Ying Wu, MDContact Information
Evanston Hospital, Center for Advanced Imaging
2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.1118
847.570.2942 fax
ywu@northshore.org

Education

  • Medical School: MD, Kunming Medical School, Yunnan, China 
  • Internship: Kunming Medical School, Yunnan, China 
  • Residency:Radiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical School, China

Research Interests

My research investigates potential noninvasive bio-imaging markers in several neuronal degenerative disorders including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and HIV dementia.

Methods:

  • Volumetric and morphometric brain MRI.
  • Quantitative brain functional measurements using magnetization transfer imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and fMRI.
  • Neuroanatomy and cognitive function.
  • 3D visualization and reconstruction.
  • Medical imaging informatics.

My research is currently being funded by the National Institutes of Heath (subcontracted researcher) and the Institute for Aging.

Academic and Administrative Appointments

  • (1996-1999) Instructor, Kunming Medical School, Yunnan, China
  • (1996-1999) Attending Radiologist, First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical School, Yunnan, China
  • (1999-2003) Post-Doctoral Fellow, Medical Imaging, Post Processing, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • (2003-present) Research Associate, Center for Advanced Imaging, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL
  • (2006-present) Affiliate Staff, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL

Honors and Awards

  • Annual award for clinical research, Kunming Medical School, 1997
  • Annual award for clinical research, Kunming Medical School, 1998

Scholarly Work

Publications in Peer-Review Journals:

  1. Ragin AB, Wu Y, Storey P, Cohen BA, Edelman RR, Epstein LG, Gartner S. Bone marrow diffusion measures correlate with dementia severity in HIV patients. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Mar; 27(3):589-92.
  2. Wu Y, Storey P, Cohen BA, Epstein LG, Edelman RR, Ragin AB. Diffusion alterations in corpus callosum of patients with HIV. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Mar; 27(3):656-60.
  3. Ragin AB, Wu Y, Storey P, Cohen BA, Edelman RR, Epstein LG.  Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 correlates with subcortical brain injury in HIV infection. Neurology. 2006 Apr 25; 66(8):1255-7.
  4. Wu Y, Warfield SS, Tan IL, Wells WM 3rd, Meier DS, van Schijndel RA, Barkhof F, Guttmann CR.  Automated segmentation of multiple sclerosis lesion subtypes with multichannel MRI. Neuroimage. 2006 Sep; 32(3):1205-1215
  5. Wu Y, Storey P, Carrillo A, Saglamer C, Cohen B, Epstein LG, Edelman RR, Ragin AB. Whole Brain and Localized Magnetization Transfer Measurements are Associated with Cognitive Impairment in HIV- Infected Patients. AJNR 2008 Jan; 29(1):140-145.
  6. Li W, Scheidegger R, Wu Y, Vu A, Prasad P. Accuracy of T1 measurement with 3-D Look-Locker technique for dGEMRIC. J Magn Reson Imaging 2008, 27:678-682.
  7. Wisco J, Rosene D, Killiany R, Moss M, Warfield S, Egorova S, Wu Y, Liptak Z, Warner J and Guttmann C.  A Rhesus Monkey Reference Label Atlas for Template Driven Segmentation (TDS). Journal of Medical Primatology, 2008 Oct; 37(5):250-60.
  8.  Li W, Du H, Scheidegger R, Wu Y, Prasad PV.  The value of pre-contrast T1 for dGEMRIC of native articular cartilage. J Magn Reson Imaging 2009 Jan 22; 29(2):494-497.
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