Curtis A. Corum, PhD

Assistant Professor, CMRR

Curtis A. Corum

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-8258

Office Address:
2-158 CMRR

Assistant Professor, CMRR


Dr. Curtis A. Corum is an assistant professor in the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Department of Radiology. He graduated from San Jose State University in San Jose, California in 1990 with a B.S. in Physics with concentration in Lasers and Optics, and then earned his M.S. degree with emphasis in Scientific Computation in 1992. He earned an M.S. in Optical Engineering at the University of Rochester, Institute of Optics, Rochester, NY in 1994 while working for a biomedical imaging startup. After working for Intel in research and development activities in digital imaging and display he returned to studies at the University of Arizona, Optical Sciences center, earning a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences, with thesis Research in Magnetic Resonance and Medical Imaging. Dr. Corum is co-inventor on 15 US and International patents in the areas of Medical Imaging and Optics.


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Corum is interested in developing novel MRI methods to image and assist in diagnosis of breast and other cancers, monitor treatment, as well as improve pre-clinical imaging methods in cancer research. He also has a general interest in the application of SWIFT and other novel MRI methods to advance human health.


  • Kendi AT, Khariwala SS, Zhang J, Idiyatullin DS, Corum CA, Michaeli S, Pambuccian SE, Garwood M, Yueh B. Transformation in mandibular imaging with sweep imaging with fourier transform magnetic resonance imaging. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137:916-919.
  • Corum CA, McIntosh AD, Bolan PJ, Nelson M, Snyder AL, Powell NJ, Boyum J, Emory TH, Yee D, Tuttle TM, Everson LI, Garwood M. Feasibility of single-voxel MRS measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient of water in breast tumors. Magn Reson Med. 2009;61:1232-1237.
  • Haddadin IS, McIntosh A, Meisamy S, Corum C, Styczynski Snyder AL, Powell NJ, Nelson MT, Yee D, Garwood M, Bolan PJ. Metabolite quantification and high-field MRS in breast cancer. NMR Biomed, 2009;22:65-76.
  • Idiyatullin D, Corum C, Park J-Y, Garwood M. Fast and quiet MRI using a swept radiofrequency. J Magn Reson. 2006;181:342-349.
  • C.A. Corum and A.F. Gmitro, Spatially varying steady state longitudinal magnetization in distant dipolar field-based sequences, J Magn Reson. 2004;171:131-134.