Biomedical Research Education & Training
Faculty Member

Walker, Ronald C., MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology and Radiological Sciences

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Academic history
MD, Baylor
BS, Baylor

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Dept of Radiology & Radiological Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center 37232-2675

Research Keywords
PET-CT, SPECT/CT, Multiple Myeloma, Plasma Cell Disorders, Thyroid Carcinoma, Cardiac Nuclear Imaging

Research Specialty
PET Imaging and Research, PET-CT in Oncology and Myocardial Perfusion

Research Description
PET imaging and research, particularly in multiple myeloma; PET-CT in oncology; PET-CT in myocardial perfusion; SPECT-CT for myocardial perfusion with or without CT angiography; Graduate medical education in Nuclear Medicine, especially in PET-CT and CT

McKinley, ET, Smith, RA, Tanksley, JP, Washington, MK, Walker, R, Coffey, RJ, Manning, HC. [18F]FLT-PET to predict pharmacodynamic and clinical response to cetuximab therapy in Menetrier's disease. Ann Nucl Med, 26(9), 757-63, 2012

Walker, RC, Brown, TL, Jones-Jackson, LB, De Blanche, L, Bartel, T. Imaging of multiple myeloma and related plasma cell dyscrasias. J Nucl Med, 53(7), 1091-101, 2012

Deppen, S, Putnam, JB, Andrade, G, Speroff, T, Nesbitt, JC, Lambright, ES, Massion, PP, Walker, R, Grogan, EL. Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease. Ann Thorac Surg, 92(2), 428-32; discussion 433, 2011

Grogan, EL, Weinstein, JJ, Deppen, SA, Putnam, JB, Nesbitt, JC, Lambright, ES, Walker, RC, Dittus, RS, Massion, PP. Thoracic operations for pulmonary nodules are frequently not futile in patients with benign disease. J Thorac Oncol, 6(10), 1720-5, 2011

Bartel, TB, Haessler, J, Brown, TL, Shaughnessy, JD, van Rhee, F, Anaissie, E, Alpe, T, Angtuaco, E, Walker, R, Epstein, J, Crowley, J, Barlogie, B. F18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the context of other imaging techniques and prognostic factors in multiple myeloma. Blood, 114(10), 2068-76, 2009

King, DL, Stack, BC, Spring, PM, Walker, R, Bodenner, DL. Incidence of thyroid carcinoma in fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-positive thyroid incidentalomas. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 137(3), 400-4, 2007 PMCID:2744568

Shaughnessy, JD, Zhan, F, Burington, BE, Huang, Y, Colla, S, Hanamura, I, Stewart, JP, Kordsmeier, B, Randolph, C, Williams, DR, Xiao, Y, Xu, H, Epstein, J, Anaissie, E, Krishna, SG, Cottler-Fox, M, Hollmig, K, Mohiuddin, A, Pineda-Roman, M, Tricot, G, van Rhee, F, Sawyer, J, Alsayed, Y, Walker, R, Zangari, M, Crowley, J, Barlogie, B. A validated gene expression model of high-risk multiple myeloma is defined by deregulated expression of genes mapping to chromosome 1. Blood, 109(6), 2276-84, 2007 PMCID:2744568

Walker, R, Barlogie, B, Haessler, J, Tricot, G, Anaissie, E, Shaughnessy, JD, Epstein, J, van Hemert, R, Erdem, E, Hoering, A, Crowley, J, Ferris, E, Hollmig, K, van Rhee, F, Zangari, M, Pineda-Roman, M, Mohiuddin, A, Yaccoby, S, Sawyer, J, Angtuaco, EJ. Magnetic resonance imaging in multiple myeloma: diagnostic and clinical implications. J Clin Oncol, 25(9), 1121-8, 2007 PMCID:2744568

Walker, RC, Jones-Jackson, LB, Martin, W, Habibian, MR, Delbeke, D. New imaging tools for the diagnosis of infection. Future Microbiol, 2(5), 527-54, 2007

Yaccoby, S, Ling, W, Zhan, F, Walker, R, Barlogie, B, Shaughnessy, JD. Antibody-based inhibition of DKK1 suppresses tumor-induced bone resorption and multiple myeloma growth in vivo. Blood, 109(5), 2106-11, 2007 PMCID:1801040

Mahfouz T, Miceli MH, Saghafifar F, Stroud S, Jones-Jackson L, Walker R, et al.. 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography contributes to the diagnosis and management of infections in patients with multiple myeloma: a study of 165 infectious episodes. Journal of Clinical Oncology(23), 7857-7863, 2005

Angtuaco EJC, Fassas AB, Walker RC, Sethi R, Barlogie B. Multiple myeloma: clinical review and diagnostic imaging. Radiology(231), 11-23, 2004

Barlogie B, Shaughnessy J, Tricot G, Jacobson J, Zangari M, Anaissie E, Walker R, Crowley J. Treatment of multiple myeloma. Blood(103), 20-32, 2004

Maxwell C, Rasmussen E, Zhan F, Keats J, Adamia S, Strachan E, Crainie M, Walker, R, et al.. RHAMM expression and isoform balance predicts aggressive disease and poor survival in multiple myeloma. Blood(104), 1151-1158, 2004

Miceli MH, Atoui R, Walker R, et al.. Diagnosis of deep septic thrombophlebitis in cancer patients by Fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scanning: a preliminary report. Journal of Clinical Oncology(22), 1949-1956, 2004

Tian E, Zhan F, Walker R, et al.. The role of the Wn/I?-catenin signaling antagonist DKK1 in the development of osteolytic lesions in multiple myeloma.. New England Journal of Medicine(349), 2483-2494, 2003

Walker RC, Barlogie B, Shaughnessy J. Letter to the Editor regarding N Eng J Med 349:2483-2494, 2003. New England Journal of Medicine, 14(350), 1465, 2003

Walker RC, Zigler SS. PET practice in nuclear pharmacy.. Journal American Pharmacists Association(32), S42-3, 2003

Walker RC, Weiss DW, Purnell GL, Forte KF. Positron emisson tomography scanning: a primer.. Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society, 4(99), 119-121, 2002

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