Special Interest Groups


Interest Group lead: Corinne Beinat, PhD
Scientific lead: Carina Mari Aparici, MD

At the MIPS Roundtable Dr. Carina Mari Aparici (MIPS Faculty and Nuclear Medicine physician in the Department of Radiology) presented an overview of Thera(g)nostics, the program at Stanford and the present clinical status. Dr. Aparici is also the Director of the Targeted Radionuclide Therapy Program at Stanford. Together with MIPS, a new Theranostics Interest Group has bene started, with the goal of bringing together scientists, physicians, physician-scientists, and anyone who is interested in this research area to join us in brainstorming new probes, collaborating in research projects and rapidly translating promising molecules into humans. This group will work jointly to ensure we provide education to work safely with theranostic isotopes, share knowledge of protocols and experimental design, and using a multidisciplinary approach to help better design the path of pre-clinical to clinical experiments.

To join this interest group, contact Corinne Beinat.

Data Science in Preclinical Imaging

Interest Group lead: Jason Thanh Lee, PhD
Interest Group co-lead: Ahmed El Kaffas, PhD
Scientific lead: Daniel Rubin, MD, MS

The SCi3 small animal imaging service center, Dr. Rubin, and the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) seek to bring data science (e.g. machine learning, radiomics, kinetic modeling, etc) to the preclinical/translational imaging space. This new interest group will be open to all at Stanford.

We aim to:

  • bring together researchers who employ preclinical imaging and/or data science,
  • facilitate collaborations,
  • share each other’s expertise and methods,
  • help initiate projects, and
  • provide relevant info, news and support in this field to its members

Additionally, help build Stanford's first centralized preclinical image data registry based on Dr. Rubin's ePAD platform.

To join this interest group, sign up here or contact Jason Thanh Lee for more information.


Inaugural Meeting

Wed, July 1st, 2020 at 3:30-4:30pm

Meeting Agenda

  1. Welcome and overview of our interest group
  2. Speaker 1
    • Overview of data science in medical imaging and of the ePAD project
      Daniel L. Rubin, MD, MS | Professor of Biomedical Data Science, Radiology, and Medicine
  3. Speaker 2
    • My recent experiences with data science in preclinical imaging
      Ahmed El Kaffas, PhD | Instructor of Radiology
  4. Open discussion, suggestions, and next steps for our group