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.
- 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.
- 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