Research in Imaging Biomarkers
About QBI Lab
We use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other modalities with state-of-the-art analysis techniques to provide quantitative information about the structure and function of both normal and diseased tissues.
QBI Lab is based at the University of Manchester and is co-led by Prof Geoff Parker (soon to be at UCL) and Dr James O'Connor. We collaborate with staff across the University, at University teaching hospitals in Manchester and with sites worldwide. In addition to other activities, we are a major contributor to the CRUK & EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre in Cambridge and Manchester.
We work with world-leading pharmaceutical companies, SMEs including Manchester the QBI-Lab spin-out Bioxydyn, and with charitable and governmental funding agencies including CRUK, EPSRC, MRC and the Wellcome Trust.
We have leading technical expertise in quantitative imaging methods including dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), diffusion MRI and oxygen-enhanced MRI (OE-MRI). We apply these methods to understand tissue microvascular function, tissue microstructure, and oxygen delivery, with application in cancer, neuroscience and a range of other areas.
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