The mission of the Biomedical Imaging Center (BIC) is to define and solve major biomedical imaging problems, develop and validate novel imaging systems, and demonstrate and promote biomedical applications. The focus is on high-impact x-ray and optical tomographic imaging techniques and their utility of fundamental, translational and clinical significance.
Within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS), the BIC is synergistic with the existing centers and groups at RPI: it will obtain biological collaboration from CBIS (such as tissue engineering, stem cell imaging, protein-based imaging, and systems biology), clinical collaboration from CEMSIM and CEPM (such as surgical simulation and dosimetry), computing power from CCNI (especially cloud computing), and mathematical input from IPRPI (such as impedance tomography).
BIC is unique for a whole process from innovation, validation, instrumentation, translation and application; a growing biomedical tie with medical schools including Albany Medical College (AMC), Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM), Yale and Harvard MGH Radiology; and a strong academic-industrial partnership with GE Global Research Center, and an national and international network involving Virginia Tech, Wake Forest University, Stanford University, University of California System and collaborators in China, Korea, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This network will significantly increase the visibility of biomedical imaging research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and make a lasting impact on the field and community.