Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Lawrence Yao, MD
Special Volunteer, Clinical Staff
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
BA, Brown University
MD, Brown University
Dr. Yao earned his undergraduate and medical degrees through the Medical Education Program at Brown University in 1981 and 1985. After serving a medical internship at the Brown-affiliated Miriam Hospital in 1985-1986, he completed radiology residency training at the Albany Medical Center Hospital in 1990, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal imaging at UCLA in 1991.
Dr. Yao was a member of the radiology faculty at UCLA from 1991-1998, where he served as the Director of Musculoskeletal MRI. He served as Director of MRI and Associate Professor of Radiology at Georgetown University from 1999-2000. In 2001 Dr. Yao joined MedTel International Corporation, where he served as a medical officer and director of technology integration until 2002. Dr. Yao joined the NIH in 2002 as a musculoskeletal imaging specialist, and served as the director of the MR section in radiology until 2006. He currently operates a private, sub-specialized diagnostic imaging service.
Dr. Yao is interested in the optimization of MRI techniques for clinical problem solving in orthopedics, and in the use of imaging as a measure of clinical outcome. He collaborates with research groups at NIH that study inflammatory myopathy, graft-versus-host disease, and ankylosing spondylitis.
Yao L, Nelson SD, Seeger LL, Eckardt JJ, Eilber FR. Primary musculoskeletal neoplasms. Effectiveness of core-needle biopsy. Radiology 1999; 212:682-686.
Yao L, Sinha U. Imaging the microcirculatory proton fraction of muscle with diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging. Academic Radiology 2000;1;27-32.
Sinha U, Yao L. In vivo diffusion tensor imaging of human calf muscle. J Magn Reson Imaging 2002;15(1):87-95.
Yao L, Thomasson D. Magnetization transfer contrast in rapid three-dimensional MR imaging using segmented radiofrequency prepulses. AJR 2002;179:863-865.
Yao L, Mehta U. Infraspinatus muscle atrophy: Implications? Radiology 2003;226(1):161-4.
Yao L, Stanczak J, Boutin RD. Presumptive subarticular stress reactions of the knee: MRI detection and association with meniscal tear patterns. Skeletal Radiol 2004;33:260-264.
Yao L, Magalnick M, Wilson M, Lipsky P, Goldbach-Mansky R. Periarticular bone findings in rheumatoid arthritis: T2-weighted versus contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI. Am J Roentgenol. 2006;187(2):358-63.
Yao L, Pitts JT, Thomasson D. Isotropic 3D fast spin-echo with proton-density-like contrast: A comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal MRI. Am J Roentgenol 2007;188(2):W199-201.
Tan S, Yao J, Ward MM, Yao L, Summers RM. Computer Aided Evaluation of Ankylosing Spondylitis Using High Resolution CT. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 2008; 27(9):1252-1267.
Yao L, Gai N. Median nerve cross-sectional area and MRI diffusion characteristics: normative values at the carpal tunnel. Skeletal Radiol. 2009;38(4):355-61.
Clark J, Yao L, Pavletic SZ, Krumlauf M, Mitchell S, Turner ML, Cowen EW. Magnetic resonance imaging in sclerotic-type chronic graft-vs-host disease. Arch Dermatol. 2009;145(8):918-22.
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