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David M. Wilson



Dr. David M. Wilson is a neuroradiologist, a specialist in using advanced imaging techniques to examine nervous system abnormalities. He has a specialty in positron emission tomography (PET), a type of imaging that shows how tissues and organs are functioning. He also has a particular interest in molecular imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, tests that measure the metabolism of suspected spinal and brain tumors.

Wilson is a physician-scientist who is dedicated to using new imaging techniques to explore biochemical processes in the body that can be indicative of disease. His research focuses on developing new molecular probes for brain and tumor imaging.

Wilson earned his medical degree and his doctorate from Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in neuroradiology at UCSF.

  • Education

    Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2004

    Columbia University, PhD, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Diagnostic Radiology, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Neuroradiology, 2010

  • Academic Title


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    First-in-Human Evaluation of an Astrocytic Glutamate Transporter (EAAT2) PET Tracer in Dementia

    Each study participant will undergo a physical examination, vital signs, and ECGs prior to and after the scan and will also be monitored during the scan for adverse events. Additionally, a follow-up with the subject will be conduc...