Jianhui Zhong, Ph.D.

Jianhui Zhong, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 273-4518

Lab Information

MRI research in both basic sciences and applications. Members of the group include physicists and engineers, and we collaborate broadly with neuroscientists and clinicians.

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Research Bio

Jianhui Zhong, Ph.D. is a physicist by training. He graduated from Nanjing University with a BS in Physics in 1982, and from Brown University with a Ph.D. in Physics in 1998. He joined Yale University in 1987 for post-doctoral training, was appointed as Associate Professor in 1997 and then came to University of Rochester, becoming a tenured full Professor in 2004 in Radiology, Physics and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Zhong has over 25 years experience in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) physics, engineering and biomedical/clinical/neuroscience applications, with over 130 publications. He is one of the leading researchers for complex relaxation and diffusion effects and interactions of magnetic susceptibility and diffusion in tissues, application of diffusion in brain electrical activities and functions, and is one of the major inventors for intermolecular multiple quantum coherence brain imaging. He also has played leadership roles in international organizations, service in U.S. and international funding reviews and reviewing in leading scientific funding agencies and journals. Dr. Zhong is a grantee of many national and private funds, awardees in research excellence by the NIH, Yale and University of Rochester, and he owns 5 U.S. patents.

In recent years, Dr. Zhong's research has focused on brain diffusion tensor imaging, quantitative analysis of brain functional imaging and network analysis, fast MR imaging techniques and their applications of MRI and MRI in neuroscience, translational medicine and individual imaging analysis.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Dean's Award for Excellency in Research, University of Rochester 2004
Summa Cum Laude Citation, the American Society of Neuroradiology 2000
Certificate of Merit Citation for Scientific Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America 1999
The Dean's Award, Yale University School of Medicine 1994
The FIRST Award, NIH 1992
NIH research fellowship. 1988 - 1990
China US Physics Examination and Application) scholarship, Brown University. 1982 - 1987

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Mar 21
Liu B, Qiu X, Zhu T, Tian W, Hu R, Ekholm S, Schifitto G, Zhong J. "Improved spatial regression analysis of diffusion tensor imaging for lesion detection during longitudinal progression of multiple sclerosis in individual subjects." Physics in medicine and biology. 2016 Mar 21; 61(6):2497-513. Epub 2016 Mar 07.
2016 Mar 10
Liao C, Chen Y, Cao X, Chen S, He H, Mani M, Jacob M, Magnotta V, Zhong J. "Efficient parallel reconstruction for high resolution multishot spiral diffusion data with low rank constraint." Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2016 Mar 10; Epub 2016 Mar 10.
2015 Nov
Xu X, Wang Q, Zhong J, Zhang M. "Iron deposition influences the measurement of water diffusion tensor in the human brain: a combined analysis of diffusion and iron-induced phase changes." Neuroradiology. 2015 Nov; 57(11):1169-78. Epub 2015 Aug 26.
2015 Oct
Mani M, Jacob M, Magnotta V, Zhong J. "Fast iterative algorithm for the reconstruction of multishot non-cartesian diffusion data." Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2015 Oct; 74(4):1086-94. Epub 2014 Oct 16.
2015 Aug 21
Bao J, Cui X, Huang Y, Zhong J, Chen Z. "Resolution enhancement in MR spectroscopy of red bone marrow fat via intermolecular double-quantum coherences." Physics in medicine and biology. 2015 Aug 21; 60(16):6391-406. Epub 2015 Aug 03.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering (SMD)
Professor - Department of Physics & Astronomy A&S (RC)


PhD | Physics | Brown University1988
MS | Physics | Brown University1984
BS | Physics | Nanjing University, China1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine 1989