The American College of Radiology (ACR) has launched its ACR Image Metrix, a new contract research organization (CRO) that will utilize ACR's expertise in coordinating large-scale clinical research to accelerate advances in radiologic care and fund future research.
ACR Image Metrix offers a complete menu of imaging CRO services, from study design to design of electronic data forms and image archiving, to image interpretation and quantitation, the organization said.
"ACR Image Metrix is another avenue to advance one of the college's key missions, which is to advance the science of radiologic care through large-scale clinical research," said Bruce J. Hillman, MD, FACR, ACR Image Metrix director of scientific affairs. "The ACR, as a leader in clinical research, has the capacity and infrastructure to complete an increasing number of research projects simultaneously. ACR Image Metrix allows the college to enhance the ability of various imaging and radiation oncology stakeholders to bring lifesaving and life-enhancing advances to patients in a more timely and efficient manner."
Revenue generated by ACR Image Metrix will be used to help fund future ACRIN, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, and Quality Research in Radiation Oncology (Q-RRO) studies.
ACR Image Metrix is headquartered in the college's Philadelphia office, alongside the ACR's clinical research division.
For more: http://www.imagemetrix.acr.org