Wei Huang, Ph.D.

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Wei Huang obtained his bachelor's degree in 1988 from Fudan University, Shanghai,China, and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry in 1994 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Huang has more than eighteen years experience with in vivo MR research. Wei Huang's main magnetic resonance (MR) research interest was in the field of neurodisorders when he was an assistant professor in the radiology department at Stony Brook from 1998 to 2003. His focus switched to cancer research when he worked for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center from 2003-2008. Currently, Dr. Huang's main effort is in oncologic MR research, applying advanced MR techniques for early and accurate cancer detection and monitoring therapeutic response.

A major, NIH-funded research projects of Dr. Huang’s is to use a shutter-speed model dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI technique which was developed in this laboratory to improve breast cancer diagnostic accuracy and reduce unnecessary biopsy procedures on women with benign lesions. Another major project is to use multiple functional MR methods (DCE-MRI, vessel size index MRI, diffusion-weighted MRI and proton MR spectroscopy) for early prediction of breast cancer response to chemotherapy and for accurate assessment of residual cancer after therapy for optimum surgical planning/decision. Other ongoing or planned oncologic MR research studies cover the topics of soft tissue sarcoma, head and neck cancer, liver cancer and colorectal cancer.

Selected Publications

"Feasibility of shutter-speed DCE-MRI for improved prostate cancer detection," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (Vol: 69, Issue: 1, Page 171-178) - 2013

"Gaussian mixture model-based classification of dynamic contrast enhanced MRI data for identifying diverse tumor microenvironments: Preliminary results," NMR in Biomedicine (Vol: 26, Issue: 5, Page 519-532) - 2013

"Phase i trial of preoperative chemoradiation plus sorafenib for high-risk extremity soft tissue sarcomas with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI correlates," Clinical Cancer Research (Vol: 19, Issue: 24, Page 6902-6911) - 2013

"A feasible high spatiotemporal resolution breast DCE-MRI protocol for clinical settings," Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Vol: 30, Issue: 9, Page 1257-1267) - 2012

"Imaging vascular function for early stage clinical trials using dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging," European Radiology (Vol: 22, Issue: 7, Page 1451-1464) - 2012


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International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine