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Chengcheng Zhu, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Researcher, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 3818
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-6898-549X Additional info
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    University of Cambridge, United KingdomPh.D.2013Radiology
    University of Cambridge, United KingdomMPhil2010Radiology
    Peking University, Beijing, ChinaB.Sc.2009Electronics
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    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF2019Margaret Hart Surbeck Travel Award
    Society for Cardiovascular MR2019Regional Travel Award
    Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF2018Bruce Hasegawa Award
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2018Magna Cum Laude Merit Award
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute2017Career Development Award (K99/R00)
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2017Junior Fellow
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2016  - 2017Summa Cum Laude Merit Awards (five times)
    Society of Magnetic Resonance Anigography2014  - 2019Travel Award (three times)
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2016Distinguished Reviewer
    International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2011  - 2014Trainee Stipend (three times)
    Great Britain-China Educational Trust2011Outstanding Scholar Award

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    Chengcheng Zhu, PhD, is an Assistant Professional Researcher in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. He obtained his BS in Electronics from Peking University in China in 2009, followed by his MPhil and PhD in Radiology from University of Cambridge in 2010 and 2013. In January 2014, Dr. Zhu joined UCSF’s Cardiovascular Imaging Research Interest Group at VA Medical Center.

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    Characterization of intracranial vessel wall morphology and inflammation using 3D high resolution MRI
    NIH/NHLBI K99HL136883May 1, 2017 - Apr 30, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Martin TG, Corzo K, Chiron M, Velde HV, Abbadessa G, Campana F, Solanki M, Meng R, Lee H, Wiederschain D, Zhu C, Rak A, Anderson KC. Therapeutic Opportunities with Pharmacological Inhibition of CD38 with Isatuximab. Cells. 2019 Nov 26; 8(12). PMID: 31779273.
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    2. Zhu C, Cao L, Wen Z, Ahn S, Raithel E, Forman C, Hope M, Saloner D. Surveillance of abdominal aortic aneurysm using accelerated 3D non-contrast black-blood cardiovascular magnetic resonance with compressed sensing (CS-DANTE-SPACE). J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2019 Oct 28; 21(1):66. PMID: 31660983.
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    3. Leach J, Kao E, Zhu C, Saloner D, Hope MD. On the relative impact of intraluminal thrombus heterogeneity on abdominal aortic aneurysm mechanics. J Biomech Eng. 2019 Jun 29. PMID: 31253989.
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    4. Wang Y, Liu X, Wu X, Degnan AJ, Malhotra A, Zhu C. Culprit intracranial plaque without substantial stenosis in acute ischemic stroke on vessel wall MRI: A systematic review. Atherosclerosis. 2019 Aug; 287:112-121. PMID: 31254918.
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    5. Liu X, Zhang Z, Zhu C, Feng J, Liu P, Kong Q, Zhang X, Zhang Q, Jin H, Ge H, Jiang Y, Saloner D, Li Y. Wall enhancement of intracranial saccular and fusiform aneurysms may differ in intensity and extension: a pilot study using 7-T high-resolution black-blood MRI. Eur Radiol. 2019 Jun 19. PMID: 31218429.
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    6. Zhu C, Wang X, Eisenmenger L, Tian B, Liu Q, Degnan AJ, Hess C, Saloner D, Lu J. Surveillance of Unruptured Intracranial Saccular Aneurysms Using Noncontrast 3D-Black-Blood MRI: Comparison of 3D-TOF and Contrast-Enhanced MRA with 3D-DSA. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 Jun; 40(6):960-966. PMID: 31122914.
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    7. JOSEPH R. LEACH, CHENGCHENG ZHU, DAVID SALONER, MICHAEL D. HOPE. COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS FOR ESTIMATING THE UNLOADED STATE FOR ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM STRESS CALCULATIONS. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. 2019 May 1; 19(03):1950015.
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    8. Zhu C, Leach JR, Tian B, Cao L, Wen Z, Wang Y, Liu X, Liu Q, Lu J, Saloner D, Hope MD. Evaluation of the distribution and progression of intraluminal thrombus in abdominal aortic aneurysms using high-resolution MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Sep; 50(3):994-1001. PMID: 30694008.
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    9. Zhu C, Tian X, Degnan AJ, Lu J, Liu Q. Reply. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 01; 40(1):E2. PMID: 30442701.
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    10. Tian B, Toossi S, Eisenmenger L, Faraji F, Ballweber MK, Josephson SA, Haraldsson H, Zhu C, Ahn S, Laub G, Hess C, Saloner D. Visualizing wall enhancement over time in unruptured intracranial aneurysms using 3D vessel wall imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Jul; 50(1):193-200. PMID: 30390363.
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    11. Tian B, Liu Q, Wang X, Chen S, Xu B, Zhu C, Lu J. Chronic intracranial artery stenosis: Comparison of whole-brain arterial spin labeling with CT perfusion. Clin Imaging. 2018 Nov - Dec; 52:252-259. PMID: 30170275.
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    12. Wang X, Zhu C, Li J, Degnan AJ, Jiang T, Lu J. Knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction: Comparative image quality with low tube voltage cerebral CT angiography. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul; 97(30):e11514. PMID: 30045274.
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    13. Wang X, Zhu C, Leng Y, Degnan AJ, Lu J. Intracranial Aneurysm Wall Enhancement Associated with Aneurysm Rupture: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Acad Radiol. 2019 May; 26(5):664-673. PMID: 29908979.
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    14. Zhu C, Wang X, Degnan AJ, Shi Z, Tian B, Liu Q, Hess C, Saloner D, Lu J. Wall enhancement of intracranial unruptured aneurysm is associated with increased rupture risk and traditional risk factors. Eur Radiol. 2018 Dec; 28(12):5019-5026. PMID: 29872913.
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    15. Zhu C, Tian X, Degnan AJ, Shi Z, Zhang X, Chen L, Teng Z, Saloner D, Lu J, Liu Q. Clinical Significance of Intraplaque Hemorrhage in Low- and High-Grade Basilar Artery Stenosis on High-Resolution MRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 07; 39(7):1286-1292. PMID: 29794236.
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    16. Shi Z, Zhu C, Degnan AJ, Tian X, Li J, Chen L, Zhang X, Peng W, Chen C, Lu J, Jiang T, Saloner D, Liu Q. Identification of high-risk plaque features in intracranial atherosclerosis: initial experience using a radiomic approach. Eur Radiol. 2018 Sep; 28(9):3912-3921. PMID: 29633002.
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    17. Zhu C, Kallianos K, Henry T, Hope MD. Ferumoxtyol-enhanced MR Angiography for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Planning in Patients with Renal Failure. Radiology. 2018 04; 287(1):362-363. PMID: 29558308.
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    18. Zhu C, Saloner D, Hope MD. Letter by Zhu et al Regarding Article, "Aortic Wall Inflammation Predicts Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Expansion, Rupture, and Need for Surgical Repair". Circulation. 2018 03 20; 137(12):1293-1294. PMID: 29555713.
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    19. Zhu C, Tian B, Chen L, Eisenmenger L, Raithel E, Forman C, Ahn S, Laub G, Liu Q, Lu J, Liu J, Hess C, Saloner D. Accelerated whole brain intracranial vessel wall imaging using black blood fast spin echo with compressed sensing (CS-SPACE). MAGMA. 2018 Jun; 31(3):457-467. PMID: 29209856.
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    20. Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Kallianos K, Ge L, Tseng E, Henry T, Saloner D, Hope MD. Gated thoracic magnetic resonance angiography at 3T: noncontrast versus blood pool contrast. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Mar; 34(3):475-483. PMID: 28905233.
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    21. Liu J, Koskas L, Faraji F, Kao E, Wang Y, Haraldsson H, Kefayati S, Zhu C, Ahn S, Laub G, Saloner D. Highly accelerated intracranial 4D flow MRI: evaluation of healthy volunteers and patients with intracranial aneurysms. MAGMA. 2018 Apr; 31(2):295-307. PMID: 28785850.
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    22. Jiang Y, Peng W, Tian B, Zhu C, Chen L, Wang X, Liu Q, Wang Y, Xiang Z, Degnan AJ, Teng Z, Saloner D, Lu J. Identification and Quantitative Assessment of Different Components of Intracranial Atherosclerotic Plaque by Ex Vivo 3T High-Resolution Multicontrast MRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Sep; 38(9):1716-1722. PMID: 28684455.
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    23. Wang Y, Seguro F, Kao E, Zhang Y, Faraji F, Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Hope M, Saloner D, Liu J. Segmentation of lumen and outer wall of abdominal aortic aneurysms from 3D black-blood MRI with a registration based geodesic active contour model. Med Image Anal. 2017 Aug; 40:1-10. PMID: 28549310.
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    24. Ma C, Guo X, Liu L, Zhan Q, Li J, Zhu C, Wang L, Zhang J, Fang X, Qu J, Chen S, Shao C, Lu JP. Effect of region of interest size on ADC measurements in pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer Imaging. 2017 May 02; 17(1):13. PMID: 28464866.
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    25. Lin JM, Patterson AJ, Chao TC, Zhu C, Chang HC, Mendes J, Chung HW, Gillard JH, Graves MJ. Free-breathing black-blood CINE fast-spin echo imaging for measuring abdominal aortic wall distensibility: a feasibility study. Phys Med Biol. 2017 05 21; 62(10):N204-N218. PMID: 28327475.
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    26. Liu J, Feng L, Shen HW, Zhu C, Wang Y, Mukai K, Brooks GC, Ordovas K, Saloner D. Highly-accelerated self-gated free-breathing 3D cardiac cine MRI: validation in assessment of left ventricular function. MAGMA. 2017 Aug; 30(4):337-346. PMID: 28120280.
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    27. Zhu C, Tian B, Leach JR, Liu Q, Lu J, Chen L, Saloner D, Hope MD. Non-contrast 3D black blood MRI for abdominal aortic aneurysm surveillance: comparison with CT angiography. Eur Radiol. 2017 May; 27(5):1787-1794. PMID: 27553926.
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    28. Jiang Y, Zhu C, Peng W, Degnan AJ, Chen L, Wang X, Liu Q, Wang Y, Xiang Z, Teng Z, Saloner D, Lu J. Ex-vivo imaging and plaque type classification of intracranial atherosclerotic plaque using high resolution MRI. Atherosclerosis. 2016 06; 249:10-6. PMID: 27062404.
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    29. Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Tian B, Meisel K, Ko N, Lawton M, Grinstead J, Ahn S, Laub G, Hess C, Saloner D. High resolution imaging of the intracranial vessel wall at 3 and 7 T using 3D fast spin echo MRI. MAGMA. 2016 Jun; 29(3):559-70. PMID: 26946509.
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    30. Zhu C, Graves MJ, Sadat U, Young VE, Gillard JH, Patterson AJ. Comparison of Gated and Ungated Black-Blood Fast Spin-echo MRI of Carotid Vessel Wall at 3T. Magn Reson Med Sci. 2016 Jul 11; 15(3):266-72. PMID: 26549163.
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    31. Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Faraji F, Owens C, Gasper W, Ahn S, Liu J, Laub G, Hope MD, Saloner D. Isotropic 3D black blood MRI of abdominal aortic aneurysm wall and intraluminal thrombus. Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Jan; 34(1):18-25. PMID: 26471514.
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    32. Zhang X, Zhu C, Peng W, Tian B, Chen L, Teng Z, Lu J, Sadat U, Saloner D, Liu Q. Scan-Rescan Reproducibility of High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Atherosclerotic Plaque in the Middle Cerebral Artery. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134913. PMID: 26247869.
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    33. Hope MD, Hope TA, Zhu C, Faraji F, Haraldsson H, Ordovas KG, Saloner D. Vascular Imaging With Ferumoxytol as a Contrast Agent. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Sep; 205(3):W366-73. PMID: 26102308.
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    34. Graves MJ, Zhu C.. 3D Imaging Technologies in Atherosclerosis. (Editors: Trivedi R., Saba L., Suri J.). Basic Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2015.
    35. Zhu C, Graves MJ, Yuan J, Sadat U, Gillard JH, Patterson AJ. Optimization of improved motion-sensitized driven-equilibrium (iMSDE) blood suppression for carotid artery wall imaging. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Aug 09; 16:61. PMID: 25160911.
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    36. Zhu C, Sadat U, Patterson AJ, Teng Z, Gillard JH, Graves MJ. 3D high-resolution contrast enhanced MRI of carotid atheroma--a technical update. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Jun; 32(5):594-7. PMID: 24630443.
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    37. Zhu C, Wood NB, Xu XY, Gillard JH.Quantification of Shear Stress and Geometric Risk Factors in Carotid Atherosclerosis: Review and Clinical Evidence. Recent Patents on Medical Imaging. 2013; 3(1):27-43.
    38. Zhu C, Patterson AJ, Thomas OM, Sadat U, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Carotid stenosis assessment with multi-detector CT angiography: comparison between manual and automatic segmentation methods. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Apr; 29(4):899-905. PMID: 23135615.
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    39. Teng Z, Sadat U, Ji G, Zhu C, Young VE, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Lumen irregularity dominates the relationship between mechanical stress condition, fibrous-cap thickness, and lumen curvature in carotid atherosclerotic plaque. J Biomech Eng. 2011 Mar; 133(3):034501. PMID: 21303186.
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    40. Zhu C, Teng Z, Sadat U, Young VE, Graves MJ, Li ZY, Gillard JH. Normalized wall index specific and MRI-based stress analysis of atherosclerotic carotid plaques: a study comparing acutely symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Circ J. 2010 Nov; 74(11):2360-4. PMID: 20834184.
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    41. Sadat U, Teng Z, Young VE, Zhu C, Tang TY, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Impact of plaque haemorrhage and its age on structural stresses in atherosclerotic plaques of patients with carotid artery disease: an MR imaging-based finite element simulation study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Mar; 27(3):397-402. PMID: 20700655.
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    42. Teng Z, Sadat U, Li Z, Huang X, Zhu C, Young VE, Graves MJ, Gillard JH. Arterial luminal curvature and fibrous-cap thickness affect critical stress conditions within atherosclerotic plaque: an in vivo MRI-based 2D finite-element study. Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 Oct; 38(10):3096-101. PMID: 20499180.
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