Bioimaging Sciences

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Within the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, the Division of Bioimaging Sciences was established to focus on research and teaching in the area of bioimaging methodology. Ladder faculty based in the Division have specific areas of focus that concentrate on mathematical image analysis, imaging physics and the biophysics / biochemistry of the interaction of living tissue with imaging sensors.

Currently, within the Division, there is a special emphasis on work in the areas of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) physics, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and the image analysis strategies associate with these techniques at the organ and tissue levels of scale. Key projects range over a variety of methodology development topics and applications of developments to a number of biomedical problems. Examples include the study of cortical epilepsy in the human brain, focused on the study of biochemical changes in the brain due to epilepsy using MRS; the study of the alteration of brain cognition due to epilepsy using functional MRI (fMRI); and the development of image processing strategies that are used to perform the intricate image-guided brain surgeries that can help these patients become fully seizure-free. Work in this and other areas is typically published in more specialized journals in each of these subfields, with some work making it to more general, higher impact journals often after the methodology has been applied and tested in a particular area.

Bioimaging Sciences Leadership

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James Duncan, PhD

Division Vice Chair

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