Pilot award on multi-parametric 68Ga-PSMA PET prostate cancer imaging

We are excited for being awarded the 2019 pilot grant from Weill Cornell Radiology Department to pursue research on whole-body (WB) multi-parametric 68Ga-PSMA PET imaging to enhance prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment response assessments.

I wish to extend my gratitude to our esteemed colleagues Dr. Scott Tagawa, Dr. John Babich, Dr. Sadek A. Nehmeh, Dr. Joseph R. Osborne and Dr. Daniel Margolis for their valuable support! I am very much looking forward to collaborating with you on this and future exciting projects.

This is an important first step towards our aim to translate dynamic WB 68Ga-PSMA PET prostate cancer imaging to the clinic.


Our multi-parametric PET/MR and PET/CT imaging work featured in the summer 2017 edition of the #BMEIInyc newsletter

The summer 2017 edition of the newsletter of the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) in Mount Sinai, New York, features our  latest research findings in multi-parametric PET molecular imaging utilizing state-of-the-art:

  1. 18F-NaF kinetics-driven bone tissue segmentation,
  2. dual-tracer PET/MR carotid plaque imaging and
  3. combined SUV/Patlak-4D WB PET/CT oncologic imaging

Download the newsletter in PDF format here.


Page 3 of the TMII newsletter featuring our work in multi-parametric PET/MR and PET/CT

Our whole-body 4D parametric PET imaging research featured in 2016 highlights of the PMB journal

We are grateful to announce that our recent research publication in direct 4D whole-body PET parametric imaging has been featured in 2016 highlights of the Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) journal. Please check below the line-up of highlighted 2016 PMB articles awarded by the editorial team of the prestigious PMB journal in the field of PET imaging:


This is indeed a great honor and we are indebted to the great interest you have recently demonstrated for our on-going progress in this new exciting molecular imaging field.

Our work aims at translating the quantitative virtues of multi-parametric molecular PET imaging, as initially had been shown in neuroimaging, to clinically feasible multi-bed PET scan protocols. The transition to whole-body dynamic and parametric PET imaging is critical as it may substantially enhance the diagnostic, prognostic and theranostic prospects of image assessments of various important molecular mechanisms  of oncologic and cardiovascular diseases.


Direct 4D whole-body dynamic PET parametric imaging method

Thank you all for your active support and we would like to take this opportunity to openly share once again  our continuous commitment to advance the clinical value of molecular PET imaging as a valuable biomedical imaging tool to assess progress and therapy responses at the molecular level.

Our paper on direct 4D Whole-Body PET parametric imaging in the Top 10 PMB articles for 2016!

We are grateful to announce that our featured article on direct-4D whole-body PET parametric image reconstruction has been included in the Top-10 rankings for the most popular Physics in Medicine and Biology (PMB) articles of the year!

This is indeed a honorary distinction, as it stems directly from the broad interest of nuclear medicine community in our vision for clinically adoptable dynamic and parametric PET imaging.

Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your continuous feedback and support in our on-going efforts to enhance the quantitative virtues of PET molecular imaging by translating dynamic and parametric 4D PET imaging to the clinic.

In case you have missed the article, you can find it via the following top-10 PMB articles list for 2016, among other exciting scientific work in related fields.

Top-10 Most Popular Physics in Medicine and Biology Articles for 2016  (Offline View)

Article on the clinical potential of whole body dynamic 4D PET imaging

We are very excited and motivated that our recently published work in dynamic whole-body 4D PET imaging for the clinical translation of advanced quantitative PET imaging has began to take notice in scientific community, as seen in the following online news article:

A clinical take on whole-body dynamic PET   (Offline Access)

The presented developments from Dr Karakatsanis and colleagues are the fruits of the productive collaboration between the research groups of Dr Rahmim at Johns Hopkins University and Dr Zaidi at University of Geneva.

The research work is further advanced currently at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, in close collaboration with the previous two groups.