The Physics Research Laboratory pursues the development and application of quantitative techniques for the assessment of soft-tissue and bone structure and function using computed tomography, x-ray imaging, and nuclear medicine. The laboratory also trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in medical imaging. Laboratory resources include a multimodality SPECT/CT imaging platform, radiation detection and electronics laboratory, radiopharmaceutical handling/storage facilities, and preclinical microSPECT/CT and PET/CT . Current work is focused on (1) development of quantitative dynamic SPECT/CT techniques for absolute quantification of myocardial perfusion imaging, (2) multiple pinhole aperture design for SPECT/CT imaging of myocardial perfusion imaging, (3) quantitative PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging methodology development for oncologic and cardiac applications, and (4) novel detector development for small animal SPECT/CT imaging systems.
We are constantly looking for passionate undergraduate and graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows from UCSF, UCB, or other academic institutions who are interested in pursuing nuclear molecular imaging physics and instrumentation.
Visiting scholar/faculty or postdoctoral candidates (with fellowship) inquiries should be directed to Youngho Seo, PhD.