Biomedical Imaging

Case Western Reserve University is a world leader in developing novel biomedical imaging technologies for translational and basic science applications. Research programs in imaging serve as the cornerstones for numerous interdisciplinary programs, including cancer diagnosis and prognosis, gene therapy, nanotechnology and drug delivery, cardiac physiology and understanding of metabolic diseases. 

Our imaging program collaborates extensively with biomedical research programs in the Case School of Medicine, University Hospitals and Cleveland Clinic, resulting in rapid translation of imaging technologies developed here to the patient bedside and scientists’ bench-side. Our major research thrusts include developing and optimizing novel imaging technologies, creating new capabilities for existing imaging systems and applying novel imaging technologies to clinical and preclinical investigations. These areas include:

Imaging Technology – Innovation of image acquisition and reconstruction technologies for faster image acquisition, higher spatial resolution and more comprehensive evaluation of anatomic structure and physiological functions. 

Computational Algorithms – New computational imaging analysis tools to identify subtle sub-visual cues that can enable predictions of disease behavior and progression, as well as lead to innovative developments in imaging quality.

Imaging-Guided Interventions – Development of new and integrated devices and imaging technologies to provide real-time, imaging-guided surgery, neuromodulation and other interventions.

Molecular Imaging – Development of new imaging contrast agents that provide imaging biomarkers and molecular details of disease progression, better delineation of tumor margins and more sensitive detection of tumor metastasis.

Affiliated Labs and Centers 

Faculty

  • James Basilion headshot

    James P. Basilion, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Co-Leader
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: james.basilion@case.edu

    Phone: 216.983.3264

  • William Grissom

    William Grissom, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: wag57@case.edu

  • Michael Jenkins

    Michael Jenkins, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: michael.jenkins@case.edu

  • Karathanasis

    Efstathios (Stathis) Karathanasis, PhD

    Associate Chair
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: efstathios.karathanasis@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4617

  • Shuo Li headshot

    Shuo Li, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Computer Data Science
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: shuo.li11@case.edu

  • Zheng-Rong Lu, PhD

    Zheng-Rong Lu, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    M. Frank Rudy and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: zheng-rong.lu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0187

  • Dan_Ma_Dec2021

    Dan Ma, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: dan.ma@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.5935

  • Debra McGivney

    Debra McGivney, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine

    Email: debra.mcgivney@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6248

  • Christopher Nguyen

    Christopher Nguyen

    Director, Cardiovascular Innovation Research Center

  • andrew_rollins

    Andrew Rollins, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: andrew.rollins@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1917

  • Satish Viswanath

    Satish Viswanath, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Co-Leader
    CCCC Machine Learning Working Group

    Email: satish.viswanath@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3888

  • Image of headshot of David Wilson

    David L. Wilson, PhD

    Robert J. Herbold Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: david.wilson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4099

  • Image of headshot of Xin Yu

    Xin Yu, ScD

    F. Alex Nason Professor II of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: xin.yu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3918

  • Mei Zhang

    Mei Zhang, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Immune Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mei.zhang2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3098

Research Faculty

Associated Faculty

Name Title Contact Information 

Exner, Agata A.

Associate Professor

University Hospitals

Department of Radiology

Phone: 216.844.3544

Fax: 216.844.5922

Email: agata.exner@case.edu

Flask, Christopher

Associate Professor

University Hospitals

Dept of Radiology

Phone: 216.844.4963

Email: flask@uhrad.com

Griswold, Mark

Professor

University Hospitals

Department of Radiology

Phone: 216.844.8085

Fax: 216.844.8062

Email: mark.griswold@uhhospitals.org

Gulani, Vikas

Associate Professor

University Hospitals

Department of Radiology

Phone: 216.844.3112

Fax: 216.844.8062

Email: vikas.gulani@case.edu

Jenkins, Michael

Assistant Professor

University Hospitals

Pediatrics

Email: michael.jenkins@case.edu

Lee, Zhenghong

Professor

University Hospitals

Radiology, Div. Nuclear Medicine

Phone: 216.844.7920

Fax: 216.844.3106

Email: zhenghong.lee@case.edu

Muzic, Raymond F.

Professor

University Hospitals

Radiology

Phone: 216.844.3543

Fax: 216.844.3106

Email: raymond.muzic@case.edu