Dongrong Xu, PhD

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Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (in Psychiatry)

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.

Research

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.

Grants

CHILDREN AT HIGH AND AT LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Jan 31 2017

CHILDREN AT HIGH AND AT LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - May 31 2016

SERATONERGIC MODULATION OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: GENETIC AND PHARMACOLOGIC INFLUENCES ON STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND BEHAVIOR (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2010 - Apr 30 2016

CHILDREN AT HIGH AND AT LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Jan 31 2016

SERATONERGIC MODULATION OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: GENETIC AND PHARMACOLOGIC INFLUENCES ON STRUCTURE, FUNCTION, AND BEHAVIOR (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2010 - May 31 2015

CHILDREN AT HIGH AND AT LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Apr 30 2015

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF BELIEF IN THE RESILIENCE OF FAMILIES AT RISK FOR DEPRESSION: RELIGION, BRAIN STRUCTURE & GENETICS (Private)

Jan 1 2010 - Nov 15 2014

CHILDREN AT HIGH AND AT LOW RISK FOR DEPRESSION (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Jan 31 2014

COMMON STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL CORTICAL LANDMARKS IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH DEPRESSION (Private)

Jan 15 2014 - Jan 16 2014

IDENTIFYING BRAIN-BASED BIOMARKERS FOR ASD AND THEIR BIOLOGI CAL SUBTYPES (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Aug 31 2012

BIOMARKERS FOR PSYCHOSIS IN VELOCARDIOFACIAL SYNDROME (Federal Gov)

Aug 5 2007 - Mar 31 2012

SIMONS SIMPLEX FAMILY RESOURCE (Private)

Nov 1 2006 - Mar 31 2012

A DIFFUSION TENSOR IMAGING STUDY OF ANATOMICAL CONNECTIVITY IN ADOLESCENTS WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER (Private)

Jul 1 2005 - Sep 30 2008

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