Progression from acute or chronic kidney disease to end stage renal disease will be markedly reduced through personalized treatment strategies based upon the stage of disease and phenotype. Quantitative imaging will guide personalized patient management by providing early diagnosis of kidney disease, establishment of disease phenotype, determination of key therapeutic targets, and the monitoring of therapeutic efficacy.
The mission of the Research Center for Quantitative Renal Imaging is to develop, implement, and disseminate innovative quantitative imaging methods designed to diagnose kidney disease and evaluate efficacy of therapeutic interventions.
The Research Center for Quantitative Renal Imaging will achieve its mission by:
Identifying, developing, and implementing innovative imaging methods that provide quantitative imaging biomarkers for assessing and inter-relating renal structure, function, hemodynamics and underlying tissue microenvironmental factors contributing to kidney disease.
Establishing an environment that facilitates and encourages interdisciplinary collaborations among investigators, helps advance the research careers of junior faculty, and offers research support to investigators focused on developing and utilizing innovative quantitative imaging methods in support of kidney disease research.
Providing a resource to inform the greater research and healthcare communities of advances in quantitative renal imaging and its potential for enhanced patient management and care.
Offering an imaging research resource to pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and imaging contrast material companies engaged in product development associated with the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases.
Support for the IUPUI Research Center for Quantitative Renal Imaging is provided by the IUPUI Signature Center Initiative through the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.