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

Board Certifications

  • Nuclear Medicine AB of Nuclear Medicine (2010)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
AZD3241 PET MSA Trial, Phase 2, Randomized,12 Week Safety and Tolerability Trial With PET in MSA Pts
Imaging pancreatic beta-cells with PET neuroimaging agents (RDRC)
Exploratory Study Using PET With TS-121 and [11C]TASP0410699 in Healthy Adult Male Subjects
Phase 2a Multi-Center Study of 18F-FDG PET Safety & Tolerability of AZD0530 in Mild AD
Imaging extrastriatal dopamine release in tobacco smokers and nonsmokers
Characterization of CB1 Receptor Using [11C]-OMAR
PET imaging of mGluR5 with drug challenge
Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (VCYC) during Cocaine Abstinence using 13C-MRS
Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease (A4) Study
Translational Neuroscience Optimization of GlyT1 Inhibitor
Pathophysiology and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder as Assessed by In Vivo Imaging
Kappa-PET imaging and naltrexone in alcohol drinking behaviors
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