UW Radiology

Clinical and Research Facilities

Clinical Facilities

PET/CT fellows are based primarily at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) – Montlake. Scans from our affiliated teaching hospitals are read from UWMC-Montlake. These include the University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake (UWMC-M), University of Washington Medical Center – Northwest (UWMC-NW), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA).

Each hospital nuclear medicine service has state-of-the-art gamma cameras with single-photon emission computed tomography/CT (SPECT/CT). State-of-the-art PET/CT cameras are deployed at UWMC-Montlake and SCCA.

 Multiple research opportunities are available to fellows.


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 has been at 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.