The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences is fortunate to have an internationally acclaimed research division, Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR). UCAIR is a university-recognized center, supporting all types of imaging research throughout the campus. UCAIR currently consists of 75 employees including PhD scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, clinical radiologists, and staff. We provide the technology and infrastructure necessary to conduct and support research, including state-of-the-art imaging hardware and imaging techniques, as well as opportunities for collaboration with our research-oriented medical physicists, engineers, radiologists and technologists. UCAIR also supports two clinical coordinators to facilitate clinical trials. UCAIR is located in the INC building in Research Park, adjacent to the University of Utah campus and the University of Utah Medical Center.
- Breast Cancer Imaging Lab
Breast cancer is not simple to diagnose or characterize. UCAIR has therefore put together a body of specialists, the Breast Cancer Imaging Research Committee, to aid in identification of the most effective imaging procedures.
- Cardiac MRI Group
We seek to develop more intimate pictures of cardiac structure, function, and physiology translating into improved clinical treatments.
- The Coil Lab
The Coil Lab designs, constructs, and develops novel MR gradient and receives coils for specific MR imaging needs.
- Quantitative and Functional PET/CT Laboratory
The Quantitative and Functional PET/CT Laboratory develops new technologies for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, covering the broad range from basic science physics and engineering research through translational clinical trials.
- Eugene Kholmovski Lab
MRI for Atrial Fibrillation Assessment and Treatment
- Vascular and Physiologic Imaging Research Group
Dr. Lee's research focuses on the development of quantitative functional MRI for the improved understanding of physiology and disease.
- Scott McNally Lab
Role of the Angiotensin Pathway and Redox State in Carotid Plaque Permeability
- Frederic Noo Lab
We are interested in x-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging of the entire heart using z-motion of the X-ray source.
- Neurovascular Imaging Group
Professors Parker, McNally and Hadley, together with collaborators from Vascular Surgery and Neurology, lead the research program in neurovascular imaging. Our primary interest is in developing advanced MRI methods to image disease and vascular pathology in the head and neck that are sources of stroke.
- Focused Ultrasound Group
We are interested in developing innovative technical solutions to increase the clinical adoption of focused ultrasound, a non-invasive energy delivery method that can damage target tissues while sparing surrounding healthy tissues.
- Gerald S. Treiman Lab
High-Resolution, Motion-corrected 3D Cine MRI of Carotid Plaque
- G. Lawrence Zeng Lab
Dr. Zeng's research focuses on the investigation of improved imaging geometries and the development of more precise image reconstruction algorithms for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomographic imaging, or SPECT.
- Jeff L. Zhang Lab
We are interested in the measurement of kidney perfusion and oxygenation by magnetic resonance imaging, MR angiography and renography for renovascular disease, and accurate measurement of renal function in cirrhosis
- CNS Biophysics Lab
Dr. Jeong specializes in data acquisition by MRI and MR spectroscopy. He is an expert in unconventional MR imaging, which includes high-resolution diffusion tensor MRI of spinal cord and optic nerve, and non-proton MR imaging such as MRI/S of 19F, 3He, 31P.