Keck School Faculty

Zhaoyang Fan

Zhaoyang Fan

Associate Professor of Radiology
2250 Alcazar Street, Room 104 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

: Distinguished Investigator, The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research, 2022

: Distinguished Referee for the journal Medical Physics, 2022

: Gold Star Reviewer for the Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2022

: Finalist for the John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium (Senior Author), AAPM Annual Meeting, 2021

: Best in Physics (Senior Author), AAPM Annual Meeting, 2021

: Finalist for Early Career Award (Senior Author), SCMR Annual Meeting, 2020

: Finalist for the John R. Cameron Young Investigator Symposium (Senior Author), AAPM Annual Meeting, 2020

: Summa Cum Laude Merit Awards (senior author), Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2020

: Magna Cum Laude Merit Award (senior author), Annual Meeting of ISMRM, 2020

: ISMRM Cardiac Study Group Best Trainee (Senior Author), 2020

: Science Council Research Award, AAPM Annual Meeting, 2018

: Fellow, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2018

Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: Fellow, 2018

: Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2015-2016

: Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, ISMRM Annual Meeting, 2013

: Junior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013

: Summa Cum Laude Merit Award, ISMRM Annual Meeting, 2013

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Junior Fellow, 2013

: Best in Session, SMRA Annual Meeting, 2013

: Distinguished Reviewer, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012-2018

Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Distinguished Reviewer, 2012-2018

: Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, ISMRM Annual Meeting, 2012

Contrast-Enhanced Liver Magnetic Resonance Image Synthesis Using Gradient Regularized Multi-Modal Multi-Discrimination Sparse Attention Fusion GAN Cancers (Basel). 2023 Jul 08; 15(14). . View in PubMed

MR Multitasking-based multi-dimensional assessment of cardiovascular system (MT-MACS) with extended spatial coverage and water-fat separation Magn Reson Med. 2023 04; 89(4):1496-1505. . View in PubMed

MR multitasking-based dynamic imaging for cerebrovascular evaluation (MT-DICE): Simultaneous quantification of permeability and leakage-insensitive perfusion by dynamic T1/T2* mapping Magn Reson Med. 2023 Jan; 89(1):161-176. . View in PubMed

Diagnostic performance of MR black-blood thrombus imaging for cerebral venous thrombosis in real-world clinical practice Eur Radiol. 2022 Mar; 32(3):2041-2049. . View in PubMed

Automatic segmentation of high-risk clinical target volume for tandem-and-ovoids brachytherapy patients using an asymmetric dual-path convolutional neural network Med Phys. 2022 Mar; 49(3):1712-1722. . View in PubMed

Disparate trends of atherosclerotic plaque evolution in stroke patients under 18-month follow-up: a 3D whole-brain magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging study Neuroradiol J. 2022 Feb; 35(1):42-52. . View in PubMed

Three-dimensional simultaneous brain mapping of T1, T2, T2* and magnetic susceptibility with MR Multitasking Magn Reson Med. 2022 03; 87(3):1375-1389. . View in PubMed

Multiparametric mapping in the brain from conventional contrast-weighted images using deep learning Magn Reson Med. 2022 01; 87(1):488-495. . View in PubMed

Motion-robust quantitative multiparametric brain MRI with motion-resolved MR multitasking Magn Reson Med. 2022 01; 87(1):102-119. . View in PubMed

Free-breathing multitasking multi-echo MRI for whole-liver water-specific T1 , proton density fat fraction, and R2* quantification Magn Reson Med. 2022 01; 87(1):120-137. . View in PubMed

Automatic differentiation of Grade I and II meningiomas on magnetic resonance image using an asymmetric convolutional neural network Sci Rep. 2022 03 09; 12(1):3806. . View in PubMed

Current Clinical Applications of Intracranial Vessel Wall MR Imaging Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2021 Oct; 42(5):463-473. . View in PubMed

Visualization of lenticulostriate artery by intracranial dark-blood vessel wall imaging and its relationships with lacunar infarction in basal ganglia: a retrospective study Eur Radiol. 2021 Aug; 31(8):5629-5639. . View in PubMed

Validation of choroidal anastomosis on high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging as an imaging biomarker in hemorrhagic moyamoya disease Eur Radiol. 2021 Jul; 31(7):4548-4556. . View in PubMed

Imaging endpoints of intracranial atherosclerosis using vessel wall MR imaging: a systematic review Neuroradiology. 2021 Jun; 63(6):847-856. . View in PubMed


Plaque characteristics and hemodynamics contribute to neurological impairment in patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack Eur Radiol. 2021 Apr; 31(4):2062-2072. . View in PubMed

Asymmetric pathological pachymeningeal enhancement: A new imaging feature for cerebral venous thrombosis Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2021 Mar; 202:106516. . View in PubMed

Preventing multiple sclerosis misdiagnosis using the "central vein sign": A real-world study Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Feb; 48:102671. . View in PubMed

Motion-compensated 3D turbo spin-echo for more robust MR intracranial vessel wall imaging Magn Reson Med. 2021 08; 86(2):637-647. . View in PubMed

Plaque Morphologic Quantification Reliability of 3D Whole-Brain Vessel Wall Imaging in Patients With Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease: A Comparison With Conventional 3D Targeted Vessel Wall Imaging J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 07; 54(1):166-174. . View in PubMed

Five-dimensional quantitative low-dose Multitasking dynamic contrast- enhanced MRI: Preliminary study on breast cancer Magn Reson Med. 2021 06; 85(6):3096-3111. . View in PubMed

Magn Reson Med. 2021 04; 85(4):1938-1952. . View in PubMed

Acute ischemic stroke versus transient ischemic attack: Differential plaque morphological features in symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic lesions Atherosclerosis. 2021 02; 319:72-78. . View in PubMed

Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers of Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerosis: A Meta-Analysis Stroke. 2021 01; 52(1):193-202. . View in PubMed

Clinical Factors and Quantitative CT Parameters Associated With ICU Admission in Patients of COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Multicenter Study Front Public Health. 2021; 9:648360. . View in PubMed

Quantitative Characterization of Tumor Proximity to Stem Cell Niches: Implications on Recurrence and Survival in GBM Patients Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2021 07 15; 110(4):1180-1188. . View in PubMed

Time-efficient and contrast-free magnetic resonance imaging approach to the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis on black-blood gradient-echo sequence: a pilot study Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2021 Jan; 11(1):276-289. . View in PubMed

Case Report: Serial MR Vessel Wall Imaging Visualizes the Response of Intracranial Plaques and Assists in Decision-Making Front Neurosci. 2021; 15:739178. . View in PubMed

Relationship between coronary hyper-intensive plaques identified by cardiovascular magnetic resonance and clinical severity of acute coronary syndrome J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2021 02 25; 23(1):12. . View in PubMed

Magnetic Resonance Vessel Wall Imaging in Central Nervous System Vasculitides: A Case Series Neurologist. 2020 Nov; 25(6):174-177. . View in PubMed

Emerging multi-modal diagnostic approaches for moyamoya disease Ann Transl Med. 2020 Oct; 8(19):1208. . View in PubMed

Fully automated multiorgan segmentation in abdominal magnetic resonance imaging with deep neural networks Med Phys. 2020 Oct; 47(10):4971-4982. . View in PubMed

Magnetic resonance multitasking for multidimensional assessment of cardiovascular system: Development and feasibility study on the thoracic aorta Magn Reson Med. 2020 11; 84(5):2376-2388. . View in PubMed

Plaque Distribution Correlates With Morphology of Lenticulostriate Arteries in Single Subcortical Infarctions Stroke. 2020 09; 51(9):2801-2809. . View in PubMed

Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping for Characterization of Intraplaque Hemorrhage and Calcification in Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease J Magn Reson Imaging. 2020 08; 52(2):534-541. . View in PubMed

Six-dimensional quantitative DCE MR Multitasking of the entire abdomen: Method and application to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma Magn Reson Med. 2020 08; 84(2):928-948. . View in PubMed

MR Intracranial Vessel Wall Imaging: A Systematic Review J Neuroimaging. 2020 07; 30(4):428-442. . View in PubMed

Recent Intraplaque Hemorrhage Is Associated with a Higher Risk of Ipsilateral Cerebral Embolism During Carotid Artery Stenting World Neurosurg. 2020 05; 137:e298-e307. . View in PubMed

Combination of Plaque Characteristics, Pial Collaterals, and Hypertension Contributes to Misery Perfusion in Patients With Symptomatic Middle Cerebral Artery Stenosis J Magn Reson Imaging. 2020 01; 51(1):195-204. . View in PubMed

Multiparametric Mapping Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pancreatic Disease Front Physiol. 2020; 11:8. . View in PubMed

Annals of Translational Medicine Emerging multi-modal diagnostic approaches for moyamoya disease. 2020; 8. . View in PubMed

Quantifying vascular invasion in pancreatic cancer-a contrast CT based method for surgical resectability evaluation Phys Med Biol. 2020 06 01; 65(10):105012. . View in PubMed

Assessment of carotid atherosclerotic disease using three-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging: comparison with digital subtraction angiography J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2020 03 05; 22(1):18. . View in PubMed

7T TOF-MRA shows modulated orifices of lenticulostriate arteries associated with atherosclerotic plaques in patients with lacunar infarcts Eur J Radiol. 2019 Sep; 118:271-276. . View in PubMed

Predictors of successful endovascular treatment in severe cerebral venous sinus thrombosis Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2019 Apr; 6(4):755-761. . View in PubMed

A post-processing method based on interphase motion correction and averaging to improve image quality of 4D magnetic resonance imaging: a clinical feasibility study Br J Radiol. 2019 Mar; 92(1095):20180424. . View in PubMed

Visualization of the lenticulostriate arteries at 3T using black-blood T1-weighted intracranial vessel wall imaging: comparison with 7T TOF-MRA Eur Radiol. 2019 Mar; 29(3):1452-1459. . View in PubMed

High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cervicocranial Artery Dissection: Imaging Features Associated With Stroke Stroke. 2019 11; 50(11):3101-3107. . View in PubMed

Intracranial Vessel Wall Segmentation Using Convolutional Neural Networks IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2019 10; 66(10):2840-2847. . View in PubMed

Cerebral Venous Thrombosis: MR Black-Blood Thrombus Imaging with Enhanced Blood Signal Suppression AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 10; 40(10):1725-1730. . View in PubMed

3D self-gated cardiac cine imaging at 3 Tesla using stack-of-stars bSSFP with tiny golden angles and compressed sensing Magn Reson Med. 2019 05; 81(5):3234-3244. . View in PubMed

Spotty Calcium on Cervicocerebral Computed Tomography Angiography Associates With Increased Risk of Ischemic Stroke Stroke. 2019 04; 50(4):859-866. . View in PubMed

Quantitative 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging of carotid vessel wall by fast T1 mapping using Multitasking Magn Reson Med. 2019 04; 81(4):2302-2314. . View in PubMed

Whole-brain magnetic resonance imaging of plaque burden and lenticulostriate arteries in patients with different types of stroke Ther Adv Neurol Disord. 2019; 12:1756286419833295. . View in PubMed

Substantia nigra segmentation on neuromelanin-sensitive MRI SPIE Medical Imaging. 2019; 10953. . View in PubMed

Novel 4D-MRI of tumor infiltrating vasculature: characterizing tumor and vessel volume motion for selective boost volume definition in pancreatic radiotherapy Radiat Oncol. 2018 Oct 01; 13(1):191. . View in PubMed

Development of atherosclerotic-moyamoya syndrome with genetic variant of RNF213 pR4810K and p. T1727M: A case report. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2018 05; 168:163-166. . View in PubMed

Hyperintense Plaque on Intracranial Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Predictor of Artery-to-Artery Embolic Infarction Stroke. 2018 04; 49(4):905-911. . View in PubMed

Carotid Artery Wall Imaging: Perspective and Guidelines from the ASNR Vessel Wall Imaging Study Group and Expert Consensus Recommendations of the American Society of Neuroradiology AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 02; 39(2):E9-E31. . View in PubMed

Differential Features of Culprit Intracranial Atherosclerotic Lesions: A Whole-Brain Vessel Wall Imaging Study in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 07 22; 7(15). . View in PubMed

Atherosclerosis T1-weighted characterization (CATCH): evaluation of the accuracy for identifying intraplaque hemorrhage with histological validation in carotid and coronary artery specimens J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 04 26; 20(1):27. . View in PubMed

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance black-blood thrombus imaging for the diagnosis of acute deep vein thrombosis at 15 Tesla. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 06 25; 20(1):42. . View in PubMed

3D whole-brain vessel wall cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: a study on the reliability in the quantification of intracranial vessel dimensions J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 06 14; 20(1):39. . View in PubMed

Quantitative assessment of symptomatic intracranial atherosclerosis and lenticulostriate arteries in recent stroke patients using whole-brain high-resolution cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2018 06 07; 20(1):35. . View in PubMed

Improved vessel-tissue contrast and image quality in 3D radial sampling-based 4D-MRI J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2017 Nov; 18(6):250-257. . View in PubMed

Black-blood thrombus imaging (BTI): a contrast-free cardiovascular magnetic resonance approach for the diagnosis of non-acute deep vein thrombosis J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2017 Jan 18; 19(1):4. . View in PubMed

Whole-brain vessel wall MRI: A parameter tune-up solution to improve the scan efficiency of three-dimensional variable flip-angle turbo spin-echo J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 09; 46(3):751-757. . View in PubMed

Coronary Atherosclerosis T1-Weighed Characterization With Integrated Anatomical Reference: Comparison With High-Risk Plaque Features Detected by Invasive Coronary Imaging JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 06; 10(6):637-648. . View in PubMed

Whole-brain intracranial vessel wall imaging at 3 Tesla using cerebrospinal fluid-attenuated T1-weighted 3D turbo spin echo Magn Reson Med. 2017 03; 77(3):1142-1150. . View in PubMed

Noninvasive measurement of pressure gradient across a coronary stenosis using phase contrast (PC)-MRI: A feasibility study Magn Reson Med. 2017 02; 77(2):529-537. . View in PubMed

0?T High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Study. Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017:4281629. . View in PubMed

Accelerated 3D coronary vessel wall MR imaging based on compressed sensing with a block-weighted total variation regularization Applied Magnetic Resonance. 2017; (48):361-378. . View in PubMed

Prospective Pilot Trial to Evaluate a High Resolution Diffusion-Weighted MRI in Prostate Cancer Patients EBioMedicine. 2016 May; 7:80-4. . View in PubMed

Four-dimensional MRI using three-dimensional radial sampling with respiratory self-gating to characterize temporal phase-resolved respiratory motion in the abdomen Magn Reson Med. 2016 Apr; 75(4):1574-85. . View in PubMed

Part 2 - Coronary angiography with gadofosveset trisodium: a prospective intra-subject comparison for dose optimization for 100 % efficiency imaging BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2016 Mar 22; 16:58. . View in PubMed

Three-dimensional coronary dark-blood interleaved with gray-blood (cDIG) magnetic resonance imaging at 3 tesla Magn Reson Med. 2016 Mar; 75(3):997-1007. . View in PubMed

Early Detection and Quantification of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis by Magnetic Resonance Black-Blood Thrombus Imaging Stroke. 2016 Feb; 47(2):404-9. . View in PubMed

3D high-resolution diffusion-weighted MRI at 3T: Preliminary application in prostate cancer patients undergoing active surveillance protocol for low-risk prostate cancer Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb; 75(2):616-26. . View in PubMed

DANTE-prepared three-dimensional FLASH: A fast isotropic-resolution MR approach to morphological evaluation of the peripheral arterial wall at 3 Tesla J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Feb; 43(2):343-51. . View in PubMed

Noncontrast MR angiography (MRA) of infragenual arteries using flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD)-prepared steady-state free precession (SSFP) at 30 Tesla: Comparison with contrast-enhanced MRA. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Feb; 43(2):364-72. . View in PubMed

In vivo diffusion-tensor MRI of the human heart on a 3 tesla clinical scanner: An optimized second order (M2) motion compensated diffusion-preparation approach Magn Reson Med. 2016 11; 76(5):1354-1363. . View in PubMed

High efficiency coronary MR angiography with nonrigid cardiac motion correction Magn Reson Med. 2016 11; 76(5):1345-1353. . View in PubMed

Carotid artery thickness is associated with chronic use of highly active antiretroviral therapy in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: A 30 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging study. HIV Med. 2016 08; 17(7):516-23. . View in PubMed

Improved black-blood imaging using DANTE-SPACE for simultaneous carotid and intracranial vessel wall evaluation Magn Reson Med. 2016 06; 75(6):2286-94. . View in PubMed

Nonlocal Means Denoising of Self-Gated and k-Space Sorted 4-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Block-Matching and 3-Dimensional Filtering: Implications for Pancreatic Tumor Registration and Segmentation Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 07 01; 95(3):1058-1066. . View in PubMed

Image Quality and Stenosis Assessment of Non-Contrast-Enhanced 3-T Magnetic Resonance Angiography in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease Compared with Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography and Digital Subtraction Angiography PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166467. . View in PubMed

Automated pericardial fat quantification from coronary magnetic resonance angiography: feasibility study J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2016 Jan; 3(1):014002. . View in PubMed

Part 1 - Coronary angiography with gadofosveset trisodium: a prospective feasibility study evaluating injection techniques for steady-state imaging BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2015 Dec 22; 15:177. . View in PubMed

Contrast-free detection of myocardial fibrosis in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients with diffusion-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 Dec 02; 17:107. . View in PubMed

Four-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging With 3-Dimensional Radial Sampling and Self-Gating-Based K-Space Sorting: Early Clinical Experience on Pancreatic Cancer Patients Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Dec 01; 93(5):1136-43. . View in PubMed

Increased pericardial fat accumulation is associated with increased intramyocardial lipid content and duration of highly active antiretroviral therapy exposure in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus: a 3T cardiovascular magnetic resonance feasibility study J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 Oct 31; 17:91. . View in PubMed

Geometric validation of self-gating k-space-sorted 4D-MRI vs 4D-CT using a respiratory motion phantom Med Phys. 2015 Oct; 42(10):5787-97. . View in PubMed

Noncontrast MRA of pedal arteries in type II diabetes: effect of disease load on vessel visibility Acad Radiol. 2015 Apr; 22(4):513-9. . View in PubMed

Magn Reson Med. 2015 Mar; 73(3):1196-205. . View in PubMed

Brain Circulation Recent advances in magnetic resonance imaging for stroke diagnosis. 2015; 1(1):26-37. . View in PubMed

Non-contrast MRI perfusion angiosome in diabetic feet Eur Radiol. 2015 Jan; 25(1):99-105. . View in PubMed

Accelerated whole-heart coronary MRA using motion-corrected sensitivity encoding with three-dimensional projection reconstruction Magn Reson Med. 2015 Jan; 73(1):284-91. . View in PubMed

Adaptive online self-gating (ADIOS) for free-breathing noncontrast renal MR angiography Magn Reson Med. 2015 Jan; 73(1):312-7. . View in PubMed

Non-Contrast Enhanced MR Angiography (NCE-MRA) of the Calf: A Direct Comparison between Flow-Sensitive Dephasing (FSD) Prepared Steady-State Free Precession (SSFP) and Quiescent-Interval Single-Shot (QISS) in Patients with Diabetes PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0128786. . View in PubMed

Detection of infragenual arterial disease using non-contrast-enhanced MR angiography in patients with diabetes J Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Dec; 40(6):1422-9. . View in PubMed

Cardiac steatosis and left ventricular dysfunction in HIV-infected patients treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Nov; 7(11):1175-7. . View in PubMed

ECG and navigator-free four-dimensional whole-heart coronary MRA for simultaneous visualization of cardiac anatomy and function Magn Reson Med. 2014 Nov; 72(5):1208-17. . View in PubMed

In vivo three-dimensional high resolution cardiac diffusion-weighted MRI: a motion compensated diffusion-prepared balanced steady-state free precession approach Magn Reson Med. 2014 Nov; 72(5):1257-67. . View in PubMed

High resolution 3D diffusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance of carotid vessel wall to detect lipid core without contrast media J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Sep 17; 16:67. . View in PubMed

In vivo contrast free chronic myocardial infarction characterization using diffusion-weighted cardiovascular magnetic resonance J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Sep 17; 16:68. . View in PubMed

Unenhanced MR angiography of the foot: initial experience of using flow-sensitive dephasing-prepared steady-state free precession in patients with diabetes Radiology. 2014 Sep; 272(3):885-94. . View in PubMed

Multi-contrast atherosclerosis characterization (MATCH) of carotid plaque with a single 5-min scan: technical development and clinical feasibility J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Jul 25; 16:53. . View in PubMed

Whole-heart coronary MRA with 100% respiratory gating efficiency: self-navigated three-dimensional retrospective image-based motion correction (TRIM) Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jan; 71(1):67-74. . View in PubMed

Reliable chemical exchange saturation transfer imaging of human lumbar intervertebral discs using reduced-field-of-view turbo spin echo at 30 T. NMR Biomed. 2013 Dec; 26(12):1672-9. . View in PubMed

Comparison of nonenhanced MR angiographic subtraction techniques for infragenual arteries at 15 T: a preliminary study. Radiology. 2013 Apr; 267(1):293-304. . View in PubMed

30T whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography performed with 32-channel cardiac coils: a single-center experience. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Sep 01; 5(5):573-9. . View in PubMed

Prospective self-gating for swallowing motion: a feasibility study in carotid artery wall MRI using three-dimensional variable-flip-angle turbo spin-echo Magn Reson Med. 2012 Feb; 67(2):490-8. . View in PubMed

Peripheral arterial wall imaging using contrast-enhanced, susceptibility-weighted phase imaging J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2012 Jan-Feb; 36(1):77-82. . View in PubMed

Liver functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis using a latent variables approach Journal of Chemometrics. 2012; 26:170-179. . View in PubMed

Noncontrast magnetic resonance angiography of the hand: improved arterial conspicuity by multidirectional flow-sensitive dephasing magnetization preparation in 3D balanced steady-state free precession imaging Invest Radiol. 2011 Aug; 46(8):515-23. . View in PubMed

Nonenhanced MR angiography of the hand with flow-sensitive dephasing-prepared balanced SSFP sequence: initial experience with systemic sclerosis Radiology. 2011 Apr; 259(1):248-56. . View in PubMed

Determination of the optimal first-order gradient moment for flow-sensitive dephasing magnetization-prepared 3D noncontrast MR angiography Magn Reson Med. 2011 Apr; 65(4):964-72. . View in PubMed

Magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance spectroscopy biomarkers evaluation of stunned myocardium in canine model Invest Radiol. 2011 Apr; 46(4):209-14. . View in PubMed

Cine-MRI and (31)P-MRS for evaluation of myocardial energy metabolism and function following coronary artery bypass graft Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Sep; 28(7):936-42. . View in PubMed

3D flow-independent peripheral vessel wall imaging using T(2)-prepared phase-sensitive inversion-recovery steady-state free precession J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Aug; 32(2):399-408. . View in PubMed

The association of lesion eccentricity with plaque morphology and components in the superficial femoral artery: a high-spatial-resolution, multi-contrast weighted CMR study J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010 Jul 01; 12:37. . View in PubMed

Blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging of the human liver: preliminary results J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Jul; 34(4):523-31. . View in PubMed

Carotid arterial wall MRI at 3T using 3D variable-flip-angle turbo spin-echo (TSE) with flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD) J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Mar; 31(3):645-54. . View in PubMed

3D noncontrast MR angiography of the distal lower extremities using flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD)-prepared balanced SSFP Magn Reson Med. 2009 Dec; 62(6):1523-32. . View in PubMed

Three-dimensional T2-weighted MRI of the human femoral arterial vessel wall at 30 Tesla. Invest Radiol. 2009 Sep; 44(9):619-26. . View in PubMed

Comparison of superparamagnetic and ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide cell labeling for tracking green fluorescent protein gene marker with negative and positive contrast magnetic resonance imaging Mol Imaging. 2009 May-Jun; 8(3):148-55. . View in PubMed

Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle-labeled cells as an effective vehicle for tracking the GFP gene marker using magnetic resonance imaging Cytotherapy. 2009; 11(1):43-51. . View in PubMed

Dr. Zhaoyang Fan is a tenured Associate Professor of Radiology and Director of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging Research at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC). He holds a joint appointment at the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Oncology. He is also a full member of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Before joining USC, he was an Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Technical Director of 3-Tesla MR at the institution's Research Imaging Core, with affiliate faculty appointments at the Departments of Bioengineering and Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Fan received his bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University and his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Dr. Fan's career as an MR imaging scientist has been focused on the development and clinical translation of novel MR and machine learning methods for fast and precise assessment of human diseases. His current research interests include diagnosis and characterization of cardio- and neuro-vascular diseases, quantitative cancer imaging, and imaging-guided radiation therapy. He has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and over 260 conference abstracts. He is Principal Investigator of NIH-funded projects and an active reviewer for national and international funding agencies, conferences, and journals. He is Junior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), and Distinguished Investigator of the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.
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