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Stephen Bacharach


Stephen L. Bacharach

Stephen L. Bacharach
University of California, San Francisco US

Dr. Bacharach received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Cornell University. A researcher in medical imaging at the U.S. National Institutes of Health for over 30 years, he retired as a Senior Tenured Research Scientist in 2005.

He served as Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chief Medical Worker at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and a World Health Organization Consultant at Bhaba Atomic Research Center, India. In 2005 he became Visiting Professor of Radiology at UCSF.

He has authored or co-authored over 200 scientific articles, and book chapters. He served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine for over 25 years, the Journal of Nuclear cardiology for 15 years, and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Cardiac imaging.


Project: Dr. Bacharach’s main focus will be on the development and improvement of methods to better quantify Positron Emission Tomography images from both cardiac and oncologic studies. In particular: (1) Improve methods for reducing respiratory artifacts caused by CT attenuation correction. (2) Investigate more optimum methods for determining the “arterial input function”, used for quantifying both tumor and cardiac uptake. And (3) attempt to improve quantification of tumor and cardiac images by employing better region of interest definition, as well as the use of kinetic modeling.

Stay period: SEP 2013 - MAY 2014