Sim Hoffman: Five Star Rating

Sim Hoffman is a certified specialist in nuclear medicine and has been since 1984. Mr. Sim Hoffman is a 1979 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and is a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiology Society of North America, among other professional associations.

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“I trained at LAC/USC Medical Center, finishing my residency in 1983, and I did a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine in 1984,” Dr. Hoffman recalls. “I am board certified in both.” He was the Chief Radiologist at Century City Hospital from 1986 to 1990 but no longer practices in a hospital. After moving his practice into a building in Buena Park in the Greater Los Angeles area in 2006, he bought the building and had it remodeled into a radiology office. “Besides the office in Buena Park, I also have offices in Huntington Park and San Bernadino.”

Dr. Hoffman has spent most of his life in the Los Angeles area, where he was born and raised. But after graduating from UCLA, where he double majored in biochemistry and history, he looked east and was enrolled in the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville. He studied medicine there from 1975 to 1979. He returned to California for his medical internship in diagnostic radiology at U.C. Irvine and did his residency at the LAC/USC Medical Center from 1980 to 1983.

Today, Sim Hoffman is a highly respected radiologist who has a five-star rating from the WebMD website.

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Sim Hoffman: Diagnostic Radiology

Sim Hoffman has been a practicing radiologist for nearly forty years. Currently the medical director at the Diagnostic Imaging Network Medical Group in Anaheim, California, Sim Hoffman is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and a Certified Specialist of Nuclear Medicine, where he specializes in Diagnostic Radiology.

Sim Hoffman

Diagnostic radiology, as the term implies, uses imaging exams such as x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create detailed images of inside a patient’s body. X-rays have been around for more than a century. MRIs are a more recent technology. Unlike x-rays, they use a magnetic field to create an image. The patient undergoing an MRI is physically inserted into an MRI machine. The magnetic field temporarily realigns the body’s hydrogen atoms. Radio waves cause them to produce faint signals that are used to make a cross-sectional image that doctors can interpret to make a diagnosis.

Different kinds of x-rays are used for different reasons. A mammogram, for example, is a type of x-ray that is used in breast exams, and a barium enema is used to examine the gastrointestinal tract. An MRI may be used to diagnose spinal cord injuries, strokes, tumors, brain injuries from traumas and aneurysms of cerebral vessels. An MRI may also be used to examine tissue such as cartilage and bone, as in diagnosing a torn rotator cuff.

Sim Hoffman is a native of Los Angeles and has spent most of his life there. He received undergraduate degrees from UCLA, where he double majored in history and biochemistry.

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