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Ching-Ching Yang,

Associate Professor

  Academic Degree

   Ph.D., Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Science, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan

  Courses

    Instrumentation in Nuclear Medicine

    Advances in Positron Emission tomography

  Research Interests

    Medical imaging physics and quantitative analysis in multi-modality imaging

    Image quality improvement in image-guided radiation therapy

    Monte Carlo simulation and digital phantom

  Contact

    Lab:CS-615

    TEL: +886-7-312-1101 ext 2356-51

    E-mail:cyang@kmu.edu.tw

  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)
  25. C.C. Yang*, W.Y. Law, K.M. Lu, T.H. Wu, Relationship between heart rate and optimal reconstruction phase in coronary CT angiography performed on a 256-slice multi-detector CT. British Journal of Radiology 2019 (accept). (SCI; Category: Radiology; Impact factor:1.939; Ranking: 77/129)
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