Martin P. Sandler, M.B.Ch.B

Professor

martin.sandler@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Appointments
Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Professor of Medicine
Education
M.B.Ch.B, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Office Address
C-1114 Medical Center North, 1161 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37232-2675
Clinical Description
Martin P. Sandler, M.B.Ch.B, is a fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, the American College of Nuclear Physicians and the College of Physicians South Africa and an honorary fellow of the South African College of Nuclear Medicine. He received the M.B. and Ch.B. degrees from the University of Cape Town Medical School in 1972, serving as a resident physician in Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology and Neurology at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa until 1978. He completed a fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and subsequently completed residency and fellowship training in Vanderbilt’s Division of Nuclear Medicine. He joined the faculty as Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences in 1983. Dr. Sandler has served as Clinical Director of the Nuclear Medicine/PET Division, Director of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Training Program, Director of the Radiological Sciences Research Laboratory and Director of Clinical Nuclear Medicine. In 1992, he was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences after which he was named Chairman of the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor. He became Associate Vice-Chancellor for Hospital Affairs at Vanderbilt in 2006, having oversight of Vanderbilt Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. In 2009, he returned to clinical practice as Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Dr. Sandler has been awarded 18 industry and government-funded grants and awards. He has served as editor for the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. In addition, he has edited 9 textbooks, authored over 100 published manuscripts, 16 editorials, 62 textbook chapters, 83 scientific communications and presentations and five educational tapes.

Section: Nuclear Medicine
Research Keywords
Nuclear Medicine, PET
Clinical Research Keywords
High Energy imaging (SPECT/coincidence)
Publications
Ludwig V, Komori T, Kolb D, Martin WH, Sandler MP, Delbeke D. Cerebral lesions incidentally detected on 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose positron emission tomography images of patients evaluated for body malignancies. Mol Imaging Biol. 2002 Oct; 4(5): 359-62. PMID: 14537111, PII: S1536163202000240, ISSN: 1536-1632.

Delbeke D, Martin WH, Patton JA, Sandler MP. Value of iterative reconstruction, attenuation correction, and image fusion in the interpretation of FDG PET images with an integrated dual-head coincidence camera and X-ray-based attenuation maps. Radiology. 2001 Jan; 218(1): 163-71. PMID: 11152796, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.218.1.r01ja59163, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Delbeke D, Sandler MP. The role of hybrid cameras in oncology. Semin Nucl Med. 2000 Oct; 30(4): 268-80. PMID: 11105928, ISSN: 0001-2998.

Patton JA, Delbeke D, Sandler MP. Image fusion using an integrated, dual-head coincidence camera with X-ray tube-based attenuation maps. J. Nucl. Med. 2000 Aug; 41(8): 1364-8. PMID: 10945529, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Sandler MP, Patton JA, Delbeke D. X-ray, coincidence data merge in functional anatomic mapping. Diagn Imaging (San Franc). 2000 Jun; 22(6): 73-7, 79. PMID: 10947617, ISSN: 0194-2514.

Sandler MP. The flexible future of a precise science. Eur J Nucl Med. 2000; 27(1 Suppl): S47-8. PMID: 10744473, ISSN: 0340-6997.

Rose DM, Delbeke D, Beauchamp RD, Chapman WC, Sandler MP, Sharp KW, Richards WO, Wright JK, Frexes ME, Pinson CW, Leach SD. 18Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography in the management of patients with suspected pancreatic cancer. Ann. Surg. 1999 May; 229(5): 729-37; discussion 737. PMID: 10235532, PMCID: PMC1420818, ISSN: 0003-4932.

Boren EL, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Sandler MP. Comparison of FDG PET and positron coincidence detection imaging using a dual-head gamma camera with 5/8-inch NaI(Tl) crystals in patients with suspected body malignancies. Eur J Nucl Med. 1999 Apr; 26(4): 379-87. PMID: 10199944, ISSN: 0340-6997.

Delbeke D, Patton JA, Martin WH, Sandler MP. FDG PET and dual-head gamma camera positron coincidence detection imaging of suspected malignancies and brain disorders. J. Nucl. Med. 1999 Jan; 40(1): 110-7. PMID: 9935066, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Scoggins CR, Vitola JV, Sandler MP, Atkinson JB, Frexes-Steed M. Occult breast carcinoma presenting as an axillary mass. Am Surg. 1999 Jan; 65(1): 1-5. PMID: 9915521, ISSN: 0003-1348.

Sandler MP, Bax JJ, Patton JA, Visser FC, Martin WH, Wijns W. Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose cardiac imaging using a modified scintillation camera. J. Nucl. Med. 1998 Dec; 39(12): 2035-43. PMID: 9867138, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Delbeke D, Martin WH, Sandler MP, Chapman WC, Wright JK, Pinson CW. Evaluation of benign vs malignant hepatic lesions with positron emission tomography. Arch Surg. 1998 May; 133(5): 510-5; discussion 515. PMID: 9605913, ISSN: 0004-0010.

Martin WH, Jones RC, Delbeke D, Sandler MP. A simplified intravenous glucose loading protocol for fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose cardiac single-photon emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med. 1997 Oct; 24(10): 1291-7. PMID: 9323271, ISSN: 0340-6997.

Delbeke D, Vitola JV, Sandler MP, Arildsen RC, Powers TA, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Pinson CW. Staging recurrent metastatic colorectal carcinoma with PET. J. Nucl. Med. 1997 Aug; 38(8): 1196-201. PMID: 9255148, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Peeler BB, Martin WH, Sandler MP, Goldstein RE. Sestamibi parathyroid scanning and preoperative localization studies for patients with recurrent/persistent hyperparathyroidism or significant comorbid conditions: development of an optimal localization strategy. Am Surg. 1997 Jan; 63(1): 37-46. PMID: 8985069, ISSN: 0003-1348.

Delbeke D, Vitola JV, Sandler MP, Arildsen RC, Powers TA, Wright JK Jr, Chapman WC, Pinson CW. Staging recurrent metastatic colorectal carcinoma with PET. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1997; 38: 1196-201.

Martin WH, Jones RC, Delbeke D, Sandler MP. A simplified intravenous glucose loading protocol for fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose cardiac single-photon emission tomography. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1997; 24: 1291-7.

Patton JA, Sandler MP, Ohana I, Weinfeld Z. High-energy (511-keV) imaging with the scintillation camera. Radiographics. 1996 Sep; 16(5): 1183-94. PMID: 8888397, DOI: 10.1148/radiographics.16.5.8888397, ISSN: 0271-5333.

Sandler MP, Patton JA. Fluorine 18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose myocardial single-photon emission computed tomography: an alternative for determining myocardial viability. J Nucl Cardiol. 1996 Jul; 3(4): 342-9. PMID: 8799254, PII: S1071-3581(96)90095-1, ISSN: 1071-3581.

Knight SB, Delbeke D, Stewart JR, Sandler MP. Evaluation of pulmonary lesions with FDG-PET. Comparison of findings in patients with and without a history of prior malignancy. Chest. 1996 Apr; 109(4): 982-8. PMID: 8635381, ISSN: 0012-3692.

Vitola JV, Delbeke D, Sandler MP, Campbell MG, Powers TA, Wright JK, Chapman WC, Pinson CW. Positron emission tomography to stage suspected metastatic colorectal carcinoma to the liver. Am. J. Surg. 1996 Jan; 171(1): 21-6. PMID: 8554144, PII: S0002-9610(99)80067-1, DOI: 10.1016/S0002-9610(99)80067-1, ISSN: 0002-9610.

Martin WH, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Sandler MP. Detection of malignancies with SPECT versus PET, with 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. Radiology. 1996 Jan; 198(1): 225-31. PMID: 8539384, DOI: 10.1148/radiology.198.1.8539384, ISSN: 0033-8419.

Martin WH, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Sandler MP. Detection of malignancies with SPECT versus PET, with 2-[fluorine-18]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose. Radiology. 1996; 198: 225-31.

Sandler MP, Patton JA. Fluorine 18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose myocardial single photon emission computed tomography: an alternative for determining myocardial viability. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 1996; 3: 342-9.

Sandler MP, Patton JA. Fluorine 18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose myocardial single photon emission computed tomography: an alternative for determining myocardial viability. Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. 1996; 3: 342-9.

Patton, JA, Sandler MP, Ohana I, Weinfeld Z. High energy (511-keV) imaging with the scintillation camera. RadioGraphics. 1996; 16: 1183-94.

Delbeke D, Videlefsky S, Patton JA, Campbell MG, Martin WH, Ohana I, Sandler MP. Rest myocardial perfusion/metabolism imaging using simultaneous dual-isotope acquisition SPECT with technetium-99m-MIBI/fluorine-18-FDG. J. Nucl. Med. 1995 Nov; 36(11): 2110-9. PMID: 7472607, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Sandler MP, Videlefsky S, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Meyerowitz C, Martin WH, Ohana I. Evaluation of myocardial ischemia using a rest metabolism/stress perfusion protocol with fluorine-18 deoxyglucose/technetium-99m MIBI and dual-isotope simultaneous-acquisition single-photon emission computed tomography. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 1995 Oct; 26(4): 870-8. PMID: 7560611, PII: 0735-1097(95)00295-6, DOI: 10.1016/0735-1097(95)00295-6, ISSN: 0735-1097.

Martin WH, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Hendrix B, Weinfeld Z, Ohana I, Kessler RM, Sandler MP. FDG-SPECT: correlation with FDG-PET. J. Nucl. Med. 1995 Jun; 36(6): 988-95. PMID: 7769457, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Zhao XM, Delbeke D, Sandler MP, Yeoh TK, Votaw JR, Frist WH. Nitrogen-13-ammonia and PET to detect allograft coronary artery disease after heart transplantation: comparison with coronary angiography. J. Nucl. Med. 1995 Jun; 36(6): 982-7. PMID: 7769456, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Martin WH, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Hendrix B, Weinfeld Z, Ohana I, Kessler RM, Sandler MP. 18FDG-SPECT: correlation with 18FDG-PET. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1995; 36: 988-95.

Delbeke D, Videlefsky S, Patton JA, Campbell M, Martin WH, Ohana I, Sandler MP. Rest myocardial perfusion/metabolism imaging using simultaneous dual isotope acquisition SPECT with 99mTc-MIBI and 18FDG-SPECT. Journal of Nuclear Medicine. 1995; 36: 2110-9.

Sandler MP, Videlefsky S, Delbeke D, Patton JA, Meyerowitz C, Martin WH, Ohana I. Evaluation of myocardial ischemia using a rest metabolism/stress perfusion protocol with 18FDG/99mTc-MIBI and dual isotope simultaneous acquisition SPECT. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 1995; 26: 870-8.

Erb RE, Delbeke D, Falke TH, Sandler MP. Magnetic resonance imaging of Carney's triad. South. Med. J. 1994 Sep; 87(9): 951-5. PMID: 8091266, ISSN: 0038-4348.

Hoff SJ, Stewart JR, Frist WH, Atkinson JB, Kronenberg MW, Votaw J, Kessler RM, Sandler MP. Noninvasive detection of acute rejection in a new experimental model of heart transplantation. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 1993 Nov; 56(5): 1074-7. PMID: 8239802, ISSN: 0003-4975.

Sandler MP, Delbeke D. Radionuclides in endocrine imaging. Radiol. Clin. North Am. 1993 Jul; 31(4): 909-21. PMID: 8337374, ISSN: 0033-8389.

Hansen AV, Lavin PJ, Moody EB, Sandler MP. False-negative cerebral radionuclide flow study, in brain death, caused by a ventricular drain. Clin Nucl Med. 1993 Jun; 18(6): 502-5. PMID: 8319405, ISSN: 0363-9762.

Delbeke D, Lorenz CH, Votaw JR, Silveira ST, Frist WH, Atkinson JB, Kessler RM, Sandler MP. Estimation of left ventricular mass and infarct size from nitrogen-13-ammonia PET images based on pathological examination of explanted human hearts. J. Nucl. Med. 1993 May; 34(5): 826-33. PMID: 8478719, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Vansant JP, Johnson DH, O'Donnell DM, Stewart JR, Sonin AH, McCook BM, Powers TA, Salk DJ, Frist WH, Sandler MP. Staging lung carcinoma with a Tc-99m labeled monoclonal antibody. Clin Nucl Med. 1992 Jun; 17(6): 431-8. PMID: 1319860, ISSN: 0363-9762.

Hoff SJ, Stewart JR, Frist WH, Kessler RM, Sandler MP, Atkinson JB, Votaw J, Carey JA, Ansari MS, Merrill WH. Noninvasive detection of heart transplant rejection with positron emission scintigraphy. Ann. Thorac. Surg. 1992 Apr; 53(4): 572-7. PMID: 1554263, ISSN: 0003-4975.

Moody EB, Dawson RC, Sandler MP. 99mTc-HMPAO SPECT imaging in interventional neuroradiology: validation of balloon test occlusion. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1991 Nov; 12(6): 1043-4. PMID: 1763722, ISSN: 0195-6108.

Kronenberg MW, Beard JT, Stein SM, Sandler MP. Effects of beta-adrenergic blockade in acute myocardial infarction: evaluation by radionuclide ventriculography. J. Nucl. Med. 1990 May; 31(5): 557-66. PMID: 1971304, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Sandler MP, Patton JA, Ossoff RH. Recent advances in thyroid imaging. Otolaryngol. Clin. North Am. 1990 Apr; 23(2): 251-70. PMID: 2186335, ISSN: 0030-6665.

Boiskin I, Sandler MP, Fleischer AC, Nylander WA. Acute venous thrombosis after pancreas transplantation: diagnosis with duplex Doppler sonography and scintigraphy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1990 Mar; 154(3): 529-31. PMID: 2106215, DOI: 10.2214/ajr.154.3.2106215, ISSN: 0361-803X.

Mackey ES, Sandler MP, Campbell RM, Graham TP, Atkinson JB, Price R, Moreau GA. Right ventricular myocardial mass quantification with magnetic resonance imaging. Am. J. Cardiol. 1990 Feb 2/15/1990; 65(7): 529-32. PMID: 2137669, PII: 0002-9149(90)90828-O, ISSN: 0002-9149.

Delbeke D, Powers TA, Sandler MP. Correlative radionuclide and magnetic resonance imaging in evaluation of the spine. Clin Nucl Med. 1989 Oct; 14(10): 742-9. PMID: 2805524, ISSN: 0363-9762.

Delbeke D, Sacks GA, Sandler MP. Diagnosis of allograft renal vein thrombosis. Clin Nucl Med. 1989 Jun; 14(6): 415-20. PMID: 2663297, ISSN: 0363-9762.

Cates CU, Kronenberg MW, Collins HW, Sandler MP. Dipyridamole radionuclide ventriculography: a test with high specificity for severe coronary artery disease. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 1989 Mar 3/15/1989; 13(4): 841-51. PMID: 2926038, ISSN: 0735-1097.

Garty I, Delbeke D, Sandler MP. Correlative pediatric imaging. J. Nucl. Med. 1989 Jan; 30(1): 15-24. PMID: 2642953, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Johnson JA, Christie MJ, Sandler MP, Parks PF, Homra L, Kaye JJ. Detection of occult infection following total joint arthroplasty using sequential technetium-99m HDP bone scintigraphy and indium-111 WBC imaging. J. Nucl. Med. 1988 Aug; 29(8): 1347-53. PMID: 3404252, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Delbeke D, Sandler MP, Shaff MI, Miller SF. Cat-scratch disease: report of a case with liver lesions and no lymphadenopathy. J. Nucl. Med. 1988 Aug; 29(8): 1454-6. PMID: 3165442, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Sandler MP. The expanding role of MIBG in clinical medicine. J. Nucl. Med. 1988 Aug; 29(8): 1457-9. PMID: 3042925, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Sandler MP, Fellmeth B, Salhany KE, Patton JA. Thyroid carcinoma masquerading as a solitary benign hyperfunctioning nodule. Clin Nucl Med. 1988 Jun; 13(6): 410-5. PMID: 3402143, ISSN: 0363-9762.