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, International 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 techniques 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 Advanced Imaging Technology Specialized Research Group (AIT-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 advanced imaging 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 enabling new disease-focused  research by other Research Interest Groups utilizing new high field human MR, hyperpolarized metabolic imaging and PET/SPECT technology development.

Events and Presentations

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Videos

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The Advanced Imaging Technologies - Specialized Resource Group Members:

Associate Professor in Physical Therapy, Joint Appointment with Radiology
Professor
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Molecular Imaging & Therapeutics
Assistant Professor
Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology)
Director of Nuclear Cardiology for MI&T
Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency & Fellowship Programs
Professor
Division Co-Chief, Neuroendovascular Surgery
Department of Radiology
Associate Professor
Director, Diagnostic Medical Physics
Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations and Strategy
Associate Chair, Joint Ventures
Director of Molecular Therapy for MI&T
Professor
Director, Breast Imaging Research Group
Professor Emeritus
Director of Preclinical Core
Professor
Director, Body RIG
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor
Professor
Vice Chair, Research
Margaret Hart Surbeck Distinguished Professor
Professor
MSBI Program Director
Associate Chair, Capital Projects
IR Lab Manager
Professor
Director of Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease
Professor
MSBI Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Modality Director for MRI
Assistant Professor
Professor Emeritus
Director of Precision Imaging for Cancer and Therapeutics
Professor
Director, VAMC Research Programs
Professor
Radiopharmaceutical Manager
Assistant Professor
Professor
Director of Artificial Intelligence & Informatics within the VAARC
Associate Professor
Professor
Director of the 3 Human Clinical Core
Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Quality and Technology
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Division Chief, Abdominal Imaging
T32 Program Associate Director
Professor
Associate Director Clinical Scientists T32 Training Program
Lead of Chemistry, Probes, and Molecular Therapy (CPMT)
Professor
Vice Chair, ZSFG
Radiologist-in-Chief, San Francisco General Hospital
Professor
Associate Professor