Illinois Tech Digital Medical Engineering and Technology (IDMET) Research and Education Center
The Illinois Tech Digital Medical Engineering and Technology (IDMET) Research and Education Center is committed to the digital transformation of medical engineering research and education. IDMET works on the development of new technologies and solutions for diagnosis, treatment, and management of human disease while preparing a workforce that is knowledgeable in the application of advanced digital tools in the life science sector. Dassault Systèmes is a founding partner and sponsor of IDMET and has globally recognized it as the first 3DEXPERIENCE Education Center of Excellence in the Life Sciences in the United States.
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.
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.