Quantitative molecular imaging using ionizing radiation
UC Berkeley - UCSF
Molecular imaging modalities such as SPECT and PET can provide quantitative information about diseases or other conditions for which they were designed for. By studying challenging applications of these imaging modalities, particularly in the form of dual-modality SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI, critical areas of unmet need could be unveiled. In this presentation, I will describe applications-driven technology development in SPECT, PET, and x-ray imaging using several examples to which our laboratory has made significant contributions.
Youngho Seo, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty Affiliate at the Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, Program Member of Pediatric Malignancies and Prostate Cancer programs at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF, Faculty of the UC Berkeley - UCSF Bioengineering Graduate Program, and Physicist Faculty Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Seo leads a group of physicists and engineers working in the field of radionuclide and x-ray imaging instrumentation and physics, and directs the UCSF Physics Research Laboratory. His primary research focus is to use quantitative SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MR molecular imaging tools for a broad range of research areas from small animal imaging using dedicated animal imaging systems and basic instrumentation development to physics analysis of clinical research data.