I am a Research Assitant in LIRP and QIML, Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

I am co-advised by Professor Scott Reeder and Professor Diego Hernando.

My research interests are in developing and assessing advanced R2* relaxometry and susceptibility based quantitative MRI in the body, mainly focused on liver and placenta.

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    PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering - University of Wisconsin-Madison

    MSc, Biomedical Engineering - Zhejiang University (China) - 2015

    BS, Measurement-Control Technology and Instrumentation - Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) - 2012

Publications (Journal)

  • Characterizing a Short T2* signal component in the liver using ultrashort TE chemical shift-encoded MRI at 1.5T and 3.0T.
    Zhu A, Hernando D, Johnson KM, Reeder SB
      MRM   Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Evaluation of a motion-robust 2D chemical shift-encoded technique for R2* and field map quantification in ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI of the placenta in pregnant rhesus macaques.
    Zhu A, Reeder SB, Johnson KM, Nguyen S, Golos TG, Shimakawa A, Muehler MR, Francois CJ, Bird IM, Fain SB, Shah DM, Wieben O, Hernando D
      JMRI   Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Quantitative ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI in pregnancy: a feasibility study in the nonhuman primate.
    Zhu A, Reeder SB, Johnson KM, Nguyen S, Fain SB, Bird IM, Golos TG, Wieben O, Shah DM, Hernando D
      MRI   Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Computation of exact g-factor maps in 3D GRAPPA reconstructions.
    Rabanillo-Viloria I, Zhu A, Aja-Fernández S, Alberola-López C, Hernando D
      MRM   Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Center-Out Echo-Planar Imaging (COEPI): a fast single-shot imaging technique with a short echo time.
    Chen X, Zhu A, Du YP
      MRM   Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, under revision
  • Study of reconstruction algorithm for 1D magnetic particle imaging using particle swarm optimization.
    [American Scientific Publishers]
    Zhou M, Zhu A, Zhang P
      JCTN   Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience

Curriculum Vitae


  • I like cooking and travelling. I am a sports fan. I like playing badminton, table tennis and watching professional sports (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.). I am also learning Español now. Las canciones latinas son hermosas.


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