Chung (Jan) Chan, PhD

Visiting Research Scientist

Departments & Organizations

Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC)

Biography

Dr. Chan’s research focuses on advanced image reconstruction algorithms, corrections for respiratory motion, cardiac motion, and partial volume effects for emission tomography including whol­e body PET/CT and cardiac SPECT/CT imaging. The utility of PET and SPECT in practice is often limited by low spatial resolution, high level of statistical noise relative to signal, and organs movements due to the relatively long acquisition time. The aim of Dr Chan’s research is to correct for these effects to improve the quantification of physiological parameters and abnormality detectability in emission tomography. His works were awarded the Young Investigator Award (Honourable Mention) from the Computer and Instrumentation Council at the 53rd and 59th Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual meeting in 2006 and 2012, respectively. His work was also selected as the Editor’s Choice and Journal’s Highlights collection 2009 by Physics in Medicine and Biology.

Education & Training

PhD University of Sydney, Australia (2009)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale University
Postdoctoral Fellow Brain and Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Honors & Recognition

  • IEEE Medical Imaging Conference Trainee GrantIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2013)

  • Young Investigator Award Honorable MentionSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), Computer and Instrumentation Council (2012)

  • SNM Travel AwardsSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) (2012)

  • Journal's Highlights collection of 2009 & Editor’s Choice of issue 54Physics in Medicine and Biology (2009)

  • IEEE MIC Student Paper Award FinalistIEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (2007)

  • Student Paper Competition Open FinalistIEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2007)

  • Young Investigator Award Honorable MentionSociety of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), Computer and Instrumentation Council (2006)

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Contact Info

Chung (Jan) Chan, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Diagnostic Radiology
PO Box 208048

New Haven, CT 06520