Human Imaging Shared Facility

Our goal is to provide value-added support for cancer related studies with human imaging components by providing radiology expertise for: standardized protocol review, state-of-the-art image acquisition, standardized tumor metrics quantification and response assessment, development and implementation of new analysis tools and techniques for UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center clinical, and translational research studies.

Services provided:

Clinical Imaging Services

  • Develop and assess protocol
  • Coordinate research activities involving imaging services
  • Provide the expertise of a designated board certified radiologist or medical physicist
  • Provide de-indentified copies of scans/images
  • Coordinate pre-study services
  • Participate in preparation of research budgets for radiology elements of the protocol

Tumor Metrics

  • Identify protocols requiring tumor metrics services and specifically delineate the measurement criteria
  • Route all scans requiring tumor metrics to a designated reader and imaging coordinator
  • Provide timely and accurate tumor metrics report

Imaging Biomarker Development, Utilization, and Translation Trials

  • Develop and implement protocol of potential imaging biomarkers for investigator initiated studies
  • Coordinate biomarker acquisition capabilities with protocol specific requirements
  • Provide data processing required for biomarker quantification
  • Provide de-identified copies of scans/images for off-site biomarker data analysis