The University of Chicago is awarded a major federal contract to host a new COVID-19 medical imaging resource center

Aug 5, 2020
By Alison Caldwell

Led by Maryellen Giger, PhD, of UChicago, along with leaders from the American College of Radiology (ACR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) will create an open source database with medical images from thousands of COVID-19 patients. Funding is from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Funded under the NIH’s special emergency COVID-19 process, MIDRC proposes to create an open access platform to collect, annotate, store and share COVID-related medical images to enable effective and efficient clinical task-based distribution, analyses and validations.

https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/the-university-of-chicago-is-awarded-a-major-federal-contract-to-host-a-new-covid-19-medical-imaging-resource-center