CME Radiology Grand Rounds


No Grand Rounds in June, July, & August.

Usually 2nd & 4th Fridays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, for exceptions see below.


Rooms TBA for in-person Grand Rounds. Zoom will be available for all Grand Round events in 2022-23.

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2022 - 2023 Schedule


Friday, April 14, 2023

12:00-1:00PM | LKSC 120; Zoom also available

Suzanne Lapi, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Chemistry
Vice-Chair of Research, Radiology
Director, UAB Cyclotron Facility
University of Alabama at Birmingham

From Isotopes to Images: Applications of Radiometals for Nuclear Medicine

Molecular imaging is a powerful technique that can be applied to basic, translational, and clinical research as well as to routine patient care. In particular, Positron Emission Tomography (PET)  allows for spatial localization and quantification of biological processes such as metabolism, enzyme activity, cell proliferation, receptor density and cellular transport that are not readily assessed with conventional anatomic imaging techniques. Using the UAB TR24 cyclotron, our group has focused on the production and purification of radioactive isotopes to expand the toolbox of nuclear imaging agents. These have included transition metals such as 52Mn, 64Cu, 55Co, 89Zr, 43,47Sc and 45Ti.  Additional research has developed chemistry to incorporate these radioisotopes into new imaging radiopharmaceuticals for preclinical or clinical research for many diseases.  For example, our group has focused on the use of 89Zr radiolabeled antibodies for imaging of cell surface receptor expression (HER2, EGFR) in preclinical models and in a clinical trial of metastatic breast cancer patients.  Additionally, we have been developing strategies for paired imaging and therapeutic agents.

Friday, April 28, 2023

12:00-1:00PM | Room TBA; Zoom also available

Tom Foo, PhD

Chief Scientist, Biology and Applied Physics
GE Research, US