UW Radiology

Clinical and Research Facilities

Clinical Facilities

Nuclear Medicine training is provided at five teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine, each with its own clinical nuclear medicine service: University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), VA Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS), Swedish Medical Center (Swedish), Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH), and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

Each nuclear medicine service has a well-equipped diagnostic clinic that includes gamma cameras, single-photon computed tomography (SPECT), and on-line computers dedicated to nuclear medicine. There are active clinical PET/CT services at UWMC, HMC, SCCA, and SCH.

PET/CT fellows are based primarily at the University of Washington Medical Center. Research opportunities are available working with faculty at all training sites following specific site guidelines and requirements.

 

Research Facilities

Research during the training program is expected. UWMC has a well-equipped animal laboratory, excellent facilities for radiochemical and radiopharmaceutical research, and a large instrumentation development and imaging research laboratory. There is a cyclotron at UWMC and a radioisotope production facility used for the positron emission tomography (PET) program.

Specific research programs in nuclear medicine include radionuclide evaluation of cardiovascular disease, radio-pharmaceutical development, PET studies of tumor biology, radiolabeled monoclonal antibody imaging and therapy of hematologic tumors, brain imaging, biokinetic modeling, and software design.

 

Imaging Research Lab

An active nuclear medicine physics group have been on the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology. Research projects include camera detector design, camera electronics, image reconstruction algorithms, and image quality assessment. Visit the IRL website for information.