Biography

Jon A. Anderson, Ph.D., is Professor of Radiology and Chief of the Medical Physics Section at UT Southwestern.

Born in Texas, Dr. Anderson received his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from Oklahoma City University, and his doctorate in physics from the University of Texas at Dallas.

I consider it a privilege to provide medical physics support for imaging and patient safety activities within the Department of Radiology.

Before joining the faculty of UT Southwestern, Dr. Anderson developed applications of gamma-ray spectroscopy for well logging at the Atlantic Richfield Exploration and Production Research Laboratory in Plano, Texas, and investigated the use of nuclear isomeric states as laser gain mechanisms at UT Dallas. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the Radiology Department.

Dr. Anderson’s research interests include the medical physics aspects of computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, positron emission tomography (PET), radiation dosimetry, and radiation protection.

In providing clinical medical physics services to UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Clinics, Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Children’s Health, Dr. Anderson addresses many aspects of regulatory compliance, radiation dose management, and equipment performance.

A career distinguished by service

Dr. Anderson is an active member of numerous committees at UT Southwestern, including the Radiation Safety Committee, the Subcommittee on Human Use of Radiation, the Radiation Protocol Committees for CT and Interventional Fluoroscopy, and the Radioactive Drug Research Committee. A Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), he has served the organization on numerous task groups and committees.

He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and is frequently invited to discuss clinical medical physics topics at meetings of the AAPM and the Radiological Society of North America.

Dr. Anderson’s personal interests include camping, woodworking, and historical technologies, such as steam engines and blacksmithing. He also is a voracious reader of mystery novels and history books.

Education

Undergraduate
Oklahoma City University (1974), Physics
Graduate School
University of Texas at Dallas (1980), Physics

Research Interest

  • CT and Fluoroscopic Imaging
  • Positron Emission Tomography Imaging
  • Radiation Dosimetry
  • Radiation Protection for Positron Emission Tomography

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Physicists in Medicine
  • American Physical Society
  • Society for Nuclear Medicine