2006 Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging News

Dr. Andrei Iagaru's research on PET and CT separately and in combination in managing patients with melanoma is featured in RSNA Daily Bulletin.

November 30, 2006

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Dr. Andrew Quon is quoted in R&D Magazine about his research that can provide images for "fly-through" and "fly-around" viewing of cancer.

October 12, 2006

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Dr. Ryan Niederkohr was awarded the Norman D. Poe Memorial Scholarship Award for Outstanding In-Training Oral Abstract at 31st WRSNM Annual Meeting.

October, 2006

Congratulations Ryan!

Dr. Ross McDougall was awarded the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine.

October 6, 2006

Congratulations, Dr. McDougall!

Dr. George Segall was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine.

October 6, 2006

Congratulations Dr. Segall!

Dr. McDougall's Textbook Reviewed in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).

August 1, 2006

The textbook entitled "Management of Thyroid Cancer and Related Nodular Disease", written by Dr. I Ross McDougall, was reviewed in the July 20th issue of New England Journal of Medicine Vol. 355(3):328-329.

The purpose of this textbook is to provide a single author text that covers all aspects of thyroid cancer. Hopefully the text is easy to read, clinically valuable, authoritative, and enjoyable. Both or all sides of controversial issues are discussed but the final interpretation of data and their management could reflect my personal experience but hopefully not bias. The book is designed for physicians, including internal medicine and primary care doctors, endocrinologists, nuclear medicine physicians, general and head and neck surgeons and oncologists and radiation oncologists. It is expected that a patient with a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer would use the information as a resource. Others groups who will find an interest in part, or all of the book would be trainees including residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners when they research a patient related problem.

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Research Featured on AuntMinnie.com

July 27, 2006

Research combining 3D imaging technology with PET/CT carried out by Drs. Andrew Quon andSanjiv Sam Gambhir of the Nuclear Medicine Clinic is featured on AuntMinnie.com.

Congratulations, Drs. Quon and Gambhir!

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Clinic Research Featured on JNM Cover

July 10, 2006

Research carried out by Dr.'s Andrew Quon and Sanjiv Sam Gambhir of the Nuclear Medicine Clinic was featured on the cover of Journal of Nuclear Medicine. The article is entitled, "'Flying Through' and 'Flying Around' a PET/CT Scan: Pilot Study and Development of 3D Integrated 18F-FDG PET/CT for Virtual Bronchoscopy and Colonoscopy."

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Dr. Gambhir Receives 2006 Aebersold Award

June 8, 2006

SNM names Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir as Recipient of 2006 Paul C. Aebersold Award for contributing extensively to molecular imaging and the basic science of using radioactive tracers. The Aebersold Award is named for Paul C. Aebersold, a pioneer in the biologic and medical application of radioactive materials and the first director of the Atomic Energy Commission's Division of Isotope Development at Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!

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Dr. George Segall Promoted to Professor of Radiology

June 1, 2006

Effective June 1, 2006 George Segall, M.D., has been promoted to Professor of Radiology! Dr. Segall is the Chief of the Nuclear Medicine service at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Professor of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Nuclear Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Segall received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his residency in Nuclear Medicine at Stanford. He is the author of many medical articles and book chapters. His research interests include applications of Nuclear Medicine imaging in cancer and heart disease. He is a nationally recognized expert in Positron Emission Tomography (PET), and has given many lectures at the medical meetings of professional organizations, as well as hospitals throughout the country. He is a faculty member of the PET Learning Center of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and has trained many resident physicians and practicing physicians in Nuclear Medicine and PET. Dr. Segall is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and is on the Board of Directors for both the Correlative Imaging Council and the PET Center of Excellence at the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Segall is an extremely well rounded clinician, a wonderful teacher, a nationally recognized clinical researcher and an accomplished administrator.

Congratulations, Dr. Segall!

Dr. Gambhir Awarded Hounsfield Medal

February 23, 2006

Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir was awarded the Hounsfield Medal on February 23rd from Imperial College, London for his scientific achievements in biomedical imaging. The medal is awarded in memory of Sir Godfrey Hounsfield who shared the 1979 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his invention of the CT scanner.

Congratulations, Dr. Gambhir!