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Dr. Esmat Elhami

Physics


Esmat Elhami

Instructor III


Ph. D. (University of Kentucky 2008)
B.Sc. (Ferdowsi University, Iran 1998)

Phone: (204)786-9131
Fax: (204)774-4134
U of W office: 3L18
E-Mail: e.elhami@uwinnipeg.ca



COURSES (2015-2016):

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • My research involves application of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in pre-clinical studies, where animal models of diseases are studied. The focus of my research is accurate quantification of PET images for application to in-vivo studies, e.g., cell tracking in stem cell therapy of a rat model of congestive heart failure. My goal is to develop multimodality imaging using PET and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging techniques. PET-MR imaging provides both functional and anatomical information and can be reliably applied to in-vivo studies and better assessment of the results, e.g., the clinical outcome of stem cell therapy.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • E. Elhami, B. Dietz, B. Xiang, J. Deng, F. Wang, C. Chi, A. L Goertzen, S. Mzengeza, D. Freed, R. C Arora, and G. Tian, “Assessment of three techniques for delivering stem cells to the heart using PET and MR imaging”, EJNMMI Research 2013,3:72 (http://www.ejnmmires.com/content/3/1/72).
  • A. L. Goertzen, Q. Bao, M. Bergeron, E. Blackemeyer, S. Blinder, M. Cañadas, A.F. Chatziioannou, K. Dinelle, E. Elhami, H.-S. Jans, E. Lage, R. Lecomte, V. Sossi, S. Surti, Y.-C. Tai, J.J. Vaquero, E. Vicente, D.A. Williams and R. Laforest, “NEMA NU4-2008 Comparison of Preclinical PET Imaging Systems”, J Nucl Med. 2012 Aug;53(8):1300-9. Epub 2012 Jun 14.
  • E. Elhami, A. L. Goertzen, B. Xiang, J. Deng, C. Stillwell, S. Mzengeza, R. C. Arora, D. Freed, and G. Tian, "Viability and Proliferation Potential of Adipose Derived Stem Cells Following Labeling with Positron Emitting Radiotracer", Eur. J Nucl Med and Mol Imaging, 38 (7) (2011), 1323-1334 (doi: 10.1007/s00259-011-1753-9).
  • E. Elhami, M. Samiee, W.D. Leslie, S. Demeter, and A.L. Goertzen, "On the significance of defective block detectors in clinical 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging", Mol Imaging Biol 13 (2) 2011, 265 (doi: 10.1007/s11307-010-0362-5).
  • A.L. Goertzen, Q. Bao, M. Bergeron, E. Blackemeyer, S. Blinder, M. Cañadas, A.F. Chatziioannou, K. Dinelle, E. Elhami, H.-S. Jans, E. Lage, R. Lecomte, V. Sossi, S. Surti, Y.-C. Tai, J.J. Vaquero, E. Vicente, D.A. Williams and R. Laforest, "NEMA NU4-2008 Comparison of Preclinical PET Imaging Systems", (in preparation for submission to the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2011).
  • A. Chakraborty, J. N. Orce, S. F. Ashley, B. A. Brown, B. P. Crider, E. Elhami, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, E. E. Peters, B. Singh, and S. W. Yates, "Status of vibrational structure in 62Ni", Phys. Rev. C (2011), online ahead of press, DOI: 10.1103 /PhysRevC .83. 034316 (http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevC.83.034316).
  • E. Elhami, J. N. Orce, M. Scheck, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. N. Choudry, M.T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, C. Angell, M. Boswell, B. Fallin, C.R. Howell, A. Hutcheson, H.J. Karwowski, J.H. Kelley, Y. Parpottas, A.P. Tonchev, and W. Tornow, “Experimental study of the low-lying structure of 94Zr with the (n,n' γ) reaction”, Phys. Rev. C. 78, 064303 (2008).
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, M. Scheck, B. Crider, S. N. Choudry, E. Elhami, J. N. Orce, E. Peters, M.T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, “Multiphonon states in 136Ba80”, Phys. Rev. C 78, 034317 (2008).
  • M. Scheck, S. N. Choudry, B. Crider, E. Elhami, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. N. Orce, and S. W. Yates, “Pauli blocking in the low-lying, low-spin states of 141Pr”, Phys. Rev. C 78, 034302 (2008).
  • J. N. Orce, B. Crider, E. Elhami, S. Mukhopadhyay, E. Peters, M. Scheck, M. T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, “Determination of the 21+→ 01+ transition strength in 58Ni and 60Ni”, Phys. Rev. C 77, 064301 (2008).
  • E. Elhami, J. N. Orce, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. N. Choudry, M. Scheck, M.T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, “Anomalous behavior of the 2+ mixed-symmetry state in 94Zr”, Phys. Rev. C 75, 011301(R) (2007).

Conference Presentations:

  • E. Elhami, B. Dietz, and M. Alexander, “New software for PET-MR image registration”, Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, Sudbury, ON, Canada, June 16-20, 2014.
  • E. Elhami, B. Dietz, B. Xiang, F. Wang, J. Deng, A.L. Goertzen, S. Mzengeza , D. Freed, R. Arora, and G. Tian, “Assessment of Cell Delivery in Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy using PET-MR Imaging”, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 8-12, 2013 (JNM 2013 (54) Supp 2, 380P; Abstract 1634).
  • P. I. Jacob, J.D. Thiessen, R. Buist, E. Elhami, and M. Martin, “Probing white Matter Pathology using Multiple MRI Metrics”, Manitoba Neuroscience Network, 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, June 10, 2013.
  • B. Dietz, E. Elhami, B. Xiang, F. Wang, J. Deng, A.L. Goertzen, S. Mzengeza , D. Freed, R. Arora, and G. Tian, “Where have all the stem cells gone?”, Canadian Association of Physicists Congress, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 27-31, 2013.
  • S. Mzengeza, Kazock, J, Saran G.P., E. Elhami, A.L. Goertzen, J. He, K. Mangera, and X. Li, “Synthesis and evaluation of [18F]fluorinated triazolo-derivatives of the Pittsburgh compound as potential PET radiotracers for imaging amyloid plaques, Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD 2010), Hallelujah, HW, July 10-15, 2010.
  • E. Elhami, G. Tian, B. Xiang, J Deng, C. Stillwell, R. Arora, D. Freed, S. Mzengeza, and A.L. Goertzen, “The biological function of adipose derived stem cells following labeling with 18F-FDG for in vivo tracking with microPET imaging”, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, June 5-9, 2010.
  • E. Elhami, G. Tian, B. Xiang, J Deng, R. Arora, D. Freed, S. Mzengeza, and A.L. Goertzen, “18F-FDG labeling of adipose derived stem cells for in vivo tracking with microPET imaging”, poster presented at World Molecular Imaging Congress, Montreal, Canada, 23-26 Sept., 2009.
  • E. Elhami, W.D. Leslie, S. Demeter, and A.L. Goertzen, “Quantification of the change in SUV due to the presence of defective detector blocks in clinical FDG PET imaging,” poster presented at SNM Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 9-13 June, 2009.
  • E. Elhami, W.D. Leslie, S. Demeter and A.L. Goertzen, “Defective block detectors and their effects on the SUV quantification in clinical FDG PET imaging”, poster presented at Canadian Society of Nuclear Medicine Scientific Annual Meeting 2009, Winnipeg, MB, 6-9 May 2009.
  • E. Elhami, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. N. Choudry, B. Crider, E. E. Peters, J. N. Orce, M. Scheck, M.T. McEllistrem, S. W. Yates, C. Angell, M. Boswell, B. Fallin, C.R. Howell, A. Hutcheson, H.J. Karwowski, J.H. Kelley, Y. Parpottas, A.P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, and Dirk Weisshaar, “Low lying states in 94Zr: New Challenges!”, Nuclear Structure 2008 Conference, NSCL-Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, June 2008.
  • E. Elhami, S. N. Choudry, B. Crider, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. N. Orce, M. Scheck, M.T. McEllistrem, S. W. Yates, A. P. Tonchev Group, and Dirk Weisshaar, “Study of mixed-symmetry states in 94Zr with (n,n' γ) reaction”, presented at Annual Meeting of the APS-Division of Nuclear Physics, New Port News, VA, 10-13 Oct. 2007.
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, S. N. Choudry, E. Elhami, B. Crider, J. N. Orce, E. E. Peters, M. Scheck, M.T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, “Search for mixed-symmetry states in 136Ba”, presented at Annual Meeting of the APS-Division of Nuclear Physic, New Port News, VA, 10-13 Oct. 2007.
  • E. Elhami, J. N. Orce, S. Mukhopadhyay, S. N. Choudry, M. Scheck, M.T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, “Low-spin structure of 94Zr from (n,n'γ) measurements”, Annual Meeting of the APS-Division of Nuclear Physic, Nashville, TN, 25-28 Oct. 2006.