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Department of Radiology

Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Abhijit J. Chaudhari

Clinical Interests

Dr Chaudhari’s research focuses on the areas of medical imaging instrumentation (high resolution PET/CT, optical tomography and microscopy, opto-acoustic imaging) and medical image processing (image reconstruction and registration, segmentation, tomographic inverse problems). He is also interested in the applications of high resolution imaging technologies to arthritic, oncologic and cardiovascular diseases.


Assistant Adjunct Professor of Radiology


Cancer, Molecular Biology/Medicine, Radiology, Radiology - Nuclear Medicine, Radiology Physics




Nuclear Medicine
Radiology Physics


UC Davis Cancer Center


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
* Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St.,, Suite 0100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Other Languages:

Hindi, Marathi


Ph.D., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2007
M.S., California State University, Northridge, Northridge, California, 2002
B.E., University of Pune, Pune, 1999
M.S., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 2007


UC Davis/UC Davis Medical Center, Davis/Sacramento, CA, 2007-2010

Professional Memberships:

American College of Rheumatology
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Select Honors and Awards:

Cover page image of the journal Rheumatology for all issues in the year, 2011

Society of Nuclear Medicine Young Professionals Committee, Third Prize in Basic Science, 2010

Society of Nuclear Medicine Computer and Instrumentation Council Young Investigator Award, Honorable Mention, 2010

Outstanding Research Award, UC Davis Cancer Center, Sacramento, CA, 2007

President’s Associates Outstanding Graduate Student Award, California State University, Northridge, CA, 2002

Select Recent Publications:

A. Ferrero, J. K. Poon, A. J. Chaudhari, L. R. MacDonald and R. D. Badawi, Validation of scatter fraction estimation methods for PET - a computer simulation study, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science

W. L. Monsky, A. Garza, I. Kim, S. Loh, T. Lin, C. Li, J. Fisher, P. Sandhu, V. Sidhar, A. J. Chaudhari, F. Lin, L.S. Deutsch, R.D. Badawi, Treatment Planning and Volumetric Response Assessment for Yttrium- 90 Radioembolization: Semiautomated Determination of Liver Volume and Volume of Tumor Necrosis in Patients with Hepatic Malignancy, Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology, Online first, 1-13

A. A. Joshi, A. J. Chaudhari, C. Li, J. Dutta, S. R. Cherry, D. W. Shattuck, A. W. Toga and R. M. Leahy, DigiWarp: a method for deformable mouse atlas warping to surface topographic data, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55(20), 6197-6214

A. J. Chaudhari, S. L. Bowen, G. W. Burkett, N. J. Packard, F. Godinez, A. A. Joshi, S. M. Naguwa, D. K. Shelton, J. C. Hunter, J. M. Boone, M. H. Buonocore and R. D. Badawi, High resolution 18F-FDG- PET with MRI for monitoring response to treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 37(5), 1047

S. L. Bowen, Y. Wu, A. J. Chaudhari, L. Fu, N. J. Packard, G. W. Burkett, K. Yang, K. K. Lindfors, D. K. Shelton, A. D. Borowsky, S. R. Martinez, J. Qi, J. M. Boone, S. R. Cherry, and R. D. Badawi, Initial Characterization of a Combined and Dedicated Breast PET/CT Scanner During Human Imaging, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 50(9), 1401-8

A. J. Chaudhari, A. A. Joshi, Y. Wu, R. M. Leahy, S. R. Cherry, and R. D. Badawi, Spatial distortion correction and crystal identication for MRI-compatible position-sensitive avalanche photodiode-based PET

A. J. Chaudhari, S. Ahn, R. Levenson, S. R. Cherry, and R. M. Leahy, Excitation spectroscopy in multispectral optical fluorescence tomography: methodology, feasibility, and computer simulation studies, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54(15), 4687-4704

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