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. Phys Med Biol. 2019 Sep 5;64(17):175023. doi:10.1088/1361-6560/ab1f29. PMID:31051490.

Wang GB. High temporal-resolution dynamic PET image reconstruction using a new spatiotemporal kernel method. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2019 Mar;38(3):664-674. doi:10.1109/TMI.2018.2869868. Epub 2018 Sep 12. PMID:30222553.

Sarkar S, Corwin MT, Olson KA, Stewart SL, Liu CH, Badawi RD, Wang G. Pilot Study to Diagnose Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis With Dynamic 18F-FDG PET. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Mar;212(3):529-537. doi:10.2214/AJR.18.20012. Epub 2019 Jan 23. PMID:30673340.

Wang G, 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. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Jul 24;63(15):155004. doi:10.1088/1361-6560/aac8cb. PMID:29847315.

Zuo Y, Qi J, Wang G. Relative Patlak plot for dynamic PET parametric imaging without the need for early-time input function. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Aug 10;63(16):165004. doi:10.1088/1361-6560/aad444. PMID:30020080.

Wang G, Qi J. PET image reconstruction using kernel method. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2015 Jan;34(1):61-71. doi:10.1109/TMI.2014.2343916. Epub 2014 Jul 30. PMID:25095249.

Wang GB, Qi J. Edge-preserving PET image reconstruction using trust optimization transfer. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2015 Apr;34(4):930-9. doi:10.1109/TMI.2014.2371392. Epub 2014 Nov 25. PMID:25438302.

Wang GB, Qi J. Direct estimation of kinetic parameter images for dynamic PET. Theranostics. 2013 Nov 20;3(10):802-15. doi:10.7150/thno.5130. PMID:24396500.

Wang GB, Qi J.Penalized likelihood PET image reconstruction using patch-based edge-preserving regularization. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012 Dec;31(12):2194-204. doi:10.1109/TMI.2012.2211378. Epub 2012 Aug 2. PMID:22875244.

Wang G, Qi J. An optimization transfer algorithm for nonlinear parametric image reconstruction from dynamic PET data. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2012 Oct;31(10):1977-88. doi:10.1109/TMI.2012.2212203. Epub 2012 Aug 8. PMID:22893380.