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

Tumor-derived Autoantibodies Identify Malignant Pulmonary Nodules
Lastwika K., Kargl J., Zhang Y., Zhu X., Lo E., Shelley D., Ladd J., Wu W., Kinahan P., Pipavath S., Randolph T., Shipley M., Lampe P., Houghton M.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2019 May:1257-1266

Test–retest reproducibility of 18F-FDG PET/CT uptake in cancer patients within a qualified and calibrated local network
Kurland B., Peterson L., Shields A., Lee J., Byrd D., Novakova-Jiresova A., Muzi M., Specht J., Mankoff D., Linden H., Kinahan P.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 2019 May:608-614

Comparison of prediction models with radiological semantic features and radiomics in lung cancer diagnosis of the pulmonary nodules: a case-control study
Wu W., Pierce L., Zhang Y., Pipavath S., Randolph T., Lastwika K., Lampe P., Houghton A., Liu H., Xia L., Kinahan P.
European Radiology. 2019 Jan

Performance evaluation of the 5-Ring GE Discovery MI PET/CT system using the national electrical manufacturers association NU 2-2012 Standard
Pan T., Einstein S., Kappadath S., Grogg K., Lois Gomez C., Alessio A., Hunter W., El Fakhri G., Kinahan P., Mawlawi O.
Medical Physics. 2019 Jan

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