Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences

The goal of research in nuclear medicine imaging sciences is to advance functional imaging technologies to non-invasively image and quantify the spatiotemporal distribution of physiological, cellular and molecular events and processes for biomedical, biological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pharmaceutical applications.

Nuclear emission imaging technology

  • radiation detector and signal processing
  • imaging systems, including PET, SPECT, and Gamma Camera
  • PET & SPECT methodology, data processing and analysis
  • three dimensional image reconstruction for PET, SPECT and CT
  • multi-modality imaging, e.g. PET/CT and PET/SPECT
  • small animal imaging (In vivo Biodistribution)
Yao, Rutao

Rutao Yao, PhD

Professor, Interim Chair

Phone: (716) 829-2585


Postdoctoral Associate.

Fang Han, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

Data Analysis and Algorithm Development (PET, SPECT, CT, and MRI)

  • query by image search of medical imaging databases
  • medical Imaging Informatics
  • physiological parameter estimates, (i.e. Blood Flow, Binding Potentials, etc.)
  • noise reduction methods
  • statistical analysis of imaging studies.
  • computer aided diagnostics
Wack, David

David Wack, PhD

Associate Professor

133 Parker Hall 3435 Main St. Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2648