About Us

The Cedars-Sinai Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) is an interdisciplinary research program established in 2010 to develop and apply state-of-the-art imaging technologies to today’s most pressing translational research and clinical questions. Led by founding director Debiao Li, PhD, the program builds on Cedars-Sinai’s clinical and research strengths, with the ultimate goal of using novel medical imaging technology to improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases.


Our Mission

  • Improve the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases
  • Develop and apply novel imaging techniques that translate to clinical significance
  • Provide high-quality imaging services through the Cedars-Sinai Imaging Core
  • Educate and train a new generation of scientists and clinicians in imaging research
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