Publications

Theses

  1. Dr. Gregory Stortz (2016). "Development of a small animal MR compatible PET insert." (Doctoral Thesis). Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia.
  2. Graham Schellenberg (2015). "An algorithm for automatic crystal identification in pixelated scintillation detectors using thin plate splines and Gaussian mixture models." (Master's Thesis). Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba.
  3. Ehsan Shams (2014). "A slow control system with gain stabilization for a small animal MR-compatible PET insert." (Master's Thesis). Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, University of Manitoba.
  4. Chen-Yi Liu (2013). "Characterization of silicon photomultiplier readout designs for use in positron emission tomography systems." (Master's Thesis). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manitoba.
  5. Leonid Lamwertz (2013). "Data acquisition and real-time signal processing in positron emission tomography." (Master's Thesis). Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba.
  6. Dr. Fazal ur-Rehman (2012). "Design and development of detector modules for a highly compact and portable preclinical PET system." (Doctoral Thesis). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manitoba.
  7. Bryan McIntosh (2011). "Validation of a simulation model of intrinsic 176-Lu activity in LSO-based preclinical PET systems." (Master's Thesis). Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manitoba.

Journal Articles

Accepted and In Press

  1. Motwani, M., Leslie, W.D., Goertzen, A.L., Otaki, Y., Gerlach, Y., Germano, G., Berman, D. and Slomka, P., “Fully automated analysis of attenuation corrected SPECT for the long-term prediction of acute myocardial infarction.” Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. Available online 13 March 2017. (doi:10.1007/s12350-017-0840-0)
  2. Ko, J.H., Katako, A., Aljuaid, M., Goertzen, A., Borys, A., Hobson, D., Kim, S.M. and Lee, C.S., “Distinct brain metabolic patterns separately associated with cognition, motor function and aging in Parkinson’s Disease with dementia.” Accepted 19 August 2017 to Neurobiology of Aging. Manuscript ID NBA 17-399R2.
  3. Goertzen, A.L., Shrestha, R., Khan, M.S., Stortz, G., Bishop, D., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Thiessen, J.D., Thompson, C.J. and Sossi, V., “Data acquisition for a preclinical MR compatible PET insert using the OpenPET platform.” Accepted 14 August 2017 to IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences. (doi:10.1109/TRPMS.2017.2747407)
  4. Stortz, G., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Retiere, F., Schellenberg, G., Shams, E., Zhang, X., Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L.* and Sossi, V.* (*Co-equal senior author), “Performance of a PET insert for high resolution small animal PET/MR imaging at 7T.” Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (doi: 10.2967/jnumed.116.187666)

2017

  1. Targownik, L.E., Goertzen, A.L., Luo, Y. and Leslie, W.D., “Long term proton pump inhibitor use is not associated with changes in bone strength and structure.” The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 112:95-101, January 2017. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ajg.2016.481 | 10.1038/ajg.2016.481]], PMID: 27845341)

2016

  1. Schellenberg, G., Stortz, G. and Goertzen, A.L., “An algorithm for automatic crystal identification in pixelated scintillation detectors using thin plate splines and Gaussian mixture models.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 61(3):N90-N101, January 2016. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/61/3/N90; PMID: 26794058)
  2. Goertzen, A.L., Stortz, G., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Schellenberg, G., Shams, E., Sossi, V. and Thompson, C.J., “First results from a high-resolution small animal SiPM PET insert for PET/MRI imaging.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 63(5):2424-2433, October 2016. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2016.2576963, PMID: 26794058)
  3. Thiessen, J.D., Shams, E., Stortz, G., Schellenberg, G., Bishop, D., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Sossi, V., Thompson, C.J. and Goertzen, A.L., “MR-compatibility of a high-resolution small animal PET insert operating inside a 7T MRI.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 61(22):7934-7956, October 2016. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/61/7934, PMID: 27779126)
  4. Pathak, K.A., Goertzen, A.L., Nason, R.W., Klonisch, T. and Leslie, W.D., “A prospective cohort study to assess the role of FDG-PET in differentiating benign and malignant follicular neoplasms.” Annals of Nuclear Medicine. 12:27-31, December 2016. (doi: 10.1016/j.amsu.2016.10.008, PMID 27872746)

2015

  1. Stortz, G., Thompson, C.J., Retière, F., Goertzen, A.L., Kozlowski, P., Shams, E., Thiessen, J.D., Walker, M.D. and Sossi, V., “Characterization of a small animal PET detector block incorporating a digital photon counter array.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 62(3):732-739, June 2015. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2015.2414653)
  2. Luo, Y., Yang, H.J., Targownik, L., Goertzen, A. and Leslie, W.D., “A preliminary study of DXA and QCT derived femur cross-section stiffness.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, 775:415-419, July 2015. (doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.775.415)

2014

  1. Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Stortz, G., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Zhang, X., and Sossi, V., “Development of a PET scanner for simultaneously imaging small animals with MRI and PET.” Sensors. 14:14654-14671, August 2014. (doi: 10.3390/s140814654)
  2. Amaudruz, P.-A., Bishop, D., Gilhully, C., Goertzen, A.L., James, L., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Shams, E., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thiessen, J.D. and Thompson, C.J., “Pixelated Geiger-mode avalanche photo-diode characterization through dark current measurement.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61(3):1369-1375, June 2014. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2014.2319080)
  3. Liu, C.-Y. and Goertzen, A.L., “Multiplexing approaches for a 12 x 4 array of silicon photomultipliers.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61(1):35-43, February 2014. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2283872)
  4. ur-Rehman, F., Tai, Y.-C. and Goertzen, A.L., “Optical simulation of dual-ended readout of axially-oriented 100 mm long LYSO crystals for use in a compact PET system.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61(1):3-13, February 2014. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2283174)
  5. Dietz, B., Alexander, M., Elhami, E., Xiang, B., Deng, J., Wang, F., Chi, C., Goertzen, A.L., Mzengeza, S., Freed, D., Arora, R.C. and Tian, G., “New Software for Multimodal Image Registration with Application in Cell Tracking Studies.” Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy. 4(10), November 2014. (doi: 10.4172/2157-7633.1000239)

2013

  1. Muellauer, J., Willimayer, R., Goertzen, A.L., Wanek, T., Langer, O., Birkfellner, W. and Kuntner, C., “18F, 11C and 68Ga in small animal PET imaging. Evaluation of partial volume correction methods.” Nuklearmedizin. 52(6):250-261, December 2013. (doi: 10.3413/Nukmed-0578-13-04; PMID 24337014)
  2. Zhang, X., Stortz, G., Sossi, V., Thompson, C.J., Retière, F., Kozlowski, P., Thiessen, J.D. and Goertzen, A.L., “Development and evaluation of a LOR-based image reconstruction with 3D system response modeling for a PET insert with dual-layer offset crystal design.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 58:8379-8399, November 2013. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/23/8379; PMID 24217067)
  3. Elhami, E., Dietz., B., Xiang, B., Deng, J., Wang, F., Chi, C., Goertzen, A.L., Mzengeza, S., Freed, D., Arora, R.C. and Tian, G., “Assessment of three techniques for delivering stem cells to the heart using PET-MR imaging.” EJNMMI Research, 3:72, October 2013. (doi: 10.1186/2191-219X-3-72; PMID 24165377)
  4. Liu, C.-Y. and Goertzen, A.L., “Improved event positioning in a gamma ray detector using an iterative position-weighted centre of gravity algorithm.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 58(14):N189-N200, July 2013. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/14/N189; PMID 23798644)
  5. Stortz, G., Walker, M.D., Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L., Retière, F., Zhang, X., Thiessen, J.D., Kozlowski, P. and Sossi, V., “Characterization of a new MR compatible small animal PET scanner using Monte-Carlo simulations.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Sciences. 60(3):1637-1644, June 2013. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2256927)
  6. Goertzen, A.L., Zhang, X., McClarty, M.M., Berg, E.J., Liu, C.-Y., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Ryner, L., Sossi, V., Stortz, G. and Thompson, C.J., “Design and performance of a resistor multiplexing readout circuit for a SiPM detector.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 60(3):1541-1549, June 2013. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2251661)
  7. Thompson, C., Stortz, G., Goertzen, A., Berg, E., Retière, F., Kozlowski, P., Ryner, L., Sossi, V. and Zhang, X., ”Comparison of single and dual layer detector blocks for preclinical MRI-PET.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A. 702:56-58, February 21, 2013. (doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2012.07.062)

2012

  1. ur-Rehman, F., Tai, Y.-C. and Goertzen, A.L., “Use of systematic surface roughing to enhance the spatial resolution of dual-ended readout of axially-oriented 100 mm long LYSO crystals.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 57(24):N501-N512, November, 2012. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/57/24/N501; PMID: 23175166)
  2. Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L., Berg, E., Retière, F., Kozlowski, P., Ryner, L., Stortz, G. and Sossi, V., “Evaluation of high density pixilated crystal blocks with SiPM readout as candidates for PET/MR detectors in a small animal PET insert.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 59(5):1791-1797, October, 2012. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2012.2201958)
  3. Goertzen, A.L., Bao, Q., Bergeron, M., Blackemeyer, E., Blinder, S., Cañadas, M., Chatziioannou, A.F., Dinelle, K., Elhami, E., Jans., H.-S., Lage, E., Lecomte, R., Sossi, V., Surti, S., Tai, Y.-C., Vaquero, J.J., Vicente, E., Williams, D.A. and Laforest, R., “NEMA NU4-2008 comparison of preclinical PET systems.” Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 53:1300-1309, August, 2012. (doi: 10.2967/jnumed.111.099382; PMID: 22699999)
  4. Matheoud, R., Goertzen, A.L., Vigna, L., Della Monica, P., Sacchetti, G., Ducharme, J. and Brambilla, M., “Five-year experience of quality controls for a 3D LSO-based whole body PET/CT scanner: results and considerations.” Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics, 28(3):210-220, July 2012. (doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2011.07.002; PMID: 21784686)
  5. ur-Rehman, F. and Goertzen, A.L., “Calibration of dual-ended readout of axially oriented 100 mm long LYSO crystals for use in a compact PET system.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 59(3):561-567, June 2012. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2012.2191978).

Conference Records

2015

  1. Sun, H., Teimoorisichani, M., McIntosh, B., Zhang, G., Ingleby, H., Goertzen, A. and Pistorius, S., “Simultaneous estimation of the radioactivity distribution and electron density map from scattered coincidences in PET: A project overview.” Conference Proceedings of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 7-12 June, 2015, Toronto, Canada, p.150-153, Springer International Publishing. (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-19387-8_36)

2014

  1. Shams, E., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Khan, M.S., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thompson, C.J. and Goertzen, A.L., “Evaluation of performance and stability of an MR compatible PET detector.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seattle, WA, 8-15 November 2014. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2014.7431008)
  2. Schellenberg, G. and Goertzen, A.L., “Evaluation of SiPM photodetectors for use in phoswich detectors.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seattle, WA, 8-15 November 2014. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2014.7430858)
  3. Stortz, G., Retière, F., Goertzen, A.L., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Shams, E., Thiessen, J.D., Thompson, C.J. and Sossi, V., “Maximization of digital photon counter efficiency when using neighbor logic.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seattle, WA, 8-15 November 2014. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2014.7430852)

2013

  1. Goertzen, A.L., Thiessen, J.D., McIntosh, B., Simpson, M.J. and Schellenberg, J., “Characterization of a handheld gamma camera for intraoperative use for sentinel lymph node biopsy.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829332)
  2. Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Retière, F., Kozlowski, P., Stortz, G. and Sossi, V., “Measurement of energy and timing resolution of very highly pixelated LYSO crystal blocks with multiplexed SiPM readout for use in a small animal PET/MR insert.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829134)
  3. Thiessen, J.D., Jackson, C., O’Neill, K., Bishop, D., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thompson, C.J. and Goertzen, A.L., “Performance evaluation of SensL SiPM arrays for high-resolution PET.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829318)
  4. Shams, E., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thompson, C.J. and Goertzen, A.L., “A PET detector interface board and slow control system based on the Raspberry Pi.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829202)
  5. Zhang, X., Thompson, C.J., Thiessen, J.D. and Goertzen, A.L., “Simulation studies of a phoswich PET detector design with a two-fold improvement in spatial sampling.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013. (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2013.6829093)

Abstracts

2017

  1. Fox, M.S., Palmer, V.L., Schellenberg, G., Matwiy, J., King, S.B., Goertzen, A.L. and Thiessen, J.D., “First results from an MRI compatible small animal PET insert operating in a clinical 3T PET/MRI.” Poster presentation at the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ISMRM), Honolulu, HI, 22-27 April 2017.
  2. Van Elburg, D. and Goertzen, A.L., “Evaluation of double-sided adhesive tapes for scintillator coupling in positron emission tomography.” Oral presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, Ottawa, ON, 12-15 July 2017.
  3. Teimoorisichani, M. and Goertzen, A.L., “A simulation based study of the impact of the inter-layer scatter on spatial resolution in dual-layer offset scintillation arrays.” Oral presentation at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, Ottawa, ON, 12-15 July 2017.
  4. Leslie, W.D., Yang, S., Luo, Y., Goertzen, A.L. and Lix, L.M., “Fracture risk indices from DXA-based finite element analysis stratify indicent fracture risk independently from FRAX: The Manitoba BMD Registry.” Oral presentation at The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2017 Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 8-11 September 2017.
  5. Thompson, C.J., Cashman, E., Moreau, J. and Goertzen, A.L., “Comparison of various time pick-off techniques for ToF PET.” Poster presentation at the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, 21-28 October 2017.

2016

  1. Aljuaid, M., Hobson, D., Borys, A., Williams, K., Katako, A., Ryner, L., Goertzen, A., Ko, J.H., “The striatal dissociation between resting stage FDG PET and perfusion MRI in Parkinson’s patients receiving levodopa,” Canadian Association of Nuclear Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Halifax, NS, 21-24 April 2016.
  2. Goertzen, A.L., Buist, R., Herrera, S.L., King, S.B., Ko, J.H., Matwiy, J., Saunders, J., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Zhang, D. and Martin, M., “A custom RF coil for high resolution rat PET/MR imaging at 7T with a PET insert.” 5th Conference on PET/MR and SPECT/MR, Cologne, Germany, 23-25 May 2016. Oral Presentation 4-1.
  3. Yang, S., Leslie, W.D., Luo, Y., Goertzen, A.L., Ahmed, S., Ward, L.M and Lix, L.M., “Fracture Risk Indices from DXA-Based Finite Element Analysis Stratify Hip Fracture Better Than Femoral Neck BMD: A Cross-Sectional Validation Study.” American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ABSMR) 2016 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 16-19 September 2016.
  4. Teimoorisichani, M. and Goertzen, A.L., “Geometry optimization of dual-layer offset detectors for compact ring diameter PET systems.” IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Strasbourg, France, 29 October – 6 November 2016.
  5. Yang, S., Leslie, W.D., Luo, Y., Goertzen, A.L., Ahmed, S., Ward, L.M., Delubac, I. and Lix, L.M., “Fracture risk indices from DXA-based finite element analysis stratify hip fracture better than femoral neck BMD: A cross-sectional validation study.” Canadian Musculoskeletal Conference (CMB) 2016, Toronto, ON, 14-15 October 2016.

2015

  1. Thiessen, J.D., Shams, E., Stortz, G., Schellenberg, G., Bishop, D., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Sossi, V., Thompson, C.J. and Goertzen, A.L., “MRI compatibility of a high-resolution small animal PET insert operating inside a 7T MRI.” Oral presentation at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Program number: 0404, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 30 May – 5 June 2015.
  2. Targownik, L., Luo, Y., Goertzen, A.L., Slotboom, A. and Leslie, W.D., “Comparing bone structure and bone metabolism between long-term proton pump inhibitor users and non-users.” Oral Presentation at Digestive Diseases Week 2015, Washington, DC, 16-19 May 2015.
  3. Motwani, M., Leslie, W.D., Goertzen, A.L., Otaki, Y., Gerlach, J., Germano, G., Berman, D. and Slomka, P., “Fully automated analysis of attenuation corrected SPECT for prediction of acute myocardial infarction events.” Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 6-12 June 2015.
  4. Goertzen, A.L., Stortz, G., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Schellenberg, G., Shams, E., Sossi, V. and Thompson, C.J., “First results from a high-resolution small animal PET insert for PET/MRI imaging.” Oral presentation at the 4th Conference on PET/MR and SPECT/MR, Isola d’Elba, Italy, 17-20 May 2015. (doi: 10.1186/2197-7364-2-s1-a54)
  5. Luo, Y., Yang, H., Targownik, L., Goertzen, A. and Leslie, W.D., “A preliminary study of DXA and QCT derived femur cross-section stiffness.” 2nd International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Mechanical Automation (AMMA), Hong Kong, 19-20 April 2015.
  6. Luo Y, Yang H, Targownik L, Goertzen A, Leslie WD. “A preliminary study of DXA and QCT derived femur cross-section stiffness.” International Conference on Advances in Materials, Manufacturing and Applications, Trichy, India, 9-11 April 2015.
  7. Nykiforuk, C., Johnstone, D., Reid, R., Hrehorak, B., Merluza, J., Cheung, P., Kodihalli, S., Dupas, B., Leonhardt, M., Hoffman, H., Han, X., Saward, L, Goertzen, A., Jackson, M., Silverman, J., Gibbs, E. and Cashman, N., “Characterization of a Humanized Amyloid Βeta Oligomer Monoclonal Antibody (5E3) Under Preclinical Development for Passive Immunotherapy of Alzheimer’s Disease.” 2015 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, Washington, DC, 17-23 July 2015.
  8. Schellenberg, G.R., Stortz, G.F. and Goertzen, A.L., “An Algorithm for Automatic Flood Segmentation Using Thin Plate Splines and Gaussian Mixture Models.” 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, 31 October – 7 November 2015. Poster M5BP-75.
  9. Khan, M.S., Shrestha, R., Thompson, C.J., Stortz, G., Schellenberg, G., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Shams, E., Sossi, V., Thiessen, J. and Goertzen, A.L., “Initial Results and Experience with an OpenPET Data Acquisition Platform with SiPM Based Detectors for a PET/MR System.” 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, 31 October – 7 November 2015. Poster M5DP-32.
  10. Stortz, G., Khan, M.S., Thiessen, J.D., Zhang, X., Shams, E., Goertzen, A.L., Schellenberg, G., Thompson, C.J., Retière, F., Kozlowski, P. and Sossi, V., “First Simultaneous Images and Characterization of a Small Animal PET Insert for PET/MR Imaging.” 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, San Diego, CA, 31 October – 7 November 2015. Oral Presentation M6B2-7.

2014

  1. McIntosh, B., Fiege, J.D., Pistorius, S. and Goertzen, A.L., “Automated PET detector optimization with a genetic algorithm.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, 8-15 November 2014.
  2. Schellenberg, G.R. and Goertzen, A.L., “Evaluation of SiPM photodetectors for use in phoswich detectors.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, 8-15 November 2014.
  3. Stortz, G., Retière, F., Goertzen, A.L., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Shams, E., Thiessen, J.D., Thompson, C.J. and Sossi, V., “Maximization of digital photon counter efficiency when using neighbor logic.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, 8-15 November 2014.
  4. Shams, E., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Khan, M.S., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thompson, C.J. and Goertzen, A.L., “Evaluation of performance and stability of a MR compatible PET detector.” 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, 8-15 November 2014.

2013

  1. Stortz, G., Retière, F., Walker, M., Goertzen, A.L., Kozlowski, P., Thiessen, J.D., Thompson, C.J., Zhang, X. and Sossi, V., “Characterization of count loss and energy resolution of a finely pixilated detector block using a digital silicon photomultiplier array.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013.
  2. McIntosh, B., Goertzen, A.L. and Pistorius, S., “Simulation guided development of a dual-layer LaBr3:Ce/LSO PET detector.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013.
  3. Reilhac, A., Goertzen, A.L., Biosson, F., Wimberley, C., Callaghan, P., Parmar, A., Zahra, D., Hamze, H. and Grégoire, M.-C., “PET-SORTEO: A NEMA NU 4-2008 validated Monte Carlo simulation platforms for the Siemens preclinical scanners.” 2013 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seoul, South Korea, 27 October – 2 November, 2013.
  4. Elhami, E., Dietz, B., Xiang, B., Wang, F., Deng, J., Goertzen, A.L., Mzengeza, S., Freed, D., Arora, R. and Tian, G., “Assessment of cell delivery in cardiac stem cell therapy using PET-MR imaging.” Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2013 Annual Meeting, Publication Number 1634, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 8-12 June 2013.
  5. Thiessen, J.D., Berg, E., Liu, C.-Y., Bishop, D., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thompson, C.J., Zhang, X. and Goertzen, A.L., “MR-Compatibility of a SiPM-based PET detector module using HDMI for readout and power supply.” 21st Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20-26 April 2013.