Bio sketch and research interests: Dr. Ghita joined the VCU Department of Radiology in 2014 after a four year tenure in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale University - New Haven Hospital. She received her Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences from the University of Florida in 2009. Following graduation Dr. Ghita pursued the Medical Physics Residency with specialization in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Florida Shands Hospital. Dr. Ghita specializes in radiation transport simulations, using deterministic and Monte Carlo methods, for medical physics applications. Her current research interests focus on the dosimetry, image quality and protocol optimization in ionizing radiation imaging modalities.