Branch Sections & Chiefs
Biomedical & Metabolic Imaging Section
Ahmed M. Gharib, M.D., Section Chief
Research goal of the section is to develop noninvasive imaging approaches with high spatial (micro-millimeter) and temporal (milliseconds) resolution that allow multi-organ evaluation and analysis to better understand the interplay between end organ damage and metabolic syndrome in humans. This is being achieved through new chemical spectroscopic techniques of involved organs (e.g., liver, heart and muscles) and improved imaging methodologies such as the development of free breathing methods (important for kids and adolescents) and high contrast techniques without the use of contrast agents.