Emission Tomography Imaging Laboratory


Biomedical imaging is one of the fastest growing areas in both engineering and medicine. The Emission Tomography Imaging Laboratory at the University of Cincinnati works toward enhancing quantitative measurement of physiological and biochemical processes in human and animals through developing innovative imaging techniques. The goal of our research is to provide evidence to understand and treat human diseases.

The research in our lab is highly interdisciplinary and we have built up collaborations with experts in the fields of signal processing, applied mathematics, medical physics, and medicine within and outside of UC. We currently focus on developing PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and PET/MR image reconstruction, evaluation, and analysis techniques.


Technique development for brain, cardiac, and oncology imaging:

  • MR guided ECT image reconstruction
  • Dictionary guided ECT image reconstruction
  • MR assisted PET attenuation correction
  • Direct dynamic parametric PET image estimation
  • Cardiac and respiratory motion correction in ECT image reconstruction
  • Deep-learning techniques in medical imaging applications
Our research is funded by:
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • University of Cincinnati


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Jing Tang

Associate Professor, CEAS - Biomedical Eng



We're Hiring!

A postdoctoral and two Ph.D. student positions are open in biomedical imaging. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (for the postdoctoral position) or M.S./B.S. (for the student positions) degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, medical physics, or a closely related field. Self-motivation, good programming and writing skills, and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment are expected. Relevant experience and skills in physics, mathematics, modeling, image reconstruction techniques, and/or the specific imaging modality, are desired. Please send the CV and other related materials to tangj6@ucmail.uc.edu while following the school's recruiting and admission procedures.