The Quantitative Imaging Network: NCI's Historical Perspective and Planned Goals

Transl Oncol. 2014 Feb 1;7(1):1-4. doi: 10.1593/tlo.13832. eCollection 2014 Feb.


The purpose of this editorial is to provide a brief history of National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute (NCI) workshops as related to quantitative imaging within the oncology setting. The editorial will then focus on the recently supported NCI initiatives, including the Quantitative Imaging Network (QIN) initiative and its organizational structure, including planned research goals and deliverables. The publications in this issue of Translational Oncology come from many of the current members of this QIN research network.