Zhipeng Cao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Research Assistant Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaB.E., Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Office Address
5824 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235
Research Description
Zhipeng Cao, PhD, earned his undergraduate degree in nuclear engineering at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He completed his postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Cao is a Research Assistant Professor for the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. His research is focused on translational 7T MRI research, specifically, to develop 7T CEST, T1rho, ASL imaging protocols based on multi-transmit RF pulse design and multi-channel receive reconstruction methods, and to demonstrate the scientific and clinical values. He is a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES).

Section: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

For publications, visit: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=bRGUR9EAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao.

VUMC email: zhipeng.cao.1@vumc.org
Cao Z, Yan X, Gore JC, Grissom WA. Designing parallel transmit head coil arrays based on radiofrequency pulse performance. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Nov 11/13/2019; PMID: 31722120, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.28068, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Cao Z, Gore JC, Grissom WA. Low-rank plus sparse compressed sensing for accelerated proton resonance frequency shift MR temperature imaging. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Jun; 81(6): 3555-66. PMID: 30706540, PMCID: PMC6435412, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27666, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Ianni JD, Cao Z, Grissom WA. Machine learning RF shimming: Prediction by iteratively projected ridge regression. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2018 Nov; 80(5): 1871-81. PMID: 29572990, PMCID: PMC6107437, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27192, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Yan X, Cao Z, Grissom WA. Ratio-adjustable power splitters for array-compressed parallel transmission. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2018 Apr; 79(4): 2422-31. PMID: 28758248, PMCID: PMC5792383, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26847, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Ma J, Wismans C, Cao Z, Klomp DWJ, Wijnen JP, Grissom WA. Tailored spiral in-out spectral-spatial water suppression pulses for magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2018 Jan; 79(1): 31-40. PMID: 28370494, PMCID: PMC5623606, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26683, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Cao Z, Yan X, Grissom WA. Array-compressed parallel transmit pulse design. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 76(4): 1158-69. PMID: 26510117, PMCID: PMC4848238, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26020, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Hasselwander CJ, Cao Z, Grissom WA. Gr-MRI: A software package for magnetic resonance imaging using software defined radios. J. Magn. Reson [print-electronic]. 2016 Sep; 270: 47-55. PMID: 27394165, PMCID: PMC4996692, PII: S1090-7807(16)30099-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2016.06.023, ISSN: 1096-0856.

Yan X, Cao Z, Grissom WA. Experimental implementation of array-compressed parallel transmission at 7 tesla. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 75(6): 2545-52. PMID: 27080331, PMCID: PMC5321687, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26239, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Cao Z, Donahue MJ, Ma J, Grissom WA. Joint design of large-tip-angle parallel RF pulses and blipped gradient trajectories. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 75(3): 1198-208. PMID: 25916408, PMCID: PMC4624053, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25739, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Grissom WA, Cao Z, Does MD. |B1(+)|-selective excitation pulse design using the Shinnar-Le Roux algorithm. J. Magn. Reson [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 242: 189-96. PMID: 24674887, PII: S1090-7807(14)00050-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmr.2014.02.012, ISSN: 1096-0856.