Cho Zang-hee

This is a Korean name; the family name is Cho.
Zang-Hee Cho

Zang-Hee Cho
1936 (age 7980)

Republic of Korea

Residence Republic of Korea
Nationality Korean
Fields Physiology & Medicine
Institutions Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon Univ.
Alma mater Seoul National University (BS)
Uppsala University (Ph.D)
Doctoral advisor Professor P-A Tove, Institute of Physics, Uppsala Univ. Sweden,(Ph.D) Professor T-R Gerholm, Institute of Physics, Stockholm University, Sweden, (Fil.D, Docent)
Known for Nuclear Electronics (Prof. Tove), Nuclear Physics (Prof. Gerholm)
Notable awards Distinguished Scientist Award, International Workshop on Physics & Engineering in Medical Physics and Engineering, Pacific Grove, Calif., USA, 1982
Jacob Javits Neuroscience Awards (with S. Hilal), NIH, Washington DC, USA, 1984
Sylvia Sorkin Green Field Award, American Medical Physics Society, Utah, USA, 1986
Distinguished Faculty Award in Research, Academic Senate, University of California, Calif. USA
Medal of Honor, in Science & Technology, Presidential Award, Republic of Korea, 2006, Seoul, Korea

Zang-Hee Cho, Ph.D, is a Korean neuroscientist who developed the first Ring-PET scanner and the scintillation detector BGO. More recently, Cho developed the first PET-MRI fusion molecular imaging device for neuro-molecular imaging.[1]


B.Sc, Electronics, College of Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1960
M.Sc. Electronics, Graduate School, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1962
Ph.D. Applied Physics, Institute of Physics, Uppsala university, Uppsala, Sweden, 1966
Fil.D(Docent). Nuclear Physics, Institute of Physics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 1972


2016–Present "Brain 2016 Neuroscience", Neuroscience Summer School. Intensive Course on Neuroscience, Principal Faculty Cho Zang-Hee Web developer Janis Rozenfelds.
2004–Present University Professor, Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon Medical School, Inchon, Korea
2006–Present Professor Emeritus, Radiological Sciences and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
1985–2006 Professor, Radiological Sciences and Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, California, USA
1995–1997 Visiting Endowed Chair Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
1979-1994 Professor of Physics (Radiology), KAIST, Seoul, Korea. 1979–1985 Professor of Radiology (Physics) and Co-Director of Imaging Research Center, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
1972–1978 Associate Research Physicist and Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Applied Science & Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
1972–1976 Associate Professor (Docent) of Physics, Institute of Physics, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden.
1970–1971 Visiting Scientist, Wallenberg Fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, Long Island, New York, USA
1966–1971 Research Staff, Swedish Atomic Research Council, Institute of Physics, University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Other posts

1. Editor in Chief, International Journal of Imaging Systems & Technology, John Wiley & Sons, New York, N.Y., 1993–2011
2. Editorial Board ; Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Academic Press, San Diego, New York, 1984–90
3. Steering Committee IEEE Trans. on Medical Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, NY, 1985–93
4. Steering Committee : IEEE Trans. on Nuclear Science, IEEE Press, New York, NY, 1985–92
5. Editorial Board : Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Pergamon Press, New York, NY, 1988-
6. Editorial Board : Physics in Medicine and Biology, Institute of Physics, London, England, 1993
7. Editorial Board : International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 1989–93

Published works

Technical Reports

1. Cho ZH, General Views on 3-D Image Reconstruction and Computerized Transverse Axial Tomography. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. NS-21, No. 3, 1974.
2. Cho, ZH. and Ahn, I., "Computer algorithm for tomographic image reconstruction with x-ray transmission scan", Computer in Biomedical Res, 8, 8, 1974.
3. Cho, ZH., Chan, JK., Eriksson, L., Singh, M., Graham, S., Macdonald, WS. and Yano, Y., "Positron ranges obtained form biomedically important positron emitting radionuclides", J Nucl Med, 16, 1174–1176, 1975.
4. Cho, ZH., Chan, JK. and Eriksson, L., "Circular ring transverse axial positron camera for 3-D reconstruction of radionuclides distribution", IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, NS-23, 613–622, 1976.
5. Cho, ZH., Cohen, MB., Singh, M., Chan, J., Eriksson, L., Spolter, L. and MacDonald, NS., "Performance and evaluation of a circular ring transverse axial positron camera", IEEE Trans Nucl Sci, NS-24, 532–542, 1977.
6. Cho, ZH., Eriksson, L. and Chan, JK., "A circular ring transverse axial positron camera" in Reconstruction Tomography in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Symposium, Puerto Rico, April 1975, and in the book “ Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine”, 393–421, 1977, University Park Press, Baltimore (Ed. by Ter-Pogossian MM).
7. Cho, ZH. and Farukhi, MR., "Bismuth Germanate (BGO) as a potential scintillation detector in positron cameras", J. Nucl Med, 18, 840–844, 1977.
8. Cho, ZH., Kim, HS., Song, HB. and Cumming, J., "Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance tomographic imaging", Proc of IEEE (Invited paper), 79(10), 1152–1173, 1982
9. Cho, ZH., Hong, KS. and Hilal, SK., "Spherical positron emission tomography S-PET-I performance analysis", Nucl Instrum & Meth,225, 422–438, 1984.
10. Cho ZH, E.X. Wu, S.K. Hilal; Weighted Backprojection Approach to Cone-Beam 3-D Projection Reconstruction for Truncated Spherical Detection Geometry. IEEE Trans. Med. Imag. 13(1), 110–121, 1994.
11. Cho, ZH, Y.D. Son, H.K. Kim, K.N. Kim, S.H. Oh, J.Y. Han, I.K. Hong, and Y.B. Kim. A Hybrid PET-MRI: An Integrated Molecular-Genetic Imaging System with HRRT-PET and 7.0 T-MRI. IJIST., Vol. 17, 252–265, 2007
12. Cho, ZH, Y.D. Son, H.K. Kim, K.N. Kim, S.H. Oh, J.Y. Han, I. K. Hong, and Y. B Kim. A fusion PET-MRI system with a high-resolution research tomography-PET and ultra high field 7.0 T-MRI for the molecular-genetic imaging of the brain. Proteomic, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1302–1323, 2008
13. Cho, ZH, Y.D. Son, H.K. Kim, S.T. Kim, S.Y. Lee, Je-Geun Chi, C.W. Park, and Y.B. Kim. Substructural Hippocampal Glucose Metabolism Observed on PET/MRI. J. Nucl. Med. Vol. 51. No. 10, Oct. 2010


Member, The US National Academy of Sciences - Institute of Medicine, USA, 1997–present, Washington D.C. USA
Member, The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea, 1998–2006 Seoul, Korea
Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences, 1991, Trieste, United Nation (Italy)
Member, The National Academy of Engineering, Republic of Korea, 1996, Seoul, Korea
Fellow, Korea Academy of Sciences and Technology, 1995, Republic of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Fellow, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers, 1982, New York, N.Y., U.S.A.
Fellow, Institute of Electrical Engineers, 1995, London, UK
Member, National Advisory Council-NCCAM, NIH, Washington D.C., USA, 2004–6



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