RSNA organized the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA) in 2007 to unite researchers, healthcare professionals, and the industry to advance quantitative imaging and the use of imaging biomarkers in clinical trials and clinical practice. The Society is committed to transforming patient care by making radiology a more quantitative science.
The initiative includes:
QIBA Projects and activities have been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract Nos. HHSN268201000050C, HHSN268201300071C and HHSN268201500021C.
Quantitative imaging is the extraction of quantifiable features from medical images for the assessment of normal or the severity, degree of change, or status of a disease, injury, or chronic condition relative to normal.
Quantitative imaging develops, standardizes, and optimizes:
These features permit the validation of accurately and precisely obtained image-derived metrics with anatomically and physiologically relevant parameters, including treatment response and outcome, and the use of such metrics in research and patient care.
QIBA seeks to improve the value and practicality of quantitative imaging biomarkers by reducing variability across devices, patients, and time.
RSNA’s QIBA initiative has advanced through the generous commitment of volunteer committee members from academia, medical device, pharmaceutical and other business sectors, and government.
There are four modality-based Coordinating Committees, including Q-CT, Q-MR, Q-NM, and Q-US. Ten Biomarker Committees include CT Volumetry, Lung Density, PDF-MRI, fMRI, MRE, DSC, FDG-PET/CT, PET-Amyloid, SPECT and Ultrasound Shear Wave Speed. Each committee has specific responsibilities for its respective modalities or disease-based approach, and is open to interested persons.
Click here to see the QIBA Organizational Chart
Learn about Profiles and Protocols currently being developed by QIBA biomarker committees.
Understand the defined process for developing and adopting standards-based biomarkers.
Access the QIBA Wiki to collaborate on materials and ongoing QIBA activities.
Read articles and updates from biomarker committees and discover opportunities to get involved.
Learn about efforts to establish uniform terminology and methodology guidelines for research use and clinical practice.
Review agendas and presentations from RSNA and QIBA working meetings, and find upcoming dates.
The QIDW is an open-source image archive, containing images and metadata collected across the MR, CT, NM and US modalities for testing, calibration and performance evaluation of scanners, workstations and software packages.