Thursday, March 21, 2013
On biomedical imaging
Part of my job at Beckman is to provide oversight over our shared research facilities, which includes the Biomedical imaging Center and the Imaging Technology Group. BIC has MRI, ultrasound, microPET/SPECT/CT, and diffuse optical imaging (fNIRS and EROS). ITG's Microscopy Suite includes micro and nano CT. I just read an IEEE Spectrum article on "omni-tomography" -- interesting! see it here: "Combined MRI and CT Scanner". We are always thinking about how to advance the state of the art, and also how we can support the faculty. Of course the faculty themselves are doing groundbreaking work in imaging -- such as Steve Boppart's work in biophotonics, Gabi Popescu's work on quantitative light imaging, Rohit Bhargava's work on chemical imaging, Zhi-Pei Liang's work in MRI, and Brad Sutton's work on MR functional imaging.