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Damini Dey, PhD

Technical Co-Director, PET/MR Services in the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

Associate Professor, Medicine

Email:

damini.dey@cshs.org

Research Office:

Phone:

310-423-1517

Fax:

310-423-8396

Damini Dey, PhD

Technical Co-Director, PET/MR Services in the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

Associate Professor, Medicine

Quantitative noninvasive cardiac imaging. Machine learning integration of imaging biomarkers. Automated coronary artery analysis from cardiac CT - measurement of total plaque burden and epicardial fat burden. Automated derivation of imaging measures from cardiac images. Improving image quality and image acquisition techniques, and reducing radiation dose in cardiac CT and cardiac PET-CT.

  • Undergraduate: Univ of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 1988
  • Master's: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 1992
  • Doctorate: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 1998
  • Post Doctorate: Robarts Research Institute, London, Canada, 2000
  • Faculty 1000, Associate Faculty Member, 2011
  • Faculty Speaker at Nuclear Cardiology and CT Case Review with Experts, 2011-
  • Faculty Speaker, Society of Cardiovascular CT Annual Meeting, 2010-
  • Fellow, Society of Cardiovascular CT, 2010
  • Graduate Research Scholarship, Department of Physics, University of Calgary, Canada, 1998
  • Society of Cardiovascular CT Basic Sciences and Emerging Technologies Committee, 2010

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Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Cheng VY, Dey D, Tamarappoo B, Nakazato R, Gransar H, Miranda-Peats R, Ramesh A, Wong ND, Shaw LJ, Slomka PJ, Berman DS: Pericardial fat burden on ECG-gated noncontrast CT in asymptomatic patients who subsequently experience adverse cardiovascular events. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 3(4): 352-60, 2010
  • Cheng VY, Slomka PJ, Le Meunier L, Tamarappoo BK, Nakazato R, Dey D, Berman DS: Coronary Arterial 18F-FDG Uptake by Fusion of PET and Coronary CT Angiography at Sites of Percutaneous Stenting for Acute Myocardial Infarction and Stable Coronary Artery Disease. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, , 2012
  • Dey D, Cheng VY, Slomka PJ, Nakazato R, Ramesh A, Gurudevan S, Germano G, Berman DS: Automated 3-dimensional quantification of noncalcified and calcified coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, 3(6): 372-82, 2009
  • Dey D, Schepis T, Marwan M, Slomka PJ, Berman DS, Achenbach S: Automated three-dimensional quantification of noncalcified coronary plaque from coronary CT angiography: comparison with intravascular US. Radiology, 257(2): 516-22, 2010
  • Dey D, Wong ND, Tamarappoo B, Nakazato R, Gransar H, Cheng VY, Ramesh A, Kakadiaris I, Germano G, Slomka PJ, Berman DS: Computer-aided non-contrast CT-based quantification of pericardial and thoracic fat and their associations with coronary calcium and Metabolic Syndrome. Atherosclerosis, 209(1): 136-41, 2009
  • Nakazato R, Rajani R, Cheng VY, Shmilovich H, Nakanishi R, Otaki Y, Gransar H, Slomka PJ, Hayes SW, Thomson LE, Friedman JD, Wong ND, Shaw LJ, Budoff M, Rozanski A, Berman DS, Dey D: Weight change modulates epicardial fat burden: A 4-year serial study with non-contrast computed tomography. Atherosclerosis, , 2011

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