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2011 Image of the Year

Posted 3:16 PM, June 10, 2011, by jaruiz

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Andrew Quon, MD, assistant professor of radiology and chief of clinical PET/CT for the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS), and lead author of the study, "F18 NaF PET/CT of Cervical Spine Fixation Hardware," has received the Society of Nuclear Medicine's (SNM) 2011 Image of the Year Award. His image was selected from more than 1,800 studies presented at the 58th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr. Quon's 2011 Image of the Year illustrates the ability of positron emission tomography/computer tomography (PET/CT) scans to "identify abnormal bone reaction in patients who have received spinal fixation hardware implants" (from the June 6, 2011 SNM press release: "SNM 2011 Image of the Year: F-18-NaF PET/CT Evaluation of Cervical Spine Fixation Hardware").

To read more, please access the following articles: "SNM's Image of the Year Highlights Non-Oncology Utility" and "SNM's Image of the Year: PET/CT of Cervical Spine Hardware."

Quon_100.gif Andrew Quon, MD, is currently the chief of the PET/CT Clinical Service. Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Quon was a clinical staff physician at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center (UCLA). He earned his BA in biology from the University of California, Berkeley, (UCB), before entering medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After receiving his MD, Dr. Quon went on to complete his residency in nuclear medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center (UCLA). His research projects include investigations into the use of translational imaging agents, such as 18F-5FU, 18F-FLT, and 18F-NaF. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles on his research. In addition to the Walter Wolf Award, Dr. Quon's many honors include a 2007 Journal of Nuclear Medicine Scientific Paper of the Year Award as well as a 2006 AuntMinnie Scientific Paper of the Year.

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