Radiology Personnel

Hubert Vesselle, Ph.D., M.D.

Professor
Division Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear Medicine

Biography

Dr. Vesselle is director of the UW Division of Nuclear Medicine and a UW professor of radiology. He specializes in evaluating complex cancer cases with PET/CT and SPECT/CT scanners. In addition to devoting himself to the application of these hybrid scanners to cancer and non-cancer patients, he also practices general nuclear medicine and cross-sectional imaging (CT). His research aims at applying and improving hybrid imaging to better characterize diseases and their response to treatments.

Dr. Vesselle trained as an engineer in France and then moved to the United States to earn a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and then his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He pursued his graduate medical education in diagnostic radiology and nuclear radiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland and the Cleveland Clinic. In 1997, he came to the UW to join the faculty of the Department of Radiology. Since 2006, he has been the director of the UW Division of Nuclear Medicine in the Department of Radiology.

He is listed in “”The Best Doctors in America”” and in “”Seattle Met Top Doctors””. He is board-certified in diagnostic radiology with special competence in nuclear radiology.

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications

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Regional Radiation Dose-Response Modeling of Functional Liver in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients With Longitudinal Sulfur Colloid SPECT/CT: A Proof of Concept
Price R., Apisarnthanarax S., Schaub S., Nyflot M., Chapman T., Matesan M., Vesselle H., Bowen S.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 Nov:1349-1356

Functional Liver Imaging and Dosimetry to Predict Hepatotoxicity Risk in Cirrhotic Patients With Primary Liver Cancer
Schaub S., Apisarnthanarax S., Price R., Nyflot M., Chapman T., Matesan M., Vesselle H., Bowen S.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 Nov:1339-1348

Correlation of Functional Lung Heterogeneity and Dosimetry to Radiation Pneumonitis using Perfusion SPECT/CT and FDG PET/CT Imaging
Lee H., Zeng J., Vesselle H., Patel S., Rengan R., Bowen S.
International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. 2018 Nov:1255-1264

68Ga DOTATATE PET/CT Imaging of Elastofibroma Dorsi
Ishiyama M., Vesselle H.
Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2018 May:e154-e155

Hepatopulmonary shunting on Tc99m-MAA liver mapping: correlation with dynamic cross-sectional imaging and description of different shunting patterns
Bermo M., Matesan M., Itani M., Behnia F., Vesselle H.
Abdominal Radiology. 2018 Apr:1-8

MDP-SPECT Versus Hybrid MDP-SPECT/CT in the Evaluation of Suspected Pars Interarticularis Fracture in Young Athletes
Gaddikeri S., Matesan M., Alvarez J., Hippe D., Vesselle H.
Journal of Neuroimaging. 2018 Jan

Functional lung avoidance and response-adaptive escalation (FLARE) RT: Multimodality plan dosimetry of a precision radiation oncology strategy: Multimodality
Lee E., Zeng J., Miyaoka R., Saini J., Kinahan P., Sandison G., Wong T., Vesselle H., Rengan R., Bowen S.
Medical Physics. 2017 Jul:3418-3429

Framework for radiation pneumonitis risk stratification based on anatomic and perfused lung dosimetry
Dhami G., Zeng J., Vesselle H., Kinahan P., Miyaoka R., Patel S., Rengan R., Bowen S.
Strahlentherapie und Onkologie. 2017 May:410-418

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

The Role of Pulmonary Scintigraphy in the Evaluation of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Itani M., Matesan M., Ahuja J., Bermo M., Habib A., Goiney C., Krieger E., Vesselle H.
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine. 2017 Jan