About LANDAUER Academy

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Overview

LANDAUER Academy offers updated, high-quality educational courses for professionals working in Medical Imaging, Radiation Safety and Medical Physics. Developed and authored by peer-reviewed board certified medical physicists, our medical imaging experts optimize image quality and measure and benchmark radiation dose for safety and compliance in all modalities. They are experts in state, regulatory and national requirements.

A variety of courses are offered by LANDAUER Academy – each with detailed learning objectives and quizzes to ensure content has been mastered for CE credit. Courses are convenient and easily accessible through many of the popular Learning Management Systems and are designed to comply with regulatory requirements for accrediting organizations such as:

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Radiologic Technologists
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
  • The Joint Commission
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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Authors

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William DeForest, MSPH, CHP, DABR
Bill DeForest is Vice President of LANDAUER Medical Physics, Imaging Physics. He has specialized in radioactive materials licensing, radiation protection, regulatory consulting, and multiple modality accreditations (including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Nuclear Medicine). He is an American Academy of Health Physics certified health physicist and is American Board of Radiology certified in diagnostic radiological physics. He has held health physics positions in nuclear power, research, nuclear fuel fabrication, Department of Energy and medical settings. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned a Master of Science in Public Health.

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Joseph Greco, MS, CHP, CLSO
Joe Greco has 30 years diversified experience working with sources of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and management of their safe use in medical, manufacturing, R&D, and fusion reactor environments. After receiving his degree in Biology, he began his professional career as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. He then attended graduate school and received his Master’s degree in Radiological Hygiene. He spent 5 years as an operational health physicist at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab research reactor in New Jersey. He then joined Eastman Kodak in Rochester and served as their Radiation and Laser Safety Officer for 14 years. Joe joined Upstate Medical Physics, a LANDAUER Medical Physics partner, in 2006. His specialties include nuclear medicine and PET support (assessments, acceptance testing), shielding design and calculations for various imaging modalities, radiation safety training, dosimetry, licensing and regulatory support, health physics, and laser and non-ionizing radiation safety.

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James O’Brien, Jr., MMsc, DABR
Jim O’Brien has more than 25 years of experience as a medical and health physicist.  His professional practice includes: MRI, CT, nuclear medicine, PET, mammography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and diagnostic x-ray.  He provides consulting services including implementation of Imaging Quality Management programs, CT protocol development and data analysis, and design support for Radiation Dose databases.  His experience in IT and software development with companies like BellSouth International also helps his healthcare clients with DICOM and PACS issues. He began his career as an Officer in the US Air Force where he held positions as the Chief of the USAF Radiation Calibration facility; Lab Manager for the USAF radio-analytical laboratory, and Senior Team Member of the USAF nuclear weapons accident response team.  His work with the Department of Energy encompassed procedure development, calibration laboratory operations, and the development data models for Los Alamos National Laboratory for bioassay results.  Jim is a member of the American College of Radiology, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Health Physics Society, and Project Management Institute. As a graduate of Auburn and Emory University, Jim earned a BS in Pre Med Physics and a Master of Medical Science in Radiation Physics.

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Shawn Pickett, MBA, CNMT, RT (CT)(ARRT), CLSO-M
Shawn Pickett is the Radiation Safety Support Services Practice Manager for LANDAUER Medical Physics. After practicing as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Texas, Shawn moved to Florida to take on a role as Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine for a large healthcare system. In that position, he identified that one of the best motivating factors to reduce radiation exposure through the healthcare system was an engaged workforce with a supportive management structure. Shawn was promoted from Supervisor to Radiation Safety Officer to Manager of Non-Invasive Cardiology, then to the Corporate Radiation and Laser Safety Officer. Now Shawn is working with LANDAUER to develop a team of Radiation Safety Officers to support clients in the medical use of radiation nationwide. Shawn has been the named RSO on over 10 medical use licenses in multiple states and he has advised hundreds of clients across the country on the safe use of radiation. Shawn has been recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in Radiation Safety for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Board and is a Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Computed Tomography Technologist and Medical Laser Safety Officer. Shawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Science from Midwestern State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Webster University.