Safety First, Every Day

The VCU Department of Radiology is a leader in medical imaging safety and compliance, and its Clinical Radiation Safety Office has a strong and comprehensive safety program unmatched anywhere in the area.

Overview

A Leader in Clinical Radiation Safety and Medical Imaging Safety and Compliance

The VCU Department of Radiology places a strong emphasis not only on quality and expertise of medical imaging services, but also on safety, including radiation safety. The Department has become a leader in medical imaging safety with a comprehensive program unmatched anywhere in the area. We are one of the few in the United States to have an expert team entirely dedicated to medical imaging safety in CT, fluoroscopy, MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and x-ray. The commitment to definitive processes and clear protocols allows us to produce quality images while minimizing the risk of exposure to both staff and patients from medical imaging procedures. 

Medical imaging provides early and accurate diagnosis of disease, improved treatment planning, and image-guided therapies that help save lives every day. Conventional x-rays, CT, fluoroscopy, mammography and nuclear medicine are examples of studies which involve the use of ionizing radiation. Ultrasound and MRI do not involve the use of ionizing radiation. For these reasons, medical imaging safety plays a major role in education, research and patient care.

The VCU Department of Radiology safety program includes:

Faculty

Clinical Radiation Safety Office

Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D.

Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D.

Professor

Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D.

Pei-Jan Paul Lin, Ph.D.

Professor

Radiology

Professor
Chair, Division of Diagnostic Medical Physics
Chief Medical Physicist, VCU Health

Phone: (804) 828-3497

Fax: 804-828-6577

Email: pei-jan.lin@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
North Hospital, Room N7-074B

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Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology

Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Ann S. Fulcher, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology

Radiology

Professor (Tenured) and Chair, Department of Radiology
Director, Abdominal Imaging
Director, Enterprise Wide Radiation Safety Initiative

Phone: (804) 828-6600

Fax: (804) 828-6129

Email: ann.fulcher@vcuhealth.org

Address/Location:
West Hospital, Room 2-013

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