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National Center for Image Guided Therapy

Training and Dissemination


Outreach through Training and Dissemination is the cornerstone of our program. As part of this effort, we teach the scientific advances made by NCIGT to clinicians and biomedical researchers, and inform the broader scientific community about the technical capabilities and accomplishments of our Center. Our activities include:

Multidisciplinary Postdoctoral Training: We provide hands-on training and educational opportunities in IGT, to US or foreign postdoctoral fellows (MDs and PhDs). We prepare trainees for academic careers either as independent investigators or clinicians trained in the most current IGT approaches. This includes exposure to broad-based interdisciplinary collaboration and the understanding of effective research methodologies and clinical study design, all conducted in the AMIGO suite for US citizens and residents. There are additional opportunities for funded training available through a R25 Multidisciplinary Training Grant in Image Guided Therapy that is closely integrated with NCIGT. After reading about our research, if you would like to apply for an R25 research training fellowship in image-guided therapy (this is typically for US citizens or residents only) please follow these instructions. For all other research training, or a visiting scholar position opportunity, please fill out this form.

Electronic Training Materials. We provide educational subject materials based on NCIGT methodologies and clinical applications. Based on use-cases from Prostate Cancer, Neurosurgery, and other clinical applications relevant to our users, we develop subject matter for educating the next generation of IGT researchers.

Workshops and Hands-on Events. We hold the annual national IGT workshop for NIH funded researchers and organize workshops to provide in-person training and facilitate adoption of NCIGT technology typically at annual meetings of the RSNA, CNS, AANS, MICCAI, ISMRM, and the biannual iMRI Symposium. We encourage interested participants from these workshops to join the semi-annual hands-on Project Week events at which we work together with them in small teams to apply NCIGT tools to their specific research problems.

Clinical Data Repository. We de-identify, curate, and archive images from IGT cases in a searchable database linked to our website. When feasible, each data collection is associated with relevant publication(s) that provide(s) details about the imaging and other parameters and their role in the procedure.

Downloadable Software Programs. We provide free and unrestricted online access and support for popularly downloaded software programs 3D Slicer, OpenIGTLink, and the Imaging Toolbox for MRI.