Mani Lab (Cardiovascular Imaging)
As a faculty member at BMEII and Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Clinical trials Units (CICTU), Dr. Mani works to translate novel multi-modality imaging techniques for use in multicenter clinical trials. His main interests are in imaging of cardiovascular diseases, specifically focusing on atherosclerosis, thrombosis and their complications using FDG-PET, CT and MRI. The CICTU is composed of clinicians, image processing and programming experts, image analysts, data managers, IT personnel and research coordinators. CICTU is a modern hybrid between a contract research organization (CRO) and an imaging core lab. They undertake and manage all aspects of clinical trials, ranging from scientific conduct to administrative management, with imaging endpoints led by BMEII. CICTU’s tasks span from industry or federally sponsored multicenter clinical trials to the support of individual investigators interested in using imaging endpoints for their work. Typical services offered include but are not limited to trial design and consultation, imaging protocol development, site training and qualification, data repository and database management, data quality control and analysis, and publication support.