Guobao Wang, Ph.D.

Guobao Wang, Ph.D.


Radiology Physics

Molecular Imaging

Nuclear Medicine




  • Associate Professor


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Clinical Interests

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

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Wang's research interest is in advancing molecular imaging (e.g., positron emission tomography) using computational methods and clinical translation. His research commonly integrates high-resolution dynamic data acquisition with the design of advanced computational imaging algorithms to derive quantitative imaging biomarkers. In close collaboration with clinicians, Dr. Wang's research group translates quantitative imaging techniques to improve clinical diagnosis, prognosis and therapy response assessment in various diseases.

Wang Research Lab:


Radiology Physics

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


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

Ph.D., 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

Zuo Y, Sarkar S, Corwin MT, Olson K, Badawi RD, Wang GB. Structural and practical identifiability of dual-input kinetic modeling in dynamic PET of liver inflammation. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2019;64(17):175023 (18pp).

Wang GB. High temporal-resolution dynamic PET image reconstruction using a new spatiotemporal kernel method. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 2019;38(3):664 – 674.

Sarkar S, Corwin MT, Olson KA, Stewart S, Liu CH, Badawi RD, and Wang GB. Pilot study to diagnose non-alcoholic steatohepatitis with dynamic 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2019;212(3): 529-537.

Wang GB, Corwin MT, Olson KA, Badawi RD, Sarkar S. Dynamic PET of human liver inflammation: impact of kinetic modeling with optimization-derived dual-blood input function. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2018;63(15): 155004 (14pp).

Zuo Y, Qi J, Wang GB. Relative Patlak plot for dynamic PET parametric imaging without the need for early-time input function. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2018;63(16): 165004 (12pp).

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

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

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

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

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