Faculty List

Christiaan W.J. Schiepers, M.D., Ph.D.

Work Email Address: cschiepers@mednet.ucla.edu

Work Phone Number: (310) 983-1439


Mailing Address:
BOX 957370, 200MP, B114-59
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Department / Division Affiliations
Director, Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Member, Molecular Pharmacology GPB Home Area, Santa Monica Nuclear Medicine Services, Thoracic Oncology Program

Research Interests
Metabolic imaging in oncology, focused on glucose utilization of tumors in-vivo. The role of PET/CT in staging of cancer and monitoring of therapy. Kinetic modeling is used for quantification of tracers in-vivo, e.g. F-18 FDG, F- 18 DOPA, F-18 FLT, O-15 Water, C-11 Acetate. Specifically, bone blood flow and fluoride influx rate are investigated with F-18 Fluoride in metabolic bone disorders and trauma.

Schiepers Christiaan, Dahlbom Magnus Molecular imaging in oncology: the acceptance of PET/CT and the emergence of MR/PET imaging. European radiology. 2011; 21(3): 548-54.
Czernin Johannes, Satyamurthy Nagichettiar, Schiepers Christiaan Molecular mechanisms of bone 18F-NaF deposition. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 2010; 51(12): 1826-9.
Schiepers Christiaan, Hoh Carl K, Nuyts Johan, Seltzer Marc, Wu Christine, Huang Sung-Cheng, Dahlbom Magnus 1-11C-acetate kinetics of prostate cancer. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 2008; 49(2): 206-15.
Schiepers Christiaan, Chen Wei, Cloughesy Timothy, Dahlbom Magnus, Huang Sung-Cheng 18F-FDOPA kinetics in brain tumors. Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine. 2007; 48(10): 1651-61.
Schiepers C, Filmont JE, Czernin J. PET for staging of Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2003; 30 Suppl 1: S82-8..
Schiepers C PET/CT in Colorectal Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2003; 44(11): 1804-5.
Schiepers C, Hoh CK. Nuyts J, Wu HM, Phelps ME, Dahlbom M. Factor Analysis in Prostate Cancer: Delineation of Organ Structures and Automatic Generation of In- and Output Functions. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 2002; 49(5): 2338-2343.
Schiepers, C Haustermans, K Geboes, K Filez, L Bormans, G Penninckx, F The effect of preoperative radiation therapy on glucose utilization and cell kinetics in patients with primary rectal carcinoma. Cancer. . 1999; 85(4): 803-11.