Editorial Leadership

John M. Boone, PhD, FAAPM

Professor and Chief of Medical Physics
Department of Radiology
UC Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA, United States

Keywords: computed tomography and CBCT; radiation dosimetry; breast imaging

John M. Boone, Ph.D. received his undergraduate degree in Biophysics at UC Berkeley and his MS and Ph.D. in Medical Physics at UC Irvine. After faculty positions at University of Missouri, Columbia and Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, he is now Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Davis, in Sacramento, California. His research interests include the development of cone beam CT systems for dedicated breast imaging, and the use of Monte Carlo methods for radiation dose assessment in diagnostic radiology, especially in breast imaging and CT. His lab has also developed accurate x-ray spectral models for diagnostic radiological imaging, non-destructive testing, and ortho-voltage therapy applications. His interests also extend to whole body CT, including the development and implementation of new methods for image quality evaluation (e.g., 3D MTF and 3D NPS) and for radiation dosimetry (Size Specific Dose Estimation – SSDE).

Editor for Therapy
Stanley H. Benedict, PhD, FAAPM

Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Physics
Department of Radiation Oncology
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sacramento, CA, United States

Keywords: radiation treatment planning and brachytherapy; radiation dosimetry; image registration

Professor Stanley H. Benedict is Vice Chair of Clinical Physics in the Department of Radiation Oncology in the Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group at the University of California at Davis, in Sacramento, California. Professor Benedict’s previous appointments have included Director of Clinical Physics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, and Associate Director of Medical Physics and Chief of Clinical Physics at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia. Professor Benedict is a Diplomat in Radiological Therapeutic Physics from the American Board of Radiology, and Fellow of AAPM and Fellow of the American College of Medical Physics (ACMP). Professor Benedict has been PI, co-PI, co-investigator, and collaborator on a wide array of public and privately funded clinical medical physics research and clinical trials, including projects involving image guided radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, radiation biology, and new emerging technology to improve the safety and efficacy of radiation therapy delivery.

Managing Editor
Elle Thomas

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Alexandria, VA, United States

As managing editor for the Medical Physics Journal, Elle Thomas oversees the peer-review process and assignment of manuscripts from submission through publication. Ms. Thomas works with the journal’s partners Wiley Publishing and eJournalPress as well as editorial boards to maintain editorial policies and procedures. Prior to joining AAPM, she worked at the Institute of Physics Publishing as a production editor for the American Astronomical Society’s portfolio of six journals, focusing on scientific data hosting and innovative technologies. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in English from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia