Chi Liu PhD

Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Biomedical Engineering

Biographical Info

Chi Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Diagnostic Radiology and Biomedical Engineering of Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University with emphasis on quantitative SPECT/CT imaging. Following his graduate work, he was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Washington, specializing in oncological PET/CT studies with emphasis on compensation algorithms for respiratory motion. In 2010, he joined Yale University as a faculty member. He is board certified in Nuclear Medicine physics and instrumentation by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine. His current research focuses on quantitative cardiac and oncological PET/CT and SPECT/CT imaging, including reconstruction algorithms, motion correction, dynamic imaging, and translational imaging. The translational and clinical applications of these projects include early detection of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity, multimodality imaging of heart failure, and eliminating respiratory motion variability for assessing response to therapy. Many of the imaging technologies developed in his lab has been or is being implemented in clinical PET and SPECT scanners. In 2012, he was awarded with the Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award from the IEEE Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council for “contributions to the imaging physics of SPECT/CT and PET/CT, with emphasis in quantitative imaging and motion correction”. Currently, he is the PI of multiple ongoing grants from NIH, American Heart Association, and industry.


Education & Training

Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University (2008)
Board Certification
Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation, American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Washington, Radiology (2008 - 2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award
    IEEE Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (2012)
  • Junior Faculty Scholar Award
    Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (2011)
  • Young Investigators Award Honorable Mention
    Society of Nuclear Medicine, Computer and Instrumentation Council (2010)

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