Wu Liu, PhD, DABR

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

Ultrasonography; Radiation Oncology; Nanomedicine; Early Detection of Cancer; Radiotherapy, Image-Guided

Research Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology: Radiological Physics

Cancer Center: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

  • Nanoparticle radiation sensitization: link pH-Low Insertion Peptide (pHLIP) to Gadolinium nanoparticles to facilitate cell internationalization of nanoparticles for enhanced radiosensitization and imaging and estimation of the in vivo nanoparticle distribution. The research will eventually make quantitative treatment planning possible for targeted nanoparticle enhanced radiation therapy, which will revolutionize radiation therapy delivery.
  • Clinical-oriented research on image guided radiotherapy: tumor motion monitoring and management. Dose reconstruction. Medical image analysis.
  • Applying artificial intelligence techniques to IGRT for margin reduction and adaptive imaging and planning.
  • Cancer diagnosis & treatment evaluation using advanced ultrasound parametric imaging.

Specialized Terms: Nanoparticle radiation sensitization; Image guided radiotherapy; Tumor motion monitoring and management; Dose reconstruction; Medical image analysis; Ultrasound parametric imaging

Extensive Research Description

nanoparticle radiation sensitization

IGRT
tumor motion monitoring and management

Selected Publications

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