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
Innovative Procedures, Cutting-Edge Technologies
The field of radiology encompasses a wide range of special procedures and the VCU Department of Radiology, through a series of strategic expansions, offers several innovative procedures, including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), breast MRI, fetal MRI, venous ablation, uterine fibroid embolization radioimmunotherapy and virtual colonography.Learn About Our Special Procedures
Our department is continually recognized as a leader in safety. In this video four VCU radiologists share what safety means to them and how they develop a culture of safety. Featured VCU radiologists include: Ann S Fulcher, MD, Department Chair and diagnostic radiologist Malcolm K Sydnor, Jr., MD, Vice Chair of Quality and Safety and interventional radiologist Brian Strife, MD, interventional radiologist Tiffany Tucker, MD, breast imaging specialist. Some photos taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.Learn About Our Safety Culture
Richmond, VA - April 2023 - Brian Strife, M.D., Vascular Interventional Radiologist and Assistant Professor to be honored as a Shining Knight by the VCU Health Trauma Center at the 14th Annual Shining Knight Gala on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
At this year’s gala, Dr. Strife along with other Shining Knights will be recognized for their role in saving the life of one specific trauma patient with net proceeds from the event benefitting injury and violence prevention programs at and through the VCU Medical Center.
Dr. Strife completed his medical education at VCU, including his medical degree, internship, radiology residency and interventional radiology fellowship.
Richmond, VA - April 2023 - Gregory Vorona, M.D. (left), Pediatric Radiologist., and Brian Strife, M.D. (far left), Interventional Radiologist, made The Richmond Magazine 2023 Top Docs list. This year more than 210 VCU Health providers were included in the list for their professionalism and the quality care they provide our patients.
Dr. Vorona made the list in the Diagnostic Radiology category. Dr. Strife earned top billing on the 2023 Top Docs list in the Interventional Radiology category.
Priti Shah, M.D. discusses the important of breast cancer screenings for individuals with dense breasts
Over 45 years, she has helped the academic and medical campuses identify and reckon with their rich but challenging pasts.
New study reveals that smell and taste loss is significantly less likely compared with the start of the pandemic, suggesting that smell loss is no longer a key symptom of infection.
In the Department of Biomedical Engineering, she is exploring the movement – and potential treatment – of ‘leaders’ and ‘followers’ among breast cancer cells.
New research suggests that for more than 70 years, citizens of other developed nations have been outliving Americans – and more than 50 countries on six continents have surpassed the United States.
A decade after its creation, faculty and students reflect on how the Patient, Physician and Society course prepares the next generation of physicians.
The Shining Knight Gala, an annual event held to benefit the trauma center, shares patient’s amazing story of tragedy and triumph.
A study involving 90 medical centers from across the globe is providing new insights into how a person’s location of care impacts clinical outcomes for advanced liver disease.
VCU psychologist will present clinical trial findings to Congress on June 7.
Richmond, VA - February 2022 - The VCU Health Radiology Department has earned the prestigious Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence (DICOE) designation by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for five imaging centers: the Adult Outpatient Pavilion, Gateway, Main Hospital, Short Pump Pavilion, and Stony Point 9000. Among adult imaging centers, VCU Health is the only health system to achieve the designation in Richmond, the only academic medical center in Virginia and 1 of only 16 academic medical facilities in the United States.
The DICOE designation, a three-year status, includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes. This elite distinction recognizes excellence at multiple levels, including staff professionalism, technology, policies and procedures and patient care. Facilities with the DICOE designation must be accredited by the ACR in all modalities they provide, and in which the ACR offers an accreditation program. Another requirement is to participate in the Dose Index Registry, Lung Cancer Screening, Image Wisely and Image Gently initiatives.
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