Joel S. Karp

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Professor of Radiologic Physics in Radiology
Section Chief, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Radiology - Physics & Instrumentation Group
Sub-Core Director, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania PET/SPECT/CT, Small Animal Imaging Facility
Director, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Physics, Positron Emission Tomography Facility
Department: Radiology

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Radiology
Physics & Instrumentation Group
3620 Hamilton Walk
1st Floor John Morgan Building - Room #154
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6112
Office: 215-573-4998
Fax: 215-573-3880
Education:
B.S. (Physics)
State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1975.
Ph.D. (Physics)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Nuclear instrumentation and imaging, with an emphasis on Positron Emission Tomography.

Selected Publications

Surti S and Karp JS: "Impact of Event Positioning Algorithm on Performance of a Whole-Body PET Scanner Using One-to-One Coupled Detectors," Physics in Medicine and Biology 2(63): 055008 - 1-12, March 2018 - PubMed PMID: 29411709.

Krishnamoorthy S, Blankemeyer E, Mollet P, Surti S, Holen RV, and Karp JS: "Performance Evaluation of the MOLECUBES β-CUBE-A High Spatial Resolution and High Sensitivity Small animal PET Scanner Utilizing Monolithic LYSO scintillation Detectors," Physics in Medicine and Biology 63(15): 155013 - 1-12, July 2018.

Byrd D, Christopfel R, Arabasz G, Catana C, Karp JS, Lodge MA, Laymon C, Moros EG, Budzevich M, Nehmeh S, Scheuermann J, Sunderland J, Zhang J and Kinahan P: "Measuring Temporal Stability of Positron Emission Tomography Standardized Uptake Value Bias Using Long-Lived Sources in a Multicenter Network," J Med Imag 5(1), January 2018.

Cherry SR, Jones T, Karp JS, Qi J, Moses WW and Badawi RD: "Total-Body PET: Maximizing Sensitivity to Create New Opportunities for Clinical Research and Patient Care," J Nucl Med 59(1): 3-12, January 2018.

Panetta JV, Daube-Witherspoon ME and Karp JS: "Validation of Phantom-Based Harmonization for Patient Harmonization," Med Physics 44(7): 3534-3544, July - PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5508562 2017 - PubMedPMID: 28464372.

Scheuermann JS, Reddin JS, Opanowski A, Kinahan PE, Siegel BA, Shankar LK and Karp JS: "Qualification of NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers for Quantitative PET/CT Imaging in Clinical Trials," J Nucl Med 58: 1065-1071, July 2017 - PMCID: PMC5493007.

Viswanath V, Daube-Witherspoon ME, Schmall JP, Surti S, Werner ME, Muehllehner G, Geagan MJ, Perkins AE and Karp JS: "Development of PET for Total-Body Imaging," Acta Physica Polonica B 48(10): 1555-1566, October 2017.

Karp, JS and Surti, S.: "Reflections on Current Status and Future Prospects of Time-of-Flight Instrumentation," SNMMI PET Center of Excellence Newsletter October 2017.

Berker Y, Karp JS and Schulz V: "Numerical Algorithms for Scatter-to-Attenuation Reconstruction in PET: Empirical Comparison of Convergence, Acceleration, and the Effect of Subsets," IEEE TRPMS 1(5): 426-432, September 2017.

Li Y, Matej S, Karp JS and Metzler SD: "Model-Based Normalization of a Fractional-Crystal Collimator for Small-Animal PET Imaging," IEEE TRPMS 1(3): 262-267, March - PubMed PMID: 292705539; PMCID: PMC5733809 2017.

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Last updated: 11/02/2018
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