Radiology Personnel

David Lewis, M.D.

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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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

Advances in PET Imaging of Degenerative, Cerebrovascular, and Traumatic Causes of Dementia
Eisenmenger L., Huo E., Hoffman J., Minoshima S., Matesan M., Lewis D., Lopresti B., Mathis C., Okonkwo D., Mountz J.
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2016 Jan:57-87

Differential alterations of dopamine transporter in the striatum and midbrain in patients with parkinsonian syndrome
Matesan M., Cross D., Lewis D., Minoshima S.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2015 Jan:191-194

Multiple-gated acquisition scan with normal left ventricular ejection fraction and LBBB
Mannelli L., Caldwell J., Elman S., Lewis D., Do B., Vesselle H.
Clinical nuclear medicine. 2014 Sep:e410-e412

Intraperitoneal urine leak after prostatectomy confirmed by 99mTc-MAG3 renogram
Pogatchnik B., Monti S., Lewis D., Heinrich D., Mannelli L.
Clinical nuclear medicine. 2014 Aug:744-746

131I therapy using rhTSH stimulation and dosimetry in metastatic malignant struma ovarii.
Yan J., Lewis D., Benoit M., Eary J., Mankoff D.
Clinical nuclear medicine. 2014 Jan:102-105

Principles of brain perfusion SPECT
Elman S., Lewis D.
PET and SPECT of Neurobiological Systems. 2014 Jan:125-147

Solitary fibrous tumor: WHO classification, histopathological correlation contribution to the Radiology-Pathology Conference, FDG PET-CT imaging, and biological behaviors
Yan J., Mann F., Lewis D., Eary J.
Clinical Imaging. 2013 Sep:977-978

Comparison of positron emission tomography and bremsstrahlung imaging to detect particle distribution in patients undergoing yttrium-90 radioembolization for large hepatocellular carcinomas or associated portal vein thrombosis
Padia S., Alessio A., Kwan S., Lewis D., Vaidya S., Minoshima S.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2013 Aug:1147-1153