Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science
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Todd Peterson, Ph.D.

Director of Nuclear Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, Chemical & Physical Biology

Contact Information

todd.e.peterson@vanderbilt.edu
(615) 322-2648

Interests

My research has two major thrusts: 1.) the development of high-resolution, multi-pinhole SPECT capabilities, and 2.) the use of CT, SPECT, and PET in preclinical research studies across a wide range of applications.

Projects

1.) We are developing novel semiconductor radiation detector technology for use in innovative multi-pinhole SPECT systems. 2.) We are involved in a number of collaborative projects in which we our role is to refine and validate image acquisition and analysis techniques to improve quantitative PET and SPECT capabilities.

Publications

Lin A, Kupinski MA, Peterson TE, Shokouhi S, Johnson LC. Task-based Design of a Synthetic-collimator SPECT System Used for Small-animal Imaging. Medical Physics 2018;45(7):295202963 DOI: 10.1002/mp.12952

Johnson LC, Ovchinnikov O, Shokouhi S, Peterson TE. Development of a Germanium Small-Animal SPECT System. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 2015;62(5):2036-2042 DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2015.2448673

Johnson LC, Shokouhi S, Peterson TE. Reducing multiplexing artifacts in multi-pinhole SPECT with a stacked silicon-germanium system: a simulation study. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2014;33(12):2342-2351 DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2014.2340251

Peterson TE and Furenlid LR. SPECT Detectors: the Anger Camera and beyond, Physics in Medicine and Biology 2011; 56:R145-R182

Tantawy MN, Peterson TE. Simplified [18F]FDG Image-Derived Input Function using the Left Ventricle, Liver, and One Venous Blood Sample. Molecular Imaging 2010;9(2):76-86