Technology development

X-Ray Imaging

The work on X-ray Imaging encompasses all the steps of the image formation with X-rays from raw data acquisistion, calibration, pre-processing and tomographic reconstruction to post-processing and quantification. The work in this area can be divided into two main lines: "Clinical X-Ray systems" and "X-Ray CT systems for small animal".

MR Image Reconstruction

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a biomedical imaging modality with outstanding features such as excellent soft tissue contrast and very high spatial resolution. Despite its great properties, MRI suffers from some drawbacks, such as low sensitivity and long acquisition times.

PET technologies

This research area is mainly focused on the development of new biomedical molecular imaging technologies based on positron emission tomography, and in its applications in clinical and preclinical research. The use of translational designs is in the centre of our activity, aiming to introduce innovative essays of new biomedical paradigms based on in vivo functional imaging.

Simulation devices

Modern teaching in Medicine and Health Sciences makes use of new tools that enable a faster and better learning, reducing risks for patients and optimizing efficiency in terms of cost. Many technologies are involved, from e-learning recources to the use of specific simulation devices which allow trainees to get acquainted with situations that are either unfrequent or highly risky for real patients.

Within this research line we investigate, in close relationship with industrial companies in this field, new technologies that may convey advantages over existing systems and devices.