Jiang Du

University of California, San Diego, USA

Jiang Du received his B.S. degree in nuclear physics from Beijing University, Beijing, China, in 1995, and his M.S. degree in solid state physics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, in 1998. His Ph.D. degree is in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis, USA, where he also did postdoctoral research on contrast enhanced MR angiography. Dr. Du joined the UCSD faculty as an Assistant Adjunct Professor of radiology in 2005 and as an Associate Professor in residence since 2010. Dr. Du has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed articles with a focus on osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and contrast enhanced MRA. His awards include the Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar (2008) and the American Heart Young Investigator Award (2008). Dr. Du also received funding support from NIH, GE HealthCare, Bracco Diagnostic Inc., UCSD Academic Senate grant, and Department of Veterans Affairs. His research interests include the field of magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on ultrashort TE (UTE) imaging of short T2 tissues such as cortical bone, trabecular bone, tendons, menisci, ligaments, calcified cartilage, calcification in various organs including the carotid plaque, and the short T2 components in brain white matter. He has developed a series of UTE imaging techniques, including UTE spectroscopic imaging (UTESI), UTE magnetization transfer (UTE MT), UTE with off-resonance saturation (UTE OSC), dual inversion recovery UTE (DIR UTE), spiral UTE (SUTE), three-dimensional UTE (3D UTE), and 3D UTE with multiple spectrum imaging (3D UTE-MSI) with a minimal TE of 8 us. A variety of short T2 tissues which appear as a signal void with clinical sequences can now be imaged with high signal and contrast with the above UTE techniques, allowing both qualitative evaluation and quantitative evaluation (T1, T2, bulk susceptibility, free and bound water) of their involvement in osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, vascular, or brain diseases.

Biography Updated on 5 February 2013

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