Imaging and Instrumentation Research

Research Specializations

Functional MRI

This work focuses on the use of MRI to assess brain function (fMRI). Researchers create imaging strategies, sequences, and instrumentation related to fMRI. Areas include many areas of neuroscience including vision research. Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin have a joint-Ph.D. program in functional imaging.


Dr. Kristina Ropella

Lung Imaging

Research in this area is primarily in the area of Micro CT, where the lung vasculature and airways can be imaged down to the super micron level. Also this research group uses nuclear medicine to image molecular function in the lung.


Dr. Said Audi

Medical Imaging Systems

This group focuses on development and design on different imaging systems. They include CT and X-ray dosing, energy-resolved CT, and SPECT. They work with both academic and industrial partners in improving image quality, decreasing patient dose, and uncovering new diagnostic capabilities in image capabilities.


Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt


This group focuses on imaging related to neurosystems and neurorehabilitation. It includes many areas in MRI including DTI and tractography. Also multi-modal fusion of fMRI, MEG and EEG are allowing for spatio-temporal mapping of neurosystems.


Dr. Scott Beardsley

Dr. Robert Scheidt

Dr. Brian Schmit

Orthopaedic Imaging

This research includes imaging of orthopaedic systems including detailed fluoroscopy of the ankle and foot. This work will lead to a better understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the ankle and foot in motion.


Dr. Gerald Harris, P.E.

Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt


Marquette's Visualization lab includes a 3D immersion cave and a content development lounge. In this lab, researchers from many disciplines can visualize scientific data, clinical environments, and scenarios, and meta-data in ways that can stimulate new ideas. Researchers can also work on developing and programming new visualization tools.


Dr. John LaDisa

Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt

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