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 (via Semantic Scholar)

A Phase I Trial of First-in-Human Alpha-Emitter Astatine-211-Labeled Anti-CD45 Antibody (211At-BC8-B10) in Combination with Fludarabine and TBI As Conditioning for Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) for Patients with Refractory/Relapsed Leukemia or High-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndrome
B. Sandmaier, D. Wilbur, D. Hamlin, et al. - Published 2021

Utility of SPECT Functional Neuroimaging of Pain
Mohammed S Bermo, Mohammed Saqr, H. Hoffman, et al. - Published 2021 - FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY

Virtual Reality to Relieve Pain in Burn Patients Undergoing Imaging and Treatment.
Mohammed S Bermo, D. Patterson, S. Sharar, et al. - Published 2020 - TOPICS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING : TMRI

The Role of the Cerebellum in Pain Perception: A Brain SPECT Perfusion Study in Patients with Burn Injuries
Mohammed S Bermo, Claudia Zacharias, D. Patterson, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF NEUROIMAGING : OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEUROIMAGING

Impact of decompressive craniectomy on brain perfusion scintigraphy as an ancillary test for brain death diagnosis
M. Ishiyama, A. Relyea-Chew, W. Longstreth, et al. - Published 2019 - ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Prospective Trial Using Internal Pair-Production Positron Emission Tomography to Establish the Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Dose Required for Response of Hepatocellular Carcinoma.
Keith T. Chan, A. Alessio, G. Johnson, et al. - Published 2018 - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY, BIOLOGY, PHYSICS

Hepatotoxic Dose Thresholds by Positron-Emission Tomography After Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Liver Tumors: A Prospective Single-Arm Observational Study
Keith T. Chan, A. Alessio, G. Johnson, et al. - Published 2018 - CARDIOVASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY

I-131 uptake in fat necrosis of the breast
M. Itani, D. Lewis - Published 2017 - RADIOLOGY CASE REPORTS

Biliary Leak in the Postsurgical Abdomen: A Primer to HIDA Scan Interpretation.
M. Matesan, Mohammed S Bermo, Irene Cruite, et al. - Published 2017 - SEMINARS IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE

Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension With Site of Leak Detected Only After 111In-DTPA Cisternogram.
Sana Parsian, M. Matesan, Sachin S. Kumbhar, et al. - Published 2017 - CLINICAL NUCLEAR MEDICINE