BioEngineering 224/Radiology 224

Probes and Applications for Multi-modality Molecular Imaging of Living Subjects

This course focuses on design, development, and application of imaging agents that target specific cellular and molecular aspects of disease. We'll journey through the various types of imaging agents, their strengths and limitations, and how to optimize their design for probing infection, imaging pain, interrogating tumor metabolism, or for image-guided intra-operative procedures. Emphasis this year will be on state-of-the-art strategies for early detection of Alzheimer's disease, imaging response to cutting-edge cancer immunotherapies, and how "Deep Learning" can be used for high-throughput automated image analysis and reducing radiation dose for PET imaging.