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Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Khalid Sauliman Alzimami

 

Personal Data

 

Nationality: Saudi Arabia

Place of Birth: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Address:

(1)    Dean of Applied Medical Sciences College,

Salman Bin Abdulaziz University,

PO.Box 422
Alkharj 11942
Saudi Arabia

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Telephone: +966-1-5454518

Fax:            +966-1-5453786

Mobile:       +966 555578982

Email:  k.alzimami@ku.edu.sa

(1)    Assistant Professor of Radiological Sciences

Department of Radiological Sciences

College of Applied Medical Sciences,

King Saud University,

PO.Box 10219
Riyadh 11433
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Telephone: +966-1-4693571

Fax:            +966-1-4693565

Mobile:       +966 555578982

Email:  kalzimami@ksu.edu.sa

 Employment  

April 2011- Present

Dean of Applied Medical Sciences College, Alkharj University, Alkharj, Saudi Arabia.

July 2010-Present

Assistant Professor of Medical imaging

Department of Radiological Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

May 2010-Present

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Research Fellow

Medical Imaging Physics Group, Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Physical Science

2006-2009

University of Surrey, UK

Teaching Assistant

Radiation Physics laboratory; supervision and demonstrating for MSc. students. 

2006-2009

University of Surrey, UK

Dissertation Co-Supervisor

Supervision of projects leading to M.Sc. in Medical Physics

2001-2003

King Saud University

Demonstrator/Teaching Assistant  

Education

2006-2008:

PhD Medical Physics

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

v  Thesis: The Potential Use of Cerium-doped Lanthanum Scintillators and Optimisation of Imaging Processing in SPECT.

v  Research focused on:

o Evaluating and validating of GATE Monte Carlo Simulation code as well as contribution to the code development.

o  Investigating of the potential use of LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce scintillator materials in single photon imaging compared to NaI(Tl).

o Optimising 3D OSEM image reconstruction techniques with and without attenuation correction for 99Tcm SPECT images at different noise levels.

o Investigation of the potential of improving spatial resolution in SPECT systems that combine the LaBr3:Ce detectors with 3D OSEM image reconstruction algorithms.

o Validation of the basic principles and evaluation of the potential of using a new method for estimating random noise in SPECT images using non-cardiac gating technique.

v  Collaborators:

o The Nuclear Medicine Department at St George's Hospital, London.

o The Nuclear Medicine Department at Guy’s Hospital, London.

o Joint Department of Physics, The Institute of Cancer Research / Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

2004-2005:

MSc Medical Physics (Distinction)

University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

v  Dissertation: Optimisation of computed radiography systems for chest imaging.

v  Collaborators: The Department of Radiology at St George's Hospital, London.

 Additional Qualifications & Training

July 2011

Peer Review Consultation Course, Alabama University, Alabama, USA

April 26 – 27,  2011

Improvement and action plan, National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA), Riyadh, KSA.

May 21-22, 2011

Planning and implementation of self-study for institutional accreditation, National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA), Alkhobar, KSA.

2010-2011

Passing Intensive courses and workshops in education and effective teaching, the Deanship of Skills Development, King Saud University

 November 2010

Radiation Protection Officer: Nuclear Medicine, Authorized by the National Centre of Radiation Protection, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh, KSA.

December 2009 – February 2009

10 weeks training placement in the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, UK. 

16-18 February 2009

Nuclear Medicine Course

Joint Department of Physics, The Institute of Cancer Research, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, UK.

23-25 October 2008

Experimental Design and Practical data Analysis in Positron Emission Tomography

Division of Neuroscience and Mental Health, School of Professional Development, Imperial College London, UK. 

October –December 2008

Career Management Skills Module:

Careers Inside and Outside Academia - Winning CVs and Applications - Career Choice and Getting on with Colleagues - Creative Networking for Job Hunting - Successful Interview Skills - Talking to the Media.

SPLASH Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

4 June 2008

International Business Protocol Module

Lausanne Hospitality Consulting, Lausanne, Switzerland.

11 November 2008

Production, Use and Disposal of Radioisotopes in Nuclear Medicine

AstraZaneca R&D Charnwood, Loughbrough, UK. 

11 May 2005 & 23 April 2008

Radiation Protection Refresher Course

Suffolk Radiation Technical Services (SRTS) Ltd., University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.

5-7 April 2006

Positron Emission Tomography: Technology and Application

Department of Chemistry and Centre for Professsional Development, Imperial College London and GlaxoSmithKline, London, UK. 

7-9 April 2004

Diploma in the Art and Sciences of Neuro Linguistic Programming,

The International Trainers Association, , King Fahd Academy, London, UK

7-9 April 2004

Diploma in the Art and Sciences of Neuro Linguistic Programming,

The American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, King Fahd Academy, London, UK 

Committees:

v  Member of Salman bin Abdulaziz University Council, April 2011- present.

v  Member of Central Committee for curriculums and Academic Programs, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, April 2011- present.

v  Member of Central Committee for Demonstrators and Lecturers Affairs, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, April 2011- present.

v  Member of Committee for Admission of Applicants of Health Sciences Schools, King Saud University, Academic years 2010-2011.

v  Member of Central Committee for Admission of Applicants of Health Sciences Schools, Salman bin Abdulaziz University, Academic years 2011-2012.

v  The Secretary-General of Department Council, Department of Radiological Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Sep. 2010- April 2011.

v  Coordinator of the Graduate Studies Committee, Department of Radiological Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, July 2010- Present.

v  Executive secretary of the 3rd Saudi International Conference, Guildford, UK, 2009.

v  Academic consultant for the Saudi Clubs and Schools in the UK and Republic of Ireland, courses 26 and 27 (2006-2008).

v  Member of the executive committee of Saudi Clubs and Schools in the UK and Republic of Ireland, course 28 (2008-2009).

v  Vice President of Surrey Saudi Club, courses 24 & 28 (2005, 2009).

v  Islamic Society Representative, Student Union, University of Surrey, 2005.

 

Teaching Experiences

v  Advanced Nuclear Medicine Techniques.

v  Advanced Clinical MRI Techniques.

v  Computed Tomography: Physics and Quality Control.

v  X-ray Physics and Techniques.

v  Medical Imaging Processing and Reconstruction.

v  Radiation Protection.

v  Physics for Nursing.  

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications:

1.         K. Alzimami, E. Abuelhia, Z. Podolyak, A. Ioannou and N. M. Spyrou, Investigation of LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce Scintillators for Gamma-ray Spectroscopy, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Volume 278, Number 3, 755-759, 2008.

2.         E. Abuelhia, K. Alzimami, M. Alkhorayef, Z. Podolyák and N. M. Spyrou, Measurement of coincidence timing resolution of scintillation detectors compared to semiconductor detectors to image three-photon positron annihilation, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Volume 278, Number 3, 767-771, 2008.

3.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi, M. Alkhorayef, A.J. Britten, N.M. Spyrou, Optimisation of computed radiography systems for chest imaging, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, Volume 600, Issue 2, p. 513-518 (2009).

4.         M. Alkhorayef, E. Abuelhia, K. Alzimami, M. Marouli, M. P. W. Chin and N. M. Spyrou, Experimental comparison of the relative yield of 3γ/2γ positron annihilation using semiconductor and scintillation detectors, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Volume 280, Number 2, 315-318, 2009.

5.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi and NM Spyrou, Investigation the Potential Use of LaBr3:Ce Scintillators for Scintimammography Imaging. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A. In press.

6.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi, L. Livieratos and NM Spyrou, Investigation of the Possibility of Improving Spatial Resolution in SPECT with the Combination of LaBr3:Ce Based Detector and 3D OSEM Reconstruction Algorithms. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A. In press.

Proceedings and Conference Records:

1.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi and N. M. Spyrou, Investigation of LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce Scintillators for SPECT Imaging, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging Proceeding (ISBI’08), Paris May 2008, 1243-46.

2.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi, M. Alkhorayef and NM Spyrou. Optimisation of FBP with Using Butterworth, Metz and Weiner Reconstruction Filtering in 99Tcm SPECT Images, the 2nd Saudi Innovation conference Proceeding (SIC’08), Leeds, June 2008, 78-82.

3.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi, and N. M. Spyrou, Optimization and Comparison of 3D-OSEM with FBP SPECT Imaging, the 2008 International Conference of Signal and Image Engineering Preceding, London July 2008, I: 632-636.

4.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi and NM Spyrou. Preliminary Monte Carlo Study Of 18-FDG SPECT Imaging with a LaBr3:Ce Gamma Camera , the 3rd Saudi International conference Proceeding (SIC’09), Guildford, June 2009.

5.         K. Alzimami, S. Sassi, M. Alkhorayef and NM Spyrou. Preliminary Monte Carlo Study Of 18-FDG SPECT Imaging with a LaBr3:Ce Gamma Camera , The 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC10), Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2010.

6.         K. S. Alzimami, S. A. Sassi, A. A. Alfuraih, M. A. Alkhorayef and NM Spyrou. Optimized Energy Window Selection for 89Zr PET Imaging Using Monte Carlo Simulation, Transactions- American Nuclear Society Meeting, Vol 103, pages 1111-1112, Las Vegas, USA, November 2010.

7.         M. A. Alkhorayef, K.S. Alzimami and NM Spyrou, A Prototype Lanthanum-Based Scanner Using Three Positron Annihilation, Transactions- American Nuclear Society Meeting, Vol 103, pages 1107-1108, Las Vegas, USA, November 2010.

 

Published Abstracts:

1.      K. Alzimami, S. Sassi and N. M. Spyrou, Investigation of LaBr3:Ce and LaCl3:Ce Scintillators for SPECT Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Communication, 28(12), 958. 2007.

2.      K. Alzimami, M. Demou,  L. Livieratos and  NM. Spyrou, Validation of the GATE Monte Carlo simulation code for modelling a SPECT system, Nuclear Medicine Communications, 29(5) 500, 2008.

3.      K. Alzimami, S. Sassi  and NM Spyrou, Optimization and Comparison of 3D-OSEM with FBP SPECT Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Communications, 29(5), 499-500. 2008.

Book Chapters:

  1. K.S.  Alzimami, S.A. Sassi and N. M. Spyrou, A Comparison Between 3D OSEM and FBP Image Reconstruction Algorithms in SPECT, Edited by Sio-Iong Ao and Len Gelman, Chapter 17:195-206, Springer, New York, 2009.

Edited Books & Proceedings:

1.      Akram Aloqbi, Ibrahim Alsini and Khalid Alzimami, The 3rd Saudi International conference Proceeding (SIC’09), Guildford, June 2009. ISBN: 1-84469-020-2. 

Oral and Poster Presentations at National/International Conferences

v  The 2nd Gulf Nuclear Medicine Conference, November 2006, Dubai, UAE. Oral.

v  The 2nd Gulf Nuclear Medicine Conference, November 2006, Dubai, UAE. Poster.

v  The Autumn British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) Meeting, September 2007, London, UK. Oral.

v  The 12th International Conference “Modern Trends in Activation Analysis (MTAA12), September 2007, Tokyo, Japan. Poster.

v  The 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI ’08); 14–18 May 2008, Paris, France. Poster.

v  The Annual British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) Meeting, May 2008, Edinburgh, UK. 2 Posters.

v  The 2008 International Conference of Signal and Image Engineering; 2-4 July 2008, London, UK. Oral.

v  The 3rd Saudi International Conference, 4-6 June 2009, Guildford, UK. Poster.

v  The 11th International Workshop on Imaging Detector, 27th June – 2nd July 2009, Prague, Czech Republic. Oral.

v  The 11th International Workshop on Imaging Detector, 27th June – 2nd July 2009, Czech Republic. Poster.

v  The 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC10), September 2010, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Poster.

v  The American Nuclear Society Meeting: Isotopes for Medicine: Applications in Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics Session, November 2010, Las Vegas, USA, Oral.

Co-supervised MSc Dissertations

  1. O. Almutwaa, Optimization and Comparison of 3D-OSEM and FBP algorithms in SPECT Imaging, University of Surrey, 2006. Co-supervised with Dr. Salem Sassi.
  2. M. Demou, Validation of the GATE Monte Carlo simulation code for modelling a SPECT system, University of Surrey, 2007. Co-supervised with Professor Nicholas Spyrou.
  3. A. Ioannou, Experimental characterisation and evaluation of LaCl3:Ce, LaBr3:Ce, NaI:Tl, CdZhTe and HpGe detectors for SPECT imaging, University of Surrey, 2007. Co-supervised with Professor Nicholas Spyrou.
  4. A. Georgantzoglou, Monte Carlo simulation of a dual-headed gamma camera system using GATE, University of Surrey, 2008. Co-supervised with Professor Nicholas Spyrou.

 Prizes & Awards

v  2001: The ideal student in the College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, based on academic performance.

v  2008: The best paper at the 2008 International Conference of Signal and Image Engineering; 2-4 July 2008, London, UK.

v  2009: Distinguished Achievement Prize, the 3rd Saudi International Conference, 4-6 June 2009, Guildford, UK.

 

Technical Skills

v  Practical

o  Knowledge of radiation detection and measurement techniques such as gamma-

      ray spectroscopy through MSc and PhD work.

o  Nuclear Medicine equipments Quality Control and Quality Assurance.

o  Computed Radiography.

o  Radiation Protection Procedures.

v  Computing

o  Experienced with Monte Carlo Simulation and Modelling using Geant4  Application Tomography Emission (GATE) code.

o  Experienced with Windows and Linux based systems.

o  Familiar with ROOT data analysis.

 Professional Memberships

v  British Institute of Radiology

v  IEEE

v  American Nuclear Society: Medicine and Biology Division

References


References available on request.