Precision Imaging: Quantitative, Molecular & Image-guided Technologies
The mission of the Precision Imaging Division in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is to shape and advance the science and technology of biomedical imaging through innovative research with the goal of becoming an internationally recognized program where precision imaging technologies are translated into the clinical setting for improved patient care.
We envision that imaging will be a leading force in precision medicine where quantitative imaging, molecular sciences, and image-guided technologies play a pivotal role in disease detection, diagnostics, and therapy. Our overarching goal is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of diseases by using advanced imaging technology and engineering tools to help our researchers and clinicians detect diseases at an earlier stage, deliver more precise and targeted therapy, and monitor treatment response at the cellular and molecular levels. We will carry out multi-disciplinary research projects in basic, translational and clinical research arenas to advance understanding of disease for the benefit of our patients.
The Precision Imaging Program will develop a broadened imaging approach to research on human diseases and will be organized into the following four pillar themes:
- Quantitative Imaging
- Image-guided Interventions
- Novel Molecular & Imaging Technologies
- Big Data and Radiomics
The Division will incorporate new imaging and biomedical research technologies into both investigative and translational research approaches directed to precision medicine. The Precision Imaging multidisciplinary collaborative team is positioned to compete for large multi- and inter-disciplinary research and training funding mechanisms, particularly those aligned with NIH strategic initiatives.