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NASA selects ImageIQ to assist in vascular research study

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center and The Midura Laboratory at the Lerner Research Institute (LRI) of Cleveland Clinic have chosen ImageIQ to support in their study of space flight-induced vascular alterations in the lower leg.

ImageIQ will provide image acquisition and analysis for a vascular research study aboard the NASA STS-135 mission, shuttle Atlantis’ final voyage.

ImageIQ will be using its software library and preclinical imaging expertise at Midura Lab to develop 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional imaging and image analysis techniques to produce objective and quantified data from the imaging work.

The study is a collaborative effort among NASA Ames, BioServe Space Technologies, and Amgen that will evaluate a therapeutic countermeasure to prevent space flight induced bone loss in mice.

In addition to oversight, NASA Ames will provide the necessary funding to execute Dr. Midura’s investigation of lower leg vascular alterations resulting from space flight.

The shuttle landing at Kennedy Space Center will be done in the presence of Patrick McCabe and Caroline Androjna in order to retrieve the study specimens for the Midura Lab.

ImageIQ CTO Amit Vasanji said it provided a combination of preclinical imaging, image analysis, and software engineering expertise that enhanced the NASA research study associated with shuttle Atlantis’ final voyage.

"We are excited to apply our proprietary approach to orthopedic image acquisition and analysis to provide quantitative data in the shortest amount of time for the Midura Lab at Cleveland Clinic," Vasanji said.