Imaging Sciences Graduate Program

Recent advances in imaging technology and techniques have led to explosive growth in the interdisciplinary field of imaging sciences. The impact of these new imaging systems provides challenges associated with formation, acquisition, and analysis of images describing morphological, functional, physiological, and molecular processes in living tissue. By its nature, this field of study cuts across the disciplines of physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. At its inception, imaging formed as a niche field within individual scientific disciplines. Today, the underlying physical concepts of imaging has coalesced and matured into its own scientific and professional discipline, where knowledge of Imaging Sciences is a necessary requirement in many jobs. The Imaging Sciences faculty of the School of Health Sciences develops new molecular imaging systems and techniques to advance our understanding of biological systems within the Life Sciences and to apply these methods in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

What do Imaging Scientists Do?

Research Opportunities or Research Focus

  • MRI and MRS in Diagnosis of Neurotoxicity and Radiation Response
  • Imaging and Tracer Development in PET and SPECT
  • Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging (CT, PCT) and Thermoacoustic in Image Guided Therapy
  • Neutron and X-ray Imaging in Medicine and Health Sciences

Also refer to descriptions of each faculty’s research interests for specific research topics.

Sample Plan of Study

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