Imaging & Medical Devices
Imaging & Medical Devices focuses on developing and applying new tools to address clinical needs. Many of these tools involve measuring signals over a range of temporal and spatial distributions and scales, from molecules and cells to organs and whole populations. Our academic and research programs in Imaging & Medical Devices combine mathematics, physics, and biological systems with engineering and computational algorithms for technology creation and data-intensive analysis.
Research in Imaging & Medical Devices
Our students and faculty are pioneering new technologies to improve disease diagnosis and guide clinical procedures. Key research areas include:
We are developing a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic devices driven by clinical need.
We are creating and using novel optical imaging technologies, including microscopy, endoscopy, and optical tomography, for early detection of disease and guidance of clinical interventions.
Image Analysis and Registration
We are applying mathematical models to align multimodal images and extract information from imaging data to understand disease progression and therapeutic responses.
3-D Image Reconstruction
We are developing new algorithms to improve image quality in CT and MRI by modeling the physics and statistics of image formation, and by using machine learning techniques to produce images that are optimal to the imaging task.
Novel Imaging Systems
We are inventing new imaging technologies for optical endoscopy, molecular imaging, ultrasound, X-ray, CT, and MRI.
We are creating new imaging platforms and techniques, such as cone-beam CT, open field OCT, image registration, navigation, and robotics, to bring imaging to high-precision interventions.
Techniques developed through imaging research now allow us to visualize the dynamics of biology from the scale of molecular machines through organ physiology.