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.
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
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.
First Radiologist to Receive the Enrique Gerszten, MD Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
Richmond, VA - September 2022 - Mark S. Parker, M.D., receives the 2022 Enrique Gerszten, MD Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
"The bond between a teacher and a student can be forever," says Enrique Gerszten, MD, the namesake of the VCU School of Medicine's faculty teaching excellence award.
The Enrique Gerszten, MD Faculty Teaching Excellence Award is the highest award given in recognition for teaching by the VCU School of Medicine. The award honors Dr. Parker's achievements in teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and colleagues both at VCU and at the national and international levels. To date, Dr. Parker is the only radiologist to have earned this prestigious award offered by the VCU School of Medicine.
Prestigious honor marks a milestone for Hindle, who leads the Aerosol Research Group on the MCV Campus of VCU.
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Saavedra comes to VCU from the University of Virginia where he is chair of the Department of Dermatology and president and interim CEO of University of Virginia Physicians Group.
A professor of urban and regional planning and studies describes how we can get more out of our city walks — and how cities can be designed to reduce stress and improve health.
The nation’s top infectious disease expert speaks at Facts & Faith Fridays before stepping down from his role leading the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Led by social work professor Sunny Shin, the project seeks to reduce the risk of adverse childhood experiences, which are associated with 5 of 10 leading causes of death in children.
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