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PUBLICATIONS

Selected Abstracts Presented at Professional Society Meetings:


[1] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1986), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Generically Constrained Source Distributions”, J Biophys Society, vol.49, 243.

[2] H. Hart and Z. Liang (1986), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Quantitatively Constrained Source Distributions”, J Biophys Society, vol.49, 243.

[3] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1986), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Fuzzy Pattern Sources”, Conf ACEMB, 28, 351.

[4] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1986), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data from Fuzzy Pattern Source Distributions”, Bull. APS Society, vol.31, 290.

[5] H. Hart and Z. Liang (1986), “Bayesian Image Processing in Two and Three Dimensions”, Conf ACEMB, vol.28, 352.

[6] H. Hart and Z. Liang (1986), “Bayesian Image Processing of Data Using a Spectrum of A priori Source Distribution Probability Functions”, Bull APS Society, vol.31, 290.

[7] Z. Liang (1987), “Bayesian Analysis for Image Processing”, Invited presentation at the 6th International Conf on Math Modeling, St. Louis, MO, USA.

[8] Z. Liang and H. Hart (1987), “Boundary Enhancement with A priori Constraints”, Proc ACEMB, vol.29, 214.

[9] H. Hart, Z. Liang, and A. Schoenfeld (1987), “Positron Emission Tomography Using Multidetector Measurement and Analysis of Individual Events”, Bull APS Society, vol.32, 1662.

[10] Z. Liang (1987), “Utilization of Single Photon in Positron Emission Tomography”, Proc ACEMB on Engineering in Medicine and Biology, vol.29, 213.

[11] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, C. Floyd, K. Greer, and E. Coleman (1988), “Bayesian Reconstruction of SPECT in Parallel, Fan, and Cone Beam Geometries”, The 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.29, 871).

[12] R. Jaszczak, Z. Liang, S. Manglos, C. Floyd, and K. Greer (1988), “Validation of Bayesian Reconstruction for Cone Beam SPECT: use of a priori non-uniform source information”, Workshop on the Formation, Processing and Evaluation of Medical Images, NATO, ASI, Portugal.

[13] R. Jaszczak, Z. Liang, K. Greer, C. Floyd, and E. Coleman (1988), “Cone Beam SPECT: an acquisition geometry to increase detection efficiency”, European J Nucl Medicine, vol.14, no.5, 226.

[14] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, C. Floyd, K. Greer, and E. Coleman (1989), “Validation of Bayesian Reconstruction with Monte Carlo Simulations and Real Data”, The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.30, 755).

[15] Z. Liang and R. Jaszczak (1989), “Comparison of Multiple Gamma Photon Coincidence Imaging Techniques”, IEEE Annual Conference on Nuclear Science.

[16] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1990), “Simultaneous Reconstruction, Segmentation, and Edge Enhancement of Simulated Heart Images Using a Multinomial Model and Concentration-level Information”, The 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.31, 858).

[17] Z. Liang, D. Gilland, R. Jaszczak, E. Coleman, and V. Johnson (1990), “Evaluation of Linear and Non-linear Filters for Iterative Image Processing Methods”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[18] Z. Liang (1991), “Compensation for Non-uniform Attenuation, Scatter, and Variable Detector Response in SPECT Reconstruction via Iterative FBP Methods”, The 77th Annual Meeting of RSNA, (Radiology, vol.181, 186).PDF

[19] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1991), “Parameter Estimation of Finite Mixtures for Image Processing" and "An Efficient 3D Projector Pair for SPECT Reconstruction”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[20] Z. Liang, R. Jaszczak, and E. Coleman (1991), “A 3D Model for Simultaneous Compensation of Non-uniform Attenuation and Collimator Divergence of SPECT Image Reconstruction”, The 38th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.32, 917).

[21] Z. Liang and E. Coleman (1992), “Restoration for Variable Detector Response in High Resolution PET Image Reconstruction”, The 39th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.33, 875).

[22] Z. Liang and J. MacFall (1992), “Parameter Estimation and NMR Image Segmentation” and “Detector Response Restoration for High Resolution PET”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[23] J. Ye and Z. Liang (1993), “Quantitative SPECT Using Cone-beam Collimation”, Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (Med. Phys., vol.20, 909).

[24] Z. Liang and J. Ye (1993), “On Reconstruction of Object-specific Attenuation Maps for Quantitative SPECT Imaging”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[25] J. Ye and Z. Liang (1994), “Depth-dependent Resolution Deconvolution for Myocardial Perfusion SPECT with Non-circular Scan Orbit”, The 41st Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.35, 190).

[26] Z. Liang, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1994), “Analytical Approach to Quantitative Brain SPECT with Non-uniform Attenuation”, Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (Med. Phys., vol.21, 915).

[27] J. Ye and Z. Liang (1994), “Comparison of 180 and 360 Degree Myocardial Perfusion SPECT with Non-uniform Attenuation Compensation and Depth-dependent Resolution Deconvolution”, Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (Med. Phys., vol.21, 916).

[28] Z. Liang, D. Wang, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1994), “Automating Intensity-Variation Correction for Segmentation of Brain Tissues from Multispectral MR Images”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[29] J. Ye, Z. Liang, and D. Harrington (1994), “Accurate Analytical Compensation for Non-uniformly Attenuated Brain SPECT Using an Enlarged Uniform Map of the Head”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[30] J. Ye, J. Cheng, Z. Liang, and D. Harrington (1995), “Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion SPECT with Different Body Characteristics”, The 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.36, 41).

[31] Z. Chen, C.S. Chui, Z. Liang, and L.E. Reinstein (1995), “Comparison of Two Image Reconstruction Algorithms for Radiotherapy Treatment Plan Optimization”, Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (Med. Phys., vol.22, 1010).

[32] F. Dilmanian, X. Yu, …, Z. Liang, et al. (1995), “Dual Energy Iodine Contrast CT with Monochromatic X Rays”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[33] X. Yu, F. Dilmanian, …, Z. Liang, et al. (1995),“Monochromatic CT Image Sensitivity: results from pre-clinical multiple energy CT (MECT)”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[34] J. Cheng, Z. Liang, J. Ye, C. Cabahug, Z. Oster, and D. Harrington (1996), “Accurate Treatment of Poisson Noise for Quantitative Reconstruction of Brain SPECT”, The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Soc of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, 37: 218).

[35] M. Wagshul, Z. Liang, K. Zhong, and A. Wishnia (1996), “Laser-Polarized Xe-129: a new direction for in vivo MR imaging and spectroscopy”, American Physics Society, May of 96, Michigan.

[36] J. Cheng, Z. Liang, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1996), “Edge-preserved Noise Reduction in Brain SPECT by a Butterfly and a Wiener Filter”, Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (Med. Phys., vol.23, 1064, one the best papers for competition of the Young Investigator Award).

[37] Z. Liang, J. Cheng, and J. Ye (1996), “A New Model for Tracing First-order Compton Scatter through a Non-uniform Attenuation Map in Quantitative SPECT Imaging”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[38] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging (Student Travel Award).

[39] J. Cheng, Z. Liang, J. Li, J. Ye, and D. Harrington (1996), “Inclusion of A Priori Information in Frequency Space for Quantitative Brain SPECT Imaging”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging (Student Travel Award).

[40] A. Viswambharan, M. Wax, L. Hong, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, and T. Botton (1996), “Virtual Colonoscopy: 3D visualization of the mucosal surface of the colon”, Conf of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp.565 (Scientific Merit Award).

[41] J. Li, Z. Liang, H. Kuan, C. Wong, J. Cheng, G. Wang, D. Schlyer, N. Volkow, and D. Harrington (1997), “A Collimator-Specific Treatment of Data for F-18 SPECT Imaging”, The 44th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.38, 211).

[42] J. Li, Z. Liang, H. Kuan, C. Wong, G. Wang, J. Cheng, D. Schlyer, N. Volkov, and D. Harrington (1997), “Improvement of Plannar F-18 SPECT by Means of Noise Treatment, Scatter Compensation and Resolution Restoration”, Annual Meeting of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (Med. Phys., vol.24, 1058).

[43] J. You, Z. Liang, and J. Cai (1997), “A Unified Reconstruction Algorithm for Conventional 2D Acquisition Geometry”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[44] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[45] J. Li, Z. Liang, J. You, F. Yang, H. Kuan, C. Wong, and G. Wang (1998), “On the Dual Samplings of Collimator Holes and Photomultipliers in SPECT Imaging”, The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.39, 169).

[46] M. Wax, Z. Liang, R. Chiou, A. Kaufman, and A. Viswambharan (1998), “Electronic Colon Cleansing for Virtual Colonoscopy”, The 1st Intl Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy.

[47] J. Li, Z. Liang, J. Ye, and G. Han (1998), “An Investigation on Analytical Methods for Correction of Distance-dependent Resolution Variation for 3D SPECT Imaging”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[48] J. You, J. Li, and Z. Liang (1998), “The Possibility of Complete Restoration of Variable Collimator Response for SPECT Imaging”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[49] R. Chiou, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, L. Hong, and M. Achniotou (1998), “Interactive Path Planning for Virtual colonoscopy”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[50] J. You, G. Han, and Z. Liang (1999), “A Poisson Impulse Field Analysis on Noise Propagation for SPECT Imaging”, The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.40, 299).

[51] G. Han, J. You, and Z. Liang (1999), “Quantitative Reconstruction of Spatially Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimated SPECT for Cardiac Imaging”, The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.40, 301).

[52] X. Hao, G. Han, J. You, and Z. Liang (1999), “Accurate Determination of the Head Boundary from Measurements of Scatter Windows”, The 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.40, 289).

[53] P. Horwich, D, Chen, B. Li, M. Wax, G. Gindi, and Z. Liang (1999), “The Centerline of the Colon: automating a key step in virtual colonoscopy”, Proc RSNA (Radiology, vol.213, 258).

[54] G. Han, Z. Liang, and J. You (1999), “A Fast Ray-tracing Technique for TCT and ECT Studies”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[55] Z. Liang, D. Chen, B. Li, P. Roche, W. Huang, and A. Viswambharan (1999), “Virtual Laryngoscopy: Feasibility studies by CT and MRI”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[56] M. Wax, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, and K. Kreeger (2000), “Advancing Virtual Colonoscopy to Practice”, International Workshop on 3D Imaging and Virtual Endoscopy.

[57] E. Smouha, D. Chen, B. Li, and Z. Liang (2000), “Computer-aided Surgical Planning for Congenital Aural Atresia”, The 35th Annual Meeting of American Neurotology Society.

[58] H. Lu, G. Han, D. Chen, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2000), “A Theoretically Based Approach to Noise Reduction in SPECT by Anscombe and KL Transforms”, The 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.41, 198).

[59] G. Han and Z. Liang (2000), “A Fast Projector and Back-projector for SPECT with Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, The 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.41, 194).

[60] L. Li, G. Han, and Z. Liang (2000), “Investigation of a New Scatter Estimation Method from Triple Energy Window Acquisition”, The 47th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.41, 193).

[61] K. Kreeger, F. Dachille, M. Wan, M. Wax, I. Bitter, L. Wei, A. Kaufman, and Z. Liang (2000), “Volume Rendering for Virtual Colonoscopy on an Affordable PC”, The 2nd Intl Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy.

[62] S. Lakare, M. Wax, D. Chen, I. Bitter, M. Sato, M. Wan, Z. Liang, and A. Kaufman (2000), “Automated Pre-navigation Processing for Virtual Colonoscopy”, The 2nd Intl Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy.

[63] M. Wax, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, S. Lakare, D. Chen, I. Bitter, K. Kreeger, M. Sato, M. Wan, W. Li, J. Bhowmick, and J. Anderson (2000), “Virtual Colonoscopy - CT Contrast Agent”, The 2nd Intl Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy.

[64] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[65] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[66] H. Lu. Hsiao, X. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “Spatial Resolution Uniformity of K-L Transform on Projection Data along Different Directions for SPECT Imaging”, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine, (JNM, vol.42, 200P).

[67] X. Li, G. Han, H. Lu, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “A New Scatter Estimation Method Using Triple Window Acquisition to Fit Energy Spectrum”, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.42, 194P).

[68] G. Han, W. Zhu, and Z. Liang (2001), “Gain of Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimator for Cardiac SPECT by ROC, Hotelling Trace, and Bias-Variance Measures”, The 48th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.42, 7P, one of the finalists on Computer & Instrumentation Young Investigator Award).

[69] H. Lu, I. Hsiao, X. Li, and Z. Liang (2001), “Noise Analysis and Treatment for Low-dose CT Projections by Scale Transformations”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[70] X. Li, H. Lu, G. Han, and Z. Liang (2001), “A Kalman Filter for Non-stationary Poisson Noise of SPECT Sinograms”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[71] M. Wax, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, K. Kreeger, and J. Anderson (2001), “Advances in Navigation and Display of Virtual Colonoscopy”, International Workshop on 3D Imaging and Virtual Endoscopy. Essen, Germany. February 2001.

[72] M. Wax, A. Kaufman, Z. Liang, K. Kreeger, and R. Faruqi (2001), “3D Analysis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms”, International Workshop on 3D Imaging and Virtual Endoscopy. Essen, Germany. February 2001.

[73] J. Wen, T. Li, X. Li, and Z. Liang (2002), “Fan-beam and Variable-focal-length Fan-beam SPECT Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation”, The 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM Tech, vol.30, 97).

[74] H. Lu, J. Wen, X. Li, and Z. Liang (2002), “A Non-iterative Solution for Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion SPECT Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation and Distance-dependent Spatial Resolution”, The 49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.43, 105P).

[75] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[76] T. Li, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2002), “Compensation for Non-stationary Detector Response in Analytical Varying Focal-length Fan-beam SPECT Reconstruction”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[77] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[78] X. Li, L. Li, W. Huang, C. Christodoulou, C. Roque, P. Roche, R. Peyster, L. Krupp, and Z. Liang (2002), “A Volumetric Analysis on Central Cerebral Atrophy for Multiple Sclerosis Studies with Cognitive Impairment”, The 88th Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp.429.

[79] M. Wax, D. Chen, S. Lakare, Z. Liang, and C. Collins (2002), “Optimizing Laxative Free Virtual Colonoscopy”, The 88th Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp.585.

[80] C. Christodoulou, L.B. Krupp, W. Huang, D. Chen, P. Melville, W. Scherl, P. Perone, T. Morgan, Z. Liang, P. Roche, C. Roque, R. Peyster (2003). “Cognitive Correlates of Quantitative MRI and MR Spectroscopy in Multiple Sclerosis”, The Annual International Neuropsychological Society Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

[81] L. Li, Z. Wang, W. Huang, H. Adler, D. Harrington, and Z. Liang (2003), “Mixture-based Computer Aided Detection System for Virtual Endoscopy”, NIH Biomedical Research Opportunities Workshop, USA.

[82] J. Wen, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “An Analytical SPECT Reconstruction Strategy for Extending Parallel to Non-parallel Geometries Using Ray-driven Technique”, The 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.44, no.5, pp.272-273).

[83] T. Li, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2003), “An Exact Relationship between Blurred and Ideal Sinograms for Uniformly Attenuated Brain SPECT with Fan-beam Geometry”, The 50th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.44, no.5, pp.277).

[84] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[85] T. Li, Z. Liang, K. Mueller, and et al., (2003), “Reconstruction for Proton Computed Tomography: A Monte Carlo study”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[86] X. Li, D. Eremina, L. Li, and Z. Liang (2003), “Partial Volume Segmentation of Medical Images”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[87] J. Wen, H. Lu, T. Li, Z. Wang, and Z. Liang (2003), “A Study on Truncated Cone-beam Sampling Strategies for 3D Mammography”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[88] J. Wen, 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 Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.PDF

[89] Z. Liang, L. Li, W. Huang, A. Tudorica, and L. Krupp (2003) “An Integrated MRI and MRS Framework for Studies of Cognitive Impairment”, The 89th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp. 593.

[90] Z. Wang, T. Li, G. Han, and Z. Liang (2004), “PC Graphics Card–based Acceleration for OS-EM Image Reconstruction of Quantitative SPECT with Varying Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators”, The 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.45, no.5, pp. 414).

[91] J. Wen, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2004), “An Inverse Formula for Attenuated Radon Transform with Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimators and Its Properties”, The 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.45, no.5, pp. 46).

[92] T. Li, J. Wen, and Z. Liang (2004), “Performance Evaluation of Analytical- and Iterative-based Quantitative SPECT Reconstruction with Fan-beam Collimation by both Human (ROC) and Computer (CHO) Observers, as well as Bias-Variance Plot”, The 51st Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.45, no.5, pp. 46).

[93] J. Wang, T. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2004), “Noise Reduction for Low-dose Single-slice Helical CT Sinogram”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[94] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[95] L. Li, X. Li, X. Wei, and Z. Liang (2004), “A Unified Framework for Inhomogeneity Correction and Partial Volume Segmentation of MR Brain Images”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[96] T. Li and Z. Liang (2004), “Toward a Dedicated SPECT Mammography System”, Workshop on the Nuclear Radiology of Breast Cancer at IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[97] C. Christodoulou, L. Krupp, P. Melville, W. Scherl, T. Morgan, W. MacAllister, Z. Liang, W. Huang, L. Li, L. Tudorica, R. Peyster, C. Roque, P. Roche, D. Canfora, S. Berry, and M. Kehn (2005), “Predicting Neuropsychological Change with Baseline MRI Measures in Multiple Sclerosis Patients with Initial Cognitive Dysfunction”, Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, St Louis, Missouri.

[98] J. You, T. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2005), “A Preliminary Study on Analytical Inversion of the Attenuated Radon Transform with 180o Acquisition”, The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.46, no.5, pp.471).

[99] J. Wen, F. Bu, and Z. Liang (2005), “An Inversion Formula for the Exponential Radon Transform in Spatial Domain with Variable Focal-length Fan-beam Collimator”, The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.46, no.5, pp.471).

[100] Z. Liang, Z. Wang, B. Li, and H. Lu (2005), “Improved Electronic Colon Cleansing with Less-stressful Bowel Preparation for Computer-aided Detection of polyps in CT Colonography”, The 91st Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp.440.

[101] Y. Fan, H. Lu, C. Hao, and Z. Liang (2006), “Fast Analytical Reconstruction with Non-uniform Attenuation Compensation for Dynamic Cardiac SPECT Imaging”, The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.47, no.5, Supplement 1, pp.122).

[102] J. You, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2006), “A Comparison Study on Novikov and Tretiak-Metz Formulae for Inversion of the Exponential Radon Transform”, The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.47, no.5, Supplement 1, pp.373).

[103] J. You, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2006), “Consistency Condition and ML-EM Checkerboard Artifacts”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[104] Y. Fan, H. Lu, Z. Liang, and J. Wang (2007), “Improved KL Domain Inversion of the Attenuated Radon Transform for Quantitative Gated Cardiac SPECT”, The 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.48, no.5, Supplement 2, pp.422P).

[105] J. You, J. Wang, and Z. Liang (2007), “An Investigation on FBP Reconstruction for Attenuated Radon Transform with Partial Data”, The 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.48, no.5, Supplement 2, pp.421P).

[106] L. Li, Z. Wang, H. Meng, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2007), “Bladder Tumor Detection by MR-based Virtual Cystoscopy”, The 1st MR Meeting of the Chinese Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Dalian, China.

[107] J. Wang, H. Lu, T. Li, and Z. Liang (2007), “Gain of KL-domain Adaptive FBP Reconstruction for 4D Dynamic CT”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[108] J. Wang, S. Wang, L. Li, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2007), “Virtual Colonoscopy Screening with Ultra Low-dose CT: A simulation study”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[109] Y. Fan, H. Lu, Z. Liang, and J. Wang (2007), “Spatially-adaptive Analytical Reconstruction for Quantitative Gated Cardiac SPECT in KL Domain”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[110] Z. Liang, S. Wang, H. Lu, and J. Wang (2007), “Model Parameter Estimation and Tissue Mixture Segmentation by a MAP-EM Algorithm”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[111] Y. Fan, H. Lu, J. Wang, T. Zhu, and Z. Liang (2008), “Quantitative Gated Cardiac SPECT via Adaptive KL Transform, Noise Modeling and Inversion of Attenuated Radon transform”, The 55th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.49, no.5, Supplement 2, pp.400P).

[112] Y. Fan, Chun Jiao, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2008), “Fully 4D Cardiac Gated SPECT Reconstruction with Simultaneous Compensation in KL Domain”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[113] 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”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[114] D. Wang, H. Lu, C. Jiao, Z. Zhang, Z. Liang (2008), “Multiscale Noise Reduction on Low-Dose CT Sinogram by Stationary Wavelet Transform”, IEEE Annual Conference on Medical Imaging.

[115] Y. Fan, H. Lu, J. Wang, S. Wang, and Z. Liang (2009), “An Adaptive Approach to Quantitative Cardiac Gated SPECT by Noise Modeling, Scatter Compensation, Resolution Restoration, and Inversion of the Attenuated Radon Transform in KL Domain”, The 56th Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (JNM, vol.50, no.5, Supplement 2, pp.299P).

[116] H. Zhu, Y. Fan, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2009), “A Novel Approach to Extraction of Initial Polyp Candidates for CT Colonography”, The 10th Intl. Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy, pp. 134, Reston, Virginia, October 26-28, 2009.

[117] H. Zhu, Y. Fan, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2009), “Gain of the Eigenvalue-Weighted Features for Computer-aided Detection of Colonic Polyps”, The 10th Intl. Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy, pp. 112, Reston, Virginia, October 23-25, 2009.

[118] H. Zhu, P. Pickhardt, M. Barish, Y. Fan, E. Posniak, H. Cohen, R. Richards, H. Lu, and Z. Liang (2009), “Projection-based Features for False Positive Reduction in Computer-aided Detection of Colonic Polyps”, The 10th Intl. Symposium on Virtual Colonoscopy, pp. 109, Reston, Virginia, October 23-25.

[119] H. Zhu, P. Pickhardt, M. Barish, S. Wang, Y. Fan, E. Posniak, H. Cohen, R. Richards and Z. Liang (2009), “Increasing Detection Specificity in Computer-aided Detection of Colonic Polyps by Projection-based Features for CT Colonography”, The 95th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp. 466.

[120] Z. Liang, C. Duan, S. Bao, H. Zhu, S. Wang, and M. Wagshul (2009), “A Novel Approach to Extract Bladder Wall for MR Virtual Cystoscopy”, The 95th Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), pp. 512.