Anna Celler

PhD, University of Warsaw
Department of Radiology

Anna Celler is a professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, Canada. She is also the Head of the Medical Imaging Research Group (MIRG), associated with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Simon Fraser University and an Associate Member at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, UBC. Dr. Celler’s main expertise is in nuclear and medical physics, quantitative and dynamic image reconstruction and analysis, dosimetry for radionuclide therapies, cyclotron production of medical radioisotopes and use of sophisticated mathematics in different aspects of imaging. She is the author of more than 350 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and book chapters and serves on many committees and review boards.

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Exploratory Workshops, Anna Celler, 2002

Anna Celler

Extending the scope of standard tomographic medical imaging to allow investigation of temporal changes related to the function of the living organism and its physiological processes is the goal of dynamic single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). SPECT is a powerful and relatively inexpensive technique, widely available in clinics, but only in a static form. To be able to do this in a dynamic manner would greatly enhance the potential of SPECT in both clinical and research environments.

The proposed dynamic SPECT workshop will allow members of the Vancouver Medical Imaging Research Group and its collaborators (the "core" group), as well as key researchers from other laboratories, to meet, share experiences, discuss problems and compare different approaches and results of studies. The workshop participants will represent the following disciplines: medicine, radiopharmacy, medical physics, mathematics, computer science.