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Zhen Jane Wang, M.D.


Dr. Zhen Jane Wang is a radiologist in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF, where she specializes in abdominal imaging. Wang's research focuses on the identification of novel imaging techniques, such as hyperpolarized 13C MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI), to assess renal tumor aggressiveness. She is also studying functional imaging using magnetic resonance (MR) and computed tomography (CT) for diffuse renal disease. Wang has received several awards related to her research, including the Society of Abdominal Radiology Research Award, the Radiological Society of North America Research Scholar Award and the Department of Defense Cancer Research Concept Award.

Wang earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. Subsequently, she completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCSF, during which time she served as a chief resident. She also completed a fellowship in abdominal imaging at UCSF.


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More about Zhen Jane Wang


Northwestern University School of Medicine 2002


UCSF Medical Center, Diagnostic Radiology 2007


UCSF, Abdominal Imaging

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Keshari KR, Wilson DM, Sai V, Bok R, Jen KY, Larson P, Van Criekinge M, Kurhanewicz J, Wang ZJ. Noninvasive In Vivo Imaging of Diabetes-Induced Renal Oxidative Stress and Response to Therapy Using Hyperpolarized 13C Dehydroascorbate Magnetic Resonance. Diabetes. 2015 Feb; 64(2):344-52.
  2. Chou SH, Wang ZJ, Kuo J, Cabarrus M, Fu Y, Aslam R, Yee J, Zimmet JM, Shunk K, Elicker B, Yeh BM. Persistent renal enhancement after intra-arterial versus intravenous iodixanol administration. Eur J Radiol. 2011 Nov; 80(2):378-86.
  3. Nguyen DT, Wang ZJ, Vedantham V, Badhwar N. Images in cardiovascular medicine. Odynophagia after atrial fibrillation ablation. Circulation. 2011 Mar 1; 123(8):e253-4.
  4. Kumar R, Wang ZJ, Forsythe C, Fu Y, Chen YY, Yeh BM. Dual energy CT monitoring of the renal corticomedullary sodium gradient in swine. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Mar; 81(3):423-9.
  5. Zhang LJ, Wang ZJ, Lu L, Chen B, Lu GM. Feasibility of gadolinium-enhanced dual energy CT pulmonary angiography: a pilot study in rabbits. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Oct; 27(7):1069-80.
  6. Zhang LJ, Wang ZJ, Lu L, Zhu K, Chai X, Zhao YE, Peng J, Lu GM. Dual energy CT ventilation imaging after aerosol inhalation of iodinated contrast medium in rabbits. Eur J Radiol. 2011 May; 78(2):266-71.
  7. Coakley FV, Anwar M, Poder L, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Joe BN. Magnetic resonance imaging of massive ovarian edema in pregnancy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 34(6):865-7.
  8. Lee AY, Poder L, Qayyum A, Wang ZJ, Yeh BM, Coakley FV. Imaging malignant and apparent malignant transformation of benign gynaecological disease. Clin Radiol. 2010 Dec; 65(12):1031-7.
  9. Zhang LJ, Peng J, Wu SY, Wang ZJ, Wu XS, Zhou CS, Ji XM, Lu GM. Liver virtual non-enhanced CT with dual-source, dual-energy CT: a preliminary study. Eur Radiol. 2010 Sep; 20(9):2257-64.
  10. Zhang D, Hu LB, Zhen JW, Zou LG, Feng XY, Wang WX, Wen L. MRI findings of intracranial cystic meningiomas. Clin Radiol. 2009 Aug; 64(8):792-800.
  11. Wang ZJ, Vigneron DB, Miller SP, Mukherjee P, Charlton NN, Lu Y, Barkovich AJ. Brain metabolite levels assessed by lactate-edited MR spectroscopy in premature neonates with and without pentobarbital sedation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Apr; 29(4):798-801.
  12. Wang ZJ, Jeffs B, Ito M, Achermann JC, Yu RN, Hales DB, Jameson JL. Aromatase (Cyp19) expression is up-regulated by targeted disruption of Dax1. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 Jul 3; 98(14):7988-93.
  13. Jeffs B, Ito M, Yu RN, Martinson FA, Wang ZJ, Doglio LT, Jameson JL. Sertoli cell-specific rescue of fertility, but not testicular pathology, in Dax1 (Ahch)-deficient male mice. Endocrinology. 2001 Jun; 142(6):2481-8.

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