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    University of Washington

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  • Biography

    Vice Chair for Research and Professor of Radiology 

    Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering and Physics

    University of Washington 

    Head of the Imaging Research Laboratory 

    Director of PET/CT Physics, UW Medical Center 

    Paul Kinahan received BASc and MASc degrees in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia, and his PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. From there he became an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh where he was a member of the team that developed the first PET/CT scanner. In 2001 he moved to the University of Washington. He has served in several capacities for the IEEE, SNM, RSNA, and AAPM. He has served as the chair of the SNM Computer and Instrumentation Council, the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine, and the Executive Committee of the Quantitative Imaging Network. He is currently a member of the Science Council of the AAPM, co-chair of the RSNA Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) Nuclear Medicine Modality group, and co-Director of the ACRIN PET/CT core laboratory. In 2012 he co-founded PET/X LLC, a startup company with the goal of accelerating the developent of imaging systems that guide the best selection of cancer therapy