Welcome to the HIRO!

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Our goal is to assist University of Chicago investigators and research staff with medical imaging exams performed on human subjects for research purposes. This includes the acquisition, analysis, collection, de-identification and distribution of image data for both basic science research and clinical trials. Our services ensure research-related imaging fulfills protocol requirements and allow investigators to obtain HIPAA- and IRB-compliant clinical research data. We provide our services for all types of medical imaging, including x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, PET, and most types of specialty imaging. Our website is meant to serve as a complete portal for biomedical researchers to learn about the University's research policies and to provide access to the various resources that researchers can use to obtain compliant clinical data.


Current HIRO Workload: Heavy (28 items in queue)

HIRO team member wins 2019 BSD award!

Adam Starkey, a member of the HIRO's software development team, has been selected to receive the Research Award at the inaugural BSD "Excellence in Staff" awards! The Research Award is designed to recognize contributions that are integral to research in support of expanding scientific boundaries or discovery which help advance the goals of the BSD. The review committee deliberated and discussed all applications in this category and determined that Adam embodied the spirit of the award. Congratulations Adam!

HIRO publishes new journal article!

The HIRO has published a new journal article! The article highlights challenges to the management of clinical trial imaging, and includes several recommendations to tackle these issues industry-wide. The article, titled "Critical Challenges to the Management of Clinical Trial Imaging: Recommendations for the Conduct of Imaging at Investigational Sites," will appear in an upcoming 2019 issue of Academic Radiology and is available electronically now!

HIRO Presents at PINTAD Meeting!

The HIRO's Technical Director gave presentations at PINTAD's monthly meetings in October and November 2019! The Pharma Imaging Network for Therapeutics and Diagnostics (PINTAD) group provides a forum to evaluate, discuss and recommend methods and strategies for imaging in clinical trials to all stakeholders and is comprised of dozens of members from industry and academia. The HIRO was invited to speak on the perspectives of implementing and standardizing clinical trial imaging at a clinical site.