Category Archives: News

2020/12: Dr. Quyen Tran Joining the Lab

Dr. Quyen Tran is joining our lab, starting February 1st, 2021. Dr. Tran obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in 2013. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Goettingen, Germany, and received Habilitation in… Read More »

2020/12: Dr. Yang Zuo Moving to Next Stage

Dr. Yang Zuo, a postdoctoral scholar in our lab, is joining the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as a new faculty member there, starting in December 2020. During her time in our lab, Yang made significant contributions to several different projects, including the multiparametric cardiac PET, liver parametric PET, and relative Patlak… Read More »

2020/11: Liver Imaging Symposium Successfully Held

The virtual 2020 UC Davis Liver Imaging Symposium – Innovations in Liver Imaging: From Byte to Bedside, co-chaired by Dr. Souvik Sarkar and Dr. Guobao Wang, was successfully held on November 17th, 2020. The symposium is jointly sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Radiology, and the UCD Comprehensive Cancer Center. It consisted… Read More »

2020/09: NIH R01 grant for liver parametric PET

Our Liver Parametric PET project has been formally funded by an R01 grant from NIH/NIDDK. Co-investigators include Souvik Sarkar MD (hepatology), Michael Corwin MD (Radiology), Ramsey D. Badawi PhD (Radiology), Karen Matsukuma MD (Pathology), Jinyi Qi PhD (Biomedical Engineering), and Shuai Chen PhD (Biostatistics).

2020/07: Yiran Wang received Honorable Mention from SNMMI PIDSC Young Investigator Award Symposium

Yiran Wang, a second-year graduate student jointly supervised by Dr. Guobao Wang and Dr. Simon Cherry, received an Honorable Mention from the 2020 SNMMI PIDSC Young Investigator Award Symposium on July 12. His conference abstract “Effect of dual-input function and dispersion on lung FDG-PET kinetic quantification using the EXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner” is one of… Read More »

2020/07: SNMMI Press Release – Total-Body Dynamic PET of Metastatic Cancer

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) selected our work on total-body dynamic PET of metastatic cancer that has been recently presented in the 2020 Annual Meeting for a press release: This work reports the first patient results from our study of total-body 18F-FDG dynamic PET of metastatic cancer. The study is… Read More »

2020/04: Undergraduate Jesse to present deep-learning ultralow-dose CT quantification

Jesse Ahlquist has recently had a conference submission accepted by SNMMI 2020 Annual Meeting for oral presentation.  His work investigates the potential of state-of-the-art deep learning noise reduction for improving ultralow-dose CT imaging. A specific significance of his work is for total-body PET/CT imaging using the EXPLORER scanner in the context of liver quantification (see a… Read More »

2020/04: SNMMI 2020 acceptance on total-body PET kinetic modeling

We have four conference submissions accepted by the 2020 Annual Meeting of SNMMI (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging), all for oral presentation. Three of these submissions are on total-body PET kinetic modeling: Zuo Y, Cherry SR, Badawi RD, Wang GB. Multiphase Patlak Plot Enabled by High Temporal Resolution Total-body Dynamic PET. SNMMI 2020 Annual… Read More »