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Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism

The Department of Cancer Imaging and Metabolism was initiated in April 2008 with the hiring of Drs. Robert A. Gatenby and Robert J. Gillies as chair and vice-chair of Radiology. 


Imaging Program Publications (2008-2013): rss feed for Imaging program

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K. Latifi, K. M. Forster, S. E. Hoffe, T. J. Dilling, A. Dekker, W. Van Elmpt, G. Zhang, Dependence of Ventilation Image Derived from 4D-CT on Deformable Image Registration and Ventilation Algorithms, JACMP 14 (2013).[download]

K. Latifi, J. Pritz, G. Zhang, E. Moros, E. Harris, Fiducial-based Image Guided Radiotherapy for Whole Breast Irradiation, JRON 2 (2013).[download]

K. Latifi, G. Zhang, M. Stawicki, W. van Elmpt, A. Dekker, K. Forster, Validation of Three Deformable Registration Algorithms for the Lung. JACMP 14 (2013).[download]

K. Latifi, T.-C. Huang, V. Feygelman, M. M. Budzevich, E. G. Moros, T. J. Dilling, C. W. Stevens, W. v. Elmpt, A. Dekker and G. G. Zhang, Effects of quantum noise in 4D-CT on deformable image registration and derived ventilation data. Phys Med Biol 58 (21), 7661 (2013).[download]

K. Latifi, V. Feygelman, E. G. Moros, T. J. Dilling, C. W. Stevens and G. G. Zhang, Normalization of Ventilation Data from 4D-CT to Facilitate Comparison between Datasets Acquired at Different Times. PLOS ONE, 8(12), e84083 (2013).[download]

K. Latifi, G. Zhang, E. Moros, E. Harris, Assessment of intact cervix motion using implanted fiducials in patients treated with helical tomotherapy with daily MVCT positioning, JRON 2 (3) (2013). [download]

C. Stambaugh, B. E. Nelms, T. Dilling, C. Stevens, K. Latifi, G. Zhang, E. Moros and V. Feygelman, Experimentally studied dynamic dose interplay does not meaningfully affect target dose in VMAT SBRT lung treatments, Med Phys 40 (9), 091710 (2013).[download]

K. Latifi, J. Oliver, R. Baker, T.J. Dilling, C.W. Stevens, M. DeMarco, G. Zhang, E.G. Moros, V. Feygelman, Study of 201 non small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) SABR patients shows local control dependence on dose calculation algorithm, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys (2014) 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2013.12.047. [download]

Prasanta. Dutta, Gary V. Martinez and Robert J. Gillies, "Nanodiamond as a new hyperpolarizing agent and its 13C MRS", Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 5, 597-600, 2014.[download]

L. Mignion*, Prasanta. Dutta*, G. Martinez, P. Foroutan, R. J. Gillies and B. F. Jordan, “Monitoring chemotherapeutic response by hyperpolarized 13C-fumarate MRS and diffusion MRI”, Cancer Research 74, 686-694, 2014 [*Co-First author].[download]

Damaghi M, Wojtkowiak JW, Gillies RJ, pH sensing and regulation in cancer, Front Physiol. 2013 Dec 17;4:370.[download]

Alleti, R., Vagner, J., Dehigaspitiya, D.C., Moberg, V.E., Elshan, N.G., Tafreshi, N.K., Brabez, N., Weber, C.S., Lynch, R.M., Hruby, V.J., Gillies, R.J., Morse, D.L., Mash, E.A., Synthesis and characterization of time-resolved fluorescence probe for evaluation of competitive binding to melanocortin receptors, Bioorg Med Chem., 1;21(17):5029-38, PMCID: PMC3773999[download]

Tafreshi, N.K., Silva, A., Estrella, V.C., McCardle, T.W., Chen, T., Jeune-Smith, Y., Enkemann, S.A., Smalley, K.S.M., Sondak, V.K., Vagner, J., and Morse, D.L. In vivo and In silico pharmacokinetics of a melanocortin receptor 1 targeted agent in preclinical models of melanoma, Molecular Pharmaceutics, 5;10(8): 3175-85, PMCID: 3785103[download]

Dutta P, Le A, Vander Jagt DL, Tsukamoto T, Martinez GV, Dang CV, Gillies RJ, Evaluation of LDH-A and Glutaminase Inhibition In Vivo by Hyperpolarized 13C-Pyruvate Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Tumors. Cancer Res. 2013 Jul 15;73(14):4190-4195. Epub 2013 May 30.[download]

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3/5/2014: Jasmine Oliver was selected to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting dedicated to Physiology or Medicine, in Lindau Germany from June 29th - July 4th this summer.


11/2012: The Radiomics Workshop report 2012 is available[View]


Abstract accepted for WMIC 2012: Characterization of Multivalent Targeted Molecular Imaging Probes


Allison Cohen's abstract accepted for WMIC 2012: Discovery of Cell-Surface Markers for Molecular Imaging of Lung Cancer