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Jullie Pan, MD, PhD

Jullie Pan, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology, School of Medicine
Director of High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging, NextGen Precision Health building

NextGen Focus Area: Imaging; Neuroscience (High-Field MRI)

Jullie Pan serves as NextGen’s director of high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with a primary emphasis on brain imaging. Focusing on the MAGNETOM Terra 7 Tesla magnetic resonance system, Dr. Pan targets her research on making ultrahigh-field imaging more informative and of higher quality. A primary outcome for this research is to provide better prognostication for patients undergoing treatments for conditions such as brain tumors, mild traumatic brain injuries and epilepsy. 

Precision Health Impact:

  • Achieving the promise of ultrahigh-field MRI: more informative and higher quality.
  • Fast-targeted spectroscopic brain tumor imaging to assist in clinical management decision-making.
  • Better measurements and understanding of abnormal brain networks, which can occur in traumatic brain injury and epilepsy.


Hetherington HP, Moon CH, Schwerter M, Shah NJ, Pan JW. Dynamic B0 shimming for multiband imaging using high order spherical harmonic shims. Magn Reson Med. 2021 Jan;85(1):531–43.

Li X, Pan JW, Avdievich NI, Hetherington HP, Rispoli JV. Electromagnetic simulation of a 16-channel head transceiver at 7 T using circuit-spatial optimization. Magn Reson Med. 2021 Jun;85(6):3463–78.

Pan JW, Cavus I, Kim J, Hetherington HP, Spencer DD. Hippocampal extracellular GABA correlates with metabolism in human epilepsy. Metab Brain Dis. 2008 Dec;23(4):457–68.

Pan JW, Takahashi K. Interdependence of N-acetyl aspartate and high-energy phosphates in healthy human brain. Ann Neurol. 2005 Jan;57(1):92–7.

Pan JW, Antony A, Tal A, Yushmanov V, Fong J, Richardson M, et al. MR spectroscopic imaging at 3 T and outcomes in surgical epilepsy. NMR Biomed. 2021 Jun;34(6):e4492. 

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