Thomas A. Hope, MD

Radiologist

Dr. Thomas Hope is a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician specializing in neuroendocrine tumors, with a focus on treating patients with peptide receptor radionuclide therapy, or PRRT. He has a special interest in molecular imaging and in treating cancer patients using targeted imaging and paired therapies, also called theranostics.

In addition to working with patients, Hope conducts research focusing on novel radiopharmaceuticals, or new radioactive imaging agents that can help physicians localize tumors using positron emission tomography (PET). He also works on combining different imaging modalities — such as PET and MRI — to stage cancers in patients.

Hope received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF. He then completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine and body MRI at Stanford. Hope is a member of the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the Society of Abdominal Radiology, and the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He is an assistant professor at UCSF.

Clinics

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9888
Fax: (415) 353-9931

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Thomas A. Hope

Education

Stanford University School of Medicine 2007

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2012

Fellowships

Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Nuclear Medicine and Body MRI 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Hicks RM, Loening AM, Ohliger MA, Vasanawala SS, Hope TA. Variable refocusing flip angle single-shot fast spin echo imaging of liver lesions: increased speed and lesion contrast. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Mar; 43(3):593-599.
  2. Wiesinger F, Bylund M, Yang J, Kaushik S, Shanbhag D, Ahn S, Jonsson JH, Lundman JA, Hope T, Nyholm T, Larson P, Cozzini C. Zero TE-based pseudo-CT image conversion in the head and its application in PET/MR attenuation correction and MR-guided radiation therapy planning. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Feb 18.
  3. Kambadakone AR, Fung A, Gupta RT, Hope TA, Fowler KJ, Lyshchik A, Ganesan K, Yaghmai V, Guimaraes AR, Sahani DV, Miller FH. Correction to: LI-RADS technical requirements for CT, MRI, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan; 43(1):240.
  4. Fowler KJ, Potretzke TA, Hope TA, Costa EA, Wilson SR. LI-RADS M (LR-M): definite or probable malignancy, not specific for hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan; 43(1):149-157.
  5. Kambadakone AR, Fung A, Gupta RT, Hope TA, Fowler KJ, Lyshchik A, Ganesan K, Yaghmai V, Guimaraes AR, Sahani DV, Miller FH. LI-RADS technical requirements for CT, MRI, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan; 43(1):56-74.
  6. Fowler KJ, Potretzke TA, Hope TA, Costa EA, Wilson SR, Sirlin CB, Tang A, Kielar A. Letter to the editor response. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Jan; 43(1):239.
  7. Eiber M, Herrmann K, Calais J, Hadaschik B, Giesel FL, Hartenbach M, Hope T, Reiter R, Maurer T, Weber WA, Fendler WP. Prostate Cancer Molecular Imaging Standardized Evaluation (PROMISE): Proposed miTNM Classification for the Interpretation of PSMA-Ligand PET/CT. J Nucl Med. 2018 Mar; 59(3):469-478.
  8. Leynes AP, Yang J, Wiesinger F, Kaushik SS, Shanbhag DD, Seo Y, Hope TA, Larson PEZ. Direct PseudoCT Generation for Pelvis PET/MRI Attenuation Correction using Deep Convolutional Neural Networks with Multi-parametric MRI: Zero Echo-time and Dixon Deep pseudoCT (ZeDD-CT). J Nucl Med. 2017 Oct 30.
  9. Hope TA, Bergsland EK, Bozkurt MF, Graham M, Heaney AP, Herrmann K, Howe JR, Kulke MH, Kunz PL, Mailman J, May L, Metz DC, Millo C, O'Dorisio S, Reidy-Lagunes DL, Soulen MC, Strosberg JR. Appropriate Use Criteria for Somatostatin Receptor PET Imaging in Neuroendocrine Tumors. J Nucl Med. 2018 Jan; 59(1):66-74.
  10. Jiang W, Ong F, Johnson KM, Nagle SK, Hope TA, Lustig M, Larson PEZ. Motion robust high resolution 3D free-breathing pulmonary MRI using dynamic 3D image self-navigator. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Jun; 79(6):2954-2967.
  11. Lee JY, Huo EJ, Weinstein S, Santos C, Monto A, Corvera CU, Yee J, Hope TA. Evaluation of an abbreviated screening MRI protocol for patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Oct 10.
  12. Lake ST, Greene KL, Westphalen AC, Behr SC, Zagoria R, Small EJ, Carroll PR, Hope TA. Optimal MRI sequences for 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/MRI in evaluation of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer. EJNMMI Res. 2017 Sep 19; 7(1):77.
  13. Huo E, Wilson DM, Eisenmenger L, Hope TA. The Role of PET/MR Imaging in Precision Medicine. PET Clin. 2017 Oct; 12(4):489-501.
  14. Fendler WP, Eiber M, Beheshti M, Bomanji J, Ceci F, Cho S, Giesel F, Haberkorn U, Hope TA, Kopka K, Krause BJ, Mottaghy FM, Sch÷der H, Sunderland J, Wan S, Wester HJ, Fanti S, Herrmann K. 68Ga-PSMA PET/CT: Joint EANM and SNMMI procedure guideline for prostate cancer imaging: version 1.0. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2017 Jun; 44(6):1014-1024.
  15. Ohliger MA, Hope TA, Chapman JS, Chen LM, Behr SC, Poder L. PET/MR Imaging in Gynecologic Oncology. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 Aug; 25(3):667-684.
  16. Hope TA, Aggarwal R, Chee B, Tao D, Greene KL, Cooperberg MR, Feng F, Chang A, Ryan CJ, Small EJ, Carroll PR. Impact of 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET on Management in Patients with Biochemically Recurrent Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2017 Dec; 58(12):1956-1961.
  17. Yang J, Wiesinger F, Kaushik S, Shanbhag D, Hope TA, Larson PEZ, Seo Y. Evaluation of Sinus/Edge-Corrected Zero-Echo-Time-Based Attenuation Correction in Brain PET/MRI. J Nucl Med. 2017 Nov; 58(11):1873-1879.
  18. Hope TA, Aslam R, Weinstein S, Yeh BM, Corvera CU, Monto A, Yee J. Change in Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System Characterization of Focal Liver Lesions Using Gadoxetate Disodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared With Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2017 May/Jun; 41(3):376-381.
  19. Fendler WP, Calais J, Allen-Auerbach M, Bluemel C, Eberhardt N, Emmett L, Gupta P, Hartenbach M, Hope TA, Okamoto S, Pfob CH, P÷ppel TD, Rischpler C, Schwarzenb÷ck S, Stebner V, Unterrainer M, Zacho HD, Maurer T, Gratzke C, Crispin A, Czernin J, Herrmann K, Eiber M. 68Ga-PSMA-11 PET/CT Interobserver Agreement for Prostate Cancer Assessments: An International Multicenter Prospective Study. J Nucl Med. 2017 Oct; 58(10):1617-1623.
  20. Yang J, Khalighi M, Hope TA, Ordovas K, Seo Y. Technical Note: Fast respiratory motion estimation using sorted singles without unlist processing: A feasibility study. Med Phys. 2017 May; 44(5):1632-1637.

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