Zhaoyang Fan, PhD

3T MRI Technical Director, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

Phone:(310) 248-8661

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Awards and Activities

Kowalski Prize in Chemometrics2013
Distinguished Reviewer for the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2013
Junior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association Western States Affiliate2011 - 2013
Member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)2007
Member of the Oversea China Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (OCSMRM)2008
Member of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR)2008
Committee member for ISMRM Workshop & Study Group2013 - 2014
Member of the American Heart Association (AHA)2013

Research Focus

Development of magnetic resonance medical imaging techniques for the evaluation of the cardiovascular disease.

Current investigations include:

Noncontrast MR peripheral angiography. Noncontrast coronary and peripheral vessel wall imaging. MR characterization of carotid athorosclerotic plaques. Coronary flow MR.

Selected Publications

  1. Lim RP, Fan Z, Chatterji M, Baadh A, Atanasova IP, Storey P, Kim DC, Kim S, Hodnett PA, Ahmad A, Stoffel DR, Babb JS, Adelman MA, Xu J, Li D, Lee VS: Comparison of nonenhanced MR angiographic subtraction techniques for infragenual arteries at 1.5 T: a preliminary study. Radiology, 267(1): 293-304, 2013
  2. Nguyen C, Fan Z, Sharif B, He Y, Dharmakumar R, Berman DS, Li D: In vivo three-dimensional high resolution cardiac diffusion-weighted MRI: A motion compensated diffusion-prepared balanced steady-state free precession approach. Magn Reson Med, , 2013
  3. Fan Z, Zhang Z, Chung YC, Weale P, Zuehlsdorff S, Carr J, Li D: Carotid arterial wall MRI at 3T using 3D variable-flip-angle turbo spin-echo (TSE) with flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD). Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, 31(3): 645-54, 2010
  4. Fan Z, Hodnett PA, Davarpanah AH, Scanlon TG, Sheehan JJ, Varga J, Carr JC, Li D: Noncontrast magnetic resonance angiography of the hand: improved arterial conspicuity by multidirectional flow-sensitive dephasing magnetization preparation in 3D balanced steady-state free precession imaging. Invest Radiol, 46(8): 515-23, 2011
  5. Fan Z, Sheehan J, Bi X, Liu X, Carr J, Li D: 3D noncontrast MR angiography of the distal lower extremities using flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD)-prepared balanced SSFP. Magn Reson Med, 62(6): 1523-32, 2009
  6. Fan Z, Zhou X, Bi X, Dharmakumar R, Carr JC, Li D: Determination of the optimal first-order gradient moment for flow-sensitive dephasing magnetization-prepared 3D noncontrast MR angiography. Magn Reson Med, 65(4): 964-72, 2011