Parkinson ,Applied Health Sciences

James Halama
  • I have over 30 years of experience in teaching nuclear medicine physics to nuclear medicine and radiology residents and technologists. I have participated and developed nuclear medicine physics courses at the SNMMI, SNMMI Central Chapter, and the AAPM annual meetings. My major interest is quality control in the clinic, and I have published many articles and given many lectures on the topic.

    • University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Bachelors           
    • University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Bachelors           
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Masters             
    • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Ph.D.               

    What prompted you to pursue your field?

    Medical physics offered me to obtain advanced degree beyond technologist in nuclear medicine.

    What's it like to teach at Parkinson?

    Excited about teaching new students taking up the discipline of medical physics.

    What "called" you to/attracted you to Loyola?

    Medical Physicist position in the department of Radiolog


    • Managing Written Directives: A Software Solution to Streamline Workflow Wagner,R. H.; Savir-Baruch,B.; Gabriel,M. S.; Halama,J.; Bova,D. Journal of nuclear medicine technology 2017
    • Proof of Concept: Design and Initial Evaluation of a Device to Measure Gastrointestinal Transit Time Wagner,R. H.; Savir-Baruch,B.; Halama,J. R.; Venu,M.; Gabriel,M. S.; Bova,D. Journal of nuclear medicine technology 2017 ;45(3):230-235
    • Effect of silicone gluteal implant on bone mineral density evaluation by DXA scan. Hassan,A.; Grady,E.; Ringelstein,J.; Halama,J. R.; Mazhari,A.; Friedman,N. C. Journal of Clinical Densitometry 2012 ;15(1):124-128
    • Correlation of PET standard uptake value and CT window-level thresholds for target delineation in CT-based radiation treatment planning. Hong,R.; Halama,J.; Bova,D.; Sethi,A.; Emami,B. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics 2007 ;67(3):720-726
    • AAPM Task Group 108: PET and PET/CT shielding requirements Madsen,M. T.; Anderson,J. A.; Halama,J. R.; Kleck,J.; Simpkin,D. J.; Votaw,J. R.; Wendt,R. E.,3rd; Williams,L. E.; Yester,M. V. Medical physics 2006 ;33(1):4-15
    • Evaluation of computer-aided instruction in the medical gross anatomy curriculum. McNulty,J. A.; Halama,J.; Espiritu,B. Clinical Anatomy 2004 ;17(1):73-78
    • Distribution of medical school course materials through the web: addressing the issue of printing through an analysis of the costs and utilization. McNulty,J. A.; Halama,J.; Espiritu,B. Journal of the Medical Library Association 2002 ;90(2):244-246
    • Evaluation of Web-based computer-aided instruction in a basic science course. McNulty,J. A.; Halama,J.; Dauzvardis,M. F.; Espiritu,B. Academic Medicine 2000 ;75(1):59-65