Dongrong Xu, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)
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Dr. Xu is an expert in medical imaging processing and analysis. He is interested in developing novel algorithms and tools for analyzing imaging data, and using the tools to study psychiatric diseases.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)


  • Male


My primary research focuses on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and particularly Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and its appliations to various psychiatric diseases. I develop algorithms for anlayzing medical imaging data, and am also interested in developing virutual reality paradigms for functional MRI studies.

Selected Publications

  • Xu D, Cui J, Bansal R, Hao X, Liu J, Peterson BS: Ellipsoidal Area Ratio (EAR): An Improved Diffusion Anisotropy Index. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2009;27: 311-327
  • Xiaozheng Liu, Zhenming Yuan, Junming Zhu, Dongrong Xu: Medical image registration by combining global and local information: A chain-type diffeomorphic demons algorithm. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2013;58: 1-20
  • Xu D, Hao X, Bansal R, Plessen KJ, Peterson BS: Seamless Warping of Diffusion Tensor Images. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2008;27: 285-299
  • Xu D, Hao X, Bansal R, Plessen JK, Geng W, Hugdahl K, Peterson BS: Unifying the Analyses of Anatomical and Diffusion Tensor Images Using Volume-Preserved Warping. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2007;25: 612-624
  • Xu Yan, Mingxiong Zhou, Lingfang Ying, Dazhi Yin, Mingxia Fan, Guang Yang, Yongdi Zhou, Fan Song, Dongrong Xu: Evaluation of Optimized b-Value Sampling Schemas for Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging with an Application to Stroke Patient Data. Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 2013;37(4): 272-280