General Research Information
The Department of Radiology is committed to providing state-of-the-art care to patients. As part of this goal, we perform both laboratory and clinical research to advance knowledge in the field of Radiology. The faculty has published numerous research papers on a wide variety of topics. Residents are required to conduct a research study before they graduate. A series of research lectures provide instruction in designing and conducting studies, statistical analysis, and manuscript preparation. A monthly Grand Rounds conference educates the faculty and housestaff on the latest developments in various radiology sub-specialties.
The research staff consists of highly trained, experienced professionals operating under the direction of the Radiology Research Committee.
Investigators in the Department of Radiology have been awarded a number of grants from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies. In addition, our faculty often collaborates with investigators in other departments as co-investigators on their research grants.
The Department of Radiology maintains several specialty laboratories, including:
- Magnetic Resonance
- Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
- MRI Core – General Clinical Research Center
Resident/Fellow Research Program
Research training is a vital part of radiology education; therefore, each resident and fellow is required to conduct a research project. Educational lectures are timed to coincide with the various aspects of their projects. Lecture topics include:
- Introduction to Study Design
- Study Logistics
- Introduction to Biostatistics
- Preparing Abstracts, Manuscripts, and Presentations
The residents’ research program culminates in Residents’ Day where projects are presented to the faculty, community radiologists, and co-residents. An award is given for the best project. Residents are encouraged to present their projects at national/international conferences and to prepare manuscripts for publication. Many get accepted for presentation and/or publication.