Dr. Wang is trained as a physicist and joined the medical physics field in 1998. Prior to his appointment at the Advanced Imaging Research Center and the Radiology Department at the UTSW in 2013, Dr. Wang was a MRI scientist at GE Healthcare developing novel imaging techniques for conventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Hyperpolarized nuclear MRI. Dr. Wang has being a certified medical physicist in MRI since 2005. At UTSW, Dr. Wang concentrates on the development and clinical applications of Hyperpolarized 13C MR imaging technology. The long-term goal is to apply these methods for patients with cancer, heart disease and other disorders with the focus on personalized therapy.


Graduate School

Research Interest

  • Hyperpolarized 13C Metabolite MRI and clinic applications
  • MRI Physics, Parallel Imaging and Compressed Sensing


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Metabolism of hyperpolarized [1-(13) C]pyruvate through alternate pathways in rat liver.
Jin ES, Moreno KX, Wang JX, Fidelino L, Merritt ME, Sherry AD, Malloy CR NMR Biomed 2016 Apr 29 4 466-74
Direct evidence for neutrino flavor transformation from neutral-current interactions in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
Phys Rev Lett. 2002 89 1

Honors & Awards

  • 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Canadian College for Physicist in Medicine (2005)