Department of Radiology
Peter T. Fox, M.D.
Professor and Director, Research Imaging Institute
Malcolm Jones Professor, and Vice Chair for Research and Research Education, Department of Radiology
Professor, Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Physiology
Professor, Honors College, University of Texas, San Antonio
Clinical Investigator, Neurology, VA Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
My research focuses on the development of software tools and strategies for modeling human neural systems, emphasizing detection of disease-related and treatment-induced alterations in inter-regional connectivity.
I am NIH funded to develop tools for coordinate-based meta-analysis of the neuroimaging literature, with the goal of developing "starting models" which serve to improve model fit and enhance the discriminant power of the models. I am DOD funded to apply these imaging/modeling strategies to study post-traumatic stress disorder. RII web link http://ric.uthscsa.edu/
Geoffrey D. Clarke, Ph. D., FAAPM, FACMP
Chief, Radiological Sciences Graduate Program
Medical imaging physics, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolism.
Graduate Program Link:http://radsci.uthscsa.edu
N. Carol Dornbluth, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical, Mammography Section
I am interested in improving methods of detecting, diagnosing and treating breast cancer. My particular interest lies in the area of imaging breast disease and differentiating benign from malignant disease. Phone 210-567-5600.
Beth A. Goins, Ph.D.
Nanotechnology platforms for drug carriers and imaging agents; Preparation and testing of liposomes; Hemoglobin-based liposome oxygen carriers; Translational imaging for pharmaceutical testing and molecular imaging.
Venkata S.Katabathina, M.D.
3D CT reformations and application of diffusion weighted sequences in body MRI.
Web link: http://radiology.uthscsa.edu/DIAGRAD/Katabathinabio.htm
Kenneth A. Kist, M.D.
Breast Imaging and Intervention
My primary interests lie in improving the efficiency and acceptability of breast imaging and related procedures. In addition, I am interested in the perceived barriers to breast imaging and techniques to lower or eliminate these impediments.
Jack L. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Associate Director Research Imaging Institute
Research focus is in image processing primarily for MR and PET images. Designer of the freely distributed image processing software 'Mango' (http://ric.uthscsa.edu/mango/) that is used by many researchers at the RII and and other universities and labs. Recently, I've worked on improving research tools for resting state fMRI studies and developing better models of brain connectivity. Actively involved in the BrainMap database research for over 15 years.
Web link http://ric.uthscsa.edu/lancasterj.php
Jorge E. Lopera, M.D.
Design of new devices for interventional Radiology applications
New therapies for Primary and Metastasic liver cancer
New therapies for Endovascular Interventions in Peripheral vascular disease
Pamela M. Otto, M.D.
Interim Chairman of Radiology, Professor
My research interests are primarily in the area of breast cancer, breast imaging and intervention. I am also interested in research in the area of quality process improvement.
Kedar Chintapalli, M.D.
Professor/Section Chief Abdominal Imaging
Program Director Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship Program
Program Director Body MR Imaging Fellowship Program
William T. Phillips, M.D.
I am a Nuclear Medicine physician with research interests in translational and clinical medicine. In translation research, I have had a long interest in nanoparticle drug delivery and have developed new ways to label nanoparticles with diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides. Imaging of nanoparticles has lead to the development of novel nanoparticle-based methods of delivery drugs. Nanoparticles composed of lipids, known as liposomes, have been my greatest focus. In clinical research, I have had a long interest in gastric emptying as investigated with the gold standard technique of nuclear imaging. I have found that the rate of gastric emptying is an important controlling factor for postprandial glucose levels and that patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension frequently have excessive rapid gastric emptying.
Web link Nanoimaging and Theranostic Laboratory
Carlos S. Restrepo, M.D.
Thoracic Radiology and Cardiac CT- Thoracic and Cardiovascular diseases Radiology, and Cardiac CT Angiography.
Abhijit G. Sunnapwar, M.D.
I am intereted in doing research on duodenal MRI, especially in developing an optimum protocol.
Rajeev Suri, M.D.
Residency Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology
Interventional Oncology - Interstitial Ablation
Peripheral arterial disease endovascular interventions
Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical Neuroradiology Division
Head and Neck cancer, application of gadolinium contrast media for CNS application, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI).
Amol S. Katkar, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Abdominal Imaging
Abdominal Imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Cancer Imaging.
Pancreatic Imaging, Hepatobiliary Imaging, Nanoparticles Contrast MRI, Atherosclerotic Plaques Imaging, Development of New Devices
Wilson Altmeyer, M.D.
Functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and perfusion MRI