Archive for May, 2015

Research Felllow Receives Alavi-Mandell Publication Award


Dr. Eline Verwer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Gordon Center, received the Alavi-Mandell Publication Award of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for the following paper:

Parametric Methods for Quantification of 18F-FAZA Kinetics in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients. J Nucl Med. 2014;55:1772–1777.
Eline E. Verwer, Idris Bahce, Floris H.P. van Velden, Maqsood Yaqub, Robert C. Schuit, Albert D. Windhorst, Pieter Raijmakers, Otto S. Hoekstra, Adriaan A. Lammertsma, Egbert F. Smit, and Ronald Boellaard

(18)F-fluoroazomycinarabinoside ((18)F-FAZA) is a hypoxia-specific PET tracer. In future clinical applications of hypoxia imaging, such as early response monitoring or radiation therapy dose painting, accurate quantification of tracer uptake at the voxel level will be required. The aim of the present study was to assess the validity of parametric methods for the quantification of (18)F-FAZA studies.

Therapy Imaging Program


Georges El Fakhri, of the Department of Radiology and the Gordon Center, and Thomas Bortfeld, of the Department of Radiation Oncology, are pleased to announce the establishment of the Therapy Imaging Program (TIP) at MGH. TIP is supported by Federal Share of program income earned by MGH on C06 CA059267.

The mission of TIP:

  • To achieve the best proton therapy treatment through advanced imaging.
  • To support NCI proton therapy clinical trials at MGH and elsewhere using imaging as a biomarker

More information can be found on the TIP page