Division of Diagnostic Medical Physics: Providing Clinical Services in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Physics

Division of Diagnostic Medical Physics: Providing Clinical Services in Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Physics

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Nuclear Medicine: Diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases with radioactive material and medical imaging

Nuclear Medicine: Diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases with radioactive material and medical imaging

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Diagnostic Radiology: Using the Latest Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques for Advanced Procedures

Diagnostic Radiology: Using the Latest Non-Invasive Imaging Techniques for Advanced Procedures

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Vascular Interventional Radiology: Specializing in Real-time Imaging and Micro-surgical Precision

Vascular Interventional Radiology: Specializing in Real-time Imaging and Micro-surgical Precision

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Message from Department Chair

Message from Chair

Message from Department Chair

As a team of dedicated specialists, we are on an exciting journey to realize our department's mantra, Image of Excellence. Our high-performance team cultivates clinical expertise in an environment of safety. In addition to clinical excellence, our commitment to advancing education and research in an academic medical environment allows us to prepare the next generation of learners to deliver cutting-edge care. ~ Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., FACR, FSAR

Faculty Expertise

Our faculty members are nationally and internationally known for their expertise in medical imaging, interventional radiology, diagnostic medical physics, and nuclear medicine

Education Programs

We offer comprehensive radiology residency programs and subspecialty fellowship programs

Research

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:

  • Breast shielding for CT (computed tomography) radiation protection
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in biliary and pancreatic imaging
  • Virtual colonography
  • Application of CT in trauma
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Department News

New Fellowship Prepares Next Generation of Pediatric Radiologists

Richmond, VA - February 2024 - The VCU Department of Radiology is excited to introduce a new fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The fellowship offers a balanced curriculum that integrates comprehensive clinical training with research and teaching in the specialized field of pediatric radiology.

The Pediatric Radiology fellowship, under the direction of program director Eman Mahdi, M.D., is a new fellowship aimed at graduating the next generation of pediatric radiologists who excel at providing the highest quality of care to pediatric patients within the communities they serve.

White coat portrait of Dr Eman Mahdi"I am deeply excited to launch the Pediatric Radiology fellowship at VCU, a program designed to stand out for its excellence. Our fellows will thrive under the mentorship of our exceptional faculty, a close-knit team dedicated to delivering superior pediatric care. At the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, fellows will be immersed in a learning environment equipped with cutting-edge technology and supported by an extensive network of subspecialty-trained experts. We are committed to ensuring our fellows excel in managing both routine and complex cases, leaving our program with the confidence and versatility to excel in any setting," says Dr. Eman Mahdi.

The fellows will train under the supervision of experienced radiologists, using the latest medical advances in procedures and technology to improve their skills in providing excellent radiological care. At the completion of the one-year program, fellows will be qualified to practice in the subspecialty field of pediatric radiology.

Mahdi further explains, "The initiation of our Pediatric Radiology fellowship is a milestone in enhancing vital radiological services. Our program is a beacon for aspiring radiologists eager to make a significant impact in pediatric care. With the recent expansion of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, our fellows are positioned at the forefront of pediatric health, benefiting from unparalleled resources and collaborative opportunities across every pediatric subspecialty. Our program is not just about training; it's about empowering the next generation of radiologists with the skills, confidence, and compassion to lead and innovate in the field."

The Pediatric Radiology fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program. To learn more about the program, visit VCU Pediatric Radiology Fellowship

To learn more about the affiliated Level 1 children's hospital, visit Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Dr. Ann Fulcher Elected Third Woman President-Elect of SCARD

Portrait of Dr Ann Fulcher in red coatSanta Ana Pueblo, New Mexico - October 2023 - Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., chair of the Department of Radiology, has been elected as president-elect to the Board of Directors of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD) at the organization's Oct. 19-20, 2023 Annual Fall Meeting. At the end of the term, the president-elect transitions to the position of president making Dr. Fulcher the third woman president of SCARD, as well as the first person in the leadership role to represent Virginia and Virginia Commonwealth University.

“What an honor and privilege it is to have the opportunity to serve in a leadership position in SCARD and to represent our Department of Radiology, VCU Health, and VCU,” Fulcher said. “This position allows us to have a voice in the manner in which we confront challenges facing U.S. academic radiology practices, such as the critical shortage of radiologists and technologists and the growing role of AI.”

Founded in 1966, SCARD is a nonprofit organization comprised of chairs from academic radiology departments who are dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of radiology.

Photo Courtesy: DeAudrea Rich, VCU School of Medicine

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2023 Impact Report

Image of Excellence in Action

VCU Department of Radiology 2023 Impact Report explores our contributions to VCU Health and our accomplishments in the field of radiology. Read our VCU Radiology 2023 Impact Report [PDF].

New VCU Pediatric Radiology fellowship program

Our one-year ACGME accredited Pediatric Radiology fellowship affiliated with the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU integrates clinical excellence with research and teaching in all aspects of pediatric radiology.