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Michael Hoff, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor

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Alongside his clinical responsibilities as a certified diagnostic medical physicist, Michael is also an MRI safety expert/officer, teaches MRI Physics to UW residents and students, 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, including artifact correction, image quality improvement, novel parameter mapping/quantification, safety, educational/training optimization, and relaxation studies.


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

Recent Publications (via Semantic Scholar)

Correlating the Radiological Assessment of Patient Motion with the Incidence of Repeat Sequences Documented by Log Files.
Jalal B. Andre, T. Amthor, Christopher S. Hall, et al. - Published 2022 - CURRENT PROBLEMS IN DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY

Making Magnets More Attractive utions to Patient Comfort in MRI Physics and Engineering Contrib
C. Brunnquell, M. Hoff, N. Balu, et al. - Published 2020

Making Magnets More Attractive: Physics and Engineering Contributions to Patient Comfort in MRI.
C. Brunnquell, M. Hoff, N. Balu, et al. - Published 2020 - TOPICS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING : TMRI

Simulating Tissues with 3D-Printed and Castable Materials
M. O'Reilly, M. Hoff, S. D. Friedman, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF DIGITAL IMAGING

MR Imaging Safety Events: Analysis and Improvement.
R. Watson, Mussie Tesfaldet, Julee Warren, et al. - Published 2020 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA

Practical Considerations for Radiologists in Implementing a Patient-friendly MRI Experience.
M. A. Oztek, C. Brunnquell, M. Hoff, et al. - Published 2020 - TOPICS IN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING : TMRI

ACR guidance document on MR safe practices: Updates and critical information 2019
Todd D. Greenberg, M. Hoff, T. Gilk, et al. - Published 2020 - JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING : JMRI

Safety Considerations of 7-T MRI in Clinical Practice.
M. Hoff, A. McKinney, F. Shellock, et al. - Published 2019 - RADIOLOGY

Can cephalometric parameters be measured reproducibly using reduced-dose cone-beam computed tomography?
M. Hoff, D. Zamora, C. Spiekerman, et al. - Published 2019

MRI Radiomic Features Are Independently Associated With Overall Survival in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
M. Spraker, L. Wootton, D. Hippe, et al. - Published 2019 - ADVANCES IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY