Advanced Image Computing and Analytics Core (AICAC)
AICAC was formed in July 2007 by the Section of Biomedical Image Analysis, Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, in an effort to facilitate translational research that needs advanced image processing and analysis. As the size and needs of imaging studies have grown exponentially in the past decade, the need for highly automated and quantitative tools for image analysis has also grown. Although many sophisticated software tools have been developed by image computing laboratories, they don't regularly reach the clinical researchers, in part because of the absence of translational research bridges and in part because many such tools are not easy for the typical clinical researcher to use. The goal of AICAC has been to facilitate this flow of high-tech image analysis from computational labs to clinical researchers.