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October 14, 2014
Hey, it's Nuclear Science Week!
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Seattle, Washington has been chosen as the host city for
2014 Nuclear Science Week’s largest celebration event.

A two-day public symposium will be hosted the week before Nuclear Science Week at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Interested individuals can pre-register for this FREE symposium, held on Thursday, October 16, and Friday, October 17.

Topics discussed include:

Nuclear in Pop Culture: Evolving Narratives About Energy
The Energy Assembly Line: Advanced Manufacturing in Reducing Global Carbon Emissions
Frontiers in Nuclear: Space, Evolution, Medicine and Beyond
Energy and Opportunity: Training and Careers in Tomorrow’s Nuclear World

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June 2014
Blind coffee taste test yields favorable result

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From left to right: Tony's (Bellinham, WA), Peets Coffee (Berkeley, CA), Caffe Vita (Seattle), Zabars (New York City), Philz (San Francisco),
Zoka (Seattle), Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie (Vashon Island, WA), Mohawk (upstate New York), Secretly Sourced Sumatra (top secret location),
Ritual (San Francisco). Not pictured: Starbucks (Seattle)

In a rigorous 6 day, 10 roast challenge, IRL members participated in a blind taste test of some of the country's best coffee. From small east coast roasters (Mohawk) to our local coffee conglomerate (Starbucks), we put these blends to the test.

In a nail biting finale, Seattle's very own Caffe Vita
beat San Francisco's Ritual Coffee by one vote.

This certianly wasn't the first time Seattle has defeated SanFrancisco,
and just like the Seahawks, some of us are still glowing from the victory.


Congrats Caffe Vita!

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May 2014
Take us out to the ball game!

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Lab members enjoy a beautiful Spring night at Safeco field.

Go Mariners!

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May 2014

Congratulations to Steve Bowen!

The RSNA Research & Education Foundation's study sections have
completed the review and scoring of the 2014 grant applications.
Dr. Bowen's RSNA Research Scholar Grant application
was among the top-ranked and approved for funding!

With a record-setting 264 grant applications
and one of the most competitive years in the
Foundation’s history, we are very
proud of his accomplishment.

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May 2014

Congratulations to Adam Alessio for the public launch of his
Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dose Tools!

Available on the SNMMI website
and linked on our service page
as well as Professor Alessio's website

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May 2014

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Congrats to Steve Bowen and team on their featured article on Medical Physics Web: "PET/CT: will respiratory gating help?" - March 19, 2014

"To develop their predictive model, the researchers used PET/CT data from 22 lung and liver cancer patients. They reconstructed static and gated PET images, and determined the image quality in terms of peak standardized uptake value (SUVpeak) for all lesions-of interest."

To read the full article, click here.

The research team in front of the PET/CT scanner; the infrared camera that records the respiratory signal is mounted on the patient table. Left to right: University of Washington faculty Hubert J Vesselle, W Art Chaovalitwongse, Stephen R Bowen, George A Sandison, Paul E Kinahan and Thomas J Grabowski. Shouyi Wang, from the University of Texas, Austin, is shown in the insert.

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April 29, 2014

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of our "Front Lab!"

A new space dedicated to ongoing and upcoming research projects.
Many thanks to all those who participated in the development of this lab, in particular:

Tom Grabowski, Professor, Radiology and Neurology
Kevin Conley, Professor, Radiology
Dr. Joseph Rajendran, Professor, Radiology and Radiation Oncology (Along with Sujit Pal, Research Scientist, Radiology & Carolyn Thostenson, Research Scientist, Nuclear Medicine)
Riki Stevens, Assistant Director, Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and I-LABS Group
Katherine Chaisson-Ward, Manager of Construction Services, School of Medicine/ Deans Office / Office of Facilities
Norm Beauchamp, Professor And Chairman, Radiology
Dr. Satoshi Minoshima, Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Radiology
Ed Smith, Director UWSOM Radiology
Justin Deese, Assistant Director, Radiology


(pictures shown below of the grand opening celebration)
Faculty and staff shared their appreciation as well as research activities that will take place in the new space

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April 2014

Congrats to IRL Fellow, Mike Bindschadler and team for their article "Comparison of blood flow models and acquisitions for quantitative myocardial perfusion estimation from dynamic CT" as it was chosen as a featured article by PMB!

 

Featured Articles is a free service from IOP Journals comprising high-quality articles chosen by editors and referees for their novelty, high level of interest and potential impact on future research.

 

Congrats Mike!


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February 2014

The IRL is now looking for interns for Summer 2014!


click here for more information

To apply to the Summer Internship Program, send a resume and cover letter with a list of relevant courses that you have taken to lapierce@uw.edu

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January 2014

We are excited to announce our collaboration with the University of Pisa's Functional Imaging and Instrumentation Group. We look forward to continued successes with this distinguished department.

FIIG is lead by Dr. Alberto del Guerra.

We anticipate the arrival of two of the group's members for an extended stay here in our lab.


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December 2013

Several Members of the Lab recently attended the IEEE conference in Seoul, Korea.

Thanks to all those who participated and so kindly welcomed the Faculty and Research Scientists into thier homes and city.

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IRL Members pictured above: Paul Kinahan, PhD; Robert Miyaoka, PhD; Soo Mee Kim, PhD

For information on presenations, posters and other IRL contributions reach out to Paul Kinahan, director of the IRL.

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Congratulations to Adam Alessio
and co-authors!

Their paper in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology was selected by the associate editors and ad hoc judges as the best technical paper published in the JNC during the past year.

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Validation of an axially distributed model for quantification of myocardial blood flow using 13N-ammonia PET.

Adam M. Alessio PhD, James B. Bassingthwaighte MD, PhD, Robb Glenny MD, James H. Caldwell MD

Volume 20, Issue 1/February, 2013

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June 2013

Welcome to the IRL!
A new group of undergraduate and graduate student interns have joined the lab for the summer.


The interns will help with many projects across several disciplines. From detector evaluation techniques to characterization of noise in low-dose imaging as well as compiliation of a large scale image database.

As part of the labs goal to educate and train new imaging scientists, we gladly welcome thier talents and time.

 

 

 

 

Pictured: Mathias Darr, senior - Physics at WWU; Daniel Colón, senior - BioE at UW; Kole Degolier, UW; Jae Kon Bae, Univ. of KoreaNhat-Cuong Ly, sophmore - EE at UW
Not Pictured: David Perlmutter, grad student - EE at UW

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June 2013

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Congrats to Tom Lewellen!

Recipient of the 2013 Edward J. Hoffman Memorial Award

Many members of the lab are headed to the 2013 Annual SNMMI Conference in Vancouver, BC. We look forward to both the teaching and learning opportunites. Topics presented by IRL members include:

  • Edward J. Hoffman Memorial Award Lecture: Trends in Detector Design and Electronics for High- Resolution PET - Tom Lewellen, PhD

  • Survey of radiopharmaceutical dosing strategies
    for bone and PET scans - Adam Alessio, PhD

  • Characterization of partial volume errors
    in PET through analytic simulation - Darrin Byrd, MS

  • Radiologist interpretation of PEM images vs. image count
    density and FDG uptake time - Lawrence MacDonald, PhD

  • Investigating the stability of two SPECT/CT systems for quantitative imaging - Wendy McDougald, MS

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Former lab member, Ting Xia's paper - Ultra-low dose CT attenuation correction for PET/CT ranks in the TOP TEN most downloaded papers of 2012. Congrats Ting! pmb_IOP

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