The QIPCM advanced Imaging Core Lab is an integral part of TECHNA, a health technology productization institute at UHN. There are currently 51 projects on the QIPCM platform transferring images from over 30 hospitals and research institutions around the world.
Help simplify the workflow for de-identification, transfer and centralized image collection from centers around the world. A high-speed and customizable computing platform is available to securely review the images from anywhere in the world. The platform has the freedom to install custom tools in addition to the already available image review toolbox.
De-Identification, Data Transfer and Image Quality
The webinar will focus on:
DICOM Image Anonymization
How the DICOM tags are altered or removed in order to ensure patient data is removed and what new study identifiers are added
How the secure encrypted connection sends DICOM images from remote sites to the QIPCM servers within the University Health Network
Image Quality Assurance
What happens to the images once they arrive, how are they logged and how do we ensure only the right people have access to them.
Provides a sandbox for academic researchers, industry and startups interested in pursuing AI-related research and enables collaboration between industry and academic institutions. The QIPCM platform provides a supportive framework for the development, testing and validation of algorithms designed to solve problems in the domain of medical imaging using machine learning techniques. Large size datasets can be ingested into the QIPCM platform along with other accompanying information such as labels and contours. The sandbox adheres to privacy and security regulations and allows the data sponsor to provide or revoke access as needed.
Enables centralized radiotherapy plan review.
Using the radiomics support tool MIRA. Developed at Princess Margaret Hospital, MIRA is a suite of software tools to simplify processes in radiation oncology and medical imaging studies through a pipeline which integrates different software such as RT planning, radiomics feature extraction and other similar software. It facilitates data curation across different imaging databases as well as meta-data extraction.
IMAGING PROTOCOL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Is available to provide consultation to study investigators in the development of imaging protocols to ensure a study collects images in an optimal way. We have expertise and experience in dealing with the challenges of multi-site clinical trials and trials involving multiple scanners.
IMAGE ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH SUPPORT
QIPCM’s team of imaging experts can assist studies in a quantitative image analysis as well as custom tool development.
QIPCM can design and perform Scanner QA procedures focused on harmonizing imaging results from multicentre clinical trials. We have expertise in multiple areas, including PET-CT/MR, as well as SPECT, and Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced CT/MR.
Explore some of the ways in which QIPCM can help facilitate various types of clinical trials: logistically, easily, accurately, and securely.