Our faculty and staff have the expertise and creativity to discover and innovate through basic research, translational research, clinical trials, and commercialization.

Our goal

To develop non-invasive capabilities and diagnostic imaging so we can better understand the fundamental mechanisms of human biology and enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease.

Our research areas

  • Biolelectromagnetics  
  • Brain Monitoring
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • CT Perfusion
  • Diabetes
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Human Threshold
  • Imaging Probe Development
  • Photoacoustic Imaging
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Neonatology
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Perfusion MRI
  • PET/CT
  • Therapeutic Brain Stimulation

Our team

The Lawson Imaging Research Program team of 31 researchers, led by Dr. Frank Prato, is a recognized world leader in non-invasive biomedical imaging. Hybrid imaging (which combines two or more imaging methods to provide superior images and diagnostic information) is currently being applied to the areas of cardiology, neurology (including mental health), metabolic disease and cancer. 

Core scientists