Kate Lofton has been with Colorado Associates in Medical Physics (CAMP) since 2010. Kate serves as our Vice President of Radiation Oncology Services and works regularly with clients to optimize CAMP’s service line coverage. She specializes in therapeutic medical physics and is certified through the American Board of Radiology. She is one of a few team members who has provided clinical coverage at each of our current cancer centers over the years and she continues to do so as PTO coverage needs arise.
Kate’s training pathway started with an AAPM Summer Fellowship in 2005, where she investigated using EDR-2 film as a dosimeter for matchline doses with Dr. John Ashburn at the University of Kentucky. Inspired to become a clinical medical physicist but already on course for a chemistry major, she picked up a physics minor and completed her Bachelor of Science at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky in 2006. She went on to earn a Masters of Science in Radiological Medical Physics at the University of Kentucky in Lexington in 2008 and completed her training in medical physics with clinical residency at University of Louisville’s Brown Cancer Center in 2010. She obtained her initial ABR certification in 2011 which she has maintained since.
Kate grew up in the Hoosier State, but is a Kentucky girl at heart and will always bleed blue when it comes to college football and basketball. She now resides with her husband, Brad, and their three children in Colorado Springs where they enjoy exploring the great outdoors, specifically on hiking trails and ski slopes. Kate is an avid reader and also enjoys video editing the various creations that her children come up with in front of the green screen! The Lofton family are active members of Cheyenne Mountain Presbyterian Church where Kate volunteers as a vocalist on Sunday mornings. Kate gives all credit and glory to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and, though she often falls short, strives to exemplify Colossians 3:17 in the way she completes her work daily: “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”
Presentations and Publications:
- “AAPM Medical Physics Practice Guideline 15.a: Peer Review in Clinical Physics.” Halverson, Per, K. Lofton, et al. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. September 2023.
- Invited Speaker: 2023 AAPM Annual Meeting. “Quantitative Safety and Quality Improvement with Peer Review.”
- Invited Speaker: 2023 AAPM Spring Clinical Meeting: “A CAMP Survival Story: Adaptation of Private Practice Medical Physics Over Time.”
- “Poor Man’s Knowledge Based Planning for Solitary SRS Brain and SBRT Lung Lesions.” O.Blasi, K. McCullough, K. Lofton. Poster presented at AAPM 2017
- “Measured I-125 Contamination in I-123.” B. Lofton, G. Gibbs, J. Stickel, K. Lofton. Poster presented at AAPM 2017
- “Sensitivity of a Commercial Diode Array for Use in the Rapid Assessment of Cyberknife IRIS Variable Collimator Performance”. G. Gibbs, G. White, G. Bulz, K. Dikeman; Poster presented at Radiosurgery Society Annual Meeting February 2013
- “Comparison of tissue characterization curves for different CT scanners: implication in proton therapy treatment planning” Translational Cancer Research. C. Cheng, L. Zhao, M. Wolanski, Q. Zhao, J. James, K. Dikeman, M. Mills, M. Li, S. Srivastava, X. Lu, I. Das. Vol 1:4. December 2012; Abstracts presented at 2010 AAPM Meeting
- “Technical Note: Novel Treatment Technique for Conjunctival Lymphoma of the Eye” Medical Physics. K. Dikeman, M. Mills. 37:3316. 2010; Poster presented at 2010 AAPM meeting
- “Shielding Assessment of a Mobile Electron Accelerator for Intraoperative Radiotherapy” A. Krechetov, D. Goer, K. Dikeman, J. Daves, M. Mills Journal of Applied Medical Physics; 11:4; p.263-273. July 2010; Update of a previous shielding paper due to physical updates on the Mobetron Unit
- “Definitive Single-Fraction Accelerated Balloon Breast Brachytherapy: A Dosimetric Feasibility Study” K. Dikeman, A. Dragun. 2009; Abstract presented at ASTRO for 2009 meeting
Please note that work prior to 2013 was published under Kate’s maiden name, “Dikeman.”
Kate is a mentor for CAMP’s residency program overseeing the “Ethics and Professionalism” rotation. You can find her biosketch here: Kate Lofton Biosketch