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Weihong Yuan, PhD

  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology



Weihong Yuan, PhD, joined the faculty in 2005 and currently is the McLaurin fellow in pediatric neurosurgery and research assistant professor of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is a biomedical engineer by training with BS degree (1991) from Zhejiang University, PRC, and MS (1997) and PhD degree (2000) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.

BS: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PRC, 1991.

MS: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, 1997.

PhD: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, 2000.


Diffusion tensor study pediatric patient with hydrocephalus; diffusion tensor imaging study of pediatric supratentorial tumors; diffusion tensor imaging study of children with traumatic brain injury; functional MRI study of pediatric patients with spina bifida; fMRI/DTI study of epilepsy; intra-operative neuroimaging

Services and Specialties


Research Areas

Radiology, Imaging


A Weighted Head Accelerator Mechanism (WHAM) for visualizing brain rheology using magnetic resonance imaging. Pratt, RG; Lee, G; McAllister, AS; Smith, DR; Myer, GD; Ireland, CM; Loew, WM; Lanier, M; Wang, H; Diekfuss, JA; et al. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2022; 382.

Diffuse excessive high signal intensity in the preterm brain on advanced MRI represents widespread neuropathology. Kline, JE; Dudley, J; Illapani, VS P; Li, H; Kline-Fath, B; Tkach, J; He, L; Yuan, W; Parikh, NA. NeuroImage. 2022; 264.

Helmet Technology, Head Impact Exposure, and Cortical Thinning Following a Season of High School Football. Dudley, JA; Slutsky-Ganesh, AB; Diekfuss, JA; Avedesian, JM; Yuan, W; DiCesare, CA; Williams, B; Meehan, WP; Hill, D; Panzer, MB; et al. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 2022; 50:1608-1619.

The Construction of a Predictive Composite Index for Decision-Making of CSF Diversion Surgery in Pediatric Patients following Prenatal Myelomeningocele Repair. Mangano, FT; Altaye, M; Stevenson, CB; Yuan, W. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2022; 43:1214-1221.

Does central nervous system dysfunction underlie patellofemoral pain in young females? Examining brain functional connectivity in association with patient-reported outcomes. Diekfuss, JA; Grooms, DR; Nissen, KS; Coghill, RC; Bonnette, S; Barber Foss, KD; Dudley, JA; Berz, K; Logan, K; Gubanich, P; et al. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2022; 40:1083-1096.

An iPad-based intervention to improve visual-motor, visual-attention, and visual-perceptual skills in children with surgically treated hydrocephalus: A pilot study. Harpster, K; Weckherlin, N; Engsberg, JR; Powell, SK; Barnard, H; Kadis, D; Dodd, JN; Garrett, ML; Mangano, FT; Limbrick, DD; et al. Child's Nervous System. 2022; 38:303-310.

Genetic Fuzzy Methodology to Predict Time to Return to Play from Sports-Related Concussion. Sathyan, A; Yuan, W; Fleck, DE; Bonnette, S; Diekfuss, JA; Martis, M; Gable, A; Myer, GD; Altaye, M; Dudley, JA; et al. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems. 2022; 258:380-390.

Effect of Subconcussive Head Impact Exposure and Jugular Vein Compression on Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes after a Single Season of High-School Football: A Prospective Longitudinal Trial. Narad, ME; Epstein, JN; Peugh, J; Barber Foss, KD; Diekfuss, JA; Bonnette, S; Orban, S; Yuan, W; Dudley, JA; Dicesare, CA; et al. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2022; 39:49-57.

Association between brain structural network efficiency at term-equivalent age and early development of cerebral palsy in very preterm infants. Kline, JE; Yuan, W; Harpster, K; Altaye, M; Parikh, NA. NeuroImage. 2021; 245.

White Matter Alteration Following SWAT Explosive Breaching Training and the Moderating Effect of a Neck Collar Device: A DTI and NODDI Study. Yuan, W; Dudley, J; Slutsky-Ganesh, AB; Leach, J; Scheifele, P; Altaye, M; Barber Foss, KD; Diekfuss, JD; Rhea, CK; Myer, GD. Military Medicine. 2021; 186:1183-1190.