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Chi Liu, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

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Chi Liu, PhD



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”. Currently, he is the Vice President-Elect of Physics, Instrumentation, and Data Sciences Council (PIDSC) of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).

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

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science AwardIEEE Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council2012
Junior Faculty Scholar AwardYale Center for Clinical Investigation2011
Young Investigators Award Honorable MentionSociety of Nuclear Medicine, Computer and Instrumentation Council2010

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