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Wesley E. Bolch, Ph.D.
Wesley E. Bolch, Ph.D.
Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Dosimetry, computational medical physics and dose assessment
Medical Physics Building 109A, PO Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611
B.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 1984
M.S., Radiological Health Physics, University of Florida, 1986
Ph.D., Radiological Health Physics, University of Florida, 1988
Dr. Bolch’s research seeks to develop rapid and clinically accessible computational tools for use by radiologists and radiation oncologists to assess radiation organ dose and associated secondary cancer risks to patients following diagnostic imaging or radiation therapy. The Bolch laboratory has used computer animation software and real patient imaging data to create a 350-member library of pediatric and adult males and females that covers a broad range of subject heights, weights and body shapes. These anatomic models are now being used in all three areas of medical imaging: interventional fluoroscopy, nuclear medicine and computed tomography. Therapy applications of the UF patient phantom series include assessment of secondary cancer risks in proton versus photon cancer radiotherapy, and the use of kilovoltage stereotactic radiotherapy for halting the progression of age-related macular degeneration.
Honors and Awards:
- Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award, Health Physics Society, 2014
- Robert’s Prize – Best Paper for 2011 [Phys Med Biol 56: 2309-2346 (2011)], 2012
- Fellow, Health Physics Society (HPS), 2012
- Fellow, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), 2012