Michael Flynn, PhD

Radiation Physicist, Henry Ford Health System


Radiation imaging with emphasis on medical applications; statistical concepts of image formation for radiography; radioisotope imaging, and computed tomography; measurement methods for image quality assessment; high fidelity image display and human visual perception as pertains to radiological interpretation; active research projects in quantitative lung densitometry, musculo-skeletal tomosynthesis, phase contrast imaging, display calibration, and radiological informatics. 


B.S.E. (Summa Cum Laude) (Aerospace & Mech. Engr.), Princeton University, 1967 
M.S. (Nuc. Sci.), University of Michigan, 1969 
Ph.D. (Nuc. Sci.), University of Michigan, 1975 

Dr. Flynn's Lectures

Henry Ford Health System Clinical Initiatives to Reduce Patient Radiation Exposure, Presented by colleagues, Mark Supanch and Safwan Halabi

Recent Publications

  1. Kruger R, Flynn MJ, Judy PF, Cagnon CH, Seibert JA. Effective dose assessment for participants in the national lung screening trial undergoing posteroanterior chest radiographic examinations. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jul;201(1):142-6.
  2. Miglioretti DL, Johnson E, Williams A, Greenlee RT, Weinmann S, Solberg LI, Feigelson HS, Roblin D, Flynn MJ, Vanneman N, Smith-Bindman R. The Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatrics and the Associated Radiation Exposure and Estimated Cancer Risk. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jun 10:1-8.
  3. Yeni YN, Poisson LM, Flynn MJ. Heterogeneity of bone mineral density and fatigue failure of human vertebrae. J Biomech. 2013 Apr 26;46(7):1396-9.
  4. Altman MB, Flynn MJ, Nishikawa RM, Chetty IJ, Barton KN, Movsas B, Kim JH, Brown SL. The potential of iodine for improving breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Med Hypotheses. 2013 Jan;80(1):94-8.
  5. Andriole KP, Ruckdeschel TG, Flynn MJ, Hangiandreou NJ, Jones AK, Krupinski E, Seibert JA, Shepard SJ, Walz-Flannigan A, Mian TA, Pollack MS. ACR-AAPM-SIIM practice guideline for digital radiography. J Digit Imaging. 2013 Feb;26(1):26-37.
  6. Norweck JT, Seibert JA, Andriole KP, Clunie DA, Curran BH,Flynn MJ, Krupinski E, Lieto RP, Peck DJ, Mian TA. ACR-AAPM-SIIM technical standard for electronic practice of medical imaging. J Digit Imaging. 2013 Feb;26(1):38-52.
  7. Larke FJ, Kruger RL, Cagnon CH, Flynn MJ, McNitt-Gray MM, Wu X, Judy PF, Cody DD. Estimated radiation dose associated with low-dose chest CT of average-size participants in the National Lung Screening Trial. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Nov;197(5):1165-9.