Radiology Personnel

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

Nuclear Medicine


Dr. Vesselle is a UW professor of Radiology, UW Division of Nuclear Medicine. 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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COVID-19 in an asymptomatic patient undergoing FDG PET/CT
Johnson L.N., Vesselle H.
Radiology Case Reports. 2020 Oct:1809-1812

Comparison of regional lung perfusion response on longitudinal MAA SPECT/CT in lung cancer patients treated with and without functional tissue-avoidance radiation therapy
Thomas H., Zeng J., Lee H., Sasidharan B., Kinahan P., Miyaoka R., Vesselle H., Rengan R., Bowen S.
The British journal of radiology. 2019 Nov:20190174

Radium-223 in combination with docetaxel in patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer and bone metastases: a phase 1 dose escalation/randomised phase 2a trial
Morris M., Loriot Y., Sweeney C., Fizazi K., Ryan C., Shevrin D., Antonarakis E., Pandit-Taskar N., Deandreis D., Jacene H., Vesselle H., Petrenciuc O., Lu C., Carrasquillo J., Higano C.
European Journal of Cancer. 2019 Jun:107-116

Long term follow-up of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) investigating early positron emission tomography (PET) scan as a predictor of outcome
Romine P., Martins R., Eaton K., Wood D., Behnia F., Goulart B., Mulligan M., Wallace S., Kell E., Bauman J., Patel S., Vesselle H.
BMC Cancer. 2019 Jan

Development and testing of SPECT/CT lung phantoms made from expanding polyurethane foam
Lehnert A., Hunter W., McDougald W., Harrison R., Lewellen T., Vesselle H., Miyaoka R.
Medical Physics. 2019 Jan

Voxel forecast for precision oncology: Predicting spatially variant and multiscale cancer therapy response on longitudinal quantitative molecular imaging
Bowen S., Hippe D., Art Chaovalitwongse W., Duan C., Thammasorn P., Liu X., Miyaoka R., Vesselle H., Kinahan P., Rengan R., Zeng J.
Clinical Cancer Research. 2019 Jan:5027-5037

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