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S. Cheenu Kappadath

S. Cheenu Kappadath

Associate Member

Associate Professor

MDA CPB5.3325 (Unit 1352)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Imaging Physics

The research in my laboratory is directed at developing a systematic study of SPECT/CT acquisition and data analysis specifically for the development of quantitative uptake metrics associated with SPECT imaging. SPECT employs a plethora of radiopharmaceuticals that can be used to assess a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes. Development of quantitative SPECT for accessing response to therapy, for radionuclide therapy, and for new pharmaceutical development presents excellent high-impact opportunities for research with tremendous implications in the clinical environment.

Depending on the student’s interests, a tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience with clinical nuclear medicine instrumentation (gamma cameras, SPECT/CTs, non-imaging instrumentation), clinical SPECT/CT protocol development, SPECT/CT image generation, reconstruction evaluation techniques, volumetric image analysis, and Monte-Carlo simulation of SPECT acquisition systems.


MDACC Faculty

Kappadath Lab

Education & Training

PhD, University of New Hampshire, 1998

Research Opportunities


Faculty Development