Elizabeth Lorusso

Elizabeth Lorusso works to reduce radiation dose levels in x-rays

Fanshawe on world stage with progressive x-ray research

As a researcher and professor with the Fanshawe College School of Health Sciences, Elizabeth Lorusso is internationally recognized for her collaborative work on reducing radiation dose levels in x-rays.

Embracing the ALARA principle - an acronym for keeping radiation exposure “as low as reasonably achievable” for needed results - Lorusso’s research shows that advanced digital imaging technology no longer requires the same quantity of radiation as film-based x-ray images. Collaborating with colleagues at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) and Western University to complete the study, Lorusso shared her findings with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, the American Association of Educators in Radiologic Sciences and the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists World Congress in Seoul, Korea.

Lorusso’s work is published in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and she continues to make collaborative connections across North America. She is a popular, global presenter on this topic - most recently invited to speak at a radiology conference in Vietnam. Lorusso is the proud recipient of a Fanshawe Distinguished Alumni Award, the 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award by the Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, the LHSC Scholarly Award and the Chair’s Award of Inspiration at Western’s Imaging Discovery Days.