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Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging

Illuminating and Treating Diseases

Molecular Imaging: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition

August 2021

On August 9th, 2021, the textbook Molecular Imaging: Principles and Practice, 2nd Edition, (Volumes 1 & 2) was published. This textbook was edited by Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD, and Brian Ross, PhD with contributions from Dr. Andrei Iagaru, Dr. Craig Levin & Dr. Farshad Moradi. 

The detection and measurement of the dynamic regulation and interactions of cells and proteins within the living cell are critical to the understanding of cellular biology and pathophysiology. The multidisciplinary field of molecular imaging of living subjects continues to expand with dramatic advances in chemistry, molecular biology, therapeutics, engineering, medical physics and biomedical applications. Molecular Imaging: Principles and Practice, Volumes 1 and 2, Second Edition provides the first point of entry for physicians, scientists, and practitioners. This authoritative reference book provides a comprehensible overview along with in-depth presentation of molecular imaging concepts, technologies and applications making it the foremost source for both established and new investigators, collaborators, students and anyone interested in this exciting and important field.

Grand Opening of the Theragnostics Space in Nuclear Medicine

May 2021

The Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Theragnostics space on May 13, 2021. This was a small gathering due to CoVID restrictions, but we were able to bring together colleagues and friends who contributed to the completion of this project. Many more watched the live streaming courtesy of Josh Mailman. It was an emotional evening as we recognized Dr McDougall's illustrious career, paid homage to Sam's vision and legacy and dedicated the newly opened area to Ross, Sam, the patients and their families. 


We hope you will enjoy reading the brochure and watching the recording.

PET/MRI in Oncology

February 2018

In this book, experts from premier institutions across the world with extensive experience in the field clearly and succinctly describe the current and anticipated uses of PET/MRI in oncology. The book also includes detailed presentations of the MRI and PET technologies as they apply to the combined PET/MRI scanners. The applications of PET/MRI in a wide range of oncological settings are well documented, highlighting characteristic findings, advantages of this dual-modality technique, and pitfalls. Whole-body PET/MRI applications and pediatric oncology are discussed separately. In addition, information is provided on PET technology designs and MR hardware for PET/MRI, MR pulse sequences and contrast agents, attenuation and motion correction, the reliability of standardized uptake value measurements, and safety considerations. The balanced presentation of clinical topics and technical aspects will ensure that the book is of wide appeal. It will serve as a reference for specialists in nuclear medicine and radiology and oncologists and will also be of interest for residents in these fields and technologists.


FDG: Forty Years of Changing Lives


Theragnostics Ribbon Cutting Ceremony



Society of  Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging "Ones to Watch" 2021

July 2021

Hong Song was recognized on SNMMI's annual list of 30 early career professionals selected as "Ones to Watch" in 2021. Launched in 2018, SNMMI’s Ones to Watch campaign aims to recognize those with the potential to shape the future of precision medicine across all spectrums of the field. Congratulations Hong on this well deserved recognition!

Society of  Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technologist Section 

March 2021

Kim Ramos was awarded 3rd Place Technologist PET Oral Abstract at the SNMMI Virtual Annual Meeting. Congratulations Kim!

Staff of the Year Award 

February 2021

Congratulations to Sarina Smith who received the Staff of the Year Award! This is well-deserved recognition for the wonderful job Sarina is doing in all aspects of her work. Whole-hearted thank you from the entire Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 

American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) Board of Directors

January 2021

The American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) elected Carina Mari Aparici to the ACNM Board of Directors. Congratulations Carina!

PhD Award for Best ACNM Nuclear Medicine Research Abstract

January 2021

Heying Duan was recognized at the American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM) Mid Winter Meeting for her research abstract, "Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) in Non-Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) from a Single Institution Experience". Congratulations Heying!

Technologist of the Year Award

Employee of the Year Award

January 2021

Congratulations to Luan Nguyen who received the Technologist of the Year Award and Paulo Castaneda who received Employee of the Year from the entire Department of Radiology at Stanford! Go Nucs!

Distinguished Scientist Award

October 2020

The Western Region Society of Nuclear Medicine (WRSNM) will honor Andrei Horia Iagaru, MD, from the Stanford University Medical Center with the presentation of their Distinguished Scientist Award. The Award will be presented to Dr. Iagaru at the 2020 PNWSNMI and WRSNM Combined Virtual Annual Meeting on October 3-4, 2020. The Award is given annually at the WRSNM Meeting to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Clinical Science of Nuclear Medicine or Molecular Imaging.

WRSNM Distinguished Service Award

October 2020

Dawn Holley will be recognized this weekend at the Western Regional SNMMI Annual meeting for her extraordinary contributions to education and research with the WRSNM Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations Dawn!

Research Featured on the Cover of Molecular Imaging and Biology

April 2020

The researchers led by Dr. Iagaru write that in a selected cohort of patients with breast and prostate cancers, the combined Na[18F]F /[18F]FDG PET/MRI approach can be beneficial on various levels.

NCSNMMI Annual Chapter Meeting

February 2020

This year, the Northern California Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Chapter Meeting was held in Pleasanton, CA. Congratulations to our speakers, participants and organizers!