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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


Structural connectivity at term equivalent age and language in preterm children at 2 years corrected. Barnes-Davis, ME; Williamson, BJ; Kline, JE; Kline-Fath, BM; Tkach, J; He, L; Yuan, W; Parikh, NA. Brain Communications. 2024; 6:fcae126.

Visuo-vestibular and cognitive connections of the vestibular neuromatrix are conserved across age and injury populations. Smith, JL; Diekfuss, JA; Dudley, JA; Ahluwalia, V; Zuleger, TM; Slutsky-Ganesh, AB; Yuan, W; Foss, KD B; Gore, RK; Myer, GD; Allen, JW. Journal of Neuroimaging. 2023; 33:1003-1014.

28 A Graph Theoretical Approach to Understanding Associations between Structural Connectivity and Improvements in Behavior of Children Born Very Preterm Following a Positive Parenting Intervention. Glazer, S; Parikh, N; Yuan, W; Pedapati, E; Chiu, P; Wade, S. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2023; 29:903-904.

Design and Harmonization Approach for the Multi-Institutional Neurocognitive Discovery Study (MINDS) of Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) Neuroimaging Ancillary Study: A Technical Note. Panigrahy, A; Schmithorst, V; Ceschin, R; Lee, V; Beluk, N; Wallace, J; Wheaton, O; Chenevert, T; Qiu, D; Lee, JN; Umfleet, LG; Cohen, S; Zaidi, A; Gurvitz, M. Journal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease. 2023; 10:381.

DTI of Opioid-Exposed Fetuses Using ComBat Harmonization: A Bi-Institutional Study. Dudley, JA; Nagaraj, UD; Merhar, S; Mangano, FT; Kline-Fath, BM; Ou, X; Acheson, A; Yuan, W. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2023; 44:1084-1089.

The effects of sports-related concussion history on female adolescent brain activity and connectivity for bilateral lower extremity knee motor control. Zuleger, TM; Slutsky-Ganesh, AB; Anand, M; Kim, HW; Warren, SM; Grooms, DR; Barber Foss, KD; Riley, MA; Yuan, W; Gore, RK; Myer, GD; Diekfuss, JA. Psychophysiology: an international journal. 2023; 60:e14314.

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; 264:119727.

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; Yuan, W; Dumoulin, CL. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2022; 382:109728.

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; DesJardins, JD; Myer, GD. 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.