Establish and Operate a Subsidized Service to Implement and Support Robust, Quantitative Imaging in Clinical Trials

The operational elements of the organization will be led by a CCPM board-certified medical physicist with experience in imaging system quality assurance. This individual will work with radiologists, clinical trialists, medical physicists, engineers, and the software development group to develop and implement the processes to be used in the imaging studies. This includes SOP development, integration of test phantoms and image analysis tools, and supervision of the commissioning procedures. The documentation and record keeping of commissioned systems and their on-going maintenance will need to be managed as a resource to the clinical trials community. Furthermore, a clearinghouse activity will need to be established to address requests for secondary analyses on the archived image sets. Administrative support personnel is requested for these reasons