Xiang Liu, B.Med., Ph.D.

Xiang Liu, B.Med., Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Professional Bio

Dr. Liu earned both a medical degree (M.D.) and doctorate degree (Ph.D) from Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. He worked as clinical neuroradiologist in Beijing Tiantan hospital from 1994 to 2003. He had the training of functional MR image post-processing in Schizophrenia, Cognition & Imaging lab at University of British Columbia. He came to University of Rochester as neuroradiology researcher for advanced neuroimaging techniques, including MR-PWI, -DTI and MRS since 2004.

Research Bio

The advanced imaging techniques, including CT perfusion imaging, MR-PWI, -DTI, MRS and fMRI can provide metabolic and functional information in brain tissues beyond the anatomic changes in conventional images, thus significantly improve the imaging diagnostic accuracy and clinical management in patients with central nerve system diseases. Our current research projects in CNS tumors include multiple modalities in pre-operative imaging diagnosis of tumor and tumor mimic in brain and spinal cord, evaluation of treatment effect in brain tumors, differential diagnosis between progression and pseudoprogression, and functional genetic neuroimaging studies in glioma. Stroke, degenerative disease, and metabolic diseases are also our research interests.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Molecular Imaging Travel Award | Radiology Society of North America 2011
On-the-Air | Radiology Society of North America 2005
On-the-Air | Radiology Society of North America 2004
Excellent Young Intellectual of Beijing City | Beijing 2001
Young Fellowship Award | Asian-Oceanian Congress of Radiology 2001
Young Fellowship Award | Asian-Oceanian Congress of Neuroradiology and Head Neck 2001
advanced science and technology achievement of Beijing City | Beijing 2000
International Young Academy Program | Radiology Society of North America 2000
Young Fellowship Award | Asian-Oceanian Congress of Neuroradiology and Head Neck 1999

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 12 available »

2014 Oct
Hussain A, Utz MJ, Tian W, Liu X, Ekholm S. "Imaging and diseases of the ascending and descending pathways." Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR. 2014 Oct; 35(5):474-86. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
2014 Feb
Liu X, Tian W, Kolar B, Hu R, Huang Y, Huang J, Ekholm S. "Advanced MR diffusion tensor imaging and perfusion weighted imaging of intramedullary tumors and tumor like lesions in the cervicomedullary junction region and the cervical spinal cord." Journal of neuro-oncology. 2014 Feb; 116(3):559-66. Epub 2013 Dec 30.
2013 Jan
Liu X, Almast J, Ekholm S. "Lesions masquerading as acute stroke." Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI. 2013 Jan; 37(1):15-34.
2012 Jul
Liu X, Tian W, Qiu X, Li J, Thomson S, Li L, Wang HZ. "Correlation analysis of quantitative diffusion parameters in ipsilateral cerebral peduncle during Wallerian degeneration with motor function outcome after cerebral ischemic stroke." Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging. 2012 Jul; 22(3):255-60. Epub 2011 Jun 23.
2012 Apr
Tian W, Zhu T, Zhong J, Liu X, Rao P, Segal BM, Ekholm S. "Progressive decline in fractional anisotropy on serial DTI examinations of the corpus callosum: a putative marker of disease activity and progression in SPMS." Neuroradiology. 2012 Apr; 54(4):287-97. Epub 2011 May 13.

Current Appointments

Research Assistant Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary


PhD | Radiology, All Other | China-Capital Univ of Med Sci, Beijing2003
M Med | Radiology, All Other | China-Capital Univ of Med Sci, Beijing1999
MD | Medicine | China-Capital Univ of Med Sci, Beijing1994