Radiology Department Renovation and Expansion Updates
Our Main 3 renovation project is underway. This major construction project includes a new vascular interventional radiology suite with new equipment, a 5th interventional radiology room with expanded patient recovery space, and an interventional suite with dedicated CT and ultrasound. While we added a new CT scanner, we moved our MR scanners to Gateway Basement. Nuclear Medicine, which is located in Gateway 2, will also receive a new SPECT CT unit. New reading rooms will occupy the space formerly used as Main 3 faculty offices, which recently moved to West Hospital. The Radiology Conference Room also moved to West Hospital.
The Radiology Department now occupies the entire 2nd floor of the West Hospital and includes the majority of our faculty offices, administrative staff space, and the Radiology Residency Director’s office. Our new office furniture is in place and faculty members are starting to move in. Once complete, this expansion project will increase our presence and advance our capabilities in Richmond.
Photo Gallery of the VCU Department of Radiology West Hospital Expansion
The VCU Department of Radiology West Hospital expansion included several months of construction creating faculty and administration offices, education spaces, and meeting rooms for the purpose of meeting the Department's educational needs and operational growth. Swipe or mouse left through photo gallery.
Resident Lecture Hall
Common Area Workspace
Breast Imaging Expands To West End
VCU Health Breast Imaging and Women's Health/Gynecology Partner to Expand Services to Short Pump
VCU Health Breast Imaging is partnering with VCU Health Women's Health/Gynecology to provide clinical services at the new GreenGate medical office located off W. Broad Street in the Short Pump-area of Henrico, VA. The collaborative venture will provide women with the most comprehensive and medically-advanced care available in central Virginia.
VCU Health Breast Imaging will offer screening mammograms using the latest mammography units each with 3D technology capability. The projected start date for the new GreenGate medical office is Summer 2021.
Spotlighting the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section
Outstanding Achievements by our Cardiothoracic Imaging Faculty
The virtual symposium was free to ARRS members and in-training members. It drew more than 950 attendees making it the most widely attended ARRS symposium, The symposium is currently available on demand with credit through March 19 for symposium registrants.
Dr. Parker also participated on the American College of Radiology RADPEER Committee contributing to the preparation of an original Clinical Practice Management article "Forty-One Million RADPEER Reviews Later: What We Have Learned and Are Still Learning."
Shaimaa A. Fadl, M.D. presented "Use of Prone Positioning in Patients with COVID-19 and Interpretation Challenges" at the ARRS COVID-19: Clinical Features and Spectrum of Imaging Findings Virtual Symposium held January 22, 2021.
Upcoming Contributions by the Cardiothoracic Imaging Section
Society of Thoracic Radiology - Thoracic Imaging 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Resident Bootcamp
Franklin Dana, M.D., Shaimaa A. Fadl, M.D., and Mark S. Parker, M.D. will present at the Society of Thoracic Radiology - Thoracic Imaging 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Resident Bootcamp, March 6-10, 2021.
Dr. Dana to present on two topics, including "The Superior Mediastinum & Thoracic Inlet" at the Resident Bootcamp on March 6, 2021 and "Primary and Secondary Lesions of the Tracheobronchial Tree and Interventional Therapies" at the Annual Meeting on March 10, 2021.
Dr. Fadl to present a lecture on "Imaging of Pulmonary Tuberculosis" at the Annual Meeting on March 10, 2021.
Dr. Parker to present a lecture on "Test Your Skills and Knowledge on the Lateral Chest X-ray" at the Annual Meeting on March 8, 2021.
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Virtual & On Demand Annual Meeting
John D. Grizzard, M.D. and Elizabeth Kate Proffitt, M.D. will 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 (ARRS) Virtual & On Demand Annual Meeting, April 18-22, 2021.
Regular registration deadline is March 19, 2021 and late registration deadline is April 22, 2021. Visit the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) Virtual & On Demand Annual Meeting for more information. (link opens to new windows)
New Radiology Faculty Member
Introducing our newest VCU Department of Radiology faculty member
Aram N. Salem, M.D. joins our Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Section, coming to us from Washington Radiology in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Salem earned his M.D. at Rush University Medical College in Chicago, IL, completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago and his fellowship in musculoskeletal MRI at Radnet Radiology in Los Angeles, CA.
Click the profile photo to learn more about Dr. Salem and the Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention Section.
VCU Health Baird Vascular Institute Patient Kudos
It's not what we say, it's what our patients say.
”The staff at VCU Health Baird Vascular Institute was polite, constantly checking on me and helping me stay calm. Dr. Elbich was pleasant and thorough.”
"The staff was extremely professional and very courteous."
“Dr. Strife was excellent. He was just great at explaining the procedure...I had total confidence.”
"The staff kept me well informed at every step of my procedure and the radiologist was helpful, immediately giving me the results."
"A great, trusting and friendly experience. Thank you!"
"Excellent experience with Dr. Strife and his staff. They are all competent, professional and caring."
"I forgot my mask but a staff member met me a the front door and handed me a mask. I wish all doctors and staff were this nice and accommodating"
Visit the VCU Health Baird Vascular Institute website for more information about services.