School of Medicine

Radiology & Imaging Sciences Research

UCAIR Investigators

Some Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences research faculty are designated as UCAIR investigators. Most pursue advanced image reconstruction and MRI physics, and they collaborate closely with clinical faculty.

Ganesh Adluru, PhD

Research Interests: Advanced Image Reconstruction, Cardiac Imaging, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Neuroimaging

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Jeffrey S. Anderson, MD, PhD

Jeffrey S. Anderson, MD, PhD directs the fMRI Neurosurgical Mapping Service and is Principal Investigator for the Utah Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory. Dr. Anderson’s lab studies brain networks using functional imaging techniques such as fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and magnetoencephalography. Dr. Anderson also has particular interest in auti... Read More

Research Interests: Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Functional Neuroradiology, fMRI

Specialties: Computed Tomography - CT, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Neuroradiology, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Brian E. Chapman, PhD

Research Interests: Biomedical Informatics, Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Integrating Natural Language Processing with Image Processing, Integration of Pathological and Radiological Visual Information, Physiological Modeling and Decision Support, Vascular Analysis

Edward V. DiBella, PhD

Ed DiBella, PhD, is a professor and the director of the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) in the Department of Radiology. He is an adjunct faculty member in Bioengineering, a member of the Center for Arrhythmia Research and Management (CARMA), and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program in the Huntsman Cancer Institute.&nb... Read More

Research Interests: Advanced MRI Imaging, Dynamic Imaging, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

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J. Rock Hadley, PhD, MS

Research Interests: Advanced MRI Imaging, Advanced Medical Imaging and Image Data Analysis, Breast Imaging, Cardiac Imaging to Improve Outcomes of Catheter Ablation, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Carotid Artery Imaging, Custom MR Coils - Optic Nerve, Custom Radio Frequency Coils for MRI, Image-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy, Integrated RF Coils for Interventional MRI, MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Both transcranial MRgHIFU and a Breast-Specific MRgHIFU Device, Neurovascular Imaging, Pancreatic Imaging

Specialties: Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI

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Eun-Kee Jeong, PhD

Eun-Kee Jeong, PhD is a Professor in the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research, the research division of the Department of Radiology.... Read More

Research Interests: Advanced Medical Imaging and Image Data Analysis, Dynamic Imaging, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI

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Dan J. Kadrmas, PhD

Dan Kadrmas, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah, an investigator in the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program.  Kadrmas is also director of the Quantitative and Functional PET/CT Laboratory. Kadrmas researches imaging technologies, pa... Read More

Research Interests: Diagnostic Imaging, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, PET-Based Tumor Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Radionuclide Imaging, Tomography, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon, Tumor Specific PET Probes

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Scott McNally, MD, PhD

My goal as a neuroradiologist is to provide the best diagnostic imaging for patients with a variety of neurological diseases. My primary interest is in cerebrovascular disease and stroke. My roles include optimizing neurovascular imaging protocols, serving as co-moderator of our multidisciplinary neurovascular conference, and providing resident and... Read More

Specialties: Neuroradiology, Radiology

Kathryn A. Morton, BS, MD

Dr. Kathryn Morton serves as the Chief of the Nuclear Medicine section in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences.  She is a professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Utah, followed by an internship in Pediatrics at... Read More

Research Interests: PET-Based Tumor Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Tumor Specific PET Probes

Specialties: Computed Tomography - CT, Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Glen Morrell, MD, PhD

Dr. Morrell bridges the gap between technical research on new methods of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and real world patient care in the clinical practice of radiology. He completed a PhD degree at Stanford University in Electrical Engineering, where his research focused on new methods of MRI. He also completed medical school at Stanford and... Read More

Research Interests: Advanced MRI Imaging

Specialties: Body Imaging, Computed Tomography - CT, GYN Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI, Radiology, Ultrasound, X-Ray

Dennis L. Parker, PhD

Dr. Dennis Parker earned his MS in Physics from Brigham Young University and his PhD in Medical Biophysics and Computing from the University of Utah. He is the Mark H. Huntsman endowed Professor, in the Departments of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, and Biomedical Informatics.  He served as the founding Director of the Utah Center for Advanced... Read More

Research Interests: Composite MRI Gradient Systems, Custom MR Coils - Optic Nerve, Human Carotid Artery Plaque Imaging and Analysis, Improved Small Vessel Detail in Magnetic Resonance Angiography, MR Angiography (Rapid Scanning and High Resolution), MR Mammography, MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Both transcranial MRgHIFU and a Breast-Specific MRgHIFU Device, Mathematics and Physics of Medical Imaging with Emphasis on Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Allison H. Payne, PhD

I am a mechanical engineer with expertise in thermal therapies; specifically magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound. My research contributes to the translation and dissemination of this exciting technology through the development of new hardware, advanced treatment planning and monitoring and assessment techniques. During the past 10 yea... Read More

Research Interests: Image-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging - MRI

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