Daehyun Yoon, PhD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Adjunct Professor


Dr. Yoon holds an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and a BS in computer science & engineering from Seoul National University. Upon completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford, Dr. Yoon continued on as senior research associate working on musculoskeletal MRI and PET/MRI. He has been involved with development of research imaging techniques and translation of those into clinical protocols for patient care.

Dr. Yoon’s research interest is in the development of PET/MRI and MRI methods for identifying peripheral pain generators in the musculoskeletal system. His recent projects include PET/MRI of various chronic pain conditions (low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, CSF leak, etc.), high-resolution/quantitative MRI of peripheral nerves, and artifact-free MRI near metallic implants. Dr. Yoon is embarking on a new NIH/ NIAMS-funded project as a co-investigator, which aims to enable [18F]FDG PET/MRI near metallic hip implants for the improved identification of local sources causing persistent pain following total hip arthroplasties.


Postdoctoral fellow, 2016 - MRI near metal, Stanford University
Ph.D., 2012 - Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
M.S., 2007 - Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
B.S., 2004 - Computer Science and Engineering, Seoul National University


Lee RW, Kim YJ, Yoon D, Lee S, Ryu J. Multiacquisition with variable resonance image combination T2 (MAVRIC SL T2) for postoperative cervical spine with artificial disc replacement. Sci Rep. 2022 Nov 09; 12(1):19060.
Yoon D, Antil N, Biswal S, Lutz AM. A robust 3D fast spin-echo technique for fast examination of the brachial plexus. Skeletal Radiol. 2022 Sep; 51(9):1865-1872.
Kim JK, Kim YJ, Lee S, Yoon D, Lee RW, Hong JU, Ryu DS, Bae J. Metallic Artifact Reduction of Multiacquisition With Variable Resonance Image Combination Selective-Short Tau Inversion Recovery for Postoperative Cervical Spine With Artificial Disk Replacement: A Preliminary Study. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2022 Mar-Apr 01; 46(2):274-281.
Yoon D, Xu Y, Cipriano PW, Alam IS, Mari Aparici C, Tawfik VL, Curtin CM, Carroll IR, Biswal S. Neurovascular, Muscle, and Skin Changes on [18F]FDG PET/MRI in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the Foot: A Prospective Clinical Study. Pain Med. 2022 02 01; 23(2):339-346.
Lee PK, Yoon D, Sandberg JK, Vasanawala SS, Hargreaves BA. Volumetric and multispectral DWI near metallic implants using a non-linear phase Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill diffusion preparation. Magn Reson Med. 2022 06; 87(6):2650-2666.
Yoon D, Fast AM, Cipriano P, Shen B, Castillo JB, McCurdy CR, Mari Aparici C, Lum D, Biswal S. Sigma-1 Receptor Changes Observed in Chronic Pelvic Pain Patients: A Pilot PET/MRI Study. Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2021; 2:711748.
Yoon D, Cipriano PW, Penticuff R, Castillo JB, Xu Y, Carroll IR, Biswal S. Abnormal [18F]FDG PET/MRI findings in paraspinal structures of patients with suspected cerebrospinal fluid leak. Sci Rep. 2021 08 05; 11(1):15926.
Doyle Z, Yoon D, Lee PK, Rosenberg J, Hargreaves BA, Beaulieu CF, Stevens KJ. Clinical utility of accelerated MAVRIC-SL with robust-PCA compared to conventional MAVRIC-SL in evaluation of total hip arthroplasties. Skeletal Radiol. 2022 Mar; 51(3):549-556.
Johnson EM, Yoon D, Biswal S, Curtin C, Fox P, Wilson TJ, Carroll I, Lutz A, Tawfik VL. Characteristics of Patients With Complex Limb Pain Evaluated Through an Interdisciplinary Approach Utilizing Magnetic Resonance Neurography. Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2021; 2:689402.
Sveinsson B, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA, Yoon D. Utilizing shared information between gradient-spoiled and RF-spoiled steady-state MRI signals. Phys Med Biol. 2021 01 14; 66(1):01NT03.
Yoon D, Kogan F, Gold GE, Biswal S. Identifying Musculoskeletal Pain Generators Using Clinical PET. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2020 Aug; 24(4):441-450.
Cipriano PW, Yoon D, Holley D, Hargreaves BA, Carroll IR, Curtin CM, Biswal S. Diagnosis and Successful Management of an Unusual Presentation of Chronic Foot Pain Using Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging and a Simple Surgical Procedure. Clin J Sport Med. 2020 01; 30(1):e11-e14.
Cipriano PW, Lee SW, Yoon D, Shen B, Tawfik VL, Curtin CM, Dragoo JL, James ML, McCurdy CR, Chin FT, Biswal S. Successful treatment of chronic knee pain following localization by a sigma-1 receptor radioligand and PET/MRI: a case report. J Pain Res. 2018; 11:2353-2357.
Sveinsson B, Gold GE, Hargreaves BA, Yoon D. SNR-weighted regularization of ADC estimates from double-echo in steady-state (DESS). Magn Reson Med. 2019 01; 81(1):711-718.
Kogan F, Broski SM, Yoon D, Gold GE. Applications of PET-MRI in musculoskeletal disease. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 07; 48(1):27-47.
Yoon D, Biswal S, Rutt B, Lutz A, Hargreaves B. Feasibility of 7T MRI for imaging fascicular structures of peripheral nerves. Muscle Nerve. 2018 03; 57(3):494-498.
Cipriano PW, Yoon D, Gandhi H, Holley D, Thakur D, Hargreaves BA, Kennedy DJ, Smuck MW, Cheng I, Biswal S. 18F-FDG PET/MRI in Chronic Sciatica: Early Results Revealing Spinal and Nonspinal Abnormalities. J Nucl Med. 2018 06; 59(6):967-972.
Shen B, Park JH, Hjørnevik T, Cipriano PW, Yoon D, Gulaka PK, Holly D, Behera D, Avery BA, Gambhir SS, McCurdy CR, Biswal S, Chin FT. Radiosynthesis and First-In-Human PET/MRI Evaluation with Clinical-Grade [18F]FTC-146. Mol Imaging Biol. 2017 Oct; 19(5):779-786.
Hjørnevik T, Cipriano PW, Shen B, Park JH, Gulaka P, Holley D, Gandhi H, Yoon D, Mittra ES, Zaharchuk G, Gambhir SS, McCurdy CR, Chin FT, Biswal S. Biodistribution and Radiation Dosimetry of 18F-FTC-146 in Humans. J Nucl Med. 2017 12; 58(12):2004-2009.
Hargreaves BA, Taviani V, Litwiller DV, Yoon D. 2D multi-spectral imaging for fast MRI near metal. Magn Reson Med. 2018 02; 79(2):968-973.
Shi X, Yoon D, Koch KM, Hargreaves BA. Metallic implant geometry and susceptibility estimation using multispectral B0 field maps. Magn Reson Med. 2017 06; 77(6):2402-2413.
Chun J, Peltier SJ, Yoon D, Manschreck TC, Deldin PJ. Prolongation of ERP latency and reaction time (RT) in simultaneous EEG/fMRI data acquisition. J Neurosci Methods. 2016 08 01; 268:78-86.
Weber H, Taviani V, Yoon D, Ghanouni P, Pauly KB, Hargreaves BA. MR thermometry near metallic devices using multispectral imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2017 03; 77(3):1162-1169.
Yoon D, Fessler JA, Gilbert AC, Noll DC. Fast joint design method for parallel excitation radiofrequency pulse and gradient waveforms considering off-resonance. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jul; 68(1):278-85.
Nielsen JF, Yoon D, Noll DC. Small-tip fast recovery imaging using non-slice-selective tailored tip-up pulses and radiofrequency-spoiling. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Mar 01; 69(3):657-66.
Yip CY, Yoon D, Olafsson V, Lee S, Grissom WA, Fessler JA, Noll DC. Spectral-spatial pulse design for through-plane phase precompensatory slice selection in T2*-weighted functional MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2009 May; 61(5):1137-47.