John M. Boone, PhD, FAAPM, FSBI, FACR

Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology & Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis Medical Center

Dr. John M. Boone is an academic medical physicist who has worked at UC Davis in the Department of Radiology for 20 years. He received his undergraduate degree in biophysics from the University of California Berkeley, and went on to receive the Masters and PhD in Radiological Sciences at the University of California Irvine. Prior to his appointment at UC Davis, he served in faculty positions at the University of Missouri Columbia and at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia). Dr. Boone is the principal investigator of the Breast Tomography Project at UC Davis, and has developed breast CT technology over the past 12 years, with over 600 women imaged on his three breast CT scanners. Dr. Boone served as the chair of AAPM Science Council from 2006-2011, and in this capacity he helped direct the scientific activities of this organization of 7500 medical physicists. Dr. Boone has published widely on issues pertaining to radiation dose in whole body computed tomography, and was a participant of AAPM Reports 111, 204 (co-chair), 200*, and 220*. He is the chair of the ICRU Report Committee 87, Patient Dose and Image Quality Assessment in CT, which will be published in early 2013. He is also a Commissioner of the ICRU. Dr. Boone has also served as Associate and Deputy Editor of Medical Physics, and is currently an Associate Editor of Radiology. Dr. Boone has published about 150 peer-reviewed papers, and is a fellow of the AAPM, the Society of Breast Imaging, and the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Boone's Lectures

Future and Emerging Applications of Computed Tomography

Translating Protocols by Scanner, Manufacturer, and Model

Variation in CT Dose- One Size Does Not Fit All

KAAPM Report TG-204 for Size-Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE)

Relationship Between Photon Count, Dose, and Image Quality

Highlighted Publications

  1. Boone JM. Determination of the pre-sampled MTF in computed tomography. Med Phys 2001; 28: 356-360
  2. Boone JM. Science to Practice: What parameters are most accurate in predicting appropriate technique factors for computed tomography scans? Radiology 2005; 236: 377-378
  3. Boone JM. Extreme multi-slice CT: Opportunities, challenges, and concerns. Radiology 2006; 241: 334-7
  4. Boone JM, The trouble with CTDI-100, Med Phys 34:1364-71 (2007)
  5. Zhou H, Boone JM, Monte Carlo evaluation of CTDI(infinity) in infinitely long cylinders of water, polyethylene, and PMMA with diameters from 10 mm to 500 mm., Med Phys 35: 2424-2431 (2008).
  6. Boone JM, Dose spread functions in computed tomography: A Monte Carlo study, Med Phys 2009; 36, 4547-4554
  7. Boone JM, Method for evaluating bow tie filter angle-dependent attenuation in CT: Theory and simulation results, Med Phys 2010: 37, 40-48
  8. McKenney SE, Nosratieh A, Gelskey D, Yang K, Huang SY, Chen L, Boone JM. Experimental validation of a method characterizing bow tie filters in CT scanners using a real-time dose probe. Med Phys. 2011 3:1406-15.
  9. Dixon RL and Boone JM, Cone beam CT dosimetry: A unified and self-consistent approach including all scan modalities – with or without phantom motion, Med Phys 2010: 37: 2703-2718
  10. McCollough CH, Leng S, Yu L, Cody DD, Boone JM, McNitt-Gray MF, CT Dose Index and Patient Dose: They are NOT the same thing, Radiology 2011; 259:311-316
  11. Dixon RL, Boone JM, Analytical equations for CT dose profiles derived using a scatter kernel of Monte Carlo parentage with broad applicability to CT dosimetry problems, Med Phys 2011: 38;4251-64
  12. Boone JM, Hendee WR, McNitt-Gray MF, Seltzer SE, Radiation Exposure: How to Close Our Knowledge Gaps, Monitor and Safeguard Exposure: Proceedings and Recommendations of the Radiation Dose Summit: Sponsored by the National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, February 24-25, Radiology 2012 (in press)
  13. JM Boone, US Patent 7,627,079, "Method for computing patient dose in computed tomography", Dec 1, 2009
  14. Bushberg JT, Seibert JA, Leidholdt EM, Boone JM, The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 3rd Edition, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia (2012).