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Improving PET Quantitation with Denoising, Motion Compensation, and Deblurring

09/15/2017

This article was published in the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society newsletter of September 2017 Positron emission tomography (PET) enables 3D visualization of vital physiological information, e.g., metabolism, blood flow, and neuroreceptor concentration by using targeted radioisotope-labeled tracers. Quantitative interpretation of PET images is crucial both in diagnostic and therapeutic contexts. As a result of ...

CRA Certificate Recipient

07/26/2017

Congratulations to Christina Shambaugh who was just awarded the title Certified Research Administrator (CRA) by the Research Administrator's Certification Council. The CRA designation is awarded to individuals who met the eligibility requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council's and have demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a sponsored research administrator. ...

Seminar: A Projected Filter Algorithm for Dynamic SPECT

06/12/2017

Dr. Youssef Qranfal has served as Professor of Applied Mathematics at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts since September 2015. His recent research focuses on optimization, operation research, statistics, and their applications. Prior to starting his career at WIT, Dr. Qranfal has worked in industry as an engineer in applied mathematics and computer science. ...

Seminar: High-Resolution MR Elastography of the Human Hippocampus

05/29/2017

Curtis L. Johnson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Delaware. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2013 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he worked to develop techniques for magnetic resonance elastography (MRE). His ...

Seminar: Research Agreement Types

As a Senior Agreement Advisor and Contracts Team Lead, Rebecca Dufur, J.D., M.A, drafts, reviews, and negotiates research agreements from state and federal government agencies, academic institutions, public and private foundations, and other non-profit organizations. She worked in clinical research for over 12 years, during which time she attended Suffolk University Law School as an ...

2017 Gordon Science Symposium Featuring Dr. Rudolph Tanzi

03/27/2017

Dr. Rudolph Tanzi is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and and the Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He co-discovered three of the first Alzheimer’s disease genes and has identified several others in the Alzheimer’s Genome Project, which he directs. Dr. Tanzi was the keynote ...

Accelerating Data Acquisition for Anatomical, Physiological, and Functional MRI

03/10/2017

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides various methods for imaging anatomical, physiological, and functional information of our body noninvasively. In a conference organized by the Gordon Center, Dr. Sung-Hong Park, from the South Korean university of KAIST, discussed the latest imaging modalities for acceleration of data acquisition in terms of pulse sequences and image reconstructions. These modalities ...

Congratulations Daniel Yokell, Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship Recipient

03/07/2017

Daniel L. Yokell, PharmD, RPh, associate director, Radioactive Drug Regulatory Affairs in the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging and manager of PET Production Chemistry & PET Nuclear Pharmacy Services, has received the 2017 Robert E. Henkin Government Relations Fellowship from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and Education Research Foundation for Nuclear ...

Assessment and Management of Bulbar Motor Involvement Due to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

02/25/2017

Dr. Jordan R. Green is the Director of the MGH IHP Speech and Feeding Disorders Lab, and holds academic appointments in the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders at MGH Institutes of Health Professions, and at the Speech & Hearing Biosciences and Technology program at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Green was the guest speaker at ...

Heat-induced-radiolabeling and click chemistry

02/24/2017

Yuan H, Wilks MQ, El Fakhri G, Normandin MD, Kaittanis C, Josephson L (2017) Heat-induced-radiolabeling and click chemistry: A powerful combination for generating multifunctional nanomaterials. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172722. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172722 Abstract A key advantage of nanomaterials for biomedical applications is their ability to feature multiple small reporter groups (multimodality), or combinations of reporter groups and ...