HIRO participates in clinical research data panel discussion!

Members of the HIRO's team recently participated in a panel discussion hosted by Osage University Partners and the UChicago Tech Office regarding the use of clinical data for research purposes by third parties. The webinar, titled "What is the Data?", is part of a series on the licensing of patient data for research purposes. The HIRO was thrilled to participate in this lively discussion. If you missed the live broadcast, a recording of the webinar is currently available on YouTube!

HIRO lends a hand and helps scan SUE the T. Rex's arm!

Researchers at the Field Museum of Natural History are hoping to finally determine how Tyrannosaurus Rex used its arms, and the HIRO was able to help! Staff from the HIRO worked with UCM Radiology to perform CT scans on the right arm of SUE the T. Rex, one of the world's largest and most complete T. Rex specimens.

HIRO to Provide Images for CRDW COVID-19 Data Mart

The HIRO is collaborating with the Center for Research Informatics's (CRI's) Clinical Research Data Warehouse (CRDW) Team to provide medical imaging data for their COVID-19 Limited Data Mart. The HIRO is proud to contribute to the research community's efforts in investigating and combating this pandemic. Access to these images requires IRB approval for use of the CRDW limited data mart. For more details, please see the CRI's COVID-19 Resources page.

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.

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," appears in the February 2020 issue of Academic Radiology and is available electronically now!

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 recognizes 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 provides faster access to research echocardiograms!

After several months of working with CBIS and Cardiology, the HIRO is pleased to announce it now has direct access to echocardiogram images! This will greatly improve the HIRO's speed and efficiency when processing image data requests that include echocardiography exams.