The National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Diagnostic Imaging Program (DIP) in October 1996 with David Bragg, M.D., as the first acting director and two full-time staff members. Daniel C. Sullivan, M.D., became the first full-time director in September 1997. The name of the program has changed twice during this time, from the Diagnostic Imaging Program to the Biomedical Imaging Program in 2001 and to the Cancer Imaging Program in 2003, to more clearly reflect the role of the program, both to NCI and to the public. The staff members and administered grants are divided among four branches: the Diagnostic Imaging Branch, the Molecular Imaging Branch, the Image-Guided Intervention Branch, and the Imaging Technology Development Branch. The total amount of grant money administered by the CIP is depicted graphically, below.
Funding Initiatives Announced
Exploratory/Developmental Grants for Diagnostic Cancer Imaging (R21s) first announced
Development and Application of Imaging in Therapeutic Studies (R01)
Development and Testing of Digital Mammography Displays and Workstations (R01/ SBIR/STTR)
Diagnostic Imaging and Guided Therapy in Prostate Cancer. Phased Innovation Award (R21/R33) (SBIR/STTR)
Development of Novel Imaging Technologies (Phased Innovation Award [R21/R33] and SBIR/STTR) first announced
Lung Image Database Resource for Imaging Research (U01)
Ultrasound Research Interface Request for Proposals - Contract awarded to Siemens
Industry-Academic Partnerships for Development of Biomedical Imaging Systems and Methods That Are Cancer Specific (R21)
Instrumentation Grants For Imaging Equipment Used in Clinical Trials: Administrative Supplements to Cancer Center Support Grants
Administrative Supplement Requests: Instrumentation Grants for Small Animal Imaging Equipment
Clinical Cancer Therapy And Prevention Research (R01)
An SBIR/STTR Initiative for Image-Guided Cancer Interventions
A history and discussion of the role of the Cancer Imaging Program as of 2001 is given in Academic Radiology 2002; 9:122-125.
The history of NCI is detailed in the NIH Almanac.