Medical Imaging Research Partnership
Our Medical Physics and Radiology departments are among the highest producers of invention disclosures and successful patent applications at UW-Madison. However, these inventions fail to reach their full potential unless they are translated into clinical practice to benefit human health. This crucial step requires collaboration with Wisconsin companies that make imaging devices (e.g., GE Healthcare – Waukesha, WI) or the creation of new ventures (e.g., Neuwave Medical, Inc., Madison, WI). Over the last several decades, the "Wisconsin Idea" in action at UW-Madison has supported a cluster of imaging companies in the state, and facilitated new diagnostic and therapeutic devices to improve health of Wisconsin citizens and beyond.