The Department of Radiology at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School has a strong commitment to research. The research mission of the department is to promote the improvement in radiological and medical practice through collaborative and independent investigations. In pursuit of this mission, the department has established an extensive record of collaboration in multi-center trials sponsored by industry, the federal government and non-profit agencies. The department also very actively collaborates with other members of the Rutgers community who seek to have a radiology component to their research.
The department is undergoing considerable growth in the area of independent investigation conducted by both clinical researchers and basic scientists within the department. Basic-science research is now performed within the Center for Biomedical Imaging & Informatics (http://pleiad.umdnj.edu/CBII) that is operated in collaboration with the Department of Pathology.
Research in the department is closely integrated with training programs in the department and opportunities for participation in research are available to interventional radiology fellows, medical residents, medical students and graduate students. Graduate students are drawn from the Rutgers- Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Rutgers University. Clinical investigation is supported by state-of-the-art facilities at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and the affiliated University Radiology Group.