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Cheuk Tang

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  • Ph.D., UCI

  • M.S. Radiological Siences, UCI

  • B.S. Physics, Mathematics & Computer-Science, UCI


    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.


  • 2011 -
    NIH-NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant

  • 2010 -
    NIH-NCRR Shared Instrumentation Grant

  • 2009 -
    NIH-NCRR High End Instrumentation Grant

  • 2002 -
    Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Award

  • 2001 -
    Howard Hughes Medical Imaging Grant

  • 2000 -
    RSNA Seed Grant

  • 1996 -
    Orange County Council of Life Sciences Award


Tang CY, Friedman J, Shungu D, Chang L, Ernst T, Steward D, Carpenter D, Ng J, Hajianpour A, Mao X, Hof P, Buchsbaum MS, Davis K, Gorman JM. Correlations between Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H MRS) in schizophrenic patients and normal controls. BMC Psychiatry 2007 Jun 19; 7: 25.

Carpenter D, Tang CY, Friedman JL, Hof PR, Stewart DG, Buchsbaum MS, Harvey PD, Gorman JM, Davis KL. Temporal Characteristics of Tract-Specific Anisotropy Abnormalities in Schizophrenia. Neuroreport 2008;.

Friedman JI, Tang C, Carpenter D, Buchsbaum M, Schmeidler J, Flanagan L, Golembo S, Kanellopoulou I, Ng J, Hof PR, Harvey PD, Tsopelas ND, Stewart D, Davis KL. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings in First-Episode and Chronic Schizophrenia Patients. Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165: 1024-1032.

Buchsbaum MS, Tang CY, Peled S, Gudbjartsson H, Lu D, Hazlett EA, Downhill J, Haznedar M, Fallon JH, Atlas SW. MRI white matter diffusion anisotropy and PET metabolic rate in Schizophrenia. NeuroReport 1998; 9: 425-430.

Wadghiri YZ, Sigurdsson EM, Sadowski M, Elliot JI, Li Y, Scholtzova H, Tang CY, Aguinaldo G, Pappolla M, Duff K, Wisniewski T, Turnbull DH. Detection of Alzheimer's Amyloid in Transgenic Mice using Magnetic Resonance Micro-Imaging. Magn Reson Med 2003 Aug; 50(2): 293-302.

Sadowski M, Tang CY, Aguinaldo G, Carp R, Meeker HC, Wisniewski T. In vivo micro magnetic resonance imaging signal changes in scrapie infected mice. Neuroscience Letters 2003; 345: 1-4.

Tang CY, Carpenter DM, Eaves EL, Ng J, Ganeshalingam N, Weisel C, Qian H, Lange G, Fiedler NL. Occupational solvent exposure and brain function: an fMRI study. Environmental health perspectives 2011 Jul; 119(7).

Tang CY, Eaves EL, Ng JC, Carpenter DC, Mai X, Schroeder DH, Condon CA, Colom R, Haier RJ. Brain networks for working memory and factors of intelligence assessed in males and females with fMRI and DTI. Intelligence 2010; 38: 293-303.

Tang CY, Friedman JI, Carpenter DM, Novakovic V, Eaves E, Ng J, Wu YW, Gottlieb S, Wallenstein S, Moshier E, Parrella M, White L, Bowler S, McGinn TG, Flanagan L, Davis KL. The effects of hypertension and body mass index on diffusion tensor imaging in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia research 2011 Aug; 130(1-3).

Tang CY, Narula J, Friedman JI. Novel imaging strategies for assessment of cerebrovascular involvement. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2012 Nov; 79(6).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Tang did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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