2013 Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging News

The New "Molecular Imaging Primer" eBook is Now Available

June 15, 2013
The Molecular Imaging Primer is an electronic textbook by Sanjiv Sam Gambhir that introduces clinicians and researchers to the expanding field of Molecular Imaging (MI) of living subjects. Students at all levels (e.g., undergraduates, graduates, medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, as well as research scientists) who are entering the field, or are already in the field but needing a booster shot, should find this book useful. Where past imaging was directed at the gross physical and anatomical levels, MI is shifting imaging to the molecular and cellular levels, opening up new pathways of discovery to expand MI applications in basic science research, and clinical diagnosis and treatment. Not available in print, this eBook is exclusively available on the iPad.

  • Released for the First Time after 5 Years of Development
  • Designed Specifically for the iPad from the Ground Up
  • Written as a Textbook that Can be Used in Classes or Labs
  • Contains 492 pages with over 100 Illustrations, 55 Imaging Examples, 49 Clinical Examples, and 164 Probe Structures
  • Zoom to Full-Screen by tapping any Figure, Illustration, Movie, or Probe
  • Fully Linked References take you Directly to PubMed
  • Fully Searchable for any Word throughout the Book
  • Multiple Choice Questions with Answers that can be Checked in Real Time
  • Ability to Take your own Electronic Notes
  • A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Section with Answers that Should be Helpful to Individuals New to the Field
  • Dedicated Section for Industry-Related Links to Websites of Companies Involved in all Aspects of Molecular Imaging
  • Quick Navigation throughout Book via Table of Contents (TOC) and In-Text Links
  • Will Electronically Update Periodically Keeping the Book Current


This eBook can only be viewed on an iPad using iBooks 2 or later. iOS 5 or later is required. Optimized for iPad 3 with retina display.

How to Download to Your iPad

Download the free iBooks App onto your iPad. Go to Store, and search by either ISBN ('9780989541404'), or Author ('Gambhir'), or Book Title. Click 'Sample' to download free preview. Click 'Buy' to purchase (Apple ID required).

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Webcast of Dr. Iagaru's 2013 American Urological Association Plenary Talk Available

May 13, 2013
A webcast of Dr. Andrei Iagaru's Plenary Session Invited Talk, "Radionuclide Therapy of Bone Metastases: Past, Present, Future", at the 2013 American Urological Association annual meeting in San Diego is available.

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Radiology Technologist of the Year

February 14, 2013

Paulo Castaneda , a Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging technologist displays his Radiology Technologist of the Year award with Co-chairs Andrew Quon, MD and Andrei Iagaru, MD .

Congratulations, Paulo!

Dr. Meena Kumar, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Fellow, Euodia Jonathan, and Dr. Erik Mittra presented their work at 2013 SNMMI Mid Winter Meeting

January 28, 2013
Stanford had a very successful participation at the 2013 SNMMI Mid Winter Meeting. Dr. Meena Kumar, Euodia Jonathan, and Dr. Erik Mittra gave great presentations of their work.

Andrei Iagaru, MD Co-Chaired the 2nd Sino-American Nuclear Medicine Conference

January 28, 2013

Andrei Iagaru, MD Co-Chaired the 2nd Sino-American Nuclear Medicine Conference which was held in conjunction with the 2013 SNMMI Mid-Winter Meeting, January 23-27 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2nd conference welcomed more than twelve Chinese residents and CSNM leaders, and provided insightful and innovative education to attendees from around the world.

Guido Davidzon, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging Resident won the Young Professionals Competition

January 28, 2013

Guido Davidzon, MD won the Young Professionals Competition in the 2nd Sino-American Nuclear Medicine Conference for his work on "Biodistribution and Kinetics of 18F FPPRGD2 PET/CT in the Evaluation of Suspected Recurrence in Glioblastoma Multiforme". He will represent the US (and us) in an exchange program with our Chinese colleagues.

Congratulations, Dr. Davidzon!

Dr. Andrei Iagaru was elected as a fellow to the American College of Nuclear Medicine

January 28, 2013

Andrei Iagaru, MD was elected as a fellow to the American College of Nuclear Medicine this year. This is a prestigious honor in recognition of the myriad activities he has done over the years to support the ACNM in its endeavors.

Congratulations, Dr. Iagaru!