Northwestern University Center's Molecular Imaging Center

Randall Hand | Vizworld | October 7, 2011

Dr. Thomas Meade of Chicago’s prestigious Northwestern University was on a mission. The Professor of Cancer Research, Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, Neurobiology & Physiology, and Radiology was designing a brand new, state-of-the-art imaging facility with the goal of bringing all biological molecular imaging at Northwestern together under one roof. His Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI) aimed to create not only a state-of-the-art tool for researchers, but also a public view of research being done across the university.

“The vision we had was that of a place where everyone from undergrads to professors and researchers could interact with theoretical data in a unique way; to really draw folks in,” said Meade. “We had been thinking about an enormous 2D tiled panel, so that we could look at things very large, like an electronic poster. Then Matt came along.”...