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Sungheon Kim

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Contact Info

Address
660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212/263-2717
Gene.Kim@nyumc.org

Research Summary

My research is focused on three major areas: (1) development of dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI methods for assessment of tumor treatment response, focusing particularly on the intercompartmental water exchange and cell membrane permeability; (2) extracellular space mapping using diffusion time dependency of MRI experiments in cancer and normal tissues including the brain, muscle, and breast; and (3) role of saturated fat in breast cancer development and progression using MR spectroscopic imaging methods.  

Research Interests

Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI; diffusion MRI; breast cancer; head and neck cancer; fat quantification.

Evaluation of Breast Lipid Composition in Patients with Benign Tissue and Cancer by Using Multiple Gradient-Echo MR Imaging
Freed, Melanie; Storey, Pippa; Lewin, Alana Amarosa; Babb, James; Moccaldi, Melanie; Moy, Linda; Kim, Sungheon G. Evaluation of Breast Lipid Composition in Patients with Benign Tissue and Cancer by Using Multiple Gradient-Echo MR Imaging. Radiology. 2016 Jun 7;:151959-151959 (2136342)

Evaluation of a known breast cancer using an abbreviated breast MRI protocol: Correlation of imaging characteristics and pathology with lesion detection and conspicuity
Heacock, Laura; Melsaether, Amy N; Heller, Samantha L; Gao, Yiming; Pysarenko, Kristine M; Babb, James S; Kim, Sungheon G; Moy, Linda. Evaluation of a known breast cancer using an abbreviated breast MRI protocol: Correlation of imaging characteristics and pathology with lesion detection and conspicuity. European journal of radiology. 2016 Jan 19;85(4):815-823 (2031312)

In vivo quantification of demyelination and recovery using compartment-specific diffusion MRI metrics validated by electron microscopy
Jelescu, Ileana O; Zurek, Magdalena; Winters, Kerryanne V; Veraart, Jelle; Rajaratnam, Anjali; Kim, Nathanael S; Babb, James S; Shepherd, Timothy M; Novikov, Dmitry S; Kim, Sungheon G; Fieremans, Els. In vivo quantification of demyelination and recovery using compartment-specific diffusion MRI metrics validated by electron microscopy. Neuroimage. 2016 Feb 11;132:104-114 (1949552)

Potential Role of PET/MRI for Imaging Metastatic Lymph Nodes in Head and Neck Cancer
Kim, Sungheon Gene; Friedman, Kent; Patel, Sohil; Hagiwara, Mari. Potential Role of PET/MRI for Imaging Metastatic Lymph Nodes in Head and Neck Cancer. American journal of roentgenology (1976). 2016 May 10;207(2):248-256 (2107572)

Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging of Breast Cancer: Association with Histopathological Features and Subtypes
Kim, Yun Ju; Ko, Kyounglan; Kim, Dae Hong; Min, Chang Ki; Kim, Sungheon; Joo, Jungnam; Park, Boram. Intravoxel Incoherent Motion Diffusion-weighted MR Imaging of Breast Cancer: Association with Histopathological Features and Subtypes. British journal of radiology. 2016 May 20;89(1063):20160140-20160140 (2112352)