinic. J Urol 185(3):910-4, March 2011. PMID: 21239024
  14. Lungren MP, Yoshizumi TT, Frush DP, et al. Radiation dose estimations to the thorax using organbased dose modulation. AJR 199(1):W65-W73, 2012.
  15. Rehani M, Frush DP, Einstein A. Patient radiation exposure tracking: Worldwide programs and needs- results from the first IAEA survey. Eur J Radiol 81:e968-976, 2012. PMID: 22840382
  16. Li, Xiang, Samei E, Frush DP, et al. Effects of protocol and obesity on dose conversion factors in adult body CT. Med Phys 39(11):6550-6371, 2012. Nievelstein RJ, Frush DP. Commentary. Should we obtain informed consent for examinations that expose patients to radiation? AJR 199(3):664-9, 2012.
  17. Goske MJ, Applegate KE, Frush DP, et al. Image Gently Five Years Later: What goals remain to be accomplished in radiation protection for children? AJR 199(3):477-9, 2012.
  18. Khong PL, Frush D, Ringertz H. Radiological protection in paediatric computed tomography. Ann ICRP 41(3-4):170-8, 2012.
  19. Podberesky DJ, Angel E, Yoshizumi TT, Toncheva G, Salisbury SR, Alsip C, Barelli A, Egelhoff JC, Anderson-Evans C, Nguyen GB, Dow D, Frush DP. Radiation dose estimation for prospective and retrospective ECG-gated cardiac CT angiography in infants and small children using a 320- MDCT volume scanner. AJR 199(5):1129-35, July 2012.
  20. Slovis TL, Frush DP, Goske MJ. An amazing accomplishment- CT manufacturers deserve our thanks. Pediatr Radiol Dec 9, 2012.
  21. Christianson O, Li X, Frush DP. Automated size-specific CT dose monitoring program: assessing variability in CT dose. Med Phys 39(11):7131-7139, 2012.
  22. Frush DP, Denham CR, Goske MJ, et al. Radiation protection and dose monitoring in medical imaging: A journey from awareness, through accountability, ability and action... but where will we arrive? J Patient Saf 8:1-11, 2013.
  23. Khong P, Ringertz H, Frush D, et al. Radiological Protection in Paediatric Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. ICRP Publication 121, Ann ICRP 42(2):1-63, 2013.