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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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

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

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

The PET/X dedicated breast-PET scanner for optimizing cancer therapy
MacDonald L., Hunter W., Zeng C., Pierce L., Dolinski S., Dewitt D., Miyaoka R., Kinahan P.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2018 Jan

Simulating magnetic resonance images based on a model of tumor growth incorporating microenvironment
Jackson P., Hawkins-Daarud A., Partridge S., Kinahan P., Swanson K.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 2018 Jan

Deep-learning derived features for lung nodule classification with limited datasets
Thammasorn P., Wu W., Pierce L., Pipavath S., Lampe P., Houghton A., Haynor D., Chaovalitwongse W., Kinahan P.
Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. 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