Peer reviewed publications since 2013:



  1. Guo YP, Liu HM, Xiao HJ, Yuan MH, Liu YS, Sedlarik V, Chin WC, Liu JR, Guo L, Li CQ, “Self-assembled Camptothecin derivatives - Curcuminoids conjugate for combinatorial chemo-photodynamic therapy to enhance anti-tumor efficay”, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 215,112124 (2021).


  1. Guo YP, Sheng S, Lun M, Tsai SM, Chin WC, Hoylund R, Li CQ, “Photodynamic therapy excited by Cerenkov Radiation from Cesium-137 irradiator: in vitro studies”, Clinical Oncology and Research, 3(6),(2020).


  1. Xiao HJ, Guo YP, Liu HM, Wang YM, Li CQ, Cisar J, Skoda D, Kurtika I, Guo L, Sedlarik, V, “Structure-based design of charge-conversional drug self-delivery systems for better targeted cancer therapy”, Biomaterials, 2019.


  1. Zhang YM, Lun M, Li CQ, Zhou ZX, “Method for improving the spatial resolution of narrow x-ray beam-based x-ray luminescence computed tomography imaging”, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 24(8), 086002 (2019).


  1.  Michael Lun, Changqing Li,  "Background luminescence in x-ray luminescence computed tomography", Applied Optics, 58(4) 1084-1092 (2019). 


  1. Wei Zhang, Ignacio Romero, Changqing Li,  "Time domain x-ray luminescence computed tomography: numerical simulation", Biomedical Optics Express, 10(1), 372-383 (2019). (Accepted in 11/26/2018)


  1. Wei Zhang, Michael Lun, Alex Anh-Tu Nguyen, Changqing Li,  "X-ray luminescence computed tomography based on a focused X-ray beam", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(11), 116004 (2017). Open access to full text:


  1. Reheman Baikejiang, Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Andrew Hernandez, Shadi Shakeri, Guobao Wang, Jinyi Qi, John Boone, Changqing Li, "Kernel-based anatomically-aided diffuse optical tomography reconstruction", Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express, 3, 055002 (2017). Open access to full text:


  1. Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Michael Lun, Changqing Li, "Collimated superfine x-ray beam based x-ray luminescence computed tomography", Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology, 25(6), 945-957 (2017). Open access to full text:


  1. R Baikejiang, Y Zhao, BZ Fite, KW Ferrara, CQ Li, "Anatomical image guided fluorescence molecular tomography reconstruction using kernel method", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 22(5), 055001 (2017). Open access to full text:


  1. Michael Lun, Wei Zhang, Changqing Li, "Sensitivity study of x-ray luminescence computed tomography", Applied Optics, 56 (11), 3010-3019 (2017). Open access to full text:


  1. Reheman Baikejiang, Wei Zhang, Changqing Li, "Diffuse optical tomography for breast cancer imaging guided by computed tomography: a feasibility study", Journal of X-ray Science and Technology, 25, 341-355 (2017). Open acess to full text:



  1. Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Michael Lun, Changqing Li, "Multiple pinhole collimator based X-ray luminescence computed tomography", Biomedical Optics Express, 7, 2506-2523 (2016). Open access to full text:


  1. Dianwen Zhu, Changqing Li, "Accelerated image reconstruction in fluorescence molecular tomography using a non-uniform updating scheme with momentum and ordered subsets methods", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 21 (1), 016004 (2016). Open access to full text:



  1. Yue Zhao, Dianwen Zhu, Beikejiang Reheman, Changqing Li, “3D mouse shape reconstruction based on phase-shifting algorithm for fluorescence molecular tomography imaging system”, Applied Optics, 54, 9573-9582 (2015). Open access to full text:


  1. Dianwen Zhu, Changqing Li, "Nonuniform update for sparse target recovery in fluorescence molecular tomography accelerated by ordered subsets", Biomedical Optical Express, 5, 4249-4259 (2014). Open access to full text:


  1. Zhen Yuan, Jiang Zhang, Xiaodong Wang, Changqing Li, "A systematic investigation of reflectance diffuse optical tomography using nonlinear reconstruction methods and continuous wave measurements", Biomedical Optical Express, 5, 3011-3022 (2014). Open access to full text:


  1. Dianwen Zhu, Changqing Li, "Nonconvex regularizations in fluorescence molecular tomography for sparsity enhancement", Physics in Medicine and Biology, 59, 2901 (2014). Open access to full text:


  1. Dianwen Zhu, Yue Zhao, Beikejiang Reheman, Zhen Yuan, Changqing Li, "Comparision of regularizaiton methods in fluorescence molecular tomography", Photonics, 1, 95-109 (2014). Open access to full text:


  1. Changqing Li, Arnulfo Mertinez-Davalos, Simon R. Cherry, “Numerical simulation of x-ray luminescence optical tomography for small animal imaging”, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 19, 4, 046002 (2014). Open access to full text:


  1. Sudheendra L, Das GK, Li CQ, Stark D, Cena J, Cherry SR, Kennedy IM, “NaGdF4:Eu3+ Nanoparticles for enhanced x-ray excited optical imaging”, Chemistry of Materials, 26(5), 1881-1888 (2014). 


  1. Changqing Li, Kun Di, Julien Bec, Simon R. Cherry S, “X-ray luminescence optical tomography imaging: experimental studies”, Optics Letters, 38, 2339-2341 (2013).


2012 and Before (selected):

Fluorescence Molecular Tomography

Dutta J, Ahn S, Li CQ, Cherry SR, Leahy RM, “Joint L1 and total variation regularization for fluorescence molecular tomography”, Physics in Medicine and Biology, 57, 1459-1476 (2012).


Li CQ, Yang YF, Mitchell GS, Leahy RM, Cherry SR, "Simultaneous PET and multispectral 3-dimensional fluorescence optical tomography imaging system", J. Nuclear Medicine, 52, 1268-1276 (2011)


Li CQ, Wang GB, Qi JY, Cherry SR, "Three-dimensional fluorescence optical tomography in small-animal imaging using simultaneous positron-emission-tomography priors", Optics Letters, 34, 2933-2935 (2009). 


Li CQ, Mitchell GS, Dutta J, Ahn S, Leahy RM, Cherry SR, “A three-dimensional multispectral fluorescence optical tomography imaging system for small animals based on a conical mirror design”, Optics Express, 17 (9), 7571-7585 (2009). 

Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging and Tomography

Mitchell GS, Gill RK, Boucher DL, Li CQ, Cherry SR, “In vivo Cerenkov luminescence imaging: a new tool for molecular imaging”, Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society, 1955, 4605-4619 (2011).


Li CQ, Mitchell GS, Cherry SR, "Cerenkov luminescence tomography for small animal imaging", Optics Letters, 35, 1109-111 (2010)


Robertson R, Germanos MS, Li CQ, Mitchell GS, Cherry SR, and Silva MD, "Optical imaging of Cerenkov light generation from positron-emitting radiotracers," Phys Med Biol 54, N355-N365 (2009). 

Diffuse Optical Tomography for Breast Cancer Detection

Li CQ, Grobmyer SR, Massol N, Liang XP, Zhang QZ, Chen L, Fajardo LL, Jiang HB, “Noninvasive in vivo tomographic optical imaging of cellular morphology in the breast: possible convergence of microscopic pathology and microscopic radiology”, Medical Physics, 35 (6), 2493-2501 (2008).


Li CQ, Zhao HZ, Anderson B, Jiang HB, “Multi-spectral breast imaging using a ten-wavelength, 64x64 source/detector channels silicon photodiodes-based diffuse optical tomography system”, Medical Physics, 33(3), 627-636 (2006).


Li CQ, Jiang HB, “Imaging of particle size and concentration in heterogeneous turbid media with multi-spectral diffuse optical tomography”, Optics Express, 12 (25), 6313-6318(2004).


Li CQ, Jiang HB, “A calibration method in diffuse optical tomography”, Journal of Optics A-Pure and Applied Optics, 6(9), 844-852(2004).

Ferroelectric Ceramic Studies

Lu W, Fang DN, Li CQ, Huang KC, “Nonlinear Electric-mechanical Behavior and Micromechanics Modelling of Ferroelectronic Domain Evolution”, ACTA Material, 47(10), 2913-2916, (1999)


Fang DN, Li CQ, “Nonlinear Electric-mechanical Behavior of a Soft PZT-51 Ferroelectric Ceramic”, Journal of Materials Science, 34(16), 4001-4010 (1999)



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