Advanced Imaging Technologies Resource Group

The Advanced Imaging Technologies Resource Group works to advance Imaging Science to benefit Human Disease Studies.  This includes everything from development of new techniques, to translation of existing techniques to improving quality, speed, information-content, applicability of existing methods.  it requires expertise and research focus on various areas including: Basic Physics, Basic Engineering, Bioengineering, Initial patient testing, Clinical single & multi-site trials of new techniques, and Training.

Basic development => Translation => Optimization => Validation


 

Mission Statement

To excel in imaging science in each of the three UCSF mission areas:

  1. Scholarship: Publications, Grants, Patents, Conference presentations.
  2. Training: Formal UCSF courses, informal training, CME courses, Internationl Society (i.e. ISMRM) Educational courses.
  3. Services: Support clinical patient studies, UCSF Committee service, Grant Reviews for NIH and other funding agencies.

The Key Missions of the Advanced Imaging Technologies Resource Group are to:

  • Be world leaders in cutting-edge imaging techniques for studying human disease,
  • Collaborate with RIGS to get these and other basic techniqus into application studies for testing & optimization,
  • Work with clinical to translate the new techniques and to improve state-of-art methods, and
  • Train and educate personnel in advanced imaging techniques.

SRG Research

The research by the SRG members encompasses a wide range of imaging technique development areas including ultra-high field human and animal MR, interventional MR, metabolic & molecular imaging, specialized pediatric (including neonatal and fetal) methods, angiography, ex vivo cell and tissue bioreactor studies, dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MR, diffusion imaging, hyperpolarized metabolic imaging, PET, SPECT, and new hardware & sequence development.  This work is funded by a large number of grants in which MR technique development is the primary or a substantial focus.  This SRG has focused considerable effort on expanding the department's portfolio of extramural funding beyond primarily disease-focused grants to include more imaging technique development focused projects as well.  The imaging techniques developed by SRG members are being applied in a wide variety studies depicted in other posters & talks and above are some examples for high field human MR, hyperpolarized metabolic imaging and PET/SPECT development.

Events

Join Dr. James Slater, RPh, PhD, Director of Education and Special Projects for Isotope Imaging on Wednesday, October 25th 2017 at 11AM as he presents the Role of Data Analysis in Precision Medicine – Metabolic Dosimetry.

The lecture is the first in a series of five to explore how major advancements in data analysis provide critical information for addressing individualized treatment planning and how data analysis translates to the clinical world. It will focus on the use of clinical and imaging data to predict pharmacokinetics and targeting of drugs.

Please click the image for event details..

Members:

Professor
Director, Advanced Imaging Technologies SRG
Professor
Assistant Professor
Asst Professor in Residence
Professor
Co-Director, Breast Cancer RIG
Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Asst. Professor in Residence
Professor
Director, Body RIG
Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Assoc. Professor in Residence
Assistant Professor
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Professor
Vice-Chair of Research
Co-Director, Musculoskeletal RIG
Professor and Vice Chair
MSBI Director of Graduate Studies
Adjunct Professor
Professor
Assistant Professor
Technical Director of Focused Ultrasound
Assoc Professor in Residence
Professor
Co-Director, Neuroimaging RIG
Professor in Residence
MSBI Program Director
Co-Director, Cardiovascular RIG
Prof in Residence
Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Chief of VA Neuroradiology
Assoc. Professor in Residence
Professor
PROF IN RES-HCOMP
Associate Professor
ASSOC PROF IN RES-HCOMP
Professor
Professor in Residence
Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor