Medical Imaging Technologies
The Advanced Medical Imaging Portfolio at TATRC includes 32 unique projects currently under active management. These are divided into four distinct research areas: portable imaging and image guided therapeutics, advanced high performance imaging, computational methods and decision support in imaging, and optical/para-optical imaging techniques.
TATRC funded projects continue to garner national and international recognition for advancing the state-of-the art in this important research area. Military medicine has been at the forefront of the development of ultrasound, computed tomography, MRI, and radiation therapy. TATRC continues in that tradition in not only advancing the art in these established areas but in also forging new pathways into the realm of laser and optical imaging as well as the science of multimodality image fusion. TATRC does not confine imaging research simply to the process of obtaining images but instead finds opportunities to combine advanced technologies in other fields of research. Two notable examples are the combination of Proton Beam Radiation Therapy with Advanced Robotic Guidance and the fusing of optical technologies with neuroprothetics.
Objectives of the Medical Imaging portfolio: