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Welcome to the Experimental Molecular Imaging Laboratory (EMIL) in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The combination of different imaging modalities and technologies for mapping biomolecular and biological processes within single cell or whole organs has an extraordinary potential for revolutionizing the diagnosis and treatment of pathophysiological disorders, and thus for mitigating the significant social and economic costs associated with the clinical management of diseases.
The focus of our research is to develop such integrated imaging approaches to noninvasively monitor and track physiologic processes including peripheral and myocardial angiogenesis, vascular remodeling, and atherosclerosis using functional and anatomical imaging modalities including SPECT/PET and X-ray CT, respectively. Such imaging strategies will eventually lead to individualized programs for disease prevention through advanced diagnosis, risk stratification and targeted cell therapies resulting in more successful and efficient health care.

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PET-CT imaging of MCF-7 breast tumor xenografts in OVEX mice
PET-CT imaging of tumor xenograft
PET and X-ray contrast CT imaging in rodent model of myocardial ischemia
PET and contrast CT imaging of a rat
High-resolution X-ray CT imaging of a corn root structures
X-ray CT imaging of a corn root
SPECT-CT imaging of peripheral angiogenesis in murine model of hindlimb ischemia
SPECT-CT imaging of angiogenesis
High-resolution X-ray CT imaging of coronary vasculature of a rat heart. Superimposed is PET image of myocardial angiogenesis post MI
Contrast CT and PET imaging of coronary vasculature in a rat
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