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Cristian Tudorel Badea

Professor in Radiology
Bryan Research Building, Room 161F, Durham, NC 27710


  • Our lab's research focus lies primarily in developing novel quantitative imaging systems, reconstruction algorithms and analysis methods.  My major expertise is in preclinical CT.
  • Currently, we are particularly interested in developing novel strategies for spectral CT imaging using nanoparticle-based contrast agents for theranostics (i.e. therapy and diagnostics).
  • We are also engaged in developing new approaches for multidimensional CT image reconstruction suitable to address difficult undersampling cases in cardiac and spectral CT (dual energy and photon counting) using compressed sensing and/or deep learning.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor in Radiology · 2021 - Present Radiology, Clinical Science Departments
Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering · 2018 - Present Biomedical Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute · 2012 - Present Duke Cancer Institute, Institutes and Centers

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Patras (Greece) · 2001 Ph.D.