Walter Huda, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology
Dr Huda trained in England (Physics BA at Oxford University; Medical Physics PhD at the Hammersmith Hospital/University of London) and worked from 1976-81 at Amersham International, a commercial company specializing in radioactive products. He has worked as a diagnostic medical physicist at the Manitoba Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation in Winnipeg, Canada (1982-1990), University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida (1990-1997) and at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY (1997-2007). He is currently Professor of Radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr Huda is actively involved in the clinical use of medical imaging equipment, particularly maximizing the diagnostic information whilst keeping patient doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). Dr Huda’s primary research activities relate to medical imaging and radiation dosimetry. Since the early 1980’s, Dr Huda pioneered the use of the effective dose to quantify the radiation dose received by patients undergoing radiological examinations that use ionizing radiation. Dr Huda has also developed quantitative methods for quantifying imaging performance. Dr Huda is currently actively involved in the use of Alternative Forced Choice (AFC) methods for measuring imaging performance in CT, and investigating the trade off between dose and image quality in this imaging modality. Dr Huda has published over 200 scientific papers and has been awarded 24 research grants with a total value approaching $4 million.
Dr Huda has is actively involved with the physics education of radiology residents, and is the author of the best selling Review of Radiologic Physics. He has been awarded numerous awards for teaching radiology residents (e.g., Silver Spoon; Robert E Heitzman), and is frequently invited to speak to Radiology departments as a Visiting Professor. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and an Honorary Member of the Society of Pediatric Radiology. Dr Huda reviews for many imaging journals (e.g., Medical Physics, Radiology and AJR), and has been involved on the editorial boards of number of national journals (e.g., Radiology, Medical Physics, Pediatric Radiology) as well as international journals (British Journal of Radiology, J of Ukrainian Radiology). Dr Huda is currently helping to write a report on Dose and Image Quality in CT for the International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements (ICRU).* Note in order to view this document you will need to have the free Adobe Reader® installed on your computer. More on Adobe Acrobat®.