Nuclear Medicine Program Area
Antonio Sastre, Ph.D.
This program supports the research and development of technologies and techniques
that create images out of the gamma-ray or positron (and resulting photon) emissions
from radioactive agents that are injected, inhaled, or ingested into the body and
then concentrate in specific biological compartments. Active areas supported include
the wedding of positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed
tomography (SPECT) to CT and/or to MRI; the design of higher spatial and temporal
resolution systems including the compensation of artifacts, improved reconstruction
algorithms and the development of new cameras, scintillators and collimators; new
approaches to increasing sensitivity and tracking/lowering radiation dose; lower
cost and portable systems and kits; and the synthesis and study of targeted radio-labeled
molecular probes, particularly multimodal, environmentally-sensitive and switchable
Relevant Study Sections
Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences (BTSS)
Biomedical Imaging Technology (BMIT)
Instrumentation and Systems Development (ISD)
Medical Imaging (MEDI)
Microscopic Imaging (MI)
Small Business Biomedical Imaging IRG (SBMI)
A complete listing of review groups and study sections can be found at the Center
for Scientific Review (http://cms.csr.nih.gov/PeerReviewMeetings/).
Program staff recommend that principal investigators include a cover letter listing
areas of scientific expertise needed to review the application and how the expertise
should be balanced (please do not include names), or potential study section assignments.
Questions may be directed to the program director mentioned above.
Last Updated On 11/22/2011