Practicing Chiropractors' Committee on Radiology Protocols


Deed Harrison, DC

Dr. Deed Harrison graduated from Life Chiropractic College-West in 1996. Since that time, Dr. Harrison has maintained a high volume practice in Elko, Nevada. He is Vice-President of CBP Nonprofit, Inc., a research foundation, and has published a large number of studies in biomedical journals, including Spine, European Spine Journal, Clinical Biomechanics, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Spinal Disorders, Journal of Orthopedic Research, Clinical Anatomy, The Spine Journal, Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, Journal of Chiropractic and Osteopathy, Chiropractic Technique, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, and the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological therapeutics.

Since 1998, Dr. Harrison has been a manuscript reviewer for Spine. Additionally, he has been a manuscript reviewer for the European Spine Journal, Clinical Anatomy, Clinical Biomechanics, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the BMC Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Journal.

In December 2005, Dr. Harrison became the most published Chiropractor in the history of the Index Medicus. Since Dr. Deed Harrison’s first publication was in 1996, this volume of publications in some of the most prestigious biomedical journals has occurred in only 10 short years.

Dr. Harrison is the International Chiropractic Association’s (ICA) representative from the State of Nevada. Besides being Chairman of this PCCRP X-ray Guidelines, he was a member of the ICA’s committee to critique the CCGPP “Best Practices” Guidelines, and he is on the ICA’s own “Best Practices” Committee, which is developing new practice guidelines. These new ICA “Best Practices” Guidelines have included all levels of clinical evidence, including Observational Studies without controls (Cohorts, Case Series, and Case Studies).


Christopher Kent, DC, FCCI, JD

Dr. Kent is a 1973 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic, and a Diplomate and Fellow of the ICA College of Chiropractic Imaging. He was named the International Chiropractors Association (ICA) “Chiropractic Researcher of the Year” in 1991, and he was the recipient of that honor from World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA) in 1994. Dr. Kent was also selected “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1998 by the International Chiropractors Association. He is the Main Representative of the WCA to the Department of Public Information, affiliated with the United Nations, and former chair of the NGO Health Committee. He is the author of articles in peer-reviewed and popular journals, a contributor to textbooks, and has served on the postgraduate faculties of several chiropractic colleges.  Dr. Kent is co-founder of the Chiropractic Leadership Alliance (CLA).  An attorney as well as a chiropractor, Dr. Kent is an active member of the State Bar of California, and is admitted as an attorney of the United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Joseph Betz, DC

After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1995, Joe Betz attended Life University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2001. He received the CBP® Outstanding Achievement Award in the year 2000 for his service as the CBP club president while at Life University. He was also presented with the CBP® Researcher of the Year award in 2003. He is currently in private practice in Boise, Idaho. He serves as the ICA Representative for the state of Idaho. He has co-authored several research papers with CBP® Nonprofit and is currently working on several chapters in a text on CBP® Structural Rehabilitation of the Thoracic Spine.


donDon Harrison, DC, PhD, MSE

Dr. Donald D. Harrison is the originator of CBP Technique (1980), with its Mirror Image® methods. For CBP Technique methods, his background in mathematics and mechanical engineering influenced his choice of Linear Algebra methods applied to the human spine and posture. He has the equivalent of 3 Bachelor Degrees (Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, & Education), 2 Masters Degrees (Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering), and 2 Doctorate Degrees (Mathematics, Chiropractic). His terminal degrees are from Western States Chiropractic College (DC in 1979) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (PhD in 1998 & MSE in 1997). Before concentrating on research, he was in private practice from 1979-1993. He is President of CBP Nonprofit, Inc.(a Research Institute) and is the author of approximately 70 publications in the Index Medicus. He is a member of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS is a Research Society). He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Chiropractic Association, has been an ICA member since 1977, and is a Fellow of the ICA (FICA in 1990).


Paul Oakley, MSc, DC

Paul Oakley received his B.Sc. (Hons) in kinesiology from Laurentian University (Sudbury, Ontario) in 1997, his M.Sc. in Biomechanics from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) in 2000, and his D.C. degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport, Iowa) in 2003. He has served eight years for the Canadian Forces Reserves, has been an ergonomic consultant, as well as held research assistant positions as a student. He has presented numerous platform and poster research presentations at various biomechanics and chiropractic scientific conferences and continues to be involved with research projects related to biomechanics, posture, radiation exposure, and ergonomics. He is in private practice in Newmarket, Ontario.