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Chapters in Books and Proceedings:


[1] Z. Liang, H. Hart, and A. Schoenfeld (1987), “Triple Gamma Coincidence Tomographic Imaging without Image Processing”, Proc IEEE, Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol.2, 820-821.

[2] H. Hart, A. Schoenfeld, and Z. Liang (1987), “Four Planar Detector Positron Emission Tomography”, Proc SPIE, Applications of Digital Image Processing X, vol.829, 201-204.

[3] Z. Liang (1988), “Statistical Modeling of A Priori Information for Image Processing Problems: A mathematical expression of images”, Proc Stat Soc America, Section of Interface: Computing Science & Statistics, vol.20, 824-831.

[4] Z. Liang (1988), “Image Enhancement by Estimated A Priori Information”, Proc SPIE, Med. Imaging II, vol.914, 684-689.

[5] Z. Liang (1988), “Statistical Models of A Priori Information for Image Processing, I”, Proc SPIE, Medical Imaging II, vol.914, 677-683.

[6] Z. Liang and R. Jaszczak (1988), “Statistical Models of A Priori Information for Image Processing, II: Finite distribution range constraints”, Proc SPIE, Application of Digital Image Processing XI, vol.974, 53-58.

[7] Z. Liang (1988), “Preliminary Study of Triple Photon Coincidence Imaging Technique”, Proc SPIE, Applications of Digital Image Processing XI, vol.974, 283-291.

[8] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, C. Floyd, K. Greer, and E. Coleman (1989), “Reprojection and Backprojection in SPECT Image Reconstruction”, Proc IEEE Southeastcon’89: Energy and Information Technologies, vol.3, 919-926.

[9] Z. Liang (1989), “Analytical Study of a 3D Imaging System Using Both Single and Coincidence Pair Photons”, Proc IEEE Southeastcon’89: Energy and Information Technologies, vol.3, 1085-1092.

[10] Z. Liang, D. Gilland, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1989), “Implementation of Non-linear Filters for Iterative Penalized Maximum Likelihood Image Reconstruction”, Conf Record IEEE Nuclear Science Society and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS-MIC), vol.1, 1518-1522.PDF

[11] Z. Liang (1990), “On Maximum Entropy Image Reconstruction from Projections via Lagrange Parameter Analysis”, Proc SPIE, Digital Image Synthesis and Inverse Optics, vol.1351, 56-68.

[12] J. Bowsher, C. Floyd, Z. Liang, and E. Coleman (1991), “Maximum Entropy and Nearest-neighbor Constraints in SPECT Reconstruction”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1591-1593.

[13] Z. Liang, T. Turkington, D. Gilland, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1991), “Simultaneous Compensation for Non-uniform Attenuation and Detector Response of SPECT Image Reconstruction in Three Dimensions”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, pp.151-153.

[14] Z. Liang (1991), “An Efficient 3D Unified Projector-backprojector for SPECT Reconstruction”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1201-1205.PDF

[15] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1991), “Parameter Estimation of Finite Mixtures for Imaging Processing Using the EM Algorithm and Information Criteria”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1177-1182.

[16] D. Gilland, R. Jaszczak, Z. Liang, K. Greer, and E. Coleman (1992), “Quantitative SPECT Brain Imaging: effects of attenuation and collimator response”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1723-1727.

[17] Z. Liang and J. MacFall (1993), “Automatic Tissue Segmentation from Computed Intrinsic MR Images”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.2, 695.

[18] Z. Liang (1993), “Quantification in Reconstruction of Emission CT and Segmentation of MR Images”, Proc Intl Biomedical Engineering, vol.1, 281.

[19] Z. Liang (1993), “Detector Response Restoration for High Resolution PET”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 951-953.

[20] Z. Liang and J. MacFall (1993), “Parameter Estimation and NMR Image Segmentation”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1322-1324.

[21] Z. Liang and J. Ye (1994), “Reconstruction of Object-specific Attenuation Map for Quantitative SPECT”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1231-1235.PDF

[22] Z. Liang, D. Wang, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1994), “Development of Automatic Techniques for Segmentation of Brain Tissues from Multi-spectral MR Images”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.3, 1453-1456.PDF

[23] Z. Liang, J. Ye, J. Cheng, and D. Harrington (1995), “Quantitative Brain SPECT in Three Dimensions: An analytical approach without transmission scans”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction, pp.155-159.

[24] J. Ye, Z. Liang, and D. Harrington (1995), “Accurate Analytical Compensation for Non-uniformly Attenuated Brain SPECT Using Enlarged Uniform Map”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.3, 1250.

[25] F. Dilmanian, X. Yu, …, Z. Liang, and et al. (1995), “Dual Energy Iodine Contrast CT with Monochromatic X Rays”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1235-1239.

[26] L. Hong, A. Kaufman, Y. Wei, A. Viswambharan, M. Wax, and Z. Liang (1995), “3D Virtual Colonoscopy”, IEEE Symposium on Frontier in Biomedical Visualization, IEEE CS Press, Los Alamitos, pp.26-32.

[27] M. Wagshul, T. Button, H. Li, Z. Liang, and A. Wishnia (1995), “Hyperpolarized Xe-129 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of the Living Mouse”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.2, 1194.

[28] L. Hong, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, A. Viswambharan, and M. Wax (1996), “Visible Human Virtual Colonoscopy”, Conference of National Library of Medicine Visible Human Project, pp.29-30.

[29] Z. Liang, J. Cheng, and J. Ye (1996), “A New Model for Tracing First-order Compton Scatter in Quantitative SPECT Imaging”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.2, 1425-1429.PDF

[30] L. Hong, Z. Liang, A. Viswambharan, A. Kaufman, and M. Wax (1996), “3D Reconstruction and Visualization of the Inner Surface of the Colon from Spiral CT Data”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.3, 1506-1510.

[31] J. Cheng, Z. Liang, J. Li, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1996), “Inclusion of A Priori Information in Frequency Space for Quantitative SPECT Imaging”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, vol.3, 1648-1652.PDF

[32] Z. Liang, D. Wang, J. Ye, H. Li, C. Roque, and D. Harrington (1997), “Correction of RF Inhomogeneity for Automatic Segmentation from Multi-spectral MR Images”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, 2042.

[33] Z. Liang, J. Ye, J. Cheng, J. Li, and D. Harrington (1997), “Quantitative Chest SPECT in Three Dimensions: An efficient approach”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction, pp.77-80.

[34] J. You, Z. Liang, and J. Cai (1997), “A Unified Reconstruction Algorithm for Conventional 2D Acquisition Geometry”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[35] Z. Liang, F. Yang, M. Wax, J. Li, J. You, A. Kaufman, L. Hong, H. Li, and A. Viswambharan (1997), “Inclusion of A Priori Information in Segmentation of Colon Lumen for 3D Virtual Colonoscopy”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[36] J. You, W. Lu, J. Li, G. Gindi, and Z. Liang (1998), “Image Matching for Translation, Rotation and Uniform Scaling Deformable Changes by the Radon Transform”, Proc IEEE Trans Image Processing, pp.88-90.

[37] R. Chiou, A. Kaufman, and Z. Liang (1998), “Unified Analysis, Modeling, Matching and Synthesis for CT Color Texture from Visible Human Data Set”, The 2nd Conference of National Library of Medicine Visible Human Project, pp.101-103.

[38] J. Li, Z. Liang, J. Ye, and G. Han (1998), “An Investigation on Analytical Methods for Correction of Distance-Dependent Resolution Variation in 3D SPECT Imaging”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[39] J. You, J. Li, and Z. Liang (1998), "The Possibility of Complete Restoration of Variable Collimator Response in SPECT Imaging," Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[40] R. Chiou, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, L. Hong, and M. Achniotou (1998), “Interactive Path Planning for Virtual Endoscopy”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[41] J. You, Z. Liang, and W. Lu (1998), “A Simplified FFT-based Algorithm for MR Image Registration”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, pp.2091.

[42] J. You, W. Lu, J. Li, G. Gindi, and Z. Liang (1998), “Image Matching for Translation, Rotation and Uniform Scaling by the Radon Transform”, Proc ICIP98, pp.55-59.PDF

[43] J. You and Z. Liang (1999), “A Harmonic Decomposition Approach to Compensate for Uniform Attenuation and Collimator Response in Fan-Beam Collimated Brain SPECT”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Holland, pp.243-246.

[44] J. You, G. Han, and Z. Liang (1999), “Circular Harmonic Decomposition Technique to SPECT Reconstruction for Astigmatic-Hole Collimators”, Nuclear Medicine Physics and Engineering Symposium, Chicago, pp.56.

[45] G. Han, J. You, and Z. Liang (1999), “EM Reconstruction from Attenuated Projections in SPECT with Astigmatic-Hole Collimators”, Nuclear Medicine Physics and Engineering Symposium, Chicago, pp.58.

[46] G. Han, Z. Liang, and J. You (1999), “A Fast Ray-tracing Technique for TCT and ECT Studies”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[47] D. Chen, B. Li, P. Roche, W. Huang, and Z. Liang (1999), “Virtual Laryngoscopy: Feasibility studies by CT and MRI”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[48] Z. Liang, D. Chen, T. Button, H. Li, and W. Huang (1999), “Feasibility Studies on Extracting Bladder Wall from MR Images for Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, 2204.

[49] D. Chen, L. Li, and Z. Liang (1999), “A Self-adaptive Vector Quantization Algorithm for MR Image Segmentation”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.1, 122.

[50] D. Chen, T. Button, H. Li, W. Huang, and Z. Liang (1999), “MR Imaging and Segmentation of the Colon Wall for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, 2203.

[51] Z. Liang, D. Chen, R. Chiou, B. Li, A. Kaufman, M. Wax, and A. Viswambharan (1999), “On Segmentation of Colon Lumen for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.3660, 270-278.PDF

[52] R. Chiou, D. Chen, Z. Liang, and A. Kaufman (1999), “Volume Segmentation and Rendering of Mixtures of Materials for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.3660, 133-138.

[53] M. Wan, Q. Tang, A. Kaufman, and Z. Liang (1999), “Volume Rendering Based Interactive Navigation within the Human Colon”, IEEE Visualization' 99 Conference, San Francisco, CA, pp.397-400.

[54] D. Chen, Z. Liang, B. Li, A. Kaufman, M. Wan, and Mark Wax (2000), “A Tree-branch Searching, Multi-resolution Approach to Skeletonization for Virtual Endoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.3979, 726-734.PDF

[55] M. Wan, W. Li, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, D. Chen, and M. Wax (2000), “3D Virtual Colonoscopy with Real-time Volume Rendering”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.3978, 165-171.PDF

[56] D. Chen, B. Li, W. Huang, and Z. Liang (2000), “A Multi-scan MRI-based Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.3978, 146-152.PDF

[57] B. Li, D. Chen, E. Smouha, and Z. Liang (2000), “Computer Aided Surgical Planning for Congenital Aural Atresia”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.3976, 394-400.PDF

[58] D. Chen, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2000), “A Renormalization Method for Inhomogeneity Correction of MRI Data”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, 1762.

[59] C. Roque, D. Chen, B. Li, and Z. Liang (2000), “Quantitative Analysis of Carotid Stenosis Using 3D MR and CT Images”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, 1542.

[60] H. Lu, G. Han, D. Chen, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2000), “A Theoretically Based Pre-reconstructing Filter for Spatio-temporal Noise Reduction in Gated Cardiac SPECT Imaging”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[61] D. Chen, L. Li, M. Wax, B. Li, A. Kaufman, and Z. Liang (2000), “Electronic Colon Cleansing by Colonic Material Tagging and Image Segmentation for Virtual Colonoscopy: Detection model and evaluation method”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM (vol. 3: pp. 1662-1666).PDF

[62] H. Lu, I. Hsiao, X. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “Noise Properties of Low-dose CT Projections and Noise Treatment by Scale Transformations”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[63] X. Li, H. Lu, G. Han, and Z. Liang (2001), “A Noise Reduction Method for Non-stationary Noise Model of SPECT Sinogram Based on Kalman Filter”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[64] T. Li, J. You, and Z. Liang (2001), “Analytical 3D Approach to Simultaneous Compensation for Photon Attenuation and Collimator Response in Quantitative Fan-beam Collimated Brain SPECT”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, California, pp.36-39.PDF

[65] M. Wan, F. Dachille, K. Kreeger, S. Lakare, M. Sato, A. Kaufman, M. Wax, and Z. Liang (2001), “Interactive Electronic Biopsy for 3D Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4321, 483-488.PDF

[66] F. Dachille, K. Kreeger, M. Wax, A. Kaufman, and Z. Liang (2001), “Interactive Navigation for PC-based Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4321, 500-504.PDF

[67] L. Li, D. Chen, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2001), “Segmentation of Brain MR Images: A self-adaptive online vector quantization approach”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4322, 1431-1438.PDF

[68] D. Chen, L. Li, D. Yoon, J. Lee, and Z. Liang (2001), “A Renormalization Method for Inhomogeneity Correction of MR Images”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4322, 939-942.PDF

[69] D. Chen, W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, L. Li, H. Qian, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2001), “A New Method for Quantitative Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Using MR Images”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4321, 375-380.PDF

[70] H. Lu, J. Cheng, G. Han, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “A 3D Distance-weighted Wiener Filter for Poisson Noise Reduction in Sinogram Space for SPECT Imaging”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4320, 905-913.PDF

[71] H. Lu, D. Chen, G. Han, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “A Combined Transformation of Ordering SPECT Sinograms for Signal Extraction from Measurements of Poisson Noise”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4322, 943-951.PDF

[72] W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, D. Chen, A. Tudorica, P. Roche, W. Scherl, R. Peyster, C. Roque, P. Melville, V. Geronimo, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2001), “1H MRS and Volumetric MRI Studies of Multiple Sclerosis: Correlations between Brain Metabolite Levels, Brain Atrophy, and Cognitive Functions”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.2, 472.

[73] D. Chen, W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, L. Li, D. Yoon, A. Tudorica, P. Roche, W. Scherl, R. Peyster, C. Roque, P. Melville, V. Geronimo, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2001), “Quantitative Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis by Segmentation of Multi-spectral Volumetric MR Images”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.1, 123.

[74] L. Li, D. Chen, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2001), “Comparison of Quadratic and Linear Discriminate Analyses in Self-adaptive Feature Vector Quantization Scheme for MR Image Segmentation”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.3, 809.

[75] H. Lu, X. Li, I. Hsiao, and Z. Liang (2001), “Noise Treatment of Low-dose CT Projections by K-L Domain Penalized Weighted Least-square Smoothing”, The 2nd International Workshop on Physics and Engineering in Medical Imaging, Beijing, vol.135, 101-102.

[76] J. Wen, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2002), “Ray-driven Analytical Fan-beam SPECT Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation”, Proc IEEE BME Medical Imaging, 2002, pp.629-632.PDF

[77] Z. Liang, Z. Wang, L. Li, and D. P. Harrington (2002), “Feature-based Approach toward Computer Aided Detection and Diagnosis -- An application to virtual colonoscopy”, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp.755-763.PDF

[78] L. Li, H. Lu, X. Li, W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2002), “Accuracy and Repeatability in Volumetric Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Using Multi-spectral MR Images”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[79] T. Li, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2002), “Compensation for Non-stationary Detector Response in Analytical Varying Focal-length Fan-beam SPECT Reconstruction”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[80] J. Wen, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2002) “A Ray-driven Approach to Analytical SPECT Reconstruction of Non-uniform Attenuation with Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[81] H. Lu, X. Li, and Z. Liang (2002), “Analytical Noise Treatment for Low-dose CT Projection Data by Penalized Weighted Least-square Smoothing in the K-L Domain”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4682, 146-152.PDF

[82] H. Lu, J. Wen, X. Li, T. Li, G. Han, and Z. Liang (2002), “Towards Analytical Solution for 3D SPECT Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation and Distance-dependent Resolution Variation: A Monte Carlo simulation study”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4684, 20-28.PDF

[83] S. Lakare, D. Chen, L. Li, A. Kaufman, and Z. Liang (2002), “Electronic Colon Cleansing Using Segmentation Rays for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4683, 412-418.PDF

[84] L. Li, D. Chen, S. Lakare, K. Kreeger, I. Bitter, A. Kaufman, M. Wax, P. Djuric, and Z. Liang (2002), “An Image Segmentation Approach to Extract Colon Lumen through Colonic Material Tagging and Hidden Markov Random Field Model for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4683, 406-411.PDF

[85] X. Li, Z. Wang, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2002), “Automated Segmentation of 3D Ultrasound Carotid Images Based on Geometrically Deformable Model with Automatic Merge Capability”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4684, 1458-1463.PDF

[86] Z. Wang and Z. Liang (2002), “Sphere Light Field Rendering”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4681, 357-365.PDF

[87] Z. Wang and Z. Liang (2002), “Feature Based Rendering for 2D/3D Partial Volume Segmentation Datasets”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.4681, 681-687.PDF

[88] L. Li, X. Li, W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, D. Chen, A. Tudorica, P. Djuric, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2002), “A Novel Mixture-based Segmentation Algorithm for Quantitative Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis Using Multi-spectral MR Images”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.1, 345.

[89] W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, L. Li, A. Tudorica, X. Li, P. Roche, W. Scherl, R. Peyster, C. Roque, P. Melville, V. Geronimo, Z. Liang, and L. Krupp (2002), “Correlation Studies of Multiple Sclerosis using 1H MRS, Volumetric MRI, and Cognitive Test”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, vol.2, 595.

[90] Z. Liang, H. Lu, J. Wen, T. Li, W. Zhao, J. Hsieh, G. Wang, and R. Palermo (2003), “Feasibility Studies on Low-dose Cone-beam 3D Mammography”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Saint Malo, France, pp. PM1-4.PDF

[91] Z. Liang, X. Li, D. Eremina, and L. Li (2003), “An EM Framework for Segmentation of Tissue Mixtures from Medical Images”, Intl Conf of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Cancun, Mexico, pp.682-685.PDF

[92] J. Wen, H. Lu, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “Analytical Solution to 3D SPECT Reconstruction with Non-Uniform Attenuation and Distance-Dependent Variation for Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5032, 1858-1867.PDF

[93] T. Li, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2003), “High Resolution Reconstruction for 3D SPECT”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5032, 1894-1900.PDF

[94] S. Lakare, D. Chen, L. Li, A. Kaufman, M. Wax, and Z. Liang (2003), “Robust Colon Residue Detection Using Vector Quantization Based Classification for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5031, 515-520.PDF

[95] Z. Wang, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “Skeleton Based 3D Computer Aided Diagnosis for Detection of Colonic Polyps”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5032, 843-853.PDF

[96] X. Li, L. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2003), “Inhomogeneity Correction for Magnetic Resonance Images with Fuzzy C-Mean Algorithm”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5032, 995-1005.PDF

[97] H. Lu, X. Li, L. Li, D. Chen, Y. Xing, M. Wax, J. Hsieh, and Z. Liang (2003), “Adaptive Noise Reduction toward Low-dose Computed Tomography”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5030, 759-766.PDF

[98] W. Huang, A. Tudorica, L. Li, X. Li, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2003), “Reduction in Brain NAA Levels and Associated with Cognitive Decline in Multiple Sclerosis: A 1H MRS and volumetric MRI study”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, pp.2049.

[99] L. Li, Z. Wang, D. Harrington, W. Huang, and Z. Liang (2003), “A Mixture-based Computed Aided Detection System for Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, pp.146.

[100] X. Li, D. Eremina, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “Partial Volume Segmentation of Medical Images”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[101] J. Wen, Z. Wang, B. Li, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “An Investigation on the Property and Fast Implementation of a Ray-driven Method for Inversion of the Attenuated Radon Transform with Variable Focusing Fan-beam Collimators”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[102] J. Wen, H. Lu, W. Zhao, Z. Wang, and Z. Liang (2003), “A Study on Truncated Cone-beam Sampling Strategies for 3D Mammography”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[103] T. Li, X. Li, Y. Xing, H. Lu, J. Hsieh, and Z. Liang (2003), “A Strategy for Reduction of Streak Artifacts in Low-dose CT”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[104] T. Li, Z. Liang, K. Mueller, J. Heimann, L. Johnson, et al. (2003), “Reconstruction for Proton Computed Tomography: A Monte Carlo study”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[105] K. Mueller, Z. Liang, T. Li, F. Xu, J. Heimann, L. Johnson, et al. (2003), “Reconstruction for Proton Computed Tomography: A practical approach”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.

[106] 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. Woody, (2003), “Design of a Proton Computed Tomography System for Applications in Proton Radiation Therapy”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[107] Z. Wang, L. Li, J. Anderson, D. Harrington and Z. Liang (2004), “Computer Aided Detection and Diagnosis of Colon Polyps with Morphological and Texture Features”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5370, 972-979.PDF

[108] L. Li, Z. Wang, X. Li, X. Wei, H. Adler, W. Huang, S. Rizvi, H. Meng, D. Harrington, and Z. Liang (2004), “A New Partial Volume Segmentation Approach to Extract Bladder Wall for Computer Aided Detection in Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5369, 199-206.PDF

[109] B. Li, Z. Wang, E. Smouha, D. Chen, and Z. Liang (2004), “Accelerating Virtual Surgery Simulation for Congenital Aural Atresia”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5367, 654-660.PDF

[110] T. Li, J. Wang, J. Wen, X. Li, H. Lu, J. Hsieh, and Z. Liang (2004), “SNR-weighted Sinogram Smoothing with Improved Noise-resolution Properties for Low-dose X-ray Computed Tomography”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5370, 2058-2066.PDF

[111] T. Li and Z. Liang (2004), “Reconstruction with Most Likely Trajectory for Proton Computed Tomography”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5370, 2067-2074.PDF

[112] X. Li, Z. Liang, P. Zhang, and G. Kutcher (2004), “An Accurate Colon Residue Detection Algorithm with Partial Volume Segmentation”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5370, 1419-1426.PDF

[113] Z. Wang, L. Li, J. Anderson, D. Harrington, and Z. Liang (2004), “Colonic Polyp Characterization and Detection Based on Both Morphological and Texture Features”, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. 1004-1009.PDF

[114] R. Schulte, V. Bashkirov, T. Li, Z. Liang, H. Sadrozinski, and D. Williams (2004), “Nanoparticle-Enhanced Proton Computed Tomography: A Monte Carlo simulation study”, Proc Intl Society of Biomedical Imaging, pp. 1104-1109.

[115] J. Wang, H. Lu, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2004), “Noise Reduction for Low-dose Single-slice Helical CT Sinogram”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[116] T. Li, J. Wen, J. You, and Z. Liang (2004), “Inversion of Attenuated Radon Transform for Non-parallel Geometry by Re-phasing and Non-uniform Hilbert Transform”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[117] L. Li, X. Li, X. Wei, and Z. Liang (2004), “A Unifying Framework for Inhomogeneity Correction and Partial Volume Segmentation of MR Brain Images”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[118] H. Lu, Z. Liang, B. Li, X. Li, J. Meng, and X. Liu (2004), “Mixture-Based Bone Segmentation and Its Application in Computer Aided Diagnosis and Treatment Planning”, Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Image and Graphics (published by IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA), pp. 507-510.

[119] Z. Liang, D. Chen, M. Wax, S. Lakare, L. Li, J. Anderson, A. Kaufman, and D. Harrington (2005), “A Feasibility Study on Laxative-free Bowel Preparation for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5746, 415-423.PDF

[120] Z. Liang, S. Lakare, M. Wax, D. Chen, L. Li, J. Anderson, A. Kaufman, and D. Harrington (2005), “A Pilot Study on Less-stressful Bowel Preparation for Virtual Colonoscopy Screening with Follow-up Biopsy by Optical Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5746, 810-816.PDF

[121] B. Li, H. Lu, W. Cai, X. Li, J. Meng, and Z. Liang (2005), “Computer Aided Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5744, 781-788.PDF

[122] J. Wang, H. Lu, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2005), “Sinogram Noise Reduction for Low-dose CT by Statistics-based Anisotropic Diffusion Filter”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.5747, 2058-2066.PDF

[123] H. Lu and Z. Liang (2005), “Spatial Resolution Characteristics of K-L Domain Adaptive Wiener Filtering on SPECT Sinogram Poisson Noise”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, pp. 242-245, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.PDF

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[125] Z. Wang, B. Li, and Z. Liang (2005), “Feature-based Texture Display for Detection of Colonic Polyps on Flattened Colon Volume”, Intl Conf of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Shanghai, China, in CD-ROM.PDF

[126] D. Wang, H. Lu, J. Zhang, and Z. Liang (2005), “A Knowledge-based Fuzzy Clustering Method with Adaptation Penalty for Bone Segmentation of CT Images”, Intl Conf of IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Shanghai, China, in CD-ROM.

[127] 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”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.6142, 614247(1-12).PDF

[128] J. Wang, T. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2006), “Noise Reduction of Low-dose Helical CT by 3D Penalized Weighted Least-squares Sinogram Smoothing”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.6142, 61424E(1-8).PDF

[129] L. Li, X. Li, X. Wei, D. Sturm, R. Goldberg, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2006), “Feasibility Study in Quantitative Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.6143, 61430U(1-5).PDF

[130] D. Eremina, X. Li, W. Zhu, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2006), “Investigation on an EM Framework for Partial Volume Image Segmentation”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.6144, 61444D(1-9).PDF

[131] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2006), “Analytical Reconstruction of Dynamic Cardiac SPECT with Noise-reduction and Attenuation Compensation”, Proc International Conference on Molecular Imaging Technology, Marseille, France, pp.9.

[132] Z. Liang, L. Li, D. Eremina, and H. Lu (2006), “Tissue Mixture Characterization in the Presence of MRI Inhomogeneity by the EM Algorithm”, Proc IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, Toulouse, France, pp.115-118.PDF

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[134] J. You, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2006), “Consistency Condition and ML-EM Checkerboard Artifacts”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[135] L. Li, R. Goldberg, X. Wei, Z. Wang, and Z. Liang (2006), “A Hybrid-based Computer Diagnosis System for Virtual Cystoscopy,” Proc. Systematics, Cybernetics and Informatics, vol.5, 152-155.

[136] S. Wang, L. Li, Z. Wang, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2007), “Gain by Mixture-based Image Segmentation for Virtual Colonoscopy with Colonic Material Tagging”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.6511, 65110V1-10.PDF

[137] L. Li, D. Eremina, S. Wang, X. Wei, Z. Wang, and Z. Liang (2007), “A New Electronic Colon Cleansing Method for Virtual Colonoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, vol.6511, 65112J1-6.PDF

[138] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2007), “An Improved Analytical Reconstruction for Gated Cardiac SPECT Based on Intra-frame Similarity”, The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications, vol.5, 112-116.

[139] J. Wang, H. Lu, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2007), “Noise Reduction for Four Dimensional Dynamic Computed Tomography”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, pp. 441-444.PDF

[140] D. Sturm, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2007), “Visualization of MS Lesions – A browser tool”, The 10th Israeli Symposium on Computer-aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[141] J. Wang, T. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2007), “Gain of KL-domain Adaptive FBP Image Reconstruction for 4-D Dynamic CT”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[142] J. Wang, S. Wang, L. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2007), “Virtual Colonoscopy Screening with Ultra Low-dose CT: A simulation study”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[143] Z. Liang, S. Wang, H. Lu, and J. Wang (2007), “Model Parameter Estimation and Tissue Mixture Segmentation by a MAP-EM Algorithm”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[144] Y. Fan, H. Lu, Z. Liang, and J. Wang (2007), “Spatially-adaptive Analytical Reconstruction for Quantitative Gated Cardiac SPECT in KL Domain”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[145] Z. Liang, L. Li, H. Lu, W. Huang, A. Tudorica, and L. Krupp (2008), “An Integrated MRI and MRS Approach to Evaluation of Multiple Sclerosis with Cognitive Impairment”, Proc ICMB (Intl Conf in Medical Biometrics), LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Publisher, vol.4901, 200-207.PDF

[146] J. Wang, H. Lu, Z. Liang, D. Eremina, G. Zhang, S. Wang, J. Chen, and J. Manzione (2008), “Noise Properties of Low-dose CT Sinogram Data in Radon Space”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[147] Z. Liang, H. Cohen, E. Posniak, E. Fiore, Z. Wang, B. Li, J. Anderson, and D. Harrington (2008), “Texture-based CAD Improves Diagnosis for Low-dose CT Colonography”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[148] L. Li, Z. Liang, S. Wang, H. Lu, M. Wagshul, M. Zawin, E. Posniak, and C. Lee (2008), “Segmentation of Multi-spectral Bladder MR Images with Inhomogeneity Correction for Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[149] S. Wang, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2008), “A Theoretical Solution to Partial Volume MAP-EM Tissue Mixture Segmentation for CT/MRI Imaging Modalities”, The Twelfth International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA'08), Buffalo, NY, in CD-ROM.

[150] S. Wang, H. Zhu, Z. Wang, and Z. Liang (2008), “Multilayer Mucosa-based Geometric Feature Analysis for Automatic Polyp Detection in Virtual Colonoscopy: Determination of polyp candidate”, The 22nd International Congress and Exhibition, CARS 2008 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. 19, June 25 - 28, Barcelona, Spain.

[151] G. Zhang, T. Wang, H. Lu, J. Zhang, X. Liu, and Z. Liang (2008), “Computer-aided Detection Based on 3D Texture Analysis for Virtual Colonoscopy”, The 22nd International Congress and Exhibition, CARS 2008 Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. 17, June 25 - 28, Barcelona, Spain.

[152] Y. Fan, C. Jiao, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2008), “Fully 4D Cardiac Gated SPECT Reconstruction with Simultaneous Compensation in KL Domain”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[153] S. Wang, L. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2008), “An Additive Bias Field Model for Unified Partial-Volume Segmentation and Inhomogeneity Correction of Brain MR Images”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[154] D. Wang, H. Lu, C. Jiao, Z. Zhang, and Z. Liang (2008), “Multiscale Noise Reduction on Low-Dose CT Sinogram by Stationary Wavelet Transform”, Conf Record IEEE NSS-MIC, in CD-ROM.PDF

[155] H. Zhu, P. Pickhardt, S. Wang, E. Posniak, H. Cohen, and Z. Liang (2008), “Computer-aided Detection of Colonic Polyps with a Limited Anisotropic Diffusion in Volumetric Mucosa”, The 11th International Conference of MICCAI, Workshop on Computational and Visualization Challenges in the New Era of Virtual Colonoscopy, pp.46-51, Sept. 6, New York City.

[156] H. Lu, G. Zhang, T. Wang, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2008), “Computer-aided Polyp Detection Based on 3D Texture Analysis for Virtual Colonoscopy”, The 11th International Conference of MICCAI, Workshop on Computational and Visualization Challenges in the New Era of Virtual Colonoscopy, pp.52-57, Sept. 6, New York City.

[157] C. Duan, S. Bao, and Z. Liang (2009), “A Coupled Level-set Framework for Bladder Wall Segmentation with Application to MRI-based Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[158] Y. Fan, J. Wang, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2009), “Implementation of an Effective KL Domain Penalized Weighted Least-Squares Sinogram Restoration for Low-Dose CT Colonography”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[159] H. Zhu, C. Duan, and Z. Liang (2009), “Computer-aided Detection of Initial Polyp Candidates with Level Set-based Adaptive Convolution”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[160] X. Zhao, H. Zhu, S. Wang, and Z. Liang (2009), “Reduction of False Positives by Machine Learning for Computer-aided Detection of Colonic Polyps”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[161] X. Liu, H. Chen, L. Zhao, Z. Shi, Z. Liang, and H. Lu (2009), “Image-based Quantitative Measurement and Analysis for Detection and Treatment Planning of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[162] D. Hong, H. Lu, J. Wang, Q. Lin, and Z. Liang (2009), “3D Finite Element Model for Treatment of Cleft Lip”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[163] S. Wang, M. Wagshul, and Z. Liang (2009), “Tissue Mixture-based Inner Bladder Wall Segmentation with Applications in MRI-based Virtual Cystoscopy”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[164] Y. Chen, J. Wen, L. Wang, and Z. Liang (2009), “Local Cone-beam SPECT Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[165] L. Wan, J. Wen, J. Yang, Y. Chen, and Z. Liang (2009), “Wavelet Based De-noising Methods for Local SPECT Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation”, Proc SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[166] Z. Liang, L. Li, C. Duan, S. Wang, M. Wagshul, C. Lee, and H. Lu (2009), “A MRI-based Virtual Cystoscopy System for Evaluation of the Entire Bladder”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, in CD-ROM.

[167] Z. Liang, C. Duan, D. Gu, and H. Lu (2009), “Extracting the Inner and Outer Borders of Bladder Wall and Flattening the Extracted Wall for MR Cystography”, The 11th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, vol.25, pp.322-325, September 7-12, Munich, Germany.PDF

[168] Y. Fan, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2009), “A Fully Four Dimensional Reconstruction Strategy for Cardiac Gated SPECT with Noise Reduction, Scatter Correction, Resolution Restoration and Inversion of Attenuated Radon Transform in KL Space”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, pp. 377-380.PDF

[169] Z. Zhang, J. Chu, Z. Liang, and H. Lu (2009), “A Novel Multi-scale Non-local Means Algorithm for Low-dose CT Denoising”, ”, Intl Conf Fully 3D Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, pp. 142-145.

[170] R. Jiang, H. Zhu, W. Zeng, X. Yu, Y. Fan, X. Gu, and Z. Liang (2010), “Bladder Wall Flattening with Conformal Mapping for MR Cystography”, SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[171] H. Zhu, C. Duan, R. Jiang, Y. Fan, W. Zeng, X. Yu, X. Gu, and Z. Liang (2010), “Computer-aided Detection of Bladder Tumors Based on the Thickness Mapping of Bladder Wall in MR Images”, SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[172] Y. Fan, H. Lu, H. Zhu, and Z. Liang (2010), “An Exact Modeling of Signal Statistics in Energy-integrating X-ray Computed Tomography”, SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[173] S. Wang, H. Zhu, Y. Fan, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2010), “Feature Selection by Adaptive Weighting and Reordering for Computer-aided Polyp Detection in CT Colonography”, SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.

[174] H. Zhu, M. Barish, P. Pickhardt, Y. Fan, E. Posniak, R. Richards and Z. Liang (2010), "Projection-based Features for Reducing False Positives in Computer-aided Detection of Colonic Polyps in CT Colonography”, SPIE Medical Imaging, in CD-ROM.PDF

[175] Z. Liang, C. Duan, X. Gu, M. Wagshul, and H. Lu (2010), “Bladder Wall Extraction and Mapping for MR Cystography”, Proc International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, in CD-ROM.

[176] H. Zhu, Y. Fan, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2010), “Improved Curvature Estimation for Shape Analysis in Computer Aided Detection of Colonic Polyps”, Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS), June 23-26, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland.

[177] Y. Fan, H. Zhu, H. Lu, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2010), “Noise-Reduction for Low-dose Cone-beam CT Sinograms”, The 1st Intl Meeting on Image Formation in X-ray Computed Tomography, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 6-9, 2010.

[178] H. Zhu, Y. Fan, and Z. Liang (2010), “Improved Curvature Estimation for Shape Analysis in Computer-Aided Detection of Colonic Polyps”, The 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop – “Computational Challenges and Clinical Opportunities in Virtual Colonoscopy and Abdominal Imaging”, Beijing, China, September 20, pp. 19-24.

[179] H. Zhu, L. Li, Y. Fan, and Z. Liang (2010), “Haustral Fold Segmentation of CT Colonography Using Ridge Line Detection”, The 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop – “Computational Challenges and Clinical Opportunities in Virtual Colonoscopy and Abdominal Imaging”, Beijing, China, September 20, pp. 33-40.

[180] F. Liu, C. Duan, K. Yuan, Z. Liang, and S. Bao (2010), “Detecting Bladder Abnormalities based on Inter-layer Intensity Curve for Virtual Cystoscopy”, The 13th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI) Workshop – “Computational Challenges and Clinical Opportunities in Virtual Colonoscopy and Abdominal Imaging”, Beijing, China, September 20, pp. 97-104.