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Professor Harrison Barrett Elected as 2017 SPIE Fellow

Professor Harrison Barrett has been elected 2017 SPIE Fellow for his achievements in theory and application of imaging and optics. Each year, SPIE (the International Society for Optics and Photonics) promotes members as new Fellows of the Society.

$5.01 Million NIBIB Grant Awarded to Dr. Lars Furenlid and team of collaborators

Dr. Lars Furenlid and a team of collaborators have been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The project, titled ADAPTISPECT-C: A NEXT-GENERATION, ADAPTIVE BRAIN-IMAGING SPECT SYSTEM FOR DRUG DISCOVERY AND CLINICAL IMAGING, aims at leading the way in understanding the human brain by enabling the development of biomarkers with unprecedented specificity for mapping neuroreceptors and proteinopathies associated with disease and dementia.

Art Gmitro, PhD, selected as 2016 Founders Day speaker

Congratulations to Arthur F. Gmitro, PhD, the 2016 Founders Day lecturer at the UA College of Medicine! Dr. Gmitro will give the 2016 Founders Day lecture at noon, November 17, in Kiewit Auditorium. Founders Day is an occasion when we pause to honor the individuals whose scientific contributions allow the College of Medicine - Tucson to pursue its mission and fulfill its vision. The day is named in recognition of all those people, past and present, who have participated in the establishment and growth of the College.

Preclinical PET Scanner for Simultaneous PET/MRI Installed at the University of Arizona Could Contribute to Improved Tumor Assessment (excerpt courtesy of Cubresa Inc.)

On September 1, 2016, Cubresa Inc., a medical imaging company that develops and markets molecular imaging systems, announced the successful installation of their compact PET scanner called NuPET™ for preclinical PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona. The University of Arizona is developing a dual-modality approach by using Cubresa’s NuPET™ PET scanner and a dynamic MRI technique to more fully characterize cancerous tumors.