Dr. Cao, Peng
Ph.D. (HKU), Postdoc (UCSF)
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, HKU
E-mail: caopeng1@hku.hk


Research Interest

  1. High-field magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy,
  2. Anatomic and metabolic imaging using proton and heteronuclear MRI/MRS,
  3. Diffusion MR, MR pulse sequence,
  4. Image processing,
  5. MRI hardware (radio frequency exciter and transceiver),
  6. Machine learning


1.   P Cao, X Zhu, S Tang, A Leynes, A Jakary, PE Larson. Shuffled Magnetization-Prepared Multi-Contrast Rapid Gradient Echo Imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26986
2.   P Cao, F Hyder, IY Zhou, JW Zhang, VB Xie, A Tsang, EX Wu. Simultaneous spin-echo and gradient-echo BOLD measurements by dynamic MRS. NMR in Biomedicine. 2017. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3745
3.   P Cao, P Shin, I Park, C Najac, I Marco-Rius, DB Vigneron, SJ Nelson, S Ronen, PE Larson. Accelerated High Bandwidth MR Spectroscopic Imaging Using Compressed Sensing. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2016 Aug;76(2):369-79. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26272.
4.   P Cao, EX Wu. In vivo diffusion MRS investigation of non-water molecules in biological tissues. NMR in Biomedicine. 2016 Jan 21. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3481.
5.   P Cao, X Zhang, I Park, C Najac, SJ Nelson, S Ronen, PE Larson. 1H-13C independently tuned radiofrequency surface coil applied for in vivo hyperpolarized MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2016 Nov;76(5):1612-1620.
6.   P Cao, SJ Fan, AM Wang, VB Xie, ZW Qiao, GM Brittenham, EX Wu: In Vivo Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Monitors Changes in Size of Intramyocellular Lipid Droplet. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2015 Jan; 73(1):59-69.
7.   P Cao, EX Wu: Accelerating Phase-encoded 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging by Compressed Sensing. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2015 Feb; 41(2): 487-95.
8.   Y Wang, Y Zhang, W Xuan, E Kao, P Cao, B Tian, K Ordovas, D Saloner, and J Liu. Fully automatic segmentation of 4D MRI for cardiac functional measurements. Med Physics (accepted)
9.   H Wei, P Cao, A Bischof, RG Henry, PEZ Larson, C Liu. MRI gradient-echo phase contrast of the brain at ultra-short TE with off-resonance saturation. Neuroimage. 2018 Mar 29; 175:1-11. PMID: 29604452.
10.   HY Chen, PEZ Larson, JW Gordon, RA Bok, M Ferrone, M van Criekinge, L Carvajal, P Cao, JM Pauly, AB Kerr, I Park, JB Slater, SJ Nelson, PN Munster, R Aggarwal, J Kurhanewicz, DB Vigneron. Technique development of 3D dynamic CS-EPSI for hyperpolarized 13 C pyruvate MR molecular imaging of human prostate cancer. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Mar 25. PMID: 29575178. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27179.
11.   T Boucneau, P Cao, S Tang, M Han, D Xu, R Henry, P E. Z. Larson. In Vivo Characterization of Brain Ultrashort-T2 Components. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27037
12.   I Marco-Rius, C Morze, R Sriram, P Cao, GY Chang, E Milshteyn, RA. Bok, MA Ohliger, D Pearce, J Kurhanewicz1, P Larson, DB Vigneron, and M Merritt. Monitoring acute metabolic changes in the liver and kidneys induced by fructose and glucose using hyperpolarized [2-13C]dihydroxyacetone. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 201777:65–73. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26525
13.   O Rutledge, T Kwak, P Cao, X Zhang. Design and test of a double-nuclear RF coil for 1H MRI and 13C MRSI at 7T. Journal of Magnetic Resonance 2016 Apr 7; 267:15-21.
14.   I Marco-Rius, P Cao, C von Morze, M Merritt, KX Moreno, GY Chang, MA Ohliger, D Pearce, J Kurhanewicz, PE Larson, DB Vigneron. Multiband spectral-spatial RF excitation for hyperpolarized [2-13C]dihydroxyacetone 13C-MR metabolism studies. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2016 Mar 28. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26226
15.   AM Wang, GK Leung, KM Kiang, D Chan, P Cao, EX Wu. Separation and quantification of lactate and lipid at 1.3 ppm by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2016 Feb 1. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26144.
16.   AM Wang, P Cao, A Yee, D Chan, EX Wu. Detection of extracellular matrix degradation in intervertebral disc degeneration by diffusion magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2015 May; 73(5):1703-12.
17.   IY Zhou, DS Gao, AM Chow, SJ Fan, MM Cheung, CC Ling, XB Liu, P Cao, H Guo, K Man, EX Wu. Effect of diffusion time on liver DWI: An experimental study of normal and fibrotic livers. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2014 Nov; 72(5):1389-96.
18.   Z Bo, EX Wu, P Gao, P Cao, and LJ Jiang. The Serial Resonant Antenna for the Large Field of View Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Progress In Electromagnetics Research, 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2528/PIER12112612