Biomedical Imaging

harnessing cutting-edge imaging technology to enhance research

The Master of Science in Biomedical Imaging (MSBI) program is intended for students with bachelors degrees, advanced pre-doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, researchers and faculty members who wish to master biomedical imaging and research methods to enhance their research designs and broaden their investigative projects.

The UCSF MSBI Program is one of the first of its kind in the United States. It is unique in terms of the breadth and depth of subject matter conveyed over a relatively short period of time. MSBI graduates may matriculate through the program in either three or four 10-week academic quarters.

The MSBI Faculty comprises 15 professors and associate professors who are part of the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. In addition, throughout any academic quarter, five to eight guest lecturers from the department, as well as from other departments at UCSF are invited to offer lectures and share expertise in any core course or elective.

research areas
cancer imaging
neurological imaging
musculoskeletal imaging
abdominal/pelvic imaging
nuclear-optical imaging
image processing and analysis
imaging study design
diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound
radiopharmaceutical probes
MR pulse sequence development

career outcomes
Graduates of the MSBI program have continued on a variety of paths since graduation. These include: medical school, doctoral programs, internships and employment in academic labs, as well as internships and employment in industry.

The MSBI program office is located at the UCSF China Basin campus, where the majority of the MSBI program lectures and labs are also convened. Some labs are convened offsite (e.g., at UCSF Mission Bay Campus and the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in San Francisco). Visit the program website for more information.

The Biomedical Imaging MS program is offered by the UCSF Graduate Division
administered by the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
delivered by faculty members in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging