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
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
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
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Vice Chair, Clinical Operations and Strategy
Associate Chair, Joint Ventures
Director of Molecular Therapy for MI&T
Professor
Director, Breast Imaging Research Group
Associate Professor
Professor
Director, Body RIG
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Professor
Vice Chair, Research
Margaret Hart Surbeck Distinguished Professor
Professor
MSBI Program Director
Associate Chair, Capital Projects
IR Lab Manager
Professor
MSBI Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
Director of Research Operations, ZSFG
Assistant Professor
Professor
Director, Cardiovascular RIG
Professor
Radiopharmaceutical Manager
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Director, Advanced Imaging Technologies SRG
Assistant Professor
Vice Chair, Quality and Technology
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor
Associate Chair, Strategic Planning
Chief of Abdominal Imaging
T32 Program Associate Director
Professor
Chief of VA Neuroradiology
T32 Program Associate Director
Professor
Vice Chair, ZSFG
Professor