Jaewon Yang, PhD

TitleAssociate Specialist
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address185 Berry St B N
San Francisco CA 94107
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    Yonsei University, Seoul, KoreaB.S.08/2007Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USAM.S. 09/2010Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USAPh.D. 04/2014Electrical Engineering

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    Dr. Yang’s scientific interests focus on developing and investigating novel PET/MR imaging technologies and integrating these innovations into cancer diagnosis to improve cancer detectability or radiotherapy to improve therapeutic gains in cancer radiotherapy.

    Areas of active research include: (1) the development of four dimensional (4D) simultaneous PET/MR protocols for thoracic and abdominal PET/MR images, (2) MR-based attenuation/motion correction for PET, (3) PET-derived respiratory motion estimation, and (2) their applications in lung/cardiac/liver cancer radiotherapy to improve target volume segmentation and to reduce toxicity towards personalized 4D external beam radiotherapy.

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    1. Yang J, Wiesinger F, Kaushik S, Shanbhag D, Hope TA, Larson PEZ, Seo Y. Evaluation of Sinus/Edge-Corrected Zero-Echo-Time-Based Attenuation Correction in Brain PET/MRI. J Nucl Med. 2017 Nov; 58(11):1873-1879. PMID: 28473594.
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    2. Yang J, Khalighi M, Hope TA, Ordovas K, Seo Y. Technical Note: Fast respiratory motion estimation using sorted singles without unlist processing: A feasibility study. Med Phys. 2017 May; 44(5):1632-1637. PMID: 28099995.
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    3. Leynes AP, Yang J, Shanbhag DD, Kaushik SS, Seo Y, Hope TA, Wiesinger F, Larson PE. Hybrid ZTE/Dixon MR-based attenuation correction for quantitative uptake estimation of pelvic lesions in PET/MRI. Med Phys. 2017 Mar; 44(3):902-913. PMID: 28112410.
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    4. Yang J, Jian Y, Jenkins N, Behr SC, Hope TA, Larson PEZ, Vigneron D, Seo Y. Quantitative Evaluation of Atlas-based Attenuation Correction for Brain PET in an Integrated Time-of-Flight PET/MR Imaging System. Radiology. 2017 07; 284(1):169-179. PMID: 28234560.
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    5. Choi JY, Yang J, Noworolski SM, Behr S, Chang AJ, Simko JP, Nguyen HG, Carroll PR, Kurhanewicz J, Seo Y. 18F Fluorocholine Dynamic Time-of-Flight PET/MR Imaging in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- to High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Initial Clinical-Pathologic Comparisons. Radiology. 2017 Feb; 282(2):429-436. PMID: 27513849.
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    6. Yang J, Yamamoto T, Pollock S, Berger J, Diehn M, Graves EE, Loo BW, Keall PJ. The impact of audiovisual biofeedback on 4D functional and anatomic imaging: Results of a lung cancer pilot study. Radiother Oncol. 2016 08; 120(2):267-72. PMID: 27256597.
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    7. Yang J, Yamamoto T, Mazin SR, Graves EE, Keall PJ. The potential of positron emission tomography for intratreatment dynamic lung tumor tracking: a phantom study. Med Phys. 2014 Feb; 41(2):021718. PMID: 24506609; PMCID: PMC3977800.
    8. Fan Q, Nanduri A, Yang J, Yamamoto T, Loo B, Graves E, Zhu L, Mazin S. Toward a planning scheme for emission guided radiation therapy (EGRT): FDG based tumor tracking in a metastatic breast cancer patient. Med Phys. 2013 Aug; 40(8):081708. PMID: 23927305; PMCID: PMC3732304.
    9. Yang J, Yamamoto T, Cho B, Seo Y, Keall PJ. The impact of audio-visual biofeedback on 4D PET images: results of a phantom study. Med Phys. 2012 Feb; 39(2):1046-57. PMID: 22320815; PMCID: PMC3281973.