The UW Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Laboratory focuses its research on fluid dynamics analysis of physiological and pathological flows using a combination of medical imaging, additive manufacturing, and computational fluid dynamics. The results of the lab are used to develop improved diagnostic and surgical planning techniques through a collaboration with physicians.
The Contrast Agent Lab is involved in the design, synthesis, and evaluation of novel targeted molecular imaging agents for computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear medicine including PET. Our design strategy is based on a biochemical approach, whereby naturally occurring compounds known to be stored and or metabolized in the organ or tissue of interest serve as carriers for the radiologic moiety.
The Liver Imaging Research Program (LIRP) is a diverse multidisciplinary group of physicists, engineers, radiologists, surgeons, hematologists, endocrinologists, pathologists and pediatricians interested in the advancement of human health through improved abdominal imaging technologies. We focus on development and translation of new imaging methods, particularly MRI, for improved detection and quantification of diseases affecting the abdomen.
The Neuroimaging Research Program within the Department of Radiology is a source of comprehensive neuroimaging research and advanced neuroimaging clinical services such as fMRI, DTI, and more, for the entire neuroimaging community at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This program provides access to a wide variety of current modalities available within the Department of Radiology and…
The Quantitative Imaging Methods Lab focuses on multidimensional signal processing, estimation theory and algorithms, and the development of imaging techniques for rapid and quantitative MRI. We are particularly interested in contributing to transforming MRI into a truly quantitative imaging modality. By measuring physically meaningful properties of tissue, our group aims to develop quantitative imaging biomarkers to improve the detection, staging and treatment monitoring of various diseases.
The SUMMIT lab is a multi-disciplinary team striving to find effective minimally invasive treatments for common musculoskeletal tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, patellar tendinitis, Achilles tendinitis and plantar fasciitis. Using a Team Science approach, we incorporate tools such as biomechanical sensors, special ultrasound measurements, and state-of-the-art MRI to stratify disease severity and assess healing response.
Our primary goal is to develop minimally invasive techniques to treat cancer. We use small-diameter applicators to destroy malignant tissue while minimizing damage to normal, healthy tissue. We are a cross-disciplinary group, working to take ideas from the bench to the clinic—from conceptualization to computer modeling, construction of prototypes and preclinical testing, to optimization and clinical trials.