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Saghar Bagheri

Saghar Bagheri's research interests included

  • Quantitive assessment of mitochondrial complex I expression level with the novel tracer F-BMS
Fabrice Bourguignat, M.S.

Fabrice Bourguignat's research interests included

  • Monte Carlo PET simulation
Marc Chelala

Marc Chelala was a student member of the El Fakrhi Lab. His research interests included

  • Motion correction and strain analysis for pulmonary 4D-CT images
Sanghee Cho, Ph.D.

Dr. Cho's research interests included

  • MR-based Motion Correction for Quantitative PET Studies in Simultaneous PET-MR
  • Fully 3D Iterative PET Reconstruction
  • Time-of-Flight (TOF) PET Fourier Rebinning and Reconstruction
Se Young Chun, Ph.D.

Dr. Se Young Chun was a research fellow of Molecular Imaging Physics and Instrumentation. His research interests included

  • Quantitative Simultaneous PET-MRI
Joseph Dagher, Ph.D.

Joseph Dagher was a Research Fellow with El Fakhri Lab. Hi's research interests included

  • General interests in medical imaging: signal acquisition, image processing and analysis. Signal acquisition: task-specific imaging, joint optimization of acquisition and processing parameters. Signal processing: inverse problems and blind signal reconstruction and parameter estimation.
  • Particular interests in MRI and PET: quantitative MRI, distortion correction/reconstruction of MR data, mutual information limits for PET/MR systems, joint PET/MR reconstruction, motion correction and parameter estimation.
Yu-Hua Dean Fang, Ph.D.

Dr. Yu-Hua Fang was a research fellow of Molecular Imaging Physics and Instrumentation. His interests included

  • Compartment Modeling of Tracer Pharmacokinetics
  • Iterative Image Reconstruction for Cardiac Images  
  • Dopamine Release for Functional Evaluation
  • Software Development for Quantitative Image Analysis
Igor Grachev, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Grachev's research interests included

  • Accuracy of intersubject registration of the human brain
Bastien Guérin, Ph.D.

Dr. Bastien Guérin was a Ph.D. candidate with the Molecular Imaging Physics and Instrumentation lab.

His interests included

  • Quantitative Simultaneous PET-MRI Imaging
  • Quantitative Methods in PET and SPECT
  • Monte Carlo Simulation of Particle Propagation
Natalie Abi Hatem, M.D.

Dr Hatem's research interests included

  • Absolute Quantitation of Myocardial Blood Flow Using Dynamic PET
  • Objective Assessment of Image Quality for Estimation and Detection Tasks
Clay Holdsworth, Ph.D.

Dr Holdsworth's research interests included

  • Optimization of 2D and 3D WB-PET
Jean-Francois Horn, Ph.D.

Dr. Horn's research interests included

  • Design of discriminant methods for dementia
Christopher Hoog, M.S.

Christopher Hoog was a research assistant with El Fakrhi Lab

Seyed Mohammadreza Hosseini, M. D.

Dr. Hosseini was a Research Fellow at MGH and HMS.

Chuan Huang, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuan Huang was an Assistant in Physics at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include:

Nicholas VC Johnson, B.A.

Nicholas VC Johnson was a Nuclear Medicine Research Administrator. His research interests included

  • Image Analysis
Pia Khalil

Pia Khalil was a Graduate Student in the El Fakhri Lab. Her research interests included

  • Dual-Energy CT imaging
  • Photon counting CT
Y Kimura, Ph.D.

Dr. Kimura's research interests included

  • Formation of parametric image using clustering
Aleksandra Syrkina Kolnick

Sasha Kolnick was a research assistant for the El Fakhri Lab. Her research interests included

Youmna Lahoud, M.D.

Youmna Lahoud's research interests included

  • Quantitative whole body PET-CT
  • Imaging analysis related to cardiovascular and neurological diseases
Margo Levine, Ph.D.

Dr. Margo Levine was a research fellow of Molecular Imaging Physics and Instrumentation. Her interests included

  • Objective Assessment of Image Quality for Estimation and Detection Tasks
Andy Liu

Andy Liu's research interests included

  • Quantitative assessment of rodent tumor uptake and signal-to-noise ratio
Auranuch Lorsakul

Dr. Lorsakul was a graduate student of Prof. El Fakhri. Her research interests included

  • Quantitative methods of medical image analysis and image processing in imaging structures at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels of analysis.
  • Image guided surgery for medical robotics and computer-integrated surgical technology.
Umar Mahmood, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Umar Mahmood was Associate Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging within the Department of Radiology. His research interests were in preclinical applications and early translational efforts in molecular imaging.

Peter Lorenzo Malavé, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Malavé was Research Fellow at the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging within the Department of Radiology. His research interests were:

  • Kinetic modeling, time varying kinetic parameter estimation, and parametric mapping
  • Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of spin 1/2 and quadrupolar nuclei
  • Applications of quantum physics to biological systems
Eugene Stephane Mananga, Ph.D.

Dr. Eugene Mananga was Research Fellow at the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging within the Department of Radiology. His research interests were:

  • Monte Carlo Simulations (SimSET) of Particle Propagation and Phantom Experiments
  • Quantitative Methods (Lesion Detection) in PET Imaging
  • Quantitative Methods (Lesion Detection) in SPECT Imaging
  • Advanced Theory in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Spin Physics
  • Solid State NMR of Membrane Proteins and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • High Pressure NMR, Fuel Cells and Lithium-Ion Batteries
Ronald Moore, Ph.D.

Dr. Moore was a Assistant Physicist at MGH His research interests included

  • Developing new targets for producing different isotopes not previously made at the hospital.
Elie Moussallem, M.D.

Elie Moussallem was a Postdoctoral Research Affiliate with the El Fakhri Lab. His research interests included

  • Quantitation of cerebral blood flow in stroke mice model using dynamic PET
  • Absolute quantitation of Myocardial blood flow using dynamic PET
  • Improvement of PET image quality in simultaneous PET-MR by compensating for motion
  • Quantitive assessment of rodent tumor uptake and Signal-to-noise ratio
Yothin Rakvongthai, Ph.D.

Dr. Rakvongthai was an Instructor in Radiology and Assistant in Physics with El Fakrhi Lab. His research interests included

Paula Santos, M.S.

Paula Santos was a research assistant with the El Fakrhi lab. His research interests included

  • 2D and 3D PET imaging
  • Quantitative Ga-67 SPECT in non-Hodgkin's lymphona
  • Optimization of Whole-Body PET
Yann Seznec, M.S.

Yann Seznec's research interests included

  • MR image post processing
Josh Schaefferkoetter, Ph.D.

Josh Schaefferkoetter was working at El Fakrhi Lab

Ellen Schlossberg, M.S.

Ellen Schlossberg's research interests included

  • Quantitative Brain SPECT in early AD
Michaela Sheerar

Michaela Sheerar was the Grants Coordinator for Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging,

Arkadiusz Sitek, Ph.D.

Dr Sitek's research interests included

Selected publications

Cathryn Trott, Ph.D.

Dr Trott's research interests included

  • Cramer Rao Bound for ideal performance in PET and SPECT
Mengdie Wang

Mengdie Wang was a student in the El Fakhri Lab. Her research interests included

  • PET image reconstruction and analysis
Yuanyuan Joyce Xie, BASc.

Yuanyuan Joyce Xie was a Summer Research Intern with the El Fakrhi lab. His research interests included

  • Blood flow patterns in common carotid artery in relation to atherosclerosis
  • Imaging analysis related to cardiovascular and neurological diseases
Xiaomeng Zhang, Ph.D.

Dr. Zhang was a research fellow with the El Fakrhi lab. His research interests included

  • In vivo pH imaging
  • DCE-MRI
  • Diffusion-Weighted MRI
  • Hyperpolarized MRS
  • Non-Cartesian MRI sequences
  • PET-MR