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Jiachen Zhuo, PhD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Administrative Title:

Director Of Clinical M.R. Physics & Co-Director Of M.R. Fellowship


670 W Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone (Primary):


Education and Training

BS, Electronics and Information Science and Technology, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2000

MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2002

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, 2011

Research/Clinical Keywords

Magnetic resonance imaging, MR pulse sequences, Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging, Neuroimaging

Highlighted Publications

  1. Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP. AAPM/RSNA physics tutorial for residents: MR artifacts, safety, and quality control. Radiographics, 2006, 26(1):275-97
  2. Xu S, Zhuo J, Racz J, Shi D, Roys S, Fiskum G, Gullapalli R. Early microstructural and metabolic changes following controlled cortical impact injury in rat: a magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy study. J Neurotrauma. 2011 Oct;28(10):2091-102. 
  3. Zhuo J, Xu S, Proctor JL, Mullins RJ, Simon JZ, Fiskum G, Gullapalli RP. Diffusion kurtosis as an in vivo imaging marker for reactive astrogliosis in traumatic brain injury. Neuroimage, 2012, 59(1):467-77
  4. Li J, Liu X, Zhuo J*, Gullapalli RP, Zara JM. *Correspondence author. An automatic rat brain extraction method based on a deformable surface model. J Neurosci Methods. 2013 218(1):72-82. *Correspondence Author
  5. Steven AJ, Zhuo J, Melhem ER. Diffusion kurtosis imaging: an emerging technique for evaluating the microstructural environment of the brain. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2014 202(1):W26-33
  6. Bista S, Zhuo J, Gullapalli RP, Varshney A. Visualization of Brain Microstructure through Spherical Harmonics Illumination of High Fidelity Spatio-Angular Fields. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 20(12):2516-2525, 2014. [Best Paper Award]
  7. Zhuo J, Keledjian K, Xu S, Pampori A, Gerzanich V, Simard JM, Gullapalli RP. Changes in Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in a Direct Cranial Blast Traumatic Brain Injury (dc-bTBI) Model. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 24;10(8):e0136151
  8. Chou CC, Chandramouli GV, Shin T, Devasahayam N, McMillan A, Babadi B, Gullapalli R, Krishna MC, Zhuo J. Accelerated electron paramagnetic resonance imaging using partial Fourier compressed sensing reconstruction. Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Apr;37:90-99.