Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Department: Stanford Cancer Institute

Cancer Imaging

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    Research Interest

    Applications of computer graphics to medical imaging, with emphasis on diagnosis of bowel pathology using virtual colonoscopy. Dynamic joint imaging with open Magnetic Resonance Imaging system.

  • Associate Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    • Radiology, Pediatric
    Research Interest

    Studies on apoptotic cell death in vivo using the H MRS phenomenon.

  • The Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor and Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Prof. Helen Blau's research area is regenerative medicine with a focus on stem cells. Her research on nuclear reprogramming and demonstrating the plasticity of cell fate using cell fusion is well known and her laboratory has also pioneered the design of biomaterials to mimic the in vivo microenvironment and direct stem cell fate. Current findings are leading to more efficient iPS generation, cell based therapies by dedifferentiation a la newts, and discovery of novel molecules and therapies.

  • Professor of Pathology and of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Our lab uses chemical, biochemical, and cell biological methods to study protease function in human disease. Projects include:

    1) Design and synthesis of novel chemical probes for each of the primary protease families.

    2) Understanding the role of proteolysis in the life cycle of the human parasites, Plasmodium falciparum and Toxoplasma gondii.

    3) Defining the specific functional roles of proteases during the process of tumorogenesis.

    4) In vivo imaging of protease activity

  • Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), of Microbiology and Immunology and, by courtesy, of Radiology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Child Health Research Institute
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    We develop and use the tools of molecular imaging to understand oncogenesis, reveal patterns of cell migration in immunosurveillance, monitor gene expression, visualize stem cell biology, and assess the distribution of pathogens in living animal models of human biology and disease. Biology doesn't occur in "a vacuum" or on coated plates--it occurs in the living body and that's were we look for biological patterns and responses to insult.

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    Research Interest

    1. MRI of Breast Cancer, particularly new techniques. Currently being explored are techniques including ultra high spatial resolution MRI and contrast-agent-free detection of breast tumors.

    2. MRI-guided interventions, especially MRI-guided cryosurgery of prostate cancer

  • Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and Materials Sci & Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Radiology
    • PET Scan
    Research Interest

    My laboratory focuses on merging advances in molecular biology with those in biomedical imaging to advance the new field of molecular imaging. Methods to image gene expression in living subjects have been developed. Newer approaches to image fundamental cellular events with optical and radiolabeled probes are under active investigation. These imaging approaches are expected to have a fundamental impact in the study of cancer biology, as well as in molecular therapeutics including gene therapy

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Psychology and of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    The work in the Radiological Sciences Laboratory is devoted to the advancement of imaging sciences for applications in diagnostic radiology. We collaborate closely with departmental clinicians and with others in the school of medicine, humanities, and the engineering sciences. The laboratory's activities include development of both CT and MR imaging techniques, with spiral CT.

  • Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine), Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric
    • Radioimmunotherapy
    Research Interest

    Radio-immunotherapy. Medical Imaging Processing. Quantification for diagnosis Clinical validations

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    Research Interest

    Imaging of cardiovascular diseases with CT, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer - Diagnostic Imaging
    Research Interest

    My research interests involves many aspects of Breast Cancer Imaging: contrast-enhanced MRI, MRI-guided breast biopsies, digital mammography, ultrasound, tomosynthesis, MR spectroscopy, fine-needle aspiration, large core image guideneedle biopsy, SLN biopsy, outcomes, compliance, digital mammography, CAD, optical imaging, risk assessment, molecular imaging, BIRADS and development of secure QA dashboards.

  • Professor of Statistics and, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Research interests include clinical trial design, cancer biostatistics, survival analysis, adaptation and sequential experimentation, change-point detection and segmentation, stochastic optimization, time series and inference on stochastic processes, hidden Markov models and genomic applications.

  • Professor of Radiology (Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford/Nuclear Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Physics, of Electrical Engineering and of Bioengineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Molecular Imaging Instrumentation
    Laboratory

    Our research interests involve the development of novel instrumentation and software algorithms for in vivo imaging of cellular and molecular signatures of disease in humans and small laboratory animal subjects.

  • Associate Professor of Urology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Urology
    • Urologic Neoplasms
    • Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
    Research Interest

    My laboratory is engaged in translational research to develop new in vitro and in vivo diagnostic tools for diseases of the urinary tract based on micro- and nanotechnology. We are developing an integrated biosensor platform optimized for point-of-care urinary diagnostics, particularly for urinary tract infections and bladder cancer. We are also developing in vivo imaging tools for applications in image-guided surgery.

  • Redlich Professor and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Pain Medicine
    • Chronic Pain
    • Acute Pain
    Research Interest

    Functional neuroimaging of pain. Imaging of cognitive and affective dimensions of pain, neural plasticity contributing to chronic pain and effects of treatment.

    Effects of membrane stabilizing medications on neuropathic pain.

    Chronic pain outcomes tools development and measurement.

  • Professor of Radiology and of Medicine, Emeritus
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Nuclear Medicine, Pediatric
    • Thyroid Cancers
  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Medicine (Medical Informatics) and of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research seeks to advance the clinical and basic sciences in radiology, while improving our understanding of biology and the manifestations of disease, by pioneering methods in the information sciences that integrate imaging, clinical and molecular data. A current focus is on content-based radiological image retrieval and integration of imaging features with clinical and molecular data for diagnostic, prognostic, and therapy planning decision support.

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Radiology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Imaging informatics, information integration, spatiotemporal modeling, image analysis, quantitation for molecular imaging, imaging simulation, statistical methods for imaging evaluation, and visualization with application in cancer imaging.

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My current research interests lie in the area of magnetic resonance and MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound for minimally invasive cancer therapy and neuromodulation.

  • Boston Scientific Applied Biomedical Engineering Professor and Professor of Bioengineering and of Radiology and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Broadly, Dr. Pelc is interested in the physics, engineering and mathematics of medical imaging, especially computed tomography, digital x-ray imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and hybrid multimodality systems. His current research is concentrated in the development of computed tomography systems with higher image quality and dose efficiency, in the characterization of system performance, and in the development and validation of new clinical applications.

  • Assistant Professor (Research) of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    The Pitteri laboratory is focused on the discovery and validation of proteins that can be used as molecular indicators of risk, diagnosis, progression, and recurrence of cancer. Proteomic technologies, predominantly mass spectrometry, are used to identify proteins in the blood that are differentially regulated and/or post-translationally modified with disease state. Using human plasma samples, tumor tissue, cancer cell lines, and genetically engineered mouse models, the origins of these prote

  • Associate Professor of Radiology (Nuclear Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • PET Scans
    Research Interest

    Multimodality fusion imaging with PET, CT, and MRI for oncology.

    Translational research bringing new radiotracers to clinical use.

    Cardiovascular multimodality PET/CT imaging.

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics Research)
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    • Imaging informatics
    Research Interest

    My research interest is imaging informatics--ways computers can work with images to leverage their rich information content and to help physicians use images to guide personalized care. Work in our lab thus lies at the intersection of biomedical informatics and imaging science.

  • Associate Professor of Biology and of Applied Physics
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My laboratory has three major research efforts:
    1) In vivo fluorescence imaging and behavioral studies of cerebellar-dependent motor control and motor learning.
    2) Development and application of fiber-optic fluorescence microendoscopy imaging techniques for studies of learning and memory in behaving mice and for clinical uses in humans.
    3) Development of high-throughput, massively parallel imaging techniques for studying brain function in large numbers of Drosophila concurrently.

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology)
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Clinical Focus
    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    • abdominal imaging and uroradiology
    Research Interest

    Studies include development and preliminary clinical evaluation of advanced techniques for ultrasonic imaging and tissue characterization. A number of studies are ongoing involving advanced techniques of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy with application to the GU tract.

  • Professor of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    My research interests are in the field of medical imaging, particularly magnetic resonance imaging and in vivo spectroscopy. Current projects include MRI and MRS at high magnetic fields and metabolic imaging using hyperpolarized 13C-labeled MRS.

  • Francis W. Bergstrom Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemical and Systems Biology
    Member, Bio-X
    Member, Stanford Cancer Institute
    Research Interest

    Molecular imaging, therapeutics, drug delivery, drug mode of action

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