Biomedical Image Analysis

Division Chief

Jack L. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiology
210-567-8188
jlancaster@uthscsa.edu

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(L-R) Person A, Person B, Person C, Person D, Person E, Person F, Person G, Person H, Person I, & Person J

The Biomedical Image Analysis Division (BIAD) broadly supports each of the RII’s other divisions through scientific research, image processing and data management services. BIAD is also a scientific research division in its own right, collaborating with the RII’s other divisions in all areas of data analysis. BIAD faculty and staff develop and publish validations of image processing tools and methods. Image processing software is customized in-house to accommodate conducting complex data analysis and visualizations. Because the support and flexibility of BIAD, researchers are free to choose between established validated methods and novel experimental ones.

BIAD consists of four sections that support a broad range of research projects at the Research Imaging Institute (RII) through systems administration, data analysis, and research and development into software and databases.

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Animal PET

The Animal PET Section occupies two, one-room suites (McDermott 1.510-, 1.926) on the first-floor of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. Each suite includes animal preparation space, dose-calibration equipment and an animal PET system. An small-bore PET scanners are a Siemens Focus 220 Primate microPET and a Concorde Rodent microPET.

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Human PET Imaging

The Human PET Section occupies one, three-room suite (McDermott 1.310-1.314) on the first-floor of the McDermott Clinical Science Building. This suite consists of two scanner bays, an operator control room and an equipment room. Each scanner bay houses a large-bore PET scanner.

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Radiochemistry

The Radiochemistry Section supports two cyclotrons and accompanying radiochemistry production and quality control facilities. All radiochemistry facilities are located on the first floor of the McDermott Building.