Selected Peer-Reviewed Research Papers

1. Cherry SR, Dahlbom M, Hoffman EJ. 3-D positron emission tomography using a conventional multi-slice tomograph without septa. J Comput Assist Tomogr 1991; 15: 655-668.

2. Woods RP, Cherry SR, Mazziotta JC. Rapid automated algorithm for aligning and reslicing PET images. J Comput Assist Tomgr 1992; 16: 620-633.

3. Shao Y, Cherry SR, Farahani K, Meadors K, Siegel S, Silverman RW, Marsden PK. Simultaneous PET and MR imaging. Phys Med Bio 1997; 42: 1965-1970.

4. Cherry SR, Shao Y, Silverman RW, Meadors K, Siegel S, Chatziioannou A, Young JW, Jones WF, Moyers JC, Newport D, Boutefnouchet A, Farquhar TH, Andreaco M, Paulus MJ, Binkley DM, Nutt R, Phelps ME. MicroPET: a high resolution PET scanner for imaging small animals. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 1997; 44: 1161-66.

5. Qi J, Leahy RM, Cherry SR, Chatziioannou A, Farquhar TH. High resolution 3D Bayesian image reconstruction using the microPET small animal scanner. Phys Med Biol 1998; 43: 1001- 1013.

6. Chatziioannou AF, Cherry SR, Shao Y, Silverman RW, Meadors K, Farquhar TH, Pedarsani M, Phelps ME. Performance evaluation of microPET: A high resolution LSO PET scanner for animal imaging. J Nucl Med 1999; 40: 1164-1175.

7. Kornblum HI, Araujo DM, Annala AJ, Tatsukawa KJ, Phelps ME, Cherry SR. In vivo imaging of neuronal activation and plasticity in the rat brain by high resolution positron emission tomography (microPET). Nature Biotech 2000; 18: 655-660.

8. Yu Y, Annala AJ, Barrio JR, Toyokuni T, Satyamurthy N, Namavari M, Cherry SR, Phelps ME, Herschman HR, Gambhir SS. Quantification of target gene expression by imaging reporter gene expression in living animals. Nature Med 2000; 6:933-937.

9. Moore AH, Osteen CL, Chatziioannou AF, Hovda DA, Cherry SR. Quantitative assessment of longitudinal metabolic changes in vivo following traumatic brain injury in the adult rat using FDG-microPET. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2000; 20: 1492-1501.

10. Tai YC, Chatziioannou AF, Siegel S, Young J, Newport D, Goble RN, Nutt RE, Cherry SR. Performance evaluation of the microPET P4: A PET system dedicated to small animal imaging. Phys Med Biol 2001; 46: 1845-1862.

11. Doshi NK, Silverman RW, Shao Y, Cherry SR. MaxPET: a dedicated mammary and axillary region PET imaging system for breast cancer. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 2001; 48: 811-815.

12. Goertzen AL, Meadors AK, Silverman RW, Cherry SR. Simultaneous molecular and anatomical imaging of the mouse in vivo. Phys Med Biol 2002; 47: 4315-4328.

13. Tai YC, Chatziioannou AF, Yang Y, Silverman RW, Meadors K, Siegel S, Newport DF, Stickel JR, Cherry SR. MicroPET II: design, development and initial performance of an improved microPET scanner for small-animal imaging. Phys Med Biol 2003; 48: 1519-1537.

14. Yang Y, Tai Y-C, Siegel S, Newport DF, Bai B, Li Q, Leahy RM, Cherry SR. Optimization and performance evaluation of the microPET II scanner for in vivo small-animal imaging. Phys Med Biol 2004; 49: 2527-2545.

15. Abbey CK, Borowsky AD, McGoldrick ET, Gregg JP, Maglione JE, Cardiff RD, Cherry SR. In vivo PET imaging of progression and transformation in a mouse model of mammary neoplasia. Proc. Natl Acad. U.S.A. 2004; 101: 11438-11443. PMCID: PMC509219

16. Stickel JR, Cherry SR. High-resolution PET detector design: modelling components of intrinsic spatial resolution. Phys Med Biol 2005; 50: 179-195.

17. Yang YF, Rendig S, Siegel S, Newport DF, Cherry SR. Cardiac PET imaging in mice with simultaneous cardiac and respiratory gating. Phys Med Biol 2005; 50: 2979-2989.

18. Chaudhari AJ, Darvas F, Bading JR, Moats RA, Conti PS, Smith DJ, Cherry SR, Leahy RM. Hyperspectral and multispectral bioluminescence optical tomography for small animal imaging. Phys Med Biol 2005; 50: 5421-41.

19. Zavattini G, Vecchi S, Mitchell G, Weisser U, Leahy RM, Pichler BJ, Smith DJ, Cherry SR. A hyperspectral fluorescence system for 3D in vivo optical imaging. Phys Med Biol 2006; 51: 2029-2043.

20. Yang YF, Dokhale PA, Silverman RW, Shah KS, McClish MA, Farrell R, Entine G, Cherry SR. Depth of interaction resolution measurements for a high resolution PET detector using position sensitive avalanche photodiodes. Phys Med Biol 2006; 51: 2131-2142.

21. Cherry SR. The 2006 Henry N. Wagner Lecture: Of Mice and Men (and Positrons) – Advances in PET imaging technology. J Nucl Med 2006; 47: 1735-1745. (Featured on Cover)

22. Catana C, Wu Y, Judenhofer MS, Qi J, Pichler BJ, Cherry SR. Simultaneous acquisition of multislice PET and MR images: initial results with a MR-compatible PET scanner. J Nucl Med 2006; 47: 1968-1976.

23. Stickel JR, Qi J, Cherry SR. Fabrication and characterization of a 0.5-mm lutetium oxyorthosilicate detector array for high-resolution PET applications. J Nucl Med 2007; 48: 115-121.

24. Huang J, Lee CCI, Sutcliffe JL, Cherry SR, Tarantal AF. Radiolabeling rhesus monkey CD34+ hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells with 64Cu-PTSM for microPET imaging. Mol Imag 2008; 7: 1-11.

25. Catana C, Procissi D, Wu Y, Judenhofer MS, Qi J, Pichler BJ, Jacobs RE, Cherry SR. Simultaneous in vivo positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008; 105: 3705-10.

26. Judenhofer MS, Wehrl HF, Newport DF, Catana C, Siegel SB, Becker M, Thielscher A, Kneilling M, Lichy MP, Eichner M, Klingel K, Reischl G, Widmaier S, Röcken M, Nutt RE, Machulla H-J, Uludag K, Cherry SR, Claussen CD, Pichler BJ. Simultaneous PET-MRI: a new approach for functional and morphological imaging. Nat Med 2008; 14: 459-465.

27. Mitchell GS, Sinha S, Stickel JR, Bowen SL, Cirignano LJ, Dokhale P, Kim H, Shah KS, Cherry SR. CdTe strip detector characterization for high resolution small animal PET. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 2008; 55: 870-876.

28. Yang Y, Wu Y, Qi J, James SS, Du H, Dokhale PA, Shah KS, Farrell R, Cherry SR. A prototype PET scanner with DOI-encoding detectors. J Nucl Med 2008; 49: 1132-1140.

29. Du H, Yang Y, Glodo J, Wu Y, Shah K, Cherry SR. Continuous depth-of-interaction encoding using phosphor-coated scintillators. Phys Med Biol 2009; 54: 1757-1771.

30. Li CQ, Mitchell GS, Dutta J, Ahn S, Leahy RM, Cherry SR. A three-dimensional multispectral fluorescence optical tomography imaging system for small animals based on a conical mirror design. Optics Express 2009; 17: 7571-7585.

31. St. James S, Yang Y, Wu Y, Farrell R, Dokhale P, Shah K, Cherry SR. Experimental characterization and system simulations of depth of interaction PET detectors using 0.5 mm and 0.7 mm LSO arrays. Phys Med Biol 2009; 54: 4605-4619. PMCID: PMC2748915

32. Robertson R, Germanos MS, Li C, Mitchell GS, Cherry SR, Silva MD. Optical imaging of Cerenkov light generation from positron-emitting radiotracers. Phys Med Biol 2009; 54: N355-N365. PMCID: PMC2765256

33. Li C, Wang G, Qi J, Cherry SR. Three-dimensional fluorescence optical tomography in small-animal imaging using simultaneous positron-emission-tomography priors. Optics Letters 2009; 34: 2933-2935. PMCID: PMC2856619.

34. Chaudhari AJ, Ahn S, Levenson R, Badawi RD, Cherry SR, Leahy RM. Excitation spectroscopy in multispectral optical fluorescence tomography: methodology, feasibility and computer simulation studies. Phys Med Biol 2009; 54: 4687-4704. PMCID: PMC2740369

35. Li C, Mitchell G, Cherry SR. Cerenkov luminescence tomography for small-animal imaging. Optics Letters 2010; 35: 1109-1111. PMCID: PMC2852688.

36. Li CQ, Yang Y, Mitchell GS, Cherry SR. Simultaneous PET and multispectral 3-dimensional fluorescence optical tomography imaging system. J Nucl Med 2011; 52: 1268-1275.

37. Yang YF, Wu YB, Farrell R, Dokhale PA, Shah KS, Cherry SR. Signal and noise properties of position-sensitive avalanche photodiodes. Phys Med Biol 2011; 56: 6327-6336. PMCID: PMC3180891

38. Mitchell GS, Gill RK, Boucher DL, Li CQ, Cherry SR. In vivo Cerenkov luminescence imaging: A new tool for molecular imaging. Phil Trans R Soc A 2011; 369: 4605-4619. PMCID: PMC3263789

39. Schmall JP, Du J, Yang Y, Dokhale PA, McClish M, Christian J, Shah KS, Cherry SR. Comparison of large-area position-sensitive solid-state photomultipliers for small animal PET. Phys Med Biol 2012; 57: 8119-8134.

40. Roncali E, Cherry SR. Simulation of light transport in scintillators based on 3D characterization of crystal surfaces. Phys Med Biol 2013; 58: 2185-2198.
41. Li CQ, Di K, Bec J, Cherry SR. X-ray luminescence optical tomography imaging: experimental studies. Optics Letters 2013; 38: 2339-2341.

42. Ouyang Y, Tinianow JN, Cherry SR, Marik J. Evaluation of 2-18F-fluoroacetate kinetics in rodent models of cerebral hypoxia-ischemia. J Cerebr Blood Flow Metabol 2014 (doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2014.22)

43. Walker KL, Judenhofer MS, Cherry SR, Mitchell GS. Un-collimated single-photon imaging system for high-sensitivity small animal and plant imaging. Phys Med Biol 2015; 60: 403-420.

44. Hartl BA, Hirschberg H, Marcu L, Cherry SR. Characterizing low fluence thresholds for in vitro photodynamic therapy. Biomedical Optics Express 2015; 6: 770-779.

45. Gill RK, Mitchell GS, Cherry SR. Computed Cerenkov luminescence yields for radionuclides used in biology and medicine. Phys Med Biol 2015; 60: 4263-4280.

46. Berg E, Roncali E, Cherry SR. Optimizing light transport in scintillation crystals for time-of-flight PET: an experimental and optical Monte Carlo simulation study. Biomedical Optics Express 2015; 6: 2220-2230.


1. Cherry SR, Sorenson JA and Phelps ME. Physics in Nuclear Medicine. 4th Edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

2. Cherry SR, Badawi RD and Qi JY (editors). Essentials of In Vivo Biomedical Imaging. Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton, FL, 2015

Selected Review Articles

1. Cherry SR. In vivo genomic and molecular imaging: new challenges for imaging physics. Phys Med Biol 2004; 49: R13-48.

2. Cherry SR. Multimodality in vivo imaging systems: Twice the power or double the trouble? Ann Rev Biomed Eng 2006; 8: 35-62.

3. Cherry SR, Louie AY, Jacobs RE. The integration of positron emission tomography with magnetic resonance imaging. Proc. IEEE 2008; 96: 416-438.

4. Rowland DJ and Cherry SR. Small-animal preclinical nuclear medicine instrumentation and methodology. Sem Nucl Med 2008; 38: 209-222.

5. Cherry SR. Multimodality Imaging: Beyond PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Sem Nucl Med 2009; 39: 348-353. PMCID: PMC2735449

6. Roncali E, Cherry SR. Application of silicon photomultipliers to positron emission tomography. Annals Biomed Eng 2011; 39: 1358-1377.

7. Cherry, SR. Functional whole-brain imaging in behaving rodents. Nature Methods 2011; 8: 301-303.

8. Judenhofer MS, Cherry SR. Applications for preclinical PET/MRI. Sem Nucl Med 2013; 43: 19-29.

9. Nordstrom R, Cherry SR, Azhdarinia A, Sevick-Muraca E, VanBrocklin H. Photons across medicine: relating optical and nuclear imaging. Biomed Opt Exp 2013; 4: 2751-2762.

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