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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VCU Radiology News

VCU Health Division of Nuclear Medicine Carries Out First Treatment of PLUVICTO® Therapy For Prostate Cancer

Richmond, VA - June 2024 - The VCU Health Division of Nuclear Medicine provided a patient their first treatment of PLUVICTO, an FDA-approved, radioligand therapy offered as an outpatient intravenous infusion every six weeks for six treatments. PLUVICTO is the first, and only targeted radioligand therapy for adult patients with PSMA-positive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (PSMA+ mCRPC). VCU Health is one of only two health care providers in the Greater Richmond area approved to offer the PLUVICTO therapy.

The Nuclear Medicine Division offers PLUVICTO as a treatment to patients with PSMA+ mCRPC after treatment with androgen receptor (AR) pathway inhibition and taxane-based chemotherapy. PLUVICTO is comprised of two key components: lutetium-177, a cytotoxic radionuclide, and PSMA-617, a PSMA-targeting ligand. PLUVICTO emits beta radiation that targets the PSMA-positive cancer cells, which limits damage to other cells and improves outcomes for patients. 

A First in Virginia, VCU Health Radiology at Stony Point Receives Elite Distinction for Safe and Effective Diagnostic Care for Individuals at the Highest Risk for Prostate Cancer.

American College of Radiology designated prostate cancer sealRichmond, VA - April 2024 - VCU Health Radiology at Stony Point has been designated a Prostate Cancer MRI Center by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®).

The ACR Prostate Cancer MRI Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that commit to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for prostate cancer.

In order to receive this elite distinction, facilities must be accredited by the ACR in the body module, as well as undergo a rigorous assessment of its MRI imaging protocol and infrastructure.

VCU Health is the only health system to achieve the accreditation in Virginia and one of only 65 medical facilities in the United States. 

The ACR, founded in 1924, is one of the largest and most influential medical associations in the United States. The ACR devotes its resources to make imaging and radiation therapy safe, effective and accessible to those who need it. Its 36,000 members include radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists, interventional radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians.

For more information about the Prostate Cancer MRI Center designation, visit: https://www.acraccreditation.org/Prostate-Cancer-MRI-Center