Message from the Chair

We are pleased you have chosen to visit the Department of Radiology web site. Please take this opportunity to learn more about our Department and Radiology services. The mission of the Department of Radiology includes commitment to clinical service, education, research and service to the community.

Over the last decade, Radiology has emerged as a leader in minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment modalities. With the advances in diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive treatment has come increasing sub-specialization. This sub-specialization provides patients with sophisticated practitioners who concentrate their activities to various specific areas within Radiology.

Our Department is made of divisions of General Diagnostic Radiology, with sections including Breast Imaging, Pediatric Radiology, Chest Radiology, Diagnostic Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal Imaging, and Body Imaging with MR and CT. The Division of Neuroradiology includes both a Diagnostic and Interventional Section. The Division of Nuclear Imaging includes Radionuclide Imaging, Therepeutic Radiopharmaceutical Administration and PET Scanning. The Division of Interventional Radiology provides the full gamut of image-guided minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment. Finally, the Research Division concentrates its efforts in Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

Education is an important facet of the mission of our Department. In addition to medical student education, the Department conducts a large Residency Program in Diagnostic Radiology and a Vascular/Interventional Radiology Fellowship. As a service to the community the Department hosts high school and college students in summer fellowships. Finally, the Department is active in patient education.

Research is the final component of our academic mission. The Division of Radiology Research provides expertise in Biomedical Imaging as well as Bioengineering. The Department is involved in basic science research in both Bioengineering and Imaging analysis. Members of the Department engage in clinical research and clinical trials along subspecialty lines.

Feel free to peruse our website for information about our Department, Faculty, Medical Student Education, Residency Program, Interventional Radiology Fellowship, and Departmental Research.


John L. Nosher, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Radiology
Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology