Radiology Personnel

Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Image-Guided Bio-Molecular Interventions Research
Interventional Radiology


Dr. Yang is a UW professor and director of image-guided bio-molecular interventions research in the Department of Radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also an attending physician of interventional radiology at UW Medical Center, and holds an appointment as a senior lecturer of radiology at Kuopio University in Finland and as an attending physician of radiology qualified in European community countries.
Dr. Yang received his M.D. in 1983 from Suzhou University School of Medicine, China. He then received a master’s degree of medical science in 1986 from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical University in Beijing, followed by a Ph.D. of medical science in 1991 from Kuopio University, Finland.
Dr. Yang completed his residencies in radiology at Peking Union Hospital in Beijing and Kuopio University Hospital in Finland, followed by post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Washington. In 2002, Dr. Yang was appointed associate professor and co-director of the Center for Image-Guided Interventions at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Because of his special background of both a physician and a scientist, Dr. Yang is functioning as a unique “bridge” linking bench research and clinical practice. Dr. Yang has received over $12,000,000 in funding from US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other funding agencies. As one of the pioneers, Dr. Yang has created several new concepts and technologies on medical imaging and interventional radiology in the world, including developments of intraluminal MR imaging and interventions, MRI-tracking of stem cells in vascular diseases, imaging of vascular gene therapy, and interventional molecular imaging.

Recent Publications

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Radiofrequency hyperthermia-enhanced herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase/ganciclovir direct intratumoral gene therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma
Wang J., Shi Y., Bai Z., Li Y., Qiu L., Johnson G., Zhang F., Yang X.
International Journal of Hyperthermia. 2017 Feb:170-177

Gadolinium-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles as a tumor-absorbable contrast agent for early diagnosis of colorectal tumors using magnetic resonance colonography
Sun J., Zhang S., Jiang S., Bai W., Liu F., Yuan H., Ji J., Luo J., Han G., Chen L., Jin Y., Hu P., Yu L., Yang X.
Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. 2016 Sep:1709-1723

Inhibition of microRNA-126 promotes the expression of Spred1 to inhibit angiogenesis in hepatocellular carcinoma after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization: In vivo study
Ji J., Xu M., Song J., Zhao Z., Chen M., Chen W., Tu J., Yang X.
OncoTargets and Therapy. 2016 Jul:4357-4367

Assessment of liver fibrosis using pharmacokinetic parameters of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
Li Z., Sun J., Chen L., Huang N., Hu P., Hu X., Han G., Zhou Y., Bai W., Niu T., Yang X.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2016 Jul:98-104

Gliomas: Motexafin gadoliniumenhanced molecular MR imaging and optical imaging for potential intraoperative delineation of tumor margins
Qiu L., Zhang F., Shi Y., Bai Z., Wang J., Li Y., Lee D., Ingraham C., Feng X., Yang X.
Radiology. 2016 May:400-409

Assessment of liver fibrosis by variable flip angle T1 mapping at 3.0T
Li Z., Sun J., Hu X., Huang N., Han G., Chen L., Zhou Y., Bai W., Yang X.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2016 Mar:698-703

Advances on interventional molecular imaging
Gao J., Zhang F., Yang X.
Chinese Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2016 Jan:457-463

Radiofrequency ablation-combined multimodel therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma: Current status
Chen L., Sun J., Yang X.
Cancer Letters. 2016 Jan:78-84

Radiofrequency hyperthermia promotes the therapeutic effects on chemotherapeutic-resistant breast cancer when combined with heat shock protein promoter-controlled HSV-TK gene therapy: Toward imaging-guided interventional gene therapy
Luo J., Wu X., Zhou F., Zhou Y., Huang T., Liu F., Han G., Chen L., Bai W., Sun J., Yang X.
Oncotarget. 2016 Jan:65042-65051

A facile approach to upconversion crystalline CaF2:Yb3+,Tm3+@mSiO2 nanospheres for tumor therapy
Li Y., Zhou Y., Li X., Sun J., Ren Z., Wen W., Yang X., Han G.
RSC Advances. 2016 Jan:38365-38370