Division of Applied Science & Technology (Bioimaging)

This division supports the development of innovative biomedical imaging technologies to transform our understanding of biological and disease processes for improving diagnostics, image-guided therapies, and human health.

 

Meet our Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholars

Program Areas

Shawn Mulvaney, Ph.D.

Tatjana Atanasijevic, Ph.D.

Guoying Liu, Ph.D.

Shumin Wang, Ph.D.

Tatjana Atanasijevic, Ph.D.

George Zubal, Ph.D.

Afrouz Anderson, Ph.D.

Behrouz Shabestari, Ph.D.

Collaborations

  • Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) - This multi-institutional effort will harness the powers of artificial intelligence, and medical imaging to fight COVID-19 by creating new tools that physicians can use for early detection and personalized therapies for COVID-19 patients.  MIDRC will gather a large repository of images and lead the development and implementation of new diagnostics, including machine learning algorithms, that will allow rapid and accurate assessment of disease status and help physicians optimize patient treatment. In additional to NIBIB subject matter experts, the team of collaborators includes the University of Chicago, American College of Radiology Radiological Society of North America, and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine. MIDRC website (Kris Kandarpa and Guoying Liu)

  • Human Connectome Project (HCP) – Involves 16 NIH institutes and centers and is part of the NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research. The HCP supports research that uses cutting-edge imaging technologies to map the circuitry involved in brain function in healthy humans. (Guoying Liu)

  • Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative – Presidential project aimed at revolutionizing our understanding of the human brain. The goal is to map circuits of the brain, measure fluctuating patterns of electrical and chemical activity flowing within those circuits, and understand how their interplay creates our unique cognitive and behavioral capabilities. By accelerating the development and application of innovative technologies, researchers will be able to produce a dynamic picture of the brain that, for the first time, shows how individual cells and complex neural circuits interact in both time and space. It is expected that the application of these new tools and technologies will lead to new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders. NIH is one of several federal agencies involved in this initiative. For more information see the BRAIN website. (Guoying Liu and Shumin Wang)

  • Sound Health - NIH project in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to collaborate on current research studying the interactions between music and the brain as well as how music can be used as therapy. NIBIB is participating in a R21 funding opportunity (RFA-NS-19-009) that encourages exploratory technical development and studies to increase our understanding of how music affects the brain, body, and behavior. For more information see the Sound Health website. (Guoying Liu)

  • Medical Device Research Interest Group (MDRIG) - Trans-NIH initiative that has representatives from 16 NIH institutes and centers as well as from the FDA and CMS. The goal of MDRIG is to provide a forum to discuss and collaborate on issues related to research and development and other topics critical to innovation of medical device technologies. For more information contact Dr. Kris Kandarpa.

  • NIH-NASA Biomedical Research Activities - Collaboration between 23 NIH institutes and centers and the National Aeronautics Space Administration that focuses on exploring how biomedical research can address the challenges of deep space exploration and benefit human health in space and on Earth. These efforts include establishing a framework of cooperation to encourage interaction between NIH and NASA research communities and integrating results from that research into improved understanding of human physiology and health. For more information see the NIH-NASA webpage. (Randy King)

 

Division Events

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    Researchers have developed an innovative way to 'see' the fine structure and chemical composition of human cells with unmatched clarity and precision. Their technique takes a creative approach to signal detection. Source: Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology/Science Daily
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    orbiting space capsule
    When it blasts off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Artemis I will carry two anthropomorphic mannequins strapped into its crew module. The mannequins are part of a project aided by a team of Duke University bioengineers with support from NIBIB.
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    New computed tomography (CT) technology paired with artificial intelligence (AI)-based noise reduction offers superior detection of bone disease associated with multiple myeloma at lower radiation doses than conventional CT, according to a new study. Source: Science Daily/Radiological Society of North America
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    By combining optical measurements with ultrasound, researchers were able to study oxygen levels in the placenta, paving the way for a better understanding of this complex, crucial organ. Source: Science Daily/University of Pennsylvania
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    photon-scanning detector computed tomography scanner
    One team helped develop the first photon-counting detector (PCD)-CT system, which is superior to current CT technology. Another team has also been using artificial intelligence to lower the dose of radiation given to a patient when they are undergoing a conventional CT brain scan.