Quing Zhu


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Zhu has pioneered the combining of ultrasound and near infrared (NIR) imaging modalities for clinical diagnosis of breast cancers and for treatment assessment and prediction of advanced breast cancers.  In addition, Zhu and her team as well as her collaborators have pioneered co-registered ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging techniques for ovarian cancer detection and diagnosis.

Recently, Zhu’s team and her collaborators at Medical School have investigated co-registered photoacoustic microscopy and ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and structured light techniques for colorectal cancer diagnosis and for rectal cancer treatment response prediction.  Her passion is to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment prediction.

Her research interests are focused on multi-modality photoacoustic, ultrasound, optical coherence tomography, structured light  imaging techniques for cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment assessment and prediction.


‘Leap forward’ in risk management of rectal cancer

‘Leap forward’ in risk management of rectal cancer

The lab of Quing Zhu at the McKelvey School of Engineering has developed an imaging system that helps differentiate residual cancerous tissue from recovered healthy tissue after treatment in patients with rectal cancer, the third-most common cancer type in the U.S.