Harrison H. Barrett, PhD

Vice Chair of Medical Imaging
Regents Professor of Medical Imaging
Regents Professor of Optical Sciences
Regents Professor of Applied Mathematics
Director, Center for Gamma-Ray Imaging 
  • BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1960 (B.S.)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1962 (M.S.)
  • Harvard University, 1969 (Ph.D.)
Honors and Awards: 
  • Humboldt Foundation Senior Distinguished U.S. Scientist Award
  • Optical Society of America (with Kyle Myers) Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award
  • Optical Society of America, C.E.K. Mees Medal, 2005
  • IEEE Medical Imaging Scientist Award, 2000
  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Humboldt Prize, 1980
  • Industrial Research Magazine, IR-100 Award, 1973
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine Scientific Exhibit Awards, First Prize 1991, Silver Medal 1972, Bronze Medals 1973, 1975, 1983, 1984, 1985, Honorable Mention 1983
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
Inverse problems in medicine; applications of statistical decision theory. General research occurs in the areas of medical imaging, three-dimensional reconstruction, and investigations of image quality. Research in the area of nuclear medicine includes a program to study various aspects of nuclear imaging, especially tumor detection. Tumors made radioactive by tumor-seeking radio-pharmaceuticals will be detected at an early stage by imaging equipment now being developed. A modular scintillation camera with digital electronics is used to detect gamma-ray images formed by coded apertures. Three-dimensional images are reconstructed by various algorithms.
Selected Publications: 
Kim H. Furenlid LR. Crawford MJ. Wilson DW. Barber HB. Peterson TE. Hunter WC. Liu Z. Woolfenden JM. Barrett HH. SemiSPECT: a small-animal single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imager based on eight cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detector arrays. Medical Physics. 33(2):465-74, 2006.
Liu Z. Stevenson GD. Barrett HH. Furenlid LR. Wilson DW. Kastis GA. Bettan M. Woolfenden JM. Imaging recognition of inhibition of multidrug resistance in human breast cancer xenografts using 99mTc-labeled sestamibi and tetrofosmin. Nuclear Medicine & Biology. 32(6):573-83, 2005.
Chen L. Barrett HH. Task-based lens design with application to digital mammography. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A, Optics, Image Science, & Vision. 22(1):148-67, 2005.
Park S. Clarkson E. Kupinski MA. Barrett HH. Efficiency of the human observer detecting random signals in random backgrounds. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A, Optics, Image Science, & Vision. 22(1):3-16, 2005.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015