NIBIB Renews Funding for the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation & Research

NIBIB Extends Mandate for the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation & Research as a Biomedical Technology Resource

Headquarters of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research in midtown Manhattan.
Headquarters of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research in midtown Manhattan.

The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has awarded $6.5 million over five years for continued operation of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation & Research (CAI2R), headed by principal investigator Daniel Sodickson, MD, PhD.

The award renews the Center's mandate to "create critical and unique technology and methods at the forefront" of the field, to "apply them to a broad range of basic, translational, and clinical research," and to provide other NIH-funded projects with "access to the newest and most advanced technologies, techniques, and methodologies." These are the terms in which the NIH defines Biomedical Technology Resource Centers, such as ours.

Since its founding in 2014, CAI2R (pronounced care) has been a force multiplier for imaging research and technology development in the U.S. and abroad. We are engaged in 58 Collaborative Projects and 68 Service Projects with academic and industry partners in 12 countries across 4 continents. We host a biennial scientific workshop that brings together hundreds of experts from around the globe to discuss emergent biomedical imaging technologies. We openly share software tools and data sets, resources that have been downloaded thousands of times. We host visiting scientists at our New York headquarters and send our own investigators as envoys to share their expertise with colleagues in faraway institutions. Meanwhile, research performed at our Center has resulted in publication of hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and in filing of dozens of patents.

In the renewed funding period our Center pursues four technology research and development projects (TR&D projects), expanding its focus from rapid continuous imaging, flexible hardware, and PET-MRI development, to also include biophysical modeling of tissue microstructure.

Learn more about our Center's TR&D projects:

  • TR&D 1: Reimagining the Future of Scanning: Intelligent image acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis
  • TR&D 2: Unshackling the Scanners of the Future: Flexible, self-correcting, multisensor machines
  • TR&D 3: Enriching the Data Stream: MRI and PET in concert
  • TR&D 4: Revealing Microstructure: Biophysical modeling and validation for discovery and clinical care


Latest Updates

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Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Health from:
• The Big George Foundation
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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