Sameer Tipnis, Ph.D., DABR
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Dr. Tipnis received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Department of Physics, University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1996. His thesis was based on the measurement of fission-product yields of 235U using high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy. He worked at the University from 1992 to 1997, first as a research assistant in the experimental nuclear physics decay heat group and then as a lecturer. In 1997 Dr. Tipnis joined Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. as a staff scientist, working on a variety of projects related to radiation imaging systems. He was actively involved in writing research grants for federally funded SBIR programs for the design and development of various advanced CCD based digital imaging systems. These systems were meant for use in dental radiography, digital mammography, macromolecular crystallography and non-destructive testing. He was also responsible for the development of an intraoperative beta imaging probe for use in radio-guided surgery. Other areas of his work included investigating techniques to improve the imaging properties of CsI(Tl) screens, as well as the pixellation of high density scintillators such as LSO and transparent optical ceramics (TOC).
Dr. Tipnis completed his residency in clinical medical physics / diagnostic imaging at the Dept. of Radiology, Mayo clinic, Rochester, MN. During his residency, he worked on the implementation of ECG-gated cardiac PET imaging for perfusion and viability studies and testing and characterization of full-field digital mammography systems. Other areas of training included CT and ultrasound. In 2007, Dr. Tipnis joined Philips Healthcare as a clinical scientist for cardiology. In this role, he was the research liaison for hospitals and educational centers conducting collaborative research with Philips in cardiology. His work involved optimization of cardiac imaging protocols, image quality, new reconstruction techniques, and implementation of quantitative evaluation techniques such as myocardial blood flow (MBF) and coronary flow reserve (CFR) for perfusion studies.
Dr. Tipnis joined the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at MUSC in 2009. In his current role, he provides clinical support for medical physics and is also involved in resident teaching. Dr. Tipnis is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is a co-author of two patents, one on an advanced design for a micro-structured CsI(Tl) scintillator screen, and another on a high-performance CCD based imager, and has co-authored over thirty research publications.
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