Chairman's Welcome

Chairman's Welcome

Matsumoto, Alan Dr. Alan H. Matsumoto, Chairman, University of Virginia Department of Radiology
and Medical Imaging

The Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at the University of Virginia is a dynamic and growing Department with energetic faculty, outstanding residents and fellows, highly skilled technical and administrative staff, and state-of-the-art equipment. The Department takes pride in consistently promoting as its priorities excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research.

 

Subspecialty Divisions

The Department is organized into the Divisions of Angiography and Interventional Radiology, Breast Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, Body Imaging, Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Nuclear Medicine, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging and Medical Imaging Research. Our clinical services include all aspects of Diagnostic Imaging and Image-guided, minimally invasive Interventional and Diagnostic services.

Our Department is a leader in Research, consistently ranking as one of the top funded Departments within the School of Medicine... Our basic science research encompasses a wide array of projects performed in conjunction with our Cardiovascular Medicine, Neurosciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Engineering colleagues.

Faculty

Many of our faculty members are Nationally and Internationally acknowledged as experts in their subspecialty areas of practice, having made widely recognized contributions to clinical care, the education of trainees, and innovative imaging research. The Department currently consists of 47 full-time Clinical Faculty, 13 Research Faculty, 40 Residents and 25 Fellows and Instructors in training. State-of-the-art imaging equipment is available in the main hospital, the Outpatient Cancer Center, and in the Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Centers at the Fontaine Research Park and the Northridge Transitional Care Facility.

Education Programs

Our Residency training program in Diagnostic Radiology is considered to be one of the best in the nation.  Admission to the program is highly competitive for the 10 Resident positions each year. One of the 10 positions is reserved for individuals interested in a dedicated research training experience and developing an early foundation for an Academic career. Two of the 10 Residency positions are designated for applicants who want to pursue a career in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR).  UVA (2001) was one of the first Residency Programs to offer this subspecialized VIR Residency training pathway and it has been highly successful. Fellowship training programs are offered in Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Angiography and Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging. Our 4th year Medical Student elective in Diagnostic Radiology is the most popular elective in our School of Medicine. Our Faculty and Residents are also an integral component of the core curriculum, systems-based education for the first and second year Medical School students. In addition, our faculty members frequently participate as invited speakers at numerous Scientific meetings and conferences and as Visiting Professors at Academic Institutions, both Nationally and Internationally.

Research

Our Department is a leader in Research, consistently ranking as one of the top funded Departments within the School of Medicine. Our research efforts revolve around magnetic resonance (MR) imaging sequence development, complex image processing, traumatic brain injury, hyperpolarized gas imaging, focused ultrasound development and clinical applications, metabolic imaging of cardiac and peripheral vascular disease, the genetics of vascular restenosis and atherosclerosis, breast disease, functional brain and stroke imaging, and device and technology development. Our Department has four MR scanners dedicated to research, with dedicated human and animal focused ultrasound units, an onsite cyclotron, and other highly specialized imaging technology (microPET, SPECT CT, MR ClinScan, IVIS bioluminescent scanner, and hyperpolarizer) for animal imaging research.

Our basic science research encompasses a wide array of projects performed in conjunction with our Cardiovascular Medicine, Neurosciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Engineering colleagues. Our Department is also actively engaged in numerous clinical trials focusing on breast disease, uterine fibroids, cardiovascular disease (rhythm, structural, congenital and acquired), cancer, stroke, neurodegenerative disorders, endocrine/metabolic diseases, transplantations, aortic, renovascular and peripheral vascular disease, musculoskeletal disease, and device and technology assessment.

We invite you to review our capabilities as detailed on this website and contact us by email or telephone with any questions regarding our clinical services, educational or research opportunities.

Sincerely,


Alan H. Matsumoto, M.D., FSIR, FACR, FAHA
Professor & Chair
Theodore E. Keats Professor of Radiology
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging