Our world-class team brings two decades of leadership and expertise to imaging.
Gordon J. Harris, PhD Co-Director
Dr. Harris is a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, director of the 3D Imaging Service, the Radiology Computer Aided Diagnostics Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Tumor Imaging Metrics Core Lab of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Harris has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and has developed software and services that apply computer analyses of medical images to aid in diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical trials. Dr. Harris’ primary research interests include structural and functional brain imaging research in psychiatric and neurologic illnesses, including alcoholism and stroke, as well as quantitative tracking of tumors for clinical care and clinical trials. He holds a PhD in radiation health sciences from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and a BS in electrical engineering from Lafayette College.
“Ultimately, our purpose is to improve patient care, improve the outcomes of clinical trials, and lighten the burden on the healthcare system.”
Annick D. Van den Abbeele, MD Co-Director
Annick D. Van den Abbeele is known nationally and internationally for her translational research in molecular imaging and her pioneering work in monitoring response to targeted therapy in several cancers. She is responsible for developing an integrated clinical and research cancer imaging department and is considered a leader in the implementation and development of quantitative metrics in cancer imaging. An associate professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Van den Abbeele also serves as the chief of the Department of Imaging and founding director of the Center for Biomedical Imaging in Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She holds a BA and MD from the University of Louvain in Belgium and is a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Van den Abbeele has mentored more than 100 trainees, received several awards and serves on national and international scientific advisory boards and review panels, program progress review groups and several committees. She has authored more than 200 scientific articles and abstracts, edited 2 textbooks, authored and co-authored 22 book chapters and presented numerous lectures and workshops nationally and internationally.
“Doing the right thing by the patient -- that’s what we’re all here for. To support that, you need quality, reliability, reproducibility and expertise…. and that’s what we’re here to deliver.”
Cheryl A. Sadow, MD Director of Quality Control
A consultant for our team since 2009, Cheryl Sadow has extensive experience with multicenter clinical trials that involve radiological response assessment criteria. Dr. Sadow is a staff radiologist in the Abdominal Imaging & Intervention Division in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is also the director of genitourinary imaging and the director of the Tumor Metric Service. She holds a BA in biological sciences from Harvard University and an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“Imaging plays an invaluable role in evaluating potential therapeutic agents for a wide variety of diseases. Our core strives to provide efficient and accurate image interpretation which is integral to current and future patient care.”
Trinity Urban, MA, PMP Product Manager
With more than a decade of experience in medical imaging and clinical trials, Trinity Urban has managed large center research projects across a broad range of therapeutic areas. These include oncology, stroke, neurofibromatosis, alcoholism and psychiatric disorders. She has developed image analysis and workflow management solutions for both research and clinical trials, and created a suite of online learning modules that teach imaging assessment and other skills to radiologists, image analysts and clinical trial staff. Ms. Urban holds a BA in English literature and technical writing from Pennsylvania State University and an MA in biotechnology from Harvard University Extension School. She is a certified project management professional (PMP).
“Developing software is only a small part of what we do. From clinical trial implementation to results reporting, we work with you to find the best way to support your clinical research needs.”
Gina Basinsky, BS Core Lab Manager
For nearly a decade, Gina Basinsky has provided comprehensive support for site and central imaging reviews for clinical trials. From protocol consultation to imaging assessment to study closure, she has helped imaging and clinical teams obtain quality, consistent, and timely results. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the Core Lab within the DF/HCC, Ms. Basinsky provides guidance to other cancer centers that use Metrics Manager. She holds a BS in Biology from Fitchburg State University.
“We strive to provide exceptional support for oncology clinical trials by continuing to find ways to improve the timeliness, reliability, and quality of our imaging assessment results."
William B. Hanlon, MS IT Manager
William Hanlon has 30 years of experience developing image processing and medical image management applications in academic medical centers and managing IT projects in support of clinical and research initiatives. Mr. Hanlon is the IT manager for the Core Lab and 3D Imaging Service at Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a BA in biology and an MS in environmental sciences from the University of Massachusetts.
“The right technology combined with the expertise of the staff has totally transformed how image assessments are obtained and delivered.”