|SPEAKER||Yong Du, Assistant Professor of Radiology, John Hopkins University|
SPECT and Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers:
Engineering Physics Seminar Series
SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) is a medical imaging modality that is commonly used in routine clinical practices. SPECT detects gamma photons emitted from radiopharmaceuticals administrated into a human body and provides 3D information of physiological functions at molecular level. With recent interesting in “precision medicine”, research has been focused on improving quantitative accuracy of SPECT images through advanced iterative reconstruction algorithms and comprehensive compensations for physical image degrading factors. The goal is to develop accurate and precise quantitative SPECT imaging biomarkers to assistant diagnosis and treatment planning, and to monitor patient’s response to therapy.
Biography: Yong Du, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Department of
Radiology. Dr. Du is a certified Nuclear Medicine Physicist by the American Board of Radiology. He received
his B.S and M.S in Biophysics from Nankai University, his second M.S. in Applied Physics from the East
Carolina University, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. He then received postdoc training and subsequently faculty appointment at the Department of
Radiology, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Du is experienced in medical imaging physics, image reconstruction
algorithms, and quantitative image analysis. He is also involved in design and optimization of imaging
protocols for animal studies and various clinical trials.
|DATE||Tuesday, April 18, 2017|
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