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Xiang Li
Extraordinary (Apl).Prof.Dr. Xiang Li, Senior Principal Investigator Clinical and Pre-clinical ResearchORCID: 0000-0002-0016-6233

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy (Division of Nuclear Medicine)
Position: Professor

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Cardiology; Neurology; Nuclear Medicine; Oncology

Research interests

1.  Multi-modality human and animal imaging: PET, SPECT, CT, MRI, echo v  Cardiovascular imaging: perfusion, metabolism, apoptosis, angiogenesis, sympathetic nerve, endothelial receptor, atherosclerosis. 

2. Radio-Theranostics.

3. Radiomics

Selected publications

  1. Li, X. et al., 2018. Anti-Inflammatory Effects on Atherosclerotic Lesions Induced by CXCR4-Directed Endoradiotherapy. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 72(1), pp.122-123. Available at:
  2. Li, X. et al., 2017. [68Ga]Pentixafor-PET/MRI for the detection of Chemokine receptor 4 expression in atherosclerotic plaques. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 45(4), pp.558-566. Available at:
  3. Li, X. & Hacker, M., 2017. Molecular imaging in stem cell-based therapies of cardiac diseases. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 120, pp.71-88. Available at:
  4. Li, X. et al., 2017. Association Between Osteogenesis and Inflammation During the Progression of Calcified Plaque Evaluated by 18 F-Fluoride and 18 F-FDG . Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 58(6), pp.968-974. Available at:
  5. Calabretta, R. et al., 2020. Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy Induces Inflammatory Activity in Large Arteries. Circulation. Available at: