The Departments of Radiology are world-renowned research organizations that advance the state of the art in medical imaging. From work that will benefit patients immediately to over-the-horizon basic research, the department pursues wide-ranging research objectives through a collection of research labs.
Cross Disciplinary Initiatives
Massachusetts General Hospital
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
The Athinoula A. Martinos Center is committed to developing novel techniques for imaging biological systems and biologically relevant materials, and to applying these techniques toward a more comprehensive understanding and better care of the human mind and body.
Biochemical Translational Imaging - Hooker Research Lab
The Hooker Research Group, part of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, focuses on the development and application of in vivo molecular imaging tools.
Center for Molecular Imaging Research (CMIR)
The Center for Molecular Imaging Research (CMIR) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School researches molecular phenomena in order to develop novel sensing technologies and, ultimately, clinical applications that can save lives.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
A unique resource for Image-Guided therapy, AMIGO represents and encourages multidisciplinary cooperation and collaboration among teams of surgeons, interventional radiologists, imaging physicists, computer scientists, biomedical engineers, nurses, and technologists to achieve the common goal of delivering the safest and the most effective state-of-the-art therapy to patients in a technologically advanced and patient-friendly environment.
The National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) serves as a national resource for all aspects of research into medical procedures enhanced by imaging, with the common goal of providing more effective patient care.
The core mission of the Surgical Planning Laboratory is the extraction of medically relevant information from diagnostic imaging data and to apply concepts of computation and image analysis to new fields of biomedical research.
The Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory focuses on development of novel computer and engineering methods for image-guided therapy.
The Focused Ultrasound Laboratory is committed to developing and translating novel ultrasound methods to diagnose and treat disease through noninvasive image-guided alternatives to surgery, methods to deliver drugs across the blood-brain barrier, and approaches to improve acoustic propagation and detection in challenging scenarios.
The Center for Clinical Spectroscopy is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of scientists and collaborating clinicians whose goal is to translate magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) into the clinic through technical development, clinical applications, and advocacy.