Arthur Gmitro

Department Head
Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty


PhD: Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 1982
MS: Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, 1979
BS: Engineering Physics, University of Illinois, 1974

Research Interests:

Biomedical imaging technology, image science, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical microscopy, cancer imaging

Teaching Interests:

Medical imaging, biomedical optics, linear systems theory, biomedical instrumentation


Arthur Gmitro has been involved in medical imaging research for over 30 years, and worked on technology development in CT, MRI and optical imaging. He has applied these technologies in clinical and research applications, including neurological imaging, cancer and cardiovascular imaging.

The focus of his current research is on the development of new imaging technologies and their application in basic and applied clinical science. He has developed and is testing optical biopsy systems for cancer detection. He has also developed a multi-modality imaging platform technology using window chamber animal models to enable better preclinical testing of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and has used window chamber models to measure tissue oxygenation, pH, angiogenesis, vascular permeability and molecular expression profiles using optical, MRI and nuclear imaging modalities.

He is the director of a T32 training grant from NIBIB titled "Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy," which is training pre-doctoral students in the fundamental mathematics, physics, engineering and clinical applications of biomedical imaging systems.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020