Chi Liu, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Departments & Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Bioimaging Sciences: Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC)

Office of Cooperative Research


Chi Liu 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”.

Education & Training

PhD Johns Hopkins University (2008)
Board Certification Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation, American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow University of Washington

Honors & Recognition

  • Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science AwardIEEE Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (2012)

  • Junior Faculty Scholar AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigation (2011)

  • Young Investigators Award Honorable MentionSociety of Nuclear Medicine, Computer and Instrumentation Council (2010)

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