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Wei Yang, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.R.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

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

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1987 National University of Singapore, Singapore, MBBS, Medicine

Board Certifications

2009 American Board of Radiology
1992 Royal College of Radiologists

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2005-8/2010
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 4/2003-8/2005

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Deputy Chairman, Diagnostic Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2/2008-present
Section Chief, Breast Imaging, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 5/2007-present

Honors and Awards

2011 Distinguised Reviewers, AJR Am J Roentgenol

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Park YM, Park JS, Jung HS, Yoon HK, Yang WT. Imaging Features of Benign Adenomyoepithelioma of the Breast. J Clin Ultrasound, 2013. PMID: 23325754.
2. Park YM, Park JS, Yoon HK, Yang WT. Imaging-pathologic correlation of diseases in the axilla. AJR Am J Roentgenol 200(2):W130-142, 2013.
3. Zhu Y, Zhang S, Liu P, Lu H, Xu Y, Yang WT. Solitary intraductal papillomas of the breast: MRI features and differentiation from small invasive ductal carcinomas. AJR Am J Roentgenol 199(4):936-42, 10/2012.
4. Alvarado R, Lari SA, Roses RE, Smith BD, Yang W, Mittendorf EA, Arun BK, Lucci A, Babiera GV, Wagner JL, Caudle AS, Meric-Bernstam F, Hwang RF, Bedrosian I, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM. Biology, treatment, and outcome in very young and older women with DCIS. Ann Surg Oncol, 5/2012. e-Pub 5/2012.
5. Smith TB, Gilcrease MZ, Santiago L, Hunt KK, Yang WT. Imaging features of primary breast sarcoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 198(4):W386-93, 4/2012. PMID: 22451578.
6. Adejolu M, Huo L, Rohren E, Santiago L, Yang WT. False positive lesions mimicking breast cancer on FDG PET and PET/CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol 198(3):W304-W314, 3/2012. PMID: 22358030.
7. Krishnamurthy S, Bevers T, Kuerer H, Yang WT. Multidisciplinary considerations in the management of high-risk breast lesions. AJR Am J Roentgenol 198(2):W132-40, 2/2012. PMID: 22268202.
8. Rauch GM, Dogan BE, Smith TB, Liu P, Yang WT. Outcome analysis of 9-gauge MRI-guided vacuum-assisted core needle breast biopsies. AJR Am J Roentgenol 198(2):292-9, 2/2012. PMID: 22268171.
9. Carkaci S, Adrada BE, Rohren E, Wei W, Quraishi MA, Mawlawi O, Buchholz TA, Yang W. Semiquantitative analysis of maximum standardized uptake values of regional lymph nodes in inflammatory breast cancer: Is there a reliable threshold for differentiating benign from malignant? Acad Radiol. e-Pub 2/2012. PMID: 22300741.
10. Walker GV, Niikura N, Yang W, Rohren E, Valero V, Woodward WA, Alvarez RH, Lucci A, Ueno NT, Buchholz TA. Pretreatment staging Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography in patients with inflammatory breast cancer influences radiation treatment field designs. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. e-Pub 1/2012. PMID: 22284689.
11. Yamauchi H, Woodward W, Valero V, Alvarez RH, Lucci A, Buchholz T, Iwamoto T, Krishnamurthy S, Yang W, Reuben J, Hotobagyi GN, Ueno N. Inflammatory breast cancer: what we know and what we need to learn. Oncologist 17(7):891-9, 2012.
12. Le-Petross HT, Cristofanilli M, Carkaci S, Krishnamurthy S, Jackson EF, Harrell RK, Reed BJ, Yang WT. MRI features of inflammatory breast cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(4):W769-76, 10/2011. PMID: 21940550.
13. Dogan BE, Ma J, Hwang K, Liu P, Yang WT. T1-weighted 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast using a dual-echo dixon technique at 3 T. J Magn Reson Imaging 34(4):842-51, 10/2011. e-Pub 7/2011. PMID: 21769987.
14. Edgerton ME, Chuang YL, Macklin P, Yang W, Bearer EL, Cristini V. A novel, patient-specific mathematical pathology approach for assessment of surgical volume: Application to ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Anal Cell Pathol (Amst). e-Pub 9/2011. PMID: 21891861.
15. Shkumat NA, Springer A, Walker CM, Rohren EM, Yang WT, Adrada BE, Arribas E, Carkaci S, Chuang HH, Santiago L, Mawlawi OR. Investigating the limit of detectability of a positron emission mammography device: a phantom study. Med Phys 38(9):5176-5185, 9/2011.
16. Adejolu M, Wu Y, Santiago L, Yang WT. Adenomyoepithelial tumors of the breast: imaging findings with histopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 197(1):W184-90, 7/2011. PMID: 21700984.
17. Lee YS, Mathew J, Dogan BE, Resetkova E, Huo L, Yang WT. Imaging features of micropapillary DCIS: correlation with clinical and histopathological findings. Acad Radiol 18(7):797-803, 7/2011. e-Pub 3/2011. PMID: 21419669.
18. Resetkova E, Edelweiss M, Albarracin CT, Yang WT. Management of radial sclerosing lesions of the breast diagnosed using percutaneous vacuum-assisted core needle biopsy: recommendations for excision based on seven years' of experience at a single institution. Breast Cancer Res Treat 127(2):335-43, 6/2011. e-Pub 7/2008. PMID: 18626769.
19. Hatzis C, Pusztai L, Valero V, Booser DJ, Esserman L, Lluch A, Vidaurre T, Holmes F, Souchon E, Wang H, Martin M, Cotrina J, Gomez H, Hubbard R, Chacón JI, Ferrer-Lozano J, Dyer R, Buxton M, Gong Y, Wu Y, Ibrahim N, Andreopoulou E, Ueno NT, Hunt K, Yang W, Nazario A, DeMichele A, O'Shaughnessy J, Hortobagyi GN, Symmans WF. A genomic predictor of response and survival following taxane-anthracycline chemotherapy for invasive breast cancer. JAMA 305(18):1873-81, 5/2011. PMID: 21558518.
20. Carkaci S, Lane DL, Gilcrease MZ, Conrow D, Schwartz MR, Huynh P, Yang WT. Do all mucocele-like lesions of the breast require surgery? Clin Imaging 35(2):94-101, Mar-Apr, 3/2011. PMID: 21377046.
21. Caudle AS, Hunt KK, Kuerer HM, Meric-Bernstam F, Lucci A, Bedrosian I, Babiera GV, Hwang RF, Ross MI, Feig BW, Hoffman K, Litton JK, Sahin AA, Yang W, Hortobagyi GN, Buchholz TA, Mittendorf EA. Multidisciplinary considerations in the implementation of the findings from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Z0011 study: a practice-changing trial. Ann Surg Oncol. e-Pub 2/2011. PMID: 21327455.
22. Cheung TH, Lo KW, Yim SF, Ho S, Yu MM, Yang WT. The technique of laparoscopic pelvic ultrasonography for metastatic lymph node. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 21(1):61-5, Jan-Feb, 1/2011. e-Pub 12/2010. PMID: 21190479.
23. Li J, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Allen PK, Yu TK, Woodward WA, Ueno NT, Lucci A, Krishnamurthy S, Gong Y, Bondy ML, Yang W, Willey JS, Cristofanilli M, Valero V, Buchholz TA. Triple-negative subtype predicts poor overall survival and high locoregional relapse in inflammatory breast cancer. Oncologist 16(12):1675-83, 2011. e-Pub 12/2011. PMID: 22147002.
24. Yang WT. Advances in imaging of inflammatory breast cancer. Cancer 116(1):2755-2757, 6/2010. PMID: 20503406.
25. Dogan BE, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Gilcrease M, Dryden MJ, Yang WT. Multimodality imaging of triple receptor negative tumors with mammography, ultrasound, and MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol 194(4):1160-6, 4/2010. PMID: 20308526.
26. Yang WT, Lewis MT, Hess K, Wong H, Tsimelzon A, Karadag N, Cairo M, Wei C, Meric-Bernstam F, Brown P, Arun B, Hortobagyi GN, Sahin A, Chang JC. Decreased TGFbeta signaling and increased COX2 expression in high risk women with increased mammographic breast density. Breast Cancer Res Treat 119(2):305-14, 1/2010. e-Pub 2/2009. PMID: 19241157.
27. Carkaci S, Ozkan E, Lane D, Yang WT. Scrotal sonography revisited. J Clin Ultrasound 38(1):21-37, 1/2010. PMID: 19802889.
28. Chen L, Shen Y, Lai CJ, Han T, Zhong Y, Ge S, Liu X, Wang T, Yang WT, Whitman GJ, Shaw CC. Dual resolution cone beam breast CT: A feasibility study. Med Phys 36(9):4007-4014, 9/2009. PMCID: PMC2738741.
29. Adrada B, Arribas E, Gilcrease M, Yang WT. Invasive micropapillary carcinoma of the breast: mammographic, sonographic, and MRI features. AJR Am J Roentgenol 193(1):W58-63, 7/2009. PMID: 19542384.
30. Yi M, Meric-Bernstam F, Middleton LP, Arun BK, Bedrosian I, Babiera GV, Hwang RF, Kuerer HM, Yang W, Hunt KK. Predictors of contralateral breast cancer in patients with unilateral breast cancer undergoing contralateral prophylactic mastectomy. Cancer 115(5):962-71, 3/2009. PMID: 19172584.
31. Carkaci S, Macapinlac HA, Cristofanilli M, Mawlawi O, Rohren E, Gonzalez Angulo AM, Dawood S, Resetkova E, Le-Petross HT, Yang WT. Retrospective study of 18F-FDG PET/CT in the diagnosis of inflammatory breast cancer: Preliminary data. J Nucl Med 50(2):231-238, 2/2009. e-Pub 1/2009. PMID: 19164229.
32. Kuerer HM, Albarracin CT, Yang WT, Cardiff RD, Brewster AM, Symmans WF, Hylton NM, Middleton LP, Krishnamurthy S, Perkins GH, Babiera G, Edgerton ME, Czerniecki BJ, Arun BK, Hortobagyi GN. Ductal carcinoma in situ: State of the science and roadmap to advance the field. J Clin Oncol 27(2):279-88, 1/2009. e-Pub 12/2008. PMID: 19064970.
33. Dawood S, Broglio K, Kau SW, Green MC, Giordano SH, Meric-Bernstam F, Buchholz TA, Albarracin C, Yang WT, Hennessy BT, Hortobagyi GN, Gonzalez-Angulo AM. Triple receptor-negative breast cancer: The effect of race on response to primary systemic treatment and survival outcomes. J Clin Oncol 27(2):220-6, 1/2009. e-Pub 12/2008. PMID: 19047281.
34. Mathew J, Perkins GH, Stephens T, Middleton LM, Yang WT. Primary breast cancer in men: clinical, imaging, and pathologic findings in 57 patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol 191(6):1631-9, 12/2008. PMID: 19020230.
35. Yang WT, Dryden M, Broglio K, Gilcrease M, Dawood S, Dempsey PJ, Valero V, Hortobagyi G, Atchley D, Arun B. Mammographic features of triple receptor-negative primary breast cancers in young premenopausal women. Breast Cancer Res Treat 111(3):405-10, 10/2008. e-Pub 11/2007. PMID: 18026834.
36. Chen L, Shaw CC, Altunbas MC, Lai CJ, Liu X, Han T, Wang T, Yang WT, Whitman GJ. Feasibility of volume-of-interest (VOI) scanning technique in cone beam breast CT--a preliminary study. Med Phys 35(8):3482-90, 8/2008. PMID: 18777908.
37. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Geiser W, Chen L, Arribas E, Stephens T, Davis PL, Ayyar GP, Dogan BE, Nguyen VA, Whitman GJ, Yang WT. Comparison of slot scanning digital mammography system with full-field digital mammography system. Med Phys 35(6):2339-46, 6/2008. PMID: 18649467.
38. Yang WT, Le-Petross HT, Macapinlac H, Carkaci S, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Dawood S, Resetkova E, Hortobagyi GN, Cristofanilli M.. Inflammatory breast cancer - PET/CT, MRI, mammography, and sonography findings. Breast Cancer Res Treat 109(3):417-26, 6/2008. e-Pub 7/2007. PMID: 17653852.
39. Dawood S, Broglio K, Gong Y, Yang WT, Cristofanilli M, Kau SW, Meric-Bernstam F, Buchholz TA, Hortobagyi GN, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Group. Prognostic significance of HER2 status in women with inflammatory breast cancer. Cancer 112(9):1905-11, 5/2008. PMID: 18300243.
40. Dawood S, Broglio K, Gonzalez-Angulo AM, Kau SW, Yang W, Albarracin C, Meric F, Hortobagyi G, Theriault R. Development of new cancers in patients with DCIS: The M. D. Anderson Experience. Ann Surg Oncol 15(1):244-9, 1/2008. e-Pub 11/2007. PMID: 18043978.
41. Yang WT, Carkaci S, Chen L, Lai CJ, Sahin A, Whitman GJ, Shaw CC. Dedicated cone-beam breast CT: feasibility study with surgical mastectomy specimens. AJR Am J Roentgenol 189(6):1312-5, 12/2007. PMCID: PMC2856818.
42. Yang WT, Hennessy B, Broglio K, Mills C, Sneige N, Davis WG, Valero V, Hunt KK, Gilcrease MZ. Imaging differences in metaplastic and invasive ductal carcinomas of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol 189(6):1288-93, 12/2007. PMID: 18029860.
43. Tse GM, Yeung DK, King AD, Cheung HS, Yang WT. In vivo proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of breast lesions: an update. Breast Cancer Res Treat 104(3):249-55, 9/2007. e-Pub 10/2006. PMID: 17051424.
44. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Chen L, Altunbas MC, Liu X, Han T, Wang T, Yang WT, Whitman GJ, Tu SJ. Visibility of microcalcification in cone beam breast CT: effects of x-ray tube voltage and radiation dose. Med Phys 34(7):2995-3004, 7/2007. PMCID: PMC2867610.
45. Yang WT, Hennessy BT, Dryden MJ, Valero V, Hunt KK, Krishnamurthy S. Mammary angiosarcomas: imaging findings in 24 patients. Radiology 242(3):725-34, 3/2007. PMID: 17325063.
46. Yang WT, Lai CJ, Whitman GJ, Murphy WA, Dryden MJ, Kushwaha AC, Sahin AA, Johnston D, Dempsey PJ, Shaw CC. Comparison of full-field digital mammography and screen-film mammography for detection and characterization of simulated small masses. AJR Am J Roentgenol 187(6):W576-81, 12/2006. PMCID: PMC1892902.
47. Hahn KM, Johnson PH, Gordon N, Kuerer H, Middleton L, Ramirez M, Yang W, Perkins G, Hortobagyi GN, Theriault RL. Treatment of pregnant breast cancer patients and outcomes of children exposed to chemotherapy in utero. Cancer 107(6):1219-26, 9/2006. PMID: 16894524.
48. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Whitman GJ, Yang WT, Dempsey PJ, Nguyen V, Ice MF. Receiver operating characteristic analysis for the detection of simulated microcalcifications on mammograms using hardcopy images. Phys Med Biol 51(16):3901-19, 8/2006. PMID: 16885614.
49. Yang WT, Edeiken-Monroe B, Sneige N, Fornage BD. Sonographic and mammographic appearances of granular cell tumors of the breast with pathological correlation. J Clin Ultrasound 34(4):153-60, 5/2006. PMID: 16615051.
50. Yang WT, Dryden MJ, Gwyn K, Whitman GJ, Theriault R. Imaging of breast cancer diagnosed and treated with chemotherapy during pregnancy. Radiology 239(1):52-60, 4/2006. PMID: 16484353.
51. Erguvan-Dogan B, Yang WT. Direct injection of paraffin into the breast: mammographic, sonographic, and MRI features of early complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol 186(3):888-94, 3/2006. PMID: 16498126.
52. Lai CJ, Shaw CC, Whitman GJ, Johnston DA, Yang WT, Selinko V, Arribas E, Dogan B, Kappadath SC. Visibility of simulated microcalcifications--a hardcopy-based comparison of three mammographic systems. Med Phys 32(1):182-94, 2005. PMID: 15719969.
53. Yang WT, Whitman GJ, Tse GM. Extratesticular epidermal cyst of the scrotum. AJR Am J Roentgenol 183(4):1084, 10/2004. PMID: 15385309.
54. Yang WT, Whitman GJ, Johnson MM, Bolanos-Clark M, Kushwaha AC, Hunt KK, Dempsey PJ. Needle localization for excisional biopsy of breast lesions: comparison of effect of use of full-field digital versus screen-film mammographic guidance on procedure time. Radiology 231(1):277-81, 4/2004. PMID: 15068954.
55. Cheung TH, Lo WK, Yu MY, Yang WT, Ho S. Extended experience in the use of laparoscopic ultrasound to detect pelvic nodal metastasis in patients with cervical carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 92(3):784-8, 3/2004. PMID: 14984941.
56. Yang WT, Tse GM. Sonographic, mammographic, and histopathologic correlation of symptomatic ductal carcinoma in situ. AJR Am J Roentgenol 182(1):101-10, 2004. PMID: 14684521.
57. Pang LM, Tse GMK, Law BKB, Yang WT. MR imaging of primary breast fibromatosis. European Journal of Radiology Extra 46(3):101-104, 6/2003.
58. Lifshitz OH, Whitman GJ, Sahin AA, Yang WT. Radiologic-pathologic conferences of the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Phyllodes tumor of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol 180(2):332, 2/2003. PMID: 12540427.
59. Yang WT, Tse GM, Lam PK, Metreweli C, Chang J. Correlation between color power Doppler sonographic measurement of breast tumor vasculature and immunohistochemical analysis of microvessel density for the quantitation of angiogenesis. J Ultrasound Med 21(11):1227-35, 11/2002. PMID: 12418764.
60. Yeung DK, Yang WT, Tse GM. Breast cancer: in vivo proton MR spectroscopy in the characterization of histopathologic subtypes and preliminary observations in axillary node metastases. Radiology 225(1):190-7, 10/2002. PMID: 12355004.
61. Wong KT, Tse GM, Yang WT. Ultrasound and MR imaging of diabetic mastopathy. Clin Radiol 57(8):730-5, 8/2002. PMID: 12169284.
62. Pang LM, Chan E, Yang WT. Florid dystrophic calcification associated with fatty degeneration of muscle component in the TRAM flap. AJR Am J Roentgenol 177(6):1489, 12/2001. PMID: 11717120.
63. Yang WT, Metreweli C, Lam PK, Chang J. Benign and malignant breast masses and axillary nodes: evaluation with echo-enhanced color power Doppler US. Radiology 220(3):795-802, 9/2001. PMID: 11526284.
64. Yang WT, Whitman GJ, Yuen EH, Tse GM, Stelling CB. Sonographic features of primary breast cancer in men. AJR Am J Roentgenol 176(2):413-6, 2/2001. PMID: 11159083.
65. Yang WT, Lai PBS, Lee DWH, Metreweli C. Spontaneous anterolateral abdominal wall haematoma: ultrasound, CT and MR imaging. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists 1:80-84, 2001.
66. Yang WT, Muttarak M, Ho LW. Nonmammary malignancies of the breast: ultrasound, CT, and MRI. Semin Ultrasound CT MR 21(5):375-394, 10/2000. PMID: 11071618.
67. Yang WT, Lam WW, Yu MY, Cheung TH, Metreweli C. Comparison of dynamic helical CT and dynamic MR imaging in the evaluation of pelvic lymph nodes in cervical carcinoma. AJR Am J Roentgenol 175(3):759-66, 9/2000. PMID: 10954463.
68. Lam WW, So NM, Yang WT, Metreweli C. Detection of parametrial invasion in cervical carcinoma: role of short tau inversion recovery sequence. Clin Radiol 55(9):702-7, 9/2000. PMID: 10988049.
69. Mok TS, Zee B, Chan AT, Yeo W, Yang WT, Yim A, Leung SF, Nguyen B, Leung TW, Johnson P. A phase II study of gemcitabine plus oral etoposide in the treatment of patients with advanced nonsmall cell lung carcinoma. Cancer 89(3):543-50, 8/2000. PMID: 10931453.
70. Chan YL, Yang WT, Sung JJ, Lee YT, Chung SS. Diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasonography compared to magnetic resonance imaging in siderosis of the spleen. J Ultrasound Med 19(8):543-7, 8/2000. PMID: 10944040.
71. Yang WT, Chang J, Metreweli C. Patients with breast cancer: differences in color Doppler flow and gray-scale US features of benign and malignant axillary lymph nodes. Radiology 215(2):568-73, 5/2000. PMID: 10796941.
72. Leung V, Yang WT. Fetal morphology scan (18-20 gestational weeks). Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists 3:248-255, 2000.
73. Cheung HS, Yeo W, Yang WT, Suen MW, Tse GM. Primary breast non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: imaging findings in two cases. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists 3:227-230, 2000.
74. Yang WT, Johnson PJ. Monitoring response to treatment in liver tumours. Baillieres Best Pract Res Clin Gastroenterol 13(4):637-654, 12/1999. PMID: 10654925.
75. Yang WT, Cheung TH, Ho SS, Yu MY, Metreweli C. Comparison of laparoscopic sonography with surgical pathology in the evaluation of pelvic lymph nodes in women with cervical cancer. AJR Am J Roentgenol 172(6):1521-5, 6/1999. PMID: 10350283.
76. Chang J, Yang WT, Choo HF. Mammography in Asian patients with BRCA1 mutations. Lancet 353(9169):2070-1, 6/1999. PMID: 10376643.
77. So NM, Yang WT, Metreweli C. Imaging features of liposarcoma of the pectoral muscle. AJR Am J Roentgenol 172(4):1148-9, 4/1999. PMID: 10587178.
78. Yang WT, Yeo W, Metreweli C. Imaging of iliopsoas metastasis. Clin Radiol 54(2):85-9, 2/1999. PMID: 10050734.
79. Yang WT, Metreweli C. Sonography of nonmammary malignancies of the breast. AJR Am J Roentgenol 172(2):343-8, 2/1999. PMID: 9930779.
80. Loftus WK, Metreweli C, Sung JJ, Yang WT, Leung VK, Set PA. Ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy of colonic cancer. Br J Radiol 72(854):144-8, 2/1999. PMID: 10365063.
81. Yang WT, Chui PT, Metreweli C. Anatomy of the normal brachial plexus revealed by sonography and the role of sonographic guidance in anesthesia of the brachial plexus. AJR Am J Roentgenol 171(6):1631-6, 12/1998. PMID: 9843302.
82. Cheung TH, Yang WT, Yu MY, Lo WK, Ho S. New development of laparoscopic ultrasound and laparoscopic pelvic lymphadenectomy in the management of patients with cervical carcinoma. Gynecol Oncol 71(1):87-93, 10/1998. PMID: 9784325.
83. Yuen EH, Yang WT, Lam WW, Kew J, Metreweli C. Spontaneous intramural haematoma of the oesophagus: CT and MRI appearances. Australas Radiol 42(2):139-42, 5/1998. PMID: 9599830.
84. Yang WT, Metreweli C. Colour Doppler flow in normal axillary lymph nodes. Br J Radiol 71(844):381-3, 4/1998. PMID: 9659130.
85. Young LK, Yang WT, Chan KW, Metreweli C. Hepatic hemangioma: quantitative color power US angiography--facts and fallacies. Radiology 207(1):51-7, 4/1998. PMID: 9530298.
86. Roebuck DJ, Yang WT, Lam WW, Stanley P. Hepatobiliary rhabdomyosarcoma in children: diagnostic radiology. Pediatr Radiol 28(2):101-8, 2/1998. PMID: 9472056.
87. Yang WT, Ward SC, Metreweli C. Decrease in size of daisy chain lymph nodes with age in normal subjects. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists 1:113-117, 1998.
88. Yang WT, Yuen PM, Ho SS, Leung TN, Metreweli C. Intraoperative laparoscopic sonography for improved preoperative sonographic pathologic characterization of adnexal masses. J Ultrasound Med 17(1):53-61, 1998. PMID: 9440109.
89. Ahuja AT, Yang WT, Metreweli C. Ultrasound of the salivary glands. Ind J Radiol Imag 8:57-64, 1998.
90. Yang WT, Leung TN, Metreweli C. Uterine sarcoma and bilateral renal angiomyolipomas. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Radiologists 1:142-144, 1998.
91. Yang WT, Lam WW, Cheung H, Suen M, King WW, Metreweli C. Sonographic, magnetic resonance imaging, and mammographic assessments of preoperative size of breast cancer. J Ultrasound Med 16(12):791-7, 12/1997. PMID: 9401992.
92. Yang WT, Yeo W, Leung SF, Chan YL, Johnson PJ, Metreweli C. MRI and CT of metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma causing spinal cord compression. Clin Radiol 52(10):755-60, 10/1997. PMID: 9366534.
93. Yang WT, Loveday EJ, Metreweli C, Sullivan PB. Ultrasound assessment of swallowing in malnourished disabled children. Br J Radiol 70(838):992-4, 10/1997. PMID: 9404200.
94. Yang WT, Suen M, Ahuja A, Metreweli C. In vivo demonstration of microcalcification in breast cancer using high resolution ultrasound. Br J Radiol 70(835):685-90, 7/1997. PMID: 9245879.
95. Yang WT, Ho SS, Metreweli C. Case report: antenatal sonographic diagnosis of meconium peritonitis and subsequent evolving meconium pseudocyst formation without peritoneal calcification. Clin Radiol 52(6):477-9, 6/1997. PMID: 9202596.
96. Yang WT, Kwan WH, Li CK, Metreweli C. Imaging of pediatric head and neck rhabdomyosarcomas with emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging and a review of the literature. Pediatr Hematol Oncol 14(3):243-57, 5/1997. PMID: 9185209.
97. Yang WT, Lei KI, Metreweli C. Plain radiography and computed tomography of invasive thymomas: clinico-radiologic-pathologic correlation. Australas Radiol 41(2):118-24, 5/1997. PMID: 9153806.
98. Griffith JF, Yang WT, Lam WW, Metreweli C. Uncommon features of abdominal aortoiliac disease. Br J Radiol 70(833):536-42, 5/1997. PMID: 9227239.
99. Brien EW, Mirra JM, Kessler S, Suen M, Ho JK, Yang WT. Benign giant cell tumor of bone with osteosarcomatous transformation ("dedifferentiated" primary malignant GCT): report of two cases. Skeletal Radiol 26(4):246-55, 4/1997. PMID: 9151375.
100. Yang WT, Suen M, Metreweli C. Sonographic features of benign papillary neoplasms of the breast: review of 22 patients. J Ultrasound Med 16(3):161-8, 3/1997. PMID: 9166811.
101. Yang WT, King W, Metreweli C. Clinically and mammographically occult invasive ductal carcinoma diagnosed by ultrasound: the focally dilated duct. Australas Radiol 41(1):73-5, 2/1997. PMID: 9125078.
102. Yang WT, Suen M, Metreweli C. Lactating adenoma of the breast: antepartum and postpartum sonographic and color Doppler imaging appearances with histopathologic correlation. J Ultrasound Med 16(2):145-7, 2/1997. PMID: 9166808.
103. Yang WT, Suen M, Metreweli C. Mammographic, sonographic and histopathological correlation of benign axillary masses. Clin Radiol 52(2):130-5, 2/1997. PMID: 9043047.
104. Yang WT, Ahuja A, Metreweli C. Sonographic features of head and neck hemangiomas and vascular malformations: review of 23 patients. J Ultrasound Med 16(1):39-44, 1997. PMID: 8979225.
105. Ahuja A, Yang WT, King W, Metreweli C. The role of ultrasound and guided fine needle aspiration cytology in the submandibular triangle. S Afr J Radiol 2:8-13, 1997.
106. Yang WT, Metreweli C. Assessment of factors affecting palpability of breast masses using ultrasonography in Chinese women. J Ultrasound Med 15(12):807-12, 12/1996. PMID: 8947854.
107. Yang WT,. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (20). Masseter muscle haemangioma. Singapore Med J 37(6):659-62, 12/1996. PMID: 9104071.
108. Lam WW, Yang WT, Chan YL, Stewart IE, King W, Metreweli C. Role of MIBI breast scintigraphy in evaluation of palpable breast lesions. Br J Radiol 69(828):1152-8, 12/1996. PMID: 9135472.
109. Yang WT, Mok CO, King W, Tang A, Metreweli C. Role of high frequency ultrasonography in the evaluation of palpable breast masses in Chinese women: alternative to mammography? J Ultrasound Med 15(9):637-44, 9/1996. PMID: 8866446.
110. Yang WT, Walkden SB, Ho S, Cheung TH, Lam SK, Teo J, Metreweli C. Transrectal ultrasound in the evaluation of cervical carcinoma and comparison with spiral computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Br J Radiol 69(823):610-6, 7/1996. PMID: 8696696.
111. Yang WT, Kwan WH, Chow LT, Metreweli C. Unusual sonographic appearance with color Doppler imaging of bilateral breast metastases in a patient with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma of an extremity. J Ultrasound Med 15(7):531-3, 7/1996. PMID: 8803869.
112. Lam WW, Yang WT, Chan YL, Stewart IE, Metreweli C, King W. Detection of axillary lymph node metastases in breast carcinoma by technetium-99m sestamibi breast scintigraphy, ultrasound and conventional mammography. Eur J Nucl Med 23(5):498-503, 5/1996. PMID: 8698052.
113. Yang WT,. Clinics in diagnostic imaging (11). Ductal carcinoma of the breast. Singapore Med J 37(2):206-10, 4/1996. PMID: 8942266.
114. Yang WT, Ahuja A, Tang A, Suen M, King W, Metreweli C. High resolution sonographic detection of axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer. J Ultrasound Med 15(3):241-6, 3/1996. PMID: 8919506.
115. Ahuja A, Ying M, Yang WT, Evans R, King W, Metreweli C. The use of sonography in differentiating cervical lymphomatous lymph nodes from cervical metastatic lymph nodes. Clin Radiol 51(3):186-90, 3/1996. PMID: 8605749.
116. Yang WT, Suen M, Ho WS, Metreweli C. Paraffinomas of the breast: mammographic, ultrasonographic and radiographic appearances with clinical and histopathological correlation. Clin Radiol 51(2):130-3, 2/1996. PMID: 8631167.
117. Yang WT, Ahuja AT, Metreweli C. Role of ultrasound in the imaging of parotid swellings. S Afr J Radiol March:18-22, 1996.
118. Yang WT, Ahuja A, Tang A, Suen M, King W, Metreweli C. Ultrasonographic demonstration of normal axillary lymph nodes: a learning curve. J Ultrasound Med 14(11):823-7, 11/1995. PMID: 8551547.
119. Yang WT, Metreweli C. Giant hydronephrosis in adults: the great mimic. Early diagnosis with ultrasound. Postgrad Med J 71(837):409-12, 7/1995. PMID: 7567732.
120. Yang WT, Ku KW, Metreweli C. Case report: neonatal adrenal haemorrhage presenting as an acute right scrotal swelling (haematoma)--value of ultrasound. Clin Radiol 50(2):127-9, 2/1995. PMID: 7867265.
121. Yang WT, Evans RM, Chung SC. Case of the month: "but fell like autumn fruit that mellowed long" (John Dryden). Br J Radiol 67(802):1033-4, 10/1994. PMID: 8000830.
122. Corr P, Yang WT, Tan I. Spontaneous haemorrhage from renal angiomyolipomata. Australas Radiol 38(2):132-4, 5/1994. PMID: 8024508.
123. Yang WT, Daly BD, Li EK, Hutchinson R. Cranial computed tomography in the assessment of neurological complications in critically ill patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Anaesth Intensive Care 21(4):400-4, 8/1993. PMID: 8214543.
124. Evans RM, Yang WT. Minerva. Brit Med J 306:942, 1993.

Invited Articles

1. Scoggins ME, Stafford RJ, Yang WT. Comparison of mammography, sonography, MRI and clinical examination in patients with locally advanced or inflammatory breast cancer who underwent neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Breast Diseases: A Year Book Quarterly 23(3):235-237, 9/2012.
2. Yang WT. Emerging techniques and molecular imaging in breast cancer. Semin Ultrasound CT MR 32(4):288-299, 8/2011. PMID: 21782119.
3. Yang WT. Staging of breast cancer with ultrasound. Semin Ultrasound CT MR 32(4):331-341, 8/2011. PMID: 21782123.
4. Yang WT, Goldberg BB. Microbubble contrast-enhanced ultrasound for sentinel lymph node detection - ready for prime time? AJR Am J Roentgenol 196(2):249-50, 2/2011. PMID: 21257872.
5. Yang W, Dempsey PJ. Diagnostic breast ultrasound: Current status and future directions. Ultrasound Clin 4(2):117-133, 4/2009.
6. Le-Petross CH, Bidaut L, Yang WT. Evolving role of imaging modalities in inflammatory breast cancer. Semin Oncol 35(1):51-63, 2/2008. PMID: 18308146.
7. Yang W, Dempsey PJ. Diagnostic breast ultrasound: current status and future directions. Radiol Clin North Am 45(5):845-61, 9/2007. PMID: 17888773.
8. Yang W. Sonography of unusual breast neoplasms. Ultrasound Clin 1:661-672, 2006.
9. Whitman GJ, Erguvan-Dogan B, Yang WT, Wilson JE, Patel P, Krishnamurthy S. Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy procedures. Ultrasound Clin 1:603-15, 2006.
10. Lai C-J, Shaw CC, Whitman GJ,Yang WT, Dempsey PJ. Analysis of confidence level scores from an ROC study - comparison of three mammographic systems for detection of simulated calcifications. Proc SPIE 5745:1121-1129, 2005.
11. Kappadath SC, Shaw C, Lai C, Liu X, Whitman G, Yang WT. Dual-energy digital mammography for calcification imaging: improvement by post-image processing. Proc SPIE 5745:1342-1350, 2000.

Book Chapters

1. Yang WT. Stereotactic breast biopsy. In: Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease, 3rd Edition. Ed(s) Babiera GV, Skoracki R, Esteva FJ,. Peoples Medical Publishing House: Shelton, Connecticut, 207-219, 2012.
2. Dogan B, Yang WT. The role of breast magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of breast disease. In: Diagnostic and therapeutic applications of breast cancer imaging. Ed(s) JS Suri, RU Acharya, EYK Ng, VS Sree, KH Ng, RM Rangayyan. SPIE: Bellingham, Washington, 341-369, 2012. ISBN: 9780819487896.
3. Yang WT. The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of breast disease. In: Diagnostic and therapeutic applications of breast cancer imaging. Ed(s) JS Suri, SV Sree, KH Ng, RM Rangayyan. SPIE: Washington, 315-338, 2012. ISBN: 9780819487896.
4. Yang WT, Yeung DKW. Role of magnetic resonance spectroscopy in imaging of axillary lymph nodes in breast Cancer. In: Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy of Breast Tumors. Ed(s) GM Tse, HS Cheung, J Ma. Nova Science Publishers Inc: New York, 2008.
5. Hennessy BT, Gilcrease MZ, Babiera G, Yang W, Valero V, Hortobagyi GN. Breast Cancer. In: Textbook of Uncommon Cancer, Third. Ed(s) Johnson, et al. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.,, 218-229, 2006.
6. Muttarak M, Yang WT. Anatomy of the breast. In: Asian-Oceanian Textbook of Radiology. Ed(s) WCG Peh, Y Hiramatsu. Miller-Freeman, 937-948, 2003.
7. Metreweli C, Yang WT. Miscellaneous imaging techniques. In: Asian-Oceanian Textbook of Radiology. Ed(s) WCG Peh, Y Hiramatsu. Miller-Freeman, 167-174, 2003.
8. Yang WT, Metreweli C. Ultrasonography. In: Asian-Oceanian Textbook of Radiology. Ed(s) WCG Peh, Y Hiramatsu. Miller-Freeman, 41-56, 2003.
9. Metreweli C, Yang WT. Ultrasound and metastatic axillary lymph nodes. In: Carcinoma of the Breast. Poletto Editore, 144-149, 1999.

Letters to the Editor

1. Yang WT, Lane DL, Le-Petross HT, Abruzzo LV, Macapinlac HA. Breast lymphoma: imaging findings of 32 tumors in 27 patients. Radiology 245(3):692-702, 12/2007. e-Pub 10/2007. PMID: 17911538.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Effects of biospecimen integrity, intratumoral heterogeneity, and analytical variance on microarray-based pharmacogenomics
Funding Source: National Cancer Institute/SAIC-Frederick, Inc
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: William F Symmans, M.D.
Duration: 6/24/2009 - 6/23/2012
 
Title: A biologic correlative study of dasatinib, a multi-targeted tyrosine kinase, in "triple-negative" breast cancer patients
Funding Source: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Powel H. Brown, M.D., Ph.D., and Ana Gonzalez-Angulo, M.D.
Duration: 2008 - 2011
 
Title: A randomized, multicenter, phase III CT study comparing the combination of pazopanib and lapatinib versus lapatinib monotherapy in patients with ErbB2 over-expressing inflammatory breast cancer
Funding Source: GlaxoSmithKline
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: Massimo Cristofanilli, M.D.
Duration: 7/24/2007 - 7/31/2012
 
Title: A randomized phase III trial comparing a neoadjuvant regimen of FEC-75 followed by Paclitaxel plus Trastuzumab with a neoadjuvant regimen of Paclitaxel plus Trastuzumab followed by FEC-75 plus Trastuzumab in patients with palpable and operable breast cancer (CT)
Funding Source: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: Funda Meric, M.D.
Duration: 7/2/2007 - 6/30/2012
 
Title: ACRIN 6666 screening breast ultrasound in high-risk women
Funding Source: National Institutes of Health
Role: Collaborator
Principal Investigator: Gary J. Whitman, M.D.
Duration: 1/1/2004 - present

Last updated: 3/8/2013