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News & Events

  • Our stationary digital breast tomosynthesis system in the news on Nanotechweb.org!
  • 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.
  • Jing Shan won the GEAB Impact award.
  • Yuxuan Mao won the RSNA trainee award.
  • Lei Zhang entered the AAPM young investigator finalist.
  • Peng Wang, our group alumnus started his medical physics residency at Univ. Penn.
  • Laurel and Mike successfully defended their thesis. Congratulations Dr. Burk and Dr. Hadsell!
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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.