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News & Events

  • Our dental tomosynthesis work was featured on UNC School of Dentistry website.
  • Our dental tomosynthesis poster was selected as a Derek T Turner Research Award Winner, presented by the North Carolina local section of the American Association for Dental Research. These awards are given as part of the School of Dentistry's annual research in review day.
  • Lei Zhang wins a 2015 GEAB Impact Awards for Using Nanotechnology to Treat Cancer
  • Jing Shan, our senior physics graduate student, just won the RSNA Trainee Research Prize. It will be given in Chicago later this year at the largest radiology conference in the world (The Radiological Society of North America).
    He won the award for his work on developing a 3D chest x-ray imaging system using the nanotube x-ray technology. The work is sponsored by our industrial partner Carestream Health.
  • Our stationary digital breast tomosynthesis system in the news on!
  • Laurel Burk receives Dean's distinguished dissertation award.
  • Jing Shan received the Impact Award for imaging lung lesions using chest computed tomography.
  • Our research in radiation therapy was published in Endeavors: Radiation Revolution and our work and our digital breast tomosynthesis system was featured in Cancer Line: New year, next generation of cancer treatment
  • First patient image using the stationary digital breast tomosynthesis scanner at UNC hospital.
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Welcome to the home page of the Zhou lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The research in our lab focuses on developing advanced instrumentations for diagnostic medical imaging and radiation therapy utilizing the carbon nanotube based field emission x-ray source technology pioneered by our team at UNC. Our interdisciplinary and translational research team consists of a large group of students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and collaborators with training and expertise in materials sciences, physics, biomedical engineering, radiology and radiation oncology. We also work closely with industrial partners.

Our current research projects include:

The above research projects are generously supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, The University Cancer Research Fund, the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute, and private industries.