We combine engineering, physics and imaging sciences in a highly multidisciplinary environment.
The mission of the Magnetic Resonance Systems Laboratory (MSRL) is to develop new imaging technologies that improve our ability to measure and understand cancer and response to therapy. We apply expertise in engineering and physics in a highly interdisciplinary environment to engage the problem of cancer from the test tube to the clinic.
We aim to enable scientists and clinicians with new tools to characterize cancer with unprecedented resolution, ultimately to improve outcome and quality of life for patients affected by cancer.
- To develop robust and reproducible methods for metabolic imaging hyperpolarized substrates
- To characterize and refine strategies that derive more information from less data
- To develop new instrumentation that lowers the price barrier for imaging in biomedical research
- To develop new methods to visualize disease, therapy and response to therapy
- To characterize, refine, and use quantitative imaging biomarkers to understand disease and response to therapy
- To ensure that imaging capabilities advance in step with next-generation therapeutics to maximize efficacy and ensure rapid clinical translation
James A. Bankson, Ph.D.
Professor, Imaging Physics
Graduate Student Working with Specialized MRI