Radiology Research

The Radiology Research Team provides imaging research support for all radiology faculty, fellows and residents. We provide study assistance each step of the way, from training guidance and protocol development through IRB submission and publication.

We also support the UNM Health Sciences Center research community and the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our external services range from feasibilty and budget estimates through subject scheduling and image anonymization.

Our Vision 

Improving patient care by encouraging interdisciplinary research in radiology and imaging sciences.

Our Mission

We strive to improve patient care by optimizing image acquisition techniques and developing new imaging methods that increase sensitivity and specificity for disease detection and progression. We provide imaging leadership and strategic vision for preclinical, clinical, and quantitative imaging for UNM’s Signature Programs: Brain and Behavioral Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Disease, Child Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Infectious Diseases & Immunity and Health Services Research. We are committed to supporting collaborative and team science and we seek opportunities to engage clinicians and scientists throughout the Health System to better understand imaging needs. Our research team is focused on innovating, collaborating, and translating research from bench to bedside. We will invest in training, mentoring, and supporting residents, faculty and staff whose ingenuity and dedication will help Radiology fulfil this mission.

Support Services Provided For:

The radiology research team offers a full range of support and services to faculty, fellows, residents and medical students. For a list of services and links to get started, please see below. For assistance please contact us at RadiologyResearch@salud.unm.edu

Training information and guidance

In order to participate in a research study, all study team members need to complete some required training. To learn abouth the requirements and complete the trainings, please contact us

IRB development and submission

Full IRB Committee Review can take anywhere from 3-8 weeks from the time you submit your protocol for review. Not sure if your study is needs an IRB? Use our IRB Determination Checklist to decide.

Internal Funding Requests

If a departmental study needs funding, the radiology primary investigator can request money from the Radiology Research Steering Committee. The steering committe votes on whether or not to fund the study and notifies the investigator of the award. If you would like to request funds for your study, please see our Radiology Pilot Award Request instructions. 

Resident Research

The Department of Radiology offers a research rotation to radiology residents. Those who choose this rotation explore the field of imaging research in our innovative learning environment.

Research Imaging

The research team assists radiololgy faculty with all research imaging studies from protocol development through subject scheduling and data analysis. 

Data Anonymizaton

Requests for data must first be approved by the CTSC Data Warehouse Committee by using the HSC Clinical Data Request Form. Our research coordinator is experienced in acting as liason for data requests.

There are some exceptions to the CTSC data request process. If your request is for education or publication purposes, please use the Internal Data Requests form.

Image Analysis

Research image analysis is run through our Radiology Image Processing Lab. The laboratory is focused on quantitative image analysis and 3D printing for both preclinical and clinical research applications. For more information about our lab, visit the Radiology Image Processing Lab web page.

Research Imaging Services

All imaging support services are handled through the Human Imaging Research Core (HIRC).  Based on fee-for-services, the HIRC provides comprehensive research support. For a quote for services, please fill out the questionnaire. To learn more, please visit the Human Imaging Research Core (HIRC) web page.

Image Analysis Services

The Radiology Image Processing Lab (RIPL) is the core of our research facility. Our goal is facilitating translational research through the provision of state-of-the-art image processing tools for the intramural community. The laboratory is focused on quantitative image analysis and 3D printing for both preclinical and clinical research applications. For more information on equipment and support, please visit our web page.

Data De-identification and Anonymization

All requests for data must first be approved by the CTSC Data Warehouse Committee. If you have not yet recieved approval, please request approval by using the HSC Clinical Data Request Form

Requests for anonymized images are routed to Radiology Research. The Radiology Honest Broker will serve as your liason to the CTSC Data Warehouse Committee. Once your request has been approved, the Human Imaging Research Core (HIRC) manages the anonymizaton project and billing. 

If you have additional questions, please contact RadiologyResearch@salud.unm.edu.

Data Anonymization - on hold until further notice

 

Clinical Trial Support (PRMC)

For assistance with Cancer Center clinical trials, please email our Radiology Research Technologist:

Krista Russell, MS, BS, RT(R)(MR)
Sr. Radiology Technologist Specialist
KLRussell@salud.unm.edu

Radiology Image Processing Lab

The Radiology Image Processing Lab (RIPL) is the core of our research facility. Our goal is facilitating translational research through the provision of state-of-the-art image processing tools for the intramural community. The laboratory is focused on quantitative image analysis and 3D printing for both preclinical and clinical research applications.

image analysis

Human Imaging Research Core

All imaging support services are managed by the Human Imaging Research Core (HIRC).  Based on fee-for-services, the HIRC provides comprehensive imaging research support. 

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