SNMMII 2021 Annual Meeting Recap

Posted on June 2021

: The 2021 Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Annual Meeting was held virtually Friday, June 11th – Tuesday, June 15th. The SNMMI Annual Meeting is recognized as the premier educational, scientific, research, and networking event in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. It provides physicians, technologists, pharmacists, laboratory professionals, and scientists with an in-depth view of the latest research and development in the field as well as providing insights into practical applications for the clinic.

Many members of the Department of Radiology participated in and presented at the meeting. Read below to see the faculty, staff, and fellows who gave presentations during this year’s meeting. We are proud that UW was represented so well!

Oral Presentations:

  • Vivek Prabhakaran, MD, PhD and Alan McMillan, PhD: PiB-PET Imaging of Post-Operative Delirium
  • Tyler Bradshaw, PhD and Steve Cho, MD: Evaluation of large language models in natural language processing of PET/CT free-text reports
  • Kelley Salem, PhD and Amy Fowler, MD, PhD: Progesterone receptor mediated regulation of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in breast cancer
  • Petra Lovrec, MD; Tyler Bradshaw, PhD; Shane Wells, MD; Steve Cho, MD: PSMA-based 18F-DCFPyL PET/MRI for Prediction of Progression and Assessment of Response to Neo-Adjuvant Chemohormonal Therapy in Men with High-Risk Primary Prostate Cancer
  • Jonathan Ward Engle, PhD; Weibo Cai, PhD: ImmunoPET of CD146 in breast cancer metastatic models
  • Zachary T. Rosenkrans; Jeanine Batterton, PhD; Alan B. McMillan, PhD; Ali Pirasteh, MD, Reinier Hernandez:Targeting Activated Fibroblasts for non-invasive detection of Lung Fibrosis
  • Petra Lovrec, MD; Patrick Belson, MD; Shane Wells, MD; Steve Cho, MD; Metastatic Disease Response and Patterns of Recurrence in Men with High-Risk Prostate Cancer after Neo-Adjuvant Chemohormonal Therapy and Radical Prostatectomy utilizing PSMA-Targeted 18F-DCFPyL PET/CT
    • Petra Lovrec, MD was awarded the SNMMI Early Career Professional – Clinical Track – 3rd place Abstract Winner for this presentation, along with winning 2nd place in the Therapy Center of Excellence Young Investigator Awards.
  • Matthew G. Spangler-Bickell, PhD; Samuel A. Hurley, PhD; Ali Pirasteh, MD, Scott B. Perlman, MD, MS; Alan B. McMillan, PhD: Clinical Evaluation of Data-Driven Motion Corrected Reconstruction for PET Brain Imaging
  • Zachary Rosenkrans; Jonathan Ward Engle, PhD; Weibo Cai, PhD: Semiconducting polymers enhance Cerenkov radiation energy transfer for multimodal cancer theranostics
  • Zachary Rosenkrans; Jonathan Ward Engle, PhD: Bispecific INV721 antibody improves specific targeting in neuroblastoma to limit neuropathic pain
    • Zachary Rosenkrans was awarded third place in the Center for Molecular Imaging Innovation and Translation (CMIIT) Young Investigator Award Symposium.
  • Zachary Rosenkrans; Weibo Cai, PhD: Total-Body PET Imaging for up to 30 Days After Injection of Zr-Labeled Antibodies
    • Zachary Rosenkrans was awarded the Alavi-Mandell Award that recognizes outstanding contributions from young scientists to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, official journal of SNMMI.
  • Kevin Fan; Weibo Cai, PhD: Comparison of 18F-FDG PET/MR and PET/CT in the diagnosis of neck recurrence or metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer after operation
  • Steve Cho, MD: A Phase 3 study of 18F-DCFPyL-PET/CT in Patients with Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer (CONDOR): An Analysis of Disease Detection Rate and Positive Predictive Value (PPV) by Anatomic Region