Michael Hoff’s role consists of diagnostic imaging physics clinical, teaching, and research responsibilities. Clinically, he ensures the safety, accreditation, and image quality of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography, Fluoroscopy, and Radiography equipment at the UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and other affiliated clinics. He teaches MRI Physics to UW, Virginia Mason, and Madigan Radiology residents, and gives sporadic lectures to other departments. His research involves translational MRI research, specifically the correction of susceptibility and off-resonance artifacts.
He completed a CAMPEP-accredited Medical Physics PhD in 2012 at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. 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.