Dr. John Boone: 2019 William D. Coolidge Award Recipient
Dr. John Boone, principal founder and director of Izotropic Imaging Corp., has invested nearly two decades of research into developing the groundbreaking breast CT technology used in the Izotropic Breast Imaging System. On July 15th, 2019, his efforts were recognized by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in an Awards & Honors Ceremony.
Dr. Boone was awarded the 2019 William D. Coolidge Award for the recognition of his lifetime achievement in medical physics. This award recognizes an AAPM member for their respected career in medical physics and is given out to a maximum of one recipient each year. The AAPM’s primary goals include the identification and implementation of improvements in patient safety for the medical use of radiation in imaging and radiation therapy: goals that Dr. Boone hopes that the Izotropic Breast Imaging System will help to achieve.
Dr. Boone is a medical physicist with 32 years’ experience in academia: he is a professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at the University of California, Davis and has been the principal investigator of the Breast Tomography Project at UC Davis for the past 18 years. In 1999, he began development of breast CT technology and his lab has since designed, fabricated and tested the first four prototypes of the Izotropic Imaging System. Over 600 women have been scanned using these systems in clinical trials. The fifth, commercial-ready prototype of the Izotropic Imaging System scanner is now being developed under Dr. Boone’s guidance.
A big congratulations to Dr. John Boone on this wonderful achievement.