Latest News from PET
Yale PET Center research was well represented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNNMI) 2020 Virtual Meeting held July 11-14.
- July 10, 2020
Zhengxin (Jason) Cai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale University PET Center, has received a R21 NIH/National Cancer Institute grant to develop novel PET imaging agents for CXCR5, a biomarker and potential treatment target for Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL)
- May 04, 2020Source: Physics World
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a diagnostic technique that detects gamma rays emitted by an injected radiotracer to create 3D images of tracer distribution in a patient. It is employed in a range of clinical applications, such as myocardial perfusion SPECT, for example, used to evaluate the heart’s blood supply.
- May 04, 2020
Yihuan Lu, PhD, and John Onofrey, PhD, Receive NIH Grant to Develop Data-Driven Head Motion Correction for PET Imaging
Yihuan Lu PhD and John Onofrey PhD have been awarded an R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop “Data-Driven Head Motion Correction In PET Imaging Using Deep Learning.”
- April 27, 2020
Zhengxin (Jason) Cai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale University PET Center, has been awarded an R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a PARP PET radiotracer.
- April 27, 2020
Jing Wu, PhD, Principal Investigator, has been awarded a R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- December 20, 2019
Brain Scans, Aided by Artificial Intelligence, Reveal as Much About Us as Our DNA, Evan Morris Says.
“Brain scans, aided by artificial intelligence, reveal as much about us as our DNA,” Evan Morris recently wrote in an op-ed in Wired magazine. “Grappling with their ethical implications is vital to scientific integrity.”
- September 13, 2019
Yale Radiology and Psychiatry Researchers Join with Penn Medicine to Create a New Center to Study Opioid Use Disorders
Opioid use disorder has reached epidemic levels in the United States. Over the last two decades, opioid-related overdose deaths increased by more than 50 percent, with nearly 50,000 in 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers from Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Penn Medicine, which comprises the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have created a new center that focuses on neuroimaging to improve our understanding of opioid use disorders and find new treatments.
- August 19, 2019
Yihuan Lu, PhD, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University PET Center, has been awarded a Small Research R03 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his project entitled, "Data-Driven Simultaneous Respiratory and Body Motion Correction for PET/CT.”
- August 13, 2019
Zhengxin (Jason) Cai, PhD, Assistant Professor, Yale University PET Center, has been awarded an Exploratory/Development R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Cai’s research project titled, "Development of BBB Permeable PD-L1 PET Imaging Agents,” will involve synthesis and radiolabeling a library of small molecule PD-L1 ligands as potential PET imaging probes, aiming to find one probe that could penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and allow for the quantification of PD-L1 in brain tumor or metastasis.