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Edition #2: Simon Cherry

In this episode we discuss (and learn a lot about!) positronium imaging with the co-inventor of Total Body PET, Simon Cherry. We talk about the physics behind positronium formation, and how it might provide further biological information than standard positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. We learnt about Simon’s journey that led him to change the field of (clinical) PET imaging and what new innovations he has up his sleeve… and if you are looking for an area of research just waiting to be explored – listen carefully!

Selected publication:

Positronium imaging with the novel multiphoton PET scanner
P Moskal, K Dulski, N Chug, C Curceanu, E Czerwiński, M Dadgar, +30, and W. Wislicki. Sci Adv. 2021 Oct 15;7(42):eabh4394. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abh4394. Epub 2021 Oct 13.

About the Guest

Simon R. Cherry is a biomedical engineer, and a Distinguished Professor at University of California, Davis. The Cherry lab investigates new technologies and instrumentation techniques in the field of nuclear and optical imaging. Areas of active research include the development of new and improved imaging technologies, the design of novel contrast agents and imaging probes and their application in molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. Simon is the co-inventor of the “EXPLORER” scanner: a high sensitivity, total-body PET system with a 2 meter axial field-of-view. 

Edition #1: Jolanda de Vries

Selected publication:

In vivo imaging of nanoparticle-labeled CAR T cells
by L. Kiru, A. Zlitni, A.M. Tousley +9, and H.E. Daldrup-Link.

Jolanda is head of the Department of Tumor Immunology at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences. Her main focus of research is on dendritic cell (DC) biology and on translational immunology. She belongs to the pioneers that translated dendritic cell biology into clinical practice. The first clinical phase I/II studies in which cancer patients were vaccinated with DC loaded with tumor-specific peptides date back to 1997. 

Edition #0
& how the idea grow: Bertrand Tavitian

When we recorded an interview with Bertrand on Zoom and watched it afterwards, it became quite obvious that it was… a podcast format! No one wants to sit in front of the screen where there is nothing to see but so much to hear. Thus, enjoy the 6-minutes birth of the ESMI Podcast:

selected publication:

18F-FDG brain PET hypometabolism in patients with long COVID
by E. Guedj et al.

“I go for the unexpected or expected but not done before and then – little by little – you start getting excited (…)”

Download/listen to INTERVIEW
ESMI Podcast #1

Bertrand Tavitian is Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging. He is the Director of the Imaging Research Laboratory at the University of Paris.

Bertrand is one of the founding fathers of the ESMI and its first President. With his dedication for imaging science, his enthusiasm, and admirable curiosity that goes far beyong “his” field of expertise, Bertrand is an inspiration and mentor for so many scientists in the field.

Edition #2

Guest

Simon Cherry, UC Davis

Selected publication

Positronium imaging with the novel multiphoton PET scanner
P Moskal, K Dulski, N Chug, C Curceanu, E Czerwiński, M Dadgar, +30, and W. Wislicki (Kraków, Poland).

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P. Moskal, K. Dulski, N. Chug, C. Curceanu, E. Czerwiński, M. Dadgar, +30, and W. Wislicki. Positronium imaging with the novel multiphoton PET scanner. Sci Adv. 2021 Oct 15;7(42):eabh4394.

Edition #1 | 09/2022

Guest

Jolanda de Vries, Nijmegen

Selected Publication

In vivo imaging of nanoparticle-labeled CAR T cells by L. Kiru, A. Zlitni, A.M. Tousley +9, and H.E. Daldrup-Link

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Kiru L, Zlitni A, Tousley AM, Dalton GN, Wu W, Lafortune F, Liu A, Cunanan KM, Nejadnik H, Sulchek T, Moseley ME, Majzner RG, Daldrup-Link HE. In vivo imaging of nanoparticle-labeled CAR T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Feb 8;119(6):e2102363119.

Edition #0

Guest

Bertrand Tavitian, Paris

Selected Publication

18F-FDG brain PET hypometabolism in patients with long COVID
by E. Guedj et al.

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Guedj E, Campion JY, Dudouet P, Kaphan E, Bregeon F, Tissot-Dupont H, Guis S, Barthelemy F, Habert P, Ceccaldi M, Million M, Raoult D, Cammilleri S, Eldin C. 18F-FDG brain PET hypometabolism in patients with long COVID. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2021 Jan 26:1–11.