Megan Glassell
Medical Physics Graduate Program


Megan Glassell, Student

Hometown

  • Oldsmar, Florida

Education

  • MS: Medical Sciences; University of Florida; Gainesville, FL
  • BS: Biophysics; University of Scranton; Scranton, PA

Megan is an incoming PhD student who was recently awarded her MS degree. As a MS student, Megan worked on the development of a detailed peak skin dose calculator for utilization in interventional fluoroscopy, cardiac catheterization, and hybrid fluoroscopic-operating rooms. In-room measurements (including table/pad attenuation, backscatter factors, etc) for each room in the hospital system, combined with processing scripts for parsing information from actual patient exams, will yield detailed estimates of patient peak skin dose.

With the recent installation of a third-party dose-tracking software, the overall goal of the work is to utilize the calculated peak skin dose to compare to displayed peak skin doses from the hospital dose tracking system to quantify the accuracy of the dose tracking software for future applications.

Both of Megan’s parents served in the US Air Force and as a result, she has lived all over the world, including Japan, Germany, and Hawaii.

Megan loves to cross-stitch, a relaxing hobby she learned from her mom. She also enjoys playing trivia and going to the movies, especially scary ones!