Expert in Computed Tomography, X-ray Detectors, Medical Product Development, Industrial Imaging
Expert ID: 727408 Utah, USA
Expert was the Senior Director Technology for CT at a global biomedical technology company. He was responsible for setting CT’s Technology Roadmap, oversaw a global research team of 16 individuals, controlled and allocated the CTO advanced development budget, developed and taught courses on the fundamentals (Mathematics and Physics) of Computed Tomography. In addition, Expertmanaged the world-wide patent portfolio for the CT division and is therefore very familiar with issues related to technology protection and patent infringement.
As the Director for Oncology Engineering, he directed the Oncology Engineering team of twenty individuals to develop an advanced geometric radiation treatment planning workstation.
As a Project Leader he developed a CT scanner specifically suited for use in oncology radiation treatment planning. He was responsible for the overall hardware and software system design and management of the budget and project in compliance with FDA Quality System Regulations.
As Director of Imaging Technology at Center For Light Microscope Imaging and Biotechnology at a leading research university, Expert directed a team of six scientists and engineers in the development of the Automated Interactive Microscope(AIM). AIM is new generation computerized robotic light microscope capable of high speed capture, display and analysis of five dimensional transmitted and fluoresence light images of living cells and tissues.
As Vice President, Research and Development for a bio-imaging research company, Expert directed the technical and marketing activities of a team of 18 scientists and engineers to perform contract research and imaging system development. Primary areas of skill included: industrial non-destructive testing, digital x-ray imaging, computed tomography, backscatter imaging, acoustical microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging. He developed methods and tools to quickly generate systems designs for X-ray CT and digital radiography products.
As a Consultant and Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, at a leading medical research and teaching university, Expert directed a group of 6 engineers to develop new methods to operator interactively display and quantitatively analyze stack of CT images. Obtained 100% extramural funding for this research effort. He developed a workstation to facilitate the image analysis described above. This involved complete hardware and software system design and implementation. He developed a Varifocal mirror based truly 3-D display system. He was a member of the Education Committee of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Graduate School of Medicine. He participated in the definition, design, and building of the Dynamic Spatial Reconstructor. He developed the concept and generated the first numerical projection displays of 3-D CT images. Also, first demonstrated the related concepts of numerical tissue dissolution and dissection. Numerical projection is now often referred to as "volume rendering."
He has provided strategic techonological consulting for a global company on an intellectual property/patent protection matter.
|Year: 1974||Degree: PhD||Subject: Biophysics and Bioengineering||Institution: University of Utah - Salt Lake City|
|Year: 1968||Degree: BS||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: University of Utah - Salt Lake City|
|Years: 1993 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Owner and Sole Proprietor||Department:|
Responsibilities:* Teach courses in Medical Imaging with X-rays including the function and design of Computed Tomography (CT) Systems.
* Consulting in the design, development and testing of CT systems.
* Consulting to advise the planning and incorporation of new technologies and concepts into Medical Imaging Systems.
* Expert Witness in legal matters related to patent infringement, industrial espionage.
|Years: 1997 to 2008||Employer: Philips Healthcare||Title: Senior Director Technology for CT (CTO)||Department: Computerized Tomography|
Responsibilities:Responsible for setting CT’s Technology Roadmap, Development of CT Scanners, Development of Oncology Products for Radiation Treatment planning
|Years: 1993 to 1997||Employer: Carnegie Mellon University||Title: Director of Imaging Technology||Department: Center For Light Microscope Imaging and Biotechnology|
Responsibilities:Direct a team of six scientists and engineers in the development of the Automated Interactive Microscope(AIM).
|Years: 1991 to 1992||Employer: LUNAR Corp.||Title: Vice President, Research and Development||Department: Engineering R&D|
Responsibilities:Directed the development of new and enhancement of existing x-ray bone densitometry products.
|Years: 1984 to 1991||Employer: Bio-Imaging Research Inc.||Title: Vice President, Research and Development||Department:|
Responsibilities:Directed the technical and marketing activities of a team of 18 scientists and engineers to perform contract research and imaging system development. Primary areas of skill included: industrial non-destructive testing, digital x-ray imaging, computed tomography, backscatter imaging, acoustical microscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging. Program Manager for ACTIS ( Advanced Computed Tomography Inspection System)
|Years: 1974 to 1984||Employer: Mayo Graduate School of Medicine||Title: Consultant, Mayo Foundation and Associate Professor||Department: Department of Physiology and Biophysics|
Responsibilities:Directed a group of 6 engineers to develop new methods to operator interactively display and quantitatively analyze stack of CT images.
Member of the Education Committee of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine.
|Associations / Societies|
|Phi Mu Epsilon (Honorary Mathematics), Etta Kappa Nu (Honorary Electrical Engineering), Sigma Xi, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Has over 60 articles published in leading academic and technology journals.|
Fields of Expertise
biomedical imaging, biotechnology, biotechnology market research, computed tomography scanner, computer diagnostic testability measurement, computer imaging software, electrical diagnostic instrument, electrical impedance tomography, imaging, medical device, medical diagnostic imaging, medical informatics, medical technology, medical X-ray, medical X-ray equipment, neuroimaging, research and development, research and development management, research and development organization, research and development planning, research and development productivity, research management, tomography, X-ray imaging, imaging technology, business management, medical software, application software design, application software