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Mission statement

The Computational Biomarker Imaging Group (CBIG), led by Dr. Despina Kontos, is a research group in the Radiology Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Our goal is to act as a translational catalyst between the worlds of computation imaging science and clinical cancer research by integrating image analysis, artificial intelligence, and pattern recognition in clinically relevant breast imaging applications.

Our vision is to foster a vibrant and innovative collaborative research environment in which basic scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, medical trainees and clinical investigators will have the opportunity to work closely together to accelerate translation biomedical imaging research. 

CBIG collaborates with faculty across the University including, the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA), the Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI), the Abramson Cancer Center, the Institute for the Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT), and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB). Affiliated faculty includes experts in informatics, medical physics, genetics, pathology, oncology, biostatistics, epidemiology and primary care. Collaborating research projects also involve established collaborations with peer institutions across the world.

Contact Information

Despina Kontos PhD (Lab PI)
Rm D702 Richards Bldg.
3700 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104

Tel: 215-746-4064
Fax: 215-573-1811

Debra Dougher (Administrative Support)
Research Coordinator Sr
Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics
Department of Radiology University of Pennsylvania
Tel: 215-746-4060
Fax: 215-573-1811


Richards Laboratory Building at UPenn

Computational Biomarker Imaging Group (CBIG)
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
Richards Medical Research Laboratories
3700 Hamilton Walk, 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Goddard Laboratory at UPenn Exterior

Computational Biomarker Imaging Group (CBIG)
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology
Goddard Laboratories
3710 Hamilton Walk, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

  • Meet our Team

    The Computational Biomarker Imaging Group (CBIG) includes experienced members from the Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine.

  • CBIG Research

    CBIG is developing an emerging research program to investigate the role of imaging for improving personalized clinical decision making for breast cancer screening, prognosis, and treatment.

  • CBIG Software

    The Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA) at the University of Pennsylvania has dedicated resources, including a core of software developers, to facilitate open-source software dissemination.

  • Open Positions

    The Computational Biomarker Imaging Group is accepting applications for postdoctoral positions. Read more about requirements and additional information.

  • Collaborators and Alumni

    Meet the collaborators and alumni of the Computational Biomarker Imaging Group (CBIG).

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