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Oncologic Imaging

Program Co-Leaders: Samuel Achilefu, PhD, and Farrokh Dehdashti, MD

Washington University has a long history of research in the area of imaging. Investigations on the clinical application of the first computed tomography scanner were carried out at Washington University, and positron emission tomography was initially developed here.

The Oncologic Imaging Program emphasizes the development of novel imaging agents for nuclear imaging, MR imaging and optical imaging as well as the application of a variety of imaging techniques to oncologic problems. The program's research is focused in the following areas:

  • The development of new imaging agents
  • The development of new techniques in the area of molecular imaging
  • The extension of agents initially designed for imaging to therapeutic applications with unsealed sources
  • The application of modern imaging techniques for the evaluation and planning of radiation treatment.

The Oncologic Imaging Program has more than 30 members from seven departments and two schools. The program has the goal of expanding collaboration on the application of imaging techniques to answer specific questions in other research programs. The program is applying its expertise in small animal imaging to collaborations with basic science programs as well as translating basic science research to human populations.


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Samuel Achilefu, PhD Radiology
Joseph Ackerman, PhD Chemistry
Walter Akers, DVM, PhD Radiology
Mark Anastasio, PhD Biomedical Engineering
Catherine Appleton, MD Radiology
Jeffrey Arbeit, MD Surgery
Dennis Balfe, MD Radiology
Tammie Benzinger, MD, PhD Radiology
Mikhail Berezin, PhD Radiology
Jeffrey Bradley, MD Radiation Oncology
Steven Brody, MD Internal Medicine
Shelton Caruthers, PhD Internal Medicine
Delphine Chen, MD Radiology
Joseph Culver, PhD Radiology
David Curiel, MD, PhD Radiation Oncology
Farrokh Dehdashti, MD Radiology
James Duncan, MD, PhD Radiology
Gretchen Foltz, MD Radiology
Kathryn Fowler, MD Radiology
Joel Garbow, PhD Radiology
Hiram Gay, MD Radiation Oncology
Harvey Glazer, MD Radiology
Perry Grigsby, MD, MS, MBA Radiation Oncology
Michael Gross, PhD Chemistry
Carlos Guevara, MD Radiology
Dennis Hallahan, MD Radiation Oncology
Jay Heiken, MD Radiology
Cheryl Herman, MD Radiology
Travis Hillen, MD Radiology
Susan Holley, MD, PhD Radiology
Joshua Hood, MD, PhD Internal Medicine
Jack Jennings, MD, PhD Radiology
Seung Kim, MD Radiology
Richard Laforest, PhD Radiology
Gregory Lanza, MD, PhD Internal Medicine
Suzanne Lapi, PhD Radiology
Michelle Lee, MD Radiology
Yongjian Liu, PhD Radiology
Naganathan Mani, MD Radiology
Daniel Marcus, PhD Radiology
Jonathan McConathy, MD, PhD Radiology
Robert McKinstry III, MD, PhD Radiology
Jeff Michalski, MD Radiation Oncology
Stephen Moerlein, PharmD, PhD Radiology
Barbara Monsees, MD Radiology
Christopher Moran, MD Radiology
Jeffrey Olsen, MD Radiation Oncology
Parag Parikh, MD Radiation Oncology
Fred Prior, PhD Radiology
David Reichert, PhD Radiology
Valerie Reichert, MD Radiology
Clifford Robinson, MD Radiation Oncology
Buck Rogers, PhD Radiation Oncology
Henry Royal, MD Radiology
Nael Saad, MB BCh Radiology
Vijay Sharma, PhD Radiology
Kooresh Shoghi, PhD Radiology
Monica Shokeen, PhD, MBA Radiology
Barry Siegel, MD Radiology
Cary Siegel, MD Radiology
Joseph Simpson, MD, PhD Radiation Oncology
Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD Radiology
John-Stephen Taylor, PhD Chemistry
Sharlene Teefey, MD Radiology
Wade Thorstad, MD Radiation Oncology
Dinesh Thotala, PhD Radiation Oncology
Lihong Wang, PhD Biomedical Engineering
Samuel Wickline, MD Internal Medicine
Kimberly Wiele, MD Radiology
Franz Wippold, MD Radiology
Dong Zhou, PhD Radiology