Dr. Yang’s specialty is in image-guided intervention, multimodality medical imaging, image registration, and segmentation as well as machine learning.The goal of Dr. Yang's work is to develop novel analytical and computational tools to enhance the role of quantitative imaging in cancer radiotherapy to improve the accuracy and precision of radiation therapy. His research has put emphasis on applying multimodality imaging for cancer radiotherapy with a focus on prostate cancer. His current research projects include image-guided radiotherapy (brachytherapy), MRI-based treatment planning, quantitative imaging biomarker development, advanced image analysis algorithm development and clinical applications. In his laboratory, Dr. Yang enjoys mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents in imaging research.

  • Clinic Research Poster Award, Emory Winship Cancer Institute (2012)
  • Editor's Pick in Medical Physics (2012)
  • Science Council Research Award, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2012, 2013 and 2017)
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award, Emory University (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Department of Defense (2013)
  • Young Scientist Award, SPIE Medical Imaging (2014 and 2015)
  • Cum Laude Poster Award, SPIE Medical Imaging (2011 and 2016)
  • Best-in-Physics Award, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2015 and 2016)
  • Resident Poster Viewing Recognition Award, American Society for Radiation Oncology (2016)

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