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Mission Statement

The mission of the Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Science is to promote human health through the application of advanced biomedical imaging technologies. The institute will serve the academic, medical, and business communities of Indiana by:

  1. Serving as a focal point for multi-institutional collaboration in basic and applied research to develop novel biomedical imaging technologies.
  2. Serving as a focal point for the creation of discipline specific research programs focused on the application of biomedical imaging to further our knowledge about specific diseases or classes of diseases and human disorders.
  3. Maintaining a state-of-the-art Biomedical Imaging facility that enables basic, applied, and clinical investigators access to advanced imaging capabilities.
  4. Providing educational programs to promote biomedical imaging across the basic, applied, and clinical sciences.
  5. Maintaining a Life Sciences economic development program that supports the provision of advanced imaging services to industry, the formation of companies that provide products for health care services, the transfer of novel technologies to the medical industry, and supports technology development R&D.
  6. Maintaining an interface for optimized access and utilization of imaging resources across partner institutions in clinical trials.
  7. Maintaining advanced technical support staff to implement and support advanced imaging technologies on systems located in clinical imaging centers.

History

1992 The Division of Imaging Sciences is formed in the Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

1993  The first Positron Emission tomography (PET) scanner and medical cyclotron in the state of Indiana is installed at Indiana University Hospital as part of the IU PET Facility

1995    The 1.5T Research MRI is installed at Indiana University Hospital
IndyPET, a small animal PET scanner is developed by Gary Hutchins with CTI

2000   ICMIC Planning Grant ($1.2M), Indiana 21st Century Award ($1.9M), and the INGEN award from the Lilly Foundation ($9.4M) are received to form the Indiana Center of Excellence in Biomedical Imaging (INCEBI).  Additional funding from the IU School of Medicine and Department of Radiology are added to seed the project totaling over $30M.
The first combined modality PET/CT scanner in the state of Indiana is installed in the Division of Imaging Sciences

2001 The Tracer & Contrast Development program is created

2002 The Hi-Field MRI program is created

2003   Research Institute II is completed and houses the Indiana Center of Excellence in Biomedical Imaging
The first 3T MRI scanner in the state of Indiana is installed at the Indiana Center of Excellence in Biomedical Imaging
PETNet Indiana, LLC is formed as a partnership between PETNet, LLC and Indiana University Radiology Associates to distribute PET radiopharmaceuticals to the state of Indiana and beyond
Biotechnology Research & Training Center (BRTC) is completed and houses PETNet Indiana, LLC and INCEBI's Tracer & Contrast Development group
The EVS small animal microCT is installed at INCEBI

2004  9.4T MRI is installed in the pre-clinical imaging suite at INCEBI
INCEBI becomes an IU School of Medicine Center of Excellence

2005 The first combined modality PET system with a 16-slice CT is installed at INCEBI

2006 The Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences concept is born from INCEBI
The Indiana University Center for Neuroimaging is created

Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IIBIS) | Department of Radiology | 950 West Walnut Street, E124 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | PHONE: (317) 274-2067 | FAX: (317) 274-1067