Cancer Imaging

Research on the comparative effectiveness of cancer imaging is carried out by the multi-institutional Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer Imaging.

The Center is based at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and administered by the CER Program and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Office for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research.

The Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Cancer Imaging provides a national infrastructure for CER research in cancer imaging, combining Dartmouth’s resources with those of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) and its Statistical Center at Brown University, the Tufts Evidence-based Practice Center, and the National Oncologic PET Registry.

The Center’s research focuses on the impact of advanced imaging on health and health care utilization. Investigators are developing new ways of studying how advanced imaging is changing health care.  Current projects are addressing lung cancer screening with spiral CT, breast cancer screening with digital mammography, and positron emission tomography (PET) scans in cancer care.  This research will help find the best way to improve health through careful use of advanced imaging for those with cancer and for the healthy population.


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