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Paul Kinahan, PhD, FIEEE

Vice Chair of Research
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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Virtual Clinical Trials: Why and What (Special Section Guest Editorial)
Samei E., Kinahan P., Nishikawa R.M., Maidment A.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2020 Jul

Virtual clinical trials in medical imaging: A review
Abadi E., Segars W.P., Tsui B.M.W., Kinahan P.E., Bottenus N., Frangi A.F., Maidment A., Lo J., Samei E.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2020 Jul

Non-Positive Corrections and Variance Models for Iterative Post-Log Reconstruction of Extremely Low-Dose CT Data
Kim S.M., Lee T.C., Kinahan P.E.
Journal of the Korean Physical Society. 2020 Jul:177-185

Standardization in Quantitative Imaging: A Multicenter Comparison of Radiomic Features from Different Software Packages on Digital Reference Objects and Patient Data Sets
McNitt-Gray M., Napel S., Jaggi A., Mattonen S.A., Hadjiiski L., Muzi M., Goldgof D., Balagurunathan Y., Pierce L.A., Kinahan P.E., Jones E.F., Nguyen A., Virkud A., Chan H.P., Emaminejad N., Wahi-Anwar M., Daly M., Abdalah M., Yang H., Lu L., Lv W., Rahmim A., Gastounioti A., Pati S., Bakas S., Kontos D., Zhao B., Kalpathy-Cramer J., Farahani K.
Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.). 2020 Jun:118-128

Multisite Technical and Clinical Performance Evaluation of Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers from 3D FDG PET Segmentations of Head and Neck Cancer Images
Smith B.J., Buatti J.M., Bauer C., Ulrich E.J., Ahmadvand P., Budzevich M.M., Gillies R.J., Goldgof D., Grkovski M., Hamarneh G., Kinahan P.E., Muzi J.P., Muzi M., Laymon C.M., Mountz J.M., Nehmeh S., Oborski M.J., Zhao B., Sunderland J.J., Beichel R.R.
Tomography (Ann Arbor, Mich.). 2020 Jun:65-76

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) complicated by pulmonary embolism and acute respiratory distress syndrome
Li T., Cheng G.S., Pipavath S.N.J., Kicska G.A., Liu L., Kinahan P.E., Wu W.
Journal of Medical Virology. 2020 Jan

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

Deep learning-based model observers that replicate human observers for PET imaging
Fan F., Ahn S., De Man B., Wangerin K.A., Wollenweber S.D., Abbey C.K., Kinahan P.E.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2020 Jan

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