Biomedical Imaging and Optics

biomedical imaging and optics researchBiomedical imaging designs and enhances systems for non-invasive imaging of cellular, tissue and organ structure for basic science and translational applications. Though the field has traditionally concentrated on anatomical imaging for diagnostic information (e.g., MRI, CT, and PET), it is increasingly recognized that multiscale approaches using optical microscopy are essential to elucidate the cellular and tissue composition needed for superior diagnostics and also for functional and therapeutic applications. Integration of engineering, physics, and computer technology principles in conjunction with the expertise of clinical collaborators are required to achieve these advanced capabilities.