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Yvonne W. Lui, MD

  • Specialty: Neuroradiology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-6246
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About Me

I am passionate about using imaging to understand, diagnose, and treat neurological diseases more effectively. I am the section chief of neuroradiology at NYU Langone, where I lead a pioneering research laboratory in the study of brain injury. I’m proud to direct a world-class team of 20 neuroimagers who are devoted to excellence in treating patients, developing new technologies to better see into the human brain, and training the next generation of radiologists.

I am the director of artificial intelligence in NYU Langone’s Department of Radiology, where we strive to leverage computational algorithms to advance medical imaging science. As a clinician–scientist, I teach at NYU School of Medicine and its Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. I am a charter member of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering review committee and a senior editor for the American Journal of Neuroradiology. I have been an oral board examiner for the American Board of Radiology and am a past president of the New York Roentgen Society.

I use innovative methods of brain and spinal cord imaging to improve the lives of patients.

Conditions and Treatments

  • dementia
  • hydrocephalus
  • traumatic brain injury
  • neurofibromatosis
  • sports concussion
  • cerebrovascular disorder
  • concussion
  • epileptic seizures
  • multiple sclerosis


  • Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
  • Associate Chair for Artificial Intelligence, Department of Radiology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology (Neuroradiology), 2006
  • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York University, Neuroradiology, 2006
  • Residency, New York University, Radiology, 2004
  • MD from Yale University, 1999

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna HMO
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    • Aetna Medicare
    • Aetna POS
    • Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Agewell
    • Agewell
  • American Imaging Network
    • American Imaging Network
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    • Amidacare
  • Centerlight
    • Centerlight
  • Cigna
    • Cigna EPO/POS
    • Cigna PPO
  • ElderPlan
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  • Emblem
    • Emblem Select Care Exchange
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus Essential
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield MediBlue
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Fidelis
    • Fidelis Child Health
    • Fidelis Essential
    • Fidelis Exchange
    • Fidelis Medicaid
    • Fidelis Medicare
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Locations and Appointments

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NYU Radiology Associates

660 1st Avenue, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research


concussion, traumatic brain injury, MRI, imaging, artificial intelligence, machine learning

Research Summary

My research focus is on traumatic brain injury, with the ultimate goal of improving injury detection, patient outcomes, and treatment development. I lead a multidisciplinary translational research team that includes physicists, neuropsychologists, and clinical collaborators from the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, the Department of Neurology, and Rusk Rehabilitation, as well as computer scientists from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

I serve as principal investigator on multiple projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These include an R01 grant to study levels of brain iron after traumatic brain injury and an R21 grant to study the use of computational techniques to stratify patients with traumatic brain injury.

I investigate how to apply the latest MRI technology to brain injury in the following areas:

  • understanding cellular-level tissue microstructure using intravoxel modeling of diffusion and transverse relaxation
  • unveiling the metabolic mechanisms of disease using proton spectroscopy, sodium MRI, and blood-oxygen-level–dependent (BOLD) functional MRI
  • applying advanced machine learning methods to study multimodal MRI for patient classification and outcome prediction

I am committed to developing collaborative imaging science across disciplines here at NYU Langone. I lead the imaging component on two Department of Neurology projects. One is a highly publicized study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in retired National Football League players, funded by a U01 grant from the NIH. The other is a study examining subconcussive impacts in athletes, funded by the New York State Department of Health.

I am a founding member of the NYU Langone Concussion Center; I am also a member of its steering committee and co-chair of the research subcommittee. I work with the Department of Psychiatry investigating biomarkers that differentiate post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. 

Academic Contact

Academic office

660 First Avenue

Third Floor

New York, NY 10016



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