David E. Kuhl

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David Edmund Kuhl
Born (1929-10-27) October 27, 1929 (age 86)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Fields radiology;nuclear medicine
Institutions University of Pennsylvania
University of Michigan
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Known for positron emission tomography
Notable awards Ernst Jung Prize (1981)
Japan Prize (2009)

David Edmund Kuhl (born October 27, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American scientist specializing in nuclear medicine.[1] He is well known for his pioneering work in positron emission tomography. Dr. Kuhl served as the Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Michigan for 20 years and retired in June 2011.


He obtained M.D.from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1955 and then completed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. During his time at Penn he developed a new method of tomographic imaging and constructed several tomographic instruments. These tomographic imaging techniques he invented were further developed in the 1970s and now called positron emission tomography.



  1. ^ a b Bonte, Frederick J. (1976), "Nuclear Medicine Pioneer Citation, 1976: David E. Kuhl, M.D.", Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 17 (6): 518–519 
  2. ^ 2009(25th)Japan Prize Laureates

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