Dr. Giger awarded NIBIB contract to develop massive Open-Source COVID-19 Medical Image Database

Dr. Maryellen Giger has been awarded a NIBIB contract to develop a new Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center (MIDRC) in collaboration with the nation’s largest medical imaging associations, such as ACR, RSNA and AAPM. MIDRC will be an open-source database with medical images from COVID-19 patients around the nation. The contract is funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health.

This is an outstanding achievement and a mile stone for our Department as well as the University. We are very proud of Dr. Giger's leadership on this major national imaging initiative. Additional details regarding this contract and the new Medical Imaging and Data Resource Center can be found in the links below.

NIBIB press release

AAPM joint press release

ARC press release

UChicago Medicine press release

Congratulations to Dr. Giger on this extremely impressive achievement!