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Jihong Wang

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Interests

  • Functional diffusion tensor imaging in the diagnosis and assessment of treatment response of cancer
  • Human perception in medical imaging and softcopy display devices

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1994 University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, PHD, Medical Physics
1986 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, MS, Solid State Physics
1984 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, BS, Physics

Board Certifications

6/1998 American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiological Physics)


Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2002-2004
Associate Professor, Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and UT Arlington, Dallas, TX, 1998-2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1996-2002

Professional Memberships

AAPM MRI Subcommittee
Member, 2010-present
AAPM RSNA Education Committee
Member, 2010-2012
American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Southwest Chapter
President, 2004
Chinese Food and Drug Administration
Advisory Panel for the Standardization of Electronic Medical Records, 2003-2005
Chinese Society of Medical Physics, Beijing, China
Consultant, 2011-present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Member, RSNA Research and Development Committee, 2012-present
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Member, RSNA Structured Reporting Committee, 2012-2014

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Wang J, Xu J, Baladandayuthapani V. Contrast sensitivity of digital imaging display systems: contrast threshold dependency on object type and implications for monitor quality assurance and quality control in PACS. Med Phys 36(8):3682-3692, 8/2009. PMID: 19746801.
2. Shepard SJ, Wang J, Flynn M, Gingold E, Goldman L, Krugh K, Leong DL, Mah E, Ogden K, Peck D, Samei E, Wang J, Willis CE. An exposure indicator for digital radiography: AAPM Task Group 116 (executive summary). Med Phys 36(7):2898-2914, 7/2009. PMID: 19673189.
3. Haygood TM, Wang J, Lane D, Galvan E, Neely Atkinson E, Stephens T, Whitman GJ. Why does it take longer to read digital than film-screen screening mammograms? A partial explanation. J Digit Imaging 23(2):170-180, 2/2009.
4. Haygood TM, Wang J, Atkinson EN, Lane D, Stephens TW, Patel P, Whitman GJ. Timed efficiency of digital and film-screen screening mammographic interpretation. Am J Roentgenol 192(1):216-20, 1/2009. PMID: 19098202.
5. Peng Q, McColl RW, Ding Y, Wang J, Chia JM, Weatherall PT. Automated method for accurate abdominal fat quantification on water-saturated magnetic resonance images. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 26(3):738-746, 2007. PMID: 17729368.
6. Wang J. Using a gradiant plot of luminance response curve as a metric for assessing and comparing softcopy display system quality. Med Phys 33(4):1182-4, 4/2006. PMID: 16696495.
7. Peng Q, McColl RW, Wang J, Weatherall PT. Novel rapid fat suppression strategy with spectrally selective pulses. Magn Reson Med 54(6):1569-74, 12/2005. PMID: 16217781.
8. Samei E, Badano A, Chakraborty D, Compton K, Cornelius C, Corrigan K, Flynn MJ, Hemminger B, Hangiandreou N, Johnson J, Moxley-Stevens DM, Pavlicek W, Roehrig H, Rutz L, Shepard J, Uzenoff RA, Wang J, Willis CE. Assessment of display performance for medical imaging systems: Executive summary of AAPM TG18 report. Med Phys 32(4):1205-25, 4/2005. PMID: 15895604.
9. Peng Q, McColl, Wang J, Chia JM, Weatherall PT. Water-saturated three-dimensional balanced steady-state free precession for fast abdominal fat quantification. J Magn Reson Imaging 21(3):263-71, 3/2005. PMID: 15723372.

Last updated: 7/28/2014