• Neuro

    Extensive research projects and collaborations allow us to build cutting-edge advanced neuroimaging services that provide precision imaging to our patients.

  • MSK2

    Our emphasis is on using cutting-edge research and evolving technologies provides excellence in all aspects of musculoskeletal radiology patient care including sports medicine, trauma, functional tumor, and arthritis imaging.

  • Body

    The Department of Medical Imaging is a world leader in MRI and transforms patient care through precision diagnostics and imaging-guided therapeutics.

  • Nuclear medicine

    Nuclear medicine is a form of molecular imaging that offers unique insights into the physiology of many types of disease such as cancer and enables physicians to personalize patient care.

  • Peds

    We provide the most advanced, comprehensive, and compassionate care to pediatric patients in Arizona and the Southwest United States, with medical imaging needs from head to toe.

  • MSK 1

    Our emphasis is on using cutting-edge research and evolving technologies provides excellence in all aspects of musculoskeletal radiology patient care including sports medicine, trauma, functional tumor, and arthritis imaging.

  • BIC

    Our breast imaging team performs state-of-the-art 3-D mammography screening and diagnostic testing. Our doctors work closely with our research team on innovative imaging technology for the early diagnosis of breast cancer.

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Message from the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Medical Imaging (DMI) at the University of Arizona.  The DMI collaborates closely with, and is highly supportive of, the other clinical and scientific departments across the College of Medicine, Health Sciences Colleges and the University of Arizona.  Our mission, goals, objectives and strategies are aligned with the “Never Settle” academic initiatives put forth by our University leadership and with the clinical values of our Banner Health Network.

Diego R Martin, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Chair, UA Department of Medical Imaging

Department News

Dr. Zhonglin Liu awarded $426,389 NIH/NCI Grant for Colorectal Cancer Imaging Research

Zhonglin Liu, PhD, has been awarded an NIH/NCI Clinical and Translational Exploratory/Developmental Studies Grant (R21) of $426,389 for his research project entitled “Novel molecular probes for imaging colorectal cancer.” Dr. Liu will be collaborating with Dr. Brian Gray (Co-PI) at Molecular Targeting Technologies, Inc. (MTTI).


Dr. Russell Witte and Dr. Hao Xin have been awarded a $1.44 M DOD Grant

Russell Witte, PhD, (Department of Medical Imaging )and Hao Xin, PhD, (Electrical and Computer Engineering Department) have been awarded a $1.44 million grant from the DOD for their research entitled Integrated Platform for Spectroscopic Thermoacoustic Imaging and Focused Microwave Therapy of the Breast.


$5.01 Million NIBIB Grant Awarded to Dr. Lars Furenlid and team of collaborators

Dr. Lars Furenlid and a team of collaborators have been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The project, titled ADAPTISPECT-C: A NEXT-GENERATION, ADAPTIVE BRAIN-IMAGING SPECT SYSTEM FOR DRUG DISCOVERY AND CLINICAL IMAGING, aims at leading the way in understanding the human brain by enabling the development of biomarkers with unprecedented specificity for mapping neuroreceptors and proteinopathies associated with disease and dementia.


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