James Bankson, Ph.D.
Areas of Research
The overarching goal 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 and functional imaging using hyperpolarized substrates
- To characterize and refine strategies that derive more information from less data
- 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
About Dr. Bankson
Dr. Bankson leads the Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory, now also known as the Bankson Laboratory, at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and he is deputy director of the Small Animal Imaging Facility.
His research is focused on the use of engineering principles (RF engineering, systems engineering, electromagnetics, signal and image processing) to refine, optimize, and extend methods to characterize disease non-invasively using magnetic resonance imaging, spectroscopy, and spectroscopic imaging.
Contact Dr. Bankson: 713-792-4273
Graduate Student Working with Specialized MRI