Gad Abikhzer

Postdoctoral research in Nuclear Medicine
Technion- Israel Institute of Science and Rambam Medical Center
Research topic: Assessment of the clinical value of PET (Positron Emission Tomography) in infection and oncology, as well as SPECT/CT Imaging for early diagnosis of coronary artery disease.



• Rakheja R, Makis W, Abikhzer G, Hickeson M. 2011. Round cell liposarcoma presenting as an FDG positive primary with a FDG negative retroperitoneal metastasis: a pitfall for 18F-FDG PET/CT imaging. Clin Nucl Med 36(12): 213-216.

Abikhzer G, Ciarallo A, Hickeson M. 2011. Unsuspected thyroid metastases from renal cell cancer detected on 111In-octreotide with no uptake in primary renal cancer. Clin Nucl Med 36 (9): 808-810.

• Hickeson M, Abikhzer G. Review of physiologic and pathophysiologic sources of Fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the chest wall on PET. 2011. PET Clin, July 6 (3):339-364.

• Makis W, Rush C, Abikhzer G. 2011. Necrotic Pseudotumor caused by a metal-on-metal total hip prosthesis: imaging characteristics on 18F-FDG PET/CT and correlative imaging. Skeletal Radiol, Jun 40 (6):773-777.

• Makis W, Ciarallo A, Abikhzer G. 2011. Submandibular salivary gland transfer: a pitfall in head and neck imaging with 18F-FDG PET/CT. Clin Nucl Med 36 (8): 712-716.

Abikhzer G, Alabed Y, Assayag J, Azoulay L, Rush C. 2011. Altered hepatic metabolic activity in patients with hepatic steatosis on FDG PET/CT. AJR, Jan 196 (1): 176-80.

Abikhzer G, Turpin S, Bigras, J. Infected pacemaker causing septic pulmonary emboli detected on FDG PET/CT. 2010. J Nucl Card, Jun 17(3):514.

• Makis W, Abikhzer G, Stern J. 2010.  Incidental Early Stage Endometrial Adenocarcinoma diagnosed by FDG PET-CT, negative on Ultrasound and MRI. Clin Nucl Med, Apr 35 (4): 265-266.

• Makis W, Abikhzer G, Rush C. 2009. Hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy diagnosed by FDG PET-CT in a patient with lung adenocarcinoma. Clin Nucl Med, Sep 34 (9): 625-627.

• Makis W, Abikhzer G, Stern J. 2009. Tuberculous synovitis of the hip joint diagnosed by FDG PET-CT. Clin Nucl Med, Jul 34 (7): 431-432.

Abikhzer G, Zand KR, Stern J, Laufer J. 2009. False positive high probability V/Q scan due to malignant obstruction of both pulmonary vein and artery. Clin Nucl Med, Jun 34 (6): 367-370.

Abikhzer G, Levental M, Rush C. 2006. High resolution MRI in the detection of an intrathymic parathyroid adenoma. Br J Radiol, Sep 79 (945): e78-80.

Abikhzer G, Bouganim N, Finesilver A. 2005. Aggressive fibromatosis of the head and neck: case report and review of the literature. J Otolaryngol. Aug 34 (4): 289-294.