C. Jason Liu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

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C. Jason Liu, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Liu received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology from Temple University Hospital in 2011, and completed a fellowship in Neuroradiology from University of California San Francisco in 2013. He was faculty at the Keck Medical Center of USC / LAC+USC prior to his current position at CHLA.

Dr. Liu specializes in the diagnosis of neurological disorders. His main research interest is the application of advanced imaging methods to better diagnose and characterize neurological disorders, such as epilepsy. Dr. Liu currently serves as the Magnetic Resonance Medical Director as well as the Human Imaging Core Director.


  • Neuroimaging of complications arising after CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy: A review J Neuroimaging. 2023 Sep-Oct; 33(5):703-715. . View in PubMed
  • Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping: Translating an Investigative Research Tool into High Volume Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Diagnostics (Basel). 2022 Nov 26; 12(12). . View in PubMed
  • A Comparison of WebRTC and Conventional Videoconferencing for Synchronized Remote Medical Image Presentation J Digit Imaging. 2022 02; 35(1):68-76. . View in PubMed
  • Ultra-high field 7 T MRI localizes regional brain volume recovery following corticotroph adenoma resection and hormonal remission in Cushing’s disease: A case series Surg Neurol Int. 2022; 13:239. . View in PubMed
  • MeTiS: a modular pipeline for extracting 3D-printable brain-surface models from conventional and ultra-high field MRI Journal of 3D Printing in Medicine. 2021; 5(4):173-181. . View in PubMed
  • Common Data Elements in Head and Neck Radiology Reporting Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2020 Aug; 30(3):379-391. . View in PubMed
  • Ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging for localization of corticotropin-secreting pituitary adenomas Neuroradiology. 2020 Aug; 62(8):1051-1054. . View in PubMed
  • Comparative preoperative characteristics and postoperative outcomes at a private versus a safety-net hospital following endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenomas J Neurosurg. 2020 Feb 28; 134(3):742-749. . View in PubMed
  • Calcified Prolactinoma of the Pituitary Gland: Illustrative Case Reports Highlighting Medical versus Surgical Intervention J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2020 Feb; 81(1):22-29. . View in PubMed
  • Improved depiction of subthalamic nucleus and globus pallidus internus with optimized high-resolution quantitative susceptibility mapping at 7 T NMR Biomed. 2020 11; 33(11):e4382. . View in PubMed
  • Virtual Read-Out: Radiology Education for the 21st Century During the COVID-19 Pandemic Acad Radiol. 2020 06; 27(6):872-881. . View in PubMed
  • Pituitary Apoplexy Case Series: Outcomes After Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery at a Single Tertiary Center World Neurosurg. 2020 05; 137:e366-e372. . View in PubMed
  • Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES): Pathophysiology and Neuro-Imaging Front Neurol. 2020; 11:463. . View in PubMed
  • Differential Clinical Presentation, Intraoperative Management Strategies, and Surgical Outcomes After Endoscopic Endonasal Treatment of Cystic Sellar Masses World Neurosurg. 2020 Jan; 133:e241-e251. . View in PubMed
  • Hemorrhagic Presentation of Rathke Cleft Cysts: A Surgical Case Series Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 05 01; 18(5):470-479. . View in PubMed
  • Headache and Brain Tumor Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2019 May; 29(2):291-300. . View in PubMed
  • Value of pituitary gland MRI at 7 T in Cushing’s disease and relationship to inferior petrosal sinus sampling: case report J Neurosurg. 2018 Mar 01; 1-5. . View in PubMed
  • Brain Irradiation and Gadobutrol Administration in Pediatric Patients with Brain Tumors: Effect on MRI Brain Signal Intensity Radiology. 2018 10; 289(1):188-194. . View in PubMed
  • Changes in Signal Intensity of the Dentate Nucleus and Globus Pallidus in Pediatric Patients: Impact of Brain Irradiation and Presence of Primary Brain Tumors Independent of Linear Gadolinium-based Contrast Agent Administration Radiology. 2018 05; 287(2):452-460. . View in PubMed
  • Brain cortical structural differences between non-central nervous system cancer patients treated with and without chemotherapy compared to non-cancer controls: a cross-sectional pilot MRI study using clinically-indicated scans Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2017 Oct; 10572. . View in PubMed
  • Prolactin-Secreting Pituitary Carcinoma with Dural Metastasis: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Future DirectionsWorld Neurosurg. 2016 Jul; 91:676. e23-8. . View in PubMed
  • Predicting Meningioma Consistency on Preoperative Neuroimaging Studies Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Apr; 27(2):145-54. . View in PubMed
  • Advanced Imaging of Intracranial Meningiomas Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Apr; 27(2):137-43. . View in PubMed
  • Prognostic significance of hyoid bone invasion in advanced base of tongue carcinoma treated by chemoradiation Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Jun; 40(3):260-5. . View in PubMed
  • Diffusion tensor imaging of the pediatric spinal cord at 15T: preliminary results. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Feb; 32(2):339-45. . View in PubMed
  • Magnocellular and parvocellular visual pathways have different blood oxygen level-dependent signal time courses in human primary visual cortex AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Sep; 27(8):1628-34. . View in PubMed
  • Spatial and temporal characteristics of physiological noise in fMRI at 3T Acad Radiol. 2006 Mar; 13(3):313-23. . View in PubMed
  • Recognition of objects in non-canonical views: a functional MRI study J Neuroophthalmol. 2005 Dec; 25(4):273-9. . View in PubMed
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy of the visual cortex in unilateral optic neuritis Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Feb; 139(2):353-6. . View in PubMed
  • Decreased lateral geniculate nucleus activation in retrogeniculate hemianopia demonstrated by functional magnetic resonance imaging at 4 Tesla Ophthalmologica. 2005 Jan-Feb; 219(1):11-5. . View in PubMed
  • Effects of voxel size on detection of lateral geniculate nucleus activation in functional magnetic resonance imaging Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2004 Nov-Dec; 48(6):558-64. . View in PubMed
  • Pediatric perfusion imaging using pulsed arterial spin labeling J Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Oct; 18(4):404-13. . View in PubMed
  • Decreased activation of the lateral geniculate nucleus in a patient with anisometropic amblyopia demonstrated by functional magnetic resonance imaging Ophthalmologica. 2003 Sep-Oct; 217(5):365-9. . View in PubMed
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the visual system Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2001 Dec; 12(6):423-31. . View in PubMed
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging of eye dominance at 4 tesla Ophthalmic Res. 2001 Sep-Oct; 33(5):276-82. . View in PubMed
  • Reproducibility of visual activation during checkerboard stimulation in functional magnetic resonance imaging at 4 Tesla Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2001 Mar-Apr; 45(2):151-5. . View in PubMed
  • Visual activation in functional magnetic resonance imaging at very high field (4 Tesla) J Neuroophthalmol. 2001 Mar; 21(1):8-11. . View in PubMed
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging of lateral geniculate nucleus at 15 tesla. J Neuroophthalmol. 2000 Dec; 20(4):285-7. . View in PubMed
  • Contralateral monocular dominance in anterior visual cortex confirmed by functional magnetic resonance imaging Am J Ophthalmol. 2000 Dec; 130(6):821-4. . View in PubMed
  • Reproducibility of visual activation in functional MR imaging and effects of postprocessing AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2000 May; 21(5):910-5. . View in PubMed