An innovative, exciting initiative at McMaster University has came to life, bringing Medical Imaging together with a range of disciplines such as Medicine, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, e-Health, Nuclear Medicine, Statistics, and Psychology.
The Medical Imaging Informatics Research Centre at McMaster University (MIIRC@M) is the result of efforts of the radiologists at Hamilton Health Sciences, and the researchers and scientists at McMaster University and the University of Waterloo, along with other prestigious Canadian and International universities.
MIIRC@M brings together radiologists and engineers in order to bridge the gap between clinical studies and computer sciences and to solve specific issues in Medical Imaging. Its goal is to provide a nurturing environment to the researchers interested from McMaster or other institutions, match the adequate skills and resources, and facilitate access to grants and industry partnerships.
MIIRC@M’s vision is to foster seamless integration of medical images in the daily world of healthcare professionals with appropriate delivery of relevant content and decision support, and to educate the new world of imaging and Electronic Health Records (EHR) professionals. MIIRC@M seeks to establish McMaster, Ontario and Canada as leaders in image enabling the EHR and driving utility from regional and national imaging infrastructure.
MIIRC@M is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, leverages engineering, clinical and business expertise to identify and bring together the skills required to solve a specific problem.