Chen Huijun, PhD

Huijun Chen, PhD

Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Office: CBIR, RM 109


PhD, Mechanics (Biomechanical and Biomedical Engineering), Peking University (2008)
BS, Computer Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (2003)

Research Interests

My research interest is on quantitative physiological imaging using MRI. Different from most MR imaging methods that target structural information, my research focuses on the development of MR imaging methods to quantitatively characterize physiological and pathophysiological processes of human diseases in vivo. My work has led to multiple technological innovations, including MR imaging sequence design, image reconstruction, image post-processing, and physiological modeling, which allow physicians to noninvasively characterize the pathobiology of human diseases and monitor progression and/or regression with high accuracy and reliability. Then, by providing whole clinical MR solutions and carrying out translational clinical research, my research goal is to finally improve the prevention, diagnosis, clinical treatment route, and prognosis of diseases, especially in cardiovascular and liver diseases.

In total, I have published 40 SCI cited papers, of which 28 papers were published in the recent five years. According to Google Scholar, I have 502 total citations and an H-index of 14. My group has not only published over 10 technical papers in top journals in MRI: MRM, but also several papers in top clinical journals, such as Radiology, Stroke, Atherosclerosis, etc. I have also presented over 80 ISMRM or AHA abstracts, of which over 70 were in the recent 5 years. Currently, I am a committee member of the RSNA Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) Perfusion Diffusion Function MRI (PDF-MRI) Technical Committee, a committee member of the Chinese Stroke Association: Chinese Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and a young committee member of the Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering: Chinese Society of Medical Physics. I am also a member of ISMRM, SMRA and SCMR. I have been invited as the session moderator in ISMRM. I have been regularly reviewing manuscripts and international meetings, including Stroke, European Radiology, Medical Physics, Annual meeting of ISMRM, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, et al.


Haikun Qi, Jie Sun, Shuo Chen, Zechen Zhou, Xinlei Pan, Yishi Wang, Xihai Zhao, Rui Li, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen*. Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage imaging with quantitative vessel wall T1 mapping: technical development and initial experience. Radiology 2018 Apr;287(1):276-284.

Jia Ning, Yongliang Sun, Sheng Xie, Bida Zhang, Feng Huang, Peter Koken, Jouke Smink, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen*, Simultaneous acquisition sequence for improved hepatic pharmacokinetics quantification accuracy (SAHA) for dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of liver. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2018;79(5):2629-2641

Haikun Qi, Feng Huang, Zechen Zhou, Peter Koken, Niranjan Balu, Bida Zhang, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen*. Large coverage black-bright blood interleaved imaging sequence (LaBBI) for 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of vessel wall. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2018;79(3):1334-1344.

Juan Wang, Huijun Chen (co-first author), Jie Sun (co-first author), Daniel S Hippe, Huawei Zhang, Shengyuan Yu, Jianming Cai, Leixing Xie, Bao Cui, Chun Yuan, Xihai Zhao, Weimin Yuan, Hongbin Liu. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging of carotid vasa vasorum in relation to coronary and cerebrovascular events. Atherosclerosis. 2017;263:420-426.

Tingting Wu, Jinnan Wang, Yan Song, Xiaotao Deng, Anqi Li, Juan Wei, Le He, Xihai Zhao, Rui Li, Zechen Zhou, Wenchuan Wu, Juan Huang, Sheng Jiao, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen*. Homologous Black-Bright-blood and flexible Interleaved imaging sequence (HOBBI) for Dynamic Contrast-enhanced MRI of the vessel wall. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2015;73(5):1754-63