Contributors to The Great Debate
Dr David Oliver Hall, BA, PhD, CSci, MIPEM.
Head of Nuclear Medicine Physics,
University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering,
Bristol General Hospital,
Tel: 0117 342 4756
david.hall @ uhbristol. nhs.uk
Feb 2001 to present: Head of Nuclear Medicine Physics, Bristol.
1992 to 2001, Senior Nuclear Medicine Physicist, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Dr David Hall
David Hall is Head of Nuclear Medicine Physics in the
Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering in UH Bristol.
The nuclear medicine physics section supports nuclear medicine
imaging at radiology departments at Bristol Royal Infirmary
and Southmead Hospital (North Bristol NHS Trust),
gives some support to the nuclear medicine brain imaging service at
Frenchay Hospital, supports use of radioisotopes in surgery
(sentinel node biopsy) at UH Bristol and Weston General Hospital,
and provides a non-imaging service to Bristol Royal
Hospital for Children, Bristol Oncology Centre,
and the renal unit at Southmead Hospital.
David studied physics at St Catherine's College Oxford (BA),
theoretical solid state Physics at Durham University (PhD),
Moral Philosophy at Newcastle University (Certificate), and
History of Art with the Open University.
He has more than 15 years experience in Nuclear Medicine Physics.
He is a member of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
Nuclear Medicine Software Quality Group (2006-present),
and is organising a national audit of gated myocardial perfusion SPECT.
He is the external supervisor to a PhD student in the University of
Bristol Department of Computer Science, with Professor Mirmehdi,
studying 4D-image segmentation in myocardial perfusion imaging,
and is an external lecturer at the University of the West of England.
He is currently starting a collaboration with
Professor Hutton at the Medical Physics Research Group at the
Institute of Nuclear Medicine, UCLH, on image segmentation in
David Hall was one of the founders of The Great Debate along
with Caspar Hewett, teaching on
The Great Debate -
Evolution and Human Nature,
and the Promise of Factor Four in 1998 and
The Greening of Society in 1997
Murphy G, Hua L, Coward R, Tibor T, Hall D, Holmes R, Angelini G. An initial evaluation of post cardiopulmonary bypass acute kidney injury in swine. European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 2009. In Press.
SC Hiscock, MJ Evans, RJ Morton, DO Hall. Investigation of normal ranges for left ventricular ejection fraction in cardiac gated blood pool imaging studies using different processing workstations. Nucl Med Commun, 2008: 29: 103-109.
Yang R, Mirmehdi M, Hall D. A charged contour model for SPECT Cardiac LV Segmentation. Medical Imaging Understanding and Analysis 2006, Manchester, 4-5th July.
T Vakhtangandze, DO Hall, FV Zananiri, MR Rees. The effect of Butterworth and Metz reconstruction filters on volume and ejection fraction calculations in Technetium-99m gated myocardial SPECT. BJR, 2005, 78: 733-736.
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