Maureen N Hood
EducationBachelor of Science in Biology, Minor in Mathematics, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington
Associate of Technical Arts in Radiologic Technology, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, Washington
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
Master of Science in Nursing Informatics, University of Maryland, School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Research,Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Bethesda, Maryland
BiographyDr. Maureen Hood is an Assistant Professor of Radiology & Radiological Sciences at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) where she is a clinical scientist. She is also affiliated with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, Maryland where she is a cardiovascular MR imaging consultant and MR safety expert. Dr. Hood is involved in clinical imaging research as well as bench science. Her PhD work focused on MRI of heart failure, including T1 and T2 mapping MRI pulse sequences in a swine model. MR images were then compared to tissue samples in order to correlate the MR image findings to histology, immunohistochemistry and fibrotic protein pathways associated with heart failure. She participates in MR sequence development projects and other MR research projects at WRNMMC. Dr. Hood is also working on using imaging to target drug delivery. Her current project is using ultrasound to enhance delivery of medications.
Dr. Hood has a strong commitment to education and the advancement of professional health care practices. Maureen is engaged in professional societies and often has a leadership role in these societies. She is a past president of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’s (ISMRM) Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT), served on the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Board of Directors, is a current member of the Leadership Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention of the American Heart Association (AHA), and is the co-chair of the research committee for the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI). Maureen has volunteered and been selected to grade abstracts for the AHA, ISMRM, SMRT and NASCI for several years due to her expertise in cardiac MRI and research. She also served her university in the most recent Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-study Program by serving on the Steering Committee and the Education Subcommittee.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
Guest Researcher/Nursing Staff – (2000-2008), Diagnostic Radiology Department, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, Bethesda, Maryland
Project: Ultrasound and Microbubble-Mediated Antibiotic Treatment of Osteomyelitis in Rats (Rattus norvegicus). 2016-present. Funding: Early Career Scientist Award (ECSA), Diagnostic Imaging, Image Mediated Therapy and Pathways of Myopathies. Role: Principal Investigator
Project: PET-CT Animal Model (F344 rats) for Surveillance of Embedded Metal Fragments. 2011-2012. USUHS. Role: Associate Investigator.
Fellow, American Heart Association, 2015- present.
Leadership Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention (CVRI) of the American Heart Association, 2013 - present.
International Society for Magnetic Resonance, MR Safety Committee, 2017- present.
President, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Section for Magnetic Resonance Technologists (SMRT), 2013-14.
Best Cardiac MR Poster. Hood MN, Song T, Bedocs, P, Capacchione C, Haigney M, Kasper C, Ho VB. Free-breathing T1 Mapping MRI for Quantification of Myocardial T1 in Swine with Heart Failure. Oral Poster Presentation. North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging Annual Meeting, September 24-27, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland.
Editorial Board Member, Military Medicine, 2012-present.
American Radiological Nurses Association, 2006 Linda Strangio Editor’s Award, for Introduction to Picture Archive and Communication Systems, at the ARNA Annual Meeting in Seattle, March 2007.
Hood MN. Chapter 16, Part 1: Magnetic Resonance. In: Core Curriculum for Radiologic and Imaging Nurses, 3rd ed. 2014.
Hood MN, Song T, Bedocs P, Capacchione JF, Kasper CE, Haigney MC, Ho VB. Free-breathing T1 Mapping MRI for Quantification of Myocardial T1 in Swine with Heart Failure. AJR, 2013, 201(4):W563-70.
Song T, Hood MN, Stainsby JA, Ho VB. Heart failure myocardial perfusion swine study with semi-quantitative analysis. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2011;p50.
Foo, TKF, Slavin GS, Bleumke DA, Montequin M, Hood MN, Ho VB. Simultaneous Myocardial and Fat Suppression in Magnetic Resonance Myocardial Delayed Enhancement Imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging, 2007, 26(4):927-33.
Hood MN. Chapter 19: MRI Safety. In: VB Ho, G Reddy, Eds. Imaging of the Cardiovascular System. Elsevier, 2010.
Hood MN. A Review of Cohort Study Design for Nursing Research. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2009;24(6):E1-9.
Hood MN, Ho VB. Contrast agents: innovations and potential applications for body MR angiography. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2005 13(1):189-203.
Ho, VB, Bakalov, VK, Cooley M, Van PL, Hood MN, Burklow TR, Bondy CA. Major vascular anomalies in turner syndrome: prevalence and magnetic resonance angiographic features. Circulation. 2004;110(12):1694-700
Hood MN, Ho VB, Schweikert M, Corse WR. Contrast-Enhanced Peripheral MRA: Practical Aspects of Bolus Chasing. Diagnostic Imaging: Advanced Strategies for CT & MR Contrast Imaging. 2003;December:2-6.
Hood MN, Ho VB, Corse WR. 3D Phase Contrast MR Angiography: A Useful Clinical Adjunct to Gadolinium-Enhanced 3D Renal MRA? Military Medicine 2002; 167:343-349.