Wu Liu, PhD, DABR

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Departments & Organizations

Therapeutic Radiology

Yale Cancer Center: Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Early Detection of Cancer; Nanomedicine; Radiation Oncology; Radiotherapy, Image-Guided; Ultrasonography

Research Summary

  • Nanoparticle radiation sensitization: link a special peptide to metallic nanoparticles to facilitate cell internationalization of nanoparticles for enhanced radiosensitization and imaging and estimation of the in vivo nanoparticle distribution. The research will eventually make quantitative treatment planning possible for targeted nanoparticle enhanced radiation therapy, which will revolutionize radiation therapy delivery.
  • Clinical-oriented research on image guided radiotherapy: tumor motion monitoring and management. Dose reconstruction. Medical image analysis.
  • Applying artificial intelligence techniques to IGRT for margin reduction and adaptive imaging and planning.
  • Cancer diagnosis & treatment evaluation using advanced ultrasound parametric imaging.

Specialized Terms: Nanoparticle radiation sensitization; Image guided radiotherapy; Tumor motion monitoring and management; Dose reconstruction; Medical image analysis; Ultrasound parametric imaging

Extensive Research Description

nanoparticle radiation sensitization

tumor motion monitoring and management

Selected Publications

See list of PubMed publications

Edit this profile


Ravinder Nath

Contact Info

Wu Liu, PhD, DABR
Mailing Address
Therapeutic Radiology20 York St

New Haven, CT 06510