Imaging Instrumentation Development

Image-InstrumentationImaging Instrumentation Development—X-ray, CT, Nuclear Medicine, Optical (Dr. Mark Williams, PhD)

The goal of our research is the design and development of medical imaging systems. Our objective is to develop new dedicated imaging systems that have the potential to improve image quality compared to currently available general purpose scanners or enable diagnostic or interventional procedures that are currently impossible or impractical with existing tools.

Of particular interest are imaging systems utilizing x-rays (i.e. radiography, x-ray tomosynthesis, x-ray computed tomography (CT)) and/or nuclear medicine (i.e. scintigraphy, gamma ray emission tomosynthesis, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and positron emission computed tomography (PET)). In recent years we have focused on the development of multimodal hybrid systems that integrate anatomic and functional image sets. Current application areas include breast cancer detection and characterization, intraoperative image guidance, and pre-clinical in vivo imaging.

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Mark B. Williams, PhD – Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering