Welcome to the ISIS Center.
The Imaging Science and Information Systems (ISIS) Center is a medical research and development organization at Georgetown University Medical Center that specializes in information and imaging technology for personal healthcare, public healthcare, and national biosecurity. ISIS was initially organized in the 1980s to develop research programs in data compression and to enhance digital imaging network systems (DINS, also known as Picture Archiving and Communication Systems [PACS] or Medical Diagnostic Imaging Support [MDIS]). During the 1990s, the primary areas of interest at ISIS were telemedicine, medical informatics, information assurance and computer-aided diagnosis. Research programs in surgical and rehabilitative robotics and in image-guided therapy were launched in the late 1990s. In the 2000s, ISIS added biosurveillance and associated information technology projects to its research and development agenda.
Today, the ISIS Center is home to 85 faculty and staff whose activities can be grouped into four broad areas: global biosurveillance, medical informatics, imaging science, and medical robotics. This research team manages more than 50 research projects that are funded by various government agencies and commercial partners. Brief descriptions of the research activities pursued by the faculty and the senior members of the research team can be found below.
The ISIS Center is located at 2115 Wisconsin Ave. (Suite 603) in Washington D.C. Please let us know if you would like to visit us while you are in our area. We would also be delighted to send you additional information and to discuss collaboration if you are interested in our diverse research projects.
Research Activities Pursued by Faculty and Senior Members
There are more than 70 dedicated and talented technical, scientific, and administrative staff members who are supporting the research and development activities of the faculty and senior managers.
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Our mission statement and history of activities from the 1980s and '90s can help familiarize you with our research programs and the individuals that make ISIS an exciting place to work. We hope you find our website informative and interesting. If you would like to learn more about our research and activities, please contact us via e-mail or call 202-687-5990