The National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT), located at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is a a Biomedical Technology Resource Center funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. NCIGT serves as a national resource for all aspects of research into medical procedures enhanced by imaging, with the common goal of providing more effective patient care. The Advanced Multimodal Image-Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite is the clinical translational test-bed for research in NCIGT. A unique resource for image-guided therapy, AMIGO represents and encourages multidisciplinary cooperation and collaboration among teams of surgeons, interventional radiologists, imaging physicists, computer scientists, biomedical engineers, nurses and technologists to reach the common goal of delivering the safest and the most effective state-of-the-art therapy to patients in a technologically advanced and patient-friendly environment. More about AMIGO.
The Jolesz, Ferenc A. (Ed.) Intraoperative Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy book was published. Image-guided therapy (IGT) uses imaging to improve the localization and targeting of diseased tissue and to monitor and control treatments. During the past decade, image-guided surgeries and image-guided minimally invasive interventions have emerged as advances that can be used in place of traditional invasive approaches.