Christiaan Schiepers, M.D., Ph.D.

(310) 983-1439

BOX 957370, 200MP, B114-59
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Positions & Affiliations:

Director, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology

Member, Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area, Santa Monica Nuclear Medicine Services, Thoracic Oncology Program

Research Description:

Metabolic imaging in oncology, focused on glucose utilization of tumors in-vivo. The role of PET/CT in staging of cancer and monitoring of therapy. Kinetic modeling is used for quantification of tracers in-vivo, e.g. F-18 FDG, F- 18 DOPA, F-18 FLT, O-15 Water, C-11 Acetate. Specifically, bone blood flow and fluoride influx rate are investigated with F-18 Fluoride in metabolic bone disorders and trauma.