YPPDO/NPA: David Mankoff, UPenn, “Nuclear Physics Applied to Medicine: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) as a Biomarker for Targeted Cancer Therapy”

Event time: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 11:45am
Wright Lab, WL 216 See map
266 Whitney Ave
New Haven, CT 06510
Event description: 

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a radioisotope medical imaging method that uses positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals. PET has its earliest roots in applied nuclear physics and instrumentation, introduced as a research tool over 40 years ago. The use of PET for clinical imaging and translational research has expanded considerably since its introduction into widespread clinical practice since the mid-1990’s. This talk will review the underlying principles of PET, emphasizing instrumentation, and highlight PET’s current use translational research and clinical practice, focusing on applications to cancer.

Host: Yale Physics Professional Development Organization/NPA Seminar Join us for lunch at 11:45am, RSVP to: kimberly.tighe@yale.edu

Funding for this event is provided by the Department of Physics, Wright Laboratory, and the Flint fund.