OpenKMI Workshop at IEEE Medical Imaging Conference 2023

Register for this free workshop via the IEEE NSS/MIC Conference 2023 registration page.

Time: 1:00-4:15 pm, Tuesday, November 7th, 2023

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, Room 109/110 on Level 1

Organizers: Guobao Wang (UC Davis) and Richard E. Carson (Yale University)


1:00 Welcome and Introduction to Open Kinetic Modeling Initiative

Guobao Wang (UC Davis) and Richard Carson (Yale University)

SESSION 1: Academic Research Experience (1:15-2:00)

Moderator: Jing Tang (University of Cincinnati)

1:15 Kinetic modeling research at Yale

Richard Carson (Yale University)

The Yale PET Center has been actively involved in the development and application of models for new tracers and new modeling methods.   The modeling infrastructure is built around a SQL database which tracks all modeling steps and the parameters used in each step. The strengths and weaknesses of this approach in an academic research environment will be presented.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Carson is Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University with over 40 years of experience in new algorithms for PET image recon­struction, mathematical models for novel radiopharmaceuticals, and applications of PET tracers in clinical populations and preclinical models of disease.

1:30 MGH experience in building a modeling research program

Marc Normandin (Massachusetts General Hospital)

1:45 Kinetic modeling research in Thailand

Kitiwat Khamwan (Chulalongkorn University)

SESSION 2: Open Data and Software (2:00-2:45)

Moderator: Elizabeth Li (University of Pennsylvania)

2:00 Open-source software effort: experience learned from image reconstruction development

Kris Thielemans  (University College London)

2:15 PET data sharing and BIDS

Melanie Ganz-Benjaminsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

2:30 Open total-body PET data effort

Ramsey D. Badawi (University of California Davis,)

2:45 Coffee Break (15 minutes)

SESSION 3: Industrial Development and Experience (3:15-4:15)

Moderator: Richard Carson (Yale University)

3:15 Siemens Healthineers Clinical Implementation, Use, and Experience of PET FDG Whole Body Patlak Imaging – and Beyond

Anne Smith  (Siemens Healthineers)

Siemens Healthineers mantra when implementing the whole body (WB) FDG Patlak PET feature was to make it “wickedly automated” to facilitate its use in the clinic. This talk will summarize this clinical use and highlight how it adds more information and confidence versus static standard of care PET FDG imaging alone. Feature enhancements and moving beyond the Patlak FDG model will also be discussed.

Speaker Bio: Anne M. Smith, PhD, works for Siemens Healthineers Molecular Imaging in Knoxville, TN as a Senior Staff Systems Engineer.  She has worked in the medical imaging field for thirty years and has a passion for commercializing mature scientific discoveries for broad clinical use.  Her scientific interests focus on PET image quality, image analysis, kinetic modeling and translational imaging of new biomarkers.   

3:30 GE’s experience and direction

Abolfazl Mehranian / Fotis Kotasidis (GE HealthCare)

3:45 UIH’s experience and direction

Qing Ye/Yihuan Lu (United Imaging Healthcare)

4:00 PMOD’s experience and direction

Geoffrey Warnock (PMOD Technologies)