Osama Mawlawi

PET/CT and PET/MR image formation, quantification and accuracy | Radionuclide dosimetry | Kinetic modeling

The research in his laboratory is directed at functional imaging using Positron Emission Tomography (PET). A strong interest lies in the factors affecting absolute quantification of PET images such as partial volume, scatter, and patient motion artifacts. Ongoing research is looking at novel techniques of image acquisition, correction and formation. Other interests lie in modeling the distribution of novel radiotracers to image specific biochemical processes such as metabolism, blood flow, receptor binding and expression.

A tutorial in his lab would provide the student with an in-depth experience of functional imaging using PET. Moreover, the student will get hands-on experience with image acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis software tools.


1999, PHD, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

1990, MS, Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnic University

1988, BE, Electrical Engineering, American University of Beirut

Honors & Awards

2017 President’s Recognition for Faculty Excellence - Excellence in Financial Stewardship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer

2014 President’s Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

2013 Fellow, American Association of Physicist in Medicine


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