Chi Liu

Chi Liu
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging & Biomedical Engineering
Room / Office: LMP 89
Office Address:
801 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT 06519
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 208048
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone: (203) 785-4269

Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University


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."

  • Radiation dose reduction methods in PET/SPECT/CT
  • Machine learning and deep learning in imaging applications
  • Motion correction methods for PET/CT and SPECT/CT
  • Early detection of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity through advanced cardiac imaging

Selected Awards & Honors:

  • Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award
    IEEE Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Council (2012)
  • Junior Faculty Scholar Award
    Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (2011)
  • Young Investigators Award Honorable Mention
    Society of Nuclear Medicine, Computer and Instrumentation Council (2010)

Selected Publications: