International Imaging Symposium 2017

Advancements in CT Technology Improving Benefit vs. Risk

Dr. Larry Filipow - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada



Dr. Larry J Filipow is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Alberta, and a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. He received his PhD degree from the University of Oxford, UK in 1979. He worked afterwards as an NHS Medical Physicist at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford. In 1982, he was appointed as the first ever Diagnostic Imaging Physicist in the province of Alberta. He created a Radiology Resident Imaging Physics Training Program at the University of Alberta which is still ongoing. Dr. Filipow is a past member of the AAPM Education Committee, and was the Local Arrangements Chair of the 1992 AAPM Summer School on MRI in Banff, Alberta (the first summer school to be held outside of USA). He was the Co-Director of the 1999 AAPM Summer School on PACS. He was the Project Manager who led the Alberta province-wide Digital Mammography Systems Acquisition Program in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Filipow helped the Canadian Armed Forces purchase deployable CT scanners and traveled to Afghanistan to help commission the CT scanner at the KAF Hospital. Dr. Filipow is a member of the Canadian Association of Radiologist, Mammography Accreditation Program Review Committee, and consults on a wide range of radiology projects across Canada.