Ehsan Samei

Ehsan Samei

Professor of Radiology

Professor in the Department of Physics (Secondary)

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Secondary)

Office Location: 
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 302, Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs, Durham, NC 27705
Front Office Address: 
DUMC Box 2731, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
(919) 684-7852

Overview

Dr. Ehsan Samei, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FSPIE, FAIMBE is a Persian-American medical physicist. He is a tenured Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He serves as the Director of the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program and the Director of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology, and is a Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the International Society of Optics and Phtonics (SPIE), and the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering. He is a Councilor of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), and a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research. He was the founder or co-founder of the Duke Medical Physics Program, the Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program, the Duke Clinical Imaging Physics Group, and the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP). He has held senior leadership positions in the AAPM, SPIE, SDAMPP, and RSNA. 

Dr. Samei’s interests and expertise include x-ray imaging, theoretical imaging models, simulation methods, and experimental techniques in medical image formation, analysis, assessment, and perception.  His current research includes methods to develop image quality and dose metrics that are clinically relevant and that can be used to design and utilize advanced imaging techniques towards optimum interpretive and quantitative performance. He further has an active interest in bridging the gap between scientific scholarship and clinical practice, in the meaningful realization of translational research, and in clinical processes that are informed by scientific evidence. Those include advanced imaging performance characterization, procedural optimization, and radiomics in retrospective clinical dose and quality analytics. He has mentored over 100 trainees (graduate and postgraduate). He has over 900 scientific publications including over 240 referred journal articles. He has been the recipient of 34 grants as Principle Investigator reflecting $13M of extramural funding.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1997

  • M.E., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1995

Ho, Lisa M., et al. “Can Texture Analysis Be Used to Distinguish Benign From Malignant Adrenal Nodules on Unenhanced CT, Contrast-Enhanced CT, or In-Phase and Opposed-Phase MRI?Ajr Am J Roentgenol, vol. 212, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. 554–61. Pubmed, doi:10.2214/AJR.18.20097. Full Text

Euler, André, et al. “High-Pitch Wide-Coverage Fast-Kilovoltage-Switching Dual-Energy CT: Impact of Pitch on Noise, Spatial Resolution, and Iodine Quantification in a Phantom Study.Ajr Am J Roentgenol, vol. 212, no. 3, Mar. 2019, pp. W64–72. Pubmed, doi:10.2214/AJR.18.19851. Full Text

Samei, Ehsan. “Medical Physics 3.0: Ensuring Quality and Safety in Medical Imaging.Health Phys, vol. 116, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 247–55. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000001022. Full Text

Jensen, Corey T., et al. “Detection of Colorectal Hepatic Metastases Is Superior at Standard Radiation Dose CT versus Reduced Dose CT.Radiology, vol. 290, no. 2, Feb. 2019, pp. 400–09. Pubmed, doi:10.1148/radiol.2018181657. Full Text

Abadi, Ehsan, et al. “Modeling "Textured" Bones in Virtual Human Phantoms.Ieee Trans Radiat Plasma Med Sci, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 47–53. Pubmed, doi:10.1109/TRPMS.2018.2828083. Full Text

Segars, W. Paul, et al. “Incorporation of the Living Heart Model into the 4D XCAT Phantom for Cardiac Imaging Research.Ieee Trans Radiat Plasma Med Sci, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 54–60. Pubmed, doi:10.1109/TRPMS.2018.2823060. Full Text

Hoye, Jocelyn, et al. “Systematic analysis of bias and variability of morphologic features for lung lesions in computed tomography.J Med Imaging (Bellingham), vol. 6, no. 1, Jan. 2019, p. 013504. Pubmed, doi:10.1117/1.JMI.6.1.013504. Full Text

Robins, Marthony, et al. “3D task-transfer function representation of the signal transfer properties of low-contrast lesions in FBP- and iterative-reconstructed CT.Med Phys, vol. 45, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 4977–85. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/mp.13205. Full Text

Samei, Ehsan, and Michael D. Mills. “Medical Physics 3.0, physics for every patient.J Appl Clin Med Phys, vol. 19, no. 6, Nov. 2018, pp. 4–5. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/acm2.12484. Full Text

Winslow, James, et al. “Dependency of prescribed CT dose on table height, patient size, and localizer acquisition for one clinical MDCT.Phys Med, vol. 55, Nov. 2018, pp. 56–60. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.10.015. Full Text

Pages

Samei, E., and W. West. “Role of the Diagnostic Physicist.” Medical Physics, vol. 45, no. 6, WILEY, 2018, pp. E531–E531.

Sharma, S., et al. “A Real-Time Monte-Carlo Simulation Technique for Dose and Scatter Estimation in Virtual Clinical Trials for CT Imaging.” Medical Physics, vol. 45, no. 6, WILEY, 2018, pp. E689–E689.

Sharma, S., et al. “A rapid GPU-based Monte Carlo simulation tool for individualized dose estimations in CT.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2294965. Full Text

Sauer, T. J., et al. “Realistic lesion simulation: Application of hyperelastic deformation to lesion-local environment in lung CT.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2294962. Full Text

Abadi, E., et al. “Development of a fast, voxel-based, and scanner-specific CT simulator for image-quality-based virtual clinical trials.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2293123. Full Text

Hoye, J., et al. “Bias and variability in morphology features of lung lesions across CT imaging conditions.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2293545. Full Text

Robins, M., et al. “How reliable are texture measurements?Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2294591. Full Text

Robins, M., et al. “Can a 3D task transfer function accurately represent the signal transfer properties of low-contrast lesions in non-linear CT systems?Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2294588. Full Text

Richards, T., et al. “Variability of stenosis characterization: Impact of coronary vessel motion in cardiac CT.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2293261. Full Text

Rossman, A., et al. “3D printed anthropomorphic physical phantom for mammography and DBT with high contrast custom materials, lesions, and uniform chest wall region.” Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging  Proceedings of Spie, vol. 10573, 2018. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.2294519. Full Text

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