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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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

Special Section Guest Editorial: Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging
Krupinski E., Kinahan P., Riviere P.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2019 Jan

Erratum: Measuring temporal stability of positron emission tomography standardized uptake value bias using long-lived sources in a multicenter network (Journal of Medical Imaging (2018) 5:1 (011016) DOI: 10.1117/1.JMI.5.1.011016)
Byrd D., Christopfel R., Arabasz G., Catana C., Karp J., Lodge M., Laymon C., Moros E., Budzevich M., Nehmeh S., Scheuermann J., Sunderland J., Zhang J., Kinahan P.
Journal of Medical Imaging. 2019 Jan

Prospective study of serial18F-FDG PET and18F-fluoride PET to predict time to skeletal-related events, time to progression, and survival in patients with bone-dominant metastatic breast cancer
Peterson L., O’Sullivan J., Wu Q., Novakova-Jiresova A., Jenkins I., Lee J., Shields A., Montgomery S., Linden H., Gralow J., Gadi V., Muzi M., Kinahan P., Mankoff D., Specht J.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2018 Dec:1823-1830

The Use of Quantitative Imaging in Radiation Oncology: A Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) Perspective
Press R., Shu H., Shim H., Mountz J., Kurland B., Wahl R., Jones E., Hylton N., Gerstner E., Nordstrom R., Henderson L., Kurdziel K., Vikram B., Jacobs M., Holdhoff M., Taylor E., Jaffray D., Schwartz L., Mankoff D., Kinahan P., Linden H., Lambin P., Dilling T., Rubin D., Hadjiiski L., Buatti J.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 Nov:1219-1235

Demonstration of PET System Design Trade-offs Using Small Lesion Detectability as a Metric and Measured Phantom Data

2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings. 2018 Nov

Impact of Patient Size on Image Quality in Clinical PET with a Convergent Penalized-Likelihood Image Reconstruction Algorithm

2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2017 - Conference Proceedings. 2018 Nov

Multisite concordance of DSC-MRI analysis for brain tumors: Results of a National Cancer Institute Quantitative Imaging Network Collaborative Project
Schmainda K., Prah M., Rand S., Liu Y., Logan B., Muzi M., Rane S., Da X., Yen Y., Kalpathy-Cramer J., Chenevert T., Hoff B., Ross B., Cao Y., Aryal M., Erickson B., Korfiatis P., Dondlinger T., Bell L., Hu L., Kinahan P., Quarles C.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2018 Jun:1008-1016

Tumor radiomic heterogeneity: Multiparametric functional imaging to characterize variability and predict response following cervical cancer radiation therapy
Bowen S., Yuh W., Hippe D., Wu W., Partridge S., Elias S., Jia G., Huang Z., Sandison G., Nelson D., Knopp M., Lo S., Kinahan P., Mayr N.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2018 May:1388-1396

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