Accession Number:

ADA429800

Title:

Center for Innovative Minimally Invasive Therapy (CIMIT)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Oct 2003-1 Oct 2004

Corporate Author:

GENERAL HOSPITAL CORP BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

The Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology CIMIT, is a consortium of nonprofit Massachusetts-based institutions led by Massachusetts General Hospital and includes Brigham and Womens Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Draper Laboratory. CIMIT develops technologies to advance the diagnosis and treatment of patients using minimally invasive and less costly approaches. CIMIT coordinates and implements research programs in cardiovascular disease, cancer, trauma, and critical care, supported by basic science and engineering development in biomaterials, endoscopic tools, energy delivery, medical imaging, and other novel technologies. This unique militarycivilian partnership allows DoD the transfer to the military of successful minimally invasive approaches developed at CIMIT. The overall goal of CIMIT is to create a national program that combines clinical and technological excellence and educational components to generate, develop, and reduce-to- practice innovative and high-impact concepts in minimally invasive therapy.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE