Medical imaging is one of the longest standing biomedical engineering fields at the University of Rochester.
Medical imaging covers a broad scope of hardware and software development. Medical imaging research involves many different imaging modalities, and ranges from basic science to clinical applications.
Students work on highly interdisciplinary projects involving clinicians, radiologists, imaging scientists, physicists, computer scientists, and radiation oncologists. Our traditional strong hold was in ultrasound research both for clinical and scientific gain. Rochester's Center for Biomedical Ultrasound remains an active leader in this field.
The Rochester Center for Brain Imaging is home to a 3 Tesla MRI scanner dedicated for research and housed in a special location adjacent to the small bore 9.4T research magnet.
Clinical applications of medical imaging in radiation oncology include novel approaches for screening, treatment and follow-up of cancer patients. Novel 3D tumor detection approaches are being applied for lung, brain and breast screening, and for virtual colonoscopy.
Our researchers are developing visualization tools to support the analysis of vast amounts of complex clinical imaging data. Computational image analysis software is being evaluated for multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, cancer and osteoporosis.
Example Research Projects:
|Timothy Baran, PhD||Diffuse optics, photodynamic therapy, and medical image processing|
|Edward Brown III, PhD||Multiphoton laser scanning microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis|
|Regine Choe, PhD||Diffuse optics for in vivo cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring|
|Diane Dalecki, PhD||Biomedical ultrasound, acoustics, lithotripsy, biological effects of ultrasound|
|Marvin Doyley, PhD||Tissue characterization, inverse problems, breast imaging, elastography, cardiovascular disease, molecular imaging, ultrasound, and MRI|
|Amy L. Lerner, PhD||Orthopaedic biomechanics, bone growth and development, cartilage mechanics, medical image-based finite element modeling, knee biomechanics|
|Stephen A. McAleavey, PhD||Development of novel, clinically applicable ultrasound imaging techniques|
|Ruola Ning, PhD||Research radiology, CT physics, medical imaging systems|
|Kevin James Parker, PhD||Medical imaging, digital imaging, halftoning, and novel scanning techniques using Doppler shift effects|
|Seth W. Perry, PhD||Optical imaging approaches and technology development for cancer biology, immunology, and neuroscience|
|Jannick Rolland, PhD||Optical instrumentation, system engineering, optical coherence tomography|
|Edward M. Schwarz, PhD||Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis|
|Axel W. E. Wismuller, MD, PhD||Intelligent image acquisition and analysis systems in biomedicine|
|Jianhui Zhong, PhD||Development and medical application of magnetic resonance imaging|