Radiology Personnel

Michael Hoff, Ph.D., DABR

Associate Professor
Diagnostic Physics


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, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Recent Publications

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Practical Considerations for Radiologists in Implementing a Patient-friendly MRI Experience
Oztek M.A., Brunnquell C.L., Hoff M.N., Boulter D.J., Mossa-Basha M., Beauchamp L.H., Haynor D.L., Nguyen X.V.
Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI. 2020 Aug:181-186

Making Magnets More Attractive: Physics and Engineering Contributions to Patient Comfort in MRI
Brunnquell C.L., Hoff M.N., Balu N., Nguyen X.V., Oztek M.A., Haynor D.R.
Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI. 2020 Aug:167-174

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

MR Imaging Safety Events: Analysis and Improvement
Watson R.E., Tesfaldet M., Warren J., Hoff M.N.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America. 2020 Jan

Simulating Tissues with 3D-Printed and Castable Materials
O’Reilly M., Hoff M., Friedman S.D., Jones J.F.X., Cross N.M.
Journal of Digital Imaging. 2020 Jan

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