UCLA Brain Tumor Imaging Laboratory (BTIL), is part of the Center for Computer Vision and Imaging Biomarkers, and a member of the UCLA Brain Tumor Program. Our research involves the development, testing, and implementation of advanced MRI and PET imaging biomarkers for the characterization of brain tumor biology and response evaluation in clinical trials.

Research Interests

  • Image protocol standardization and quality control for multicenter clinical trials in brain tumors
  • Imaging biomarkers for novel brain tumor therapies – Diffusion, perfusion, and functional imaging in brain tumors
  • Radiogenomics and high-dimensional image processing
  • Voxelwise spatiotemporal modeling of brain tumors using serial imaging
  • Advanced MRI and PET techniques for brain tumor treatment evaluation, characterization, visualization, and quantification.

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Clinical Trials

We are actively recruiting patients for multiple trials.
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MRI Protocols

A  joint meeting held on January 30, 2014, with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), clinical scientists, imaging experts, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, clinical trials cooperative groups, and patient advocate groups developed a recommended standardized Brain Tumor Imaging Protocol (BTIP) for clinical trials.
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Meet the BTIL team

We have the following open positions in our lab: