We actively pursue funding and awards for projects that further our mission. The HII Research Working Group will drive and coordinate efforts to apply for and manage these research grants. In addition, we develop and work on many other projects in-house to advance and enhance our mission and goals.
- Multi-Year DOD-Funded TBI Project: Medical Imaging Software Framework for Rapid Development and Clinical Interoperability
- Data Archive and Research Toolkit (DART)
DART is a robust system being developed by the ACR HII team to address the need for tools to interact with Big Data. It was built to support clinical researchers (internal and external) from a central point permitting access, query, visualization and analysis. DART was configured to provide data querying and access with sufficient flexibility and range to allow for a variety of researcher needs. DART empowers researchers to create harmonized datasets, perform analyses and develop algorithms, which can be ‘published’ and shared with other researchers. DART is designed to be adaptive, serving as a multi-source research data warehouse that eases cross-trial, cross-discipline research specifically designed to promote the discovery and elucidation of biomarkers and clinical patterns.
- Breacher Study – Development of Occupational Exposure Limits Governing Exposure to Multiple Blast Events
Project Summary: Traumatic brain injury (TBI), particularly mild TBI (mTBI), resulting from exposure to improvised explosive devices (IEDs), may be associated with underappreciated long-term post-concussive sequelae. The observations of these sequelae have been observed following multiple exposures to blast events in the operational theater and have fueled intensive research efforts to understand the underlying acute and cumulative injury mechanisms surrounding blast exposure. A significant part of the effort to characterize the effects of multiple exposure to blast events has been to assess the effects of repeated blast exposure in operational populations such as military and civilian law enforcement “Breachers.” The HII will be partnering with the Naval Medical Research Center and UVA on this project.
- Traumatic Brain Injury Imaging Research Roadmap
The HII, together with ASNR and ASFNR, convened a group of leading TBI imaging experts to develop a roadmap to guide future research. The results of this workshop were published in AJNR.
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