Habib Zaidi

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Switzerland

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Habib Zaidi (2016-01-24)

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PET, multimodality molecular imaging, quantitative analysis

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Habib Zaidi (2013-12-25)

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PinLab web site

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Habib Zaidi (2013-12-25)

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Biography

Habib Zaidi is Chief Physicist and head of the PET Instrumentation & Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital and faculty member at the medical school of Geneva University. He is also a Professor of Medical Physics at the University Medical Center of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor of Medical Physics and Molecular Imaging at the University of Southern Denmark (Odense, Denmark). He received a Ph.D. and habilitation (PD) in medical physics from Geneva University for dissertations on Monte Carlo modelling and quantitative analysis in positron emission tomography. Dr. Zaidi is actively involved in developing imaging solutions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and clinical diagnosis in addition to lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate courses on medical physics and medical imaging. His research is supported by the Swiss National Foundation (Total 4.3 M) and centres on modelling medical imaging systems (PET and CT) using the Monte Carlo method, dosimetry, image correction, reconstruction, quantification and kinetic modelling techniques in emission tomography as well as statistical image analysis in molecular brain imaging, and more recently on novel design of dedicated high-resolution PET and combined PET-MR scanners. He was guest editor for 8 special issues of peer-reviewed journals dedicated to Medical Image Segmentation, PET Instrumentation and Novel Quantitative Techniques, Computational Anthropomorphic Anatomical Models, Respiratory and Cardiac Gating in PET Imaging, Evolving medical imaging techniques, Trends in PET quantification (2 parts), PET/MR Instrumentation and Quantitative Procedures, and Nuclear Medicine Physics & Instrumentation and serves as Past Editor-in-Chief for the Open Medical Imaging Journal, Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Radiology, Associate editor for Medical Physics, the International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, the International Journal of Tomography & Simulation and the Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences. He is also a member of the editorial board of Nuclear Medicine Communications, Clinical and Translational Imaging, American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, International Journal of Molecular Imaging, Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal, the Open Medical Imaging Journal, the Open Neuroimaging Journal, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Consumer Health Informatics and Medical Physics Journal and serves as scientific reviewer for leading journals in medical imaging. He has been elected as senior member of the IEEE and liaison representative of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) to the World Health Organization (WHO) in addition to being affiliated to several International medical physics and nuclear medicine organisations. He is involved in the evaluation of research proposals for European and International granting organisations and participates in the organisation of International symposia and top conferences as member of scientific committees. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized by his peers and by the medical imaging community at large since he is a recipient of many awards and distinctions among which the prestigious 2003 Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award given by the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee of the IEEE, the 2004 Mark Tetalman Memorial Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the 2007 Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics given by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), the prestigious (100’000$) 2010 kuwait Prize of Applied sciences (known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize) given by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for "outstanding accomplishments in Biomedical technology", the 2013 John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award given by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the 2013 Vikram Sarabhai Oration Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (India) and the 2015 Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award given by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Dr. Zaidi has been an invited speaker of many keynote lectures at an International level, has authored over 440 publications, including 200 peer-reviewed journal articles (ISI-h index=31 ‒ Web of Science™, >6’480+ citations ‒ Google scholar), conference proceedings and book chapters and is the editor of three textbooks on Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine, Quantitative Analysis in Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Molecular Imaging of Small Animals.
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