Radiology Personnel

Michael Hoff, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Diagnostic Physics


Alongside his clinical responsibilities, Michael is also a MRI safety officer, teaches MRI Physics to UW, Virginia Mason, and Madigan Radiology residents, and gives sporadic lectures to other departments. He completed a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics PhD in 2012 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, where he researched strategies for correction of artifacts in MRI stemming from magnetic field inhomogeneities. Prior to this degree, he obtained a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics Masters degree where he researched quantification of tissue hypoxia in mice using a biomarker detectable with fluorine MR spectroscopy.

Research Interests

Michael is interested in translational MRI research, specifically the correction of susceptibility/off-resonance and motion/flow artifacts.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Physics (Medical), Ph.D., November 2012
    • The University of British Columbia,┬áVancouver, BC, Canada

Recent Publications

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ACR guidance document on MR safe practices: Updates and critical information 2019
Greenberg T., Hoff M., Gilk T., Jackson E., Kanal E., McKinney A., Och J., Pedrosa I., Rampulla T., Reeder S., Rogg J., Shellock F., Watson R., Weinreb J., Hernandez D.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2020 Feb:331-338

MRI Radiomic Features Are Independently Associated With Overall Survival in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Spraker M., Wootton L., Hippe D., Ball K., Peeken J., Macomber M., Chapman T., Hoff M., Kim E., Pollack S., Combs S., Nyflot M.
Advances in Radiation Oncology. 2019 Apr:413-421

Safety considerations of 7-T MRI in clinical practice
Hoff M., McKinney A., Shellock F., Rassner U., Gilk T., Watson R., Greenberg T., Froelich J., Kanal E.
Radiology. 2019 Jan:509-518

Can cephalometric parameters be measured reproducibly using reduced-dose cone-beam computed tomography?
Hoff M., Zamora D., Spiekerman C., Aps J., Bollen A., Herring S., Katz F.
Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists. 2019 Jan

MRI sport-specific pulley imaging
Hoff M., Greenberg T.
Skeletal Radiology. 2018 Jul:989-992

Practical CT Dose Monitoring: Current Tools and the Clinical Relevance
Cross N., Zamora D., Moirano J., Hoff M., Kanal K.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2018 Jan

Avoiding MRI-Related Accidents: A Practical Approach to Implementing MR Safety
Cross N., Hoff M., Kanal K.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2018 Jan

Combined geometric and algebraic solutions for removal of bSSFP banding artifacts with performance comparisons
Hoff M., Andre J., Xiang Q.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2017 Feb:644-654

Artifacts Affecting Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Their Origins and Solutions
Roth E., Hoff M., Richardson M., Ha A., Porrino J.
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 2016 Sep:340-346

Toward quantifying the prevalence, severity, and cost associated with patient motion during clinical MR examinations
Andre J., Bresnahan B., Mossa-Basha M., Hoff M., Patrick Smith C., Anzai Y., Cohen W.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2015 Jan:689-695