Research Areas

The Biomedical Imaging Research Institute (BIRI) team features experts from a variety of medical specialties. While each area focuses on a specific field, the collaborative nature of BIRI provides the opportunity to share discoveries and advance our imaging research.

Cardiovascular Imaging Research

We are developing novel MRI techniques for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and therapeutic monitoring of cardiovascular diseases, particularly coronary artery disease, with our technical and translational research. Our clinical research objectives are to develop and validate multimodality imaging methods for optimal application to patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. We are developing approaches that maximize the value of information provided by imaging tests and results.
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Translational Cardiac Imaging Research

We are employing noninvasive, leading-edge imaging methods to develop diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the fight against cardiovascular diseases.
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Neuroimaging Research

By leveraging advanced neuroimaging techniques and novel analytical tools, our goal is to improve understanding of the brain’s development and functional mechanisms.
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Cancer Molecular Imaging Research

We are developing novel and translational molecular imaging agents that target various types of cancer in a precise manner. Our research is addressing the challenge of tailoring targeted therapeutics and advancing the field of precision medicine.
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Oncologic Radiation Therapy Imaging Research

Our goal is to improve radiation therapy by initiating and performing translational research projects that involve novel imaging modalities to plan, guide, monitor and evaluate response to radiation therapy.
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Lung Imaging Research

We support investigators in the lung research community, with the unique capabilities of 4DXV imaging technology at Cedars-Sinai, to help answer fundamental questions about lung development, disease and responses to treatments in animal models.
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Quantitative Imaging Analysis Program

By developing and validating novel computer imaging techniques, our research objectives are to enhance and quantify the information derived from complex multidimensional cardiac images.
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MRI Hardware Engineering Program

Our program focuses on solving critical challenges in imaging by expanding innovational ideas in both hardware and software design. Our mission is to improve diagnosis and prevention of diseases.
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Skeletal Regeneration and Stem Cell Therapy Imaging Research

We are pioneering the use of adult stem cells and iPSCs to regenerate bone, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and intervertebral discs. Our mission is to develop stem cell therapies and technologies for skeletal disorders due to trauma or degeneration.
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