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Cheuk Y Tang, PhD
    • Position
    • Research Scientist
    • Language
    • English
Departments of Radiology and Psychiatry

Director, Neurovascular Imaging Research
Associate Director, Imaging Science Laboratories
Director, In-Vivo Molecular Imaging SRF


Cheuk Y. Tang, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of California at Irvine under the supervision of Dr. Zang Hee Cho, a pioneer in PET and MRI. Dr. Tang has been involved with multiple aspects of medical imaging since he finished his undergraduate studies in Physics, Mathematics and Computer science. He has been involved with image processing of PET and MRI imaging modalities. His interests involved edge detection and tissue classification. He developed a complete image processing software system including a fully automated edge detection expert software system for PET scans for the UCI Brain Imaging Center. During his graduate studies Dr. Tang studied the physics and engineering of PET, Cyclotrons and MRI systems. He was the chief engineer for Irvine Imaging International Inc., and was responsible for the design, simulation and construction of a prototype mini-PET camera. Later in his graduate career he focused on MRI physics where he studied fast imaging using various modulation schemes of the DANTE sequence and diffusion imaging. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the integration of diffusion tensor technique and functional MRI. Dr. Tang joined the faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 1999 where he is currently Associate Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry. His current research is focused on integration of functional and resting state fMRI with Diffusion Tensor Imaging and its application to neuropsychiatric disorders. He is the director of the preclinical imaging laboratories of TMII.

Research Topics

Alzheimer's Disease, Axonal Growth and Degeneration, Brain Imaging, Computer Simulation, Demyelination, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Image Analysis, Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Biophysics and Systems Pharmacology [BSP], Neuroscience [NEU]


BS Physics, Mathematics & Computer-Science, UCI

MS Radiological Siences, UCI