Medical Imaging Research Group

The Medical Imaging Research Group (MIRG) is a team of physicists, mathematicians, and computer scientists working in collaboration with medical staff to provide scientific support for clinical imaging and to develop new imaging techniques. We are affiliated with the Departments of Radiology and of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI). Some of our members are also associated with the Departments of Mathematics and School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU).

Physics and mathematics lay at the foundation of nuclear medicine imaging, playing crucial role in the production of radioisotopes, identifying/optimizing imaging principles, design and construction of cameras, data processing and image reconstruction, and calculations of radiation doses. MIRG research cover all these areas. Our Canadian and international collaborations provide clinical perspective to our projects, so that we focus on methods that are practical and robust, yet always based on sound physics principles and are mathematically correct. Our molecular imaging methods aim at personalized medicine with a theranostic perspective that will result in greatly improved diagnosis and treatment for the benefit of Canadians and other patients. Please visit MIRG website for more information.