Terence Wong

Terry Wong BRIC


Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine| Director, Molecular Imaging, BRIC | Medical Director, BRIC
Departments: Radiology | BRIC
Contact: tzwong@med.unc.edu | T: (919) 966-9676

Research Interests
PET/CT, PET/MR, advanced MR and CT, novel PET tracers

My primary interest is in the development and application of functional/anatomic imaging biomarkers to guide and evaluate therapeutic decisions.

Recent Publications

Murphy KR, Landau SM, Choudhury KR, Hostage CA, Shpanskaya KS, Sair HI, Petrella JR, Wong TZ, Doraiswamy PM; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Mapping the effects of ApoE4, age and cognitive status on 18F-florbetapir PET measured regional cortical patterns of beta-amyloid density and growth. Neuroimage. 2013 Sep; 78:474-80.

Zannas AS, Doraiswamy PM, Shpanskaya KS, Murphy KR, Petrella JR, Burke JR, Wong TZ. Impact of 18F-florbetapir PET imaging of β-amyloid neuritic plaque density on clinical decision-making. Neurocase. 2013 May 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Harrison MR, Wong TZ, Armstrong AJ, George DJ. Radium-223 chloride: a potential new treatment for castration-resistant prostate cancer patients with metastatic bone disease. Cancer Manag Res. 2013;5:1-14.

Lawrence MV, Saynak M, Fried DV, Bateman TA, Green RL, Hubbs JL, Jaszczak RJ, Wong TZ, Zhou S, Das SK, Marks LB. Assessing the impact of radiation-induced changes in soft tissue density∕thickness on the study of radiation-induced perfusion changes in the lung and heart. Med Phys. 2012 Dec;39(12):7644-9.

Beasley GM, Parsons C, Broadwater G, Selim MA, Marzban S, Abernethy AP, Salama AK, Eikman EA, Wong T, Zager JS, Tyler DS. A Multicenter Prospective Evaluation of the Clinical Utility of F-18 FDG-PET/CT in Patients With AJCC Stage IIIB or IIIC Extremity Melanoma. Ann Surg. 2012 Aug;256(2):350-6.

Sampson JH, Brady M, Raghavan R, Mehta AI, Friedman AH, Reardon DA, Petry NA, Barboriak DP, Wong TZ, Zalutsky MR, Lally-Goss D, Bigner DD. Co-localization of gadolinium-DTPA with high molecular weight molecules after intracerebral convection-enhanced delivery in man. Neurosurgery. 2011 Sep;69(3):668-76.

Paldino MJ, Wong TZ, Reardon DA, Friedman HS, Barboriak DP. Prognostic significance of parameters derived from co-registered 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography and contrast-enhanced MRI in patients undergoing intracavitary radiation therapy for high-grade glioma. Br J Radiol. 2011 Apr;84(1000):327-33.

Yoo DS, Wong TZ, Brizel DM. The role of adaptive and functional imaging modalities in radiation therapy: approach and application from a radiation oncology perspective. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2010 Dec;31(6):444-61.

Willett CG, Duda DG, di Tomaso E, Boucher Y, Ancukiewicz M, Sahani DV, Lahdenranta J, Chung DC, Fischman AJ, Lauwers GY, Shellito P, Czito BG, Wong TZ, Paulson E, Poleski M, Vujaskovic Z, Bentley R, Chen HX, Clark JW, Jain RK. Efficacy, safety, and biomarkers of neoadjuvant bevacizumab, radiation therapy, and fluorouracil in rectal cancer: a multidisciplinary phase II study. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jun 20;27(18):3020-3026.

Craciunescu OI, Blackwell KL, Jones EL, Macfall JR, Yu D, Vujaskovic Z, Wong TZ, Liotcheva V, L Rosen E, Prosnitz LR, Samulski TV, Dewhirst MW. DCE-MRI parameters have potential to predict response of locally advanced breast cancer patients to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and hyperthermia: A pilot study. Int J Hyperthermia. 2009;25(6):405-415.