Dr. Priti Shah presents at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Pi Rho Omega Chapter's 2021 virtual Breast Cancer Forum
Richmond, VA - October 2021 - Dr. Priti Shah, VCU Breast Imaging, and Dr. Vanessa Sheppard, VCU Massey Cancer Center, joined other medical professionals in women's health to discuss breast cancer screening, prevention, mammography, ultrasound, and research at the 2021 virtual Breast Cancer Forum organized by the Pi Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The forum in an annual interactive event focused on providing accurate, up-to-date information about breast cancer screening and cancer research. The annual forum is free and open to the public.
Dr. Tiffany Tucker joins Massey medical director for Links in Pink: Detection is Protection webinar
Richmond, VA - October 2021 - Dr. Tiffany Tucker, VCU Breast Imaging specialist and Assistant Professor, joined Dr. Robert Winn, Medical Director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, to provide information about the latest trends in breast cancer early detection and prevention during the Links in Pink: Detection is Protection webinar organized by the Virginia chapter of The Links, Incorporated. The Links, an international, non-for-profit corporation founded in 1946, has a long tradition of engaging in educational, civic and inter-cultural activities in communities we serve.
Michelle Futrell, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N. to serve on 2023-2027 Virginia Cancer Plan Advisory Committee
Richmond, VA - September 2021 - Michelle Futrell, M.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., Senior Lung Cancer Screening Nurse Program Coordinator, has been selected to serve as the representative for early detection lung cancer screening on the 2023-2027 Virginia Cancer Plan Advisory Committee.
The Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia (CACV) specialists with knowledge across the cancer continuum, and citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia work together to create the Virginia Cancer Plan. The plan services as a road map on how to address the burden of cancer in Virginia.
The Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia mission and purpose is to facilitate collaborative partnerships among public health agencies, private organizations, individuals and families to carry out recommended cancer control activities. CACV focuses on prevention, early detection, treatment, advocacy, research and evaluation of cancer across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Follow this link 2018-2022 Virginia Cancer Plan to view the current plan and learn more about the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia.
Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D. co-authored research published in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
Richmond, VA - August 2021 - Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Physics, co-authored research, "Accuracy of half-value layer (HVL) measurements utilizing solid state detectors for radiography and fluoroscopy X-ray systems" was recently published in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics. Follow the link to the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics and read the open access publication.
VCU Radiologist Provides Humanitarian Aid to Communities in India
Richmond, VA - July 2021 - In response to the surge in SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) cases in India, Siddhi Shah, M.D., VCU Radiologist and Assistant Professor specializing in Emergency Radiology and Neuroradiology, and her husband Jagdip Shah, M.D., retired VCU Anesthesiologist, donated $750,000 in equipment and clinical care support to communities with significant medical need. The equipment, including oxygen concentrators and ventilators, went to hospital ICU units with the logistics and distribution coordinated by the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). Allocation of the medical equipment was based on urgency with aid going to hospitals in the epicenters of India’s COVID-19 crisis.
After receiving an email from AAPI with news about the dire situation in India, Drs. Siddhi and Jagdip Shah were compelled to support the association’s humanitarian work. Together they coordinated access to oxygen and adequate critical care.
“We could not believe the news from India and we really wanted to help,” remarks Dr. Siddhi Shah. “My husband and I are both originally from India. We even earned our medical degrees from the same medical college there. It felt natural to want to provide life-saving equipment to communities with the greatest need, to bolster frontline hospitals buckling under the crush of patients sick with COVID-19.”
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) recognized the Shahs for their philanthropic support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic presenting the couple with an award of recognition at the association’s July 2021 annual convention.
Speaking for her and her husband, Dr. Siddhi Shah said, “It’s a blessing that our clinical experience and our relationships with the medical community in India changed the outcomes for so many families. We are deeply honored to receive this recognition from AAPI, and we hope that our effort inspires compassion and acts of kindness especially among young people and those in medical community.”
The VCU Department of Radiology, recognized nationally and internationally as a leading academic medical department, provides patients with the highest standard of care and innovative procedures. The Department offers highly competitive residency and fellowship programs with faculty dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in subspecialty diagnostic and interventional radiology. The Department’s clinical excellence is available in all modalities, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), fluoroscopy, interventional radiology, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound.
The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) is an association with 80,000 physicians in the United States and a charitable foundation dedicated to free clinics and health fairs in India.
Breast Imaging Services and Lung Cancer Screening at VCU Health Tappahannock
Richmond, VA - July 2021 - The VCU Department of Radiology expands breast imaging services and the Early Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program to VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital.
Breast imaging services available at VCU Health Tappahannock Hospital include screening and diagnostic mammograms, breast MRI and breast ultrasound. VCU breast imaging specialists are part of an interdisciplinary team that includes pathologists, surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, nurses, and geneticists, all who have special training in breast cancer.
The Early Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program, Virginia’s first American College of Radiology-Designated multidisciplinary lung cancer screening center, is recognized by the Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer as a Screening Center of Excellence in Central Virginia. Fellowship trained thoracic radiologists use low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) technology to provide lung cancer screening care for patients throughout Virginia. The specially trained radiologists work in conjunction with Pulmonary Medicine, Thoracic Surgery and Smoking Cessation to offer complete patient care.
Malcolm K. Sydnor Jr., M.D. Promotion to Professor
Richmond, VA - June 2021 - Malcolm K. Sydnor Jr., M.D., Vice Chair of Quality and Safety for the Department of Radiology, Division-Chair of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Division, and Medical Director of the VCU Health Baird Vascular Institute, receives promotion to full Professor effective July 1, 2021 for his accomplishments as a clinician, teacher and mentor.
Dr. Sydnor is a graduate of the VCU School of Medicine where he also completed his radiology residency before completing his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Sydnor has subsequently worked at VCU for his entire career where he has specialized in minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures. In addition to his exceptional clinical work, Sydnor’s research encompasses saphenous vein ablation, trauma, and other topics. He has given numerous lectures on the regional and national stage, and his research and other academic endeavors have made a significant impact to the field of interventional radiology. He has also trained more than 100 Radiology residents and over 20 Vascular Interventional Radiology fellows.
“I could not be more proud of Dr. Sydnor's promotion to professor as this is an important recognition of his academic work. One of the greatest rewards of a department chair is to witness a resident become an outstanding radiologist, remarks Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., Chair of the Department of Radiology. “I appreciate his many contributions to our Department and University not only as an interventional radiologist but also as an educator and leader. His service as Division Chair of Interventional Radiology and as Vice Chair of Quality and Safety is invaluable!”
A major personal and professional milestone, Dr. Sydnor celebrates the opportunity to serve the VCU School of Medicine community and his profession as a full rank Professor.
Yang Tang, M.D., Ph.D. Promotion to Associate Professor
Richmond, VA - June 2021 - Yang Tang, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Emergency Radiology and Director of Quality Assurance for Diagnostic Radiology, is granted promotion to Associate Professor effective July 1, 2021. The promotion recognizes his substantive contributions to research and teaching, and his clinical expertise in the field of emergency radiology.
Dr. Tang earned a M.D. from the Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Cincinnati. He completed his radiology residency at the VCU School of Medicine and his neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. In addition to emergency and trauma radiology, Tang’s areas of interest include neuroradiology, quality and safety, and neurovascular disease. Well published, Tang has authored books including, Atlas of Emergency Neurovascular Imaging and Emergency Neurology – A Case Based Approach, as well as several peer-reviewed papers and articles.
“Dr. Tang is a self-motivated, talented, productive, and energetic radiologist who performs at an extremely high level in all facets of academic life – teaching, scholarship, and service, “ said Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., Chair of the Department of Radiology. “As soon as I worked with Dr. Tang during his first year of radiology residency, I was impressed by his work ethic and breadth of knowledge. I knew with certainty that he was a radiology star in the making,”
Dr. Tang looks forward to fulfilling the responsibilities and expectations of his new role as Associate Professor.
Lung Cancer Screening Experts Present at VCU Department of Internal Medicine Medical Grand Rounds
Richmond, VA - June 2021 - Mark S. Parker, M.D., FACR and Elizabeth K. Proffitt, M.D. presented, "Update on 2021 United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines" for the VCU Department of Internal Medicine Spring 2021 Medical Grand Rounds on Thursday, June 10, 2021. Medical Grand Rounds presentations are both virtual and in-person learning opportunities.
Dr. Mark S. Parker is Professor for Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine, Director of the Thoracic Imaging Division, Director of the Thoracic Imaging Fellowship Program, and Director of the Early Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program. Parker is a member of the American College of Radiology National Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 Steering Committee and Lung Cancer Screening Incidental Findings Subcommittee.
Dr. Elizabeth K. Proffitt is Assistant Professor for Diagnostic Radiology Cardiothoracic Imaging Division and a member of the American College of Radiology National Lung Cancer Screening Registry’s Subcommittee on Quality Improvement & Education.
Radiology Nurses in the News
Interventional Radiology Nurse Has a Deep Commitment to Others
Richmond, VA - May 2021 - Nurses' Week 2021 ran from May 6th through May 12th this year and Central Virginia media shine spotlight on two VCU Department of Radiology nurses.
Rachel Grace Reisinger who became a nurse in 2012 and currently works within Interventional Radiology is one of several nurses in Central Virginia featured in "Nurses: The Heart of Health Care" a special publication of The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Reisinger also helps care for patients with COVID-19 and, when off duty, volunteers to give the COVID-19 vaccine.
Lung Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator's Cancer Journey Helps Her Connect with Patients
Richmond, VA - May 2021 - Michelle Futrell, VCU Radiology Lung Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator, and Program Coordinator featured on WTVR News 6 Buddy Check during Nurses' Week 2021. Futrell discovered a lump during a breast self-exam leaving her fighting and surviving breast cancer during much of 2019. Click on this WTVR Buddy Check link to watch the video and read her courageous story to learn how her journey helps her connect with patients.
Recent Radiology News
- April 2021
- VCU School of Medicine Dean, Peter F. Buckley, M.D., recommends Dr. Ann Fulcher, M’87, H’91, as the series’ inaugural speaker for the "Who We Are" alumni speaker series because of her many career achievements – leading to her current position as chair of the school’s Department of Radiology – and her success as a photographer. The VCU School of Medicine alumni speaker series, “Who We Are,” kicked off February 2021 to bolster experiential learning during COVID-19. The series offers students a sense of connection and a glimpse of the future.
- Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D. and John D. Grizzard, M.D. from the VCU Department of Radiology Cardiothoracic Imaging section present an educational scientific exhibit on, "When Right is Wrong: A Cardiac MRI Imaging Review of Isolated Right Ventricle Enlargement” at the American Roentgen Ray Society Virtual & On Demand Annual Meeting.
- Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., abdominal imaging specialist and associate professor for the VCU Department of Radiology is the featured guest editor for Volume 56, Issue 2 of Seminars in Roentgenology. The editorial focus for this issue is colorectal cancers.
- Laura R. Carucci, MD, FACR, FSAR has been named Chief of the Abdominal Imaging section for the VCU Department of Radiology. Dr. Carucci completed her radiology residency and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She then joined the VCU School of Medicine faculty and has risen to the rank of full professor. She has held multiple leadership positions in the department including Director of Computed Tomography (CT), Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Director of Abdominal MRI. In 2020, she received the prestigious award of Fellow of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Carucci specializes in gastrointestinal imaging and genitourinary imaging as well as performs and interprets abdominal and pelvic CT, MRI and GI/GU fluoroscopy studies. She is a well-respected professor and researcher, and is nationally known for her exceptional clinical skills and compassionate patient care. Dr. Carucci's clinical research interests include, bariatric imaging, postoperative GI and GU imaging, and luminal GI tract imaging. Dr. Carucci is the Chair of the Society of Abdominal Radiology GERD disease-focused panel and serves on the editorial board of RadioGraphics as Associate Editor and chair of gastrointestinal imaging.
- Neeraj Lalwani, MD, abdominal imaging specialist and associate professor for the VCU Department of Radiology, has partnered with MRI Online to offer a comprehensive continuing medical education series on pancreas imaging. The course is part of the MRI Online Imaging Mastery Series and includes 45 videos for 160 minutes of informative content. Dr. Lalwani reviews current techniques for imaging the pancreas and discusses pancreas anatomy, protocols, metastatic disease and surgical procedures. MRI Online is an online continuing education resource providing courses and cases for practicing radiologists to expand their radiology expertise across all modalities. MRI Online partners with proven educators to create training opportunities for radiologists in every stage of their career.
- March 2021
- Three faculty members from the VCU Department of Radiology Cardiothoracic Imaging section present at the Society of Thoracic Radiology - Thoracic Imaging 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Resident Bootcamp, March 6-10, 2021. Franklin Dana, M.D. to present on two topics: "The Superior Mediastinum & Thoracic Inlet," at the Resident Bootcamp and "Primary and Secondary Lesions of the Tracheobronchial Tree and Interventional Therapies," at the Annual Meeting. Shaimaa A. Fadl, M.D. to present a lecture on, "Imaging of Pulmonary Tuberculosis," at the Annual Meeting. Mark S. Parker, M.D. to present a lecture on, "Test Your Skills and Knowledge on the Lateral Chest X-ray," at the Annual Meeting.
- Faculty members from the VCU Department of Radiology Cardiothoracic Imaging section give 'Case of the Day' presentations at the Society of Thoracic Radiology - Thoracic Imaging 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Resident Bootcamp, March 6-10, 2021. Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D. to present, "Myositis Ossificans of the Chest Wall" and Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D. to present, "The Heart Which Turned Pale".
- Priti Shah, M.D. joins Tea + Talk "COVID Vaccine and Breast Health" panel discussion. Dr. Shah, breast imaging specialist with the VCU Department of Radiology, joins the Tea + Talk panel discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine and breast health. Dr. Shah along with other breast health specialists discuss how the COVID-19 vaccine may impact women who have had breast cancer or who are getting breast screening. The virtual panel discussion guests include Priti Shah, MD (Director of Breast Imaging, VCU Massey Cancer Center), Kara Friend, MD (Breast Surgeon, Riverside), and Kandace McGuire, MD (Chief of Breast Surgery + Surgical Leader of the Breast Health Program, VCU Massey Cancer Center). Visit Here for the Girls to learn more about Tea + Talk.
- Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. named Chief of the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention (MSK) section for the VCU Department of Radiology. Dr. Vossen is an associate professor, as well as the Radiology Residency Education Director, Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program Associate Director, and Medical Director for MSK at Stony Point Radiology. She is also a member of the VCU Radiology Residency Clinical Competency and Curriculum Committees.
- Ann S. Fulcher, MD, FACR, FSAR, Professor and Chair of the VCU Department of Radiology, awarded the 2021 Gold Medal from the Society of Abdominal Radiology (SAR). The Gold Medal is the highest honor presented by the Society and it's awarded to individuals who have made significant and continuous contributions to the field of abdominal radiology. SAR is a leading professional society for abdominal radiologists with over 1,500 members. The Society's vision, as stated on their website, is to "optimize patient health by leading advances in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of abdominal disease." Among Dr. Ann Fulcher's many career accomplishments in abdominal radiology, she pioneered early work on Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) for the non-invasive imaging and diagnosis of pancreaticobiliary disease. Today, this procedure is commonly used throughout the world.
- February 2021
- Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D., Professor with the VCU Department of Radiology, Chair of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Physics and Chief Medical Physicist for VCU Health, receives the 2020 Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Radiological Physics and Technology Journal. Dr. Lin will be presented with the award virtually during the Japan Radiology Congress held April 2021. Radiological Physics and Technology is the official journal of the Japanese Society of Radiological Technology, the Japan Society of Medical Physics and the Asia-Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics.
- Dr. Jacqueline Urbine, pediatric imaging specialist with the VCU Department of Radiology, shares the latest news about the Wonder Tower at Children’s Hospital of Richmond (CHoR) at VCU during a WTVR CBS 6 News Virginia This Morning segment (opens in a new window). The new facility will replace the existing pediatric inpatient unit in downtown Richmond with private rooms, new operating rooms, state-of-the-art imaging capacity, emergency services and family amenities.
- January 2021
- The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Virtual Symposium on COVID-19: Clinical Features and Spectrum of Imaging Findings online January 22, 2021 features VCU Department of Radiology Mark S. Parker, M.D., as course director, and Shaimaa Fadl, M.D. Dr. Parker to begin the symposium with a course introduction and speak on the, "Emergence of COVID-19 and the Subsequent Pandemic Herd Immunity / Vaccine Development and Update". Dr. Fadl to present, "Use of Prone Positioning in Patients with COVID-19 and Interpretation Challenges."
Jump to 2019 Headlines
- October 2020
- Neeraj Lalwani, M.D.'s presentation, “Challenges, Stressors and Coping in Radiology Residency" is a feature in the 2020 RSNA Daily Bulletin. The Daily Bulletin is the official publication of the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Lalwani's presentation is part of a session focused on creating a culture of well-being in education. Follow the link to watch the presentation on YouTube: Neeraj Lalwani, M.D. Presentation
- Christopher Ovanez, M.D., a diagnostic radiology resident (PGY5/R4) resident with the VCU Department of Radiology wins two awards at the American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) 2020 virtual annual meeting, including: Summa Cum Laude Award for the best oral scientific presentation by an attending, resident/fellow, or medical student and the John H. Harris, Jr., MD Award for the best scientific oral presentation by a trainee. The awards relate to Minimal Aortic Injury Detected on CT Angiography During Initial Trauma Imaging: Single Academic Level 1 Trauma Center Experience, authored by Christopher Ovanez, M.D., Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D., Mark S. Parker M.D., William Goodman, D.O. Learn more about our Radiology Residency Program.
- September 2020
- Josephina A Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. co-authors "Automatic Characterization of Pelvic and Sacral Measures from 200 Subjects" to appear in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The investigation for the paper was performed at VCU.
- Neeraj Lalwani, M.D., DABR, FSAR co-authors "Imaging of Colorectal Cancer: Screening, Staging & Surveillance" appearing in Seminars of Roentgenology and "MRI of Common Penile Pathologies and Penile Prostheses" appearing in Abdominal Radiology.
- August 2020
- Christopher Ovanez, M.S., M.P.H., M.D. is a diagnostic radiology resident (PGY5/R4) with the VCU Department of Radiology and a Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology (VCACR) Resident Abstract Award winner. Dr. Ovanez successfully presented his winning abstract, Minimal Aortic Injury Detected on CT Angiography During Initial Trauma Imaging: Single Academic Level 1 Trauma Experience, at the virtual VCACR annual meeting. He has been involved in numerous research activities resulting in publications and presentations, as well as receiving recognition and awards.
Three VCU Radiologists elected as Alternate Councilors for the Board of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology (ACR), including:
The Virginia Chapter of the American College of Radiology (VCACR) is a professional organization dedicated to improving the health of Virginians by making medical imaging safe, effective and accessible to those who need it.
- Jacqueline Urbine, M.D., Associate Professor and Chief of Pediatric Imaging
- Elizabeth K Proffitt, M.D., Assistant Professor with Cardiothoracic Imaging
- Mary A Turner, M.D., FACR, FSAR, Professor, Vice Chair of the VCU Department of Radiology, and Director of Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Radiology
- July 2020
- VCU Breast Imaging Centers at Nelson Clinic and Stony Point 9000 pass annual Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) inspection by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). The inspection involves a rigorous on-site review of practices and documentation. Annual evaluations of breast imaging facilities focuses on quality standards including, for example, equipment performance, quality assurance (QA) records, quality Control (QC) reports and tests, and qualification records of staff. The Mammography Quality Standards Act, passed in 1992 with final regulations effective in 1999, established national quality standards for mammography. The MQSA requires mammography facilities to meet final regulations and obtain accreditation by the FDA. Learn more about our breast imaging section.
- The American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Scientific Program Subcommittee accepts oral presentation by members of the VCU Department of Radiology for the 2020 ASER virtual meeting. The oral presentation, Minimal Aortic Injury Detected on CT Angiography During Initial Trauma Imaging: Single Academic Level 1 Trauma Center Experience, was authored by Christopher Ovanez, M.D., Leila Rezai Gharai, M.D., Mark S. Parker M.D., William Goodman, D.O. This oral presentation was previously presented at the March 2020 Society of Thoracic Radiology Meeting by Christopher Ovanez, M.D. where he won 1st Place.
- Shaimaa Fadl, M.D., assistant professor in the cardiothoracic imaging section, receives the 2020 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Honored Educator Award for her dedication to furthering the profession of radiology by delivering an array of educational resources in the past calendar year for the RSNA. Established in 2011, the RSNA Honored Educator Award recognizes members who produce high-quality educational content for the RSNA. The RSNA showcases the award recipients on its website and in RSNA News. Learn more about the cardiothoracic imaging section and Dr. Fadl.
- The VCU Department of Radiology expands to offer medical imaging services on the campus of William & Mary.
- June 2020
- Mark S. Parker, M.D., Cardiothoracic Imaging Co-section Chief and Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Internal Medicine, participates on the American College of Radiology RADPEER Committee contributing to the preparation of, "Forty-One Million RADPEER Reviews Later: What We Have Learned and Are Still Learning", an original Clinical Practice Management article available via the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) website.
- The VCU Department of Radiology expands to offer advanced medical imaging, including digital X-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) at the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent.
- May 2020
- The VCU School of Medicine awards Josephina A. Vossen, M.D., Ph.D. a well deserved promotion to Associate Professor. Dr. Vossen is a musculoskeletal (MSK) radiologist who serves as Director of the Radiology Residency Education Program, Associate Director of the Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency Program, and MSK Medical Director at VCU Health Stony Point. Follow the link to read more about Dr. Vossen and the Radiology Residency Program.
- Laura R. Carucci, M.D., Professor of Radiology, receives prestige award of Fellow of the American College of Radiology (FACR) at the American College of Radiology annual (virtual) meeting. The Fellowship is a high honor and is awarded for a longstanding career dedicated to outstanding contributions to the field of radiology. Visit our Abdominal Imaging web page to learn more about Dr. Carucci and her specialty.
- April 2020
- Three physicians from the Department of Radiology at VCU Health, Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., FACR and Gregory Vorona, M.D. for Diagnostic Radiology, and Brian Strife, M.D. for Interventional Radiology were named in the list of Richmond Magazine Top Doctors 2020 (a new window to an external site will open).
- "Characterization and verification of lead thickness of commercially available lead foil tape for the measurements of lead equivalency of radio-protective shields" by professor Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D., Ryan Wargo, M.S., DABR, and Ph.D. student Areej Aljabal is the last in a series of three papers accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics (JACMP).
- March 2020
- Jayashree Parekh, M.D. named Chair of the Division of Nuclear Medicine for the VCU Department of Radiology.
- Radiology resident, Jay Pham, featured in VCU News, "Class of 2020: Former nail salon owner and father of five gets ‘second chance’ with career in medicine" article.
- January 2020
- The VCU Health Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening program was featured by Charles Fishburne on VPM NPR News. Listen to the story at VCU Health's Low-Dose Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives (a new window will open).
- Dream comes true for VCU Health Lung Cancer Screening nurse navigator and program coordinator, Michelle Futrell, MSN, MBA, RN, who was a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune with her episode airing Monday, January 20, 2020 on Richmond's local channel 8 (WRIC). The Wheel of Fortune is a syndicated television game show where contestants spin a wheel to guess individual letters, buy vowels and win chances to solve hidden phrases. Read Michelle's story on 8News (a new window will open).
- November 2019
- Radiologist, Brian Strife, M.D., was recognized with a 2019 Best Bedside Manner Award, an annual honor presented by OurHealth Magazine. Eighty VCU Health providers were recognized and 16 providers, including Brian Strife, M.D., placed first in their medical specialty. Recipients were selected based on votes from community members and medical professionals in Richmond.
- June 2019
- The VCU Department of Radiology expands musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging services at the Short Pump Pavilion (formerly N.O.W. Center) with the acquisition of new 128-slice computed topography (CT), dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and 3 Tesla MRI scanners.
- April 2019
- Four physicians from the Department of Radiology at VCU Health, Ann S. Fulcher, M.D. and Jinxing Yu, M.D. for Diagnostic Radiology, and Brian Strife, M.D. and Malcolm Sydnor Jr., M.D. for Interventional Radiology were named in the list of Richmond Magazine Top Doctors 2019 (a new window will open).
- February 2019
- Laura R. Carucci, M.D. from the Department of Radiology at VCU Health was nominated by her peers in the list of Virginia Living Top Doctors 2019 (a new window will open).
VCU Department of Radiology Expands to VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent
The VCU Department of Radiology offers advanced medical imaging, including digital X-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) at the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent, now open.Learn more about the VCU Health Emergency Center at New Kent
Archived Radiology News
- The Department of Radiology's Priti Shah, M.D. won first place in the 2018 OurHealth Magazine for Richmond's Best Bedside Manners in the specialty of Radiology, as recognized by the public.
- October 2018
- The Department of Radiology at VCU Health was featured in a Radiology Business story, "Real-time Analytics Help VCU Health Radiologists Care Optimization".
- September 2018
- April 2018
- Six VCU Health Department of Radiology providers named Top Docs 2018 by Richmond Magazine. Congratulations to the 2018 Top Docs winners John Grizzard, M.D. and Jinxing Yu, M.D. for Diagnostic Radiology; Gordon Morano, M.D., Brian Strife, M.D., and Malcolm Sydnor Jr., M.D. for Interventional Radiology; and Gregory Vorona, M.D. for Diagnostic Radiology at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Review the complete list at VCU Health Top Docs of 2018 by Richmond Magazine (a new window will open).
- April 2018
- Three VCU Health Department of Radiology physicians among Virginia Living's Top Doctors of 2018 list. Congratulations to Top Doctors in Radiology Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., FACR, Curtis Hayes, M.D., FACR, and Mary Ann Turner, M.D., FACR. Review the VCU Health provider list of Virginia Livings Top Doctors of 2018 (a new window will open).
- October 2017
- Uma R. Prasad, M.D. honored with MCV Physicians Distinguished Clinician Award for commitment to providing exceptional patient care
- June 2017
- Reducing Radiation Exposure in Medical Imaging: How Radiology is Making a Difference, One Patient at a Time (External Link: Radiology Business)
- November 2013
- Mary Ann Turner, M.D., FACR honored with the Irby-James Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching for her long-term and significant impact on clinical education at VCU. In 2011 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists.
- August 2013
- Inaugural edition of the VCU Department of Radiology Image of Excellence newsletter
- May 21, 2012
- The Lung Cancer Alliance designates VCU Medical Center's Lung Cancer Screening Program as a Screening Center of Excellence (SCOE) offering best practices and demonstrating a commitment to responsible, high-quality screening practices. This designation ensures that low dose CT screening for lung cancer is done in a safe, efficient and equitable manner.
- May 21, 2012
- The Department of Radiology at VCU Health Systems launched the first American College of Radiology (ACR) accredited multidisciplinary Early Detection Lung Cancer Screening Program in Virginia.