Rochester, Minnesota




The research interests of Meng Yin, Ph.D., involve the development of a comprehensive noninvasive imaging method for diagnosing chronic liver diseases with varying pathophysiologic status. Dr. Yin has conducted research in detecting and quantifying hepatic fibrosis in patients with chronic liver diseases, which in 2007 resulted in the first proven clinical application for assessing hepatic fibrosis as an alternative to biopsy.

Currently, Dr. Yin is working on an innovative imaging method for distinguishing hepatic inflammation from fibrosis, which is very important in diagnosing disease progress and monitoring treatment efficacy.

Focus areas

  • Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Chronic liver diseases
  • Liver fibrosis and inflammation
  • Portal hypertension

Significance to patient care

Dr. Yin's research aims to improve imaging methods for patients with liver disease, which will provide more-accurate diagnoses, advance treatment options and improve quality of life.

Professional highlights

  • Recipient, Travel Award, Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research Academic Council, 2017
  • Recipient, Radiology Editor's Recognition Award for reviewing with distinction, 2016
  • Recipient, Cum Laude Award, Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, 2010
  • Merit with Excellence in Design of Educational Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America, 2009
  • Recipient, First Place Award, Body Imaging, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2009


Primary Appointment

  1. Associate Consultant II, Department of Radiology

Academic Rank

  1. Associate Professor of Medical Physics


  1. Post Doctoral Fellowship Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering and Physiology, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Master of Science - Biomedical Engineering Huazhong University of Science & Technology, School of Life Science
  4. Bachelor - Communication Engineering Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Department of Electronics and Information Engineering

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