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Jihong Wang, PhD

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 Radiation Physics - Patient Care, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2014
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. Ding Y, Mohamed A, Yang J, Colen R, Frank S, Wang Jihong, Wassal E, Wang W, Kantor M, Balter P, Rosenthal D, Lai S, Hazle J, Fuller C. Prospective observer and software-based assessment of magnetic resonance imaging quality in head and neck cancer: should standard positioning and immobilization be required for radiotherapy applications? PRO. Practical Radiation Oncology. In Press.
2. Wang J. Should the specific absorption rate (SAR) values in MRI be independently validated? Journal of Applied Clinical Med Phys, 6/2014.
3. Raslan O, Debnam JM, Ketonen L, Kumar AJ, Dawid Schellingerhout and Wang J. Stereoscopic visualization of diffusion tensor imaging data: A comparative survey of visualization techniques. Radiol Res Pract. e-Pub 10/2013. PMID: 24251037.
4. Tran L, Banerjee D, Wang J, Kumar A, McKenzie F, Li Y, Li J. High-dimensional MRI data analysis using a large-scale manifold learning approach. Machine Vision and Applications 24(5):995-1014, 7/2013.
5. Walz-Flannigan A, Babcock B, Kagadis G, Wang J, Langer S. Human-contrast-detail performance with declining contrast. Med Phys 39(9):5446-5456, 9/2012.
6. Haygood TM, Wang J, Lane D, Galvan E, Atkinson EN, 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, 4/2010. e-Pub 2/13/2009. PMCID: PMC3043768.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. Wang J, Compton K, Peng Q. Proposal of a quality-index or metric for soft copy display systems: Contrast sensitivity study. J Digit Imaging 16(2):185-202, 6/2003. PMID: 12964056.
16. Wang J. A quality index for the quality of softcopy display in PACS. Medical Physics 29:1219, 2002.
17. Wang J, Peng Q. An interactive method of assessing the characteristics of softcopy display using observer performance tests. J Digit Imaging 15(1):216-8, 2002. PMID: 12105732.
18. Coscia J, Jaskulski S,Wang J. Clinically challenging mammographic artifacts: A pictorial guide. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology 30(3):18, 2001. PMID: 11211883.
19. Anderson J, Wang J, Clarke G. Choice of phantom material and test protocols to determine radiation exposure rates for fluoroscopy. RadioGraphics 20:1033-1042, 2000. PMID: 10903693.
20. Wang J, Anderson J, Lane T, Stetson C, Moore J. Contrast-detail characterization evaluation of several display devices. J. of Digital Imaging 13(2):162-167, 2000.
21. Wang J, Blackburn T. X-ray image intensifiers for fluoroscopy. RadioGraphics 20:1471-1477, 2000.
22. Wang J, Gray J. Detection of small low-contrast objects in mammography: Effect of viewbox masking and luminance. American Journal of Roentgenology 170:105, 1998. PMID: 9423609.
23. Wang J, Langer S. A brief review of human perception factors in digital displays for picture archiving and communications systems. J Digit Imaging 10(4):158-68, 11/1997. PMID: 9399169.
24. Langer S, Wang J. An evaluation of ten digital image review workstations. J Digit Imaging 10(2):65-78, 5/1997. PMID: 9165421.
25. Langer S, Wang J. A goal based cost-benefit analysis for film versus filmless radiology departments. J Digit Imaging 9(3):104-12, 8/1996. PMID: 8854259.
26. Langer S, Wang J. User and system interface issues in the purchase of imaging and information systems. J Digit Imaging 9(3):113-8, 8/1996. PMID: 8854260.
27. Wang J, Weeks D, Fei X, Dong C, Kiehl W, Trefny J, Zhao Z, Hermann A. Thermoelectric power measurement on Tl-Ba-Ca-Y-Cu-O. Applied Physics Communications 10(4):293, 1990.
28. Wang J, Weeks D, Kiehl W, Trefny J, Hermann A. Thermoelectric power of the T1-Ba-Ce-Cu-O system. Applied Physics Communications 1((1&2)):1, 1990.
29. Hwu Y, Marsi M, Terrasi A, Onellion M, Huber D, Margaritondo G, Wang J, Sheng Z, Hermann A. Valence electronic structure of thallium-compound high Tc superconductors. J. of Physics Society of Japan 59:4454, 1990.
30. Kan X, Kulik J, Chow P, Moss S, Yan F, Wang J, Zhao Z. X-ray and electron diffraction study of single crystal Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. J. of Material Research 5:4, 1990.
31. Wang J, Sheng Z, Dong C, Fei X, Sheng L, Hermann A, Zhao Z. 90K bulk superconductivity in T1-Ba-Ce-Cu-O system. Physica C 158:507, 1989.
32. Zhao Z, Chen L, Huang Y, Xia Z, Ni Y, Zheng D, Li J, Jia S, Wang L, Wang J, Ran Z, Shen D, Xue R, Chen J, Chen G. High Tc Superconductor without rare-earth elements Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. Chinese Science Bulletin 34(5):33, 1989.
33. Cao Z, Zheng D, Chen G, Wang J, Fan Y, Ni Y, Jia S, Zhao Z. Magnetization measurements on Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O single crystal. Modern Physics Letters B3:79, 1989.
34. Zheng D, Yang H, Chen Z, Wang J, Yan Y, Ni Y, Chen G, Wang K, Jia S, Zhao Z. Study on the specific heat of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O single crystals. Modern Physics Letters B3:163, 1989.
35. Dong C, Sheng Z, Fei X, Sheng L,Wang J, Hermann A. Superconductivity above 120K in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. Physica C 161:257, 1989.
36. Zhao Z, Chen L, Mai Z, Huang Y, Xiao Z, Chu X, Zheng D, Jia S, Wang J J, Chen G, Ni Y, Bi J, Yang Q, Shen D, Wang L. 120K superconductor T1-Ba-Ca-Cu-O. Modern Physics Letters B2:479, 1988.
37. Cui C, Yin H, Zhang J, Li S, Wu K, Wang J, Yan Y. Anisotropic magnetization in single crystal Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. Solid State Communications 68:331, 1988.
38. Zhang Y, Che G, Liang J, Chen Z, Yang Q, Zheng D, Wang J, Huang J, Jia S, Ni Y, Zhao Z, Shen D, Xie S. High Tc Superconductivity above 110K in the T1-Ba-Ca-Cu-O system. Superconductor Science and Technology 1:92, 1988.
39. Yin H, Cui C, Wu K, Li S, Zhang J, Yan Y Wang J. Magnetic properties of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O single crystal. Modern Physics Letters B2:1061, 1988.
40. Wang J, Chen G, Chu X, Yan Y, Zheng D, Mai Z, Yang Q, Zhao Z. Measurement of normal state anisotropic resistivity of single crystal Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. Superconductor Science and Technology (Cambridge) 1:27, 1988.
41. Ran Z, Chu X,Wang J, Zheng D, Jia S, Mai Z, Zhao Z. On the 110K superconducting phases in the Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. Modern Physics Letters B2:699, 1988.
42. Beille J, Dupendant H, Laborde Q, Lefur YY, Perroux M, Tournier R, Yan Y, Wang J, Zheng D, Zhao Z. Pressure effects , anisotropic transport properties and upper critical fields of BiSrCaCuO single crystals-Characterization of needle-like Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O crystals. Physica C 156:448-454, 1988.
43. Yan Y, Li C, Wang J, Chang Y, Yang Q, Hou D, Chu X, Mai Z, Zhang H, Zheng D, Ni Y, Jia S, Shen D, Zhao Z. Single crystal growth of superconducting compound Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. Modern Physics Letters B2:571, 1988.
44. Zhao Z, Chen L, Huang Y, Mai Z, Wang J, Ran Z, Chu X, Xiao Z, Yan Y, Zheng D, Li J, Chen G, Shen D, Yang Q. Superconducting phases in Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O system. Annual Physics France 13:339, 1988.
45. Wang J, Zheng D, Chen G, Jia S, Ni Y, Yan Y, Chu X, Chen L, Ran Z, Zhao Z. The anisotropic current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of single crystal Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. Material Science and Engineering B1:161, 1988.
46. Chu X, Mai Z, Yan Y, Wang J, Zheng D, Li C, Yang Q, Zhao Z. X-ray diffraction study of the modulated structure in superconducting single crystal Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O. Modern Physics Letters B2:985, 1988.

Letters to the Editor

1. Wang J. Issues with radiofrequency heating in MRI. Journal of Applied Clinical Med Phys 15(5):275-277, 5/2014.

Last updated: 6/30/2015