The Imaging Center will act as a stimulus to the current research, education and economic activities in the medical imaging environment. Both in the immediate vicinity of the VUmc/ VU and in the greater North-Holland region, as well as for the Netherlands, positive effects will be felt by a wide variety of stakeholders as a result of the efforts of the groups involved with the center. Introduction of such an advanced infrastructure node, along with its many research collaborations, improves Europe’s competitiveness in both fundamental and applied science.