2023 Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging News

Care Award 2023

November 2023

Congratulations Christine Fujii who received the Care Award. Thank you for your commitment to achieving radiology excellence!

Service Recognition

November 2023

Thank you Lu Nguyen for the 20 years of fantastic service at SHC!

RSNA Radiology Research Resident Grant

September 2023

Wenhui Zhou, MD, PhD, Radiology Resident is the recipient of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Radiology Resident Grant. 

RSNA 2023 Trainee Research Prize 

September 2023

Heying Duan, PhD, is the recipient of the Trainee Research Prize for the submitted research project, "Final Analysis of a Prospective, Single-center, Phase II/III Imaging Trial of 68Ga-RM2 PET/MRI in Patients with Biochemical Recurrence of Prostate Cancer” in the “Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging” category.

Faculty Appointment

September 2023

Henry Li, MD, MS, has been appointed adjunct clinical instructor in the division of nuclear medicince. 

September 2023

Stanford Health Care in California received Radiopharmaceutical Therapy Accreditation by SNMMI and the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission. This is the first academic facility accredited under the program, which was launched in June to recognize proficiency and competency in radiopharmaceutical therapy.

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Innovations in Radiopharmaceutical Therapies - SNMMI Podcast Series

September 2023

Dr. Stephen A. Graves and Dr. Andrei Iagaru discuss the opportunities, threats, challenges, trends, and lessons learned regarding radiopharmaceutical therapy with moderator Dr. Phillip J. Koo.

To hear podcast click here

Follow-up on the Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Young Investigator Award

September 2023

Congratulations to this years winner, Victor Hvingelby!

Utilizing AI for Quantitative Assessment of Prostate Cancer Recurrence

August 2023

In a video interview, Hong Song, MD, PhD, discussed retrospective research, presented at the recent SNMMI conference, that evaluated the combination of artificial intelligence (AI)-based software and the PSMA agent piflufolastat F 18 to help quantify prostate cancer lesions and associations with biochemical progression-free survival. Congrats Hong!

Society of  Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging "Ones to Watch" 2023

August 2023

Kip Guja was recognized on SNMMI's annual list of early career professionals selected as "Ones to Watch" in 2023. 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 Kip on this well deserved recognition!

Stanford's Second Cyclotron

July 27, 2023

"Stanford Radiology reached a significant milestone with the delivery of a General Electric (GE) PETtrace 890 Cyclotron System from Sweden, across the Atlantic Ocean and United States, to 1701 Page Mill Road in Palo Alto. This new cyclotron is part of Dr. Sam Gambhir’s broader vision for precision medicine and advancements in biology and technology for better diagnosis, improved disease prevention and early intervention..."

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EANM'23: Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Young Investigator Award - TRAILER

EANM will host the 2nd Annual EANM Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Young Investigator Award. EANM has partnered with Stanford University and kindly supported by Telix Pharmaceuticals.

Please visit the EANM'23 website for detailed information by clicking here.


2023 Alavi-Mandell Award

July, 2023

Congratulations to the recipients below who received the Alavi-Mandell Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for outstanding papers published in 2022 in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. These awards are given to first authors who were trainees at the time the published work was carried out and made a major contribution to the completion of the work

Heying Duan, PhD, Clinical Life Research Scientist

Title: Correlation of 68Ga-RM2 PET with Postsurgery Histopathology Findings in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- or High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Hong Song, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor 

Title: 18F-DCFPyL PET Acquisition, Interpretation, and Reporting: Suggestions After Food and Drug Administration Approval


SNMMI Names Helen Nadel, MD, FRCPC, as President at 2023 Annual Meeting

June 26, 2023

Helen Nadel, MD, FRCPC, director of pediatric nuclear medicine at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and clinical professor of radiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, in Stanford, California, has been named president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).   

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Announces 2023 Fellows

June 26, 2023

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recognized ten new SNMMI Fellows today during a plenary session at the society’s 2023 Annual Meeting, held June 24-27. The SNMMI Fellowship was established in 2016 to recognize distinguished service to the society as well as exceptional achievement in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. It is among the most prestigious formal recognitions available to long-time SNMMI members.

Dr. Iagaru and Dr. Grady were recognized as two of the ten new SNMMI fellows. 


Recipient of the 2023 Mid Faculty Teaching Award, Henry Guo

June 2023

Haiwei Henry Guo, MD, PhD is a recipient of the outstanding teaching award from our residents this year.

We would like to especially recognize the efforts of these faculty for their extra time and care required to create engaging lectures, share interesting cases, or elaborate on teaching points at the workstation which do not go unnoticed.

We would like to acknowledge all our faculty’s dedication to teaching, and who model and mold our trainees’ thinking, behavior and attitudes to be outstanding contributors to the field and to the organization

Craig Levin, PhD, Receives Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Mars Shot Fund Award

June 2023

Craig Levin, PhD, Professor of Radiology, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Mars Shot Fund grant from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

The grant recognize individuals who have made transformative impact in the field and elevated the value of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. 

 The grant is one of five awarded in the inaugural year of the new SNMMI Mars Shot Research Fund, which was established to provide resources that translate visionary nuclear medicine imaging, radiopharmaceutical therapy and data science research or projects into tools or treatments that will help improve the lives of patients.

Dr. Levin’s Mars Shot grant was awarded based on his proposal, “High-sensitivity imaging of multiple breast cancer biomarkers in a single PET/MRI imaging session.” 

The project will investigate and design highly innovative tools, technologies and methods that, if effective, will enhance the lives of breast cancer patients. Co-investigators include Dr. Eric Rosen, Clinical Professor of Radiology, and Dr. Corinne Beinat, Assistant Professor of Radiology. For more information about this award and the SNMMI Mars Shot Research Fund, please visit the link here.

Recipient of the Alavi-Mandell Award, Heying Duan

May 2023

It is with great pleasure that we inform Heying Duan of being selected as a recipient of the Alavi–Mandell Award for your publication entitled, “Correlation of 68Ga-RM2 PET with Postsurgery Histopathology Findings in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- or High-Risk Prostate Cancer”.

The Alavi-Mandell award was established by our families to honor our fathers, who valued education immensely. Unfortunately, they did not have an opportunity to reach their potential to become physician scientists. The award is given to individuals who were the first author of a paper published in the JNM, were trainees at the time the published work was carried out, and made a major contribution to the completion of the work.

Tech of the Year 2022

February 2023

Ken Luong, BS, CNMT, R.T.(N)(CT)(ARRT), is a rockstar in the Nuclear Medicine department. He is one of the most dedicated, motivated and knowledgeable technologists on the team. He is an amazing team player and friend, always available to offer help and one of the first to offer solutions to challenging problems. He has created our Nuclear Medicine coaching program, and mentors other techs. He knows the most about the scanners and protocols and is the go-to person for technical questions. His warm and compassionate personality shines through when delivering patient care.