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Arman Rahmim

Hennings 266

University of British Columbia, Canada


Professional biography:

Dr. Rahmim is Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics & Astronomy, Faculties of Medicine and Science at the University of British Columbia and Senior Scientist and Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist at BC Cancer Agency. He received his MSc in Condensed Matter Physics and PhD in Medical Imaging Physics at UBC. Following his doctoral studies, he was recruited by Johns Hopkins University (JHU) to lead the High Resolution Brain PET Imaging Physics Program and pursue research at the JHU Department of Radiology.

In 2018, he was recruited back to Vancouver where he conducts research in image generation and analysis, machine learning, radiomics and radionuclide therapy. He has published over 110 journal articles and 220 conference proceeding papers/abstracts, and has delivered more than 50 invited lectures worldwide. He has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator on a range of grants towards quantitative tomographic imaging, including translation to clinical applications.

Dr. Rahmim was elected as IEEE Senior Member in 2012, was awarded the John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in 2016, and was President of the Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences (PIDS) Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in 2018-19.

On February, 2019 Professor Rahmim was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2019-2022 by Head of Physics and Biomedical Engineering Department, TUMS School of Medicine.

10 Recent Publications:

  • Rahmim A, Lodge MA, Karakatsanis NA, Panin VY, Zhou Y, McMillan A, Cho S, Zaidi H,  Casey ME, Wahl RL .Dynamic whole-body PET imaging: principles, potentials and applications.  Euro. J. Nucl. Med. Mol. Imag., In Press, 2018.

  • Shojaeilangari S, Schmidtlein CR, Rahmim A, Ay MR. Recovery of missing data in partial geometry PET scanners: compensation in projection space versus image space. Med. Phys, In Press, 2018.

  • Ketabi A, Ghafarian P, Mosleh-Shirazi MA, Mahdavi SR, Rahmim A, Ay MR.  Impact of image reconstruction methods on quantitative accuracy and variability of FDG-PET volumetric and textural measures in solid tumors. Euro. Radiol., In Press, 2018.

  • Klyuzhin IS, Fu JF, Shenkov N, Rahmim A, Sossi V.  Use of generative disease models for analysis and selection of radiomic features in PET. IEEE Trans. Rad. Plas. Med. Sci., In Press, 2018.

  • Zhu Y, Jha AK, Wong DF, Rahmim A.  Image reconstruction in fluorescence molecular tomography with sparsity-initialized maximum-likelihood expectation maximization.  Biomed. Opt. Exp., vol. 9, pp. 3106-3121, 2018.

  • Lodge MA, Leal JP, Rahmim A, Sunderland JJ, Frey EC.  Measuring PET spatial resolution using a cylinder phantom positioned at an oblique angle.  J. Nucl. Med., In Press, 2018.

  • Salehi N, Rahmim A, Fatemizadeh E, Akbarzadeh A, Farahani MH, Farzanefar S, Ay MR. Cardiac contraction motion compensation in gated myocardial perfusion SPECT: A comparative study.  Physica Medica, vol. 49, pp. 77-82, 2018.

  • Ghadiri H, Fouladi MR, Rahmim A.  An analysis scheme for investigation of effects of various parameters on signals in acoustic-resolution photoacoustic microscopy of mice brain: a simulation study.  Frontiers in Biomed. Tech., vol. 4, pp. 59-69, 2018.

  • Lv W, Yuan Q, Wang Q, Ma J, Jiang J, Yang W, Feng Q, Chen W, Rahmim A, Lu L. Robustness versus disease differentiation when varying parameter settings in radiomics features: application to nasopharyngeal PET/CT.  Euro. Radiol., In Print, 2018.

  • Jha AK, Zhu Y, Arridge S, Wong DF, Rahmim A.  Incorporating reflection boundary conditions in the Neumann series radiative transport equation: application to photon propagation and reconstruction in diffuse optical imaging.  Biomed. Opt. Exp., vol. 9, pp. 1389-1407, 2018.