John M. Boone

John M. Boone is Professor of Radiology and Chief of Medical Physics, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, USA.

John M. Boone received his undergraduate degree in biophysics at University of California Berkeley and Ph.D. in radiological sciences at University of California Irvine. After 7 years of academic medical physics research in the U.S. Midwest and East Coast, Dr. Boone joined the faculty in radiology at UC Davis. He is board certified in diagnostic medical physics by the American Board of Radiology and is the co-author of a widely used textbook The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging. His early research focused on computer modeling in diagnostic imaging, including x-ray spectral modeling, Monte Carlo simulation of radiation dose and image quality, and the use of artificial neural networks in diagnostic imaging. More recently, his research has focused on the development of breast computed tomography (breast CT) systems, and four breast CT scanners were designed, fabricated and tested in multiple clinical trials involving more than 600 women. He chaired task groups in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) which led to the definition of the Size Specific Dose Estimate (SSDE) for body (TG 204) and head (TG 293) computed tomography, which corrects for the size of the patient in CT dosimetry to allow more accurate dosimetry for pediatric patients. Dr. Boone has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and has been awarded 14 US patents. Dr. Boone served as the president of the AAPM in 2015 and chair of the board in 2016. He was elected as fellow of the AAPM, the Society of Breast Imaging, the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was awarded the Coolidge Gold Medal of the AAPM in 2019. He was elected to the Commission in 2010 and became Treasurer in 2018.