Human Imaging Shared Facility

Research Administration Centers and Cores Human Imaging Shared Facility

Human Imaging Shared Facility

Directory Category: Institutional Core

The goal of the Human Imaging Shared Facility is to provide standardized imaging support of human cancer studies, leading to recognition as a NCI qualified Center of Quantitative Imaging Excellence. We will provide radiology expertise for: 1) standardized protocol review, 2) state-of-the-art image acquisition, 3) standardized tumor metrics quantification and response assessment for all imaging modalities (e.g., CT, MRI, Ultrasound, PETCT and PETMR), and 4) development and implementation of new analysis tools and techniques for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s clinical and translational research studies.

Our faculty and staff will perform early evaluations of all Cancer Center protocols involving or potentially using clinical imaging services. Through these early evaluations, we will ensure the feasibility of trial-specific imaging protocols within the radiology clinical environment, identify requested imaging services that do not follow our typical clinical practice, and determine the appropriate level of clinical imaging and radiology staff involvement. Any non-routine trial-related activities involving clinical imaging will then be overseen by a designated radiologist and coordinated by our dedicated research imaging coordinator, with input from a radiology research nurse coordinator and/or tumor metrics research imaging coordinator as necessary.