Nian Wang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology
  • Research
Address DUMC Box 3302
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7653
Fax 919-684-7158
  • Ph.D., Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China 2010
Research Interests Dr. Wang is an Assistant Professor of Radiology with over 10 years of experience in magnetic resonance including MRI and NMR. He focuses on developing novel quantitative MRI techniques and analysis methods in both musculoskeletal system and central nervous system (CNS) of the brain. Current research interests and tools:

1. Compressed sensing MRI imaging reconstruction and analysis methods
2. High spatial and angular resolution diffusion magnetic resonance histology
3. Probing tissue microstructure using diffusion MRI
4. Appling Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) for brain diseases
5. Detect early degradation of articular cartilage using innovative MRI methods, such as dGEMRIC, Double quantum filtering, UTE, and spin-lock

  • Wang N, Badar F, Xia Y. Experimental Influences in the Accurate Measurement of Cartilage Thickness in MRI. doi: 10.1177/1947603517749917. 2018 Jan 1;:1947603517749917 Abstract
  • Wang N, Badar F, Xia Y. Compressed sensing in quantitative determination of GAG concentration in cartilage by microscopic MRI. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26973. 2018 Jun;79(6):3163-3171 Abstract
  • Wei H, Gibbs E, Zhao P, Wang N, Cofer GP, Zhang Y, Johnson GA, Liu C. Susceptibility tensor imaging and tractography of collagen fibrils in the articular cartilage. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26882. 2017 Nov;78(5):1683-1690 Abstract
  • Cronin MJ, Wang N, Decker KS, Wei H, Zhu WZ, Liu C. Exploring the origins of echo-time-dependent quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) measurements in healthy tissue and cerebral microbleeds. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.053. 2017 Apr 1;149:98-113 Abstract
  • Wei H, Dibb R, Decker K, Wang N, Zhang Y, Zong X, Lin W, Nissman DB, Liu C. Investigating magnetic susceptibility of human knee joint at 7 Tesla. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26596. 2017 Nov;78(5):1933-1943 Abstract
  • Guan X, Xuan M, Gu Q, Xu X, Huang P, Wang N, Shen Z, Xu J, Luo W, Zhang M. Influence of regional iron on the motor impairments of Parkinson's disease: A quantitative susceptibility mapping study. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25434. 2017 May;45(5):1335-1342 Abstract
  • Wei H, Zhang Y, Gibbs E, Chen NK, Wang N, Liu C. Joint 2D and 3D phase processing for quantitative susceptibility mapping: application to 2D echo-planar imaging. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3501. 2017 Apr;30(4) Abstract
  • Guan X, Xuan M, Gu Q, Huang P, Liu C, Wang N, Xu X, Luo W, Zhang M. Regionally progressive accumulation of iron in Parkinson's disease as measured by quantitative susceptibility mapping. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3489. 2017 Apr;30(4) Abstract
  • Wang N, Badar F, Xia Y. MRI properties of a unique hypo-intense layer in degraded articular cartilage. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/60/22/8709. 2015 Nov 21;60(22):8709-21 Abstract
  • Xie L, Layton AT, Wang N, Larson PE, Zhang JL, Lee VS, Liu C, Johnson GA. Dynamic contrast-enhanced quantitative susceptibility mapping with ultrashort echo time MRI for evaluating renal function. doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00351.2015. 2016 Jan 15;310(2):F174-82 Abstract
  • Wei H, Dibb R, Zhou Y, Sun Y, Xu J, Wang N, Liu C. Streaking artifact reduction for quantitative susceptibility mapping of sources with large dynamic range. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3383. 2015 Oct;28(10):1294-303 Abstract
  • Li W, Wang N, Yu F, Han H, Cao W, Romero R, Tantiwongkosi B, Duong TQ, Liu C. A method for estimating and removing streaking artifacts in quantitative susceptibility mapping. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.043. 2015 Mar;108:111-22 Abstract
  • Wang N, Kahn D, Badar F, Xia Y. Molecular origin of a loading-induced black layer in the deep region of articular cartilage at the magic angle. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24658. 2015 May;41(5):1281-90 Abstract
  • Wang N, Xia Y. Experimental issues in the measurement of multi-component relaxation times in articular cartilage by microscopic MRI. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2013.07.001. 2013 Oct;235:15-25 Abstract
  • Wang N, Chopin E, Xia Y. The effects of mechanical loading and gadolinium concentration on the change of T1 and quantification of glycosaminoglycans in articular cartilage by microscopic MRI. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/13/4535. 2013 Jul 7;58(13):4535-47 Abstract
  • Wang N, Xia Y. Anisotropic analysis of multi-component T2 and T1ρ relaxations in achilles tendon by NMR spectroscopy and microscopic MRI. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24012. 2013 Sep;38(3):625-33 Abstract
  • Wang N, Xia Y. Depth and orientational dependencies of MRI T(2) and T(1ρ) sensitivities towards trypsin degradation and Gd-DTPA(2-) presence in articular cartilage at microscopic resolution. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2011.10.004. 2012 Apr;30(3):361-70 Abstract
  • Wang N, Xia Y. Orientational dependent sensitivities of T2 and T1ρ towards trypsin degradation and Gd-DTPA2- presence in bovine nasal cartilage. doi: 10.1007/s10334-011-0288-1. 2012 Aug;25(4):297-304 Abstract
  • Wang N, Xia Y. Dependencies of multi-component T2 and T1ρ relaxation on the anisotropy of collagen fibrils in bovine nasal cartilage. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2011.06.031. 2011 Sep;212(1):124-32 Abstract
  • Xia Y, Wang N, Lee J, Badar F. Strain-dependent T1 relaxation profiles in articular cartilage by MRI at microscopic resolutions. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22933. 2011 Jun;65(6):1733-7 Abstract