Gang Cheng, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
39th & Woodland Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2158236368
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.
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Selected Publications

Akers SR, Werner TJ, Rubello D, Alavi A, Cheng G. : 18F-FDG uptake and clearance in patients with compromised renal function. Nucl Med Commun. 37(8): 825-832. 2016.

Mena E, Yanamadala, Cheng G, Subramaniam RM. : The Current and Evolving Role of PET in Personalized Management of Lung Cancer. PET Clin. 11: 243-259. 2016.

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.

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. 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 54(4): 737-42, Apr 2013 Notes: doi: 10.3109/10428194.2012.727416. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

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. 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.

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