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Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD

Nuclear Medicine

Affiliated With: Yale Medicine

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Biography - Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD

Ming-Kai Chen, MD, PhD, is a radiologist in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging and co-medical director of PET Center. He has special expertise in nuclear medicine—a type of imaging that uses radioactive materials to detect and treat disease—as well as oncologic molecular imaging, which is used to take detailed imagines of the body at a cellular level to detect and monitor cancer.

“With the advance of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging,” Dr. Chen says, “we often can detect the disease at an early stage (and detect more metastatic disease) compared to convention diagnostic imaging.”

Dr. Chen, an associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging at Yale School of Medicine, is conducting research and a clinical trial about the use of PET imaging for synaptic density in the Alzheimer’s disease.

“We hope this new PET imaging could provide early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and serve as a reliable biomarker for the evaluation of treatment response,” he says.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Specialty

Nuclear Medicine

Conditions & Treatments

Diagnostic Imaging/Testing, Lymphoma, Medical Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology - Diagnostic, Thyroid Cancer

Language(s)

English

Education & Training

Education

Johns Hopkins University;National Taiwan University School of Medicine

Internship

Greater Baltimore Medical Center: Baltimore, MD

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven CT

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  • COMMUNITY CARE NETWORK
  • CONNECTICARE
  • CORVEL
  • FIRST HEALTH NETWORK
  • FOCUS HEALTHCARE
  • GREAT WEST
  • HUSKY
  • MEDICAID
  • MEDICARE
  • MULTIPLAN
  • OXFORD HEALTH PLANS
  • RAILROAD MEDICARE
  • TRICARE/CHAMPUS
  • UNITED HEALTHCARE
  • US FAMILY HEALTH PLAN
  • WELLCARE

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Yale New Haven Hospital

20 York Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Main (203) 200-5610
Fax (203) 200-5170

Yale Diagnostic Radiology

111 Goose Lane
Shoreline Medical Center
Guilford, CT 06437

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