Peter Esser

Peter Esser

Peter Esser

Professor Emeritus
Environmental Health Sciences and Radiology


Radiology, 630 W 168St, P&S Box 28
New York NY USA 10032
212 305 1948


Dr. Peter D. Esser is a past president of the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine and a member of the Nuclear Accreditation Committee of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Esser is a board certified medical physicist with extensive experience in Nuclear Medicine and PET. With research interests that emphasize image enhancement techniques, he has edited four books and coauthored numerous papers.


PhD, 1971, Adelphi University (with Brookhaven National Laboratory)
MS, 1964, Adelphi University
BA, 1961, Brown University

Columbia Affiliations

Chief Physicist, Columbia Kreitchman PET Center

Other Affiliations

American Association of Physicists in Medicine
American College of Nuclear Medicine
American College of Radiology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Institute for Clinical PET
Society of Nuclear Medicine

Select Publications

Kenneth A. Miles , Helen Young, Sandra L. Chica, Peter D. Esser Quantitative Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography: The Need For System Calibration European Radiology 2005
Henkin RE, et al Nuclear Medicine, 2nd edition Mosby in Press
Elsa Angelini, Y. Jin, P. Esser, R. Van Heertum, Andrew Laine Fusion of Brushlet And Wavelet Denoising Methods For Nuclear Images 2004 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging 2004
J. Kalifa, AF Laine, P.D. Esser Regularization in Tomographic Reconstruction Using Thresholding Estimators IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 22(3) 351-359 2003

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