Below is a brief description of the Beckman Institute's Strategic Initiative on Imaging. For more details continue to their website for the latest updates, resources, and information.
Imaging is defined broadly as the presentation of spatial and/or temporal data in a visual format that leads to the transfer of information, knowledge, or aesthetics. This includes the acquisition of scientific data or signals that are assembled to form an image, the direct capture of images with cameras or detectors, the visualization and display of computational data from simulations and models, and the presentation of photographs, paintings, and architectural drawings with artistic value.
Imaging also includes the figures in every research paper that allow us to visualize and interpret data, as well as the psycho-physical aspects of how we interpret the images we see, and how they inspire us.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long and rich history of significant achievements in imaging, from the early developments of ultrasound imaging and its bioeffects, to the development of magnetic resonance imaging by the late Paul Lauterbur, who received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2003 for his work in establishing this technique. With computational strengths at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and over 100 faculty across many departments, colleges, and interdisciplinary institutes, Illinois is positioned to make major advances in imaging.
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