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So, what is Diagnostic Physics Services?

In a nutshell, this is a company that provides technical expertise on radiation and its effects in the medical environment, particularly in medical imaging science.

The most fundumental thing you should see is a commitment to providing quality Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Safety and Accreditation Testing services. My job as a Diagnostic Medical Physicist is often obscured under requirements set by State/Federal laws and accrediting bodies like the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Joint Commission (JCAHO). My fundumental goal is not to just keep your practice compliant with all regulations and accreditation standards, but to provide direction and expert advice in maintaining the Standard of Care through an effective Quality Assurance and Radiation Safety program. If you are searching for a physicist who can just "check a box" at the lowest cost, you are simply not getting your money's worth.

The second major point is competence. I may not have enough grey hairs to boast in the business, but I am formally trained in a nationally-acclaimed residency program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006-2008) and have spent 5 years working full-time as a consultant in a Roanoke-based consultant company. I have a Ph.D. in Atomic Physics (graduated December 2005) with a full complement of coursework in Diagnostic Medical Physics at the U.T. Medical Center in Toledo, OH (known then as the Medical College of Ohio), and in November 2012 I passed my boards for the American Board of Radiology as a Diagnostic Physicist. In my line of work, keeping current on the technology is an endless struggle, and everyone who requests services from me is guaranteed to get everything I can give. I have been fortunate to have been involved in a number of programs and projects, and have had the pleasure to work under some excellent leaders in the field of Medical Physics. My Curriculum Vitae can be downloaded for a more complete assessment of my training and background.

Finally, the third thing is conviction. The impetus for having a Diagnostic Medical Physicist visit a site is to ensure a program that uses ionizing radiation for diagnostic imaging is as safe and effective as can be under the circumstances. I often joke that a good Diagnostic Medical Physicist is the "secret sauce" that makes a medical imaging program a preferred choice over its less-supported competition. More than anything, I want to ensure my clients that we are all on the same side - we are not just healthcare providers but healthcare consumers, making our healthcare environment a place we can take our own families to get the care they need and deserve. I may not be a physician or a nurse, but in the 21st Century there needs to be a "go-to" person to provide expert advice, emergency consultation, and the training of a scientist to provide quantitative medicine support and answers to a poorly-understood health hazard that is Ionizing Radiation. I've dedicated my life to understanding it, and I want to package that knowledge by giving no-nonsense advice on how to work smart around radiation.

If you are a healthcare provider and are looking for Physics Support, or perhaps a change in your Physics Support, please review my credentials and feel free to call or email me. I will work with your particular needs to make sure that your facility will do its best to thrive in these lean times in the U.S. Healthcare market.

Thank you for your time, efforts, and interest in this website.

- Gregory S. Hodges, Ph.D. DABR