Gary D. Hutchins Ph.D.

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology
Vice Chairman for Research & Director of the Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences
Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

Email: Gary D. Hutchins, Ph.D.


Dr. Hutchins is the John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology and serves as the Director of the Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences, the Vice Chairman for Research in the Department of Radiology and the Director of the Imaging Science Division in the Department of Radiology.  A principal focus of Dr. Hutchins' activities has been the development of imaging resources to serve as a center in support of inter-departmental and inter-institutional research activities.  Over the past several years, the incorporation of physiologic based imaging techniques into numerous research programs has occurred through collaborations fostered by Dr. Hutchins.  This has played an integral role in the development of research programs at IU.  Dr. Hutchins has served on numerous scientific review study sections including multiple NIH programs, the Department of Energy and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.  He has served as a member of numerous research and steering committees for Clarian, the IU School of Medicine, Purdue University and IUPUI and chaired the IU School of Medicine Physiologic Imaging Research Center Committee. He holds appointments in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the Indiana University School of Medicine, the joint Biomedical Engineering Program between Purdue University and Indiana University, and the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University. His principal research interests include the development of quantitative PET imaging methods for the noninvasive in-vivostudy of physiologic processes in oncology, cardiology, and the neurosciences.


Masters Degree: University of Wisconsin (Medical Physics) 1982
Ph.D. Degree: University of Wisconsin (Medical Physics) 1984

Selected Publications

  1. Rouze NC, Soon VC, Young JW, Siegel S, Hutchins GD. Initial evaluation of the Indiana small animal PET scanner. Nuc Sci Symp Conf, 2005 IEEE. 2005 Oct; 4: 2394-8.
  2. Rouze NC, Schmand M, Siegel S, Hutchins GD. Design of a small animal PET imaging system with 1 microlieter volume resolution. IEEE Trans Nuc Sci. 2004 Jun; 51(3): 757-63.
  3. Frese T, Rouze NC, Bouman CA, Sauer K, Hutchins GD. Quantitative comparison of FBP, EM, and Bayesian reconstruction algorithms for the IndyPET scanner. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2003 Feb;22(2):258-76. 
  4. Zheng QH, Stone KL, Mock BH, Miller KD, Fei X, Liu X, Wang JQ, Glick-Wilson BE, Sledge GW, Hutchins GD. [11C]Choline as a potential PET marker for imaging of breast cancer athymic mice. Nucl Med Biol. 2002 Nov;29(8):803-7. 
  5. Hutchins GD. What is the best approach to quantify myocardial blood flow with pet? Nucl Med. 2001 Aug;42(8):1183-4.
  6. Weinzapfel BT, Hutchins GD. Automated PET attenuation correction model for functional brain imaging. J Nucl Med. 2001 Mar;42(3):483-91. 7. Hutchins GD. Quantitative evaluation of myocardial blood flow with [13N]ammonia. Cardiology. 1997 Jan-Feb;88(1):106-15. Review.


1999 - present John w. Beeler Professor of Radiology
2000 President, Computer and Instrumentation Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Over $13.1M in extramural, foundation, and industry project funding received as Primary Investigator including INGEN Core

Gary D. Hutchins Ph.D.

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