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)

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

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Impact of tumour motion compensation and delineation methods on FDG PET-based dose painting plan quality for NSCLC radiation therapy
Thomas H., Kinahan P., Samuel J., Bowen S.
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 2018 Feb:81-90

Multisite concordance of apparent diffusion coefficient measurements across the NCI quantitative imaging network
Newitt D., Malyarenko D., Chenevert T., Quarles C., Bell L., Fedorov A., Fennessy F., Jacobs M., Solaiyappan M., Hectors S., Taouli B., Muzi M., Kinahan P., Schmainda K., Prah M., Taber E., Kroenke C., Huang W., Arlinghaus L., Yankeelov T., Cao Y., Aryal M., Yen Y., Kalpathy-Cramer J., Shukla-Dave A., Fung M., Liang J., Boss M., Hylton N.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2018 Jan

Multicenter survey of PET/CT protocol parameters that affect standardized uptake values
Byrd D., Christopfel R., Buatti J., Moros E., Nehmeh S., Opanowski A., Kinahan P.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2018 Jan

Simulation study of quantitative precision of the PET/X dedicated breast PET scanner
Zeng C., Kinahan P., Qian H., Harrison R., Champley K., MacDonald L.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2017 Oct

Functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT: Multimodality plan dosimetry of a precision radiation oncology strategy: Multimodality
Lee E., Zeng J., Miyaoka R., Saini J., Kinahan P., Sandison G., Wong T., Vesselle H., Rengan R., Bowen S.
Medical Physics. 2017 Jul:3418-3429

Qualification of national cancer institute-designated cancer centers for quantitative PET/CT imaging in clinical trials
Scheuermann J., Reddin J., Opanowski A., Kinahan P., Siegel B., Shankar L., Karp J.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2017 Jul:1065-1071

Framework for radiation pneumonitis risk stratification based on anatomic and perfused lung dosimetry
Dhami G., Zeng J., Vesselle H., Kinahan P., Miyaoka R., Patel S., Rengan R., Bowen S.
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie. 2017 May:410-418

A virtual clinical trial comparing static versus dynamic PET imaging in measuring response to breast cancer therapy
Wangerin K., Muzi M., Peterson L., Linden H., Novakova A., Mankoff D., Kinahan P.
Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2017 Apr:3639-3655

Comparison between Pre-Log and Post-Log Statistical Models in Ultra-Low-Dose CT Reconstruction
Fu L., Lee T., Kim S., Alessio A., Kinahan P., Chang Z., Sauer K., Kalra M., De Man B.
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2017 Mar:707-720

Direct Reconstruction of CT-Based Attenuation Correction Images for PET with Cluster-Based Penalties
Kim S., Alessio A., De Man B., Kinahan P.
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2017 Mar:959-968