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Chun Yuan

Chun Yuan, PhD, FAHA, FISMRM

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Radiology & Imaging Sciences , Adjunct - Biomedical Informatics

Academic Office Information

Education History

Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine
Undergraduate Beijing Normal University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Stupic KF, Ainslie M, Boss MA, Charles C, Dienstfrey AM, Evelhoch JL, Finn P, Gimbutas Z, Gunter JL, Hill DLG, Jack CR, Jackson EF, Karaulanov T, Keenan KE, Liu G, Martin MN, Prasad PV, Rentz NS, Yuan C, Russek SE (2021). A standard system phantom for magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Med, 86(3), 1194-1211. (Read full article)
  2. Chen L, Zhao H, Jiang H, Balu N, Geleri DB, Chu B, Watase H, Zhao X, Li R, Xu J, Hatsukami TS, Xu D, Hwang JN, Yuan C (2021). Domain adaptive and fully automated carotid artery atherosclerotic lesion detection using an artificial intelligence approach (LATTE) on 3D MRI. Magn Reson Med, 86(3), 1662-1673. (Read full article)
  3. Zhang L, Zhu L, Lu M, Zhao X, Li F, Cai J, Yuan C, CARE-II investigators (2021). Comparison of Carotid Plaque Characteristics Between Men and Women Using Magnetic Resonance Vessel Wall Imaging: A Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation Study. J Magn Reson Imaging, 54(2), 646-654. (Read full article)
  4. Wang Y, Zhang L, Ning J, Zhang X, Li X, Zhang L, Chen G, Zhao X, Wang X, Yang S, Yuan C, Dong J, Chen H (2020). Preoperative Remnant Liver Function Evaluation Using a Routine Clinical Dynamic Gd-EOB-DTPA-Enhanced MRI Protocol in Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol, 28(7), 3672-3682. (Read full article)
  5. Liu W, Chen Z, Ortega D, Liu X, Huang X, Wang L, Chen L, Sun J, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Li H, Yang J (2020). Arterial elasticity, endothelial function and intracranial vascular health: A multimodal MRI study. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 41(6), 1390-1397. (Read full article)
  6. Gould A, Chen Z, Geleri DB, Balu N, Zhou Z, Chen L, Chu B, Pimentel K, Canton G, Hatsukami T, Yuan C (2021). Vessel length on SNAP MRA and TOF MRA is a potential imaging biomarker for brain blood flow. Magn Reson Imaging, 79, 20-27. (Read full article)
  7. Zhou Z, Chen S, Balu N, Chu B, Zhao X, Sun J, Mossa-Basha M, Hatsukami T, Brnert P, Yuan C (2021). Neural network enhanced 3D turbo spin echo for MR intracranial vessel wall imaging. Magn Reson Imaging, 78, 7-17. (Read full article)
  8. Jiang C, Zhang J, Zhu J, Wang X, Wen Z, Zhao X, Yuan C, CARE-II Investigators (2021). Association between coexisting intracranial artery and extracranial carotid artery atherosclerotic diseases and ipsilateral cerebral infarction: a Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation (CARE-II) study. Stroke Vasc Neurol. (Read full article)
  9. Liu W, Huang X, Liu X, Ortega D, Chen L, Chen Z, Sun J, Wang L, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Li H, Yang J (2020). Uncontrolled hypertension associates with subclinical cerebrovascular health globally: a multimodal imaging study. Eur Radiol, 31(4), 2233-2241. (Read full article)
  10. Sun J, Lepor NE, Cantn G, Contreras L, Hippe DS, Isquith DA, Balu N, Kedan I, Simonini AA, Yuan C, Zhao XQ, Hatsukami TS (2021). Serial magnetic resonance imaging detects a rapid reduction in plaque lipid content under PCSK9 inhibition with alirocumab. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging, 37(4), 1415-1422. (Read full article)
  11. Watase H, Shen M, Sui B, Gao P, Zhang D, Sun J, Balu N, Hippe DS, Jarvik GP, Zhao X, Li R, Chen S, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS (2020). Differences in atheroma between Caucasian and Asian subjects with anterior stroke: A vessel wall MRI study. Stroke Vasc Neurol, 6(1), 25-32. (Read full article)
  12. Beddhu S, Boucher RE, Sun J, Balu N, Chonchol M, Navaneethan S, Chertow GM, Townsend R, Haley W, Cheung AK, Conroy MB, Raj DS, Xu D, George T, Yunis R, Wei G, Canton G, Bates J, Chen J, Papademetriou V, Punzi H, Wiggers A, Wright JT, Greene T, Yuan C (2021). Chronic kidney disease, atherosclerotic plaque characteristics on carotid magnetic resonance imaging, and cardiovascular outcomes. BMC Nephrol, 22(1), 69. (Read full article)
  13. Peng F, Zhang M, Niu H, Feng X, Tong X, Zhang B, Yuan F, Yuan C, Li R, Liu A (2020). Teaching Video NeuroImages: Wall Enhancement With Slow Blood Flow and Thrombosis Prior to Basilar Aneurysm Rupture. Neurology, 96(6), e962-e963. (Read full article)
  14. Sarikaya B, Colip C, Hwang WD, Hippe DS, Zhu C, Sun J, Balu N, Yuan C, Mossa-Basha M (2020). Comparison of time-of-flight MR angiography and intracranial vessel wall MRI for luminal measurements relative to CT angiography. Br J Radiol, 94(1118), 20200743. (Read full article)
  15. Chen Z, Zhou Z, Qi H, Chen H, Chu B, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Balu N (2020). A novel sequence for simultaneous measurement of whole-brain static and dynamic MRA, intracranial vessel wall image, and T1 -weighted structural brain MRI. Magn Reson Med, 85(1), 316-325. (Read full article)
  16. Chen Z, Chen L, Shirakawa M, Liu W, Ortega D, Chen J, Balu N, Trouard T, Hatsukami TS, Zhou W, Yuan C (2020). Intracranial vascular feature changes in time of flight MR angiography in patients undergoing carotid revascularization surgery. Magn Reson Imaging, 75, 45-50. (Read full article)
  17. Shi H, Shao S, Wang G, Zhao X, Li R, Yao B, Sun Q, Watase H, Hippe DS, Yuan C, CARE-II Investigators (2020). Bilaterally Asymmetric Associations Between Extracranial Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis and Ipsilateral Middle Cerebral Artery Stenosis in Symptomatic Patients: A CARE-II Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 40(12), 2965-2974. (Read full article)
  18. Kopczak A, Schindler A, Bayer-Karpinska A, Koch ML, Sepp D, Zeller J, Strecker C, Hempel JM, Yuan C, Malik R, Wollenweber FA, Boeckh-Behrens T, Cyran CC, Helck A, Harloff A, Ziemann U, Poli S, Poppert H, Dichgans M, Saam T (2020). Complicated Carotid Artery Plaques as a Cause of Cryptogenic Stroke. J Am Coll Cardiol, 76(19), 2212-2222. (Read full article)
  19. Dweck MR, Maurovich-Horvat P, Leiner T, Cosyns B, Fayad ZA, Gijsen FJH, Van der Heiden K, Kooi ME, Maehara A, Muller JE, Newby DE, Narula J, Pontone G, Regar E, Serruys PW, van der Steen AFW, Stone PH, Waltenberger JL, Yuan C, Evans PC, Lutgens E, Wentzel JJ, Bck M (2020). Contemporary rationale for non-invasive imaging of adverse coronary plaque features to identify the vulnerable patient: a Position Paper from the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Atherosclerosis and Vascular Biology and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging, 21(11), 1177-1183. (Read full article)
  20. Chen L, Canton G, Liu W, Hippe DS, Balu N, Watase H, Hatsukami TS, Waterton JC, Hwang JN, Yuan C (2020). Fully automated and robust analysis technique for popliteal artery vessel wall evaluation (FRAPPE) using neural network models from standardized knee MRI. Magn Reson Med, 84(4), 2147-2160. (Read full article)
  21. Yang D, Ji Y, Wang D, Watase H, Hippe DS, Zhao X, Yuan C (2020). Comparison of carotid atherosclerotic plaques between subjects in Northern and Southern China: a Chinese atherosclerosis risk evaluation study. Stroke Vasc Neurol, 5(2), 138-145. (Read full article)
  22. Jiang P, Chen Z, Hippe DS, Watase H, Sun B, Lin R, Yang Z, Xue Y, Zhao X, Yuan C (2020). Association Between Carotid Bifurcation Geometry and Atherosclerotic Plaque Vulnerability: A Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation Study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 40(5), 1383-1391. (Read full article)
  23. Yang D, Liu Y, Han Y, Li D, Wang W, Li R, Yuan C, Zhao X (2020). Signal of Carotid Intraplaque Hemorrhage on MR T1-Weighted Imaging: Association with Acute Cerebral Infarct. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 41(5), 836-843. (Read full article)
  24. Qiao H, Cai Y, Huang M, Liu Y, Zhang Q, Huang L, Chen H, Yuan C, Zhao X (2020). Quantitative assessment of carotid artery atherosclerosis by three-dimensional magnetic resonance and two-dimensional ultrasound imaging: a comparison study. Quant Imaging Med Surg, 10(5), 1021-1032. (Read full article)
  25. Zhou Z, Yuan C, Brnert P (2019). Self-calibrating wave-encoded 3D turbo spin echo imaging using subspace model based autofocusing. Magn Reson Med, 83(4), 1250-1262. (Read full article)
  26. Zhang Q, Chen Z, Chen S, Liu X, Ning J, Han Y, Chen L, He L, Zhao X, Xiong Y, Guo H, Yuan C, Li R, Chen H (2019). Angiographic contrast mechanism comparison between Simultaneous Non-contrast Angiography and intraPlaque hemorrhage (SNAP) sequence and Time of Flight (TOF) sequence for intracranial artery. Magn Reson Imaging, 66, 199-207. (Read full article)
  27. Cao Y, Zhao X, Watase H, Hippe DS, Wu Y, Zhang H, Yue L, Canto GM, Song Y, Shi H, Wang G, Li R, Bao H, Yuan C, investigators of CARE-II study (2019). Comparison of Carotid Atherosclerosis between Patients at High Altitude and Sea Level: A Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation Study. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 29(2), 104448. (Read full article)
  28. Murata K, Murata N, Chu B, Watase H, Hippe DS, Balu N, Sun J, Zhao X, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, CARE-II Study Collaborators (2020). Characterization of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques Using 3-Dimensional MERGE Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Correlation With Stroke Risk Factors. Stroke, 51(2), 475-480. (Read full article)
  29. Wei H, Zhang M, Li Y, Zhao X, Canton G, Sun J, Xu D, Zhou Z, Chen S, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS, Li R, Yuan C (2020). Evaluation of 3D multi-contrast carotid vessel wall MRI: a comparative study. Quant Imaging Med Surg, 10(1), 269-282. (Read full article)
  30. Watase H, Canton G, Sun J, Zhao X, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C (2019). Four Different Carotid Atherosclerotic Behaviors Based on Luminal Stenosis and Plaque Characteristics in Symptomatic Patients: An in Vivo Study. Diagnostics (Basel), 9(4). (Read full article)
  31. Liu J, Sun J, Balu N, Ferguson MS, Wang J, Kerwin WS, Hippe DS, Wang A, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C (2019). Semiautomatic carotid intraplaque hemorrhage volume measurement using 3D carotid MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging, 50(4), 1055-1062. (Read full article)
  32. Liu H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Wu W, Chu B, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C (2019). Improved carotid lumen delineation on non-contrast MR angiography using SNAP (Simultaneous Non-Contrast Angiography and Intraplaque Hemorrhage) imaging. Magn Reson Imaging, 62, 87-93. (Read full article)
  33. Berry JD, Mehta A, Lin K, Ayers CR, Carroll T, Pandey A, Garside DB, Daviglus ML, Yuan C, Lloyd-Jones DM (2019). Association of Long-Term Risk Factor Levels With Carotid Atherosclerosis: The Chicago Healthy Aging Magnetic Resonance Imaging Plaque Study (CHAMPS). Circ Cardiovasc Imaging, 12(9), e009226. (Read full article)
  34. Chen L, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Yuan Q, Yuan I, Zhao X, Li R, He L, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C (2019). Quantitative assessment of the intracranial vasculature in an older adult population using iCafe. Neurobiol Aging, 79, 59-65. (Read full article)
  35. Liu Y, Wang M, Zhang B, Wang W, Xu Y, Han Y, Yuan C, Zhao X (2019). Size of carotid artery intraplaque hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke: a cardiovascular magnetic resonance Chinese atherosclerosis risk evaluation study. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson, 21(1), 36. (Read full article)
  36. Balu N, Zhou Z, Hippe DS, Hatsukami T, Mossa-Basha M, Yuan C (2019). Accelerated multi-contrast high isotropic resolution 3D intracranial vessel wall MRI using a tailored k-space undersampling and partially parallel reconstruction strategy. MAGMA, 32(3), 343-357. (Read full article)
  37. Gao X, Song J, Watase H, Hippe DS, Zhao X, Canton G, Tian F, Du R, Ji S, Yuan C, CARE-II Investigators (2019). Differences in Carotid Plaques Between Symptomatic Patients With and Without Diabetes Mellitus. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 39(6), 1234-1239. (Read full article)
  38. Liu W, Balu N, Canton G, Hippe DS, Watase H, Waterton JC, Hatsukami T, Yuan C (2019). Understanding Atherosclerosis Through an Osteoarthritis Data Set. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 39(6), 1018-1025. (Read full article)
  39. Mossa-Basha M, Watase H, Sun J, Shibata DK, Hippe DS, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C (2019). Inter-rater and scan-rescan reproducibility of the detection of intracranial atherosclerosis on contrast-enhanced 3D vessel wall MRI. Br J Radiol, 92(1097), 20180973. (Read full article)
  40. Chen L, Mossa-Basha M, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Yuan Q, Pimentel K, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C (2018). Quantification of morphometry and intensity features of intracranial arteries from 3D TOF MRA using the intracranial artery feature extraction (iCafe): A reproducibility study. Magn Reson Imaging, 57, 293-302. (Read full article)
  41. Hartman JB, Watase H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Kim L, Levitt M, Sekhar L, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C, Mossa-Basha M (2019). Intracranial aneurysms at higher clinical risk for rupture demonstrate increased wall enhancement and thinning on multicontrast 3D vessel wall MRI. Br J Radiol, 92(1096), 20180950. (Read full article)
  42. Liu Z, Bai Z, Huang C, Huang M, Huang L, Xu D, Zhang H, Yuan C, Luo J (2018). Interoperator Reproducibility of Carotid Elastography for Identification of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 66(3), 505-516. (Read full article)
  43. Sweeney MD, Montagne A, Sagare AP, Nation DA, Schneider LS, Chui HC, Harrington MG, Pa J, Law M, Wang DJJ, Jacobs RE, Doubal FN, Ramirez J, Black SE, Nedergaard M, Benveniste H, Dichgans M, Iadecola C, Love S, Bath PM, Markus HS, Salman RA, Allan SM, Quinn TJ, Kalaria RN, Werring DJ, Carare RO, Touyz RM, Williams SCR, Moskowitz MA, Katusic ZS, Lutz SE, Lazarov O, Minshall RD, Rehman J, Davis TP, Wellington CL, Gonzlez HM, Yuan C, Lockhart SN, Hughes TM, Chen CLH, Sachdev P, OBrien JT, Skoog I, Pantoni L, Gustafson DR, Biessels GJ, Wallin A, Smith EE, Mok V, Wong A, Passmore P, Barkof F, Muller M, Breteler MMB, Romn GC, Hamel E, Seshadri S, Gottesman RF, van Buchem MA, Arvanitakis Z, Schneider JA, Drewes LR, Hachinski V, Finch CE, Toga AW, Wardlaw JM, Zlokovic BV (2018). Vascular dysfunction-The disregarded partner of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement, 15(1), 158-167. (Read full article)
  44. Wang Y, Wang Y, Zhang Z, Xiong Y, Zhang Q, Yuan C, Guo H (2018). Segmentation of gray matter, white matter, and CSF with fluid and white matter suppression using MP2RAGE. J Magn Reson Imaging, 48(6), 1540-1550. (Read full article)
  45. Qi H, Sun J, Qiao H, Zhao X, Guo R, Balu N, Yuan C, Chen H (2018). Simultaneous T1 and T2 mapping of the carotid plaque (SIMPLE) with T2 and inversion recovery prepared 3D radial imaging. Magn Reson Med, 80(6), 2598-2608. (Read full article)
  46. Ota H, Tamura H, Itabashi R, Yazawa Y, Nakamura Y, Hisamatsu K, Takamatsu M, Endo H, Niizuma K, Enomoto Y, Nagasaka T, Kajita K, Watanabe M, Yoshimura S, Yuan C (2018). Quantitative characterization of carotid plaque components using MR apparent diffusion coefficients and longitudinal relaxation rates at 3T: A comparison with histology. J Magn Reson Imaging, 48(6), 1657-1667. (Read full article)
  47. Qiao H, Li F, Xu D, Liu G, Yuan C, Zhao X (2018). Identification of carotid lipid-rich necrotic core and calcification by 3D magnetization-prepared rapid acquisition gradient-echo imaging. Magn Reson Imaging, 53, 71-76. (Read full article)
  48. Zhou C, Yuan C, Li R, Wang W, Li C, Zhao X, CARE-II Study Collaborators (2018). Association Between Incomplete Circle of Willis and Carotid Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaques. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 38(11), 2744-2749. (Read full article)
  49. Li D, Dai W, Cai Y, Han Y, Yao G, Chen H, Yuan C, Xiao L, Zhao X (2018). Atherosclerosis in stroke-related vascular beds and stroke risk: A 3-D MR vessel wall imaging study. Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 5(12), 1599-1610. (Read full article)
  50. Han Y, Guan M, Zhu Z, Li D, Chen H, Yuan C, Li C, Wang W, Zhao X (2018). Assessment of longitudinal distribution of subclinical atherosclerosis in femoral arteries by three-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson, 20(1), 60. (Read full article)
  51. Li Y, Chen H, He L, Cao X, Wang X, Chen S, Li R, Yuan C (2018). Hemodynamic assessments of venous pulsatile tinnitus using 4D-flow MRI. Neurology, 91(6), e586-e593. (Read full article)
  52. Xu Y, Li D, Yuan C, Zhou Z, He L, Li R, Cui Y, Li Q, Zheng Z, Zhao X (2018). Association of severity between carotid and intracranial artery atherosclerosis. Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 5(7), 843-849. (Read full article)
  53. Chen L, Mossa-Basha M, Balu N, Canton G, Sun J, Pimentel K, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C (2017). Development of a quantitative intracranial vascular features extraction tool on 3D MRA using semiautomated open-curve active contour vessel tracing. Magn Reson Med, 79(6), 3229-3238. (Read full article)
  54. Ning J, Schubert T, Johnson KM, Roldn-Alzate A, Chen H, Yuan C, Reeder SB (2017). Vascular input function correction of inflow enhancement for improved pharmacokinetic modeling of liver DCE-MRI. Magn Reson Med, 79(6), 3093-3102. (Read full article)
  55. Ning J, Sun Y, Xie S, Zhang B, Huang F, Koken P, Smink J, Yuan C, Chen H (2017). Simultaneous acquisition sequence for improved hepatic pharmacokinetics quantification accuracy (SAHA) for dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of liver. Magn Reson Med, 79(5), 2629-2641. (Read full article)
  56. Chen Z, Zhao X, Zhang X, Guo R, Teeuwisse WM, Zhang B, Koken P, Smink J, Yuan C, van Osch MJP (2017). Simultaneous measurement of brain perfusion and labeling efficiency in a single pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling scan. Magn Reson Med, 79(4), 1922-1930. (Read full article)
  57. Li D, Zhao H, Chen X, Chen S, Qiao H, He L, Li R, Xu J, Yuan C, Zhao X (2017). Identification of intraplaque haemorrhage in carotid artery by simultaneous non-contrast angiography and intraPlaque haemorrhage (SNAP) imaging: a magnetic resonance vessel wall imaging study. Eur Radiol, 28(4), 1681-1686. (Read full article)
  58. Qi H, Sun J, Qiao H, Chen S, Zhou Z, Pan X, Wang Y, Zhao X, Li R, Yuan C, Chen H (2017). Carotid Intraplaque Hemorrhage Imaging with Quantitative Vessel Wall T1 Mapping: Technical Development and Initial Experience. Radiology, 287(1), 276-284. (Read full article)
  59. Wang Y, Ma X, Zhang Z, Dai E, Jeong HK, Xie B, Yuan C, Guo H (2017). A comparison of readout segmented EPI and interleaved EPI in high-resolution diffusion weighted imaging. Magn Reson Imaging, 47, 39-47. (Read full article)
  60. Watase H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Li F, Zhao X, Mani V, Fayad ZA, Fuster V, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C (2018). Carotid Artery Remodeling Is Segment Specific: An In Vivo Study by Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 38(4), 927-934. (Read full article)
  61. Dong Z, Wang F, Ma X, Zhang Z, Dai E, Yuan C, Guo H (2017). Interleaved EPI diffusion imaging using SPIRiT-based reconstruction with virtual coil compression. Magn Reson Med, 79(3), 1525-1531. (Read full article)
  62. Qi H, Huang F, Zhou Z, Koken P, Balu N, Zhang B, Yuan C, Chen H (2017). Large coverage black-bright blood interleaved imaging sequence (LaBBI) for 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of vessel wall. Magn Reson Med, 79(3), 1334-1344. (Read full article)
  63. Chen S, Zhao H, Li J, Zhou Z, Li R, Balu N, Yuan C, Chen H, Zhao X (2017). Evaluation of carotid atherosclerotic plaque surface characteristics utilizing simultaneous noncontrast angiography and intraplaque hemorrhage (SNAP) technique. J Magn Reson Imaging, 47(3), 634-639. (Read full article)
  64. Hippe DS, Phan BAP, Sun J, Isquith DA, OBrien KD, Crouse JR, Anderson T, Huston J, Marcovina SM, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Zhao XQ (2018). Lp(a) (Lipoprotein(a)) Levels Predict Progression of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Subjects With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease on Intensive Lipid Therapy: An Analysis of the AIM-HIGH (Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome With Low HDL/High Triglycerides: Impact on Global Health Outcomes) Carotid Magnetic Resonance Imaging Substudy-Brief Report. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 38(3), 673-678. (Read full article)
  65. Liu H, Wilson GJ, Balu N, Maki JH, Hippe DS, Wu W, Watase H, Wang J, Gunn ML, Yuan C (2017). 3D true-phase polarity recovery with independent phase estimation using three-tier stacks based region growing (3D-TRIPS). MAGMA, 31(1), 87-99. (Read full article)
  66. Saba L, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Balu N, Qiao Y, DeMarco JK, Saam T, Moody AR, Li D, Matouk CC, Johnson MH, Jger HR, Mossa-Basha M, Kooi ME, Fan Z, Saloner D, Wintermark M, Mikulis DJ, Wasserman BA, Vessel Wall Imaging Study Group of the American Society of Neuroradiology (2018). Carotid Artery Wall Imaging: Perspective and Guidelines from the ASNR Vessel Wall Imaging Study Group and Expert Consensus Recommendations of the American Society of Neuroradiology. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 39(2), E9-E31. (Read full article)
  67. Keenan KE, Ainslie M, Barker AJ, Boss MA, Cecil KM, Charles C, Chenevert TL, Clarke L, Evelhoch JL, Finn P, Gembris D, Gunter JL, Hill DLG, Jack CR Jr, Jackson EF, Liu G, Russek SE, Sharma SD, Steckner M, Stupic KF, Trzasko JD, Yuan C, Zheng J (2017). Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging phantoms: A review and the need for a system phantom. Magn Reson Med, 79(1), 48-61. (Read full article)
  68. McDermott MM, Carroll T, Carr J, Yuan C, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Kibbe M, Criqui MH, Tian L, Polonsky T, Zhao L, Gao Y, Hippe DS, Xu D, McCarthy W, Kramer CM (2017). Femoral artery plaque characteristics, lower extremity collaterals, and mobility loss in peripheral artery disease. Vasc Med, 22(6), 473-481. (Read full article)
  69. Mossa-Basha M, Shibata DK, Hallam DK, de Havenon A, Hippe DS, Becker KJ, Tirschwell DL, Hatsukami T, Balu N, Yuan C (2017). Added Value of Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Differentiation of Nonocclusive Intracranial Vasculopathies. Stroke, 48(11), 3026-3033. (Read full article)
  70. Cai Y, He L, Yuan C, Chen H, Zhang Q, Li R, Li C, Zhao X (2017). Atherosclerotic plaque features and distribution in bilateral carotid arteries of asymptomatic elderly population: A 3D multicontrast MR vessel wall imaging study. Eur J Radiol, 96, 6-11. (Read full article)
  71. Shu H, Sun J, Hatsukami TS, Balu N, Hippe DS, Liu H, Kohler TR, Zhu W, Yuan C (2017). Simultaneous noncontrast angiography and intraplaque hemorrhage (SNAP) imaging: Comparison with contrast-enhanced MR angiography for measuring carotid stenosis. J Magn Reson Imaging, 46(4), 1045-1052. (Read full article)
  72. McDermott MM, Kramer CM, Tian L, Carr J, Guralnik JM, Polonsky T, Carroll T, Kibbe M, Criqui MH, Ferrucci L, Zhao L, Hippe DS, Wilkins J, Xu D, Liao Y, McCarthy W, Yuan C (2016). Plaque Composition in the Proximal Superficial Femoral Artery and Peripheral Artery Disease Events. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 10(9), 1003-1012. (Read full article)
  73. Zhao X, Hippe DS, Li R, Canton GM, Sui B, Song Y, Li F, Xue Y, Sun J, Yamada K, Hatsukami TS, Xu D, Wang M, Yuan C, CAREII Study Collaborators (2017). Prevalence and Characteristics of Carotid Artery High-Risk Atherosclerotic Plaques in Chinese Patients With Cerebrovascular Symptoms: A Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation II Study. J Am Heart Assoc, 6(8). (Read full article)
  74. Wang J, Chen H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Zhang H, Yu S, Cai J, Xie L, Cui B, Yuan C, Zhao X, Yuan W, Liu H (2017). Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging of carotid vasa vasorum in relation to coronary and cerebrovascular events. Atherosclerosis, 263, 420-426. (Read full article)
  75. Kirkham EM, Hatsukami TS, Heckbert SR, Sun J, Canton G, Yuan C, Weaver EM (2017). Association between Snoring and High-Risk Carotid Plaque Features. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 157(2), 336-344. (Read full article)
  76. Wang Q, Canton G, Guo J, Guo X, Hatsukami TS, Billiar KL, Yuan C, Wu Z, Tang D (2017). MRI-based patient-specific human carotid atherosclerotic vessel material property variations in patients, vessel location and long-term follow up. PLoS One, 12(7), e0180829. (Read full article)
  77. Skeoch S, Cristinacce PLH, Williams H, Pemberton P, Xu D, Sun J, James J, Yuan C, Hatsukami T, Hockings PD, Alexander MY, Waterton JC, Bruce IN (2017). Imaging atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: evidence for increased prevalence, altered phenotype and a link between systemic and localised plaque inflammation. Sci Rep, 7(1), 827. (Read full article)
  78. Sun A, Zhao B, Ma K, Zhou Z, He L, Li R, Yuan C (2016). Accelerated phase contrast flow imaging with direct complex difference reconstruction. Magn Reson Med, 77(3), 1036-1048. (Read full article)
  79. Mutharasan RK, Thaxton CS, Berry J, Daviglus ML, Yuan C, Sun J, Ayers C, Lloyd-Jones DM, Wilkins JT (2017). HDL efflux capacity, HDL particle size, and high-risk carotid atherosclerosis in a cohort of asymptomatic older adults: the Chicago Healthy Aging Study. J Lipid Res, 58(3), 600-606. (Read full article)
  80. Sun J, Zhao XQ, Balu N, Neradilek MB, Isquith DA, Yamada K, Cantn G, Crouse JR 3rd, Anderson TJ, Huston J 3rd, OBrien K, Hippe DS, Polissar NL, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS (2016). Carotid Plaque Lipid Content and Fibrous Cap Status Predict Systemic CV Outcomes: The MRI Substudy in AIM-HIGH. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 10(3), 241-249. (Read full article)
  81. Kerwin WS, Miller Z, Yuan C (2017). Imaging of the high-risk carotid plaque: magnetic resonance imaging. Semin Vasc Surg, 30(1), 54-61. (Read full article)
  82. Zhao X, Li R, Hippe DS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, CARE-II Investigators (2017). Chinese Atherosclerosis Risk Evaluation (CARE II) study: a novel cross-sectional, multicentre study of the prevalence of high-risk atherosclerotic carotid plaque in Chinese patients with ischaemic cerebrovascular events-design and rationale. Stroke Vasc Neurol, 2(1), 15-20. (Read full article)
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  84. Wang X, Sun J, Zhao X, Hippe DS, Hatsukami TS, Liu J, Li R, Canton G, Song Y, Yuan C, CARE-II study investigators (2017). Ipsilateral plaques display higher T1 signals than contralateral plaques in recently symptomatic patients with bilateral carotid intraplaque hemorrhage. Atherosclerosis, 257, 78-85. (Read full article)
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  277. Yuan C, Zhao XQ, Hatsukami TS (2002). Quantitative evaluation of carotid atherosclerotic plaques by magnetic resonance imaging. Curr Atheroscler Rep, 4(5), 351-7. (Read full article)
  278. Yuan C, Miller ZE, Cai J, Hatsukami T (2002). Carotid atherosclerotic wall imaging by MRI. Neuroimaging Clin N Am, 12(3), 391-401, vi. (Read full article)
  279. Kerwin WS, Cai J, Yuan C (2002). Noise and motion correction in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI for analysis of atherosclerotic lesions. Magn Reson Med, 47(6), 1211-7. (Read full article)
  280. Yuan C, Zhang SX, Polissar NL, Echelard D, Ortiz G, Davis JW, Ellington E, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS (2002). Identification of fibrous cap rupture with magnetic resonance imaging is highly associated with recent transient ischemic attack or stroke. Circulation, 105(2), 181-5. (Read full article)
  281. Yuan C, Kerwin WS, Ferguson MS, Polissar N, Zhang S, Cai J, Hatsukami TS (2002). Contrast-enhanced high resolution MRI for atherosclerotic carotid artery tissue characterization. J Magn Reson Imaging, 15(1), 62-7. (Read full article)
  282. Yuan C, Mitsumori LM, Beach KW, Maravilla KR (2001). Carotid atherosclerotic plaque: noninvasive MR characterization and identification of vulnerable lesions. Radiology, 221(2), 285-99. (Read full article)
  283. Yuan C, Mitsumori LM, Ferguson MS, Polissar NL, Echelard D, Ortiz G, Small R, Davies JW, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS (2001). In vivo accuracy of multispectral magnetic resonance imaging for identifying lipid-rich necrotic cores and intraplaque hemorrhage in advanced human carotid plaques. Circulation, 104(17), 2051-6. (Read full article)
  284. Zhao XQ, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Frechette EH, Kang XJ, Maravilla KR, Brown BG (2001). Effects of prolonged intensive lipid-lowering therapy on the characteristics of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in vivo by MRI: a case-control study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 21(10), 1623-9. (Read full article)
  285. Zhang S, Hatsukami TS, Polissar NL, Han C, Yuan C (2001). Comparison of carotid vessel wall area measurements using three different contrast-weighted black blood MR imaging techniques. Magn Reson Imaging, 19(6), 795-802. (Read full article)
  286. Han C, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C (2001). A multi-scale method for automatic correction of intensity non-uniformity in MR images. J Magn Reson Imaging, 13(3), 428-36. (Read full article)
  287. Kaneko E, Skinner MP, Raines EW, Yuan C, Rosenfeld ME, Wight TN, Ross R (2000). Detection of dissection and remodeling of atherosclerotic lesions in rabbits after balloon angioplasty by magnetic-resonance imaging. Coron Artery Dis, 11(8), 599-606. (Read full article)
  288. Kang X, Polissar NL, Han C, Lin E, Yuan C (2000). Analysis of the measurement precision of arterial lumen and wall areas using high-resolution MRI. Magn Reson Med, 44(6), 968-72. (Read full article)
  289. Hatsukami TS, Ross R, Polissar NL, Yuan C (2000). Visualization of fibrous cap thickness and rupture in human atherosclerotic carotid plaque in vivo with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation, 102(9), 959-64. (Read full article)
  290. Bonk RT, Schmiedl UP, Yuan C, Nelson JA, Black CD, Ladd DL (2000). Time-of-flight MR angiography with Gd-DTPA hexamethylene diamine co-polymer blood pool contrast agent: comparison of enhanced MRA and conventional angiography for arterial stenosis induced in rabbits. J Magn Reson Imaging, 11(6), 638-46. (Read full article)
  291. Yuan C, Lin E, Millard J, Hwang JN (1999). Closed contour edge detection of blood vessel lumen and outer wall boundaries in black-blood MR images. Magn Reson Imaging, 17(2), 257-66. (Read full article)
  292. Yuan C, Beach KW, Smith LH Jr, Hatsukami TS (1998). Measurement of atherosclerotic carotid plaque size in vivo using high resolution magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation, 98(24), 2666-71. (Read full article)
  293. Eubank WB, Schmiedl UP, Yuan C, Black CD, Kellar KE, Ladd DL, Nelson JA (1998). Black blood magnetic resonance angiography with Dy-DTPA polymer: effect on arterial intraluminal signal intensity, lumen diameter, and wall thickness. J Magn Reson Imaging, 8(5), 1051-9. (Read full article)
  294. Winn WB, Schmiedl UP, Reichenbach DD, Beach KW, Nghiem H, Dimas C, Daniel E, Maravilla KR, Yuan C (1998). Detection and characterization of atherosclerotic fibrous caps with T2-weighted MR. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol, 19(1), 129-34. (Read full article)
  295. von Ingersleben G, Schmiedl UP, Hatsukami TS, Nelson JA, Subramaniam DS, Ferguson MS, Yuan C (1997). Characterization of atherosclerotic plaques at the carotid bifurcation: correlation of high-resolution MR imaging with histologic analysis--preliminary study. Radiographics, 17(6), 1417-23. (Read full article)
  296. Yuan C, Petty C, OBrien KD, Hatsukami TS, Eary JF, Brown BG (1997). In vitro and in situ magnetic resonance imaging signal features of atherosclerotic plaque-associated lipids. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol, 17(8), 1496-503. (Read full article)
  297. Posse S, Dager SR, Richards TL, Yuan C, Ogg R, Artru AA, Mller-Grtner HW, Hayes C (1997). In vivo measurement of regional brain metabolic response to hyperventilation using magnetic resonance: proton echo planar spectroscopic imaging (PEPSI). Magn Reson Med, 37(6), 858-65. (Read full article)
  298. Kaneko E, Yuan C, Skinner MP, Raines EW, Ross R (1997). Serial magnetic resonance imaging of experimental atherosclerosis allows visualization of lesion characteristics and lesion progression in vivo. Ann N Y Acad Sci, 811, 245-52; discussion 252-4. (Read full article)
  299. Beach KW, Comess KA, Primozich JF, Yuan C, Powell K, Phillips DJ, Dunmire B, Plett M, Brown K, Paun M, Strandness DE Jr (1997). Ultrasonic color flow mapping: the visualization of four-dimensional cardiac and vascular flow phenomena using two dimensions and "real time". Ultrasound Med Biol, 23(3), 347-63. (Read full article)
  300. Wildy KS, Yuan C, Tsuruda JS, Ferguson MS, Wen N, Subramaniam DS, Strandness DE Jr (1996). Atherosclerosis of the carotid artery: evaluation by magnetic resonance angiography. J Magn Reson Imaging, 6(5), 726-32. (Read full article)
  301. Schmiedl UP, Yuan C, Nghiem HV, Winter TC, Freeny PC (1996). MR angiography of the peripheral vasculature. Semin Ultrasound CT MR, 17(4), 404-11. (Read full article)
  302. Yuan C, Skinner MP, Kaneko E, Mitsumori LM, Hayes CE, Raines EW, Nelson JA, Ross R (1996). Magnetic resonance imaging to study lesions of atherosclerosis in the hyperlipidemic rabbit aorta. Magn Reson Imaging, 14(1), 93-102. (Read full article)
  303. Hayes CE, Mathis CM, Yuan C (1996). Surface coil phased arrays for high-resolution imaging of the carotid arteries. J Magn Reson Imaging, 6(1), 109-12. (Read full article)
  304. Nelson JA, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS (1995). MR cardiovascular imaging. Nat Med, 1(10), 996-7. (Read full article)
  305. Weinberger E, Murakami JW, Shaw DW, White KS, Radvilas MK, Yuan C (1995). Three-dimensional fast spin echo T1-weighted imaging of the pediatric spine. J Comput Assist Tomogr, 19(5), 721-5. (Read full article)
  306. Yuan C, Murakami JW, Hayes CE, Tsuruda JS, Hatsukami TS, Wildy KS, Ferguson MS, Strandness DE Jr (1995). Phased-array magnetic resonance imaging of the carotid artery bifurcation: preliminary results in healthy volunteers and a patient with atherosclerotic disease. J Magn Reson Imaging, 5(5), 561-5. (Read full article)
  307. Shibata DK, Schmiedl UP, Yuan C, Nelson JA (1995). Two prototype blood-pool agents for contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of the portal vein in pigs. Acad Radiol, 2(8), 705-8. (Read full article)
  308. Murakami JW, Weinberger E, Tsuruda JS, Mitchell JD, Yuan C (1995). Multislab three-dimensional T2-weighted fast spin-echo imaging of the hippocampus: sequence optimization. J Magn Reson Imaging, 5(3), 309-15. (Read full article)
  309. Nghiem HV, Winter TC 3rd, Mountford MC, Mack LA, Yuan C, Coldwell DM, Althaus SJ, Carithers RL Jr, McVicar JP, Freeny PC (1995). Evaluation of the portal venous system before liver transplantation: value of phase-contrast MR angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 164(4), 871-8. (Read full article)
  310. Skinner MP, Yuan C, Mitsumori L, Hayes CE, Raines EW, Nelson JA, Ross R (1995). Serial magnetic resonance imaging of experimental atherosclerosis detects lesion fine structure, progression and complications in vivo. Nat Med, 1(1), 69-73. (Read full article)
  311. Nghiem HV, Freeny PC, Winter TC 3rd, Mack LA, Yuan C (1994). Phase-contrast MR angiography of the portal venous system: preoperative findings in liver transplant recipients. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 163(2), 445-50. (Read full article)
  312. Yuan C, Tsuruda JS, Beach KN, Hayes CE, Ferguson MS, Alpers CE, Foo TK, Strandness DE (1994). Techniques for high-resolution MR imaging of atherosclerotic plaque. J Magn Reson Imaging, 4(1), 43-9. (Read full article)
  313. Yuan C, Schmiedl UP, Weinberger E, Krueck WR, Rand SD (1993). Three-dimensional fast spin-echo imaging: pulse sequence and in vivo image evaluation. J Magn Reson Imaging, 3(6), 894-9. (Read full article)
  314. Parker DL, Yuan C, Blatter DD (1991). MR angiography by multiple thin slab 3D acquisition. Magn Reson Med, 17(2), 434-51. (Read full article)
  315. Chakeres DW, Schmalbrock P, Brogan M, Yuan C, Cohen L (1991). Normal venous anatomy of the brain: demonstration with gadopentetate dimeglumine in enhanced 3-D MR angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 156(1), 161-72. (Read full article)
  316. Schmalbrock P, Yuan C, Chakeres DW, Kohli J, Pelc NJ (1990). Volume MR angiography: methods to achieve very short echo times. Radiology, 175(3), 861-5. (Read full article)
  317. Yuan C, Gullberg GT, Parker DL (1989). Flow-induced phase effects and compensation technique for slice-selective pulses. Magn Reson Med, 9(2), 161-76. (Read full article)
  318. Yuan C, Gullberg GT, Parker DL (1987). The solution of Bloch equations for flowing spins during a selective pulse using a finite difference method. Med Phys, 14(6), 914-21. (Read full article)

Conference Proceedings

  1. Naghavi M, Libby P, Falk E, Casscells SW, Litovsky S, Rumberger J, Badimon JJ, Stefanadis C, Moreno P, Pasterkamp G, Fayad Z, Stone PH, Waxman S, Raggi P, Madjid M, Zarrabi A, Burke A, Yuan C, Fitzgerald PJ, Siscovick DS, de Korte CL, Aikawa M, Airaksinen KE, Assmann G, Becker CR, Chesebro JH, Farb A, Galis ZS, Jackson C, Jang IK, Koenig W, Lodder RA, March K, Demirovic J, Navab M, Priori SG, Rekhter MD, Bahr R, Grundy SM, Mehran R, Colombo A, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne C, Insull W Jr, Schwartz RS, Vogel R, Serruys PW, Hansson GK, Faxon DP, Kaul S, Drexler H, Greenland P, Muller JE, Virmani R, Ridker PM, Zipes DP, Shah PK, Willerson JT (2003). From vulnerable plaque to vulnerable patient: a call for new definitions and risk assessment strategies: Part II. Circulation, United States, 108(15), 1772-8. (Read full article)


  1. Yuan C, Sun J (2016). MR Quantification of Plaque Lipid Content: T2 Mapping Added to the Armamentarium. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 10(7), 757-759. (Read full article)
  2. Zhao XQ, Yuan C, Shah PK (2016). Imaging to Assess the Effect of Anti-Inflammatory Therapy in Aortic and Carotid Atherosclerosis. J Am Coll Cardiol, 68(16), 1781-1784. (Read full article)
  3. Sun J, Yuan C (2015). Seeking culprit lesions in cryptogenic stroke: the utility of vessel wall imaging. J Am Heart Assoc, 4(6), 002207. (Read full article)
  4. Sun J, Yuan C (2014). Coronary involvement in lupus patients: getting sharper pictures with advanced vascular imaging? JACC Cardiovasc Imaging, 7(8), 771-3. (Read full article)
  5. Yuan C, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS (2011). What will noninvasive carotid atherosclerosis imaging show us about high-risk coronary plaques? J Am Coll Cardiol, 58(4), 423-5. (Read full article)
  6. Yuan C, Berry JD (2010). MRI plaque imaging and its role in population-based studies. BMC Med, 8, 78. (Read full article)
  7. Schwartz SM, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C (2001). Molecular markers, fibrous cap rupture, and the vulnerable plaque: new experimental opportunities. Circ Res, 89(6), 471-3. (Read full article)


  1. Hippe DS, Balu N, Chen L, Canton G, Liu W, Watase H, Waterton JC, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C (2020). Confidence Weighting for Robust Automated Measurements of Popliteal Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging. [Letter to the editor]. Circ Genom Precis Med, 13(1), e002870. (Read full article)
  2. Wang J, Nash RA, Chu B, Yarnykh VL, Schwartz SM, Sullivan KM, Yuan C (2009). Improvements in digital vasculature observed using micro magnetic resonance angiography after high-dose immunosuppression for severe systemic sclerosis. [Letter to the editor]. Bone Marrow Transplant, 44(6), 387-9. (Read full article)