The engineering challenge is to appropriately apply combinations of novel nuclear, magnetic resonance, optical, and ultrasonic imaging technologies to discover core mechanisms underlying the microvascular changes that characterize soft tissue processes such as cancer growth, diabetic decline, development of engineered tissues, and recovery from traumatic injury.
Each state of tissue requires sampling of a specific feature space if we are to optimize diagnostic performance. Beckman image scientists apply a broad set of imaging technologies in unique ways to span the characteristics of many disease conditions. In this way, we develop analysis tools for discovering the most effective uses of diagnostic imaging technology. Our group is especially interested in matching the information provided by multimodal imaging to discover the anatomical, functional, and molecular characteristics that define microvascular dysfunction in health and disease.