A major factor in the development of the radiology program at Vanderbilt has been the establishment of the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) under the direction of Dr. John Gore. This is an institutional initiative bringing together a strong faculty of imaging scientists with diverse backgrounds and broad expertise in a comprehensive, integrated program dedicated to using imaging to improve health-care and for advancing knowledge in the biological sciences. VUIIS pursues research in developing new imaging methods as well as applications in cancer, neuroscience, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease and other areas. VUIIS supports advances in physics, engineering, computing, chemistry, and other basic sciences for the development and application of new and enhanced imaging techniques to address problems and stimulate new research directions in biology and medicine in health and disease. A new imaging research building has been completed to house this institute and provide state-of-the-art facilities for imaging research at all scales from small animals to human subjects.
The annual Frontiers of Biomedical Imaging Science Conference offers a unique meeting agenda, bringing together researchers from various sub-fields of imaging sciences to review the state of the art and future potential breakthroughs in an informal venue. These meeting promise extraordinary opportunities for connecting with other imaging scientists and learning about innovations in the field.