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The VCU Department of Radiology is at the forefront of academic radiology departments. Faculty members offer clinical, technological, educational and research initiatives that train the next generation of radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.
We are dedicated to our Image of Excellence through the fulfillment of our Mission & Vision.
We offer comprehensive radiology residency programs and subspecialty fellowship programs
VCU Department of Radiology faculty and full-time research scientists uphold the tradition of innovative discoveries and excellence in research.
Our research portfolio extends from basic activities to clinical trials, including:
Our faculty members are nationally and internationally known for their expertise in medical imaging, interventional radiology, diagnostic medical physics, and nuclear medicine
Special Radiology Procedures
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Each slide features a different procedure, which emphasizes the expertise of our radiologists.
Advanced prostate imaging is performed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which uses powerful magnets and radio waves to create detailed images of the prostate. Appropriate treatment recommendations for prostate cancer are based on knowing the accurate staging of the tumor. During a non-invasive examination, specialists perform multiple advanced imaging techniques, which when evaluated together, can with a high-degree of accuracy detect and locate prostate cancer.
The VCU Department of Radiology provides expertise in aortic stent grafting using guided imaging techniques to treat aortic aneurysms. A stent graft is a small tube made of fabric supported by a metal mesh. The stent is typically put in place using a catheter and is designed to seal tightly with the artery above and below the aneurysm. The stent reinforces the wall of the vessel making it safe for blood to flow through.
Breast magnetic resonance imaging (breast MRI) uses a magnetic field to generate images of the breast before and after a contrast injection. The VCU Department of Radiology's Breast Imaging Center was the first facility in Virginia with breast MRI to earn the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Center of Excellence designation.
Specialty-trained gastrointestinal radiologists offer computed tomography enterography and magnetic resonance enterography to evaluate the small intestine. These procedures use the cross-sectional imaging technology of computed tomography or magnetic resonance to assess the small intestine, the surrounding mesentery, vasculature and other adjacent structures.
Fetal magnetic resonance imaging (fetal MRI) is an imaging technique that provides information about the anatomic structure of a fetus. It particularly excels in the evaluation of the fetal brain and spine. Fetal MRI can be used to help prognosticate outcome in cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and fetal lung masses.
Our lung cancer screening program is the first facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia to be designated by the American College of Radiology (ACR) as a Lung Cancer Screening Center. As an ACR designated Lung Cancer Screening facility, the VCU Department of Radiology is dedicated to providing high quality screening care and patient safety.
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the legs. Plaque is a substance made up of cholesterol, calcium and fibrous tissue.
Our specialty-trained radiologists use guided imaging techniques to perform minimally invasive procedures, including angioplasty and stents, to widen the artery, thereby allowing more blood flow.
Interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons collaborate to treat varicose veins and spider veins using advanced radiology techniques and the latest technology.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive procedure where experienced interventional radiologists use X-ray imaging to guide a catheter placed in the upper thigh to the uterine arteries. Tiny particles are then injected through the catheter into the blood vessels, blocking the blood supply feeding the fibroids, which causes them to shrink and die. UFE is an alternative to traditional treatments that include the surgical removal of the fibroids (myomectomy) or removal of the entire uterus (hysterectomy).
Ultrasound is the use of high frequency sound waves to create an accurate image of the inside of the body. Ultrasound generally utilizes a small, portable device, which uses sound waves instead of ionizing radiation.
The VCU Department of Radiology was among the first in Virginia to offer virtual colonoscopy, which is medically known as computed tomography (CT) colonography. The advanced imaging procedure is non-invasive and allows an evaluation of the entire colon, without the risks, such as bowel perforation, or complications from sedation associated with standard colonography.
As another strange term gets underway, students, faculty and staff offer advice and lessons learned over the past year, including how to stay healthy, succeed academically and combat loneliness.
Beginning Jan. 25, students and employees will need to log into the digital “fast pass” to enter four buildings on campus, vouching that they are in compliance with health checks and COVID-19 testing.
The U.K. variation is more infectious but likely not more deadly, and vaccination remains the best way to combat all forms of the virus.
VCU’s spring term will look a lot different. Here are key dates and changes to keep in mind.
More than 7 in 10 say they are likely to get a vaccine, according to a new statewide poll conducted by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.
Students in the clinical years of their training, in health programs that are involved in patient care and students in patient-facing environments will begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Jan 12.
The university hopes to resume in-person instruction on or before March 8.
As recipients of National Health Service Corps Scholarships, VCU students Kelly Cheung and Zachary Mayo are improving access to medical care.
As members of the VCU Department of Radiology in the VCU School of Medicine we have a responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination. We will continue to own our history with transparency and humility, learning from the mistakes of the past and building on strengths of the present to create a more just and equitable future. We are committed to fostering open dialogue with the community to inform meaningful actions and long-term, ongoing engagement.Visit VCU Diversity, Equity and Inclusion