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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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

Multi-site quality and variability analysis of 3D FDG PET segmentations based on phantom and clinical image data:
Beichel R., Smith B., Bauer C., Ulrich E., Ahmadvand P., Budzevich M., Gillies R., Goldgof D., Grkovski M., Hamarneh G., Huang Q., Kinahan P., Laymon C., Mountz J., Muzi J., Muzi M., Nehmeh S., Oborski M., Tan Y., Zhao B., Sunderland J., Buatti J.
Medical Physics. 2017 Feb:479-496

Characterization of PET/CT images using texture analysis: the past, the present… any future?
Hatt M., Tixier F., Pierce L., Kinahan P., Le Rest C., Visvikis D.
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 2017 Jan:151-165

Improved attenuation correction for respiratory gated PET/CT with extended-duration cine CT: A simulation study
Zhang R., Alessio A., Pierce L., Byrd D., Lee T., De Man B., Kinahan P.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2017 Jan

Special Section Guest Editorial: Positron Emission Tomography: History, Current Status, and Future Prospects
Pelc N., Kinahan P., Pettigrew R.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2017 Jan