Department of Radiology

Penn Radiology’s Basic Research Division includes laboratories focused on basic imaging methodology. Our research labs are separated into quantitative, biomedical imaging informatics, and molecular imaging labs.

  • Biomedical Imaging Informatics

    Studies of the science of information related to medical imaging, including image analysis and the integration of data from medical imaging into scientific research and clinical practice.

  • Center for Translational Imaging Informatics (CTII)

    CTII envisions a future in which accurate and timely imaging information is used rapidly and effectively by health care providers to optimize the processes and outcomes of clinical care.

  • Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)

    Our goal is to act as a translational catalyst between the worlds of computation imaging science and clinical breast cancer research. Learn more here.

  • Medical Image Processing Group (MIPG)

    The Medical Image Processing Group (MIPG) conducts full-time medically relevant research in imaging science and offers training to students and post-doctoral fellows.

  • Penn Image Computing and Science Lab (PICSL)

    A primary goal of this research is to translate into practical tools and make freely and publicly available cutting-edge image analysis methods that are essential for extracting the most information from medical imaging data.

  • Section for Biomedical Image Analysis (SBIA)

    SBIA is devoted to research in image analysis including computational anatomy, analyses in imaging studies, surgical planning, and tomographic images.


    The Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA) was established in 2013, and focuses on the development and application of advanced computational and analytical techniques that quantify morphology and function from biomedical images.

  • Molecular Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy

    Studies of imaging designed for the visualization, characterization, and measurement of biological processes at the molecular and cellular levels as well as therapy guided by either anatomic imaging, molecular imaging, or both.

  • Breast Cancer Molecular Imaging Group

    The Breast Cancer Molecular Imaging Group at Penn Medicine seeks better methods for breast cancer treatment. The lab is supported by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

  • Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group (FMIG)

    The goal of the Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group (FMIG) is the development and application of novel hyperpolarized MRI techniques capable of diagnosing a variety of pulmonary and metabolic disorders.

  • Laboratory of Molecular Imaging (LMI)

    Learn about the Lab of Molecular Imaging, including our mission, our location, and funding for the lab.

  • Metabolic & Molecular Imaging of Cardiovascular Diseases (MMICD) Lab

    The Metabolic and Molecular Imaging of Cardiovascular Diseases (MMICD) Lab develops experimental and therapeutic approaches to treat heart failure and cancer.

  • Molecular and Cellular Technologies Lab (MCTL)

    The lab mission is to create small molecules, engineered proteins, and cell-based tools that can "light up" and control in vivo biology using principles of molecular imaging as well as chemical/synthetic biology.

  • Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging Lab (NAMIL)

    NAMIL's research focuses on the development of novel and multifunctional nanoparticle contrast agents for medical imaging applications.

  • Penn Image-Guided Intervention Laboratory (PIGI)

    The Penn Image-Guided Intervention (PIGI) Laboratory is dedicated to the translational investigation of a multitude of topics of interest to interventional radiology as well as the broader medical community.

  • Radiological Chemistry and Biology Lab

    Our lab is dedicated to interdisciplinary research across the Radiology Department.

  • Radiopharmaceutical Chemistry Section

    The focus of the group is the development of new radiopharmaceuticals that provide diagnostic information on various organs in normal and disease states.

  • Radiopharmaceutical Therapy and Companion Diagnostics Lab

    The Radiopharmaceutical Therapy and Companion Diagnostics Lab, under the direction of Daniel A. Pryma, MD, operates in close collaboration with the Radiological Chemistry and Biology Lab.

  • Image Generation and Quantitative Imaging

    Studies developing and validating novel approaches to acquire and generate medical images as well as methods for deriving quantitative metric form medical images.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Lab

    The Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Lab is a research group within the Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania focused on the development of new imaging technologies for cardiovascular disease.

  • Cardiovascular Research Group

    The Cardiovascular Research Group (CRG) develops and applies novel MR imaging in analysis tools for the study of cardiovascular function and flow.

  • Center for Functional Neuroimaging

    The Center for Functional Neuroimaging (CFN) provides support for functional neuroimaging research at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Center for Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging (CMROI)

    The Center for Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging is a Biomedical Imaging research center dedicated to the development and application of magnetic and optical imaging techniques.

  • Laboratory for Structural, Physiologic and Functional Imaging (LSPFI)

    The Lab for Structural NMR Imaging is focused on the development of new methods of the MR-based "virtual bone biopsy" and image-based computational biomechanics.

  • Laboratory for Advanced Computed Tomography Imaging

    The Laboratory for Advanced Computed Tomography Imaging is dedicated to developing next generation computed tomography solutions.

  • Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation Group

    The group's research in PET instrumentation development spans basic detector design and modeling to system design and image evaluation.

  • Ultrasound Research Laboratory

    The Department of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania houses a state-of-the-art Ultrasound Research Laboratory for conducting clinical and pre-clinical research.

  • X-ray Physics Lab

    The central focus of the lab is the development of advanced methods for breast cancer imaging including digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).

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