Our MRI research includes unparalleled expertise in developing novel pulse sequences, custom coils, and other innovative techniques that have expanded the field of MR. This diverse expertise is concentrated in what we call the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR), a university-designated center supporting all types of imaging research throughout campus. Learn more about UCAIR facilities and technologies here.
Explore our labs to learn more about our people and MRI research projects.
Image on right from a real-time MRI study of the vocal tract by Ganesh Adluru, PhD.
- 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.
- Eugene Kholmovski Lab
MRI for Atrial Fibrillation Assessment and Treatment
- Scott McNally Lab
Role of the Angiotensin Pathway and Redox State in Carotid Plaque Permeability
- 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
- Vascular and Physiologic Imaging Research Group
Our lab's research focuses on the development of quantitative functional MRI for the improved understanding of physiology and disease.