Ehsan Samei

Professor

Member of Duke Cancer Institute

Office: 
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 302, Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs, Durham, NC 27705

Details

Diagnostic Performance of an Advanced Modeled Iterative Reconstruction Algorithm for Low-Contrast Detectability with a Third-Generation Dual-Source Multidetector CT Scanner: Potential for Radiation Dose Reduction in a Multireader Study.
Radiology (2015)

An Improved Index of Image Quality for Task-based Performance of CT Iterative Reconstruction across Three Commercial Implementations.
Radiology (2015)

TU-CD-207-08: Intrinsic Image Quality Comparison of Synthesized 2-D and FFDM Images.
Medical physics (2015)

MO-F-CAMPUS-I-03: GPU Accelerated Monte Carlo Technique for Fast Concurrent Image and Dose Simulation.
Medical physics (2015)

WE-G-204-07: Automated Characterization of Perceptual Quality of Clinical Chest Radiographs: Improvements in Lung, Spine, and Hardware Detection.
Medical physics (2015)

TU-G-204-04: A Unified Strategy for Bi-Factorial Optimization of Radiation Dose and Contrast Dose in CT Imaging.
Medical physics (2015)

Dr. Ehsan Samei, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE is a tenured Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University, where he also serves as the Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and the founding Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), and the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). He was the founding Director of the Graduate Studies of the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program, and the co-founder of the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP). He has held senior leadership positions in the AAPM, the SPIE, and SDAMPP. He is a Councilor of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

Dr. Samei’s interests and expertise include x-ray imaging, theoretical imaging models, simulation methods, and experimental techniques in medical image formation, analysis, assessment, display, and perception. His current research includes methods to develop image quality and dose metrics that are clinically relevant and that can be used to design and utilize advanced imaging techniques towards precise interpretive and quantitative performance. He further has an active interest in bridging the gap between scientific scholarship and clinical practice, in the meaningful realization of translational research and in clinical processes that are informed by scientific evidence. While he works across most diagnostic imaging modalities, his main modalities of interest are CT and Tomosynthesis for breast, lung, and abdominal imaging applications. He has been the recipient of 29 extramural grants from the US government, private foundations, and medical industry, and has 700 scientific publications including 190 referred journal articles.

Education:
Ph.D. - University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
M.E. - University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Investigation of cone-beam acquisitions implemented using a novel dedicated mammotomography system with unique arbitrary orbit capability
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Design and development of a fully-3D dedicated x-ray computed mammotomography (CmT) system
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Radiographic technique optimization for an amorphous selenium FFDM system: phantom measurements and initial patient results
In Proc. 7th International Workshop on Digital Mammography edited by . 2005 in press; : .

Characterization of breast masses for simulation purposes
In Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging edited by . 2004; pp. 242-250. : .

Characterization of breast masses for simulation purposes
In Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging edited by . 2004; pp. 242-250. : .

Measurements of a quasi-monochromatic beam for x-ray computed mammotomography
In Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging edited by . 2004; pp. 311-319. : .

The effect of viewing angle response on DICOM compliance of LCD displays
In Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging edited by . 2004; pp. 444-455. : .

The Nature of the Digital Image
In Specifications, Performance Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Systems in the Digital Era edited by L. Goldman and M. Yester. 2004; pp. 103-123. : Medical Physics Publishing, Madison, WI.

Digital Mammography Displays
In Advances in Breast Imaging: Physics, Technology, and Clinical Applications edited by A. Karellas and M.L. Giger. 2004; pp. 135-143. : Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Publication, Oak Brook, IL.

Bi-place correlation imaging for improved detection of lung nodules
In Proc. SPIE Medical Imaging edited by . 2003; pp. 284-297. : .

2013 Distinguished Investigator, Academy of Radiology Research
2012 Chapter Appreciation, Southeast Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SEAAPM), Atlanta, GA
2012 Farrington Daniels Award for the best paper published in Medical Physics
2011 Award for Exceptional Leadership, Duke University Graduate School and Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University
2010 Fellow, International Society for Optics and Photonics
2009 Distinguished Service as Associate Editor of Medical Physics, Medical Physics Editorial Board
2009 Fellows, American Association of Physicists in Medicine
2008 Excellence in Mentorship Award, Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University
2007 Distinguished Service to Medical Physics, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)
2006 Director’s Award for Exemplary Service, Medical Physics Graduate Program, Duke University
2004 Appreciation Award for the establishment of the Medical Physics Graduate Program at Duke University, Duke University
2001 Award for Excellence, Best Diagnostic Imaging Paper, American College of Medical Physics