Radiological Sciences

Department of Radiological Sciences

Chair

Larry E. Kun, MD


Departmental Focus

Radiological Sciences is a department dedicated to clinical investigation and patient care in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer and related diseases.  The divisions of Radiation Oncology, Diagnostic Imaging, Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Imaging, and Translational Imaging Research focus on applying novel, sophisticated technologies to study optimizing radiation therapy for children with cancer, diagnostic techniques (including X-ray, ultrasound, MRI, and CT) and interventional radiology in children with catastrophic diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic applications of radiopharmaceuticals (nuclear scans) and development of new ways to image molecular (subcellular) targets, and means to optimize imaging capabilities (including improved diagnostic techniques in brain and body MR imaging), respectively.


Contact Us

Radiological Sciences
MS 220, Room I-3121
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678

Email: larry.kun@stjude.org
Phone: (901) 595-3565
FAX: (901) 595-3113

Preferred contact method: email


Faculty

Jamie L. Coleman, MD  Ultrasound and CT/MR imaging of pediatric solid tumors

Jonathan Farr, PhD  Proton therapy and dosimetry

Julie H. Harreld, MD   Magnetization transfer techniques and MRI lactate imaging

Kathleen J. Helton, MD  Cerebral perfusion & white matter connectivity

Claudia M. Hillenbrand, PhD  MR physics – methods and device development

Chia-ho Hua, PhD  Image-guided radiotherapy, normal tissue toxicity

Scott N. Hwang, MD, PhD  Brain tumors; quantitative imaging; computational modeling; imaging genomics

Sue C. Kaste, DO  Skeletal toxicities in childhood cancer survivors

Robert A. Kaufman, MD  Optimization of CT dose in children with cancer

Matthew J. Krasin, MD  Developing local therapy strategies for sarcomas

Larry E. Kun, MD  Improving diagnosis and therapy of brain tumors

Mary E. (Beth) McCarville, MD  Solid tumor imaging & contrast-enhanced sonography

Thomas E. Merchant, DO, PhD  Radiation-related CNS effects

Robert J. Ogg, PhD  Brain function in survivors of childhood diseases

Zoltán Patay, MD, PhD  Multimodality tumor tissue characterization by MRI

Wilburn E. Reddick, PhD  White matter injury and neurocognitive functioning

Noah D. Sabin, MD, JD  Imaging of brain tumors

András Sablauer, MD, PhD  Imaging informatics, biologic imaging

Barry L. Shulkin, MD  PET CT imaging and evaluation of pediatric tumors

Scott E. Snyder, PhD  Design of radioactive drugs for medical imaging

Weiguang Yao, PhD  Proton therapy, cone beam CT


Adjunct Members

Laura D. Corbone, MD   Bone metabolism in children with cancer

James Wheless, MD   New drug treatment for childhood epilepsies