Michael McNitt-Gray, Ph.D.

Work Titles
UCLA Director, Physics & Biology in Medicine GPB Home Area Member, JCCC Signal Transduction and Therapeutics Program Area

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-8979

Work Address:

Thoracic Imaging Research Group
924 Westwood Blvd
Suite 650
CAMPUS - 172115
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Detailed Biography:

Dr. Michael F. McNitt-Gray received his BSEE from Washington University in St. Louis in 1979, His MSEE from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1980 and then worked as an electrical engineer for several years before coming to UCLA and completing his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Physics in 1993. Dr. McNitt-Gray is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiological Sciences at UCLA who's professional interests are: Research in the areas of computed tomography image acquisition, physics and image analysis, primarily using image processing and pattern classification techniques to analyze radiological images. He is the current Program Chair for the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Biomedical Physics. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology in the field of Diagnostic Medical Physics, is a member of the American College of Radiology's (ACR) CT accreditation committee and a member of the International Commission on Radiological Units and Protection (ICRU) committee on Image Quality and Patient Dose from Computed Tomography.


A selected list of publications:

Carr JJ, Nelson JC, Wong ND, McNitt-Gray M, Arad Y, Jacobs DR, Sidney S, Bild DE, Williams OD, Detrano RC   Calcified coronary artery plaque measurement with cardiac CT in population-based studies: standardized protocol of Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study Radiology. , 2005; 234(1): 35-43.
Tran LN, Brown MS, Goldin JG, Yan X, Pais RC, McNitt-Gray MF, Gjertson D, Rogers SR, Aberle DR   Comparison of treatment response classifications between unidimensional, bidimensional, and volumetric measurements of metastatic lung lesions on chest computed tomography Academic radiology. , 2004; 11(12): 1355-60.
Armato SG, McLennan G, McNitt-Gray MF, Meyer CR, Yankelevitz D, Aberle DR, Henschke CI, Hoffman EA, Kazerooni EA, MacMahon H, Reeves AP, Croft BY, Clarke LP   Lung image database consortium: developing a resource for the medical imaging research community Radiology. , 2004; 232(3): 739-48.
McCollough CH, Bruesewitz MR, McNitt-Gray MF, Bush K, Ruckdeschel T, Payne JT, Brink JA, Zeman RK   The phantom portion of the American College of Radiology (ACR) computed tomography (CT) accreditation program: practical tips, artifact examples, and pitfalls to avoid Medical physics. , 2004; 31(9): 2423-42.
Boedeker KL, McNitt-Gray MF, Rogers SR, Truong DA, Brown MS, Gjertson DW, Goldin JG   Emphysema: effect of reconstruction algorithm on CT imaging measures Radiology. , 2004; 232(1): 295-301.
Dodd LE, Wagner RF, Armato SG, McNitt-Gray MF, Beiden S, Chan HP, Gur D, McLennan G, Metz CE, Petrick N, Sahiner B, Sayre J   Assessment methodologies and statistical issues for computer-aided diagnosis of lung nodules in computed tomography: contemporary research topics relevant to the lung image database consortium Academic radiology. , 2004; 11(4): 462-75.
Jarry G, DeMarco JJ, Beifuss U, Cagnon CH, McNitt-Gray MF   A Monte Carlo-based method to estimate radiation dose from spiral CT: from phantom testing to patient-specific models Physics in medicine and biology. , 2003; 48(16): 2645-63.
McNitt-Gray MF   Radiation issues in computed tomography screening Semin Roentgenol, 2003; 38(1): 87-99.
Brown MS, Goldin JG, Suh RD, McNitt-Gray MF, Sayre JW, Aberle DR   Lung micronodules: automated method for detection at thin-section CT--initial experience Radiology. , 2003; 226(1): 256-62.

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