Clinical Focus

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Medicine (2012)
  • Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2011) PA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology (2010)
  • Residency: Hahnemann University Hospital (2010) PA
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2007) PA
  • Internship: Greater Baltimore Medical Center (2006) MD
  • Medical Education: Topiwala National Medical College, University of Mumbai (2002) India

Clinical Trials

  • Study Evaluating Zr-Panitumumab for Assessment of Suspected Metastatic Lesions on 18F-FDG-PET/CT in Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Not Recruiting

    The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic utility of 89Zr-panitumumab to identify metastatic lesion(s) in subjects with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial. For more information, please contact Roan C Raymundo, BS, 650-721-4071.

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All Publications

  • SPECT at the speed of PET: a feasibility study of CZT-based whole-body SPECT/CT in the post 177Lu-DOTATATE and 177Lu-PSMA617 setting. European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging Song, H., Ferri, V., Duan, H., Aparici, C. M., Davidzon, G., Franc, B. L., Moradi, F., Nguyen, J., Shah, J., Iagaru, A. 2023


    To evaluate the feasibility of using the StarGuide (General Electric Healthcare, Haifa, Israel), a new generation multi-detector cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT)-based SPECT/CT, for whole-body imaging in the setting of post-therapy imaging of 177Lu-labeled radiopharmaceuticals.Thirty-one patients (34-89 years old; mean ± SD, 65.5 ± 12.1) who were treated with either 177Lu-DOTATATE (n=17) or 177Lu-PSMA617 (n=14) as part of standard of care were scanned post-therapy with the StarGuide; some were also scanned with the standard GE Discovery 670 Pro SPECT/CT. All patients had either 64Cu-DOTATATE or 18F-DCFPyL PET/CT prior to first cycle of therapy for eligibility check. The detection/targeting rate (lesion uptake greater than blood pool uptake) of large lesions meeting RECIST 1.1 size criteria on post-therapy StarGuide SPECT/CT was evaluated and compared to the standard design GE Discovery 670 Pro SPECT/CT (when available) and pre-therapy PET by two nuclear medicine physicians with consensus read.This retrospective analysis identified a total of 50 post-therapy scans performed with the new imaging protocol from November 2021 to August 2022. The StarGuide system acquired vertex to mid-thighs post-therapy SPECT/CT scans with 4 bed positions, 3 min/bed and a total scan time of 12 min. In comparison, the standard GE Discovery 670 Pro SPECT/CT system typically acquires images in 2 bed positions covering the chest, abdomen, and pelvis with a total scan time of 32 min. The pre-therapy 64Cu-DOTATATE PET takes 20 min with 4 bed positions on GE Discovery MI PET/CT, and 18F-DCFPyL PET takes 8-10 min with 4-5 bed positions on GE Discovery MI PET/CT. This preliminary evaluation showed that the post-therapy scans acquired with faster scanning time using StarGuide system had comparable detection/targeting rate compared to the Discovery 670 Pro SPECT/CT system and detected large lesions defined by RECIST criteria on the pre-therapy PET scans.Fast acquisition of whole-body post-therapy SPECT/CT is feasible with the new StarGuide system. Short scanning time improves the patients' clinical experience and compliance which may lead to increased adoption of post-therapy SPECT. This opens the possibility to offer imaged-based treatment response assessment and personalized dosimetry to patients referred for targeted radionuclide therapies.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s00259-023-06176-6

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  • Confirmation of Ectopic Pancreatic Tissue: A Novel Use for 18F-Fluciclovine PET. Clinical nuclear medicine Keller, E. J., de Castro, C. M., Ghanouni, P., Shah, J. 2022


    ABSTRACT: This case features a 21-year-old woman with a history of ulcerative colitis who was incidentally found to have a para-jejunal mass when she presented with an ulcerative colitis flare. The mass was further characterized on MR enterography as most likely representing ectopic pancreatic tissue. Given the normal intense pancreatic uptake of 18F-fluciclovine, PET/CT was subsequently used to confirm that the mass represented ectopic pancreatic tissue.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/RLU.0000000000004134

    View details for PubMedID 35261353