Department of Radiology

Mission statement

The Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG) is a research group within the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics and the Breast Imaging Division of 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 breast cancer research by integrating image analysis, pattern recognition and data mining in clinically relevant breast imaging applications.

We are developing an emerging research program to investigate the role of imaging as a quantitative biomarker for improving personalized clinical decision making for breast cancer screening, prognosis, and treatment. CBIG collaborates with faculty within the Department of Radiology, 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.

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

Contact Information

Computational Breast Imaging Group (CBIG)
University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology

Richards Medical Research Laboratories
3700 Hamilton Walk, 6th Floor

Goddard Laboratories
3710 Hamilton Walk, 5th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Despina Kontos PhD (Lab PI)
Rm D702 Richards Bldg.
3700 Hamilton Walk, Philadelphia PA 19104
Tel: 215-746-4064
Fax: 215-573-1811
Email: despina.kontos@uphs.upenn.edu

Amanda Shacklett (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
Email: amanda.shacklett@uphs.upenn.edu

  • Meet Our Team

    The Computational Breast Imaging Group, CBIG, includes experienced members from the Department of Radiology at Penn Medicine.

  • CBIG Research

    We are 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.

  • CBIG Wiki Page

    Our CBIG Wiki is a collaborative environment where members can share, edit and discuss.

  • Open Positions

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

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