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Our goal is to assist University of Chicago investigators and research staff with medical imaging performed on human subjects for research purposes. This includes the acquisition, analysis, collection, anonymization and distribution of image data. We also provide access to and support for the University's Broker Systems, which allow investigators to obtain HIPAA- and IRB-compliant clinical research data. Our website is meant to serve as a complete portal, or "one stop shop," 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.


HIRO Featured in ITM Newsletter!

The HIRO and its staff have been featured in the November 2015 newsletter of the University's Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM). The article highlights the HIRO's efforts to assist investigators and research teams with all types of imaging-related issues and data. It also provides details regarding the ITM's Core Subsidy funding program that can be used to cover the HIRO's costs for translational research studies. To read the article, please click here!

HIRO Assists with CT Scans of the Newly Discovered Spinosaurus

Paleontologists Nizar Ibrahim and Professor Paul Sereno published a groundbreaking article in the journal Science in September detailing a new skeleton of Spinosaurus, the largest known predatory dinosaur. To assist with their examination of the skeleton, Drs. Ibrahim and Sereno enlisted the help of radiologist Christopher Straus, M.D. and the Human Imaging Research Office to perform extremely detailed high-resolution CT scans of their fossilized specimens.

HIRO Featured in Pathways to Discovery!

The HIRO has been featured in a Winter 2015 article on the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center's Pathways to Discovery Newsletter! The newsletter article discusses the work the HIRO performs and profiles some of its achievements and goals. It also includes interviews with the HIRO's Faculty and Technical Director. Be sure to check it out!