The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the development of new imaging systems such as computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital radiography, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI & MRS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and tomographic radioisotope imaging.
These new techniques have revolutionized diagnostic radiology, providing the clinician with new information about the interior of the human body that has never before been available. Applications and innovations in radiological imaging are not abating but are in fact accelerating and, therefore, advances in image production and visualization will continue.
Our interdisciplinary teams of researchers have access to all available imaging modalities to study important disease problems. The goal of our imaging research team is to study important diseases through the combination of scientific disciplines and imaging techniques and to develop new imaging techniques for the improvement of diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
Opportunities for the advancement of technology in the field of diagnostic imaging are numerous. Five imaging modalities under investigation are: