University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Thomas Hope, MD

Thomas Hope, MD

Assistant Professor, Abdominal Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, UCSF

Cancer Center Program Memberships

Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

My research program is focused on imaging cancer using MRI and novel PET tracers. At UCSF, I have developed the gallium-68 DOTA-TOC imaging program for neuroendocrine tumor staging, and am the principle investigator on the FDA IND. I have also successfully brought Ga-68 PSMA imaging to UCSF and am currently drafting the IND submission to allow for the evaluation of the clinical use of this agent. I am interested in using somatostatin receptor and PSMA based PET agents in order to distinguish neuroendocrine prostate cancer from adenocarcinoma. Additionally, I believe that the combination of MR and PET parameters will aid in the staging of cancers. Most straightforward is a study we are carrying out in low risk prostatectomy patients where we are evaluating the use of PET/MRI using Ga-68 PSMA and MR imaging of the primary tumor. In the setting of patients with metastatic disease, PET/MRI will likely have an even more important role, as response to treatment will change uptake of non-FDG tracers in ways that are not immediately clear and intepretation will likely rely on changes in MR imaging parameters such as diffusion weighted imaging (DWI).

Education

Duke University, Durham, NC, BA/BS, 6/2001, Biology, Economics
Stanford University, MD, 6/2007 Medicine
Kaiser San Francisco, 6/2008, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, 6/2012, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Stanford University, 6/2013, Body MRI/nuclear medicine Fellowship


Professional Experience

  • 2007-2008
    Intern, Department of Medicine, Kaiser San Francisco, CA
  • 2008-2012
    Resident, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012-2013
    Fellow, Department of Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • 2013-present
    Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Honors & Awards

  • 2001
    Summa Cum Laude, Duke University
  • 2001
    Phi Beta Kappa, Duke University
  • 2006
    Trainee Research Prize, Radiological Society of North America
  • 2007
    W. S. Moore Award, Nominee, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • 2011
    Magnum Cum Laude Merit Award, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • 2012
    Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Radiological Society of North America
  • 2012
    Alexander Margulis Society Excellence in Research Award, UCSF
  • 2014
    Wylie J. Dodds Research Award, Society of Abdominal Radiology

Selected 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.
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  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.
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  3. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  5. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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, Schöder 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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  19. Fendler WP, Calais J, Allen-Auerbach M, Bluemel C, Eberhardt N, Emmett L, Gupta P, Hartenbach M, Hope TA, Okamoto S, Pfob CH, Pöppel TD, Rischpler C, Schwarzenböck 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.
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  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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