CHEN, Huijun-School of Medicine, Tsinghua University

Medical Imaging

CHEN, Huijun

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    2012 - present, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University.

    2008 - 2012, Senior Fellow, Department of Radiology, University of Washington.

    2003 - 2008, Ph. D. candidate, School of Engineering, Peking University.

    1999 - 2003, B. S. College of information engineering, China University of Geosciences (Beijing)

Disease is always a main killer in human history。Diagnosis, treatment of patients to rescue human life and improve life quality is not only the work of physicians,but also the great duty for our clinical researchers。My research is to solve the most important needs in clinical practice. In my mind,a successful researcher in Biomedical Engineering should have scientific contributions. More importantly, his research should have clinical significant and should be applied to clinical practice。My research goal is to improve accuracy of diagnosis, lower the death rate of the major diseases, improve the life quality of patients by using advanced early diagnostic method and optimized treatment methods.

My research is focused on novel quantitative physiological and functional imaging methods. I develop new imaging methods, sophisticated image processing techniques, and novel physiological models to quantitatively assess the physiological and functional properties of certain tissue. Specifically, my main clinical intresets are:

1. Vascular Diseases, such as atherosclerosis, aneurysm

2. Oncology, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer

3. Liver diseases, such as fibrosis, cirrhosis, tumor

1.Jie Sun, Yan Song, Huijun Chen*, Kerwin W S, Daniel S. Hippe, Li Dong, Min Chen, Cheng Zhou, Thomas S. Hatsukami, Chun Yuan. Adventitial perfusion and intraplaque hemorrhage: a dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI study in the carotid artery. Stroke, 2013;44(4):1031-6

2.Huijun Chen, Jerry Ricks, Michel Rosenfeld, Kerwin W S. "Progression of experimental lesions of atherosclerosis: Assessment by kinetic modeling of black-blood dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI". Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24415. [Epub ahead of print]

3.Li Dong, William S. Kerwin, Huijun Chen, Baocheng Chu, Hunter R. Underhill, Moni Blazei Neradilek, Thomas S. Hatsukami, Chun Yuan, Xue-Qiao Zhao. “Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis: Effect of Intensive Lipid Therapy on the Vasa Vasorum-Evaluation by Using Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MR Imaging”. Radiology, 260(1):224-231 (2011).

4.Huijun Chen, Feiyu Li, Xihai Zhao, Chun Yuan, William S. Kerwin. “Extended graphical model for analysis of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 66(3): 868-878 (2011).

5.Wenbo Liu, Niranjan Balu, Jie Sun, Xihai Zhao, Huijun Chen, Chun Yuan, Huilin Zhao, Jianrong Xu, Guangzhi Wang, Kerwin W S. "Segmentation of carotid plaque using multi-contrast 3D gradient echo MR imaging". Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 35(4). 812-819, (2012).

6.Huijun Chen, Jianming Cai, Xihai Zhao, Hunter Underhill, Hideki Ota, Minako Oikawa, Li Dong, Chun Yuan, William S. Kerwin &ldqu o;Localized measurement of atherosclerotic plaque inflammatory burden with dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 64(2). 567-573, (2010).

7.Huijun Chen, Yuan Cheng, Dongdong Liu, Xiaodong Zhang, Jue Zhang, Chengli Que, Guangfa Wang, Jing Fang.“Color structured light system of chest wall motion measurement for respiratory volume evaluation”. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(2), (2010).

8.Baocheng Chu, Marina S. Ferguson, Huijun Chen, Daniel S. Hippe, Willaim S. Kerwin, Gador Canton, Chun Yuan, Thomas S. Hatsukami. “Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Features of the Disruption-Prone and the Disrupted Carotid Plaque”. JACC-Cardiovascular Imaging, 2(7). 883-896, (2009).

9.Li Dong, William S. Kerwin, Marina S. Ferguson, Rui. Li, Jinnan Wang, Huijun Chen, Gador Canton, Thomas S. Hatsukami, Chun Yuan.“Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in carotid atherosclerotic disease”. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 11(53), (2009).

10.Huijun Chen, Jue Zhang, Jing Fang. “Surfac e height retrieval based on fringe shifting of color-encoded structured light pattern”. Optics Letters, 33(16), 1801-1803 (2008).

11.Dongjiao Lv, Jue Zhuang, Huijun Chen, Jing Wang, Yufeng Xu, Xuedong Yang, Jue Zhang, Xiaoying Wang, Jing Fang.“Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Images of the Kidney”. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 27(5), 36-41 (2008).2. Huijun Chen, Jue Zhang, Dongjiao Lv, Jing Fang. “3-D shape measurement by composite pattern projection and hybrid processing”. Optics Express, 15(19), 12318-12330 (2007).

12.Niranjan Balu, Jinnan Wang, Li Dong, Florence Baluyot, Huijun Chen, Chun Yuan. “Current Techniques for MR Imaging of Atherosclerosis”. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 20(4). 203-215 (2009).