- development and application of functional imaging techniques for tumour assessment
- applying MRI, CT and PET imaging for clinical and functional measurements
- developing and evaluating diffusion-weighted MR imaging in the body (DWI)
Professor Dow-Mu Koh obtained his primary medical degree in Singapore (1989). Following further training in internal medicine and diagnostic radiology, he was awarded the fellowship of The Royal College of Radiologists (UK) in 1996.
He is currently Consultant Radiologist in Functional Imaging and Professor in Functional Cancer Imaging at The Royal Marsden and ICR. His current clinical and research interest is in the development and application of functional imaging techniques for tumour assessment. He has a broad interest in applying MRI, CT and PET imaging for clinical and functional measurements. He has a particular interest in developing and evaluating diffusion-weighted MR imaging in the body (DWI) to enhance and improve the ability to detect and characterise tumours, and to monitor the effects of conventional and novel therapeutics.
He is a member of the NCRI Imaging Biomarker Advisory Board, Honorary Treasurer of the International Cancer Imaging Society, and a member of the Steering Committee of the ESMRMB School of MRI programme.
In addition to his research, Professor Koh has also been invited to lecture on numerous conferences and courses, including the European Congress of Radiology (ECR), International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine meetings (ISMRM) and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meetings.
He was elected a fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society (ICIS) (2007) and is currently an associate editor of Radiology. He has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. In 2009 he co-edited a book, Diffusion-weighted MRI: Applications in the Body, published by Springer.