Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD

Associate 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 & Biomedical Imaging: Nuclear Medicine | Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Nuclear Medicine AB of Nuclear Medicine (2010)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Imaging mGluR5 and synaptic density in psychiatric disorders
Addictive Behaviors, Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health & Behavioral Research, Tobacco Addiction Determining Eligibility for Neuroimaging Research Studies
Leukemia, not otherwise specified, Leukemia, other, Myeloid and Monocytic Leukemia A Multicenter, Pivotal Phase 3 Study of Iomab-B Prior to Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Versus Conventional Care in Older Subjects With Active, Relapsed or Refractory Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Imaging SV2A in mood disorders
Alzheimer's Disease A Study of CAD106 and CNP520 Versus Placebo in Participants at Risk for the Onset of Clinical Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (Generation)
Lung Low-Dose PET/CT for Imaging Small Lung Nodules
Breast - Female, Breast - Male, Lung, Pancreas, Phase I A Phase II Study of Cediranib in Combination With Olaparib in Advanced Solid Tumors
Diseases of the Nervous System, Mental Health & Behavioral Research SV2A PET Imaging in Healthy Subjects and Epilepsy Patients
Lung Imaging With 11C-erlotinib PET/CT to Identify Responders to Erlotinib Treatment in NSCLC
Alzheimer's Disease 221AD302 Phase 3 Study of Aducanumab (BIIB037) in Early Alzheimer's Disease (EMERGE)
Addictive Behaviors PET Imaging of mGLuR5 With Drug Challenge
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Translational Neuroscience Optimization of GlyT1 Inhibitor (NCATS)
Mental Health & Behavioral Research PET and MRI Brain Imaging of Bipolar Disorder
Alzheimer's Disease Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trial: An Opportunity to Prevent Dementia. A Study of Potential Disease Modifying Treatments in Individuals at Risk for or With a Type of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease Caused by a Genetic Mutation. (DIAN-TU)
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 (nic_physo)
Mental Health & Behavioral Research Glutamate-Glutamine Cycling (VCYC) During Cocaine Abstinence Using 13C-MRS

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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
Radiology & Biomedical ImagingPO Box 208042
New Haven, CT 06519