Radiology Personnel

David Lewis, M.D.

Section Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Director, HMC Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine


Dr. Lewis is a UW Professor of radiology and the director of nuclear medicine at Harborview Medical Center (HMC). Nuclear medicine is a way of imaging the function of the body; examples include cardiac function in health and disease, bone metabolism in orthopedics, skeletal pain and cancer.

His main area of interest is in functional imaging of the brain with nuclear medicine. This field has led to new and greater insights into the healthy function of the brain and where it goes awry in disease. These insights will lead to better treatment.

Recent Publications

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Virtual Reality to Relieve Pain in Burn Patients Undergoing Imaging and Treatment
Bermo M.S., Patterson D., Sharar S.R., Hoffman H., Lewis D.H.
Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI. 2020 Aug:203-208

The Role of the Cerebellum in Pain Perception: A Brain SPECT Perfusion Study in Patients with Burn Injuries
Bermo M.S., Zacharias C., Patterson D., Wilson A., Sharar S., Minoshima S., Hoffman H., Lewis D.H.
Journal of Neuroimaging. 2020 Jan

Impact of decompressive craniectomy on brain perfusion scintigraphy as an ancillary test for brain death diagnosis
Ishiyama M., Relyea-Chew A., Longstreth W., Lewis D.
Annals of Nuclear Medicine. 2019 Jan

Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of [11C]Rosuvastatin Hepatic Concentrations and Hepatobiliary Transport in Humans in the Absence and Presence of Cyclosporin A
Billington S., Shoner S., Lee S., Clark-Snustad K., Pennington M., Lewis D., Muzi M., Rene S., Lee J., Nguyen T., Kumar V., Ishida K., Chen L., Chu X., Lai Y., Salphati L., Hop C., Xiao G., Liao M., Unadkat J.
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2019 Jan

I-123 DaTscan SPECT Brain Imaging in Parkinsonian Syndromes: Utility of the Putamen-to-Caudate Ratio
Matesan M., Gaddikeri S., Longfellow K., Miyaoka R., Elojeimy S., Elman S., Hu S., Minoshima S., Lewis D.
Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. 2018 Nov:629-634

Prospective Trial Using Internal Pair-Production Positron Emission Tomography to Establish the Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Dose Required for Response of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Chan K., Alessio A., Johnson G., Vaidya S., Kwan S., Monsky W., Wilson A., Lewis D., Padia S.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 Jun:358-365

Hepatotoxic Dose Thresholds by Positron-Emission Tomography After Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Liver Tumors: A Prospective Single-Arm Observational Study
Chan K., Alessio A., Johnson G., Vaidya S., Kwan S., Monsky W., Wilson A., Lewis D., Padia S.
CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018 Apr:1-10

I-131 uptake in fat necrosis of the breast
Itani M., Lewis D.
Radiology Case Reports. 2017 Mar:161-167

Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension With Site of Leak Detected Only After 111In-DTPA Cisternogram
Parsian S., Matesan M., Kumbhar S., Lewis D.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2017 Jan

Biliary Leak in the Postsurgical Abdomen: A Primer to HIDA Scan Interpretation
Matesan M., Bermo M., Cruite I., Shih C., Elojeimy S., Behnia F., Lewis D., Vesselle H.
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2017 Jan