Last Name

Baojun Li, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
Address85 E. Concord St
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-7186
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6683-5535
 Awards and Honors

2005-2005GE Healthcare: Management Award - Distinguished innovations in the development of radiographic tomosynthesis
2007-2007GE Healthcare: Management Award - Design of 3D extended FOV reconstruction algorithm
2007-2007GE Healthcare: Patent Enforcement Award (patents infringed by another global manufacturer)
2008-2008GE Healthcare: Management Award - ASIR feasibility, kernel design, and parameter tunning
2008-2008GE Healthcare: Top Inventor Award Runner-up of Best Radiological Software of the Year - ASIR
2009-2009GE Healthcare: Management Award - Distinguished innovations in ASIR and dual-energy CT
2011-2011Boston Medical Center/Boston University Medical Center: Featured story on BMC Brief - Top Priority: Reducing Radiation Exposure from CT Scans
2012-2012Medical Physics Journal: Top 20 Most Downloaded Article (July Issue)
2015-2015RSNA: Certificate of Merit Educational Exhibit (co-author)
2016-2016American Society of Neuro-Radiology: Outstanding Presentation Award in Spine Radiology(co-author)
2016-2016RSNA: Trainee Research Grant (co-author)
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Baojun Li, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. from the Univ. of Iowa in 2004 (Advisors: Prof. Joe Reinhardt, Prof. Gary Christensen). His dissertation was on 3D Registration and Warping of Pulmonary CT for Lung Atlas and Radiation Treatment Planning. From 2002 to 2009, he worked at GE Healthcare in the Applied Science Lab as a Senior Scientist, where he was heavily involved in the research and development of Radiographic Tomosynthesis, Low-dose CT, and Dual-energy CT, which led to three commercial products and multiple awards. His current interests include CT clinical protocol optimization, dual-energy CT, and MR/CT/US texture analysis for automatic liver fibrosis staging. Baojun has authored more than 30 publications and 23 issued patents. Baojun currently serves as an Associate Editor for for Medical Physics Journal and OMICS Journal of Radiology, and a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Biomed Eng., Academic Radiology, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, Physica Medica, Journal of X-ray Science and Technology, Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. He is an active member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), having served on several committees and task groups.

Board Certification:
American Board of Radiology


 Self-Described Keywords
  • Image processing
  • Medical imaging physics
  • Medical imaging system design per 21 CFR part 820 (quality system regulation)
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  1. Li B, Jara H, Yu H, O'Brien M, Soto J, Anderson SW. Enhanced Laws textures: A potential MRI surrogate marker of hepatic fibrosis in a murine model. Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Apr; 37:33-40. PMID: 27856399.
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  2. Chang KJ, Collins S, Li B, Mayo-Smith WW. Optimizing CT technique to reduce radiation dose: effect of changes in kVp, iterative reconstruction, and noise index on dose and noise in a human cadaver. Radiol Phys Technol. 2016 Oct 03. PMID: 27699635.
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  3. Yu H, Touret AS, Li B, O'Brien M, Qureshi MM, Soto JA, Jara H, Anderson SW. Application of texture analysis on parametric T1 and T2 maps for detection of hepatic fibrosis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Jan; 45(1):250-259. PMID: 27249625.
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  4. Li B. TU-AB-207A-00: CT Systems Course. Med Phys. 2016 Jun; 43(6):3739-3740. PMID: 28048020.
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  5. Fujita A, Buch K, Li B, Kawashima Y, Qureshi MM, Sakai O. Difference Between HPV-Positive and HPV-Negative Non-Oropharyngeal Head and Neck Cancer: Texture Analysis Features on CT. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2016 Jan-Feb; 40(1):43-7. PMID: 26466116.
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  6. Daginawala N, Li B, Buch K, Yu H, Tischler B, Qureshi MM, Soto JA, Anderson S. Using texture analyses of contrast enhanced CT to assess hepatic fibrosis. Eur J Radiol. 2016 Mar; 85(3):511-7. PMID: 26860661.
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  7. Yu H, Buch K, Li B, O'Brien M, Soto J, Jara H, Anderson SW. Utility of texture analysis for quantifying hepatic fibrosis on proton density MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Nov; 42(5):1259-65. PMID: 26477447.
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  8. Buch K, Fujita A, Li B, Kawashima Y, Qureshi MM, Sakai O. Using Texture Analysis to Determine Human Papillomavirus Status of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinomas on CT. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Jul; 36(7):1343-8. PMID: 25836725.
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  9. Li B, Behrman RH. An investigation into factors affecting the precision of CT radiation dose profile width measurements using radiochromic films. Med Phys. 2015 Apr; 42(4):1765-72. PMID: 25832066.
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  10. McCollough C, Bakalyar DM, Bostani M, Brady S, Boedeker K, Boone JM, Chen-Mayer HH, Christianson OI, Leng S, Li B, McNitt-Gray MF, Nilsen RA, Supanich MP, Wang J. Use of Water Equivalent Diameter for Calculating Patient Size and Size-Specific Dose Estimates (SSDE) in CT: The Report of AAPM Task Group 220. AAPM Rep. 2014 Sep; 2014:6-23. PMID: 27546949.
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  11. Li B, Li B, Luo J, Tang P, Mao J, Wu X. Simultaneous reduction in noise and cross-contamination artifacts for dual-energy X-ray CT. Biomed Res Int. 2013; 2013:417278. PMID: 23862145.
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  12. Li B, Deng J, Lonn AH, Hsieh J. An enhanced reconstruction algorithm to extend CT scan field-of-view with z-axis consistency constraint. Med Phys. 2012 Oct; 39(10):6028-34. PMID: 23039641.
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  13. Mahoney E, Agarwal S, Li B, Dechert T, Abbensetts J, Glantz A, Sherburne A, Kurian D, Burke P. Evidence-based guidelines are equivalent to a liberal computed tomography scan protocol for initial patient evaluation but are associated with decreased computed tomography scan use, cost, and radiation exposure. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Sep; 73(3):573-8; discussion 578-9. PMID: 22929486.
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  14. Li B, Christensen GE, Hoffman EA, McLennan G, Reinhardt JM. Establishing a normative atlas of the human lung: computing the average transformation and atlas construction. Acad Radiol. 2012 Nov; 19(11):1368-81. PMID: 22951110.
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  15. Li B, Behrman RH. Comment on the "report of AAPM TG 204: size-specific dose estimates (SSDE) in pediatric and adult body CT examinations" [report of AAPM TG 204, 2011]. Med Phys. 2012 Jul; 39(7):4613-4; author reply 4615-6. PMID: 22830792.
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  16. Li B, Behrman RH, Norbash AM. Comparison of topogram-based body size indices for CT dose consideration and scan protocol optimization. Med Phys. 2012 Jun; 39(6):3456-65. PMID: 22755725.
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  17. Li B, Toth TL, Hsieh J, Tang X. Simulation and analysis of image quality impacts from single source, ultra-wide coverage CT scanner. J Xray Sci Technol. 2012; 20(4):395-404. PMID: 23324781.
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  18. Li B, Yadava G, Hsieh J. Quantification of head and body CTDI(VOL) of dual-energy x-ray CT with fast-kVp switching. Med Phys. 2011 May; 38(5):2595-601. PMID: 21776796.
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  19. Li B, Christensen GE, Hoffman EA, McLennan G, Reinhardt JM. Pulmonary CT image registration and warping for tracking tissue deformation during the respiratory cycle through 3D consistent image registration. Med Phys. 2008 Dec; 35(12):5575-83. PMID: 19175115.
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  20. Li B, Avinash GB, Hsieh J. Resolution and noise trade-off analysis for volumetric CT. Med Phys. 2007 Oct; 34(10):3732-8. PMID: 17985618.
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  21. Li B, Avinash GB, Eberhard JW, Claus BE. Optimization of slice sensitivity profile for radiographic tomosynthesis. Med Phys. 2007 Jul; 34(7):2907-16. PMID: 17821999.
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  22. Li B, Christensen GE, Hoffman EA, McLennan G, Reinhardt JM. Establishing a normative atlas of the human lung: intersubject warping and registration of volumetric CT images. Acad Radiol. 2003 Mar; 10(3):255-65. PMID: 12643552.
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