Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Radiology
Chief of Nuclear Medicine
Positron emission tomography (PET), molecular imaging, novel PET imaging instruments, translational imaging
Badawi is interested in developing new methods and instruments for PET imaging in humans, and innovation in radiological imaging applications for improving human health. The Badawi Lab is currently developing a high-performance pre-clinical PET/MRI scanner, a re-usable toolkit for building application-specific PET scanners and high-performance PET/CT scanners for imaging the human breast and extremities. His flagship project, in collaboration with Distinguished Professor Simon Cherry, is the development of the world’s first total-body PET scanner, EXPLORER. Badawi aims to use the EXPLORER scanner to improve current clinical practice and shed light on biological problems that could not previously be answered, such as the mind-body connection and chronic diseases in children.