| I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist.
| It is likely that we need more radiation to improve our longevity.
| If someone is interested in medicine and also in physics and they like working with people and communicate well with others, I would strongly encourage them.
| In some cases radiation reduces the incidence of cancer.
| Medical physics is an applied area of physics.
| I am not unhappy that my contribution was not recognized. I am sure it helped my career.
| Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society.
| My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation, even by radiologists.
| I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society.
| Too many radiologists still believe there is a risk from a chest x-ray. Few radiologists can explain radiation to the patient in words the patient can understand.
| Medical physicists work in cooperation with doctors. A few medical physicists devote their time to research and teaching. A few get involved with administrative duties.
| I don't display my plaques and honors. They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home.
| The growth of technology is such that it is not possible today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical physics without training. The field is now much more technical. More training is needed to do the job.
| I was the Chair of the first department of medical physics in a medical school in the U.S.
| I am now almost certain that we need more radiation for better health.
| We developed simple test tools to optimize imaging parameters. No company was interested in our idea.
| When I entered the field in July 1958 I believed what they told me about radiation risks. I spent much effort reducing the dose to patients in radiology.
| I have devoted much time and energy to helping medical physics in developing countries.
| When I entered medical physics in 1958 there were fewer than 100 in the U.S. and I could see many opportunities to apply my knowledge of nuclear physics.
| Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation oncology making sure that the desired dose is given to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.