Radiology Personnel

Paul Kinahan, PhD, FIEEE

Vice Chair of Research
Nuclear Medicine


Paul Kinahan is a member of the UW Imaging Research Laboratory. He was part of the group that built the first prototype combined PET/CT scanner and has also contributed to the current class of data processing image reconstruction algorithms used in PET/CT oncology imaging. He moved to the University of Washington in 2001 where he continues his research in PET/CT imaging. He has served on committees for the RSNA, AAPM, SNM, NIH, and IEEE.


  1. BASc 1985 University of British Columbia (Engineering Physics)
  2. MASc 1988 University of British Columbia (Engineering Physics)
  3. PhD 1994 University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering)

Recent Publications

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Bone material analogues for PET/MRI phantoms
Chandramohan D., Cao P., Han M., An H., Sunderland J.J., Kinahan P.E., Laforest R., Hope T.A., Larson P.E.Z.
Medical Physics. 2020 Jan

The QIBA profile for FDG PET/CT as an imaging biomarker measuring response to cancer therapy
Kinahan P.E., Perlman E.S., Sunderland J.J., Subramaniam R., Wollenweber S.D., Turkington T.G., Lodge M.A., Boellaard R., Obuchowski N.A., Wahl R.L.
Radiology. 2020 Jan:647-657

Technical Note: A digital reference object representing Hoffman’s 3D brain phantom for PET scanner simulations
Harrison R., Elston B., Byrd D., Alessio A., Swanson K., Kinahan P.
Medical Physics. 2020 Jan

PET/CT-guided biopsy with respiratory motion correction
Zhang R., Zukić D., Byrd D., Enquobahrie A., Alessio A., Cleary K., Banovac F., Kinahan P.
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. 2019 Dec:2187-2198

Comparison of regional lung perfusion response on longitudinal MAA SPECT/CT in lung cancer patients treated with and without functional tissue-avoidance radiation therapy
Thomas H., Zeng J., Lee H., Sasidharan B., Kinahan P., Miyaoka R., Vesselle H., Rengan R., Bowen S.
The British journal of radiology. 2019 Nov:20190174

Task Group 174 Report: Utilization of [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography ([18F]FDG-PET) in Radiation Therapy
Das S., McGurk R., Miften M., Mutic S., Bowsher J., Bayouth J., Erdi Y., Mawlawi O., Boellaard R., Bowen S., Xing L., Bradley J., Schoder H., Yin F., Sullivan D., Kinahan P.
Medical Physics. 2019 Oct:e706-e725

Improved model prediction of glioma growth utilizing tissue-specific boundary effects
Jacobs J., Rockne R., Hawkins-Daarud A., Jackson P., Johnston S., Kinahan P., Swanson K.
Mathematical Biosciences. 2019 Jun:59-66

Tumor-derived Autoantibodies Identify Malignant Pulmonary Nodules
Lastwika K., Kargl J., Zhang Y., Zhu X., Lo E., Shelley D., Ladd J., Wu W., Kinahan P., Pipavath S., Randolph T., Shipley M., Lampe P., Houghton M.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019 May:1257-1266

Test–retest reproducibility of 18F-FDG PET/CT uptake in cancer patients within a qualified and calibrated local network
Kurland B., Peterson L., Shields A., Lee J., Byrd D., Novakova-Jiresova A., Muzi M., Specht J., Mankoff D., Linden H., Kinahan P.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2019 May:608-614

Bias in PET Images of Solid Phantoms Due to CT-Based Attenuation Correction
Byrd D., Sunderland J., Lee T., Kinahan P.
Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.). 2019 Mar:154-160