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.