Faculty & Staff

Gang Cheng, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Active Staff Radiologist, Pennsylvania Hospital
Active Staff Radiologist, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Radiologist, Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radilogy, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
39th & Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
M.D. (Medicine)
Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China , 1987.
Ph.D. (Cellular and Molecular Biology and Pathology)
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, 1999.
Post-Graduate Training
Resident of Surgery, Zhongshan Hospital , Shanghai Medical University , Shanghai , China , 1987-1990.
Resident of Surgery, Anhui Province Hospital, Hefei, China, 1990-1991.
Fellowship, Cell Biology, Department of Biology, Medical University of South Carolina , 1999-2001.
Internship in Surgery, North Shore-LIJ Med Center, 2006-2007.
Resident in Nuclear Medicine, University of Pennsylvania , 2007-2010.
American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Björn A. Blomberg, Scott R. Akers, Babak Saboury, Nehal N. Mehta, Gang Cheng, Drew A. Torigian, Esther Lim, Catherine Del Bello, Thomas J. Werner, Abass Alavi. : Delayed Time Point FDG PET CT Imaging Enhances Assessment of Atherosclerotic Plaque Inflammation. Nucl Med Comm Page: 34(9):860-7, Sept 2013.

Björn A Blomberg, Ion Codreanu, Gang Cheng, Thomas J. Werner, Abass Alavi: Beta Cell Imaging: Call for evidence-based and scientific approach. Mol Imaging Biol. Page: 15:123-130, 2013.

Gang Cheng: Using a cut-off SUV level to define bone marrow lesions on FDG PET is not appropriate. Annals of Hematology Page: 92 (2): 283-4, 2013.

Gang Cheng, Abass Alavi, Esther Lim, Thomas Werner, Catherine V Del Bello, Scott Akers: Dynamic changes of FDG uptake in normal tissues. Mol Imaging Biol Page: 15(3):345-52, 2013.

Thomas C. Kwee, Gang Cheng, Sandip Basu, Abass Alavi: SUVmax of 2.5 should not be embraced as a magic threshold for separating benign from malignant lesions European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Epub ahead of print). 2013.

Ramer, Karen, Eleanor Mantel, Janet S. Reddin, Gang Cheng, Alavi, Abass: Nuclear Medicine Technology: Review Questions for the Board Examinations. 4th ed. Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London. ISBN 978-3-642-38284-0. 2013 (in press). Springer Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London. (in press) Page: 978-3-642-38284-0, 2013.

Cheng, Gang: Diagnosis of Bone Marrow Involvement in Lymphoma Patients: FDG PET/CT versus Bone Marrow Biopsy. In: PEDIATRIC CANCER -Diagnosis, Therapy, and Prognosis, Editor: Eric Hayat. Springer Company. 4: 978-94-007-6590-0. 2013.

Gang Cheng, Drew A. Torigian, Hongming Zhuang, Abass Alavi: When should we recommend use of dual time point and delayed time point imaging techniques in FDG-PET? European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Page: 40(5):779-87, 2013.

Wengen Chen, Hongming Zhuang, Gang Cheng, Drew A. Torigian, Abass Alavi: Comparison of FDG-PET, MRI and CT for assessment of radiofrequency ablation of hepatic tumors. Annals of Nuclear Medic Page: 27(1):58-64, 2013.

Gang Cheng, Sabah Servaes, Hongming Zhuang: Value of FDG PET/CT scan versus diagnostic contrast CT in the initial staging of pediatric lymphoma patients. Leukemia and Lymphoma Page: 54(4):737-42, 2013.

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