Séminaire ETIS : Habib Zaidi

Titre du séminaire et orateur

Quantitative imaging biomarkers: Challenges and opportunities.

Habib Zaidi, Université de Genève.

Date et lieu

Mardi 11 juillet 2017, 11h.

ENSEA, salle du conseil.


This talk reflects the tremendous increase in interest in molecular and dual-modality imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MRI) as both clinical and research imaging modalities in the past decade. An overview of molecular mutli-modality medical imaging instrumentation as well as simulation, reconstruction, quantification and related image processing issues with special emphasis on quantitative analysis of nuclear medical images are presented. This talk aims to bring the biomedical image processing community a review on the state-of-the-art algorithms used and under development for accurate quantitative analysis in multimodality and multiparametric molecular imaging and their validation mainly from the developer’s perspective with emphasis on image reconstruction and analysis techniques. It will inform the audience about a series of advanced development recently carried out at the PET instrumentation & Neuroimaging Lab of Geneva University Hospital and other active research groups. Current and prospective future applications of quantitative molecular imaging are also addressed especially its use prior to therapy for dose distribution modelling and optimization of treatment volumes in external radiation therapy and patient-specific 3D dosimetry in targeted therapy towards the concept of image-guided radiation therapy.


Professor Habib Zaidi is 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 of Medical Physics at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor of Medical Physics and Molecular Imaging at the University of Southern Denmark. He is actively involved in developing imaging solutions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. He was guest editor for 10 special issues of peer-reviewed journals and serves as Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Radiology and member of the editorial board of Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine Communications, Clinical and Translational Imaging, Journal of Biomedical Imaging and other leading journals in medical imaging. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized by his peers and by the medical imaging community at large since he is a recipient of many awards and distinctions among which the prestigious 2003 Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award given by the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee of the IEEE, the 2004 Mark Tetalman Memorial Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the 2007 Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics given by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), the prestigious (100’000$) 2010 kuwait Prize of Applied sciences (known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize) given by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for "outstanding accomplishments in Biomedical technology", the 2013 John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award given by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the 2013 Vikram Sarabhai Oration Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, India (SNMI) and the 2015 Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award given by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Dr. Zaidi has been an invited speaker of over 110 keynote lectures and talks at an International level, has authored over 220 peer-reviewed journal articles in prominent journals and is the editor of three textbooks.