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Robert F. Dannals, Ph.D.

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Director, PET Center

Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Research Interests: Single photon emission-computed tomography; Radiotracers for positron emission tomography; PET imaging

Background

Dr. Robert F. Dannals is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science.

Dr. Dannals is well-known for his pioneering research in the development of short-lived radiotracers for positron emission tomography and single photon emission-computed tomography.

Dr. Dannals received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in from Johns Hopkins University. He also earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Johns Hopkins. Dr. Dannals joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1981.

He is a past president of the Society of Nuclear Imaging in Drug Development and a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the American Chemical Society. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Labeled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals and is a reviewer for several professional journals, including the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and the International Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Biology. Dr. Dannals is the author of more than 22 book chapters and 160 scientific papers.

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Titles

  • Director, PET Center
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Dannals’ research examines the effectiveness of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in detecting cancer and other diseases. Dr. Dannals is well-known for his pioneering research in the development of short-lived radiotracers for positron emission tomography and single photon emission-computed tomography.

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • Society of Nuclear Medicine

Professional Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Labeled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Biology
  • Reviewer, Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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