0402 South Hospital
Durham, NC 27710
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Research InterestsMy work focuses on PET imaging physics, including instrumentation, reconstruction, and image processing. We're working toward more quantitatively accurate PET, reduction in scan times and radiation dose in PET/CT, novel imaging devices for PET (and SPECT), and application of PET to more clinical and research needs. Positron Emission Tomography is now in widespread use as a clinical tool for oncology, neurology, and cardiology, and continues to be used as a research tool in these areas.
Wilson, JM; Turkington, TG. TOF-PET small-lesion image quality measured over a range of phantom sizes. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2013;60:1589-1595.
Higgins, KA; Hoang, JK; Roach, MC; Chino, J; Yoo, DS; Turkington, TG; Brizel, DM. Analysis of pretreatment FDG-PET SUV parameters in head-and-neck cancer: tumor SUVmean has superior prognostic value. International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics. 2012;82:548-553. Abstract
Wilson, JM; Lokitz, SJ; Turkington, TG. Development of a fillable, tapered PET/CT phantom. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2011;58:651-659.
Wilson, JM; Ross, SG; Deller, T; Asma, E; Manjeshwar, R; Turkington, TG. A phantom study of regularized image reconstruction in PET. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. 2010;3661-3665.
Turkington, TG; Wilson, JM. Attenuation artifacts and time-of-flight PET. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. 2009;2997-2999.
Chin, BB; Green, ED; Turkington, TG; Hawk, TC; Coleman, RE. Increasing uptake time in FDG-PET: standardized uptake values in normal tissues at 1 versus 3 h. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2009;11:118-122. Abstract
Wilson, JM; Turkington, TG. Development of a PET protocol to equalize noise for PET/CT leg acquisitions. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. 2007;5:3246-3249.
Rose, JE; Behm, FM; Salley, AN; Bates, JE; Coleman, RE; Hawk, TC; Turkington, TG. Regional brain activity correlates of nicotine dependence. Neuropsychopharmacology (Nature). 2007;32:2441-2452. Abstract
Lokitz, SJ; Coleman, RE; Yoshizumi, TT; Toncheva, GI; Daigle, LT; Colsher, JG; Turkington, TG; IEEE, . CT Based Attenuation Correction for PET Brain Imaging. IEEE Conference Record - Nuclear Science Symposium & Medical Imaging Conference : IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium And Medical Imaging Conference. Proceedings. 3320-3325.
Rohren, EM; Turkington, TG; Coleman, RE. Clinical applications of PET in oncology. Radiology. 2004;231:305-332. Abstract
Turkington, TG. Introduction to PET instrumentation. Journal of nuclear medicine technology. 2001;29:4-11. Abstract
Laymon, CM; Turkington, TG; Gilland, DR; Coleman, RE. Transmission scanning system for a gamma camera coincidence scanner. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 2000;41:692-699. Abstract