R. Benton Pahlka, PhD, DABR
Working together with our radiologists, technologists, and other experts, my philosophy is centered on patient safety by providing the best imaging possible at the lowest radiation dose consistent with the specific diagnostic task. I strive to develop imaging protocols that are tailored to the patient’s size and specific to the imaging task.
Medical nuclear physics (PET/CT and SPECT/CT), fluoroscopy and CT radiation dose optimization, statistical data analysis
Monte Carlo simulation, radiation dose optimization, artificial intelligence
Ger RB, Meier JG, Pahlka RB, et. al., Effects of alterations in positron emission tomography imaging parameters on radiomics features. PLoS One 2019 14(9): e0221877.
Pahlka RB, Kappadath SC, Mawlawi OR, A Monte Carlo simulation of coincidence detection and imaging of gamma-ray cascades with a scintillation camera. Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express 2018 4(5): 055012.
Arnold R, Pahlka RB, et. al., Measurement of the two neutrino double beta decay half-life and search for the neutrinoless double beta decay of Cd-116 with the NEMO-3 detector. Physical Review D 2017 95(1): 012007.
Adamson P, Pahlka RB, et. al, Precision measurement of the speed of propagation of neutrinos using the MINOS detectors. Physical Review D 2015. 92(5), 052005.
Adamson P, Pahlka RB, et. al., An improved measurement of muon antineutrino disappearance in MINOS. Physical Review Letters 2012 108, 191801.
Argyriades J, Pahlka RB, et. al., Spectral modeling of scintillator for the NEMO-3 and SuperNEMO detectors. Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods 2011 A625, 20-28.
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