A student researcher prepares a lymph node for scanning by a cancer imager

Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering

The Pritzker Institute is an umbrella organization that enhances the biomedical science and engineering research activities on campus. The Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC), the Center for Integrative Neuroscience and Neuroengineering Research (CINNR), the Engineering Center for Diabetes Research and Education (ECDRE), the Center for Molecular Study of Condensed Soft Matter (µCoSM), and the National Institutes of Health-funded Biotechnology Research Center (BioCAT) are the centers that operate under the Pritzker Institute.

The Pritzker Institute develops and coordinates relationships and programs with traditional science and engineering departments within Illinois Tech, as well as outside institutions, especially Argonne National Laboratory, Rush University Medical Center, and the University of Chicago.

Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering

Medical Imaging Research Center

The Medical Imaging Research Center (MIRC) is a research group dedicated to technological advances in medical imaging, including the development of new methods of image acquisition, image processing and analysis, machine learning, and kinetic modeling. The center builds devices, algorithms, and software methods for MRI, phase-contrast X-ray, mammography, CT, PET, SPECT, and fluorescence imaging to address diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, and various forms of cancer. 

MIRC distributes shared tools such as the Illinois Tech White Matter Atlas and the IIT 3D Breast Lesion Model. MIRC is housed in University Technology Park, and is affiliated with Illinois Tech's Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering.

Medical Imaging Research Center