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What is the ORI?

How do I register a study with the ORI and is it mandatory?

Is it too early to register a study with the ORI?

What are imaging guidelines, imaging manuals, imaging parameters, etc.?

What is an IUH grant charge form and does my study require it?

What is an IRP grant charge form and does my study require it?

Can a research imaging study utilize any scanner at IUSM or IUH?

Can ORI transmit study images to industry & grant sponsors electronically?

What does the term "modality" refer to?

What regulatory approvals do I need for my study?

What are the ORI's hours of operation?

How do I schedule an appointment for research imaging?

 

What is ORI?

ORI is an acronym for the Office for Reseach Imaging. ORI is the administrative office within the IIBIS, an IU Core facility, created specifically as an imaging support resource for researchers and industry alike. Our office can assist you with research imaging performed at IUSOM or IU Health facilities.

How do I register a study with ORI and is it mandatory?

Yes, all studies that involve radiologic imaging must register with the ORI. Registration can be completed by submitting the online Registration Form.

Is it too early to register a study with ORI?

No, it is never too early to register your research imaging project or clinical trial. In fact, the earlier you contact ORI the more time we have to plan a successful study.

What are imaging guidelines, imaging manuals, imaging parameters, etc.?

Research & clinical trial protocols often require imaging to be performed with specific parameters or guidelines provided by the sponsor. The parameters or guidelines are provided in an imaging manual. Please ask your study liason if the study has specific imaging guidelines that must be followed or if our site routine protocols will suffice.

What is an IUH grant charge form and does my study require it?

All imaging studies performed at IUH facilites that have non-standard of care imaging procedures performed (research) and are billable to a grant require an IUH grant charge form. The form will list the exam description and CPT code that will be billed to a study grant account. It's imperative to have the precise exam(s) description and CPT code listed to avoid errors. All exam coding that relates to the research exam performed must be listed. Please ask ORI to help setup your IUH grant charge form.

What is an IRP grant charge form and does my study require it?

All imaging studies that require a diagnostic read/report from an IU radiologist must have an IRP grant charge form that lists the exam description and CPT code. It's imperative to have the precise exam(s) description and CPT code listed to avoid errors. The IRP grant charge form should be faxed to vendacct@iuhealth.org prior to the imaging exam. Please ask ORI to help setup your IUH grant charge form.

Can a research imaging study utilize any scanner at IUSM or IUH?

All of our scanners are availble for  research use. However, many research studies require the imaging scanners that will be used for the study to be qualified by submitting test images and providing technical data about the study scanners. Also, many studies require patients to be scanned on the same scanner throughout the duration of their enrollment. As such, these will be limited to the qualified scanners for the study.

 

Can ORI transmit study images to industry & grant sponsors electronically?

Yes, the ORI can electronically transmit study images to industry and grant sponsors around the globe. We have the ability to transmit via sftp, DICOM push, or other transmission platforms ( AG Mednet, Bioclinical Websend, etc.). If you are interested in this service please contact ORI.

 

What does the term "modality" refer to?

In radiology, when someone uses the term modality, they are referring to one of the various imaging technologies available. Radiology modalities include:

  • X-Ray
  • MRI
  • PET
  • PET-CT
  • CT
  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine (bone scan, mugga)
  • Interventional Radiology/ Fluoro

What regulatory approvals do I need for my study?

Please check the What Information Does My Scan Require page. For further assistance contact ORI.

What are ORI's hours of operation?

Mon-Fri 730am to 4pm
Closed Weekends

How do I schedule an appointment for research imaging?

 Please call (317)274-2321 or email orisched@iupui.edu and our dedicated staff will help you schedule your research imaging study. Please do not call IU Health Central Scheduling for research imaging. 

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