Priscilla F. Butler, MS – Pioneer in radiation dose assessment and image quality.
Debra L. Monticciolo. M.D.
Monticciolo, D.L. (2020). “Priscilla F. Butler, MS – Pioneer in radiation dose assessment and image quality.” Clin Imaging Aug 22;S0899-7071(20)30310-7. [Epub ahead of print.].
Few people have had the impact that Priscilla “Penny” Butler, MS, has had on radiological technique in the United States. Being a woman leader in medical physics is equally rare. Penny forged both new avenues for women and new ideas for all during her long and productive career in the radiological sciences. She has done so with such grace and humility as to always remain accessible to those with whom she worked and served. This year, Ms. Butler was awarded the American College of Radiology Gold Medal, the College’s highest honor. She is only the 10th woman to receive this recognition, the first being Madame Marie Curie in 1931. In this editorial, we celebrate Ms. Butler for her ground breaking roles in radiological dose assessment and image quality. [No abstract; excerpt from Editorial.].