The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Molecular Imaging Instrumentation and Applications
Date: February 16, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Prof. Jyh-Cheng Chen
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences
National Yang-Ming University



Molecular imaging is an emerging field of study that deals with imaging of disease on a cellular or molecular level. Recent advances in this field show promise, particularly in the imaging of gene expression. This talk will first review the use of nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance, and optic imaging to visualize gene expression. An instrumentation review is presented of current preclinical PET scanners for imaging protein and gene expression. Then, we'll show our results of gene expression imaging using microPET. The merging fields of molecular biology, molecular medicine, and imaging modalities may provide the means to screen active drugs in vivo, image molecular processes, and diagnose disease at a presymptomatic stage.



Jyh-Cheng Chen received the BS degree in physics from National Central University, Taiwan, in 1983, and the MS degree in physics and PhD degree in optical sciences from the University of Arizona, USA in 1988 and 1995, respectively. In 1995, he joined the Opto-Electronics and System Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, as a research associate working on semiconductor laser packaging. In 1996, he became a member of the faculty of Division of Radiological Science and Technology, Department of Medical Technology, National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan. In 1998, he became an associate professor of Institute of Radiological Sciences, NYMU, Taiwan. Since 2005, he has been a professor in the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences (BIRS), NYMU, Taiwan, teaching and pursuing his research in areas of molecular imaging physics and instrumentation. During 2012-2015, He had been the Chairman of the Department of BIRS, NYMU, Taiwan. His current research interests include image processing, analysis, and reconstruction. He is using microPET, microSPECT, microCT to do image reconstruction, processing and analysis for animal molecular imaging studies. He has also designed a homemade microCT, FMT/CT, and PET/CT small animal imaging systems. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, a number of book chapters and owns patents. He received NYMU Teacher's Academic Excellence Award, and a few other research awards. He is a member of IEEE, SNM, and FASMI. He serves on the editorial board and reviewer of International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, guest editor of a special issue in Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphic, and reviewer for more than 15 peer-reviewed international scientific journals. He has served in the technical program and steering committees of several international conferences. He had also served domestically as the associate-editor-in-chief of Annals of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.


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