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, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Recent Publications

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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

Banding artifact removal for bSSFP imaging with an elliptical signal model
Xiang Q., Hoff M.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2014 Mar:927-933

SU‐E‐I‐133: Novel Methods of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Near Metals
Hoff M., Xiang Q.
Medical Physics. 2011 Jan:3426

In vivo measurement of the hypoxia marker EF5 in Shionogi tumours using19F magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Hoff M., Yapp D., Yung A., Oliver T., Kozlowski P.
International Journal of Radiation Biology. 2008 Mar:237-242