Selected peer-reviewed publications (Dr. Kao is an author or co-author of more than 60 papers)

1. C.-M. Kao, J.T. Yap, J. Mukherjee, and M.N. Wernick, "Image reconstruction for dynamic PET based on low-order approximation and restoration of the sinograms," IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging, 16, pp. 738-749, 1997.

2. C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, C.-T. Chen, and W.H. Wong, "Image restoration and reconstruction with a bayesian approach," Medical Physics, 25, pp. 600-613, 1998.

3. C.-M. Kao, M.N. Wernick, and C.-T. Chen, "Kalman sinogram restoration for fast and accurate PET image reconstruction," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 45, pp. 3022-3029, 1998.

4. C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, E.M. Hiller, and C.-T. Chen, "A bayesian approach for edge extraction in ultrasound image and its application to image segmentation," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 45, pp. 3089-3096, 1998.

5. M.A. Anastasio, X. Pan, and C.-M. Kao, "Multi-dimensional smoothing using orthogonal expansions," IEEE Singal Processing Letters, 6, pp. 91-94, 1999.

6. X. Pan, M.A. Anastasio, and C.-M. Kao, "A comparative studies of image reconstructions in SPECT and ultrasonic diffraction tomography," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 46, pp. 527-534, 1999.

7. C.-M. Kao and X. Pan, "Fast implementation and quantitative evaluation of analytical methods with Wiener filters for image reconstruction in 3D SPECT," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 46, pp. 1100-1109, 1999.

8. C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, P. La Riviere, and M.A. Anastasio, "Fourier-based pptimal recovery method for antialiasing interpolation," Optical Engineering, 38, pp. 2041-2044, 1999.

9. C.-M. Kao and X. Pan, "Non-iterative methods incorporating a priori source distribution and data information for suppression of image noise and artifacts in 3D SPECT," Phy. Med. Biol., 45, pp. 2801-2819, 2000.

10. C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, and C.-T. Chen, "Accurate image reconstruction using DOI information and its implications for the development of compact PET systems," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 47, pp. 1551-1560, 2000.

11. X. Pan, P. La Riviere, C.-M. Kao, and T.-S. Pan, "Evaluation of noise properties of image reconstruction algorithms in fan-beam computed tomography," Proc. SPIE, 3979, pp. 1636-1641, 2000.

12. C.-M. Kao, C.-T. Chen, and M.N. Wernick, "Statistical analysis of dynamic sequences for functional imaging," Proc. SPIE, 3978, pp. 347-353, 2000.

13. X. Pan, P. La Riviere, D. Gilland, C.-M. Kao, W. Chang, and R. Jaszczak, "Transmission image reconstruction and redundant information in SPECT with asymmetric fan-beam collimation," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 48, pp. 1357-1363, 2001.

14. C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, and B.C. Penney, "Toward optimal reduction of noise and errors in non-iterative reconstruction methods for 3D SPECT," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 49, pp. 774-781, 2002.

15. B.C. Penney, C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, and N. Bidani, "Dual isotope (In-111/Tc-99m) SPECT: noise reduction with an analytic attenuation correction method," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 49, pp. 733-739, 2002.

16. X. Pan, E. Sidky, C.-M. Kao, Y. Zou, and C.E. Metz, "Short-scan SPECT imaging with non-uniform attenuation and 3D distance-dependent spatial resolution," Phy. Med. Biol., 47, pp. 2811-2833, 2002.

17. C.-M. Kao and C.-T. Chen, "A direct sinogram-restoration method for fast image reconstruction in compact DOI-PET systems," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 49, pp. 208-241, 2002.

18. X. Pan, C.-M. Kao, and C.E. Metz, "A family of p-scheme exponential Radon transforms and the uniqueness of their inverses," Inverse Problem, 18, pp. 825-826, 2002.

19. C.-M. Kao and C.-T. Chen, "Performance evaluation of 2D compact PET systems â€“ with applications to system design optimization," 2001 NSS/MIC Conference Record, pp. 1231-1235, 2002.

20. X. Pan, C.-M. Kao, E. Sidky, Y. Zou, and C.E. Metz, "p-Scheme short-scan SPECT and image reconstruction," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 50, pp. 87-96, 2003.

21. C.-M. Kao, M. Schmand, G. Givens, X. Pan, R. Nutt, and C.-T. Chen, "Investigation of a compact DOI-PET system for small-animal imaging," 2002 NSS/MIC Conference Record, M7-163, 2003.

22. H.-H. Wen, C.-M. Kao, W.-C. Lin, and C.-T. Chen, "Automated alignment of serial 2D images for 3D reconstruction of biological structures," 2002 NSS/MC Conference Record, M7-243, 2003.

23. C.-M. Kao, and C.-T. Chen, "Development and evaluation of a PET System for high-throughput small-animal imaging," 2003 NSS/MIC Conference Record, M6-29, 2004.

24. D.Xia, L. Yu, C.-M. Kao, and et al, "An evaluation of SPECT imaging for quantitative assessment of Parkinson's disease," 2003 NSS/MIC Conference Record, M13-5, 2004.

25. Q. Xie, C.-M. Kao, Z. Hsiau, and C.-T. Chen, "A new approach for pulse processing in PET," 2003 NSS/MIC Conference Record, N36-40, 2004.

26. HT Chen, C.-M. Kao, and C.-T. Chen, "A fast, energy-dependent scatter reduction method in 3D PET," 2003 NSS/MIC Conference Record, M10-241, 2004.

27. C.-M. Kao, X. Pan, and C.-T. Chen, "An exact Fourier rebinning algorithm for 3D panel detector PET systems," Physics in Medicine and Biology, 49, pp. 2407-2423, 2004.

28. X. Pan, L. Yu, and C.-M. Kao, "Spatial-resolution enhancement in computed tomography," IEEE Trans. Med. Imag, 24, pp. 245-253, 2005.

29. Q. Xie, C.-M. Kao, Z. Hsiau, and C.-T. Chen, "A new approach for pulse processing in PET," IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 52, pp. 988-995, 2005.

30. E.Y. Sidky, C.-M. Kao, and X. Pan, "Accurate image reconstruction from few-views and limited-angle data in divergent-beam CT," Journal X-Ray Science and Technology, 14, pp. 119-139, 2006.

31. C.-M. Kao, E. Sidky, Y. Dong, and X. Pan, "Precise imaging of small animals using a dual-head microPET scanner," Proceedings of SPIE, 6143, pp. 614303-1-614303-6, 2006.

32. H.T. Chen, C.-M. Kao, B.C. Penny, and C.-T. Chen, "Evaluation of an energy-based method for scatter correction in positron emission tomography," 2006 NSS/MIC, M5-202, 2006.

33. Q. Xie, C.-M. Kao, K. Byrum, G. Drake, A. Vaniachine, R. Wagner, G. Blazey, V. Rykalin, C.-T. Chen, "Characterization of Silicon Photomultipliers for PET imaging," 2006 NSS/MIC, M5-202, 2006.

34. Y. Dong and C.-M. Kao, "Reconstruction of a dual-head small-animal PET system: An SVD study," 2006 NSS/MIC, M5-202, 2006.

35. C.-M. Kao, D. Yong, Q. Xie, and C.-T. Chen, "An Investigation of the Potential Benefits in Trading Energy Resolution for Timing Resolution in Time-of-Flight Positron Emission Tomography," 2006 NSS/MIC, M5-202, 2006.

36. L.-J. Meng, C.-M. Kao, D. Li, S. Cho, C. Pelizzari, J.S. Souris, X. Pan, C.-T. Chen, "Imaging Performance of an Integrative Ultra-High Resolution SPECT/CT System," 2006 NSS/MIC, M5-202, 2006.

37. C.-M. Kao, Y. Zou, S. Cho, and X. Pan, "An exact analytic approach to 3D PET image reconstruction," International Journal of Image and Graphics, 7, pp. 35-54, 2007.

38. C.-M. Kao, Y. Dong, Q. Xie and C.-T. Chen, "Image reconstruction of a dual-head small-animal PET system by using Monte-Carlo computed system response matrix," 2007 International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, pp. 398-401, 2007.