Bennett Chin, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology
Division: Nuclear Medicine
Address: Dept of Radiology
Durham, NC 27710
Office Phone: (919) 684-2711

Research Interests

Stem cells and Progenitor Cells; Single Photon Emission Tomography; Positron Emission Tomography; Small Animal Imaging; Oncologic Imaging; Cardiovascular Imaging; novel radiotracer development; drug development; translational imaging


Chin, BB; Hjelemand, A; Rich, J; Song, H; Lascola, C; Storms, R; McLendon, R; Reiman, R; Greer, KL; Metzler, SD; McDougald, D; Dai, D; Vaidyanathan, G. Synthesis and preliminary evaluation of n.c.a. iodoquine: a novel radiotracer with high uptake in cells with high ALDH1 expression. Current Radiopharmaceuticals. 2012;5:47-58. Abstract

Vaidyanathan, G; McDougald, D; Grasfeder, L; Zalutsky, MR; Chin, B. An alternative and expedient synthesis of radioiodinated 4-iodophenylalanine. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2011;69:1401-1406. Abstract

Vaidyanathan, G; Song, H; Affleck, D; McDougald, DL; Storms, RW; Zalutsky, MR; Chin, BB. Targeting aldehyde dehydrogenase: a potential approach for cell labeling. Nuclear Medicine and Biology. 2009;36:919-929. Abstract

Metzler, SD; Vemulapalli, S; Jaszczak, RJ; Akabani, G; Chin, BB. Feasibility of Whole-Body Functional Mouse Imaging Using Helical Pinhole SPECT. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2009; Abstract

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

Chin, BB; Metzler, SD; Lemaire, A; Curcio, A; Vemulapalli, S; Greer, KL; Petry, NA; Turkington, TG; Coleman, RE; Rockman, H; Jaszczak, RJ. Left ventricular functional assessment in mice: feasibility of high spatial and temporal resolution ECG-gated blood pool SPECT. Radiology. 2007;245:440-448. Abstract

Vemulapalli, S; Metzler, SD; Akabani, G; Petry, NA; Niehaus, NJ; Liu, X; Patil, NH; Greer, KL; Jaszczak, RJ; Coleman, RE; Dong, C; Goldschmidt Clermont, PJ; Chin, BB. Cell therapy in murine atherosclerosis: in vivo imaging with high-resolution helical SPECT. Radiology. 2007;242:198-207. Abstract

Chin, BB; Chang, PPL. Gastrointestinal malignancies evaluated with (18)F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology. 2006;20:3-21. Abstract

Metzler, SD; Jaszczak, RJ; Patil, NH; Vemulapalli, S; Akabani, G; Chin, BB. Molecular imaging of small animals with a triple-head SPECT system using pinhole collimation. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2005;24:853-862. Abstract

Chin, BB; Patel, P; Cohade, C; Ewertz, M; Wahl, R; Ladenson, P. Recombinant human thyrotropin stimulation of fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography uptake in well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2004;89:91-95. Abstract

Lee, JM; Zemans, RL; Hejazi, M; Chin, BB; Ladenson, PW; Caturegli, P. Modulation of thyroidal radioiodine uptake by theophylline. Experimental and Molecular Pathology. 2004;77:116-120. Abstract

Nakamoto, Y; Chin, BB; Cohade, C; Osman, M; Tatsumi, M; Wahl, RL. PET/CT: artifacts caused by bowel motion. Nuclear Medicine Communications. 2004;25:221-225. Abstract

Jacene, HA; Patel, PP; Chin, BB. 2-Deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose uptake in intercostal respiratory muscles on positron emission tomography/computed tomography: smokers versus nonsmokers. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2004;6:405-410. Abstract

Hammoud, D; Chin, B. False-positive ventilation-perfusion scan in a patient with a transplanted lung. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 2003;28:472-475. Abstract

Iyengar, S; Chin, B; Margolick, JB; Sabundayo, BP; Schwartz, DH. Anatomical loci of HIV-associated immune activation and association with viraemia. The Lancet. 2003;362:945-950. Abstract

Nakamoto, Y; Chin, BB; Kraitchman, DL; Lawler, LP; Marshall, LT; Wahl, RL. Effects of nonionic intravenous contrast agents at PET/CT imaging: phantom and canine studies. Radiology. 2003;227:817-824. Abstract

Chin, BB; Nakamoto, Y; Bulte, JWM; Pittenger, MF; Wahl, R; Kraitchman, DL. 111In oxine labelled mesenchymal stem cell SPECT after intravenous administration in myocardial infarction. Nuclear Medicine Communications. 2003;24:1149-1154. Abstract

Chin, BB; Wahl, RL. 18F-Fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the evaluation of gastrointestinal malignancies. Gut. 2003;52 Suppl 4:iv23-iv29. Abstract

Chin, BB; Nakamoto, Y; Kraitchman, DL; Marshall, L; Wahl, R. PET-CT evaluation of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose myocardial uptake: effect of respiratory motion. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2003;5:57-64. Abstract

Chin, BB; Patel, P; Hammoud, D. Combined positron emission tomography - computed tomography improves specificity for thyroid carcinoma by identifying vocal cord activity after laryngeal nerve paralysis. Thyroid. 2003;13:1183-1184. Abstract

Chin, BB; Patel, PV; Nakamoto, Y; Cohade, C; Osman, M; Marshall, LT; Wahl, RL. Quantitative evaluation of 2-deoxy-2-[18F] fluoro-D-glucose uptake in hepatic metastases with combined PET-CT: iterative reconstruction with CT attenuation correction versus filtered back projection with 68Germanium attenuation correction. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2002;4:399-409. Abstract

Kraitchman, DL; Chin, BB; Heldman, AW; Solaiyappan, M; Bluemke, DA. MRI detection of myocardial perfusion defects due to coronary artery stenosis with MS-325. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2002;15:149-158. Abstract

Bluemke, DA; Kraitchman, DL; Heldman, A; Chin, BB; Steinert, C. Optimal characterization of myocardial perfusion with AngioMARK. Academic Radiology. 2002;9 Suppl 1:S78. Abstract

Chin, BB; Lyengar, S; Sabundayo, BP; Schwartz, D. Standardized Uptake Values in 2-Deoxy-2-[18F]Fluoro-D-Glucose with Positron Emission Tomography. Clinical Significance of Iterative Reconstruction and Segmented Attenuation Compared with Conventional Filtered Back Projection and Measured Attenuation Correction. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2002;4:294-300. Abstract

Chin, BB; Esposito, G; Kraitchman, DL. Myocardial contractile reserve and perfusion defect severity with rest and stress dobutamine (99m)Tc-sestamibi SPECT in canine stunning and subendocardial infarction. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 2002;43:540-550. Abstract

Gerber, BL; Bluemke, DA; Chin, BB; Boston, RC; Heldman, AW; Lima, JAC; Kraitchman, DL. Single-vessel coronary artery stenosis: myocardial perfusion imaging with Gadomer-17 first-pass MR imaging in a swine model of comparison with gadopentetate dimeglumine. Radiology. 2002;225:104-112. Abstract

Zehr, KJ; Wong, CY; Chin, B; Ravert, HT; Dannals, RF; Hruban, RH; Wong, DF; Baumgartner, WA. Comparison of myocardial oxygen consumption using 11C acetate positron emission tomography scanning in a working and non-working heart transplant model. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. 2001;19:74-81. Abstract

Bloomgarden, DC; Fayad, ZA; Ferrari, VA; Chin, B; Sutton, MG; Axel, L. Global cardiac function using fast breath-hold MRI: validation of new acquisition and analysis techniques. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 1997;37:683-692. Abstract

Chin, BB; Bloomgarden, DC; Xia, W; Kim, HJ; Fayad, ZA; Ferrari, VA; Berlin, JA; Axel, L; Alavi, A. Right and left ventricular volume and ejection fraction by tomographic gated blood-pool scintigraphy. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 1997;38:942-948. Abstract

Chin, BB; Moshin, J; Bouchard, M; Berlin, JA; Araujo, LI; Alavi, A. Hemodynamic indices of myocardial dysfunction correlate with dipyridamole thallium-201 SPECT. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 1996;37:723-729. Abstract

Chin, BB; Zukerberg, BW; Buchpiguel, C; Alavi, A. Thallium-201 uptake in lung cancer. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 1995;36:1514-1519. Abstract