CaNCURE Mentors


Georges El Fakhri, Ph.D.


Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School




elfakhri@pet.mgh.harvard.edu

Biography: Dr. Georges El Fakhri is the Director of the MGH PET Core, CAMIS, and the Postgraduate Training Program in Medical Imaging (PTPMI). He serves as Co-Director of NMMI Division at MGH and of Physics and Instrumentation in the Harvard Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. He is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. His research interests include: Quantitative Methods in PET-CT and SPECT-CT, Image Generation and Clinical task-based Image Assessment, Quantitative Simultaneous PET-MR, PET-CT and SPECT Instrumentation, Monitoring Radiotherapy with PET, and Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Physiological Processes.

Research and Expertise: The El Fakhri lab focuses on a variety of subjects including kinetic modeling of neurotransmission, cardiac perfusion and mitochondrial function, simultaneous PET-MR imaging, in-room PET-CT monitoring of proton therapy, high sensitivity/resolution brain imaging, quantitative dual tracer PET-CT and SPECT-CT, and objective assessment of image quality for estimation and detection tasks. Some areas of interest are: Quantitative PET/SPECT, Quantitative PET-MR Imaging, Monitoring Radiotherapy with PET, Image Generation and Clinical task-based Image Assessment, Pharmaco-kinetic modeling, PET-CT & SPECT Instrumentation, and Multifunctional Nanomaterials in Biology (MNB).

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