Welcome to CAMIS

Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences

MGH is widely recognized as the birthplace of positron emission imaging. As early as 1950, coincidence detection was used to increase both the resolution and sensitivity of nuclear imaging of brain tumors. The first positron scanner was built in 1952. The Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences (CAMIS) is the direct continuation of the Division of Radiological Sciences where so many seminal inventions shaped PET as we know it today.  CAMIS is centered on the discovery of molecular imaging agents and development of advanced medical imaging technologies using quantitative medical imaging systems.  PET, PET/CT, PET/MR, CT, U/S, and optical imaging are applied to better understand and characterize normal and pathologic conditions including the anatomy, physiology and molecular status of cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric, oncologic and other disease states, to predict and monitor therapy.  The research also includes developing new techniques for radiation dose reduction for submSv CT and PET imaging and translating these methods into clinical settings.
Mission Statement: To improve patient care by bringing together clinicians, scientists, engineers and technologists to catalyze and translate developments in molecular imaging agents and advanced quantitative imaging technologies to optimize diagnosis and therapy monitoring.  The Center serves as a catalyst for productive collaborations with physicians and scientists in other departments, including Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, Psychiatry, Anesthesia, and Radiation Oncology located on the main MGH campus.