Andrew Goertzen

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Biomedical Engineeirng
Biomedical Image Construction
medical imaging systems, positron emission teomography
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- Developing new technologies and methods for improving medical imaging systems, specifically positron emission tomography (PET) and hybrid PET/MRI.

- Application of imaging technologies to study preclinical models of disease.

- Clinical research to improve the delivery of PET/CT imaging services.


1. Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L., Thiessen, J.D., Bishop, D., Stortz, G., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Zhang, X., and Sossi, V., “Development of a PET scanner for simultaneously imaging small animals with MRI and PET.” Sensors. 14:14654-14671, August 2014. (doi: 10.3390/s140814654)

2. Amaudruz, P.-A., Bishop, D., Gilhully, C., Goertzen, A.L., James, L., Kozlowski, P., Retière, F., Shams, E., Sossi, V., Stortz, G., Thiessen, J.D. and Thompson, C.J., “Pixelated Geiger-mode avalanche photo-diode characterization through dark current measurement.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61(3):1369-1375, June 2014. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2014.2319080)

3. Liu, C.-Y. and Goertzen, A.L., “Multiplexing approaches for a 12 x 4 array of silicon photomultipliers.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61(1):35-43, February 2014. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2283872)

4. ur-Rehman, F., Tai, Y.-C. and Goertzen, A.L., “Optical simulation of dual-ended readout of axially-oriented 100 mm long LYSO crystals for use in a compact PET system.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 61(1):3-13, February 2014. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2283174)


5. Muellauer, J., Willimayer, R., Goertzen, A.L., Wanek, T., Langer, O., Birkfellner, W. and Kuntner, C., “18F, 11C and 68Ga in small animal PET imaging. Evaluation of partial volume correction methods.” Nuklearmedizin. 52(6):250-261, December 2013. (doi: 10.3413/Nukmed-0578-13-04; PMID 24337014)

6. Zhang, X., Stortz, G., Sossi, V., Thompson, C.J., Retière, F., Kozlowski, P., Thiessen, J.D. and Goertzen, A.L., “Development and evaluation of a LOR-based image reconstruction with 3D system response modeling for a PET insert with dual-layer offset crystal design.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 58:8379-8399, November 2013. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/23/8379; PMID 24217067)

7. Elhami, E., Dietz., B., Xiang, B., Deng, J., Wang, F., Chi, C., Goertzen, A.L., Mzengeza, S., Freed, D., Arora, R.C. and Tian, G., “Assessment of three techniques for delivering stem cells to the heart using PET-MR imaging.” EJNMMI Research, 3:72, October 2013. (doi: 10.1186/2191-219X-3-72; PMID 24165377)

8. Liu, C.-Y. and Goertzen, A.L., “Improved event positioning in a gamma ray detector using an iterative position-weighted centre of gravity algorithm.” Physics in Medicine and Biology. 58(14):N189-N200, July 2013. (doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/14/N189; PMID 23798644)

9. Stortz, G., Walker, M.D., Thompson, C.J., Goertzen, A.L., Retière, F., Zhang, X., Thiessen, J.D., Kozlowski, P. and Sossi, V., “Characterization of a new MR compatible small animal PET scanner using Monte-Carlo simulations.” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Sciences. 60(3):1637-1644, June 2013. (doi: 10.1109/TNS.2013.2256927)