John C. Gore, Hertha Ramsey Cress Professor of Medicine and Director of Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Sciences (Dana Johnson/Vanderbilt)
Vanderbilt has developed comprehensive imaging resources that range from nanoscale to full-organism approaches, allowing faculty to extend their work on disease mechanisms while developing biomarkers with fundamental applications in drug discovery and early disease diagnosis in areas from neuroscience, to cancer, metabolic disorders and musculoskeletal disease.
The Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) is a state-of-the-art facility with a core program of research related to developing new imaging technology based on advances in physics, engineering, and computer science. In addition to high-field MRI and MR spectroscopy, ultrasound, optical and other modalities in human subjects, the VUIIS offers state-of-the-art options for small animal imaging in all modalities. Other key institutes and centers at Vanderbilt fundamental to our molecular imaging efforts include:
- The Mass Spectrometry Research Center
- The Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
- The Jim Ayers Institute for Precancer Detection and Diagnosis, one of many focused programs where discovery science and applied molecular imaging techniques are revolutionizing the diagnosis of solid tumors