Ray D. Lloyd, PhD

Research Interests

  • Use of internal emitters in diagnosis and treatment of disease
  • Application of radioactive tracers in biology and medicine
  • Gamma-ray spectrometry, total-body counting, and partial-body counting
  • Dosimetry of internal emitters
  • Radionuclide toxicity and metabolism
  • Half-times of 232Th, 228Ra, 228Th, 224Ra, 133Ba, 83Rb, and 237Pu
  • Design and application of radiation detectors
  • Bremsstrahlung efficiency of ß-emitters in bone and other tissue
  • Environmental radioactivity
  • Radiation effects and dose-response models
  • Decorporation therapy for heavy metals poisoning
  • Assessment of risks from radiation exposures
  • Reconstruction of off-site radiation doses from Nevada Test Site fallout
  • Local dosimetry in the skeleton of Pu-239 and other alpha-ray emitters
  • Human body composition

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Radiology and Imaging Sciences - Research Professor Emeritus
  • Divisions: Radiobiology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Health Physics

Academic Office Information

  • 801-581-6810
  • Imaging & Neurosciences Center
    Radiology
    729 Arapeen Dr, Room: 2334
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Raymond Thornton, MD attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. His internship was at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Residency in Diagnostic Radiology was at University of California at San Francisco, where he was Chief Resident and stayed on for fellowship training in Vascular Interventional Radiology. After fellowship, he joined the IR faculty at Memorial Sloan-Kettering where he worked for 13 years. At MSK, Thornton was founding program director of the IR fellowship and he was active in departmental and institutional quality care initiatives. His research interests and bibliography focus on the clinical care of oncologic IR patients, radiation safety, education and quality improvement. Dr. Thornton also holds bachelor, master and doctoral degrees in Piano from The Juilliard School.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Radiation Ecology
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Louisiana State University
Chemistry/Math
Graduate Training University of Southwestern Louisiana
Physics
Graduate Training University of Utah
Geography
M.S.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Geography (Environmental Science)
B.S.

Selected Publications

Patent

  1. Mays CW, Lloyd RD, Atherton DR (1971). Photon Detector Utilizing a Well-Type Scintillation Crystal. U.S. Patent No. 3591807. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.