Prof. Abbas Alavi

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Abbas Alavi is Professor of Radiology and Neurology, as well as Director of Research Education in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania.Dr. Alavi is a physician-scientist specializing in the field of molecular imaging, most notably in the imaging modality of positron emission tomography (PET). In August 1976, he became the first to perform human PET studies of the brain and whole body using the radio tracer 18 Fluorodeoxyglucose.
Alavi is the recipient of many awards and distinctions among which are the highest distinctions in nuclear medicine: the Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the Cassen Prize of the Society of Nuclear Medicine. This prize is given to living scientists whose work has led to a major advance in basic or clinical nuclear medicine science. The de Hevesy Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine was given to Alavi for his pioneering work in the development of positron emission tomography.
Prof Alavi has been a major force in promoting nuclear imaging in Iran over the years and for us at the Shahid Beheshti University in the recent years. He is a sources of inspiration for many young doctors and scientists world wide.

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