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Chun Yuan, Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering
Vice Chair for Global Affairs
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Biography

Dr. Chun Yuan received his B.S. in physics at Beijing Normal University and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Physics at the University of Utah.  He became Senior Research Analyst of GE Medical Systems immediately thereafter.  He has pioneered multiple high-resolution MRI techniques to detect vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques and led numerous MRI studies examining carotid atherosclerosis.  He is a member of the editorial board for the following Journals: JACC CV imaging, Journal of Cardiovascular MR, and the Journal of Geriatric Cardiology.  He also serves as manuscript reviewer for about 20 other peer-reviewed journals involving magnetic resonance, arteriosclerosis, stroke and cardiovascular sciences.

Through his stint in the University of Washington, he has mentored 32 postdocs who have moved on to become professors, chief research scientists, clinician-researchers, heads of departments and other positions of responsibility in both private and government or public institutions in the USA, China, Germany, and around the world. 

Because of his expertise in the field of cardiovascular imaging and magnetic resonance, he has been an invited speaker or keynote speaker, lecturer, moderator or faculty for many international and US meetings in the imaging field.  He has over 210 articles in peer-reviewed journals.  His research is supported by several NIH and private grants and currently supervises several postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and graduate students, as well as teaches courses in Bioengineering and Radiology.

Research Interests

Magnetic resonance imaging
Multi modal imaging techniques
Vulnerable carotid plaque
High risk plaque
Intraplaque hemorrhage
Atherosclerosis
Stroke
Coronary events
Cardiovascular disease

Education

PhD, Medical Biophysics and Computing, University of Utah, 1988
BS, Physics, 1979-1982, Beijing Nomal University, Beijing, China 1982

Awards and Honors

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)



Comparing Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis in Patients With Bilateral Carotid Vulnerable Plaques Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Ruijing Xin, Dandan Yang, Huimin Xu, et al. - Published 2021 - ANGIOLOGY

Regression in carotid plaque lipid content and neovasculature with PCSK9 inhibition: A time course study.
N. Lepor, Jie Sun, G. Canton, et al. - Published 2021 - ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Serial magnetic resonance imaging detects a rapid reduction in plaque lipid content under PCSK9 inhibition with alirocumab
Jie Sun, N. Lepor, G. Canton, et al. - Published 2021 - THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Neural network enhanced 3D turbo spin echo for MR intracranial vessel wall imaging.
Zechen Zhou, Shuo Chen, N. Balu, et al. - Published 2021 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

A standard system phantom for magnetic resonance imaging
K. Stupic, M. Ainslie, M. Boss, et al. - Published 2021 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE

Comparison of Carotid Plaque Characteristics Between Men and Women Using Magnetic Resonance Vessel Wall Imaging: A Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation Study
Lichen Zhang, Lina Zhu, M. Lu, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING : JMRI

Urinary sodium and potassium excretion and cerebrovascular health: a multimodal imaging study
Wenjin Liu, Xiaoqin Huang, Xuebing Liu, et al. - Published 2021 - EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION

Atherosclerotic Burden and Remodeling Patterns of the Popliteal Artery as Detected in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Osteoarthritis Initiative Data Set.
G. Canton, D. Hippe, Li Chen, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Vessel length on SNAP MRA and TOF MRA is a potential imaging biomarker for brain blood flow.
Anders Gould, Zhensen Chen, Duygu Baylam Geleri, et al. - Published 2021 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Chronic kidney disease, atherosclerotic plaque characteristics on carotid magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular outcomes
S. Beddhu, R. Boucher, Jie Sun, et al. - Published 2021 - BMC NEPHROLOGY