About Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS) is a leading, internationally-recognized center of excellence in imaging science housed within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. VUIIS is a trans-institutional initiative undertaking advanced research and training in biomedical imaging science. VUIIS maintains close collaborations with our schools of medicine, engineering, arts and science, law and Peabody College. VUIIS operates state-of-the-art facilities for imaging research at all scales including imaging animals and human subjects. We pursue research in developing new imaging methods and related activities in MRI, nuclear, optical, ultrasound and X-ray imaging as well as applications in cancer, neuroscience, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular disease and other areas. VUIIS is supported by grants from the NIH, NSF, DOD, DOE, industry and foundations, as well as Vanderbilt University.