Welcome to the Radiological Instrumentation Laboratory, in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Our goal is to advance healthcare with emphasis on early cancer detection. We focus on developing new biomedical imaging instrumentation (such as positron emission tomography and optical imaging), computational approaches, measurement techniques, and sensors to provide necessary tools to:
(i) visualize and detect cancer at the molecular level
(ii) further our understanding of disease mechanisms
In order to achieve our goal, we foster a collaborative atmosphere by combining expertise in physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and life sciences. Our interdisciplinary team comprises passionate undergraduate, graduate students, and postdocs.