Yuan-Chuan Tai, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Tai Lab

Research Interests

novel molecular imaging systems, augmented whole-body scanning via magnifying PET (AWSM-PET) technology, compact PET/ultrasound imaging, interactive point-of-care PET/US imaging, Molecular and functional plant imaging, Image-guided radio-theranostics

Link to Publications

Education History


Postdoctoral training, University of California, Los Angeles


University of California, Los Angeles


University of Texas at Arlington


National Tsing Hua University


Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
Radiological Sciences Executive Committee, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology


2021 Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research
2005 Prize for the Highest Cited Paper, Physics in Medicine & Biology
1997 Chancellor's Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA
1997 Awards for Outstanding Research by International Student, Alpha Association of Phi Beta Kappa Alumni
1996 Norman A. Baily Awards for Outstanding Research in Medical Physics, American Association of Physicists in Medicine