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Yiping Shao, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

My Primary research interest is focused on the design, development and evaluation of state-of-art radionuclide imaging detectors, systems, and techniques that will significantly improve the image quality and expand the scope of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging applications in preclinical and translational studies. Currently, my lab is developing advanced instrumentations and methods for PET, SPECT and multi-modality imaging.

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 Kent State University, Kent, OH, PHD, Experimental Nuclear Physics
1993 Northwestern Polytechnic University, Fremont, CA, MA, Electrical Engineering
1985 Soochew University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, MA, Physics
1982 Soochew University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China, BA, Physics

Postgraduate Training

4/1994-6/1996 Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Imaging Physics, Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, Simon R. Cherry

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Shao Y, Yao R, Ma T. A novel method to calibrate DOI function of a PET detector with a dual-ended scintillator readout. Med. Phys. 35:5829-5840, 2008.
2. Yao R, Ma T, Shao Y. Lutetium oxyorthosilicate (LSO) intrinsic active correction and minimal detectable target activity study for SPECT imaging with a LSO-based animal PET scanner. Phys. Med. Biol. 53:4399-4415, 2008.
3. Shao Y. A new timing model for calculating the intrinsic timing resolution of a scintillator detector. Phys. Med. Biol. 52:1103-1117, 2007.
4. Shao Y. Initial experimental studies of using solid state photomultiplier for PET applications. Nucl. Inst. Meth. 2007.
5. Shao Y, Meadors K, Silverman RW, Farrell R, Cirignano L, Grazioso R, Shah KS, Cherry SR. Dual APD array readout of LSO crystals:optimization of crystal surface treatment. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 49:649-654, 2002.
6. Doshi NK, Shao Y, Silverman RW, Cherry SR. Design and evaluation of an LSO PET detector for breast cancer imaging. Med. Phys. 27:1535-1543, 2000.
7. Chatziioannou AF, Cherry SR, Shao Y, Silverman RW, Meadors K, Farquhar TH, Pedarsani M, Phelps ME. Performance evaluation of microPET: a high-resolution lutetium oxyorthosilicate PET scanner for animal imaging. J Nucl Med 40(7):1164-75, 7/1999. PMID: 10405138.
8. Cherry SR, Shao Y, Siegel S, Silverman RW, Meadors K, Young J, Jones WF, Newport D, Moyers C, Mumcuoglu EU, Chatziioannou A, Farquhar T, Andreaco M, Paulus M, Binkley D, Nutt R Phelps ME. MicroPET: A High Resolution PET Scanner for Imaging Small Animals. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 44:1161, 1997.
9. Shao Y, Cherry SR, Farahani K, Meadors K, Siegel S, Silverman RW, Marsden PK. Simultaneous PET and MR Imaging. Phys. Med. Biol. 42:1965-1970, 1997.
10. Shao Y, Cherry SR, Siegel S, Silverman RW. A Study of Inter-crystal scatter in small scintillator arrays designed for high resolution PET imaging. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 43:1938, 1996.

Last updated: 12/13/2012