Mission and Vision

Image of Excellence

The VCU Department of Radiology is at the forefront of academic radiology departments. Faculty members offer clinical, technological and research initiatives to train the next generation of radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians. 

Through our mission and vision, we strengthen the VCU School of Medicine’s ability to create respected educational and research opportunities while also offering the highest quality patient care throughout the VCU Health System.

We fulfill our Department's mission through four pillars, which are the shared goals guiding our Department's decisions and actions.



Our Vision is to be recognized nationally and internationally as a world-class radiology department.


We are dedicated to our Image of Excellence and we fulfill our mission through the following pillars:

  • To provide optimal care in a patient-centered environment
  • To provide subspecialty expertise
  • To provide top quality imaging and therapeutic procedures
  • To advance medical education and research

Learn More about our Strategic Pillars

The VCU Department of Radiology's four pillars guide our decisions and actions:

Patient-centered Environment

We provide high-quality medical imaging services because patients, their well-being and safety, are our number one priority. 

Our patient-centered environment includes:

  • Friendly and caring staff
  • Convenient and easy patient scheduling
  • Timely appointment availability
  • Multiple, accessible locations
  • Rapid, electronic medical results reporting
  • Subspecialty radiologists available for consultation

Subspecialty Expertise

We provide highly trained and certified subspecialists, including diagnostic radiologists, vascular interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists. Our faculty members offer expertise in several imaging and intervention procedures, including:

  • Advanced prostate imaging
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Cardiovascular imaging
  • Computed tomography (CT) colonography
  • CT enterography and MR enterography
  • Emergency and trauma radiology
  • Fetal MRI
  • Lung cancer screening
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Ultrasound


Quality Imaging and Therapeutic Procedures

We provide the highest standard of patient care, innovative procedures and a range of exciting clinical and technological initiatives.

We demonstrate commitment to quality through:

  • Leadership in patient safety and quality
  • High-level patient and referring physician satisfaction
  • Cutting-edge procedures
  • National accreditation of imaging services
  • State-of-the-art technology and scanners

Advance Education and Research

As part of an academic medical center, the VCU Department of Radiology educates the next generation of care providers. We advance medical education and research through:

  • Medical student education
  • Resident education
  • Fellow education
  • Technologist education
  • Nursing education
  • Technologist and nursing student education
  • Radiologist assistant educational program
  • Nurse practitioner education
  • Patient education
  • Physician continuing medical education (e.g., local, regional, national, and international)
  • Visiting fellowships, web-based teaching and innovative teaching modules
  • Promoting clinical research through collaboration and support of basic science
  • Increasing the amount of funded research
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