Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD

Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Radiological Sciences, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Developing different types of high-resolution insert devices for clinical whole-body PET/CT scanners to allow zoom-in imaging of organs of interest. These novel devices will overcome the current resolution limit in human PET imaging. Immediate applications include high-resolution PET/CT imaging of brain tumors, head and neck cancer and breast cancer (including internal and axillary lymph nodes).


  • 1992: MS, electrical engineering, University of Texas, Arlington
  • 1998: PhD, biomedical physics, University of California, Los Angeles


  • 2000 - 2001: Postdoctoral fellow, molecular imaging, University of California, Los Angeles

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