Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Co-Medical Director, Yale University PET Center

Clinical Interests

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Seizures
  • Thyroid Neoplasms
  • Positron-Emission Tomography

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Adult; Adolescent; Child; Geriatric
Referrals: From patients or physicians

Patient Care Organizations

Radiology and Biomedical Imaging: Nuclear Medicine | Positron Emission Tomography

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Nuclear Medicine AB of Nuclear Medicine (2010)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Lung Validation of Quantitative 11C-Erlotinib PET for Imaging EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancer
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research 221AD302 Phase 3 Study of Aducanumab (BIIB037) in Early Alzheimer's Disease
Diseases of the Nervous System AZD3241 PET MSA Trial, Phase 2, Randomized,12 Week Safety and Tolerability Trial With PET in MSA Pts
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Phase 2a Multi-Center Study of 18F-FDG PET Safety & Tolerability of AZD0530 in Mild AD
Addictive Behaviors, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Imaging extrastriatal dopamine release in tobacco smokers and nonsmokers
Addictive Behaviors, Diseases of the Nervous System, Genetics - Adult, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Characterization of CB1 Receptor Using [11C]-OMAR
Addictive Behaviors PET imaging of mGluR5 with drug challenge
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (VCYC) during Cocaine Abstinence using 13C-MRS
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) Study
Aging, Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research BAN2401-G000-201
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Translational Neuroscience Optimization of GlyT1 Inhibitor
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Pathophysiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder as Assessed by In Vivo Imaging
Aging, Mental Health & Behavioral Research DIAN-TU-001
Addictive Behaviors, Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health & Behavioral Research Kappa-PET imaging and naltrexone in alcohol drinking behaviors
Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Acetylcholine, Tobacco smoking, Genes and Nicotinic Receptors

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Contact Info

Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Nuclear MedicineYale-New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06519