Christopher Cagnon

Mailing Address:
UCLA Radiol Sci
BOX 951721
BL-428 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Affiliations
Affiliations
Member, Physics & Biology in Medicine GPB Home Area
Biography:

Cagnon received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics in 2002 from UCLA. He is a board-certified diagnostic physicist, the head of UCLA Clinical Radiological Physics, which includes oversight of the Imaging Equipment Quality Control Program, and a faculty member of the UCLA Biomedical Physics Graduate Program. Cagnon?s interests involve CT image acquisition physics, including estimating radiation dose and assessing image quality. Cagnon leads the development of MedQIA's Quality Assurance Program.

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Angel Erin, Yaghmai Nazanin, Jude Cecilia Matilda, DeMarco John J, Cagnon Christopher H, Goldin Jonathan G, McCollough Cynthia H, Primak Andrew N, Cody Dianna D, Stevens Donna M, McNitt-Gray Michael F   Dose to radiosensitive organs during routine chest CT: effects of tube current modulation AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 2009; 193(5): 1340-5.
Angel Erin, Yaghmai Nazanin, Jude Cecilia Matilda, Demarco John J, Cagnon Christopher H, Goldin Jonathan G, Primak Andrew N, Stevens Donna M, Cody Dianna D, McCollough Cynthia H, McNitt-Gray Michael F   Monte Carlo simulations to assess the effects of tube current modulation on breast dose for multidetector CT Physics in medicine and biology, 2009; 54(3): 497-512.
Angel Erin, Wellnitz Clinton V, Goodsitt Mitchell M, Yaghmai Nazanin, DeMarco John J, Cagnon Christopher H, Sayre James W, Cody Dianna D, Stevens Donna M, Primak Andrew N, McCollough Cynthia H, McNitt-Gray Michael F   Radiation dose to the fetus for pregnant patients undergoing multidetector CT imaging: Monte Carlo simulations estimating fetal dose for a range of gestational age and patient size Radiology, 2008; 249(1): 220-7.
Cagnon Christopher H, Cody Dianna D, McNitt-Gray Michael F, Seibert J Anthony, Judy Philip F, Aberle Denise R   Description and implementation of a quality control program in an imaging-based clinical trial Academic radiology, 2006; 13(11): 1431-41.
Cooper Virgil N, Oshiro Thomas, Cagnon Christopher H, Bassett Lawrence W, McLeod-Stockmann Tyler M, Bezrukiy Nikita V   Evaluation of detector dynamic range in the x-ray exposure domain in mammography: a comparison between film-screen and flat panel detector systems Medical physics, 2003; 30(10): 2614-21.