Dr. Yeong is an Associate Professor recruited under the Strategic Research Initiative at the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor’s University. She is one of the few medical physicists in the country who completed the IAEA Clinical Training of Medical Physicists Specialising in Diagnostic Radiology (DRMP). Dr. Yeong is currently chairing the Professional Relations Committee of the Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (AFOMP). She is also the Web Sub-committee (Newsletter) of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) and an EXCO member of the South-East Asia Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (SEAFOMP). Dr. Yeong is also one of the founding committee of the ASEAN College of Medical Physics (ACOMP) which aim is to provide premier education and training for the medical physicists in the region. Dr Yeong is currently leading the Non-Communicable Diseases research group at the Taylor’s University. Her research areas mainly focus on theranostics, imaged-guided minimally invasive cancer therapies, biomedical imaging in drug delivery, 3D printing in medicine, radiomics as well as radiation protection and optimization. Her researches have won several local and international awards including the Certificate of Merit awarded by the European Society of Radiology in 2012, being the first Malaysian received such prestigious award. She currently has two patents registered to her name. Dr. Yeong has published extensively in academic journals, proceedings, academic books and book chapters. She has been constantly invited to talk at numerous local and international conferences. She also serves as a reviewer for several international renowned journals.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Medical Physics, nuclear medicine, radiation protection
Minimally invasive cancer therapy, interventional radiology