Imaging Science

Speaker: Raghuveer K. Halkar, MD
Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences,
Emory University School of Medicine

Topic: Imaging Science

Learning points:

  • Why and how to quantify image results
    Manual and automatic Region of Interests and Volume of interest (ROI and VOI)
  • Different Segmentation methods and edge detection
  • Difference between Partial volume effect and Finite resolution effect
  • Segmentation technique developed at Emory.
  • Describe the role of an interventional pulmonologist (IP)


Dr. Halkar is a board-certified Nuclear Medicine physician. He received the Marshall Brucer Award from the Southeastern Chapter of SNMMI in 2012 for his contributions to Nuclear Medicine. He served on the Board of Directors of the Intersocietal Accreditation Committee (IAC) and currently as site application reviewer for IAC. He also serves as a grant reviewer for DOD and NIH study sections.

Dr. Halkar completed his MD from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and MBBS from Bellary Karnataka University.

After completing residency training in India, he worked as a Nuclear Medicine physician in Kuwait cancer control center Kuwait for 8 years. Post this he came to Emory, completed his NM residency, and did a fellowship in Positron Emission Tomography at Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska.

Dr. Halkar has been an attending physician at Emory University Hospital since 1994 and Chief of Nuclear Medicine section of Grady Memorial Hospital since 2012.


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