UC Davis BME Takes Home Young Investigator Awards at SNMMI Meeting

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The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) held a virtual edition of their annual meeting July 11-14, 2020. The experience featured an exceptional program highlighted by some of the hottest topics in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, including a science pavilion featuring the latest scientific research, an interactive virtual exhibit hall, networking events, and more.

A highlight of the meeting was the Young Investigator competition. Two UC Davis BME PhD students and one postdoc received awards in the Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council category. Awards in this category are given to the best scientific abstracts on computer and instrumentation nuclear medicine.

1st Place Winner:

Zhaoheng Xie – Postdoc in Qi Lab
Anatomy-guided PET image reconstruction with deep neural network

Honorable Mention:

Tiantian Li – PhD Student in Qi Lab
Deep Learning Based Joint PET Image Reconstruction and Motion Estimation

Honorable Mention:

Yiran Wang – PhD Student in Wang Lab
Effect of dual-input function and dispersion on lung FDG-PET kinetic quantification using the EXPLORER total-body PET/CT scanner

View the full list of winners.