Who we are: The Office for Research Imaging (ORI) within the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences (IIBIS) is the dedicated research support team for Investigators and their staff to promote and facilitate the use of biomedical imaging in research and clinical trials. We understand the challenging nature of performing clinical research in a major academic medical center. More importantly, we understand how to successfully plan and implement complex imaging protocols within the vast resources offered in our academic medical center and vast hospital network.
What we do: ORI supports all research and clinical trials of the IIBIS (Indiana Institute for Biomedical Imaging Sciences) along with the IU Simon Cancer Center, IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, IU Health Methodist Hospital, and IU Health Neuroscience Center of Excellence. ORI is able to provide world-class imaging support through collaboration with our highly skilled Radiologists and Imaging Scientists along with our clinical and research support staff.
Why we do it: Study protocols are both technically and logistically complex, specifically in a large academic medical center. It takes a team of dedicated staff working together to successfully open and implement a research imaging protocol. ORI has registered well over 1,000 studies and provided differing levels of support based on the protocol needs. We understand that more studies are adding complicated and often novel imaging procedures to their study protocols. We are here to help navigate through the channels that often do not have clear paths.
How we do it: ORI utilizes project management tools designed specifically for research imaging organization. We are experienced at working directly with imaging CRO’s to carefully manage all aspects of imaging protocols. We are here to help you through all of the study setup procedures and training, provide a dedicated research scheduling team, implement study specific imaging acquisition guidelines, and transmit de-identified electronic imaging data in compliance with all university and federal guidelines. The tools are easily shared with the study team so that everyone from the PI, budget team, regulatory team, imaging technologists, and study coordinators can work together in support of these projects. Please ask about our SharePoint project management sites if you are interested in collaboration.
Questions about the ORI can be sent to:
Research Imaging Manager