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Kai Yang, Ph.D.

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Tsinghua University, Beijing ChinaB.Sc07/2000Engineering Physics
Tsinghua University, Beijing ChinaM.Eng07/2002Engineering Physics
University of California, Davis, Davis CAPh.D.12/2007Biomedical Engineering

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  1. Yang KJ, Lee J, Park HL. Organophosphate Pesticide Exposure and Breast Cancer Risk: A Rapid Review of Human, Animal, and Cell-Based Studies. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 Jul 13; 17(14). PMID: 32668751.
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  2. Yang K, Geng C, Li X, Liu B. Quantitative evaluation of transmission properties of breast tissue equivalent materials under Compton scatter imaging setup. Phys Med. 2020 Apr; 72:32-38. PMID: 32197220.
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  3. Li X, Hirsch JA, Rehani MM, Yang K, Liu B. Effective Dose Assessment for Patients Undergoing Contemporary Fluoroscopically Guided Interventional Procedures. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2020 01; 214(1):158-170. PMID: 31670595.
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  4. Yang K, Li Z, Li X, Liu B. Characterization of dynamic collimation mechanisms for helical CT scans with direct measurements. Phys Med Biol. 2019 10 23; 64(21):215006. PMID: 31461411.
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  5. Hemke R, Yang K, Husseini J, Bredella MA, Simeone FJ. Organ dose and total effective dose of whole-body CT in multiple myeloma patients. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Apr; 49(4):549-554. PMID: 31612246.
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  6. Yang K, Ruan C, Li X, Liu B. Data of CT bow tie filter profiles from three modern CT scanners. Data Brief. 2019 Aug; 25:104261. PMID: 31463343.
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  7. Ghazi P, Hernandez AM, Abbey C, Yang K, Boone JM. Shading artifact correction in breast CT using an interleaved deep learning segmentation and maximum-likelihood polynomial fitting approach. Med Phys. 2019 Aug; 46(8):3414-3430. PMID: 31102462.
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  8. Li X, Yang K, Liu B. Exam-level dose monitoring in CT: Quality metric consideration for multiple series acquisitions. Med Phys. 2019 Apr; 46(4):1575-1580. PMID: 30723934.
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  9. Troschel FM, Gottumukkala RV, DiCorpo D, Mario J, Ott HC, Wright CD, Muniappan A, Lanuti M, Yang K, Shepard JO, Nardi V, Michaelson JS, Hariri LP, Fintelmann FJ. Feasibility of Perioperative Micro-Computed Tomography of Human Lung Cancer Specimens: A Pilot Study. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2019 03; 143(3):319-325. PMID: 30457896.
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  10. Cramer A, Hecla J, Wu D, Lai X, Boers T, Yang K, Moulton T, Kenyon S, Arzoumanian Z, Krull W, Gendreau K, Gupta R. Stationary Computed Tomography for Space and other Resource-constrained Environments. Sci Rep. 2018 09 21; 8(1):14195. PMID: 30242169.
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  11. Yang K, Ganguli S, DeLorenzo MC, Zheng H, Li X, Liu B. Procedure-specific CT Dose and Utilization Factors for CT-guided Interventional Procedures. Radiology. 2018 10; 289(1):150-157. PMID: 30015583.
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  12. Li X, Yang K, Liu B. Radiation dose dependence on subject size in abdominal computed tomography: Water phantom and patient model comparison. Med Phys. 2018 May; 45(5):2309-2317. PMID: 29582439.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Tang S, Yang K, Chen Y, Xiang L. X-ray-induced acoustic computed tomography for 3D breast imaging: A simulation study. Med Phys. 2018 Apr; 45(4):1662-1672. PMID: 29479717.
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  14. DeLorenzo MC, Yang K, Li X, Liu B. Comprehensive evaluation of broad-beam transmission of patient supports from three fluoroscopy-guided interventional systems. Med Phys. 2018 Apr; 45(4):1425-1432. PMID: 29431862.
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  15. Fuchs G, Chretien YR, Mario J, Do S, Eikermann M, Liu B, Yang K, Fintelmann FJ. Quantifying the effect of slice thickness, intravenous contrast and tube current on muscle segmentation: Implications for body composition analysis. Eur Radiol. 2018 Jun; 28(6):2455-2463. PMID: 29318425.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Kai Yang. Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology, Editor Paolo Russo. Chapter 35: X-ray Cone-Beam Computed Tomography. 2017.
  17. Bär E, Lalonde A, Zhang R, Jee KW, Yang K, Sharp G, Liu B, Royle G, Bouchard H, Lu HM. Experimental validation of two dual-energy CT methods for proton therapy using heterogeneous tissue samples. Med Phys. 2018 Jan; 45(1):48-59. PMID: 29134674.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  18. Wu D, Wong MD, Yang K, Yan A, Li Y, Fajardo L, Zheng B, Wu X, Liu H. Using Microbubble as Contrast Agent for High-Energy X-Ray In-line Phase Contrast Imaging: Demonstration and Comparison Study. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 05; 65(5):1117-1123. PMID: 28829304.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  19. Li X, Yang K, Liu B. Characterization of radiation dose from tube current modulated CT examinations with considerations of both patient size and variable tube current. Med Phys. 2017 Oct; 44(10):5413-5422. PMID: 28681439.
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  20. Li X, Yang K, DeLorenzo MC, Liu B. Assessment of radiation dose from abdominal quantitative CT with short scan length. Br J Radiol. 2017 Jun; 90(1074):20160931. PMID: 28402125.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. DeLorenzo MC, Yang K, Wu DH, Wang W, Rutel IB. Comparison of computed tomography shielding design methods using RadShield. J Radiol Prot. 2017 Jun 26; 37(2):492-505. PMID: 28397710.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Yang K, Schultz TJ, Li X, Liu B. Radiation shielding calculation for digital breast tomosynthesis rooms with an updated workload survey. J Radiol Prot. 2017 Mar 20; 37(1):230-246. PMID: 28141582.
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  23. Ramsey D. Badawi, Kai Yang . Excised specimen imaging using a combined pet and micro CT scanner. 2017. View Publication.
  24. Ghani MU, Ren L, Wong M, Li Y, Zheng B, Rong XJ, Yang K, Liu H. Noise Power Characteristics of a Micro-Computed Tomography System. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2017 Jan; 41(1):82-89. PMID: 27680419.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Animals
  25. Yang K, Li X, George Xu X, Liu B. Direct and fast measurement of CT beam filter profiles with simultaneous geometrical calibration. Med Phys. 2017 Jan; 44(1):57-70. PMID: 28102951.
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  26. Li X, Yang K, Liu B. A study of the midpoint dose to CTDIvol ratio: Implications for CT dose evaluation. Med Phys. 2016 Nov; 43(11):5878. PMID: 27806599.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  27. DeLorenzo MC, Wu DH, Yang K, Rutel IB. RadShield: semiautomated shielding design using a floor plan driven graphical user interface. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016 09 08; 17(5):509-522. PMID: 27685128.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Gazi PM, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Yang K, Boone JM. Temporal subtraction contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT. Phys Med Biol. 2016 09 07; 61(17):6322-46. PMID: 27494376.
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  29. Ren L, Wu D, Li Y, Zheng B, Chen Y, Yang K, Liu H. Practical alignment method for X-ray spectral measurement in micro-CT system based on 3D printing technology. Biomed Phys Eng Express. 2016 Jun; 2(3). PMID: 27777787.
    Citations: 1     
  30. Chaudhari AJ, Ferrero A, Godinez F, Yang K, Shelton DK, Hunter JC, Naguwa SM, Boone JM, Raychaudhuri SP, Badawi RD. High-resolution (18)F-FDG PET/CT for assessing disease activity in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis: findings of a prospective pilot study. Br J Radiol. 2016 Jul; 89(1063):20160138. PMID: 27109738.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Yang K, Li X, Liu B. Scatter radiation intensities around a clinical digital breast tomosynthesis unit and the impact on radiation shielding considerations. Med Phys. 2016 Mar; 43(3):1096-110. PMID: 26936697.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Ghani MU, Zhou Z, Ren L, Li Y, Zheng B, Yang K, Liu H. Investigation of spatial resolution characteristics of an in vivo micro computed tomography system. Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res A. 2016 Jan 21; 807:129-136. PMID: 26640309.
    Citations: 4     
  33. Ren L, Ghani MU, Wu D, Zheng B, Chen Y, Yang K, Wu X, Liu H. The impact of spectral filtration on image quality in micro-CT system. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2016 01 08; 17(1):301-315. PMID: 26894340.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  34. Kai Yang, John M. Boone. Essential of in vivo Biomedical Imaging, Editor S.R. Cherry, R.D. Badawi, and J. Qi. X-ray Projection Imaging and Computed Tomography. 2015.
  35. Gazi PM, Yang K, Burkett GW, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Seibert JA, Boone JM. Evolution of spatial resolution in breast CT at UC Davis. Med Phys. 2015 Apr; 42(4):1973-81. PMID: 25832088.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
  36. Kuo HC, Giger ML, Reiser I, Drukker K, Boone JM, Lindfors KK, Yang K, Edwards A. Impact of lesion segmentation metrics on computer-aided diagnosis/detection in breast computed tomography. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2014 Oct; 1(3):031012. PMID: 26158052.
    Citations: 2     
  37. Yang K, Burkett G, Boone JM. A breast-specific, negligible-dose scatter correction technique for dedicated cone-beam breast CT: a physics-based approach to improve Hounsfield Unit accuracy. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Nov 07; 59(21):6487-505. PMID: 25310586.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Santos J, Chaudhari AJ, Joshi AA, Ferrero A, Yang K, Boone JM, Badawi RD. Non-rigid registration of serial dedicated breast CT, longitudinal dedicated breast CT and PET/CT images using the diffeomorphic demons method. Phys Med. 2014 Sep; 30(6):713-7. PMID: 25022452.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Bian J, Yang K, Boone JM, Han X, Sidky EY, Pan X. Investigation of iterative image reconstruction in low-dose breast CT. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Jun 07; 59(11):2659-85. PMID: 24786683.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. H.-C. Kuo, M.L. Giger, I.S. Reiser, K. Drukker, J.M. Boone, K.K. Lindfors, K. Yang, A. Edwards, and C.A. Sennett, . Segmentation of breast masses on dedicated breast computed tomography and three-dimensional breast ultrasound images. Journal of Medical Imaging. 2014; 1(1):014501.
  41. Kuo HC, Giger ML, Reiser I, Boone JM, Lindfors KK, Yang K, Edwards A. Level set segmentation of breast masses in contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT and evaluation of stopping criteria. J Digit Imaging. 2014 Apr; 27(2):237-47. PMID: 24162667.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Coleri E, Kayhanian M, Harvey JT, Yang K, Boone JM. Clogging evaluation of open graded friction course pavements tested under rainfall and heavy vehicle simulators. J Environ Manage. 2013 Nov 15; 129:164-72. PMID: 23920417.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:PHPublic Health
  43. Nosratieh A, Yang K, Aminololama-Shakeri S, Boone JM. Comprehensive assessment of the slice sensitivity profiles in breast tomosynthesis and breast CT. Med Phys. 2012 Dec; 39(12):7254-61. PMID: 23231276.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Abbey CK, Nosrateih A, Sohl-Dickstein J, Yang K, Boone JM. Non-Gaussian statistical properties of breast images. Med Phys. 2012 Nov; 39(11):7121-30. PMID: 23127103.
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  45. Erdem Coleri, John T. Harvey, Kai Yang, John M. Boone. Investigation of asphalt concrete rutting mechanisms by X-ray computed tomography imaging and micromechanical finite element modeling. Materials and Structures. 2012; 46(6):1027-1043. View Publication.
  46. Huang SY, Yang K, Abbey CK, Boone JM. A semiempirical linear model of indirect, flat-panel x-ray detectors. Med Phys. 2012 Apr; 39(4):2108-18. PMID: 22482632.
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  47. Packard NJ, Abbey CK, Yang K, Boone JM. Effect of slice thickness on detectability in breast CT using a prewhitened matched filter and simulated mass lesions. Med Phys. 2012 Apr; 39(4):1818-30. PMID: 22482604.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Reiser I, Nishikawa RM, Giger ML, Boone JM, Lindfors KK, Yang K. Automated detection of mass lesions in dedicated breast CT: a preliminary study. Med Phys. 2012 Feb; 39(2):866-73. PMID: 22320796.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Huang SY, Boone JM, Yang K, Packard NJ, McKenney SE, Prionas ND, Lindfors KK, Yaffe MJ. The characterization of breast anatomical metrics using dedicated breast CT. Med Phys. 2011 Apr; 38(4):2180-91. PMID: 21626952.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. McKenney SE, Nosratieh A, Gelskey D, Yang K, Huang SY, Chen L, Boone JM. Experimental validation of a method characterizing bow tie filters in CT scanners using a real-time dose probe. Med Phys. 2011 Mar; 38(3):1406-15. PMID: 21520852.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Yang K, Huang SY, Packard NJ, Boone JM. Noise variance analysis using a flat panel x-ray detector: a method for additive noise assessment with application to breast CT applications. Med Phys. 2010 Jul; 37(7):3527-37. PMID: 20831059.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Boone JM, Yang K, Burkett GW, Packard NJ, Huang SY, Bowen S, Badawi RD, Lindfors KK. An X-Ray computed tomography/positron emission tomography system designed specifically for breast imaging. Technol Cancer Res Treat. 2010 Feb; 9(1):29-44. PMID: 20082528.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  53. Bowen SL, Wu Y, Chaudhari AJ, Fu L, Packard NJ, Burkett GW, Yang K, Lindfors KK, Shelton DK, Hagge R, Borowsky AD, Martinez SR, Qi J, Boone JM, Cherry SR, Badawi RD. Initial characterization of a dedicated breast PET/CT scanner during human imaging. J Nucl Med. 2009 Sep; 50(9):1401-8. PMID: 19690029.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  54. Wu Y, Bowen SL, Yang K, Packard N, Fu L, Burkett G, Qi J, Boone JM, Cherry SR, Badawi RD. PET characteristics of a dedicated breast PET/CT scanner prototype. Phys Med Biol. 2009 Jul 07; 54(13):4273-87. PMID: 19531852.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Yang K, Kwan AL, Huang SY, Packard NJ, Boone JM. Noise power properties of a cone-beam CT system for breast cancer detection. Med Phys. 2008 Dec; 35(12):5317-27. PMID: 19175091.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Xia JQ, Lo JY, Yang K, Floyd CE, Boone JM. Dedicated breast computed tomography: volume image denoising via a partial-diffusion equation based technique. Med Phys. 2008 May; 35(5):1950-8. PMID: 18561671.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  57. Huang SY, Boone JM, Yang K, Kwan AL, Packard NJ. The effect of skin thickness determined using breast CT on mammographic dosimetry. Med Phys. 2008 Apr; 35(4):1199-206. PMID: 18491511.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  58. Lindfors KK, Boone JM, Nelson TR, Yang K, Kwan AL, Miller DF. Dedicated breast CT: initial clinical experience. Radiology. 2008 Mar; 246(3):725-33. PMID: 18195383.
    Citations: 97     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Liang H, Yang Y, Yang K, Wu Y, Boone JM, Cherry SR. A microPET/CT system for in vivo small animal imaging. Phys Med Biol. 2007 Jul 07; 52(13):3881-94. PMID: 17664583.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  60. Yang K, Kwan AL, Boone JM. Computer modeling of the spatial resolution properties of a dedicated breast CT system. Med Phys. 2007 Jun; 34(6):2059-69. PMID: 17654909.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    
  61. Kwan AL, Boone JM, Yang K, Huang SY. Evaluation of the spatial resolution characteristics of a cone-beam breast CT scanner. Med Phys. 2007 Jan; 34(1):275-81. PMID: 17278513.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    
  62. Yang K, Kwan AL, Miller DF, Boone JM. A geometric calibration method for cone beam CT systems. Med Phys. 2006 Jun; 33(6):1695-706. PMID: 16872077.
    Citations: 29     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Boone JM, Kwan AL, Yang K, Burkett GW, Lindfors KK, Nelson TR. Computed tomography for imaging the breast. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2006 Apr; 11(2):103-11. PMID: 17053979.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. J.M. Boone, A.L.C. Kwan, K. Yang, N.J. Packard, S.-Y. Huang, K.K. Lindfors, and T.R. Nelson. Advances in Diagnostic Medical Physics, Editor G.S. Pant. Breast CT: Outlook for improving early cancer detection. 2006.
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