Structural- Functional- Molecular (SFM) imaging focuses on developing and utilizing advanced non-invasive imaging techniques to address the biological questions and medical problems. The SFM imaging scientific interest group promotes development, optimization and application of innovative, novel and translational imaging methods to study pathophysiology underlying human disease processes.
The aim of this group is to bring together a multidisciplinary team of imaging scientist, biologists, clinicians, bioengineers, mathematician and physicists to share knowledge on latest developments on non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging based techniques for studying tissue structure, function and metabolism. In addition to the development and discovery of new methods in imaging, we also focus on clinical research particularly in the areas of clinical applications of functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and perfusion MRI for diagnosis and evaluation of different human pathologies.
We strongly encourage collaborations throughout Sidra and other institutions, providing a broad range of expertise and resources in biomedical imaging including MRI and MRS methods, image data processing and analysis. This group also offers interdisciplinary training projects and an educational environment with a strong emphasis in translational and clinical applications.