Radiomics deals with pulling data from images like X-Ray and MRI scans that can be analyzed and used to make faster, better diagnoses. And the sooner you know you’re sick, the better chances there are of making a good recovery. This core works to bring imaging and big data studies to the next level by coordinating databases, software, computer calculations, and more across all six ITM institutes.

  • Maryellen Giger, PhD
    University of Chicago

    Radiomics Core Leader

Maryellen Giger
ITM Radiomics Core Leader

Maryellen Giger, PhD, is leads the ITM’s Radiomics Core, where she oversees the development and sharing of databases and medical imagery resources to help further translational research with the help of big data.

Giger, the A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, is a pioneer in the development of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) technology, which helps clinicians interpret medical images. She has authored or co-authored 180 peer-reviewed journal articles, and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging (JMI).

She is also the inventor or co-inventor about 25 patents, and she serves as a reviewer for several granting agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Army. Her work in radiomics earned her the William D. Coolidge Award from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAMP), their highest award recognizing an eminent career in medical physics. She also serves on the Committee on Medical Physics and is college vice-chair for basic science research.

Reach her at m-giger@uchicago.edu.

Core Site Leaders
  • Yuan Ji, PhD
    NorthShore

    Director, Program for Computational Genomics and Medicine Research Institute

  • John Roeske, PhD
    Loyola

    Director, Medical Physics

  • Mark Supanich, PhD
    Rush

    Diagnostic Medical Physicist

  • Kenji Suzuki, PhD
    Illinois Tech

    Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering