Biomedical Imaging

Clinical, basic-science, and engineering trainees gain depth and breadth through immersion in UVA's multidisciplinary imaging research ecosystem.

medical imaging of a skull and brain

UVA engineers are making major contributions to the future of biomedical imaging, addressing unmet clinical needs and basic science questions. We are discovering new systems and contrast agents to interrogate anatomy and function at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ scales, improving guidance and application of medical therapies,and integrating imaging data with other big data.

BME Primary Faculty in this Area

Frederick H. Epstein

Mac Wade Professor of Biomedical Engineering Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging Associate Dean for Research, School of Engineering and Applied Science

Dr. Epstein is recognized for his contributions to the field of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. He has been a world leader in advancing MRI myocardial strain imaging by developing and applying the cine DENSE (displacement encoding using stimulated echoes) MRI method.

Brent A. French

Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Brent A. French combines advanced methods of targeted drug and gene delivery with biomedical imaging in vivo to explore novel targets and treatment strategies in cardiovascular disease. Research interests of the Molecular Bioengineering Lab focus on developing new, more effective strategies for treating and preventing human disease.

John A. Hossack

Professor, Biomedical Engineering Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (By Courtesy)

John A. Hossack develops ultrasound imaging approaches for cardiovascular disease, including mouse heart imaging, catheter-based imaging and drug delivery, and molecular imaging for diagnosing stroke risk. He obtained B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Strathclyde and his postdoc at Stanford University.

Kelsey Kubelick

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Kelsey Kubelick leads an interdisciplinary, applications-driven lab developing advanced theranostic imaging techniques, particularly ultrasound and photoacoustic (PA) technologies.

Craig H. Meyer

Professor, Biomedical Engineering Professor, Radiology and Medical Imaging
Craig Meyer develops magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques for rapid acquisition and processing of image data in the setting of cardiovascular disease, neural diseases, and pediatrics, using tools in physics, signal processing, image reconstruction, and machine learning.

Gustavo Kunde Rohde

Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Rohde, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, develops computational predictive models with applications in pathology, radiology, systems biology, and mobile sensing. He earned a B.S. degree 1999, M.S. degree in in 2001 from Vanderbilt University, and a doctorate in 2005 from the University of Maryland.

Joint Faculty in Biomedical Imaging

Bijoy Kumar Kundu

Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Bijoy K. Kundu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the tenure track in the department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at UVA. The goals of his lab are to develop and optimize quantitative cardiac PET imaging techniques to address the hypothesis of metabolic remodeling in small animal modelsof myocardial injury and type 2 diabetes. 

G. Wilson Miller

Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering

The development of new pulse-sequence techniques, contrast mechanisms, and hardware for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the lung and MR-guided focused ultrasound of the brain. See Research Projects List below.

John P. Mugler

Director of Medical Imaging Research Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Mugler's main research focuses on the development and optimization of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, and draws on a variety of physics and engineering principles with a strong emphasis on theoretical modeling and simulation, and on practical implementation and evaluation.

Mark Bennett Williams

Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Biomedical Engineering, and Physics
Mark B. Williams received his PhD in physics at UVa in 1990. Following several years with the UVa Physics Department as a Research Scientist he joined the Radiology faculty. His lab applies physics principles to the design and development of systems for medical imaging.

Distinctive Features

History and Vision

A multidisciplinary, collaborative, and translational model that is cross-cutting--it applies to multiple diseases, modalities, scales, and areas of expertise.

Longstanding MRI relationship with Siemens

Bringing UVA MRI Technology to the World

Through our relationship with Siemens and their research sites, we magnify the usefulness of our research and multiply its applications.

UVA Brain Institute

UVA Brain draws upon talented faculty and students across the University to understanding the brain; seek new treatments for brain diseases and injury; and teach what they have learned.

World’s First Focused Ultrasound Cancer Immunotherapy Center Will Be at UVA

The $8 million investment will generate clinical trials and other research that will directly benefit patients.