Image reconstruction

4D Image Reconstruction algorithms for low-dose cardiac SPECT that promise dramatic reductions in radiation dose.

Neuroimaging / MRI

MRI Neuroimaging methodologies with applications to the study of Alzheimer’s and other diseases.  MIRC is home to the IIT Human Brain Atlas.

Machine learning

Machine Learning algorithms for
- numerical observers / image quality
- image retrieval
- computer-aided diagnosis (CAD)
- dose optimization for imaging
- crime prediction / predictive policing

Phase-contrast x-ray

Analyzer-Based X-ray Imaging, such as DEI and MIR. We have developed a prototype imaging system and derived many of the foundations of this emerging imaging modality.

Molecular imaging

Molecular Imaging in Cancer
Using kinetic modeling to improve diagnosis and treatment planning

Crime prediction

Crime Prediction algorithms for the Chicago Police Department, in partnership with the National Institute of Justice.


Who We Are

The Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC) is a research group dedicated to technological advances in medical imaging, including development of new methods of image acquisition, image processing and analysis, machine learning, and kinetic modeling. We build devices, algorithms, and software methods for MRI, phase-contrast x-ray, mammography, CT, PET, SPECT, and fluorescence imaging to address diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and various forms of cancer. MIRC distributes shared tools such as the IIT White Matter Atlas and the IIT 3D Breast Lesion Model.
MIRC also hosts spin-off projects, such as its current work in crime prediction and predictive policing. MIRC is housed in IIT's University Technology Park, and is affiliated with IIT's Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering.