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Ching-Ching Yang, Ph.D.

 

Name

Ching-Ching Yang

職稱

Associate Professor

Research interest

multi-modality imaging, quantitative analysis in medical imaging , Monte Carlo simulation & digital phantom

E-mail

cyang@tcust.edu.tw 

Tel

886-3-8572158 ext: 2434 

 

 

Ching-Ching Yang Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences

Tzu-Chi University of Science and Technology

Hualien, Taiwan

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Multi-modality imaging, quantitative analysis in medical imaging, Monte Carlo simulation and digital phantom

 

ACADEMIC TRAINING

National Yang-Ming University                                                  Taipei, Taiwan

PH.D., Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences (2003-2009)

B.S., Department of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences (1999-2003)

 

Johns Hopkins University                                                 Baltimore, MD, USA

Visiting scholar, Department of Medical Imaging Physics (2006-2008)

 

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

2009-2013  Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Tzu-Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan

2013-2015  Associate Professor, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Tzu-Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan

2014-      Director, Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Tzu-Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan

 

PUBLICATION

  1. C.C. Yang, T.H. Wu, M.H. Lin, Y.H. Huang, W.Y. Guo, C.L.Chen, T.C. Wang, W.H. Yin, J.S. Lee*, Multimodality imaging combination in small animal mode via point-based registration. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2006;569:240-244. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  2. Y.H Huang, T. H. Wu, M. H. Lin, C. C. Yang, W.Y. Guo, Z.J. Wang, C.L. Chen, J. S. Lee*, An automated robot arm system for small animal tissue biopsy under dual-image modality. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2006;569:230-234. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  3. W.L. Hsu, C.C. Yang, Z.J. Wang, D.W. Liu, W.H. Yin, W.P. Huang, J.S. Lee*, Correlation of PET and MRI for comparing assessments on myocardial viability. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2007;571:461-464. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  4. W.Y. Guo, J.S. Lee, M.H. Lin, C.C. Yang, C.L. Chen, Y.H. Huang, Y.S. Tyan and T.H. Wu*, Merging Molecular and Anatomic Information: A Feasibility Study on Rodents Using microPET and MRI. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2007;28:804-812. (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.453; Ranking: 87/124)

  5. C.C. Yang*, J. Yu, J.S. Lee, B. Tsui, Monte Carlo simulation of a GE eXplore VISTA system for quantitative small animal PET imaging. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2010;31:32-38. (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.453; Ranking: 87/124)

  6. S.J. Wang, B.H. Yang, C.J. Tsai, C.C. Yang, J.S. Lee, T.H. Wu*, Ultra low-dose CT attenuation correction in PET SPM. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2010;619:397-400. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  7. L.K. Chen, T.H. Wu, C.C. Yang, C.J. Tsai, J.S. Lee*, Radiation dose to patient and image quality evaluation from coronary 256-slice computed tomographic angiography. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2010;619:368-371. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  8. G.S.P. Mok, C.C. Yang, L.K. Chen, K.M. Lu, W.Y. Law*, T.H. Wu*, Optimal systolic and diastolic image reconstruction windows for coronary 256-slice CT angiography. Academic Radiology 2010;17:1386-1393. (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.966; Ranking: 57/124)

  9. W.Y. Law, C.C. Yang, L.K. Chen, T.C. Huang, K.M. Lu, T.H. Wu*, G.S.P. Mok*, Retrospective gating vs. prospective triggering for noninvasive coronary angiography: assessment of image quality and radiation dose using a 256-slice CT scanner with 270 ms gantry rotation. Academic Radiology 2011;18:31-39. (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.966; Ranking: 57/124)

  10. C.C. Yang, G.S.P Mok, W.Y. Law, S.M. Hsu, T.H. Wu*, L.K. Chen*, Potential dose reduction of optimal ECG-controlled tube current modulation for 256-slice CT coronary angiography. Academic Radiology 2011;18:731-737. (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.966; Ranking: 57/124)

  11. T.H. Wu, N.Y. Wu, S.J. Wang, J. Wu, G.S.P. Mok, C.C. Yang*, T.C. Huang*, Strategies to reduce radiation dose in cardiac PET/CT. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2011;648:158-162. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  12. L.K. Chen, S.M. Hsu, G.S.P. Mok, W.Y. Law, K.M. Lu, C.C. Yang*, T.H. Wu*, 256-slice CT coronary angiography in atrial fibrillation: the impact of mean heart rate and heart rate variability on image quality. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2011;648:153-157. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  13. C.C. Yang, J. Wu, C.J. Tsai, C.C. Chen, C.F. Hung, T.H. Wu*. Radiation dose in 320-detector-row CT coronary angiography: Prospective ECG triggering combined with multi-segment reconstruction. Radiation Measurement 2011;46:2060-2064. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.071; Ranking: 16/32)

  14. Y.W. Lee, C.C. Yang, G.S.P. Mok, W.Y. Law, C.T. Su, T.H. Wu*. Prospectively versus retrospectively ECG-gated 256-slice CT angiography to assess coronary artery bypass grafts – comparison of image quality and radiation dose. PLOS ONE 2012;7. (SCI; Category: Multidisciplinary Sciences; Impact factor: 3.057; Ranking: 11/62)

  15. Y.W. Lee, C.C. Yang (joint first author), G.S.P Mok, T.H. Wu*. Infant cardiac CT angiography with 64-slice and 256-slice CT: comparison of radiation dose and image quality using a pediatric phantom. PLOS ONE 2012;7. (SCI; Category: Multidisciplinary Sciences; Impact factor: 3.057; Ranking: 11/62)

  16. T.H. Wu, J.A. Yu, C.C. Yang*. An investigation of PET scan parameters for lesion detection with GE VISTA small-animal scanner using Monte Carlo simulation and multivariate analysis. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 2013;60:774-782. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.198; Ranking: 10/32)

  17. C.C. Yang, J.A. Yu, B.H. Yang, T.H. Wu*. Optimization of the scan protocols for CT-based material extraction in small animal PET/CT studies Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 2013;731:299-304. (SCI; Category: Nuclear Science; Impact factor:1.200; Ranking: 9/32)

  18. C.C. Yang*, S.C. Liu, G.S.P Mok, T.H. Wu. Evaluation of radiation dose and image quality of CT scan for whole-body pediatric PET/CT: a phantom study. Medical Physics 2014;41(9). (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:2.496; Ranking: 41/124)

  19. T.H. Wu, K.M. Lu, N.Y. Wu, S.J. Wang, G.S.P Mok, B.H. Yang, C.C. Yang*, The feasibility of low-dose CT protocols for coronary artery calcium scoring and PET attenuation correction in cardiac PET/CT. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2015;36(4):376-385 (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.453; Ranking: 87/124)

  20. C.C. Yang*, Characterization of scattered x-ray photons in dental cone-beam computed tomography. PLOS ONE 2016;11(3). (SCI; Category: Multidisciplinary Sciences; Impact factor: 3.057; Ranking: 11/62)

  21. C.C. Yang*, F.L. Chen, Y.C. Lo, Improving image quality of on-board cone-beam CT in radiation therapy using image information provided by planning multi-detector CT: a phantom study. PLOS ONE 2016;11(6). (SCI; Category: Multidisciplinary Sciences; Impact factor: 3.057; Ranking: 11/62)

  22. C.C. Yang*, Optimization of CT scanning protocols for small animal PET/CT studies: a Monte Carlo simulation study. Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics 2016;6(4):925-931. (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:0.877; Ranking: 111/124)

  23. C.C. Yang*, B.H. Yang, C.Y. Tu, T.H. Wu, S.H. Liu, Low-dose CT scans with automatic exposure control for patients of different ages undergoing cardiac PET/CT and SPECT/CT. Nuclear Medicine Communications 2017;38(6):546-555 (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.453; Ranking: 87/124)

  24. C.C. Yang*, P.C. Yu, J.M. Ruan, Y.C. Chen, Optimizing the target detectability of cone beam CT performed in image guided radiation therapy for patients of different body sizes. Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics 2018;19(3). (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.338; Ranking: 92/127)