CIP has sponsored a number of programs for specific purposes, using set-aside funds. Among these are
The Cancer Imaging Program has been creating Investigational New Drug Applications (IND) for imaging agents in order to engage in multi-center clinical trials of these materials. A subset of the documents filed is being made available to the research community to implement routine synthesis of tracers at their own facilities and to assist investigators with the filing of their own INDs. The document sets available are for F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT), F-18 FMISO, and F-18 FES.
The Lung Image Database Consortium (LIDC) represents an effort by CIP grantees in a consortium to create a database of spiral CT images of the lung for use in CAD (computer-aided detection) algorithm research. The Imaging Database Resources Initiative (IDRI) is extending the efforts of the LIDC, to create a larger database of spiral CT imaging of the lung for use in CAD algorithm research. Image Archive Resources contains links to Web sites related to the interests of the NCI CIP Image Archive Committee. The Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database (MICAD) is a database of research data on in vivo molecular imaging and contrast agents.
The ultrasound research interface permits extensive instrument parameter control of a commercially available scanner that allows access to, and export of, the beam-formed signal data while simultaneously displaying the ultrasound system-processed data as a clinical image.
Find funded imaging research in the RePORTER and NCI Research Portfolio databases.
The NIH Common Fund is a program aimed at accelerating medical research. The program addresses challenges that no single NIH institute could tackle alone, but the agency as a whole must undertake.
The NCI-Frederick Small Animal Imaging Program was established to provide NCI Investigators with a state-of-the-art In Vivo imaging facility. It has been operational since October 2006. Capabilities include optical imaging, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography and access to a range of appropriate contrast agents.