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Ping Hou, PhD., DABR

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

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • MRI Pulse sequence design and implementation
  • Perfusion imaging
  • Functional MRI
  • MRI quality assurance

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1993 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, PHD, Physics
1989 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, MS, Physics
1982 Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, BS, Physics

Board Certifications

2006 American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiological Physics

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Physics, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 1/2008-8/2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, 8/2003-1/2008

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

System Engineer, GE Medical Systems - MRI Section, Waukesha, WI, 11/2000-7/2003
Application Engineer, GE Medical Systems - MRI Section, Waukesha, WI, 8/1995-10/2000
Research Associate, Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1/1995-7/1995
Clinical Application Scientist, OTSUKA ELECTRONICS (USA), Inc, St. Louis, MO, 11/1992-7/1994

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Soumen Khatua, Ping Hou, Ravi Bodiwala, Johannes Wolff, Jackson Hamilton, Shekhar Patil, Wafik Zaky, Anita Mahajan, Keena Ketonen. Preliminary experience with diffusion tensor imaging during re-irradiation treatment in children with progressive diffuse pontine glioma. Childs Nervous System, 1/2014. e-Pub 1/2014.
2. Ping Hou, Uday R. Popat, Richard J. Lindsay, Edward F. Jackson and Haesun Choi. A Practical Approach for a Wide Range of Liver Iron Quantitation Using a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique. Radiology Research and Practice 2012:1-9, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/rrp/2012/207391/, 12/2012.
3. Hamilton JD, Kumar VA, Hayman LA, Prabhu SS, Hou P, Jackson EF, Groneman M, Pagani J, Vabulas M, Kumar AJ. Deformable Anatomic Templates Embed Knowledge into Brain Images: Part 2. Validation Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Motor Hand. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 36(2):280-284, 3/2012.
4. Kaur H, Choi H, You YN, Rauch GM, Hou P, Chang GJ, Skibber JM, Ernst RD. MRI for the Preoperative Staging of Primary Rectal Cancer-Practical Considerations for Imaging. Radiographics 32(2):p389 - p409, 3/2012. e-Pub 3/2012.
5. Boonsirikamchai P, Kaur H, Hou P, Jackson EF, Kuban D, Choi H. Use of Maximum Slope Images Generated from Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Detect Locally Recurrent Prostate Carcinoma Following Prostatectomy – A Practical Approach. American Journal of Roentgenology AJR2012(198):W228-W236, 3/2012.
6. Sedrak P, Ketonen L, Hou P, Guha-Thakurta N, Williams MD, Kurzrock R, Debnam JM. Erdheim-Chester Disease of the Central Nervous System: New Manifestations of a Rare Disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 32(11):2126-31, 12/2011. e-Pub 9/29/2011. PMID: 21960492.
7. Levin VA, Bidaut L, Hou P, Kumar AJ, Wefel JS, Bekele BN, Prabhu S, Loghin M, Gilbert MR, Jackson EF. Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial of Bevacizumab Therapy for Radiation Necrosis of the Central Nervous System. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 79(5):1487-1495, 4/2011.
8. Zhou W, Hou P, Zhou Y, Chen D. Reduced Recruitment of Orbitofrontal Cortex to Human Social Chemosensory Cues in Social Anxiety. NeuroImage, 4/2011.
9. Nelson FM, Poonawalla AH, Hou P, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. 3D MPRAGE improves classification of cortical lesions in multiple sclerosis. Multi Scler 14(9):1214-1219, 11/2008.
10. De EJB, Hou P, Estrera AL, Sdrinkgola S, Kramer LA, Graves DE, Westney OL. Pelvic Ischemia is Measurable and Symptomatic in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: A Novel Application of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Journal of Sexual Medicine 5(11):2635-2645, 11/2008.
11. Hou P, De EJB, Kramer LA, Westney OL. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI Study of Male Pelvic Perfusion at 3T: Preliminary Clinic Report. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 25(1):160-169, 2007.
12. Nelson FM, Poonawalla AH, Hou P, Huang F, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. Improved Identification of Intracortical Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis Using Phase Sensitive Inversion Recovery in Combination with Fast Double Inversion Recovery Magnetic Resonance Imaging. American Journal of Neurology 28(9):1645-1649, 2007.
13. Poonawalla AH, Hou P, Nelson FM, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cervical Spinal Cord Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis Using T1-Weighted Inversion Recovery with Phase-Sensitive Reconstruction. Radiology, 2007.
14. Trivedi R, Gupta RK, Hasan KM, Hou P. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Polymicrogyria: A Report of Three Cases. Neuroradiology 48(6):422-427, 2006.
15. Hou P, Hasan KM, Sitton CW, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. Phase Sensitive T1 Inversion Recovery Imaging: A Time Efficient Interleaved Technique for Improved Tissue Contrast in Neuroimaging. American Journal of Neuroradiology 26:1432-1438, 2005.
16. Robinson RO, Blatter DD, Parker DL, Hou P, Collins JS, Barney WW. Fat Suppression in Combination With Multiple Overlapping Thin-Slab 3-D Acqusition MR Angiography: Proposed Technique for Improved Vessel Visualization. American Journal of Neuroradiology 13:1429-1434, 1992.
17. Hou P, Parker DL, Blatter DD, Robinson RO. Hybrid MR Angiography and Fourier Velocity Imaging Using Two Echo 3D Acquisition. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 19:203-208, 1991.

Abstracts

1. Hamilton JD, Hayman LA, Kumar VA , Prabhu SS, Hou P, Jackson EF, Groneman M, Kumar AJ. Deformable Anatomic Templates (DAT) Validation Using fMRI of the Motor Cortex of the Hand as a Complementary Technique for Pre-Surgical Motor Tract Localization. ASNR, New York, New York, 2012. 4/2012.
2. Chi TL, Al Ibraheemi AKB, Hou P, Schiffman JS. Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MR Imaging of Orbital and Anterior Visual Pathway Lesions. Poster #079, ASNR, New York, New York, 2012, 4/2012.
3. Hamilton JD, Levin VA, Hou P, Prabhu S, Loghin ME, Gilbert MR, Bassett RL, Wang J, Yung WKA, Jackson EF, Kumar AJ. Bevacizumab Therapy for Radiation Induced Necrosis of the Brain: Advanced MRI Demonstrates Decreased Vessel Leakage/ Edema & Predicts Complications. Society of Neuro-Oncology, Orange County, California, November 2011. 11/2011.
4. Hamilton JD, Wang J, Levin VA, Hou P, Loghin ME, Gilbert MR, Leeds NE, deGroot JF, Puduvalli V, Jackson EF, Yung WKA, Kumar AJ. Normalized baseline ADC values predict problems associated with Bevacizumab treatment for glioblastoma multiforme or brain radiation induced necrosis. Society of Neuro-Oncology, Orange County, California, November 2011. 11/2011.
5. Jackson D. Hamilton, L. Anne Hayman, Vinodh A. Kumar, Sujit S. Prabhu, Ping Hou, Edward F. Jackson, Megan Groneman, John Pagani, Mark Vabulas, and Ashok J. Kumar. Deformable Anatomic Template Validation Using fMRI for Motor Cortex of the Hand. ISMRM Scientific Workshop: Mapping Functional Networks for Brain Surgery;Milan, Italy: September 6-9, 2011. 9/2011.
6. Hou P, Popat UR, Lindsay RJ, Jackson EF, Choi H. A practical approach for liver iron measurement in a clinical setting. The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), July 31 - Aug 4, 2011, Vancouver, Canada, 7/2011.
7. Bodiwala R, Ketonen L, Hou P, Wolff J. Diffusion Tensor Imaging Data Confirm Efficacy of Reradiation Treatment in Pediatric Patients with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. American Society of Neuroradiology 49th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 4 - 9, 2011, 6/2011.
8. Sedrak P, Ketonen L, Hou P, Guha-Thakurta N, Williams MD, Kurzrock R, Debnam JM. Erdheim-Chester Disease of the Central Nervous System. American Society of Neuroradiology 49th Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, June 4 - 9, 2011, 6/2011.
9. Jensen CT, Ernst R, Chang G, You N, Hou P, Choi H, Rauch GM, Kaur H. Preoperative MRI Staging of Rectal Cancer. American Roentgen Ray Society, ARRS 2011, Chicago, 5/2011.
10. Kaur H, Ernst R, Sagebiel TL, You YN, Hou P, Choi H. Preoperative Staging of Primary Rectal Tumors - Role of Thin Section Multiplanar 2D T2 FSE Imaging, 3D Cube, and Diffusion-Weighted Imaging. RSNA, 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, November 28-December 3, 2010, McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. 11/2010.
11. Boonsirikamchai P, Kaur H, Hou P, Underwood ML, Kuban DA, Choi H. A Practical Approach in Detection of Local Recurrence of Prostate Cancer in The Prostatectomy Bed: Use of Slope Images. Annual meeting of American Roentgen Ray Society, San Diego, May 2-7, 2010, 5/2010.
12. Jackson EF, Levin VA, Hou P, Bidaut LM, Bekele BN, Kumar AJ. MR-Based Imaging Biomarkers in the Assessment of Bevacizumab Efficacy in Symptomatic Radiation Necrosis of the Brain. American Society of Neuroradiology 48th Annual Meeting, May 15-20, Boston, Massachusetts, 5/2010.
13. Liu R, Hou P, Bockhorst KH, He R, Narayana PA. Automatic Analysis of Quantitative Cerebral Perfusion in Rodents. Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (16th ISMRM), Toronto, Canada 16:1881, 5/2008.
14. Nelson FM, Poonawalla AH, Hou P, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. 3D MPRAGE (magnetization prepared rapid acquisition with gradient echo) Improves Classification of Cortical Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis. 23rd European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Prague, Czech Republic, 10/2007.
15. Hou P, Steinberg JL, Liu R, Moeller FG, Narayana PA. Investigation of Quantitative Cerebral Blood Flow Measurement from Dynamic-Susceptibility Contrast Perfusion MR Imaging on 3T system. 49th American Association Physicists in Medicine annual meeting, Oral presentation, Minneapolis, MN, 7/2007.
16. Poonawalla AH, Hou P, Nelson FM, Mohebbi MR, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. MRI of Cervical Spinal Cord Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis with Phase-sensitive T1-weighted Inversion Recovery. RSNA 92nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 11/2006.
17. Nelson FM, Poonawalla AH, Hou P, Huang F, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. Improved visualization of Intracortical Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis by Phase-Sensitive Inversion Recovery in Combination with Fast Double Inversion Recovery Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 22nd European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, Madrid, Spain(639), 9/2006.
18. Hou P, Steinberg JL, Chen DX, Moeller FG, Narayana PA. Asymmetric Spin Echo in fMRI at 3T: A Quantitative Evaluation of BOLD response and Signal Drop Off. 48th American Association Physicists in Medicine annual meeting, Orlando, Florida, 7/2006.
19. Hou P, De EJB, Kramer LA, Westney OL. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI study of male pelvic perfusion at 3T: Comparison in cardiac and non-cardiac patients. Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (14th ISMRM), Seattle, WA, 5/2006.
20. De E, Hou P, Azadzoi K, Siroky B, Estrera AL, Sdringola S, Hairston JC, Kramer LA, Graves DE, Wes. Novel Application of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Pelvic Perfusion any Symptoms Differ in Cardiac Patients Versus Controls. American Urological Association (AUA), Atlanta, Georgia, 5/2006.
21. Chen D, Zhou W, Hou P, Burton PC, Netsiri. Brain activation to chemical signals. 28th Annual Meeting of Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Sarasota, Florida, 4/2006.
22. De E, Hou P, Azadzoi K, Siroky MB, Estrera AL, Sdringola S, Hairston JC, Kramer LA, Graves DE, Westney OL. A Novel Application of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Pelvic Perfusion and Symptom Scores Differ in Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Patients. Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA 2005), New York, New York, 11/2005.
23. Chen D, Zhou W, Meusburger T, Hou P, Burton PC, Netsiri C. fMRI Study of Human Brain Activations to Social and Nonsocial Chemical Stimuli. Society for NeuroScience (NeuroScience 2005), Washington DC, 11/2005.
24. De E, Hou P, Kramer L, Patel C, DeSouza R, Siroky M, Azadzoi K, Estrera A, Stringola S, Hairston J, Westney L. Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Pelvic Blood Flow Correlates with Erectile Dysfunction and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms. International Continence Society (ICS 2005), Montreal, Canada, 8/2005.
25. Hou P, Hasan KM, Sitten CW, Wolinsky JS, Narayana PA. Quantitative Analysis of Contrast Efficiency of Phase Sensitive T1IR and its Primary Applications to Neuroimaging. Proceedings of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (13th ISMRM), South Beam, Miami, FL 13:2811, 5/2005.

Last updated: 12/30/2013