Radiology Research Services
The VCU Department of Radiology collaborates with various departments on patient diagnosis and treatment by providing ancillary services for research projects. From chest radiographs (x-rays) to bone scans, from computed tomography (CT) to single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scanning and everything in between, we’re here to provide these valuable services.
Radiology services and fees vary and they are determined on a case-by-case basis. Successful implementation of research protocols is dependent on involving the VCU Department of Radiology early in the planning process. We assist researchers needing use of our facilities, technology and professional expertise. Our department will also provide logistics, planning and protocol set up for the radiology services.
Customized radiology requisitions and special reads.
Customized radiology requisitions will be generated for each research/clinical trial account. Specific registration, billing and testing information will be listed on the requisition. If there are any additional details needed by the research team, someone from Radiology will contact you. Notify the VCU Department of Radiology as soon as possible before recruitment begins for each protocol. This will help us, as at times there may be delays due to information gathering needed to be sure to provide the appropriate CPT codes for your project. Your help is greatly appreciated and we will be happy to prepare an agreement for your specific project.
Additional Radiology Services
Contact the VCU Department of Radiology for more information related to special reads and research imaging, or questions related to:
- Radiology-specific protocol for imaging
- Pricing and fees
- Anonymized patient information
- Medical imaging obtained from a prior study
- Non-standard reads
- Duration of the study
Submit a Request for VCU Health System Clinical, Nursing, and Ancillary Support Request Form, located in the REDcap application. For radiology services, select "Radiology" from the list of Ancillary Services. After completing the online form, upload the Study Protocol, Informed Consent/Assent Document(s), Coverage Analysis, Lab Manual and other study documents that are part of your project.
Once the request is submitted, an email will automatically generate and sent to the research team.
A Pricing Proposal will be sent to you via email.
The Principal Investigator (or her/his designee) signs and returns the Pricing Proposal to the VCU Department of Radiology via the REDcap application.
Image Resource Center
The VCU Department of Radiology Image Resource Center (IRC) fulfills research imaging and anonymization requests.
For in-house requests, please contact S. Kathleen Lewis at email@example.com or fax (804) 828-5427 to obtain an in-house radiology request form.
Completed forms may be forwarded via fax (804) 828-5427. Time to process depends on the number of patient records requested.
Questions About Radiology Research Services
Contact our department if you are interested in working with our radiologists and technologists.