Imaging Task Force - developing functional imaging in the clinical setting

Functional imaging will seek to improve patient diagnosis and treatment outcomes by improving monitoring in response to therapy.

Imaging data will be pooled across all centers and incorporated in the data sharing platform. The first main goal is to develop predictive modeling using functional imaging. The second is to identify features of response to treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors to identify features of early response and acquired resistance. These efforts are also part of the I4PCM EIT Health project funded by the European Commission.


  • Develop shared database for clinically-relevant images

  • Determine what essential metadata tags should be associated with each image type. Metadata tags describe where data comes from as well as the security and privacy protections associated with the data. Metadata tags are protected and cannot be separated from the data they’re associated with.

  • Improve cross-center imaging standards and guidelines