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CIVM reaches out to the broader medical imaging community by sponsoring and participating in a variety of training and educational activities

Contact us for more information or to get on our mailing list for Center for In VIvo Microscopy training events. Click here for information about Duke Radiology Continuing Medical Education activities.

more training STUDENTS

Our graduate training program includes PhD and Masters, as well as undergrads. Current students are from Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics, and Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training program (MSTP), and Radiology Residents work with CIVM on research rotations.

educational MENTORING

We encourage students from all educational levels (secondary school through grad school) who have interests in biomedical imaging to contact us, for opportunities we can provide as mentors. We have helped undergrads with their honors projects and independent studies.


Graduate students, faculty, visitors to our lab, and researchers from other Universities lead discussions and also provide special seminars. Open to all who are interested. Contact us to get on our mailing list for journal club and other CIVM-sponsored events. Location: Room 162, Bryan Research Building. Bring your lunch.


Collaborators and visitors often spend a few days with us to learn such things as small animal handling and monitoring techniques, operation of imaging equipment, building RF coils, and how to use our image processing and advanced visualization tools. Let us know how we can help you. See our home page for announcements of any special lectures by these visitors.


Our faculty and students participate in national / international meetings with presentations and posters, and CIVM sponsors Duke training activities like this event co-sponsored with the Biomedical Engineering Visionary Speaker series followed by Imaging Technology posters.

Imaging Technology Posters - November 16, 2016
After the presentation by Visionary Speaker Kim Butts-Pauly, PhD (Professor, Radiology, Stanford), over 20 students and post-docs presented posters of their medical imaging studies spanning multiple technologies.
KimPosters Speaker Kim Butts-Pauly with a poster presenter BestPosterWinners PhD student winners for Best Poster Simultaneous Optical and Electrical In Vivo Analysis of the Enteric Nervous System: Nikolai Rakhilin and Bradley Barth, who work in the BME Shen Lab


Many CIVM faculty have joint appointments in Radiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Medical Physics and participate in undergrad and graduate courses. Some of our grad students also serve as Teaching Assistants. Look for our periodic participation in these courses:   
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
Medical Imaging Program:
  • BME 233: Diagnostic Imaging Systems
  • BME 334: Radiology in Practice / MP 338
  • BME 590: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Engineering/with labs
  • MP 331: Advanced Medical Imaging Physics
  • MP 370: Frontiers of Biomedical Science
  • MP 251: Seminars in Medical Physics

MR operations manager Gary Cofer analyzing MR 7T images with students for BME 590 labs.


Red Redington
This semi-annual lecture honors Rowland (Red) Redington from GE, for his critical role in developing MR and CT imaging. An expert in imaging is invited to present a topic of interest to the imaging community. See below for past speakers.
2013 Bruce Rosen, MD PhD - Prof. of Radiology, Director - Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MA General Hospital, Harvard Multimodality Imaging of Brain Structure and Function
2012 Alan Koretsky PhD - Director-NIH/NINDS MRI Research Facility / Mouse Imaging Facility On the Redington Road: Increasing the Cone for MRI of the Brain
2011 Simon Cherry PhD - Professor Biomedical Engineering and Director, Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging UC-Davis New Technologies for Advancing In Vivo Molecular Imaging of Cancer
2010 John Hazle PhD - Chairman-Imaging Physics, Professor of Imaging Physics, Radiation Physics, and Biomedical Engineering,
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Small Animal Cancer Imaging
2009 Norbert Pelc PhD - Professor of Radiology Radiological Sciences Lab, Stanford University Recent Advances in CT: Redington's Legacy
2008 John Gore PhD - Director of the Institute for Imaging Sciences, Vanderbilt University Challenges / Opportunities of High-field MR Imaging