Guobao Wang, Ph.D.

Guobao Wang, Ph.D.


Radiology Physics

Molecular Imaging




  • Assistant Professor


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Clinical Interests

Dr. Wang's clinical interests include development, implementation and maintenance of technical excellence in noninvasive medical imaging as well as imaging informatics.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Wang's research interest is in the development of dynamic molecular imaging methods (with emphasis on dynamic PET/CT) to visualize and characterize molecular processes quantitatively.

His research commonly integrates high-resolution dynamic data acquisition with the design of advanced computational molecular imaging algorithms to derive quantitative imaging biomarkers.

In close collaboration with clinicians, Dr. Wang's research group translates these quantitative imaging techniques to improve clinical diagnosis, prognosis and therapy response assessment in various diseases.


Radiology Physics
Nuclear Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China 2002

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China 2005

B.S., China Textile University, Shanghai, China 1999

Professional Memberships

American Heart Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Select Recent Publications

GB Wang, J Qi. PET image reconstruction using kernel methods. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2015; 34(1): 61-71.

GB Wang, J Qi. Edge-preserving PET image reconstruction using trust optimization transfer. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2015; 34(4): 930-939.

GB Wang, J Qi. Direct estimation of kinetic parameter images for dynamic PET. Theranostics. 2013; 3(10): 802-815.

GB Wang, J Qi. Penalized likelihood PET image reconstruction using patch-based edge-preserving regularization. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2012;31(12): 2194-2204.

GB Wang, J Qi. An optimization transfer algorithm for nonlinear parametric image reconstruction from dynamic PET data. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2012; 31(10): 1977-1988.

GB Wang, J Qi. Acceleration of direct reconstruction of linear parametric images using nested algorithms. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2010;55(5): 1505-1517.