Lee Lusted

Lee Lusted
Mason City, IA, USA
Associated organizations
University of California, San Francisco
Fields of study
Biomedical engineering


Lee B. Lusted (IRE Associate; Senior Member; and Fellow, 1959) was born in Mason City, Iowa, on 22 May 1922. He received the B.A. degree from Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, in 1943, with a major in mathematics and physics.

After graduating from Cornell College, Lusted joined the Radio Research Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, as a Special Research Fellow to work on radar countermeasures. In 1944, at the request of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, he went to the European Theatre of Operations as a member of the Petticoat Mission to supervise the installation of countermeasures equipment on ships of the British Home Fleet prior to D-Day.

After World War II, Lusted entered the Harvard Medical School and received the M.D. degree, in 1950. He took specialty training in radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was Assistant Professor of Radiology until 1956, when he joined the Diagnostic X-ray Department at the National Institutes of Health. In 1962, he was Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate of Radiology at the University of Rochester in New York.

Lusted was Chair of the IRE-PGME, in 1956-1957, and, in 1959, he became Editor of the "IRE Transactions On Bio-medical Electronics. In 1960 and 1961, he was a United States representative on the Council of the International Federation for Medical Electronics, and in 1962, he was a member of the Executive Committee. In 1962, Lusted was also Chair of the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee on Computers in Research and a member of the National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Committee on the Use of Electronic Computers in the Life Sciences.

In 1962, Lusted was a Fellow of the IRE, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the AAAS. He was a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and a member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and Sigma Xi.