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
Education:
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.
Certifications
American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 2011.
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Selected Publications

Cheng, G., Alavi, A., Werner, T. J., Del Bello, C. V., Akers, S. R.: Serial changes of FDG uptake and diagnosis of suspected lung malignancy: a lesion-based analysis. Clin Nucl Med 39(2): 147-55, 2014.

Gang Cheng, Abass Alavi, Nam Ju Lee, Scott R Akers: Differential Background Clearance of FDG Activity in Normal Tissues and its Clinical Significance PET CLINICS 9(2): 209-16, 2014.

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.

Gang Cheng, Thomas C. Kwee, Sandip Basu, Abass Alavi: Critical considerations on the combined use of 18F-FDG and 18F-fluoride for PET assessment of bone metastatic disease. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Page: 40:1141–1145, 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.

Gang Cheng, Abass Alavi, Catherine V Del Bello, Scott R Akers: Differential Washout of FDG Activity in Two Different Inflammatory Lesions: Implications for Delayed Imaging. Clinical Nuclear Medicine Page: 38(7):576-9, 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.

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.

Gang Cheng, Wengen Chen, Wichana Chamroonrat, Drew A. Torigian, Hongming Zhuang, Abass Alavi: Biopsy versus FDG PET/CT in the evaluation of bone marrow involvement in pediatric lymphoma patients. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 38 (8):1469-1476, 2011.

Thomas C Kwee, Sandip Basu, Gang Cheng, Abass Alavi: FDG PET/CT in carcinoma of unknown primary. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine 37(3):635-644, 2010.

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