Associate Professor of Radiology
Chair, Committee on Medical Physics
Director, Graduate Program in Medical Physics
5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC2026
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Dr. Armato received a B.A. in physics from The University of Chicago in 1987. After spending several years outside of academics, he returned to the University of Chicago and entered the Graduate Program in Medical Physics to pursue research in computer-aided diagnosis. He earned a Ph.D. from the program in 1997 with a dissertation entitled, "Automated Lung Segmentation in Digital Posteroanterior and Lateral Chest Radiographs: Applications in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine." He is currently an Associate Professor of Radiology and the Committee on Medical Physics at The University of Chicago, where he continues his work on computer-aided diagnosis, specifically for thoracic imaging.
His main research interests include the automated detection of lung nodules in computed tomography (CT) scans, enhanced visualization techniques for chest radiography, and imaging-based tumor response assessment for lung cancer and mesothelioma. Dr. Armato is a P.I. of the NCI-sponsored Lung Image Database Consortium.