Perry Sprawls, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Clemson University
Nuclear Physics and Bioengineering

 Distinguished Emeritus Professor, Emory University School of Medicine

Founding Co-Editor, Medical Physics International journal,
 http://www.mpijournal.org/
Co-Editor, Encyclopedia of Medical Physics,
 http://www.emitel2.eu/emitwwwsql/index-login.aspx
Co-Director, History of Medical Physics Project, http://www.mpijournal.org/history.aspx
Co-Director, College on Medical Physics.
 International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
  
Sharing a Clemson Education and 45 Years of Emory University Experience With the World to Enhance Medical Physics and Radiology Education

The Sprawls Resources
www.sprawls.org/resources

The Sprawls Resources are a collection of classroom visuals, modules, and textbooks
 available with open access to all institutions, instructors, and students.

The visuals can be used by all medical physics educators to provide
classroom  windows through which students can view the medical physics universe
and develop effective knowledge structures as illustrated here.

 
The Genesis Physics Course for Radiology Residents
A Short Introductory Course for the Beginning of the Residency

ONLINE TEXT
Understanding And Optimizing Visibility In Medical Imaging Procedures
 Image Characteristics And Controlling Factors

P. Sprawls. MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.9, No.2, 2021
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2021-02/MPI-2021-02-p223.pdf

 VISUALS FOR CLASS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

http://www.sprawls.org/resources/genesis/

Textbooks

A Comprehensive Coverage of the Physics
and Imaging Technology up until the 1980s.
Especially Valued for the Illustrations.

Continues to be a good educational resource for the physical principles
of medical imaging and the discussions
of technology, film, intensifying screens, etc
 is of historic interest.

e-book available online at:
 

https://w3.aapm.org/pubs/documents/SprawlsPPMI2.pdf 



A complete, easy to understand, coverage
of what everyone  who works with MRI needs
to know about the MRI process.


e-book available online at:

https://w3.aapm.org/pubs/documents/
SprawlsMagneticResonanceImagingPMT.pdf
References for the Development of Effective Medical Physics and Radiology Education
Publications by Perry Spawls

EFFECTIVE PHYSICS EDUCATION FOR OPTIMIZING CT IMAGE
QUALITY AND DOSE MANAGEMENT WITH OPEN ACCESS RESOURCES
P. Sprawls1, P-A. T. Duong,  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.1, No.1, 2013
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2013-01/MPI-2013-01-p046.pdf

PHYSICS EDUCATION FOR THE OPTIMIZATION OF MRI
CLINICAL PROCEDURES: VISUALIZING THE INVISIBLE AND COLLABORATIVE TEACHING
 P. Sprawls. MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.1, No.2, 2013
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2013-02/MPI-2013-02-p134.pdf

OPTIMIZING MEDICAL IMAGE CONTRAST, DETAIL AND NOISE IN THE DIGITAL ERA.
 P. Sprawls.  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.2, No.1, 2014
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2014-01/MPI-2014-01-p041.pdf

EDUCATION MODELS FOR THE EXPANDING ROLE OF CLINICAL MEDICAL PHYSICS.
 P. Sprawls. MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.5, No.2, 2017
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2017-02/MPI-2017-02-p167.pdf

DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE MENTAL KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES FOR MEDICAL PHYSICS APPLICATIONS.
  P. Sprawls,  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.6, No.1, 2018
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2018-01/MPI-2018-01-p128.pdf

DIGITAL ELEMENTS, IMAGE QUALITY, RADIATION EXPOSURE, AND PROCEDURE OPTIMIZATION.
  
P. Sprawls.  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.6, No.2, 2018
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2018-02/MPI-2018-02-p255.pdf

EFFECTIVE PHYSICS KNOWLEDGE FOR DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGISTS
P. Sprawls.  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.7, No.3, 2019
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2019-03/MPI-2019-03-p257.pdf

ENHANCING MEDICAL PHYSICS TEACHING WITH IMAGE REPOSITORIES AND SHARED RESOURCES
P. Sprawls. MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.8, No.3, 2020
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2020-03/MPI-2020-03-p479.pdf

Preserving the History and Heritage of Medical Physics and Clinical Applications
Projects and Publications by Perry Sprawls

ROENTGEN’S INVESTIGATION DETERMINING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF X-RADIATION
P. Sprawls. MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.2, No.2, 2014
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2014-02/MPI-2014-02-p435.pdf

THE MANY STEPS AND EVOLUTION IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY
 AND IMAGING METHODS, THE QUEST FOR ENHANCED VISIBILITY The First Fifty Years
P.  Sprawls.  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.7, No.3, 2019
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2020-SI-04/MPI-2020-SI-04-p351.pdf

THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN MAMMOGRAPHY A CONTINUING QUEST FOR VISIBILITY
P. Sprawls.  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.7, No.3, 2019
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2019-SI-02/MPI-2019-SI-02-p141.pdf

 FILM-SCREEN RADIOGRAPHY RECEPTOR DEVELOPMENT A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
P.  Sprawls.  MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, vol.7, No.3, 2019
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2018-SI-01/MPI-2018-SI-01-p56.pdf


HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF PHYSICS CLASSROOM LEARNING AND TEACHING

 A Personal Perspective and Journey Perry Sprawls
MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, Special Issue, History of Medical Physics 8, 2022 968
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2022-SI-08/MPI-2022-SI-08-p968.pdf

MEDICAL PHYSICS FOR THE USE OF STUDENTS AND PRACTITIONERS OF MEDICINE
(Textbook Published in 1885) John C. Draper, M.D., L.L.D.
  Selection of Illustrations and Discussion Provided By Perry Sprawls
MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, Special Issue, History of Medical Physics 8, 2022 1007
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2022-SI-08/MPI-2022-SI-08-p1007.pdf

MONUMENT TO THE X-RAY AND RADIUM MARTYRS OF ALL NATIONS Perry Sprawls
MEDICAL PHYSICS INTERNATIONAL Journal, Special Issue, History of Medical Physics 8, 2022 1020
http://www.mpijournal.org/pdf/2022-SI-08/MPI-2022-SI-08-p1020.pdf

 
International Publications
Perry Sprawls Co-Editor and Contributing Author

Available with open access at

http://www.emitel2.eu/emitwwwsql/encyclopedia.aspx

Available with open access at
http://mpijournal.org/
   
 College on Medical Physics
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Perry Sprawls, Co-Director and Faculty

The Foundation works in collaboration with the ICTP by provides textbooks, extensive digital resources,
 and continuing support for each of the participants from approximately 40 Developing Countries. 
 The objective is to establish and enhance educational programs in each country
 to support the effective use of medical imaging procedures.
 
Xi'an Medical University, now Xi'an Jiaotong University
    The Foundation and Dr. Sprawls have a long and productive collaboration with the Xi'an Medical University in China.
    This includes the development and implementation of some innovative educational programs in radiology and
     the translation and publication of one of his textbooks (shown below)  that was used through China.
     A major factor contributing to advances in Chinese medical education was the establishment of the
     Emory University-Xi'an Cooperative Program in Radiology with Dr. Sprawls as Co-Director and Faculty..
     This provided for    faculty exchanges and a variety of projects to share Emory experience to enhance
     medical imaging and education in Xi'an.

    A special event, shown below,, was the dedication of the Medical Imaging Education Center sponsored by
 the Sprawls Educational Foundation.  This introduced the use of computer and digital technology for radiology education.