Weixing Cai, Ph.D.

Weixing Cai, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-1349
Fax: (585) 276-0373

Professional Bio

I received a BS degree of physics in 2000 and a MS degree of electrical engineering in 2003 from Nanjing University, China. In 2005 I received a MA degree of physics from the University of Rochester. My research interests focus on x-ray cone beam CT imaging, including both conventional attenuation-based imaging and novel phase-contrast imaging. Cone beam CT imaging technique is novel over the multislice CT technique as it is able to image a volume with faster acquisition speed, lower exposure dose and isotropic spatial resolution, and therefore it is very promising for clinical applications. There is a bottleneck for the conventional attenuation-based x-ray technique to further improve the spatial resolution and lower the exposure dose, while the phase-contrast technique is able to overcome this difficulty by using the diffraction and interference effect of x-ray waves.



Education:
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2003 – 2009
Ph.D. candidate in physics
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2003 – 2005
Master of Art in physics
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China 2000 – 2003
Master of Science in electronic engineering
Nanjing University, Nanjing, China 1996 – 2000
Bachelor of Science in physics

Positions and Employment
09/2000-06/2003 Research Assistant, Department of Electronic Science & Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
09/2002-01/2003 Teaching Assistant, Department of Electronic Science & Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
09/2003-05/2004 Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
05/2004-09/2009 Research Assistant, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
10/2009-06/2010 Instructor, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
07/2010-present Research Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Honors
1996-2000 People's Scholarship for Undergraduates, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
10/2002 Wei Rongjue Scholarship for Outstanding Graduates, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
05/2004 Susumu Okubo Prize, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
2003-2009 Graduate Scholarship, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Professional Memberships
2010 - Member, The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
2010 - Member, The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)

Reviews
I am serving as a frequent reviewer for the following journals:
Medical Physics
IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
Optical Engineering
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering
Journal of Electronic Imaging
Inverse Problems in Sciences and Engineering

Current Appointments

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary