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Timothy Garvey Turkington

Associate Professor in Radiology
Box 3949 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
0402 South Hospital, Durham, NC 27710


My work focuses on PET imaging physics, including instrumentation, reconstruction, and image processing.  We're working toward more quantitatively accurate PET,  reduction in scan times and radiation dose in PET/CT, novel imaging devices for PET (and SPECT), and application of PET to more clinical and research needs.  Positron Emission Tomography is now in widespread use as a clinical tool for oncology, neurology, and cardiology, and continues to be used as a research tool in these areas.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in Radiology · 2021 - Present Radiology, Clinical Science Departments
Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences · 2022 - Present Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, University Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 1989 Ph.D.