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Joseph S. Donald

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Assistant Professor, Radiology

Professional Background

I am board certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. I completed radiology residency at the University of Kansas and fellowship training in nuclear medicine at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Most of my time is spent interpreting diagnostic examinations in the body and nuclear radiology divisions with an emphasis on oncology. I have a special interest in functional imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) and targeted radionuclide therapies.



I am involved in several ongoing research projects. One of our pilot studies utilizes SPECT/CT of the brain following intravenous injection of the radiotracer Tc-99m DTPA to assess the integrity of the blood brain barrier in individuals with chronic renal failure. We plan to apply this same methodology to further understand if blood-brain barrier dysfunction contributes to post-COVID conditions. I have listed a few of my publications from the last year below:

Walker CM, Donald J. Thrombotic pulmonary embolism: Pitfalls in diagnosis. “multimodality vascular imaging: From head to toe. ARRS 2020; 1st Edition.

Boatright CM, Walker CM, Donald J, Cui W, Nagji AS. Incidental dedifferentiated mediastinal liposarcoma on 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT. Clinical Imaging Journal 2020; 59(1):21-24. PMID: 31715513

Alsa’di H, Donald J. Relapsed breast implant–associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma presenting as refractory fluid collections with low uptake on FDG PET/CT scan. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. PMID: 34132681

Green ZD, John CS, Kueck PJ, Burns JM, Perry M, Donald J, Mahnken JD, Honea RA, Vidoni ED, Morris JK. Rationale and methods to characterize the acute exercise response in aging and Alzheimer's Disease: the AEROBIC pilot study. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021; 107:106457. PMID: 34051350.