Internationally Recognized Imaging Programs
Our faculty have robust external research funding, including a $14M multi-center National Institutes of Health grant on cardiac MRI. Our faculty have authored three of the 30 most influential papers in the first 30 years of the journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Four of our faculty are Fellows of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
Major Focus Areas
Physics and engineering of imaging systems (Fred Epstein, John Hossack, Bijoy Kundu, Wilson Miller, Craig Meyer, John Mugler, Gustavo Rohde, Mike Salerno, Mark Williams).
Contrast media (Kimberly Kelly, Sasha Klibanov). Key clinical collaborator (Todd Bauer).
Cardiovascular imaging (Fred Epstein, Brent French, John Hossack, Craig Meyer). Key clinical collaborators (Chris Kramer, Mike Salerno, Ken Bilchik).
Lung imaging (Wilson Miller, John Mugler, Mike Salerno). Key clinical collaborators (Eduard deLange).
Neuroimaging (Wilson Miller, Gustavo Rohde).
Cancer imaging (Kimberly Kelly, Mark Williams, Gustavo Rohde).
Image-guided focused ultrasound (Craig Meyer, Wilson Miller, Rich Price). Key clinical collaborators (Jeff Elias, Alan Matsumoto).
Future directions for imaging at UVA include continued and evolving emphases in our distinguishing areas: (a) physics and engineering of imaging systems, (b) cardiovascular imaging, and (c) lung imaging, as well as enhancing the growing areas of targeted molecular imaging, photoacoustic tomography, image-guided focused ultrasound therapies, cancer imaging, and neuroimaging.