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Tinsu Pan, Ph.D., DABR, ABSNM

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Dynamic imaging of tumor motion with PET/CT and cone beam CT
  • Cardiac imaging with PET/CT

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1991 The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, PHD, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1985 National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, MS, Electrical Engineering
1983 National Tsing-Hua University, Hsin-Chu, BS, Electrical Engineering

Board Certifications

2007 American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Physics
1996 American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
Member, 1992-present
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Member, 2004-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Pan T, Sun X, Luo D. Improvement of the cine-CT based 4D-CT imaging. Med Phys 34(11):4499-503, 11/2007. PMID: 18072515.
2. Gould KL, Pan T, Loghin C, Johnson N, Guha A, Sdringola S. Frequent diagnostic errors in cardiac PET-CT due to misregistration of CT attentuation and emission PET images: a definite analyis of causes, consequences and corrections. J Nuc Med (*Cover Illustration) 48:1112-1121, 2007.
3. Pan T, Mawlawi O, Luo D, Liu HH, Chi PC, Mar MV, Gladish G, Truong M, Erasmus J, Jr, Liao Z, Macapinlac HA. Attenuation correction of PET cardiac data with low-dose average CT in PET/CT. Med Phys (cited by 28 articles) 33:3931-3938, 10/2006. PMID: 17089855.
4. Pan T, Mawlawi O, Nehmeh SA, Erdi YE, Luo D, Liu HH, Castillo R, Mohan R, Liao Z, Macapinlac HA. Attenuation correction of PET images with respiration-averaged CT images in PET/CT. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine 46(9):1481-1487, 2005.
5. Pan T. Comparison of helical and cine acquisitions for 4D-CT imaging with multislice CT. Medical Physics 32(2):627-634, 2005.
6. Rietzel E, Pan T, Chen GTY. Four-dimensional computed tomography: imaging formation and clinical protocol. Med. Phys 32(4):874-889, 2005.
7. Pan T, Lee TY, Rietzel E and Chen GTY. 4D-CT imaging of a volume influenced by respiratory motion on multi-slice CT. Med. Phys 31(2):333-340, 2004.
8. Nehmeh SA, Erdi YE, Pan T, Pevsner A, Rosenzweig KE, York E, Mageras GS, Schoder H, Vernon P, Squire O, Mostafavi H, Larson SM, Humm JL. Four-dimensional (4D) PET/CT imaging of the thorax. Med. Phys 31(12):3179-3186, 2004.
9. Nehmeh SA, Erdi YE, Pan T, York E, Mageras GS, Rosenzweig KE, Schoder H, Mostafavi H, Squire O, Pevsner A, Larson SM, Humm JL. Quantitation of respiratory motion during 4D-PET/CT acquisition. Med. Phys 31(6):1333-1338, 2004.
10. Erdi YE, Nehmeh SA, Pan T, Pevsner A, Rosenzweig KE, Mageras GS, York E, Schoder H, Hsiao W, Squire OD, Vernon P, Ashman JB, Mostafavi H, Larson SM, Humm JL. The CT motion quantitation of lung lesions and its impact on PET-measured SUVs. J. Nuc. Med 45(8):1287-1292, 2004.

Last updated: 3/6/2013