Youngho Seo, PhD

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Youngho Seo, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

youngho.seo@ucsf.edu

Phone: (415) 353-9464
Box 0946, UCSF, San Francisco, CA 94143-0946

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Cancer Center Membership

Member » Pediatric Malignancies» Prostate Cancer

Research Summary

I am a member of both Pediatric Malignancies and Prostate Cancer programs of the HDFCCC. I have extensive experience in quantitative data analysis, as well as instrumentation and software development using ionizing radiation imaging modalities (PET, SPECT, and CT), since I joined the UCSF Physics Research Laboratory (PRL), the birthplace of the dual-modality functional-anatomical imaging system (SPECT/CT and PET/CT). My broad training and expertise in experimental particle physics and medical imaging physics, combined with my leadership roles in extramurally funded projects, have proven a strong asset to many preclinical and clinical SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MRI projects. My particular research interest is, but not limited to, to develop technologies for combined dual-modality imaging systems to assess both structure and function in human diseases. I serve as a group leader for the UCSF PRL, and co-direct the preclinical SPECT/CT and PET/CT imaging research program at the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

Education

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, B.S., 1995, Physics
University of Alabama in Huntsville, M.S., 1997, Physics/Space Plasma
University of California, Irvine, 1998-1999, Physics/Medical Physics
University of California, Los Angeles, M.S., 2001, Physics
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 2002, Physics/Astroparticle Physics
University of California, Los Angeles, Post-doc, 2002-2003, Physics/Neutrino Physics
University of California, San Francisco, Post-doc, 2003-2006, Medical Imaging Physics


Professional Experience

  • 1993-95
    Undergraduate Research Assistant, Space Science Laboratory, Department of Physics, KAIST
  • 1995-98
    Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, Department of Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • 1998-99
    Reader, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine
  • 1999-00
    Teaching Fellow, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 1999-02
    Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
  • 2000-01
    TA Consultant, Office of Instructional Development and Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
  • 2002
    Part-time faculty, Natural Sciences Division, El Camino College, Torrance, California
  • 2002
    Part-time faculty, Department of Physics and Astronomy, California State University, Northridge
  • 2002-03
    Postgraduate Research Physicist, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
  • 2003
    Lecturer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, UCLA
  • 2003-06
    Associate Specialist, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
  • 2006-12
    Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF
  • 2006-present
    Faculty Member (Affiliate), Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, UCSF and Berkeley
  • 2009-12
    Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF
  • 2010-present
    Program Member, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCSF
  • 2011-present
    Program Member (Associate), The UCSF Liver Center
  • 2011-present
    Faculty Member (Core), Master’s of Science in Biomedical Imaging Graduate Program, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF
  • 2012-present
    Associate Professor (In Residence), Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, UCSF
  • 2012-present
    Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, UCSF

Honors & Awards

  • 1992-1995
    Government Scholarship, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
  • 2002
    Nomination for American Physical Society’s Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics
  • 2006-11
    Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 2010
    Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation of the Year Award, Prostate Cancer Diagnosis North America (given to Hybridyne Imaging Technologies, Inc.)
  • 2011KAMPiNA Physicist of the Year Award, Korean Association of Medical Physicists in North America

Selected Publications

  1. Yang J, Jian Y, Jenkins N, Behr SC, Hope TA, Larson PE, Vigneron D, Seo Y. Quantitative Evaluation of Atlas-based Attenuation Correction for Brain PET in an Integrated Time-of-Flight PET/MR Imaging System. Radiology. 2017 Feb 23; 161603.
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  2. Pampaloni MH, Shrestha UM, Sciammarella M, Seo Y, Gullberg GT, Botvinick EH. Noninvasive PET quantitative myocardial blood flow with regadenoson for assessing cardiac allograft vasculopathy in orthotopic heart transplantation patients. J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Jan 30.
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  3. Leynes AP, Yang J, Shanbhag DD, Kaushik SS, Seo Y, Hope TA, Wiesinger F, Larson PE. Hybrid ZTE/Dixon MR-based Attenuation Correction for Quantitative Uptake Estimation of Pelvic Lesions in PET/MRI. Med Phys. 2017 Jan 23.
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  4. Yang J, Khalighi M, Hope TA, Ordovas K, Seo Y. Technical Note: Fast respiratory motion estimation using sorted singles without unlist processing: A feasibility study. Med Phys. 2017 Jan 18.
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  5. Tran N, Giannakidis A, Gullberg GT, Seo Y. Quantitative analysis of hypertrophic myocardium using diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging. J Med Imaging (Bellingham). 2016 Oct; 3(4):046001.
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  6. Choi JY, Yang J, Noworolski SM, Behr S, Chang AJ, Simko JP, Nguyen HG, Carroll PR, Kurhanewicz J, Seo Y. (18)F Fluorocholine Dynamic Time-of-Flight PET/MR Imaging in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Intermediate- to High-Risk Prostate Cancer: Initial Clinical-Pathologic Comparisons. Radiology. 2016 Aug 11; 160220.
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  7. Li L, Che L, Wang C, Blecha JE, Li X, VanBrocklin HF, Calvisi DF, Puchowicz M, Chen X, Seo Y. [(11)C]acetate PET Imaging is not Always Associated with Increased Lipogenesis in Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Mice. Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 Jun; 18(3):360-7.
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  8. Schankin CJ, Maniyar FH, Seo Y, Kori S, Eller M, Chou DE, Blecha J, Murphy ST, Hawkins RA, Sprenger T, VanBrocklin HF, Goadsby PJ. Ictal lack of binding to brain parenchyma suggests integrity of the blood-brain barrier for 11C-dihydroergotamine during glyceryl trinitrate-induced migraine. Brain. 2016 Jul; 139(Pt 7):1994-2001.
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  9. Behr SC, Aggarwal R, Seo Y, Aparici CM, Chang E, Gao KT, Tao DH, Small EJ, Evans MJ. A Feasibility Study Showing [(68)Ga]Citrate PET Detects Prostate Cancer. Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 May 16.
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  10. Weng F, Bagchi S, Zan Y, Huang Q, Seo Y. An energy-optimized collimator design for a CZT-based SPECT camera. Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res A. 2016 Jan 11; 806:330-339.
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  11. Chen CP, Johnson J, Seo Y, Weinberg VK, Shinohara K, Hsu IC, Roach III M. Sentinel lymph node imaging guided IMRT for prostate cancer: Individualized pelvic radiotherapy vs RTOG guidelines. Adv Radiol Oncol. 2016; 1:51-58.
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  12. Shrestha U, Sciammarella M, Alhassen F, Yeghiazarians Y, Ellin J, Verdin E, Boyle A, Seo Y, Botvinick EH, Gullberg GT. Measurement of absolute myocardial blood flow in humans using dynamic cardiac SPECT and (99m)Tc-tetrofosmin: Method and validation. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 Dec 29.
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  13. Yang J, Jian Y, Tohme M, Behr S, Vigneron D, Majumdar S, Seo Y. Impact of atlas-CT-based bone anatomy compensation on MR-based attenuation correction for brain PET imaging in a time-of-flight PET/MRI system: A direct comparison to a patient-CT-based approach. EJNMMI Phys. 2015 Dec; 2(Suppl 1):A68.
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  14. Shrestha UM, Seo Y, Botvinick EH, Gullberg GT. Image reconstruction in higher dimensions: myocardial perfusion imaging of tracer dynamics with cardiac motion due to deformation and respiration. Phys Med Biol. 2015 Nov 7; 60(21):8275-301.
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  15. Truitt ML, Conn CS, Shi Z, Pang X, Tokuyasu T, Coady AM, Seo Y, Barna M, Ruggero D. Differential Requirements for eIF4E Dose in Normal Development and Cancer. Cell. 2015 Jul 2; 162(1):59-71.
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  16. Huang SY, Bolch WE, Lee C, Van Brocklin HF, Pampaloni MH, Hawkins RA, Sznewajs A, DuBois SG, Matthay KK, Seo Y. Patient-specific dosimetry using pretherapy [¹²4I]m-iodobenzylguanidine ([¹²4I]mIBG) dynamic PET/CT imaging before [¹³¹I]mIBG targeted radionuclide therapy for neuroblastoma. Mol Imaging Biol. 2015 Apr; 17(2):284-94.
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  17. Barajas RF, Pampaloni MH, Clarke JL, Seo Y, Savic D, Hawkins RA, Behr SC, Chang SM, Berger M, Dillon WP, Cha S. Assessing Biological Response to Bevacizumab Using 18F-Fluoromisonidazole PET/MR Imaging in a Patient with Recurrent Anaplastic Astrocytoma. Case Rep Radiol. 2015; 2015:731361.
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  18. Shrestha U, Botvinick EH, Yeghiazarians Y, Seo Y, Gullberg GT. Quantitative Signature of Coronary Steal in a Patient with Occluded Coronary Arteries Supported by Collateral Circulation Using Dynamic SPECT. IEEE Nucl Sci Symp Conf Rec (1997). 2014 Nov; 2014.
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  19. Huang SY, Savic D, Yang J, Shrestha U, Seo Y. The Effect of Magnetic Field on Positron Range and Spatial Resolution in an Integrated Whole-Body Time-Of-Flight PET/MRI System. IEEE Nucl Sci Symp Conf Rec (1997). 2014 Nov; 2014.
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  20. Lee TC, Ellin JR, Huang Q, Shrestha U, Gullberg GT, Seo Y. Multipinhole collimator with 20 apertures for a brain SPECT application. Med Phys. 2014 Nov; 41(11):112501.
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