Zhang Hong, Ph.D.

PositionChair of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT Center

                  Director of Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Zhejiang University

DepartmentNuclear Medicine and PET-CT Center

Medical SchoolGunma University School of Medicine, JAPAN

Academic RankProfessor 


Clinical / Research Interests

Molecular imaging for stem cell; molecular imaging-based theronastics; molecular approach for brain imaging.

Professional Highlights

Innovative Collaboration Award of China Industry-University-Research Collaboration Association, Second Prize, 2019 

Award for Technological Advancement of Higher Educational Institution, Second Prize, 2018 

Professional Appointments

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2018−present

Member, Editorial Board, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2018−present

Member, Editorial Board, Annals of Nuclear Medicine, 2005−present

Member, Editorial Board, Oncology, Karger, 2005−present

Member, Editorial Board, Nuclear Medicine Communications, 2005−present

Honorary Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

President, College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science

Education Experience

Research Summary

Prof. Zhang's research focuses on functional diagnostic imaging in oncology, neurology, stem cell and gene imaging, imaging probe development for PET, MRI and optical imaging.


Lei M, Pan J, Xu G, Du P, Tian M*, Zhang H*. Editorial: Automated microfluidic chip system for radiosynthesis of PET imaging probes, J Zhejiang Univ-Sci B (Biomed & Biotechnol). 2019 20(11):865-867. 

Du R, Zhu X, Wu S, Zhang X, He Y, Zhang K, He X, Wang X, Sun Y, Wang Q, Zhang H*, Tian M*. PET imaging of metabolic changes after neural stem cells and GABA progenitor cells transplantation in a rat model of temporal lobe epilepsy. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2019 Oct;46(11):2392-2397. 

He X, Jin C, Ma M, Zhou R, Wu S, Huang H, Li Y, Chen Q, Zhang M, Zhang H*, Tian M*. PET imaging on neurofunctional changes after optogenetic stimulation in a rat model of panic disorder. Front Med. 2019 Oct;13(5):602-609. 

Zhang K, Tu M, Gao W, Cai X*, Song F, Chen Z, Zhang Q, Wang J, Jin C, Shi J, Yang X, Zhu Y, Gu W, Hu B, Zheng Y*, Zhang H*, Tian M*. Hollow Prussian Blue Nanozymes Drive Neuroprotection against Ischemic Stroke via Attenuating Oxidative Stress, Counteracting Inflammation, and Suppressing Cell Apoptosis. Nano Lett. 2019 May 8;19(5):2812-2823. 

Chen Q, Hou H*, Feng J, Zhang X, Chen Y, Wang J, Ji J, He X Wu H, Zhang H*. PET Imaging Reveals Brain Metabolic Changes in Adolescent Rats Following Chronic Escalating Morphine Administration. Molecular Imaging & Biology. 2018 Dec;20(6):993-1000.

Ji J, Ma F, Zhang H, Liu F, He J, Li W, Xie T, Zhong D, Zhang T, Tian M*, Zhang H*, Santos H*, Zhou M*. Light-Activatable Assembled Nanoparticles to Improve Tumor Penetration and Eradicate Metastasis in Triple Negative Breast Cancer . Advanced Functional Materials. 2018, 28(33):1-14. 

Tian M, Chen Q, Zhang Y, Du F, Hou H, Chao F, Zhang H*. PET Imaging Reveals Brain Functional Changes in Internet Gaming Disorder. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2014 Jul;41(7):1388-1397. 

Wang Z, Song F, Li J, Zhang Y, He Y, Yang J, Zhou H, Zhao T, Fu W, Xing P, Wan H*, Tian M, Zhang H*. PET Demonstrates Functional Recovery after Treatment by Danhong Injection in a Rat Model of Cerebral Ischemic-Reperfusion Injury. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:430757. 

Liu Y, Hu X, Liu H, Bu L, Ma X, Cheng K, Li J, Tian M, Zhang H*, Cheng Z*. A Comparative Study of Radiolabeled Bombesin Analogs for the PET Imaging of Prostate Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2013 Dec;54(12):2132-2138. 

Xi W, Su D, Nie B, Yu Y, Shan B, Chen Q, Tian M*, Zhang H*. 18F-FDG-PET Study Reveals Brain Functional Changes during Attention in Rats. J Nucl Med. 2013 Nov;54(11):1969-1973. 

Wang J, Chao F, Han F, Zhang G, Xi Q, Li J, Jiang H, Wang J, Yu G, Tian M*, Zhang H*. PET Demonstrates Functional Recovery after Transplantation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in a Rat Model of Cerebral Ischemic Injury. J Nucl Med. 2013 May;54(5):785-792. 

Jiang H, Moore SJ, Liu SL, Liu HG, Miao Z, Cochran FV, Liu Y, Tian M, Cochran JR, Zhang H*, Cheng Z*. A novel radiofluorinated agouti-related protein for tumor angiogenesis imaging. Amino Acids. 2013 Feb;44(2):673-681.

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