Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Craig S. Levin, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology, and by courtesy, Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering,
Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS),
Division of Nuclear Medicine,
Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Postdoctoral Fellows

Mina Esmaeelpour

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Dr. Esmaeelpour is working on various optical detection methods to improve coincidence time resolution (CTR) for PET systems. Her research aims to improve the spatial and temporal resolutions of detecting material’s optical modulations.

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Andrew Groll

Fax: 650-736-0234 E-mail »

Dr. Groll is working on a preclinical CZT system and the lab’s first generation MRI compatible PET insert.

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Diana Jeong

Phone: 650-621-0359 Fax: 650-724-1499 E-mail »

Dr. Jeong is interested in working on ultrafast detection of ionizing radiation to improve coincidence time resolution of the PET system, using techniques in modern optics.

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Min Sun Lee

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Dr. Lee is interested in novel detector development for PET imaging. Especially focusing on time-of-flight PET detectors.

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Andrea Gonzalez-Montoro

Phone: 650-723-1831 E-mail »

Dr. Gonzalez-Montoro has been mostly working on the design and evaluation of high efficiency Positron Emission Tomography (PET) detector blocks based on monolithic crystals and SiPMs, and on the implementation of positioning-algorithms for an accurate 3D photon impact coordinate determination within the detector.

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Zhengzhi Liu

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Dr. Liu’s research interest includes medical image reconstruction algorithms development and related computing acceleration. Currently, Zhengzhi is working on PET dose reduction and simultaneous multi-tracer PET imaging.

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Shirin Pourashraf

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Dr. Pourashraf is interested in TOF-PET Imaging; specifically exploring, and designing instrumentation, and data acquisition electronics to improve time-of-flight resolution in PET detectors.

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Research Associates

Garry Chinn

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Dr. Chinn is working on image reconstruction, signal processing, and image analysis.

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Derek Innes

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Derek is interested in mechanical Design, and interpersonal relationships in a multi-disciplinary environment.

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Ron Watkins

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Visiting Faculty/Scholar

Ke Cui, PhD

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Ke is interested in the back-end design of the MR/PET devices. He is also interested in the FPGA-based algorithm acceleration technique.

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Graduate Students

Emily Anaya

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Emily is interested in designing a board to synchronize photon detector modules of a positron emission tomography (PET) insert for combined PET+MRI imaging.

Myungheon Chin

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Myungheon is interested in medical devices. Specifically, he is currently working on 0.5 mm resolution PET.

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Qian Dong

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Qian is interested in developing a radio frequency-penetrable PET insert to achieve simultaneous PET/MR using the built in body coil as RF transmitter.

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Jonathan Fisher

Phone: 650-498-4325 Fax: 650-736-0234 E-mail »

Jonathan is interested in signal processing, computer vision and machine learning for algorithm development in medical imaging

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Jung-Soo Ko

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Li Tao

Phone: 650-725-8090 E-mail »

Li is interested in probing radiation-induced optical property changes in photonic materials for faster timing in time-of-flight PET system.

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Consultants

Shiva Abbaszadeh

Current Employer: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Shiva is interested in medical imaging technologies with particular interest in novel detector development, system simulation, and data acquisition.

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Joshua Cates

Current Employer: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Dr. Cates is interested in novel detector development for PET imaging. Specifically, his research investigates technologies and techniques for reducing the timing performance of scintillation detectors coupled to analogue and digital silicon photomultipliers towards statistical limits. He is also investigating depth-of-interaction techniques for ToF-PET detectors coupled to MRI-compatible photosensor technologies.

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Chen-Ming Chang

Phone: 650-736-2780 Fax: 650-736-0234 E-mail »

Chen-Ming is interested in the front-end and back-end design of the medical devices. He is also interested in the molecular imaging instrumentation at the system level. Currently, he is developing a MRI compatible PET scanner insert dedicated to brain imaging.

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Henry Meyer Daghighian

Current Employer: Apple, Inc.

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My interests include detector physics and radiation detection technology. At Stanford Univ. I have helped support the introduction of opto-electronics technology in data transfer and radiation detection methods.

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Brian Lee

Phone: 650-704-5296 Fax: 650-736-0234 E-mail »

Brian is interested in designing medical devices. He is currently working on the design and development for a brain PET/MRI system.

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