Jing Liu, PhD

Associate Professor
+1 415 514-8268

Jing Liu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She obtained her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001, and she earned her MS in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in Canada in 2003, followed by her PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2008. From 2008-2010, she served as a postdoctoral associate in Radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. In December 2010, Dr. Liu accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Radiology in UCSF’s Cardiovascular Imaging Research Interest Group at China Basin.

Dr. Liu’s research focuses on developing magnetic-resonance imaging data acquisition techniques and image reconstruction algorithms for 3D dynamic MRI imaging, including contrast-enhanced MRA, cardiac-cine imaging, and coronary imaging. She is interested in effectively identifying important medical imaging issues and applying solutions directly to relevant problems in the clinical setting. Her goal is to develop techniques to generate MR images with high temporal and spatial resolutions with low artifacts, short scan time, and motion robustness.

Dr. Liu is a member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Liu contributes her expertise to six professional journals as a manuscript reviewer. She has written 20+ peer-reviewed articles and 80+ abstracts.

Cardiovascular Imaging

Cardiovascular imaging, MRI data acquisitions, 3D dynamic MRI

Professional Interests:
4D MRI, fast imaging, cardiac MRI, coronary imaging, self-gating, non-cartesian MRI data acquisition and image reconstruction, compressed sensing, parallel imaging

Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: University of Science and Technology of China - Electrical Engineering
• Masters of Science: McMaster University, Canada - Electrical Engineering
• Doctor of Philosophy: University of Wisconsin-Madison - Electrical Engineering
• Postdoctoral Associate: Weill Cornell Medical College, New York - Radiology


Deep learning based fully automatic segmentation of the left ventricular endocardium and epicardium from cardiac cine MRI.

Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery

Yan Wang, Yue Zhang, Zhaoying Wen, Bing Tian, Evan Kao, Xinke Liu, Wanling Xuan, Karen Ordovas, David Saloner, Jing Liu

Fetal Cerebral Oxygenation Is Impaired in Congenital Heart Disease and Shows Variable Response to Maternal Hyperoxia

Fetal Cerebral Oxygenation Is Impaired in Congenital Heart Disease and Shows Variable Response to Maternal Hyperoxia

Shabnam Peyvandi, Duan Xu, Yan Wang , Whitnee Hogan, Anita Moon-Grady, A. James Barkovich, Orit Glenn, Patrick McQuillen, Jing Liu

Computer-Aided Quantification of Non-contrast 3D Black Blood MRI As An Efficient Alternative to Reference Standard Manual CT Angiography Measurements of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

European journal of radiology

Yan Wang, Bing Tian, Fei Xiong, Evan Kao, Yue Zhang, Xinke Liu, Xia Tian, Henrik Haraldsson, Chengcheng Zhu, Joseph Leach, Jing Liu, Michael D. Hope, Dimitrios Mitsouras, David Saloner

Left ventricular geometry during unloading and the end-systolic pressure volume relationship: Measurement with a modified real-time MRI-based method in normal sheep.

PloS one

Giao DM, Wang Y, Rojas R, Takaba K, Badathala A, Spaulding KA, Soon G, Zhang Y, Wang VY, Haraldsson H, Liu J, Saloner D, Guccione JM, Ge L, Wallace AW, Ratcliffe MB



Jing Liu, Angela Jakary, Marisa Lafontaine, Yan Wang, Duan Xu, David Saloner, Nicholas Butowski, Christopher Hess, Javier Villanueva-Meyer, Susan Chang, Janine Lupo

Technical Note: Simultaneous Segmentation and Relaxometry for MRI through Multitask Learning.

Medical physics

Cao P, Liu J, Tang S, Leynes AP, Lupo JM, Xu D, Larson PEZ

Extending Cardiac Functional Assessment with Respiratory-Resolved 3D Cine MRI.

Scientific reports

Liu J, Wang Y, Wen Z, Feng L, Lima APS, Mahadevan VS, Bolger A, Saloner D, Ordovas K

Self-Attention Convolutional Neural Network for Improved MR Image Reconstruction

Information Sciences

Y. Wu, Y. Ma, D. Capaldi, J. Liu, W. Zhao, J. Du, L. Xing

Cortical bone vessel identification and quantification on contrast-enhanced MR images.

Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery

Wu PH, Gibbons M, Foreman SC, Carballido-Gamio J, Han M, Krug R, Liu J, Link TM, Kazakia GJ

Shape-appearance constrained segmentation and separation of vein and artery in pulsatile tinnitus patients based on MR angiography and flow MRI.

Magnetic resonance imaging

Wang Y, Kao E, Zhang Y, Tian B, Gong J, Faraji F, Haraldsson H, Amans MR, Saloner D, Liu J

Multiresolution spatiotemporal mechanical model of the heart as a prior to constrain the solution for 4D models of the heart.

Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering

Gullberg GT, Veress AI, Shrestha UM, Liu J, Ordovas K, Segars WP, Seo Y

Left ventricular geometry during unloading and the end-systolic pressure volume relationship: Measurement with a modified real-time MRI-based method in normal sheep.


Duc M. Giao, Yan Wang, Renan Rojas, Kiyoaki Takaba, Anusha Badathala, Kimberly A. Spaulding, Gilbert Soon, Yue Zhang, Vicky Y. Wang, Henrik Haraldsson, Jing Liu, David Saloner, Liang Ge, Julius M. Guccione, Arthur W. Wallace, Mark B. Ratcliffe

Fully automatic segmentation of 4D MRI for cardiac functional measurements.

Medical physics

Wang Y, Zhang Y, Xuan W, Kao E, Cao P, Tian B, Ordovas K, Saloner D, Liu J

Developing an efficient phase-matched attenuation correction method for quiescent period PET in abdominal PET/MRI.

Physics in medicine and biology

Yang J, Liu J, Wiesinger F, Menini A, Zhu X, Hope TA, Seo Y, Larson PEZ

Accelerated whole brain intracranial vessel wall imaging using black blood fast spin echo with compressed sensing (CS-SPACE).

Magma (New York, N.Y.)

Zhu C, Tian B, Chen L, Eisenmenger L, Raithel E, Forman C, Ahn S, Laub G, Liu Q, Lu J, Liu J, Hess C, Saloner D

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Evaluation of Left Ventricular Myocardial Strain in Pulmonary Hypertension.

Academic radiology

Kallianos K, Brooks GC, Mukai K, Seguro de Carvalho F, Liu J, Naeger DM, De Marco T, Ordovas KG

Highly accelerated intracranial 4D flow MRI: evaluation of healthy volunteers and patients with intracranial aneurysms.

Magma (New York, N.Y.)

Liu J, Koskas L, Faraji F, Kao E, Wang Y, Haraldsson H, Kefayati S, Zhu C, Ahn S, Laub G, Saloner D

Segmentation of lumen and outer wall of abdominal aortic aneurysms from 3D black-blood MRI with a registration based geodesic active contour model.

Medical image analysis

Wang Y, Seguro F, Kao E, Zhang Y, Faraji F, Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Hope M, Saloner D, Liu J

Highly-accelerated self-gated free-breathing 3D cardiac cine MRI: validation in assessment of left ventricular function.

Magma (New York, N.Y.)

Liu J, Feng L, Shen HW, Zhu C, Wang Y, Mukai K, Brooks GC, Ordovas K, Saloner D

Nonlinear profile order for three-dimensional hybrid radial acquisition applied to self-gated free-breathing cardiac cine MRI

Chinese Physics B

Zhu Y, Spincemaille P, Liu J, Li S, Nguyen, T.D., Prince M.R., Xie Y., Wang Y.

P-029 Turbulent Flow in the Venous Outflow Tract of Pulsatile Tinnitus Patients with Sigmoid Sinus Diverticulum.

Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery

S Kefayati, E Kao, J Liu, H Haraldsson, F Faraji, M Ballweber, K Meisel, V Halbach, D Saloner, M Amans

Dilatation of the ascending aorta is associated with presence of aortic regurgitation in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

The international journal of cardiovascular imaging

Ordovas KG, Keedy A, Naeger DM, Kallianos K, Foster E, Liu J, Saloner D, Hope MD

Measuring cardiac efficiency using PET/MRI.

EJNMMI physics

Gullberg G, Aparici CM, Brooks G, Liu J, Guccione J, Saloner D, Seo AY, Ordovas KG

Isotropic 3D black blood MRI of abdominal aortic aneurysm wall and intraluminal thrombus.

Magnetic resonance imaging

Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Faraji F, Owens C, Gasper W, Ahn S, Liu J, Laub G, Hope MD, Saloner D

MR physics in practice: how to optimize acquisition quality and time for cardiac MR imaging.

Magnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America

Saloner D, Liu J, Haraldsson H

Free-breathing 3D imaging of right ventricular structure and function using respiratory and cardiac self-gated cine MRI

BioMed Research International

Zhu Y, Liu J, Weinsaft J, Spincemaille P, Nguyen T, Prince MR, Bao S, Xie Y and Wang Y

Highly accelerated aortic 4D flow MR imaging with variable-density random undersampling.

Magnetic resonance imaging

Liu J, Dyverfeldt P, Acevedo-Bolton G, Hope M, Saloner D

Fast, free-breathing, in vivo fetal imaging using time-resolved 3D MRI technique: preliminary results.

Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery

Liu J, Glenn OA, Xu D

Self-gated free-breathing 3D coronary CINE imaging with simultaneous water and fat visualization.

PloS one

Liu J, Nguyen TD, Zhu Y, Spincemaille P, Prince MR, Weinsaft JW, Saloner D, Wang Y

Accelerated 4D flow imaging with variable-density cartesian undersampling and parallel imaging reconstruction.

Critical Reviews in Computed Tomography

Jing Liu, Petter Dyverfeldt, Michael D Hope, David Saloner

Morphology enabled dipole inversion for quantitative susceptibility mapping using structural consistency between the magnitude image and the susceptibility map.


Liu J, Liu T, de Rochefort L, Ledoux J, Khalidov I, Chen W, Tsiouris AJ, Wisnieff C, Spincemaille P, Prince MR, Wang Y

Z intensity-weighted position self-respiratory gating method for free-breathing 3D cardiac CINE imaging.

Magnetic resonance imaging

Spincemaille P, Liu J, Nguyen T, Prince MR, Wang Y

Morphology enabled dipole inversion (MEDI) from a single-angle acquisition: comparison with COSMOS in human brain imaging.

Magnetic resonance in medicine

Liu T, Liu J, de Rochefort L, Spincemaille P, Khalidov I, Ledoux JR, Wang Y

A novel background field removal method for MRI using projection onto dipole fields (PDF).

NMR in biomedicine

Liu T, Khalidov I, de Rochefort L, Spincemaille P, Liu J, Tsiouris AJ, Wang Y

Single breathhold cardiac CINE imaging with multi-echo three-dimensional hybrid radial SSFP acquisition.

Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI

Liu J, Wieben O, Jung Y, Samsonov AA, Reeder SB, Block WF

Respiratory and cardiac self-gated free-breathing cardiac CINE imaging with multiecho 3D hybrid radial SSFP acquisition.

Magnetic resonance in medicine

Liu J, Spincemaille P, Codella NC, Nguyen TD, Prince MR, Wang Y

Quantitative susceptibility map reconstruction from MR phase data using bayesian regularization: validation and application to brain imaging.

Magnetic resonance in medicine

de Rochefort L, Liu T, Kressler B, Liu J, Spincemaille P, Lebon V, Wu J, Wang Y

3D diffusion tensor MRI with isotropic resolution using a steady-state radial acquisition.

Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI

Jung Y, Samsonov AA, Block WF, Lazar M, Lu A, Liu J, Alexander AL

Generation and visualization of four-dimensional MR angiography data using an undersampled 3-D projection trajectory.

IEEE transactions on medical imaging

Liu J, Redmond MJ, Brodsky EK, Alexander AL, Lu A, Thornton FJ, Schulte MJ, Grist TM, Pipe JG, Block WF

IEEE Signal Processing Letters

Adaptive Beamforming with Sidelobe Control: a Second-Order Cone Programming Approach

Liu J, Gershman AB, Luo ZQ, Wong KM