Kisoo Kim, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #7332
San Francisco CA 94158
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    ICube, CNRS, University of Strasbourg, FrancePh.D2019Biotechnology
    Kyung Hee University, South KoreaMSc2016Biomedical Engineering
    Kyung Hee University, South KoreaBS2014Biomedical Engineering
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    The 20th Annual Imaging Research Symposium, UCSF2023Bruce Hasegawa Award
    The 7th International symposium on Focused Ultrasound, FUS Foundation2020Young Investigator Award
    The 17th Annual imaging Research Symposium, UCSF2020Best Poster Award
    ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada2019Magna Cum Laude Merit Award

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    Dr. Kim is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at UCSF. His research interests fall in the fields of MR-guided focused ultrasound, quantitative MRI, transcranial focused ultrasound, and thermal treatments such as thermal ablation and hyperthermia.

    Dr. Kim's research falls under two themes: 1) advancing MRI methods relevant to MR-guided focused ultrasound through the development of MRI methods, imaging processing, and optimizing the reconstruction pipeline. 2) developing sophisticated sonication strategies for drug delivery and volumetric thermal therapy, and effectively applying these methods to the existing or new focused ultrasound system.

    Through a multidisciplinary approach, he continues to push the frontiers of MR-guided focused ultrasound, advancing the method for improved patient outcomes.

    Currently, he is the NIDCR K99 awardee (2023-2025) and Trainee Representative of the Interventional MR Study Group in the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2024-2025).

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    Advancing Methods for MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Hyperthermia for Head and Neck Cancer
    NIH/NIDCR K99DE032397Sep 1, 2023 - Aug 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Contrast-free MRI methods for assessment of blood-brain barrier opening upon MR-guided low-intensity focused ultrasound treatment
    UCSF RAP grant, Department Seed GrantJun 24, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Development of Real-time Magnetic Resonance (MR) Thermometry and quantitative MR imaging to assess response in MR-guided Focused Ultrasound thermal therapy
    UCSF Department Seed GrantJan 31, 2021 - Jan 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Volumetric hyperthermia delivery using the ExAblate Body MR-guided focused ultrasound system. Int J Hyperthermia. 2024; 41(1):2349080. Kim K, Gupta P, Narsinh K, Diederich CJ, Ozhinsky E. PMID: 38705588.
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    2. Technical advances in motion-robust MR thermometry. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2024. Kim K, Narsinh K, Ozhinsky E. View Publication.
    3. MR Thermometry during Transcranial MR Imaging-Guided Focused Ultrasound Procedures: A Review. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2023 Dec 29; 45(1):1-8. Mattay RR, Kim K, Shah L, Shah B, Sugrue L, Safoora F, Ozhinsky E, Narsinh KH. PMID: 38123912; PMCID: PMC10756580.
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    4. Estimate of fetal brain temperature using proton resonance frequency thermometry during 3 Tesla fetal magnetic resonance imaging. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2023 Dec 01; 13(12):7987-7995. Ellison J, Kim K, Li Y, Mu X, Glenn O, Ozhinsky E, Peyvandi S, Xu D. PMID: 38106288; PMCID: PMC10722078.
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    5. MR-guided focused ultrasound therapy of extra-abdominal desmoid tumors: a multicenter retrospective study of 105 patients. Eur Radiol. 2024 Feb; 34(2):1137-1145. Düx DM, Baal JD, Bitton R, Chen J, Brunsing RL, Sheth VR, Rosenberg J, Kim K, Ozhinsky E, Avedian R, Ganjoo K, Bucknor M, Dobrotwir A, Ghanouni P. PMID: 37615768.
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    6. Motion-robust, multi-slice, real-time MR thermometry for MR-guided thermal therapy in abdominal organs. Int J Hyperthermia. 2023; 40(1):2151649. Kim K, Diederich C, Narsinh K, Ozhinsky E. PMID: 36535967; PMCID: PMC10269483.
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    7. Technical note: Low-cost MR-compatible pneumatic respiratory organ motion simulator for the development of MR-guided thermal therapy. Med Phys. 2022 Jul; 49(7):4365-4371. Kim K, Jones P, Diederich C, Ozhinsky E. PMID: 35635215; PMCID: PMC9288488.
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    8. Sonication strategies toward volumetric ultrasound hyperthermia treatment using the ExAblate body MRgFUS system. Int J Hyperthermia. 2021; 38(1):1590-1600. Kim K, Zubair M, Adams M, Diederich CJ, Ozhinsky E. PMID: 34749579; PMCID: PMC8806831.
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    9. Simultaneous fat-referenced proton resonance frequency shift thermometry and MR elastography for the monitoring of thermal ablations. Magn Reson Med. 2020 07; 84(1):339-347. Kim K, Breton E, Gangi A, Vappou J. PMID: 31823418.
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    10. Correction of B0 Drift Effects in Magnetic Resonance Thermometry using Magnetic Field Monitoring Technique. Concept Magn Reson B. 2016; 46(2):81-89. Daniel Hernandez, Ki Soo Kim, Eric Michel, Soo Yeol Lee. View Publication.
    11. Nanoparticle-mediated radiofrequency capacitive hyperthermia: A phantom study with magnetic resonance thermometry. Int J Hyperthermia. 2015; 31(8):831-9. Kim KS, Lee SY. PMID: 26555005.
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    12. Time-multiplexed two-channel capacitive radiofrequency hyperthermia with nanoparticle mediation. Biomed Eng Online. 2015 Oct 24; 14:95. Kim KS, Hernandez D, Lee SY. PMID: 26499058; PMCID: PMC4619487.
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    13. Feasibility Study on Magnetic Nanoparticle Hyperthermia in Low Field MRI. Journal of Biomedical Engineering Research. 2014; 35(4). Kim KS, Cho MH, Lee SY. View Publication.
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