Dr. Eric Y Chang

Dr. Eric Y. Chang obtained his medical degree at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology and his fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology, at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Chang is a clinician, but also very active in musculoskeletal imaging research. His lab is funded through the VA, NIH, and industry grants. He has authored or co-authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications and 200 scientific presentations. 

Key Publications

von Drygalski A, Barnes RFW, Jang H, Ma Y, Wong JH, Berman Z, Du J, Chang EY. Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cartilage Components in Hemophilic Joints Reveals that Cartilage Hemosiderin Correlates with Joint Deterioration. Haemophilia. 2019. PMID: 31199035120

Byra M, Wan L, Wong JH, Du J, Shah SB, Andre MP, Chang EY. Quantitative Ultrasound and B-mode Image Texture Features Correlate with Collagen and Myelin Content in Human Ulnar Nerve Fascicles. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2019. PMID: 30987909

Ma Y, High RA, Tang Q, Wan L, Jerban S, Du J, Chang EY. AcidoCEST-UTE MRI for the Assessment of Extracellular pH of Joint Tissues at 3T. Invest Rad.2019. PMID: 31107700

Jerban S, Ma Y, Wong JH, Nazaran A, Searleman A, Wan L, Williams J, Du J, Chang EY. Ultrashort echo time magnetic resonance imaging (UTE-MRI) of cortical bone correlates well with histomorphometric assessment of bone microstructure. Bone. 2019. PMID: 30877070

von Drygalski A, Moore RE, Nguyen S, Barnes RFW, Volland LM, Hughes TH, Du J, Chang EY. Advanced Hemophilic Arthropathy: Sensitivity of Soft Tissue Discrimination with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. J Ultrasound Med. 2018. PMID: 29363781.

Current Positions/Chairs:

  • Clinical Professor of Radiology
    University of California
  • Staff Physician
    VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Staff Physician
    Scripps Healthcare
  • Panel Chair
    American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria Musculoskeletal Imaging Section
  • Associate Editor
    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Vice Chair
    Musculoskeletal MR Study Group for the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Director
    Microimaging Core, Veterans Medical Research Foundation/ VA San Diego Healthcare System

Key Institutions

  • Univeristy of California
  • VA San Diego Healthcare System

Research Interests

  • Dr. Chang’s research interests include the development, refinement and clinical translation of qualitative and quantitative imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound.
  • His main focuses of research are to use novel techniques to assess tissue structure, composition, and biomechanical competence in vivo.
  • He is using new molecular imaging techniques to understand and visualize the chemical components of joint pain.
  • He has been active in providing input as a member of the IPSG Ultrasound Taskforce by contributing to the development of global surveys and the abstract/poster that was presented at WFH in Glasgow.