Bringing you the best: CRO and Imaging Core Lab integrated services
Our Company

IEC is an image Core lab based in Barcelona, Spain, since 2008. It is a full suite solution provider for imaging clinical trials and is committed to assist sponsor companies and CROs with their imaging requirements as they discover new drug therapies.

4CT was founded in 2016 with the mission of providing full CRO integrated services and merged with Anagram, a consolidated Spanish CRO, in 2018.

IEC and Anagram  have built an integrated model with proven successful delivery. Anagram provides the right solutions while ensuring that budget and timelines are achieved. IEC and Anagram are committed to the highest ethical standards thereby ensuring the safety and care of patients in our clinical development programs.

CRO Group history
IEC: Clinical Trials
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Why work with us?

More than 10 years experience dealing with imaging studies from national and international trials

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Participation in more than 2,000 studies involving around 20,000 patients

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Our dedicated team also operates as an international CRO, able to manage all parts of the trial

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As an integrated CRO, we deliver full service studies focusing on clinical delivery, strategic planning and risk management

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Expertise in multiple imaging modalities and various therapeutic areas focusing especially on oncology and CNS

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Customized imaging solutions and integration with third party systems

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Proven benefits in terms of cost and lead time efficiencies

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Our project includes a devoted imaging expert team


Our mission is to add value to clinical research by applying Integrated and Innovative Management on imaging techniques.

We strive to make clinical trials a success for our principal investigators, pharma companies and CROs partners.


Dr. José Mateos is a nuclear medicine physician trained in Hospital Clinic, one of the most prestigious hospitals in Spain. He developed a degree thesis focused on neuroimaging related to parkinsonism, mood disorders and schizophrenia. In 2004, he worked as a medical advisor in General Electric, undertaking Imaging studies with different contrast agents, radiolabel isotopes and other imaging modalities (CT, MRI, PET, NM).

In 2008, he founded an imaging CRO in Barcelona, managing oncological and neurological research. Ten years later, he inaugurated new offices in Madrid and initiated his new core lab project.

In 2016, Dr. Jose Mateos, aligned with other partners, founded a CRO called 4CT. In 2018 Anagram, a consolidated Spanish CRO, was integrated in the group bringing extensive cardiovascular and neurology experience. IEC and Anagram work together to combine thorough knowledge and experience on image treatment in clinical trials with operational and  management acumen.

Our Team

Our team has more than 10 years’ experience in dealing with successful integration of medical imaging endpoints in clinical trials.

They have expertise in clinical trial design, fundamental knowledge of imaging endpoints and solid regulatory insight.

Our highly trained project management professionals oversee all services and studies with special focus on strategic planning and risk management.

Our team is comprised of:

Large network of Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs), at national and international level.

Leading imaging experts in CT, MRI, PET-CT, Nuclear Medicine, Echocardiography etc.

A large captive pool of experienced oncological, neurological imaging trial reviewers.

With knowledge in general trial Management.