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TIMC & Imaging Support Services

Michael Spektor, MD
Director of TIMC & ISS
Phone: 203-785-3061
Eliot Funai
Clinical Research Assistant Manager; TIMC and Imaging Support Services
Phone: 203-785-4246
Patricia Fugal, MS, CCRP
Senior Clinical Research Specialist
Phone: 203-785-4855
Jamie Santamauro, RDMS, RVT
Coordinator; TIMC and Imaging Support Services
Phone: 203-785-5942


The mission of TIMC is to provide standardized, longitudinal radiological measurements to evaluate therapeutic responses for clinical trials

TIMC tracks changes in tumor measurements per study protocol, which is essential for clinical trials that use radiological measurements as surrogate endpoints. The system manages these images and takes measurements in a routine and centralized method.

For more information please contact the TIMC Help Desk: or visit the TIMC website.

Imaging Support Services

Imaging Support Services, ISS, manages the imaging components of the Yale Cancer Center’s clinical trials from budget and feasibility through close out. Staff reviews sponsor and cooperative group protocols, imaging acquisition guidelines, and imaging manuals to identify standard and non-standard imaging to ensure feasibility. This includes determining the appropriate fees and imaging resources for project completion, completing the image transfer out of PACs to the sponsors for all disease teams, and serving as the primary contact for sponsors and central vendors. ISS also manages the clinical research radiology approvals for non-standard imaging/pricing.

Research Trials Utilizing Imaging Scans:

YDR-CTO Image Research Request Form

All research studies utilizing Diagnostic Imaging hospital/affiliated facilities imaging equipment or research studies requesting a Diagnostic Radiology clinical services and clinical research coordinator must be reviewed and approved by the YDR CTO Committee. All investigators must complete this YDRCTO form (there is a single approval process for both YNHH and the university department).

For trials involving imaging scans in which the sponsor is the payor (ie, non-standard of care imaging scans), additional YNHH hospital approval is required (through the same YDRCTO application form).

*Note: Imaging research performed at the MRRC or Research PET Centers is reviewed separately and under the jurisdiction of the Division of Bioimaging Sciences.

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