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John N. Oshinski, PhD

John N. Oshinski, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology

Interim Director
Center for Systems Imaging

Dr. Oshinski is well known for his collaborative efforts between Emory and Georgia Tech's Department of Biomedical Engineering, along with his dedication to advancing the technologies of MR imaging. One area of concentration is the development of Cardiovascular MRI for clinical and basic science applications. Dr. Oshinski has worked on development of the contrast-enhanced MRA and phase-contrast MR for rapid assessment of the aorta and the peripheral runoff vessels. He also Implemented SSFP cine imaging for rapid breath-hold assessment of cardiac function, IR recovery sequences for myocardial perfusion imaging, and creating a protocol for using MR coronary angiography to diagnose the proximal course of the coronary arteries.

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Jonathon A. Nye, PhD

Jonathon A. Nye, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology

Program Director
PET Research

Over the past several years, Dr. Nye's research efforts have focused on radioisotope production methodologies and the incorporation of positron emitting isotopes into pharmaceuticals for use in positron emission tomography (PET). The technologies developed in this work have greatly improved the availability of short and long-lived PET precursors that permit the monitoring of physiological processes on the order of minutes to days. His current research interests involve the development of new PET imaging tracers and the evaluation of their physiological behavior in vivo with quantitative kinetic modeling. Dr. Nye is particularly interested in developing new kinetic models to estimate monoamine transporter occupancy in brain using a single radiopharmaceutical injection with drug challenge.

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Mark M. Goodman, PhD

Mark M. Goodman, PhD

Program Director
PET Chemistry and Radiopharmaceutical Discovery

Professor
Department of Radiology

Dr. Goodman joined Emory University in 1993 from Department of Radiology, University of Tennessee Medical Center. Dr. Goodman is the Director of Positron Emission Tomograhy Core and serves on the following Committees at Emory: PET Operations, PET Research, Brain Tumor Executive Committee. His bibliography includes 127 articles 25 book chapters 156 abstracts. Dr. Goodman's research interests encompass PET and SPECT radiotracer development of oncology, brain and heart agents. has resulted in the translation of the first reported synthetic amino alicyclic acid radiolabeled with the PET radioelement fluorine-18 for imaging both intracranial tumors and prostate cancer in patients. In applied research Dr. Goodman's interests include the development of automated devices to facilitate the use of new radiotracers in clinical medicine. He has been an invited speaker at several national symposiums including Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, Brigham Hospital, Boston MA , M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Invited Professor, University of Nebraska School of Medicine, Omaha Invited Professor and internationally at American Chemical Society 206 th National Meeting, Chicago Illinois, International Society of Isotopically Labelled Compounds, 5 th International Symposium, Strasbourg, France, International Society of Isotopically Labelled Compounds, 7 th International Symposium, Dresden, Germany, International Society of Isotopically Labelled Compounds, 8 th International Symposium, Boston, MA, USA,Fifth International Symposium on Radiohalogen Chemistry, Whistler, Canada. 44 Th. Japanese Society of Nuclear Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

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Orman Simpson

Orman Simpson

Adminstrator
Center for Systems Imaging

Contracts
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Orman serves as the principal non-physician manager responsible for all of the Center's clinical and research business activities and administrative services. In this role, he assists the program directors, faculty, staff and users in successfully developing, promoting, implementing, and achieving the Center's strategic plans for research growth and translational applications of advanced imaging technology in neuroscience, oncology, predictive health, and other interdisciplinary domains. Orman works closely with the Center's Director, Dr. Meltzer, to manage the operational, financial, and administrative components of the Center.

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