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Physics Faculty

Jagadeesh R. Sonnad, Ph.D., DABR
Radiological Sciences

Jagadeesh R. Sonnad, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor
Program Director and Chief Medical Physicist

Academic Section(s):

Medical Radiological Physics Graduate Program


  • M.S., Radiological Sciences,  University  of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Ph.D., Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Board Certification(s):

American Board of Radiology - Diagnostics

Clinical/Research Interests:

Nuclear Medicine; Imaging applications in Radiotherapy Diagnostic Physics.

Select Publications:

  • Solution of the Michaelis-Menten equation using the decomposition method. Sonnad JR, Goudar CT. Math Biosci Eng. 2009 Jan;6(1):173-88. PMID:19292514
  • Establishing a threshold for 131I bioassay in nuclear medicine personnel.Liang Y, Chu RY, Galbraith WK, Macdurmon GW, Sonnad JR. Health Phys. 2008 Nov;95(5 Suppl):S175-9. doi: 10.1097/01.HP.0000324205.19659.62. PMID:18849711
  • The effects of dialysis on 131I kinetics and dosimetry in thyroid cancer patients--a pharmacokinetic model. Pahlka RB, Sonnad JR. Health Phys. 2006 Sep;91(3):227-37. PMID: 16891898
  • Qualitative assessment of cervical spinal stenosis: observer variability on CT and MR images. Stafira JS, Sonnad JR, Yuh WT, Huard DR, Acker RE, Nguyen DL, Maley JE, Ramji FG, Li WB, Loftus CM. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Apr;24(4):766-9. PMID:12695220
  • Pitfalls of radiation survey after brachytherapy implant removal preceding Tl-201 study. Gaston RC, Arnold CD, Ahluwalia BD, Sonnad JR, Macdurmon GW, Gold MA, Parry CK, Montebello JF, Mayr NA. Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Jul;27(7):494-8. PMID: 12072776
  • Parameter estimation using a direct solution of the integrated Michaelis-Menten equation. Goudar CT, Sonnad JR, Duggleby RG. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1999 Jan 11;1429(2):377-83. PMID: 9989222