Radiology Personnel

Tao Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
VA Health Services of Puget Sound


Dr. Li is an associate professor of radiology at University of Washington and staff radiologist at VA Puget Sound Medical Center. Dr. Li received his medical degree from Chinese Fourth Military Medical University and his PhD in Radiologic Science from Chinese Military Postgraduate Medical School. Dr. Li is an American Board of Radiology certified diagnostic radiologist with advanced subspecialty trained in Body MRI at Indiana University and Cardiovascular MRI at University of Maryland.  

Dr. Li’s clinical expertise includes genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging (US, CT, MRI, and fluoroscopy exam), chest CT and MRI, CTA and MRA, and percutaneous image-guided procedures. He also has expertise in cardiac MRI and breast MRI.

Dr. Li’s research interests are focused on fast abdominal MR imaging, cardiac MRI, and breast MRI and MR spectroscopy. 

Recent Publications

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The usefulness of gestational sac and placental sonographic morphology in differentiating between second-trimester tubal and abdominal pregnancy: Case report and a review of literature
Liu J., Khan A., Johnson S., Grigorian C., Li T.
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2014 Mar:162-168

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in peripartum cardiomyopathy
Arora N., Mohamad T., Mahajan N., Danrad R., Kottam A., Li T., Afonso L.
American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 2014 Jan:112-117

Quantification of myocardial iron overload by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging T2* and review of the literature
Kondur A., Li T., Vaitkevicius P., Afonso L.
Clinical Cardiology. 2009 Jun

Diagnostic approach and role of MRI in the assessment of acute myocarditis
Nelson K., Li T., Afonso L.
Cardiology in Review. 2009 Jan:24-30

A high spatial resolution in vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging technique for the human breast at 3 T
Hu J., Feng W., Hua J., Jiang Q., Xuan Y., Li T., Haacke E.
Medical Physics. 2009 Jan:4870-4877

Comparison of Secretin-Stimulated Magnetic Resonance Pancreatography and Manometry Results in Patients with Suspected Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction
Aisen A., Sherman S., Jennings S., Fogel E., Li T., Cheng C., Devereaux B., McHenry L., Watkins J., Lehman G.
Academic Radiology. 2008 May:601-609

A high spatial resolution 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging technique for breast cancer with a short echo time
Hu J., Yu Y., Kou Z., Huang W., Jiang Q., Xuan Y., Li T., Sehgal V., Blake C., Haacke E., Soulen R.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2008 Apr:360-366

Acute pulmonary edema following pericardiocentesis for cardiac tamponade
Bernal J., Pradhan J., Li T., Tchokonte R., Afonso L.
Canadian Journal of Cardiology. 2007 Dec:1155-1156

New algorithm for quantifying vascular changes in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI independent of absolute T1 values
Haacke E., Filleti C., Gattu R., Ciulla C., Al-Bashir A., Suryanarayanan K., Li M., Latif Z., DelProposto Z., Sehgal V., Li T., Torquato V., Kanaparti R., Jiang J., Neelavalli J.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2007 Sep:463-472

TH‐D‐M100J‐08: A Fast and High Spatial Resolution 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging Technique for Breast Cancer
Feng W., yu Y., Zou Z., Mahmood R., Jiang Q., Xuan Y., li T., Sehgal V., Blake C., Soulen R., hu J.
Medical Physics. 2007 Jan:2640