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Paul B. Shyn, MD: PET/CT-Guided Tumor Ablation: Myths and Promises

Paul B. Shyn, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Clinical PET/CT was a disruptive technology that blended molecular imaging with anatomic imaging and led to astounding results. The adoption of PET/CT into the realm of Interventional Radiology presents new challenges and opportunities.  Although very few molecular imagers perform interventional procedures and very few interventionalists are molecular imagers, Interventional PET/CT is already offering intriguing possibilities.

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Dr. Shyn is a Radiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.  He combines imaging expertise in CT, MRI, Ultrasound and PET/CT with extensive experience in image-guided interventional procedures including biopsies, drainages and tumor ablations. His research interests include the use of PET/CT for guiding tumor ablation procedures and assessing ablation results intraprocedurally.

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