Leo L Cheng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Pathology, Mass General Research Institute
PhD Brandeis University 1993
electromyography; ex-vivo tumor evaluation; gastric emptying; magnetic resonance imaging; magnetic resonance spectroscopy; metabolomics; mri; mrs; myoelectric complex migrating; prostate; prostatic neoplasms; stomach

Our investigations on human malignancies work on the interface between Pathology and Radiology and attempt to establish alternative pathological procedures based on the current radiological technologies in general, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and imaging (MRI) techniques in particular.

The aims of our research are to:

1) Investigate metabolic signatures for the diagnosis and prognostication of human malignancies which may be more sensitive and specific than those now available in clinic.

2) Establish adjunct MRS and MRI protocols that may improve the accuracy of clinical pathology.

3) Develop linkages between ex vivo tumor evaluation and in vivo non-invasive diagnosis with MR technologies.

Cheng Lab Publications
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
CNY-Building #149
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129