22nd EURADOS Webinar: Dosimetry for Radiopharmaceuticals in Therapy and AI ApplicationsAll information
Starting time: 15:00 CEST
Nuclear medicine is a specialized discipline of medicine administering radionuclides and compounds to diagnose and treat various diseases and cancers. There are about 35 million patients worldwide, of which 9 million in Europe, receiving nuclear medical procedures every year. Advanced molecular imaging technologies, such as PET and SPECT, together with CT and MRI are able to detect tumors and diseases online for further treatment. In addition to the benefit of the treatments, the radiation dose is a fundamental quantity for radiation protection, risk assessment and treatment planning to the patients, medical staff and the public, and the environment. EURADOS has many years of experience about the radiation protection in medicine; and EURADOS has embarked on several projects with other nuclear medicine associations since its establishment in the 1980s’. As a result of the EURADOS strategic research agenda 2020, the nuclear medicine dosimetry was identified and put as a solid and independent challenge parallel to the radiation therapy and medical imaging dosimetry for the next decades. Concurrently, radiopharmaceutical therapy in nuclear medicine is undergoing a renaissance and the EC Directive 2013/59/Euratom states in article 56 that exposures of target volumes in nuclear medicine treatments shall be individually planned. The new established EURADOS pilot group aims to develop patient dosimetry methods and monitoring radiation exposure and engage in radiation protection in the nuclear medicine research field together with international and European associations. Based on the EURADOS strengths in radiation dosimetry, this group invited four esteemed professors in the medical physician, medical physical and computer scientific field to guide us in the direction of dosimetry of radiopharmaceutical therapy and application of artificial intelligence in the quickly developed nuclear medicine field.
- Weibo Li: Introduction of the pilot group and the webinar
- Wolfgang Weber: Dosimetry – A view from a physician
- George Sgouros: The rationale for dosimetry in radiopharmaceutical therapy
- Habib Zaidi: The promise of AI in nuclear medicine imaging
- Kuangyu Shi: AI for dosimetry-guided personalized radiopharmaceutical therapy
This webinar is organised by EURADOS Pilot Group "Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine"
Chair EURADOS Pilot Group "Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine", Federal Office of Radiation Protection, Germany
Dr. Li is a scientific officer at the Federal Office of Radiation Projection (BfS), Germany. He received PhD in Physics from Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2002. From 1997 to 2022, he worked for Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU) (formerly GSF) and there he was leading a work group on “Optimization of Radiation Applications in Medicine”. From 2022, he is leading the EURADOS Pilot Group of "Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine". Dr. Li is EURADOS liaison of EANM Dosimetry Committee. He is also coordinator of the task “Internal Microdosimetry” in EURADOS Working Group 7. Dr. Li has experiences in simulation of radiation DNA damages, in biokinetic modelling and internal dosimetry and in uncertainty and global sensitivity analysis in radiation medicine dosimetry. He has authored more than one hundred of scientific papers. He is Editorial Board Member of Radiation Medicine and Protection (Online ISSN: 2666-5557).
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Professor Wolfgang Weber is full Professor and the chair of Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technical University of Munich (TUM). From 2013-2018 he was Chief of Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA. From 2013-2018 he was Professor of Radiology of Weill Cornell University, New York, USA. From 2007-2013 he held the Professor and Chair at Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany. From 2004-2007 he was Associate Professor of Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles. From 1998-2003, Professor Weber was attending physician at Department of Nuclear Medicine, Technical University of Munich. From 1986-1998, he had the medical training at the Technical University of Munich and residency in Nuclear Medicine. Professor Weber is holding the following memberships:
2023-today German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina)
2020-today Associate Editor, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine
2016-today Associate Editor, Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Radiologic Physics Division, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Dr. Sgouros is Professor and Director of the Radiological Physics Division in the Department of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine. He received his PhD from Cornell University, Biophysics Dept, completed his post-doc at Memorial Hospital Medical Physics Dept. He is author on more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters and review articles. He is recipient of the SNMMI Saul Hertz Award for outstanding achievements and contributions in radionuclide therapy and a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He is a member of the Medical Internal Radionuclide Dose (MIRD) Committee of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), which he chaired 2008-2019. He has chaired a Dosimetry & Radiobiology Panel at a DOE alpha-emitters workshop and also an ICRU report committee for ICRU guidance document No. 96. Dr. Sgouros is a former chair (2015-2017) of the NIH study section on Radiation Therapeutics and Biology (RTB). Dr. Sgouros is also founder and principal of Rapid, a dosimetry and imaging services and software products start-up in support of radiopharmaceutical therapy.
Geneva University Hospital and Medical School of Geneva University, Switzerland
Professor Habib Zaidi is Chief physicist and head of the PET Instrumentation & Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital and faculty member at the medical school of Geneva University. He is also a Professor at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark) and Óbuda University (Hungary). His research is supported by the Swiss National Foundation, the European Commission, private foundations and industry (Total 10M+ US$) and centers on hybrid imaging instrumentation (PET/CT and PET/MRI), computational modelling and radiation dosimetry and deep learning. He was guest editor for 13 special issues of peer-reviewed journals and serves on the editorial board of leading journals in medical physics and medical imaging. He has been elevated to the grade of fellow of the IEEE, AIMBE, AAPM, IOMP, AAIA and the BIR. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized by his peers since he is a recipient of many awards and distinctions among which the prestigious (100’000$) 2010 Kuwait Prize of Applied Sciences (known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize). Prof. Zaidi has been an invited speaker of over 160 keynote lectures and talks at an International level, has authored over 390 peer-reviewed articles (h-index=75, >20,000+ citations) in prominent journals and is the editor of four textbooks.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
Prof. Kuangyu Shi is the Chief Medical Physicist and Head of the Lab for Artificial Intelligence and Translational Theranostics at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland. Additionally, he is a senior scientist at the Chair for Computer-aided Medical Procedure, School of Computation, Information & Technology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He did his Master and PhD at Max-Planck Institute for Informatics (2003-2008), Germany. Then he moved to Dept. Nuclear Medicine, Technical University of Munich for postdoctoral research and worked as subgroup leader from 2012 to 2018. On May 2018 he completed habilitation at Dept. Informatics, Technical University of Munich. His research focuses on developing artificial intelligence and computational modeling methods for nuclear medicine imaging and therapy and interpreting the results to the underlying pathophysiology by designing corresponding in vivo and ex vivo experiments. His work has been recognized with the young investigator award of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Roger Perez Award of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM). He is currently a member of the physics committee of EANM, Task Group 36 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), and serves as an associate editor or member of the editorial board of EJNMMI Physics, Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging, IEEE TRPMS, EJNMMI Research, and Nuklearmedizin.