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Radiation Oncology
Radiological Sciences
Religion
Romance Linguistics and Literature

Radiation Oncology
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Radiological Sciences
The Department of Radiology was officially established with the appointment of Andrew H. Dowdy as professor and chairman of the department on December 1, 1947. The first budget was allocated July 1, 1948 for the fiscal year 1948-49. Dowdy was one of the five original founders of the School of Medicine at Los Angeles.

As envisioned by the chairman and the original departmental staff, the department developed and functioned along divisional lines: adult diagnosis, pediatric diagnosis, therapy, isotopes, radiation physics, and radiation biology. Each division made a distinguished contribution to the department's teaching and research programs. The clinical divisions were concerned also with patient care.

Research in varied aspects of radiology and related fields produced over 300 publications by departmental members.

In 1965, the staff numbered 16 M.D.'s, 147 non-academic personnel, and 23 student trainees in technology. There were 12 students in the graduate programs and 23 resident and trainee physicians specializing in radiology. The graduate program leading to the M.S. degree in radiology was established in 1955, the Ph.D. degree in medical physics (radiology) in 1959, and the resident program accepted its first candidate in 1954.

The utilization of radiologic techniques in the diagnosis and treatment of human ills underwent revolutionary expansion in the middle of the century. Most of the afflictions of man either were diagnosed or treated by a radiologic procedure or the efficacy of some other treatment was measured by radiology. Beginning in the early 1960s, the number of procedures accomplished in the diagnostic division at Los Angeles increased by 70 per cent (14 per cent per year). If weighted according to complexity from one to 25 units per examination, the work load increased 200 per cent in the same period, averaging 40 per cent per year.

The increase in therapy and use of isotopes was not of such great magnitude, but did reflect steady acceleration in the use of these modalities.

The department greatly expanded with additions to the hospital anticipated that began in 1966. After the addition was complete, proposals were made to develop a division of urologic diagnostic radiology immediately within the clinical area of urology which would provide unique opportunities for training and research in the radiologic and urologic sciences. source

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Religion
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Romance Linguistics and Literature
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