Category Archives: News

2023/03: New graduate student Xiaoyu Duan

Xiaoyu Duan, a graduate student of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group (BMEGG), joins the lab to work on total-body PET kinetic modeling. She will be jointly supervised by Dr. Guobao Wang and Dr. Ramsey Badawi. Welcome, Xiaoyu!

2022/09: New NIH R01 grant Single-tracer Multiparametric PET

Our lab received a new NIH R01 grant entitled “Single-tracer Multiparametric PET Imaging” from NIBIB. The goal of this project is to develop a parametric PET method to enable the widely accessible radiotracer 18F-FDG for quantitative blood flow imaging. Thanks to all the collaborators!

2022/08: Yiran and Quyen won “Best Abstract” awards in Radiology Research Symposium

In the 2022 UC Davis Radiology Research Symposium, Yiran received the “Best Abstract by a Graduate Student” for his work “Multi-organ metabolic changes in COVID-19 recovery measured with total-body dynamic 18F-FDG PET”. Quyen also received the “Best Abstract by a Postdoctoral Fellow” for his work “Interstitial Space Properties of 18F-FDG in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”.… Read More »

2022/07: IEEE MIC and TB-PET 2022 abstract acceptance

Congratulations to Siqi Li, Yansong Zhu and Yiran Wang for their conference abstracts accepted by IEEE MIC 2022 and Total-body PET 2022: Siqi Li, GB Wang. Learning of deep kernels with pairwise attention for PET Image reconstruction. 2022 IEEE Nuclear Sciences Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS&MIC), Milan, Italy. 5-12 November 2022. Accepted for oral… Read More »

2022/04: SNMMI 2022 abstract acceptance

Our lab has multiple abstract submissions on PET tracer kinetic modeling accepted for oral presentation or poster presentation at SNMMI Annual Meeting 2022: Yiran Wang, L Nardo, BA. Spencer, Y Abdelhafez, AJ Chaudhari, RD Badawi, SR Cherry, GB Wang, Multi-organ metabolic changes in COVID-19 recovery measured with total-body dynamic 18F-FDG PET, accepted for oral presentation,… Read More »

2022/02: Siqi Li presented at SPIE Medical Imaging

Dr. Siqi Li presented his recent work on a deep kernel method for PET image reconstruction at the SPIE Medical Imaging 2022 held in San Diego. This is his first time presenting in person at an international conference in the pandemic, though he already presented three other talks virtually at IEEE-MIC 2021, SPIE Medical Imaging… Read More »

2021/12: Liver Parametric PET in the News

Our Liver Parametric PET work for imaging fatty liver disease (in close collaboration with Souvik Sarkar MD and other colleagues at UC Davis Medical Center) was recently highlighted by UC Davis Health and also featured as Top Story on SNMMI SmartBrief newsletters. UC Davis Health Newsroom: New PET imaging-based tool detects liver inflammation from fatty… Read More »

2021/10: Yiran Wang Won IEEE-MIC “2nd Best Oral Paper” Award

Yiran Wang, a Ph.D. student of Dr. Guobao Wang and Dr. Simon Cherry, won the IEEE NPSS Christopher J Thompson Student Awards “2nd Best Oral Paper” at the 2021 IEEE Medical Imaging Conference. His paper Y Wang, E Berg, Y Zuo, E Li, BA Spencer, RD Badawi, SR Cherry, GB Wang. Voxel-wise kinetic model selection… Read More »

2021/07: IEEE MIC submission acceptance

Yiran, Siqi, and Yansong have three conference submissions accepted by the 2021 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference (NSS&MIC): Y Wang, E Berg, Y Zuo, E Li, BA Spencer, RD Badawi, SR Cherry, G Wang. Voxel-Wise Kinetic Model Selection Using Single-Subject Deep Learning for Total-Body PET Parametric Imaging, IEEE NSS&MIC, Oct 2021, accepted… Read More »