Ben Dwamena, MB, ChB

Associate Professor, Radiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan
1500 East Medical Center Drive, Room B1G505
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5028 

Michigan Experts Research Profile



Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation Member

Areas of Interest

Research interests include investigation of the patient-centered clinical and economic impact of PET/CT and other emerging imaging tests in order to formulate best evidence practice guidelines and develop individualized, decision-analytically-driven, cost-effective decision support systems:

  • EFFICACY - impact under ideal circumstances (examined by simulation modeling of published data using the methods of meta-analysis. Bayesian probability revision, decision and cost-effectiveness analyses).
  • EFFECTIVENESS - impact under real life conditions (assessed by prospective, longitudinal, cohort studies and/or use of existing registries and data sets).
  • EFFICIENCY - (assessment of resource utilization).


Clinical Interests

  • Radiopharmaceutical Imaging and Treatment of Malignant Neoplasms
  • General and Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine 
  • Visuographic Representation of the Principles and Practice of Diagnostic Meta-analysis. 
  • Radiopharmaceutical-enhanced anti-angiogenic cancer therapy. 
  • Anatometabolic imaging evaluation of musculoskeletal plasticity to different weightloading interventions in spinal cord injured persons.



  • Good Samaritan/Johns Hopkins, 1993
  • Grady Memorial/Morehouse, 1994


  • Nuclear Medicine, University of Michigan, 1996

Board Certifications

  • 1994, American Board of Internal Medicine 
  • 2002, American Board of Nuclear Medicine