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Dr. Bing Bai

Assistant Professor
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 103

Brief Biography:

The goal of my research is to develop novel image reconstruction and data analysis methods and apply them to preclinical and clinical studies. I have extensive training and experience in PET imaging and data analysis. I have developed statistical image reconstruction and image processing software for preclinical and clinical PET scanners. At USC I developed a statistical normalization technique for PET scanners. I also improved the system model for microPET scanners including detector blurring kernels and positron range model, which have been shown to improve image quality. As an assistant professor at Columbia University, I developed techniques for motion correction and partial volume correction for brain PET studies and methods to improve quantitative accuracy of PET images. Recently I joined the Radiology department at USC, where we are conducting clinical and pre-clinical imaging research using various modalities including PET, CT, ultrasound and optical imaging.


Academic positions:

10/2007-12/2011 Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuroimaging Research, Department of Radiology and Kreitchman PET Center, Columbia University, New York, NY • PET image reconstruction. • Motion correction and partial volume correction of brain PET images. • Kinetic modeling of dynamic PET data. 01/2010-12/2011 PET Physicist, Kreitchman PET Center, Columbia University, New York, NY (under supervision of Dr. Peter D. Esser, Chief Physicist). • PET and PET/CT scanner QC. • PET/CT dosimetry. • Low dose CT attenuation correction of PET data. • PET data quantification. 01/2012- Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Radiology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA • PET instrumentation. • Medical image processing and analysis.


Research interests:

My research areas include microPET and microCT instrumentation, image processing and data analysis.


What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

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