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Youngho Seo, PhD

Youngho Seo, PhD

Professor of Radiology

Dr. Seo received his bachelor's degree in Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He completed a master's degree in Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, followed by a second master's degree and then PhD in Physics from UCLA. Following postdoctoral training at UCLA in experimental neutrino physics, he joined the UCSF Physics Research Laboratory (PRL) in 2003, and was trained in medical imaging physics before joining the faculty in 2006. Dr. Seo now leads a group of physicists and engineers working in the field of radionuclide and x-ray imaging instrumentation and physics, and directs the UCSF PRL, and preclinical PET/SPECT/CT/Optical imaging core facility at the UCSF Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging.

Research Overview:

Using quantitative SPECT/CT, PET/CT, and PET/MR molecular imaging tools for a broad range of research areas
Dr. Seo applies his expertise in radionuclide and x-ray imaging physics and instrumentation to develop quantitative imaging techniques for everything from small animal research to analysis of clinical research data.

Computational health science interests: