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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 closed for Thanksgiving holiday

The HIRO will be closed on Thursday, 11/26 and Friday, 11/27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. You will still be able to use the HIRO's website and place image requests, but new requests made during the holiday will not be reviewed until Monday, 11/30.

HIRO featured in Science Life!

The HIRO has been featured in a June 2012 article on the University of Chicago's Science Life Blog! The Science Life article reviews the HIRO's recent journal article 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!

HIRO publishes journal article!

The HIRO has published a journal article! The article highlights the issues surrounding medical imaging performed for research purposes, and stresses the importance of having a centralized team to tackle these issues in large medical centers. The article, titled "Research Imaging in an Academic Medical Center," appeared in the June 2012 issue of Academic Radiology