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PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Referred Journal Papers:


[1] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1987), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Constrained Source Distributions I: Non-valued, uncorrelated and correlated constraints”, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol.49, no.1, 51-74.

[2] H. Hart and Z. Liang (1987), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Constrained Source Distributions II: Valued, uncorrelated and correlated constraints”, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, vol.49, no.1, 75-91.

[3] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1987), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Constrained Source Distributions III: Fuzzy pattern constraints”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.32, no.11, 1481-1494.PDF

[4] H. Hart and Z. Liang (1987), "Bayesian Image Processing in Two Dimensions", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.6, no.3, 201-208.

[5] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1988), “Source Continuity and Boundary Discontinuity Considerations in Bayesian Image Processing”, Medical Physics, vol.15, no.5, 754-756.PDF

[6] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1988), “Bayesian Reconstruction in Emission Computerized Tomography”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.35, no.1, 788-792.PDF

[7] Z. Liang (1988), “Statistical Models of A Priori Information for Image Processing: Neighboring correlation constraints”, Journal of Optical Society of America, vol.5, no.12, 2026-2031.

[8] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and H. Hart (1988), “Study and Performance Evaluation of Statistical Methods in Image Processing”, Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol.18, no.6, 395-408.

[9] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and K. Greer (1989), “On Bayesian Image Reconstruction from Projections: Uniform and non-uniform a priori source information”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.8, no.3, 227-235.PDF

[10] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, C. Floyd, and K. Greer (1989), “A Spatial Interaction Model for Statistical Image Processing”, Information Processing in Medical Imaging, vol.11, 29-43.

[11] Z. Liang and R. Jaszczak (1990), “Comparisons of Multiple Photon Coincidence Imaging Techniques”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.37, no.3, 1282-1292.PDF

[12] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, E. Coleman, and V. Johnson (1991), “Simultaneous Reconstruction, Segmentation, and Edge Enhancement of Relatively Piecewise Continuous Images with Intensity-level Information”, Medical Physics, vol.18, no.3, 394-401.PDF

[13] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1991), “On Reconstruction and Segmentation of Piecewise Continuous Images”, Information Processing in Medical Imaging, vol.12, 94-104.

[14] Z. Liang (1991), “Implementation of Linear Filters for Iterative Penalized Maximum Likelihood SPECT Reconstruction”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.38, no.2, 606-611.PDF

[15] Z. Liang, T. Turkington, D. Gilland, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1992), “Simultaneous Compensation for Attenuation, Scatter, and Detector Response for SPECT Reconstruction in Three Dimensions”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.36, no.3, 587-603.PDF

[16] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1992), “Parameter Estimation of Finite Mixtures Using the EM Algorithm and Information Criteria with Application to Medical Image Processing”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.39, no.4, 1126-1133.PDF

[17] Z. Liang (1993), “Compensation of Attenuation, Scatter, and Detector Response with an Iterative FBP Method for SPECT Reconstruction”, Medical Physics, vol.20, no.4, 1097-1106.

[18] D. Gilland, R. Jaszczak, E. Bowsher, T. Turkington, Z. Liang, K. Greer, and E. Coleman (1993), “Quantitative SPECT Brain Imaging: Effects of attenuation and detector response”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.40, no.3, 295-299.PDF

[19] Z. Liang (1994), “Detector Response Restoration in Image Reconstruction of High Resolution Positron Emission Tomography”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.13, no.2, 314-321.PDF

[20] J. Ye, Z. Liang, and D. Harrington (1994), “Quantitative Reconstruction for Myocardial Perfusion SPECT: An efficient approach by depth-dependent deconvolution and matrix rotation”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.39, no.7, 1281-1293.PDF

[21] Z. Liang, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1994), “An Analytical Approach to Quantitative Reconstruction of Non-uniform Attenuated Brain SPECT”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.39, no.11, 2023-2041.PDF

[22] Z. Liang, J. MacFall, and D. Harrington (1994), “Parameter Estimation and Tissue Segmentation from Multi-spectral MR Images”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.13, no.3, 441-449.PDF

[23] Z. Liang, J. Ye, J. Cheng, and D. Harrington (1996), “The Inversion of Exponential Radon Transform for Quantitative Brain SPECT”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.41, no.6, 1227-1232.PDF

[24] M. Wagshul, T. Button, H. Li, Z. Liang, K. Zhong, and A. Wishnia (1996), “In Vivo MR Imaging and Spectroscopy Using Hyperpolarized Xe-129”, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.36, no.1, 183-191.

[25] J. You, S. Bao, and Z. Liang (1997), “Benefits of Angular Expression to Reconstruction Algorithms for Collimators with Spatially Varying Focal Length”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.16, no.5, 527-531.PDF

[26] S. You, L. Hong, M. Wan, K. Junyaprasert, A. Kaufman, S. Muraki, Y. Zhou, M. Wax, and Z. Liang (1997), “Interactive Volume Rendering for Virtual Colonoscopy”, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, pp.433-437.

[27] L. Hong, Z. Liang, A. Viswambharan, A. Kaufman, and M. Wax (1997), “Reconstruction and Visualization of 3D Models of the Colonic Surface”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Sciences, vol.44, no.3, 1297-1302.PDF

[28] F. Dilmanian, X. Wu, …, Z. Liang, and et al. (1997), “Single- and Dual-energy CT with Monochromatic Synchrotron X-Rays”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.42, no.1, 371-387.PDF

[29] Z. Liang, J. Cheng, and J. Ye (1997), “Validation of the Central-Ray Approximation for Attenuated Depth-dependent Convolution in Quantitative SPECT Reconstruction”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.42, no.1, 433-439.PDF

[30] Z. Liang, J. Ye, J. Cheng, and D. Harrington (1998), “Quantitative Cardiac SPECT in Three Dimensions: Validation by experimental phantom studies”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.43, no.4, 905-920.PDF

[31] J. You, Z. Liang, and S. Bao (1998), “A Harmonic Decomposition Reconstruction Algorithm for Spatially Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.17, no.6, 955-1002.PDF

[32] J. You, Z. Liang, and G. Zeng (1999), “A Unified Reconstruction Framework for Both Parallel-beam and Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators by a Cormack-Type Inversion of Exponential Radon Transform”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.18, no.1, 59-65.PDF

[33] R. Chiou, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, L. Hong, and M. Achniotou (1999), “Interactive Fly-path Planning Using Potential Fields and Cell Decomposition for Virtual Endoscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Sciences, vol.46, no.4, 1045-1049.PDF

[34] J. Li, Z. Liang, J. Ye, and G. Han (1999), “Implementation and Preliminary Investigation of Analytical Methods for Correction of Distance-dependent Resolution Variation and Uniform Attenuation in 3D Brain SPECT”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.46, no.6, 2162-2171.PDF

[35] D. Chen, Z. Liang, M. Wax, L. Li, B. Li, and A. Kaufman (2000), “A Novel Approach to Extract Colon Lumen from CT Images for Virtual Colonoscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.19, no.12, 1220-1226.PDF

[36] D. Chen, B. Li, P. Roche, W. Huang, and Z. Liang (2001), “Feasibility Studies of Virtual Laryngoscopy by CT and MRI: From data acquisition, image segmentation, to interactive visualization”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.48, no.1, 51-57.PDF

[37] E. Smouha, D. Chen, B. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “Computer-aided Virtual Surgery for Congenital Aural Atresia”, Otology and Neurotology, vol.22, 178-182.PDF

[38] M. Sato, S. Lakare, M. Wan, A. Kaufman, M. Wax, and Z. Liang (2001), “An Automatic Colon Segmentation for 3D Virtual Colonoscopy”, IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, vol. E84-D, no. 1, 201-208.

[39] T. He, L. Hong, D. Chen and Z. Liang (2001), “Reliable Path for Virtual Endoscopy: Ensuring complete examination of human organs”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 7, no.4, 333-342.PDF

[40] D. Chen, Z. Liang, M. Wax, L. Li, K. Kreeger, B. Li and A. Kaufman (2001), “Extracting Colon Lumen from CT Images for Virtual Colonoscopy: Method and validation”, Medical Imaging International, vol.11, no.4, 6-8.

[41] M. Wan, Z. Liang, Q. Ke, L. Hong, I. Bitter, and A. Kaufman (2002), “Automatic Centerline Extraction for Virtual Colonoscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.21, no.12, 1450-1460.PDF

[42] C. Christodoulou, L. Krupp, Z. Liang, W. Huang, P. Melville, C. Roque, W. Scherl, T. Morgan, W. MacAllister, L. Li, A. Tudorica, X. Li, P. Roche, and R. Peyster (2003), “Neuroimaging Markers of Cerebral Injury and Neuropsychological Performance in Cognitively Impaired Multiple Sclerosis Patients”, Neurology, vol.60, no.1, 1793-1798.

[43] T. Li, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2003), “Analytical Compensation for Spatially Variant Detector Response in SPECT with Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.50, no.3, 398-404.PDF

[44] J. Wen, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “An Analytical Inversion of Non-uniformly Attenuated Radon Transform for SPECT Reconstruction with Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.50, no.5, 1541-1549.

[45] L. Li, H. Lu, X. Li, W. Huang, A. Tudorica, C. Christodoulou, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2003), “MRI Volumetric Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis: Methodology and Validation”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.50, no.5, 1686-1692.PDF

[46] J. Wen, Z. Wang, B. Li, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2004), “Speed Up of an Analytical Algorithm for Non-uniform Attenuation Correction Using PC Video/Graphics Card Architecture”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.51, no.3, 726-732.PDF

[47] R. Schulte, V. Bashkirov, T. Li, Z. Liang, K. Mueller, J. Heimann, L.R. Johnson, B. Keeney, H.F-W. Sadrozinski, A. Seiden, D.C. Williams, L. Zhang, Z. Li, S. Peggs, T. Satogata, and C. Wood (2004), “Conceptual Design of a Proton CT System for Applications in Proton Radiation Therapy”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.51, no.3, 866-872.

[48] T. Li, X. Li, J. Wang, J. Wen, H. Lu, J. Hsieh, and Z. Liang (2004), “Nonlinear Sinogram Smoothing for Low-dose X-ray CT”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.51, no.4, 2505-2513.PDF

[49]. H. Lu, Z. Liang, J. Wen, G. Li, X. Liu, and S. Wang (2005), “Analytical Reconstruction of Quantitative SPECT with Parallel Geometry”, Chinese Journal of Biomedical Engineering, vol.24, no.5, 524-530 (The best paper in the year in the journal).PDF

[50] T. Li, J. Wen, G. Han, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2005), “Evaluation of an Efficient Compensation Method for Quantitative Fan-beam Brain SPECT Reconstruction”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.24, no.2, 170-179.PDF

[51] J. You, L. Zeng, and Z. Liang (2005), “FBP Algorithms for Attenuated Fan-beam Projections”, Inverse Problems, vol.21, no.5, 1179-1192 (PMCID: PMC1415202).PDF

[52] X. Li, L. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2005), “A Partial Volume Segmentation of Brain Magnetic Resonance Images Based on Maximum a Posteriori Probability”, Medical Physics, vol.32, no.7, 2337-2345 (PMCID: PMC1315284).PDF

[53] T. Li, J. You, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2005), “An Efficient Reconstruction Method for Non-uniform Attenuation Compensation in Non-parallel Beam Geometries Based on Novikov’s Explicit Inversion Formula”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.24, no.10, 1357-1368 (PMCID: PMC1415226).PDF

[54] Z. Wang, G. Han, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2005), “Speedup OS-EM Image Reconstruction by PC Graphics Card Technologies for Quantitative SPECT with Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimation”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.52, no.5, 1274-1280 (PMCID: PMC1420649).PDF

[55] J. Wang, H. Lu, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2005), “An Alternative Solution to the Non-uniform Noise Propagation Problem in Fan-beam FBP Image Reconstruction”, Medical Physics, vol.32, no.11, 3389-3394 (PMCID: PMC1379631).PDF

[56] Z. Wang, Z. Liang, L. Li, X. Li, B. Li, J. Anderson, and D. Harrington (2005), “Reduction of False Positives by Internal Features for Polyp Detection in CT-based Virtual Colonoscopy”, Medical Physics, vol.32, no.12, 3602-3616 (PMCID: PMC1413505).PDF

[57] T. Li and Z. Liang (2006), “Toward a Dedicated System for Quantitative SPECT Mammotomography”, Physica Medica, vol.XXI, Supplement 1, 115-118.

[58] T. Li, Z. Liang, J. Singanallur, T. Satogata, D. Williams, and R. Schulte (2006), “Reconstruction for Proton Computed Tomography by Tracing Proton Trajectories – A Monte Carlo study”, Medical Physics, vol.33, no.3, 699-706 (PMCID: PMC1550979).PDF

[59] J. Wen and Z. Liang (2006), “An Inversion Formula for the Exponential Radon Transform in Spatial Domain with Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimation Geometry”, Medical Physics, vol.33, no.3, 792-798 (PMCID: PMC1553217).PDF

[60] Z. Wang, Z. Liang, X. Li, L. Li, B. Li, D. Eremina, and H. Lu (2006), “An Improved Electronic Colon Cleansing Method for Detection of Colonic Polyps by Virtual Colonoscopy”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol.53, no.8, 1635-1646 (PMCID: PMC1550780).PDF

[61] J. Wang, T. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2006), “Penalized Weighted Least-squares Approach to Sinogram Noise Reduction and Image Reconstruction for Low-dose X-ray Computed Tomography”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.25, no.10, 1272-1283 (PMCID: PMC1619874).PDF

[62] J. Wang, T. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2006), “Noise Reduction for Low-dose Single-slice Helical CT Sinograms”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.53, no.3, 1230-1237 (PMCID: PMC1553180).PDF

[63] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2006), “Attenuation Compensation and Noise Reduction of Analytical Algorithms for SPECT”, Chinese Medical Equipment Journal, vol.27, 165-167.

[64] J. You, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2007), “Range Condition and ML-EM Checkerboard Artifacts”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.54, no.5, 1696-1702 (PMCID: PMC2361395).PDF

[65] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2007), “Fast Analytical Reconstruction of Gated Cardiac SPECT with Non-uniform Attenuation Compensation”, International Journal of Image and Graphics, vol.7, no.1, 87-104 (PMCID: PMC2396956).PDF

[66] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2007), “Analytical Reconstruction of 4D Dynamic Cardiac SPECT with Noise-reduction and Non-uniform Attenuation Compensation”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, vol.571, 195-198 (PMCID: PMC2311508).PDF

[67] Y. Fan, H. Lu C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2007), “Study on Typical Reconstruction Algorithms for SPECT”, Journal of the Fourth Military Medical University, vol.28, 947-949.

[68] J. Wang, H. Lu, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2008), “Multiscale Penalized Weighted Least-squares Sinogram Restoration for Low-dose X-ray Computed Tomography”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol.55, no.3, 1022-1031 (PMCID: PMC2169428).PDF

[69] J. Wang, T. Li, Z. Liang, and L. Xing (2008), “Dose Reduction in Kilovotage Cone-beam Computed Tomography for Radiation therapy”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.53, no.11, 2897-2909 (PMCID: PMC18460749).PDF

[70] J. Wang, H. Lu, Z. Liang, D. Eremina, G. Zhang, S. Wang, J. Chen, and J. Manzione (2008), “An Experimental Study on the Noise Properties of X-ray CT Sinogram Data in Radon Space”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol.53, no.12, 3327-3341 (PMCID: PMC2579780).PDF

[71] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2008), “Fast and Quantitative Reconstruction of SPECT Based on Novikov’s Inverse Formula”, Chinese Journal of Image and Graphics, vol.35, no.12, 2270-2274.

[72] S. Wang, H. Zhu, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2008), “Volume-based Feature Analysis of Mucosa for Automatic Initial Polyp Detection in Virtual Colonoscopy”, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol.3, no.1-2, 131-142 (PMCID: PMC2747332).PDF

[73] J. Wang, S. Wang, L. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2008), “Virtual Colonoscopy Screening with Ultra Low-dose CT and Less-stressful Bowel Preparation: A computer simulation study”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol.55, no.5, 2566-2575 (PMCID: PMC2630255).PDF

[74] S. Wang, L. Li, H. Cohen, S. Mankes, J. Chen, and Z. Liang (2008), “An EM Approach to MAP Solution of Segmenting Tissue Mixture Percentages with Application to CT-based Virtual Colonoscopy”, Medical Physics, vol.35, no.12, 5787-5798 (PMCID: PMC2633412).PDF

[75] Z. Liang and S. Wang (2009), “An EM Approach to MAP Solution of Segmenting Tissue Mixtures: A numerical analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.28, no.2, 297-310 (PMCID: PMC2635945).PDF

[76] S. Wang, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2009), “A Theoretical Solution to MAP-EM Partial Volume Segmentation of Medical Images”, International Journal of Imaging Systems & Technology, vol.19, no.2, 111-119 (PMCID: PMC2745964).PDF

[77] C. Duan, Z. Liang, S. Bao, H. Zhu, S. Wang, G. Zhang, and J. Chen (2010), “A Coupled Level-set Framework for Bladder Wall Segmentation with Application to MR Cystography”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol.29, no.3, 903-915 (PMCID: PMC2894540).PDF

[78] H. Zhu, Y. Fan, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2010), “Improving Initial Polyp Candidate Extraction for CT Colonography”, Physics in Biology and Medicine, vol.55, no.3, 2087-2102 (PMCID: PMC2845997).PDF

[79] H. Zhu, Z. Liang, M. Barish, P. Pickhardt, J. You, S. Wang, Y. Fan, H. Lu, R. Richards, E. Posniak, and H. Cohen (2010), “Increasing Computer-aided Detection Specificity by Projection Features for CT Colonography”, Medical Physics, vol.37, no.4, 1468-1481 (PMCID: PMC20443468).PDF