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

Image of Excellence

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.

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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 commitment to clinical excellence with state-of-the-art equipment. Advanced technology is available in all modalities, including breast imaging, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine and ultrasound.


Safety Comes First

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.

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Safety Comes First
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Educational Programs

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

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Recognized both nationally and internationally, our faculty radiologists have expertise in a wide range of procedures from breast imaging to interventional radiology and neuroradiology to nuclear medicine. Our specialty-trained radiologists are leaders in innovative techniques, such as uterine fibroid embolization and fetal MRI.

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

The VCU Department of Radiology research activities receive the support of full-time research scientists. Our faculty receives significant awards for funded research, including from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our research portfolio extends from basic activities to clinical trials, including breast shielding for CT radiation protection, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in biliary and pancreatic imaging, virtual colonography, and the application of CT in trauma.

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Divisions and 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 value to VCU Health, referring physicians and patients.

We conduct traditional radiology services and many cutting-edge procedures, including thoracic aortic stent grafts, venous ablation, radioimmunotherapy, virtual colonography, coronary artery CT, and breast MRI.

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


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Our clinical excellence is enhanced by innovation in technology.

The VCU Department of Radiology benefits from a state-of-the-art picture archiving and communication system (PACS) and a voice recognition dictation system. These systems immediately distribute images and reports to more than 1,200 computers throughout the VCU Health System. This reporting allows referring physicians access to images and dictated reports, as soon as they are available.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.

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