BIOIMAGING & BIOINSTRUMENTATION
The Bioimaging and Bioinstrumentation research division is a group of collaborating investigators who use specialized tools, equipment and physiological measurements to assess the functionality of normal and diseased tissue. This division has a major emphasis on cardiac function, including myocardial function, congestive heart failure and peripheral arterial disease.
Bioimaging is a method of developing imaging techniques across the magnetic spectrum. Some of these techniques are used to view structures, while others are used to develop therapeutic methods, diagnostic capabilities and evaluation of body functions. Specific imaging systems that are currently in development assist with the delivery of medical devices and medical technologies and are becoming part of therapeutic delivery.
Bioinstrumentation is the development of biosensors that are used in telemetry or telemedicine, as well as methods to chronically monitor and evaluate cardiac and peripheral vascular diseases. State-of-the-art equipment is used to evaluate procedures such as EKGs, pressure volume loop analysis, Doppler flow measurements and bio-MEM (microelectronic mechanical systems) technologies.