Jing Liu, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
Address185 Berry St B N
San Francisco CA 94107
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    American Heart Association2012Western States Affiliate Beginning Grant-in-Aid
    American Hear Association2010Founders Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship
    National Institutes of Health2012  - 2017Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award (K25)
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging2015Distinguished Reviewer
    Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2016Distinguished Reviewer

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    Jing Liu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001, and she earned her MS in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada in 2003, followed by her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. From 2008-2010, she served as a postdoctoral associate in Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. In December 2010, Dr. Liu accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Radiology in UCSF’s Cardiovascular Imaging Research Interest Group at China Basin.

    Dr. Liu’s research focuses on developing magnetic-resonance imaging data acquisition techniques and image reconstruction algorithms for 3D dynamic MRI imaging, including contrast-enhanced MRA, cardiac-cine imaging, and coronary imaging. She is interested in effectively identifying important medical imaging issues and applying solutions directly to relevant problems in the clinical setting. Her goal is to develop techniques to generate MR images with high temporal and spatial resolutions with low artifacts, short scan time, and motion robustness.

    Dr. Liu is a member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Liu contributes her expertise to six professional journals as a manuscript reviewer. She has written 20+ peer-reviewed articles and 80+ abstracts.

    Cardiovascular Imaging

    Cardiovascular imaging, MRI data acquisitions, 3D dynamic MRI

    Professional Interests:
    4D MRI, fast imaging, cardiac MRI, coronary imaging, self-gating, non-cartesian MRI data acquisition and image reconstruction, compressed sensing, parallel imaging

    Education and Training:
    • Bachelor of Science: University of Science and Technology of China - Electrical Engineering
    • Masters of Science: McMaster University, Canada - Electrical Engineering
    • Doctor of Philosophy: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Electrical Engineering
    • Postdoctoral Associate: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York - Radiology

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    Comprehensive quantitative magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of aortic valve disease
    NIH/NHLBI R56HL133663Sep 15, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    4D MRI Development for Cardiovascular Imaging
    NIH/NIBIB K25EB014914Sep 30, 2012 - Aug 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Kallianos K, Brooks GC, Mukai K, Seguro de Carvalho F, Liu J, Naeger DM, De Marco T, Ordovas KG. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain in Pulmonary Hypertension. Acad Radiol. 2018 Jan; 25(1):129-135. PMID: 28866441.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Zhu Y, Spincemaille P, Liu J, Li S, Nguyen, T.D., Prince M.R., Xie Y., Wang Y.Nonlinear profile order for three-dimensional hybrid radial acquisition applied to self-gated free-breathing cardiac cine MRI. Chinese Physics B. 2017; 1(26).
    6. Ordovas KG, Keedy A, Naeger DM, Kallianos K, Foster E, Liu J, Saloner D, Hope MD. Dilatation of the ascending aorta is associated with presence of aortic regurgitation in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug; 32(8):1265-72. PMID: 27240599.
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    7. Gullberg G, Aparici CM, Brooks G, Liu J, Guccione J, Saloner D, Seo AY, Ordovas KG. Measuring cardiac efficiency using PET/MRI. EJNMMI Phys. 2015 Dec; 2(Suppl 1):A59. PMID: 26956318; PMCID: PMC4798647.
    8. Liu J, Pedoia V, Heilmeier U, Ku E, Su F, Khanna S, Imboden J, Graf J, Link T, Li X. High-temporospatial-resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) wrist MRI with variable-density pseudo-random circular Cartesian undersampling (CIRCUS) acquisition: evaluation of perfusion in rheumatoid arthritis patients. NMR Biomed. 2016 Jan; 29(1):15-23. PMID: 26608949; PMCID: PMC4724417 [Available on 01/01/17].
    9. 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; PMCID: PMC4691394 [Available on 01/01/17].
    10. Saloner D, Liu J, Haraldsson H. MR physics in practice: how to optimize acquisition quality and time for cardiac MR imaging. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Feb; 23(1):1-6. PMID: 25476668; PMCID: PMC4292905.
    11. Zhu Y, Liu J, Weinsaft J, Spincemaille P, Nguyen T, Prince MR, Bao S, Xie Y and Wang Y.Free-breathing 3D imaging of right ventricular structure and function using respiratory and cardiac self-gated cine MRI. BioMed Research International. 2015; Vol 2015:Article ID 819102.
    12. Liu J, Dyverfeldt P, Acevedo-Bolton G, Hope M, Saloner D. Highly accelerated aortic 4D flow MR imaging with variable-density random undersampling. Magn Reson Imaging. 2014 Oct; 32(8):1012-20. PMID: 24846341; PMCID: PMC4135010.
    13. Han M, Larson PE, Liu J, Krug R. Depiction of achilles tendon microstructure in vivo using high-resolution 3-dimensional ultrashort echo-time magnetic resonance imaging at 7 T. Invest Radiol. 2014 May; 49(5):339-45. PMID: 24500089; PMCID: PMC4143127.
    14. Liu J, Glenn OA, Xu D. Fast, free-breathing, in vivo fetal imaging using time-resolved 3D MRI technique: preliminary results. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014 Apr; 4(2):123-8. PMID: 24834424; PMCID: PMC4014872.
    15. Liu J, Nguyen TD, Zhu Y, Spincemaille P, Prince MR, Weinsaft JW, Saloner D, Wang Y. Self-gated free-breathing 3D coronary CINE imaging with simultaneous water and fat visualization. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e89315. PMID: 24586682; PMCID: PMC3930724.
    16. Liu J, Saloner D. Accelerated MRI with CIRcular Cartesian UnderSampling (CIRCUS): a variable density Cartesian sampling strategy for compressed sensing and parallel imaging. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2014 Feb; 4(1):57-67. PMID: 24649436; PMCID: PMC3947985.
    17. Liu J, Liu T, de Rochefort L, Ledoux J, Khalidov I, Chen W, Tsiouris AJ, Wisnieff C, Spincemaille P, Prince MR, Wang Y. Morphology enabled dipole inversion for quantitative susceptibility mapping using structural consistency between the magnitude image and the susceptibility map. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 01; 59(3):2560-8. PMID: 21925276; PMCID: PMC3254812.
    18. Spincemaille P, Liu J, Nguyen T, Prince MR, Wang Y. Z intensity-weighted position self-respiratory gating method for free-breathing 3D cardiac CINE imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jul; 29(6):861-8. PMID: 21524873; PMCID: PMC3118868.
    19. Liu T, Liu J, de Rochefort L, Spincemaille P, Khalidov I, Ledoux JR, Wang Y. Morphology enabled dipole inversion (MEDI) from a single-angle acquisition: comparison with COSMOS in human brain imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Sep; 66(3):777-83. PMID: 21465541.
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    20. Liu T, Khalidov I, de Rochefort L, Spincemaille P, Liu J, Tsiouris AJ, Wang Y. A novel background field removal method for MRI using projection onto dipole fields (PDF). NMR Biomed. 2011 Nov; 24(9):1129-36. PMID: 21387445; PMCID: PMC3628923.
    21. Liu J, Wieben O, Jung Y, Samsonov AA, Reeder SB, Block WF. Single breathhold cardiac CINE imaging with multi-echo three-dimensional hybrid radial SSFP acquisition. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Aug; 32(2):434-40. PMID: 20677274.
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    22. Liu J, Spincemaille P, Codella NC, Nguyen TD, Prince MR, Wang Y. Respiratory and cardiac self-gated free-breathing cardiac CINE imaging with multiecho 3D hybrid radial SSFP acquisition. Magn Reson Med. 2010 May; 63(5):1230-7. PMID: 20432294; PMCID: PMC3071925.
    23. de Rochefort L, Liu T, Kressler B, Liu J, Spincemaille P, Lebon V, Wu J, Wang Y. Quantitative susceptibility map reconstruction from MR phase data using bayesian regularization: validation and application to brain imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Jan; 63(1):194-206. PMID: 19953507.
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    24. Jung Y, Samsonov AA, Block WF, Lazar M, Lu A, Liu J, Alexander AL. 3D diffusion tensor MRI with isotropic resolution using a steady-state radial acquisition. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 May; 29(5):1175-84. PMID: 19388107; PMCID: PMC2755503.
    25. Liu J, Redmond MJ, Brodsky EK, Alexander AL, Lu A, Thornton FJ, Schulte MJ, Grist TM, Pipe JG, Block WF. Generation and visualization of four-dimensional MR angiography data using an undersampled 3-D projection trajectory. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2006 Feb; 25(2):148-57. PMID: 16468449.
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    26. Liu J, Gershman AB, Luo ZQ, Wong KM.IEEE Signal Processing Letters. Adaptive Beamforming with Sidelobe Control: a Second-Order Cone Programming Approach. 2003; 10(11):331-4.