Yang Tang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Yang Tang, M.D., Ph.D.Associate Professor Director, Emergency Radiology Director, Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Radiology

Department: Radiology

Phone: (804) 828-5098

Fax: (804) 628-1132

Email: yang.tang@vcuhealth.org

West Hospital, South Wing


  • Emergency and trauma radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Head and neck imaging
  • Spine imaging


  • Emergency and trauma radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Quality and safety in radiology
  • Neurovascular disease


  • M.D. – Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
  • Residency, Radiology – Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship - Neuroradiology - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA


  • American Board of Radiology


  • Allen A, Gulhar S, Haidari R, Martinez JPP, Bekenstein J, DeLorenzo R, Tang Y, Oh U (2020) Autoimmune glial fibrillary acidic protein astrocytopathy resulting in treatment-refractory flaccid paralysis. Mult Scler Relat Disord 2020 Jan 3;39:101924. PMID: 31927153
  • Coelho DH, Fasulo B, Quinn K, Tang Y, Sima A, Forsthoffer B (2020) Is the Height of the Arcuate Eminence Related to Body Mass Index? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2020 Mar;162(3):353-358. PMID: 31959048
  • Nourbakhsh A, Tang Y, Dipace BS, Coelho DH, Surg JN (2020) Euclidean Relationship between the Superior Semicircular Canal and the Arcuate Eminence. Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B. 2020 Apr;81(2):165-171, PMID: 32206535
  • Tang Y, Goodman WC, Maldonado MD, Du X (2018) Imaging of pediatric neurovascular emergencies. Emerg Radiol 25:227–234. PMID: 29327107
  • Coelho DH, Tang Y, Suddarth B, Mamdani M (2018) MRI surveillance of vestibular schwannomas without contrast enhancement: Clinical and economic evaluation. Laryngoscope 128:202–209. PMID: 28397265
  • Abbassi M, Riley R, Malkin M, Tang Y, Rajendran B, Yazbeck V (2017) Treatment of primary central nervous system posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder in an adult kidney transplant recipient: A case report. Exp Clin Transplant 17:111–114. PMID: 28447926
  • Tang Y, Du X, Wintermark M (2015) Pericatheter CSF Edema and Cyst Formation, a Rare Complication of Ommaya Catheters. Neurographics 5:24–27.
  • Tang Y, Suddarth B, Du X, Matsumoto JA (2014) Reversible diffusion restriction of the middle cerebellar peduncles and dentate nucleus in acute respiratory syncytial virus cerebellitis: A case report. Emerg Radiol 21:89–92. PMID: 24013714
  • Moore B, Tang Y (2014) Right Ventricular Rupture and Active Contrast Extravasation on MDCT in a Trauma Patient: A Case Report. Omi J Radiol 3:1–2
  • Reza Soroushmehr SM, Davuluri P, Molaei S, Hargraves RH, Tang Y, Cockrell CH, Ward K, Najarian K (2015) Spleen Segmentation and Assessment in CT Images for Traumatic Abdominal Injuries. J Med Syst. 2015 Sep;39(9):87. PMID: 26208594
  • Davuluri P, Wu J, Tang Y, Cockrell CH, Ward KR, Najarian K, Hargraves RH (2012) Hemorrhage detection and segmentation in traumatic pelvic injuries. Comput Math Methods Med 2012: 898430 PMID: 22919433
  • Du X, Tang Y, Inglese CM (2010) Teaching NeuroImages: Neonatal intracerebral hemorrhage associated with aortic coarctation. Neurology. 2010 Mar 30;74(13):e52. PMID: 20350973 2000


Atlas of Emergency Neurovascular Imaging
Tang Y. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. April, 2020. ISBN 978-3-030-43653-7.

Emergency Neuroradiology – A Case Based Approach
Tang Y, Mukherjee S, Wintermark M. Cambridge University Press. September, 2015. ISBN 9781107676138.

Chapter 34: Imaging of diarrhea in ICU patients. Maglothling J, Tang Y in Imaging the ICU Patient. Editors: Florian Falter and Nicholas J. Screaton. Springer ISBN-10: 1447169344. May 31, 2014

CNS imaging related to neurointerventional radiology. Tang Y. in Pediatric interventional radiology with surgical correlation. Editor: Tisnado J, Haynes J.  Thieme publishers. 2014

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