Columbia University

Heffner Biomedical Imaging Lab


The Heffner Biomedical Imaging Laboratory was founded in 1997 by Prof Andrew LAINE.

Our work is dedicated to analysis of medical and biological images for enhancement, quantification, modeling, and correlation with clinical measures.

Our problem domain includes both basic science (e.g. image formation and acquisition), algorithmic design  and clinical applications (e.g. measures of pathological processes). Our scope of imaging is broad and includes the study of image formation, denoising, segmentation, feature extraction and anatomo-physiological modeling. We are interested in imaging structures at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels of analysis.

We have  a strong expertise in multiple methodological techniques such as wavelet decomposition, speckle tracking, texture analysis, variational segmentation, parametric deformable models, PET reconstructions. We deal with a very wide range of imaging modalities including 3D real-time echocardiography, lung CT, IVUS, brain MRI and PET.