The Correlated Multimodal Imaging Node Austria (CMI) is a professional consortium of multiple Austrian Science Institutions and the official Austrian BioImaging initiative. It is coordinated by the Medical University of Vienna (MedUni) and the Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities GmbH (VBCF). CMI is currently operated as an independent entity, but aims at becoming an integrative part of the Euro-BioImaging project.
CMI is a joint initiative of leading Austrian imaging experts to foster and pioneer correlated multimodal imaging across scales in life sciences. CMI offers a multitude of state-of-the-art imaging technologies for organic materials, biomedical model organisms and humans (flagship technologies), numerous multimodal imaging pipelines, and various support services, such as data and image analysis, to scientists on a national and international level. Imaging techniques at CMI span the entire resolution range of interest for (pre)clinical and biological studies, and provide complementary sample information about structure, function, dynamics and chemical composition. More than 30 imaging techniques allow both in- and ex-vivo imaging and molecular analysis. CMI is developing entirely new multimodal workflows at the forefront of correlated imaging, which can involve more than two imaging modalities – and hence significantly advances the field of correlated imaging with truly holistic approaches. International customers and users are supervised, trained and supported by highly skilled technicians and scientists.