Basic Science & Translational Research Section

Kathleen M. Schmainda, PhD
Robert C. Olson, MD, Professor in Radiology
Vice-chair, Imaging Research
secondary appointment: Biophysics


The section's research interests are the development and application of x-ray photon absorptiometric techniques for the quantitative measurement of bone and soft tissue composition. Both dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and quantitative computed topography are used to provide quantitative measurements for causes of body mass atrophy in the aging population and the genetic influence in obesity.

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Department of Radiology
Basic Science and Translational Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
9200 W Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI 53226
(414) 955-4051

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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