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Sanghoon Kim, MD: Introduction to 7T MR Sodium Imaging at BWH

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Sanghoon Kim, MD
Research Fellow (T32)
Department  of Radiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School


Sodium is one of the essential components of in-vivo cellular homeostasis. This implies that small concentration changes due to various disease processes can have significant implications for health. There have been several obstacles that have limited sodium imaging in the clinic, however, recent developments in ultra-high field MRI, FDA approved sodium coils, and dedicated sequences, sodium imaging is now a clinically available. I will present the current status of 7T MR sodium imaging at BWH and discuss its various clinical applications.

Short bio

Sanghoon Kim, MD, MSc is a research fellow(T32) at the Center for Clinical Spectroscopy in the Department of Radiology at Mass General Brigham. For more than 10 years, he has been actively involved in various 7T MR projects which include angiography, MR sequence development, clinical imaging protocol development, and parallel-transmit imaging. At BWH, he is focusing on the 7T sodium imaging with its application in brain tumors.

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