and quality for clinical trials.
Oncology trials and their imaging protocols rely on consistent, high-quality data and rigorous imaging analysis. After nearly two decades of research and development at the Mass General Department of Radiology, we are able to provide a wide array of consistent, reliable and timely imaging services that support clinical trials and patient care for institutions and organizations worldwide.
TUMOR IMAGING METRICS CORE
The Tumor Imaging Metrics Core (TIMC) is a collaborative effort between Mass General, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to serve the clinical trials imaging needs of the five Harvard hospitals of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC).
As an independent core lab, TIMC provides multi-modality tumor measurements to enhance the efficiency and quality of image-based oncology clinical trials. TIMC’s primary services include annotated image capture of radiological scans from local or remote sites, quantitative and qualitative assessment of tumors according to trial protocol and consultation for protocol design.
To learn more, please visit the Tumor Imaging Metrics Core website.
- Standardized criteria for quantitative imaging assessment to ensure accurate, reproducible measurements
- Web-based order entry with longitudinal, multimedia reporting. Accurate, reliable, and on-time results
- Certified Harvard faculty reviewers offer expertise in all major imaging modalities, tumor types and response assessment criteria
Today’s oncology trials demand quick turnaround, consistent high-quality data and rigorous, protocol-compliant imaging analysis. Precision Imaging Metrics was developed by the radiology and imaging-technology leaders at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center to help cancer centers across the country produce timely, high-quality imaging data for enhanced clinical trials and patient care.
To learn more, please visit the Precision Imaging Metrics website.
- An all-in-one quantitative tool and online reporting system with built-in protocol criteria conformance checks
- Complete workflow solution that streamlines imaging review, quantitative assessment and reporting for clinical trials
- Efficient web-based systems ensure easy ordering and access—anywhere, anytime—with exceptionally fast turnaround
- Ensures consistent data, quality control and workflow processes to make clinical trials more efficient, compliant and complete
CENTRAL REVIEWER SERVICES
To support the success of clinical trials with imaging endpoints, the Mass General Department of Radiology offers a full spectrum of imaging-related services to contract research organizations, core imaging labs, biopharmaceutical companies and biotechnology corporations. With over 20 years of clinical trial experience, we understand the unique needs of CROs and pharmaceutical companies.
To learn more, please visit the Central Reviewer Services website.
- Over 100 sub-specialty trained board-certified radiologists available to provide blinded Independent radiology assessments and extensive consultative services across therapeutic areas
- Access to the expertise of the Mass General Department of Radiology, world-renowned for its clinical services, teaching, education and research, and widely recognized in the industry as a leading innovator in these core functions
- More than 600,000 clinical radiology interpretations and 60,000 central review assessments annually
NF TUMOR METRICS SERVICE
The NF Tumor Metrics Service assists in treatment planning and response monitoring for patients with NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis through use of advanced imaging analysis to evaluate changes in longitudinal tumor burden. Reliable volumetric analyses of lesions on MR images are provided for patients at Mass General, as well as neurofibromatosis clinics around the country and worldwide.
To learn more, please visit the NF Tumor Metrics Service website.
- Semi-automated volumetric techniques improve tumor measurement and longitudinal tracking of tumor growth
- Quantitative measurement of MR imaging studies analyzed by trained image analysts, then finalized by clinically based Harvard faculty radiologists
- Web-based systems ensure easy access to imaging results and online multi-media results reporting for scan analyses