The Biomedical Imaging Research Group (GIBI230) is a multidisciplinary group of research in medical imaging which involves an important number of recognized specialists working in the frame of precision medicine. The group has the certification of the Carlos III Research Institute from the Spanish Ministry of Health and is associated to the Spanish Network of Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN). The group is led by Prof. Dr. Luís Martí-Bonmatí as Principal Investigator.
The aim of the group is to develop new method of image analysis and optimize the use of imaging biomarkers extracted from medical images, and also to improve diagnostic and therapeutic applications of medical imaging through a multidisciplinary and multimodality approach, both in clinical and animal research.
GIBI230 also aims to promote clinical trials in which medical imaging and imaging biomarkers may have a relevant role. Profess to promote and develop the use of “evidence based medical imaging” for the analysis of healthcare technology, and the implementation of innovative clinical guidelines.
The accredited research group is formed by a unique combination of biochemists, biomedical engineers, nuclear medicine specialists, physicists, clinical trial managers, cell and molecular biologists, clinicians, surgeons and patient care personnel capable to tackle a complex research objective in the biomedical sector.
The group provides also access to technical resources to other visiting groups and researchers in a collaborative way to improve the quality of their research, to achieve a degree of excellence from the definition of the ideas, through research to innovation.
The main research lines are the following:
- Conceptualization, development and validation of biomarkers based on imaging processing and analysis, in order to add new valuable information to discriminate and characterize relevant clinical features of human diseases
- Information integration of uni- and multi-variate images in structured reports. Generation of imaging based knowledge bases.
- Data mining of DICOM headers to assess and measure the quality of the medical imaging processes.
- New diagnostic techniques and procedures based on functional and molecular imaging
- Development of percutaneous techniques and generation of new systems for diagnosis and percutaneous local treatment.
- Stem cells tracking by their labelling with nanoparticles and functional imaging, cell-tracking
- Development of new contrast media using new forms of visualization as multispectral CT and MRI
- Control and safety of ionizing radiation
Experimental Radiology Facilities:
This platform provides image resources, from acquisition to processing and quantification, and personalized collaborative research projects with animals in where imaging is relevant. The center provides access to knowledge and infrastructure to ensure the project’s success.
Within the imaging research group GIBI230, the platform of Experimental Radiology provides support in project definition; optimizing the acquisition of MR images (3 Tesla with multiple coils, with high spatial and temporal resolution), digital radiography and fluoroscopy for evaluation of devices and interventional procedures (angiography in real time with high-level detector resolution), digital ultrasound (with multi-probes); image processing (extraction of imaging biomarkers, distribution and quantification); data analysis (biostatistics and data mining); and qualified technical personnel.
This pre-clinical center is a perfect platform in which multidisciplinary groups work together in order to achieve successful projects.
Open call to visiting research fellowships
The Biomedical Imaging Research Group (GIBI230) wants to incorporate post-doctoral researchers interested in the field of biomedical imaging and bioengineering.
If you desire to join our research group to develop part of your research career, contact us showing your interest and briefly describing your potential contributions to our group.
In order to apply please provide us the following documentation:
– Letter of recommendation from origin scientific center.
– Brief description of the knowledge and experiences in the research lines.
– Definition of the funding available in order to support the internship.
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