Mohammed N. Tantawy, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

n.tantawy@vanderbilt.edu

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Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
Education
Ph.D., Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TennesseeGrad.Dip, University of Jordan, Amman, JordanB.S., Mutah University, Jordan, Jordan
Office Address
1161 21st Ave South
AA-1105 MCN
Nashville, TN 37232-2310
Research Description
Mohammed Tantaway, Ph.D., M.B.A., is a graduate from the Mu’tah University in Mu’tah, Jordan. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and M.B.A. from Tennessee State University. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2009 as Instructor. In 2016, he was appointed Research Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences. Dr. Tantaway is a member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, Sigma Pi Sigma and the American Physics Society. His research uses nuclear imaging modalities, including PET, SPECT and CT,. His projects involve cancer imaging, neuroreceptor imaging, renal function and bone disease.

Section: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
Research Keywords
Small animal imaging using PET, CT, and SPECT.
Publications
Tantawy MN, Peterson TE. Simplified [18F]FDG image-derived input function using the left ventricle, liver, and one venous blood sample. Mol Imaging. 2010 Apr; 9(2): 76-86. PMID: 20236605, PMCID: PMC4095848, ISSN: 1536-0121.

Tantawy MN, Jones CK, Baldwin RM, Ansari MS, Conn PJ, Kessler RM, Peterson TE. [(18)F]Fallypride dopamine D2 receptor studies using delayed microPET scans and a modified Logan plot. Nucl. Med. Biol [print-electronic]. 2009 Nov; 36(8): 931-40. PMID: 19875049, PMCID: PMC2771119, PII: S0969-8051(09)00155-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2009.06.007, ISSN: 1872-9614.

• J. C. Batchelder, J. L. Wood, P. E. Garrett, K. L. Green, K. P. Rykaczewski, J. -C. Bilheux, C. R. Bingham, H. K. Carter, D. Fong, R. Grzywacz, J. H. Hamilton, D. J. Hartley, J. K. Hwang, W. Krolas, W. D. Kulp, Y. Larochelle, A. Piechaczek, A. V. Ramayya, E. H. Spejewski, D. W. Stracener, M. N. Tantawy, J. A. Winger, and E. F. Zganjar. Collective and noncollective states in 116Cd studied via the β decays of 116Agm1,m2,gs. Phys. Rev. C. 2009; 80((5)): 54318.

Manning HC, Merchant NB, Foutch AC, Virostko JM, Wyatt SK, Shah C, McKinley ET, Xie J, Mutic NJ, Washington MK, LaFleur B, Tantawy MN, Peterson TE, Ansari MS, Baldwin RM, Rothenberg ML, Bornhop DJ, Gore JC, Coffey RJ. Molecular imaging of therapeutic response to epidermal growth factor receptor blockade in colorectal cancer. Clin. Cancer Res. 2008 Nov 11/15/2008; 14(22): 7413-22. PMID: 19010858, PMCID: PMC2657180, PII: 14/22/7413, DOI: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-08-0239, ISSN: 1078-0432.

Jones CK, Brady AE, Davis AA, Xiang Z, Bubser M, Tantawy MN, Kane AS, Bridges TM, Kennedy JP, Bradley SR, Peterson TE, Ansari MS, Baldwin RM, Kessler RM, Deutch AY, Lah JJ, Levey AI, Lindsley CW, Conn PJ. Novel selective allosteric activator of the M1 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor regulates amyloid processing and produces antipsychotic-like activity in rats. J. Neurosci. 2008 Oct 10/8/2008; 28(41): 10422-33. PMID: 18842902, PMCID: PMC2577155, PII: 28/41/10422, DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1850-08.2008, ISSN: 1529-2401.

Hariri G, Zhang Y, Fu A, Han Z, Brechbiel M, Tantawy MN, Peterson TE, Mernaugh R, Hallahan D. Radiation-guided P-selectin antibody targeted to lung cancer. Ann Biomed Eng [print-electronic]. 2008 May; 36(5): 821-30. PMID: 18273706, PMCID: PMC2292132, DOI: 10.1007/s10439-008-9444-9, ISSN: 1573-9686.

• S. N. Liddick, R. Grzywacz, C. Mazzocchi, R. D. Page, K. P. Rykaczewski, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, I. G. Darby, G. Drafta, C. Goodin, C. J. Gross, J. H. Hamilton, A. A. Hecht, J. K. Hwang, S. Ilyushkin, D. T. Joss, A. Korgul, W. Kro´las, K. Lagergren, K. Li, M. N. Tantawy, J. Thomson, and J. A. Winger. Discovery of 109 Xe and 105Te: Superallowed _ Decay near Doubly Magic 100Sn. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2006; 97: 82501.

• M.N. Tantawy, C.R. Bingham, C. Mazzocchi, R. Grzywacz, W. Krolas, K. P. Rykaczewski, J. C. Batchelder, C. J. Gross, K. Hagino, T. Ginter, A. Stolz, M. Karny, D. Fong, J. H. Hamilton, D. J. Hartley, J. K. Hwang, Y. Larochelle, A. Piechaczek, A. V. Ramayya, D. Shapira, J. A. Winger, C.-H, Yu, and E. F. Zganjar. Systematics of isomeric configurations in N=77 odd-Z isotones near the proton drip line. Phys. Rev. C. 2006; 73: 24316.

• J.-C. Bilheux, C. R. Bingham, H. K. Carter, D. Fong, P. E. Garrett, R. Grzywacz, J. H. Hamilton, D. J. Hartley, J. K. Hwang, W. Krolas, W. D. Kulp, Y. Larochelle, A. Piechaczek, A. V. Ramayya, K. P. Rykaczewski, E. H. Spejewski, D. W. Stracener, M. N. Tantawy, J. A. Winger, J. L. Wood, and E. F. Zganjar. New isomeric state in 116Ag. Phys. Rev. C. 2005; 72: 44306.

• M. Karny, R. K. Grzywacz, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, C. J. Gross, K. Hagino, J. H. Hamilton, Z. Janas, W. D. Kulp, J. W. McConnell, M. Momayezi, A. Piechaczek, K. P. Rykaczewski, P. A. Semmes, M. N. Tantawy, J. A. Winger, C. H. Yu, and E. F. Zganjar. Fine structure in proton emission from 145Tm discovered with the novel technique of digital signal processing. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2003; 90: 12502.

• J. C. Batchelder, J. –C. Bilheux, C. R. Bingham, H. K. Carter, J. D. Cole, D. Fong, P. E. Garrett, R. Grzywacz, J. H. Hamilton, D. J. Hartley, J. K. Hwang, W. Krolas, D. Kulg, Y. Larochelle, A. Piechaczek, A. V. Ramayya, K. P. Rykaczewski, E. H. Spejewski, D. W. Stracener, M. N. Tantawy, J. A. Winger, J. Wood, and E. F. Zganjar. The CARDS array for neutron-rich decay spectroscopy at HRIBF. Nucl. Inst. Meth. Phys. Res. 2003; 204: 625.

• W. Królas, R. Grzywacz, K. P. Rykaczewski, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, C. J. Gross, D. Fong, J. H. Hamilton, D. J. Hartley, J. K. Hwang, Y. Larochelle, T. A. Lewis, K. H. Maier, J. W. McConnell, A. Piechaczek, A. V. Ramayya, K. Rykaczewski, D. Shapira, M. N. Tantawy, J. A. Winger, C.-H. Yu, E. F. Zganjar, A. T. Kruppa, W. Nazarewicz, and T. Vertse. First observation of the drip line nucleus 140DY: Identification of a 7 ms K isomer populating the ground state band. Phys. Rev. C. 2002; 65: 31303.

• K. P. Rykaczewski, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, T. N. Ginter, C. J. Gross, R. K. Grzywacz, J. H. Hamilton, D. J. Hartley, Z. Janas, M. Karny, W. D. Kulp, M. Lipoglavsek, J. W. McConnell, M. Momayezi, A. Piechaczek, M. N. Tantawy, J.Wahl, W. B. Walters, J. A. Winger, and E. F. Zganjar. Fine Structure Studies of Proton Radioactivity with Digital Signal Processing. Acta Phys. Pol. B. 2001; 32: 971.

• K. P. Rykaczewski, R. K. Grzywacz, M. Karny, J. W. McConnell, M. Momayezi, J. Wahl, Z. Janas, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, D. J. Hartley, M. N. Tantawy, C. J. Gross, T. N. Ginter, J. H. Hamilton, W. D. Kulp, M. Lipoglavsek, A. Piechaczek, E. F. Zanjar, W. B. Walters, and J. A. Winger. Towards Digital Spectroscopy of Proton Emitters. Nucl. Phys. A. 2001; 682: 270c.