Translational Imaging Program (TIP)
The BRSA-TISR is a Medical School facility comprised of state-of-the-art imaging modalities. Its purpose is to support imaging research while facilitating multi-disciplinary research.
The TIP was created in response to the pivotal role imaging technologies are playing in both clinical and basic sciences research. The TIP fosters an environment that provides academic growth for faculty engaged in all areas of research.
Part of its mission is to change the imaging research paradigm from pathoanatomy to imaging opportunities related to physiologic/functional imaging and molecular imaging.
- Provide new research opportunities by encouraging interdisciplinary cooperation
- Support public and private grant funded research
- Integrate all researchers utilizing imaging techniques
- Engage in hardware and software development
- Sponsor grants for technical development
- Encourage industry funded research
The TIP is committed to keeping Wake Forest School of Medicine on the cutting edge of imaging research. Please see the video below as an example.
This video demonstrates using a Kinect sensor (typically used with an X-Box 360 video gaming platform) to control 3-D rendered CT images using TeraRecon at the TIP. We take stacks of 2-D images from a CT scan and render them in 3-D using software by TeraRecon, Inc. Typically, we use a mouse to control the 3-D rendering system to rotate and view the images. Using the Kinect sensor, a surgeon can manipulate the 3-D visualization in midair without having to move the mouse.