Message from Department Chair

Message from Chair

Message from Department Chair

As a team of dedicated specialists, we are on an exciting journey towards realizing our Department's mantra, Image of Excellence. Ours is a high-performing team that promotes clinical expertise and cultivates 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., F.A.C.R.

About the Department

Image of Excellence

The VCU Department of Radiology is dedicated to providing patients with the highest standard of care and innovative procedures. Through our exciting clinical, technological, education and research initiatives, the Department remains at the forefront of academic radiology departments.

We continue to build on our long-standing commitment to clinical excellence, which is enhanced by state-of-the-art equipment in all modalities, including breast imaging, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.

 

Educational Programs

We demonstrate a strong commitment to educational initiatives, attracting outstanding residents who graduate at the top of their medical school classes. Upon completion of the program, our residents are recruited to some of the most competitive fellowships and medical practices in the U.S. The Department sponsors eight to ten fellowships each year in a variety of subspecialties.

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Faculty

Our 45 faculty radiologists are recognized both nationally and internationally for their expertise in a wide range of standard radiology procedures, including breast imaging and interventional radiology, as well as innovative techniques, such as uterine fibroid embolization and cardiac MRI.

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Research

Our faculty research portfolio extends from basic research activities to clinical trials

The VCU Department of Radiology’s research activities are supported by full-time research scientists. Our faculty receives significant awards for funded research from the National Institutes of Health and other sources. Ongoing clinical research focuses on the utility of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in biliary and pancreatic imaging, virtual colonography, development of a breast shield for CT radiation protection, and the application of CT in trauma.

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Specialties

Our faculty and staff provide patients with the utmost in care and clinical excellence for a full range of traditional radiology services, including:

Patient Care

Our wide range of services and technologies provide considerable value to VCU Health, referring physicians and patients.

In addition to traditional radiology services, we offer many new and cutting-edge procedures, including thoracic aortic stent grafts, venous ablation, uterine fibroid embolization, radioimmunotherapy, virtual colonography, cardiac MRI, coronary artery CT and breast MRI.

Our facilities include state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic technologies and equipment for ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and our innovative procedures. 

 

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Technology

Our clinical excellence is complemented by major advances in technology.

The VCU Department of Radiology and institution benefit from a state-of-the-art picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and a voice recognition dictation system that allow for images and reports to be distributed to more than 1,200 computers throughout the VCU Health network immediately after acquisition. This allows our referring physicians to access images and dictated reports, as soon as they are available.