Research and Facilities

Rutao Yao, PhD.

Train under faculty mentors who advance nuclear medicine imaging. With his research, Rutao Yao, PhD, aims to provide imaging solutions to support biomedical applications.

Our pursuit of groundbreaking research in nuclear medicine complements our department’s commitment to excellence in clinical care and education.

  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences
    The goal of research in nuclear medicine imaging sciences is to advance functional imaging technologies to non-invasively image and quantify the spatiotemporal distribution of physiological, cellular and molecular events and processes for biomedical, biological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and pharmaceutical applications.
  • Radiochemistry
    A GMP laboratory is established to produce human use F-18 labeled compounds at CTRC. In this lab we have Comecer hot cell and a GE FX-N2 automated synthesis module installed in this hot cell. This synthesizer will give us capability to produce lot of F-18 compounds. We have two laminar flow hoods. At the moment we buy F-18 from Cardinal health.
  • Recent Faculty Publications
    We share our research studies with physicians and scientists worldwide through publications in leading academic journals. View a listing of our faculty’s most recent publications.
  • Recent Research Funding
    We receive funding from a variety of sources that recognize the value of our high-impact research.
  • Department Facilities and Services
    Specialized laboratories and services support our faculty’s active research programs and provide training opportunities for students and residents.